Members of Commack High School’s Pay It Forward Club raked leaves and put them into over 50 bags in an effort to aid senior citizens in the community last week, part of the club’s annual “Rake-It-Forward” drive.Read More
A public hearing regarding the potential construction of a winery on a 10-acre parcel of land in Northport, directly adjacent to an elementary school, is slated for the Huntington Town Planning Board’s next meeting in December.
Andrew “Andy” Athanas remembers the days when he was just learning the craft of being a basketball coach. “When I think about my first team, I remember we taught them an offense and they could only go to the right,” Athanas said with a laugh. “We were really novices.”Read More
A Wyandanch woman apparently high on drugs flew into a rage and assaulted two Northport police officers – biting one on the arm – as they attempted to transport her to Huntington Hospital last week, village police said.
A Floral Park woman was killed in a crash yesterday after she was ejected from the rear of a motorcycle that collided with a small SUV that was pulling into a driveway in Northport, Suffolk police said.Read More
A bus strike could hit the Northport-East Northport and Commack school districts as early as Monday if union drivers vote down Saturday a new contract offer from bus operator Baumann & Sons Buses Inc. and its affiliate ACME Corp.Read More
By Carl Corry
An East Northport man was arrested Saturday night for a string of robberies over the past month, including the robbery of the same 7-Eleven in Commack three times, Suffolk police said.
Police said Shaun Mcneice, 29, of 5 Stan Haven Pl., robbed a Shell gas station, located at 444 Commack Road, and fled the scene on a bicycle at about 7:35 p.m.
A short time later, detectives located Mcneice on Stan Haven Place and West Haven Drive, where he was found in possession of stolen items, along with a skull mask and a loaded handgun. There were no injuries to employees at the gas station.
Police also identified Mcneice as a suspect in the robberies of Finnians Pub at 1976 Jericho Turnpike in Elwood on Oct. 5, the Speedway at 5087 Jericho Turnpike in Commack on Oct. 4, the 7-Eleven at 6230 Jericho Turnpike in Commack on Oct. 2 and the 7-Eleven at 3041 Jericho Turnpike in East Northport on Sept. 30, Sept. 24 and Sept. 12.
Mcneice was charged with seven counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
He was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday and is being held on bail of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.
Mcneice is scheduled to return to court on Oct. 16.
Facing steep proposed budget cuts from both towns of Huntington and Smithtown, the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps has begun a medical billing system that charges patients for emergency services rendered.Read More
Originally planned to open its doors as early as Oct. 1, the new Village Hall in Asharoken won’t be ready for its unveiling until the middle of next month.
Village Trustee Mel Ettinger, who visits the new building site daily, said that the interior work at the new Village Hall has been completed, with heating, Internet and phone services connected, but that the delay was caused by “the need to put in a new drainage pipe.”Read More
Two weeks after undergoing one in a series of life-saving surgeries, Grace Franzese of Elwood climbed the auditorium stage on the night of her school play to take on the production’s leading role. Being diagnosed with cancer in the 7th grade might be hard to handle, but Franzese’s bout with the illness did little to curb her thirst for knowledge, nor impede her path to achieving academic success and national recognition.Read More