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Developers for affordable housing complex, retail center to present plans
The Brookhaven Town Planning board this week will discuss the construction of a $25 million affordable housing complex in Port Jefferson Station and plans for a Stony Brook retail center.
Lawyers, wake up.
This post was contributed by a community member. Before the Brookhaven Industrial Developement Agency approves any more tax giveways to the Cappys highrise and the one just north of the tracks. Our 3 lawyers, Garant, LaPoint and Egan, should let the IDA know that the Village residents do not want to
Suffolk police shoot, kill knife-wielding man in "confrontation" in Shirley
Suffolk County police officers shot and killed a man holding a knife in Shirley on Saturday, police said. Homicide squad detectives are investigating the shooting at 12:30 p.m. on Rockledge Drive, police said.
Missing: Have You Seen This Area College Student Or His Car?
A 20-year-old college student from the area has gone missing and authorities are asking for the public's help in locating him. Michael McLaughlin, of Cornwall in Orange County, attends Stony Brook University in Suffolk County on Long Island.
Man Charged With DWI After Striking Pedestrian: Police
EAST PATCHOGUE, NY – A man was arrested on a DWI charge after he struck a pedestrian with his minivan Saturday evening in East Patchogue, police said. According to police, 27-year-old Darwin Lopez was crossing East Main Street at Evergreen Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound 2003 Dodge Caravan
Brookhaven National Lab to add research center, 2 super-powerful microscopes
Ground has been broken on a state-of-the-art research center at Brookhaven National Laboratory to house two advanced electron microscopes that will allow imaging of biological structures in unprecedented detail.
Investigators: Man ran ecstasy 'cook lab' out of Mastic home
Federal officials say an intercepted package led them to uncover a "cook lab" inside a Mastic home that was being used to produce ecstasy. Teams with Homeland Security Investigations, Suffolk police and other agencies descended on the Roda Drive home on Friday, with some officers in hazmat suits. Ph
Closing Brookhaven landfill will cost $34 million, report says
Closing and maintaining the Brookhaven landfill will cost about $34 million over 30 years after the facility is shuttered, state officials said in a report issued last week. The dump, on Horseblock Road in Brookhaven hamlet, topped the state's list of post-closure costs for 80 landfills operated by
Man Crashes Into Pedestrian, Pole, Charged With DWI: Cops
MASTIC, NY — A man was charged with driving while intoxicated after hitting a pedestrian and a pole in a Shirley crash Friday night, police said. According to Suffolk County Police, Steven Reid, 46, of Wyandanch, was arrested at 11:37 p.m. and charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of
Prosecutors: NYC employee arrested for producing ‘ecstasy’
MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) — A package from China led authorities to a Long Island home where prosecutors say a city employee from the Department of Environmental Protection ran a lab that produced the dangerous drug called “ecstasy.” Joseph Guida was behind bars Saturday, accused of making enough of the add
Authorities find drugs, chemicals in Mastic drug lab; 1 in custody
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including Homeland Security Investigations, were dismantling on Friday what officials say was a drug lab operating out of a Mastic home. Law enforcement officials say they first found drugs inside the Roda Drive home on Thursday night. On Friday, hazmat crews were
Brookhaven, LIPA in court for possible tax settlement
Representatives for LIPA and Brookhaven Town will be in state court in Riverhead Friday seeking a judge’s approval for an agreement to settle a decade-old tax dispute over the Port Jefferson power station.
My mom’s medical emergency became a hospital horror show
I was visiting home last Tuesday night and was just leaving when my mother, Phylis Corso, came home from work early. She told me she thought she was having a heart attack and needed to go to the hospital.
Raid On LI Drug Lab Leads To Hazmat Situation: HSI
MASTIC, NY — A Department of Homeland Security investigation led to the discovery of a drug lab in Mastic and a hazmat situation, officials said. According to Rachael Yong Yow, ICE spokesperson, the investigation led to home on Roda Drive where a drug lab was operating. She said while marijuana was
Police: Suffolk man with 65 license suspensions caught in stolen car
Police say 65 license suspensions didn't stop a North Lindenhurst man from getting behind the wheel. Oscar Ronquillo was pulled over Friday morning in West Babylon. Police say he was driving a stolen Honda when they spotted him on Fulton Street.
Sources: NYC Employee Ran Sophisticated Drug Lab Out of Girlfriend's Home on Long Island
A New York City employee has been arrested, accused of operating an ecstasy and marijuana growhouse out of his girlfriend's home on Long Island, law enforcement sources said. Sources said the home on Roda Drive in Mastic is one of the most sophisticated drug labs investigators have ever worked on. W
Ecstasy 'cook lab,' marijuana growhouse raided in Mastic, federal officials say
Federal and local law enforcement officers in hazmat suits raided an ecstasy "cook lab" and marijuana growhouse in Mastic Friday, federal officials said. Authorities found "barrels of chemicals" and a "large quantity" of marijuana plants that led them to conclude the house on Roda Drive was being us
Accelerated Computing Hackathon Returns for Second Year
Participants in the five-day coding workshop at Brookhaven Lab harnessed the processing power of NVIDIA graphics processing units to reduce time to discovery in astrophysics, particle physics, biology, and other scientific applications.
Worker gets trapped in dirt pit at new Riverhead development
Walls of dirt collapsed Friday as construction workers were installing a cesspool at a new home on AJ Court in Riverhead, burying one worker up to his waist. Officials say they got the call around 3 p.m. Friday to a new housing development. The worker was buried down in the pit, unable to get out.
Holtsville Man Gets Max Sentence In Cop-Dragging Incident
The Holtsville who dragged a police officer with his car at a traffic stop was sentenced to the maximum 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for driving while intoxicated, officials said.