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William Miller House, a Miller Place staple, sees a face-lift

For those who live in or visit Miller Place, when driving through our elegant historic district, stop and take a look at the notable changes in our showcase home, the William Miller House located at 75 North Country Road in Miller Place. The façade of the 1920 flagship home shines with bright, newly


Hauppauge's Dan Mauriello earns state wrestling semifinal win in overtime

ALBANY — Sixth-seeded Dan Mauriello (Hauppauge) earned a 4-2 decision over second-seeded Ryan Stencel (Lancaster), advancing to the state wrestling final in the Division I 152-pound weight class.


Suffolk Police Report Woman Killed in Hauppauge Motor Vehicle Crash

Hauppauge, NY - February 22, 2019 - Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman in Hauppauge on Friday, February 22.


Driver killed as SUV hits utility pole, police say

A woman driving a 2003 Nissan Murano SUV died after veering off Wheeler Road in Hauppauge and slamming into a utility pole before dawn on Friday, Suffolk police said. Rosa Portillo, 29, of Central Islip, was headed south about 4:20 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.


Judge rules Rocky Point wrestler Kris Ketchum can compete in state tournament

Rocky Point senior Kristopher Ketchum can compete in the state wrestling tournament this weekend, a state Supreme Court judge ruled on Wednesday. It’s the second time this month that Ketchum’s attorney Deirdre Cicciaro has secured a court order to allow Ketchum to compete. Ketchum was called for “fl


Retired Suffolk County lieutenant accused of hit-and-run involving Nassau County officer

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A retired Suffolk County Police lieutenant is accused of a hit-and-run involving a Nassau County Police sergeant. Authorities say the incident began last Friday afternoon when William Hasper was pulled over on Old Country Road in Westbury for motor vehicle violations.


Southampton conducts code enforcement sweep in Riverside, Northampton and Flanders

Southampton Town code enforcement officers issued over 60 notices of violations and eight field appearance tickets in a recent investigation of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton area. The officers went into dozens of neighborhoods and inspected street by street and found several dozen property


Suffolk County wants the public's input on legalizing recreational marijuana

Should the recreational use of marijuana be legalized in Suffolk County?. That is the topic of discussion of an upcoming public hearing at the Suffolk County Legislature on Monday, Feb. 25.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Port Jeff enters into property tax consolidation agreement with Brookhaven

The Town of Brookhaven is looking to save money by consolidating property tax collections with other municipalities in the town, starting with Port Jefferson Village. At the Brookhaven Town Board meeting Feb. 14, councilmembers voted unanimously to use approximately $478,000 of New York State grant


Westhampton Beach Is No Match For Red-Hot Mt. Sinai In Suffolk County Class A Girls Basketball Championship

Having won the county title in 2017, the Lady Mustangs were upset by Hauppauge in last year's county final. They had already avenged that loss by defeating top-seeded Hauppauge in this season's county semifinal this past Saturday, so Mount Sinai had one thing in its sights and that was its second co


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Miller Place-Rocky Point Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

MILLER PLACE-ROCKY POINT, NY — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.


Mastic Liquors and the lore of two front doors

When the two-story Parr Gas Station was being constructed along Montauk Highway 100 years ago, local lore has it that Suffolk County was considering changing the flow of the road. It could either go on the south or north side of the building.


Longtime Mount Sinai resident celebrates her 100th birthday

Our grandparents Charles Petersen and Anna Kenney were married in 1913 and had three children. Their son, John Anthony, was born in 1917 and lived for 10 days. Their daughter, Marie Gertrude, our mother, was born in 1919 and has been living for 100 years. Mary Catherine was born in 1920 and lived fo


Protest in PJ Station calls out president over national emergency declaration

Three days after President Donald Trump (R) declared a national emergency to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border, protesters in Port Jefferson Station held aloft a large sheet with four words painted on it, “Trump is the emergency.”


Long Island mom warns daughter not to come home before apparent murder-suicide

BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 50-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide on Long Island. Police say Dawn Kelly was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the master bedroom of her home on Thomas Place in Bellmore just before 8:30 p.m.


Wanted: Police Looking for 4 Women Who Stole from Walmart

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking help to locate the women who stole merchandise from a Commack store in November.


The first-ever 'A Taste of Stony Brook Village' is set for Feb. 26

Food and wine tasting, music, giveaways, and raffles are all part of Stony Brook Village’s first-ever ladies night called A Taste of Stony Brook. The village, which is run by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO), will be presenting the event on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Durin


Glenn Terry's attempted-kidnapping conviction vacated

The former Holtsville landscaper who told police that he was on his way to kidnap his attorney — Suffolk Conservative Party chairman Frank Tinari — and hide him in a basement had his attempted-kidnapping conviction vacated by a state appellate court this week.