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Swimming success: Port Jefferson's Kyra Sommerstad repeats at Suffolk championships

Coach Mark Anderson asked Port Jefferson swimmer Kyra Sommerstad what her goal was heading into the 200 individual medley race at the Suffolk County championships Nov. 4. "I want to go 2:04," she answered, which would be a career best for the sophomore. By the time she touched the wall, Kyra had com


2 arrested in Kings Park underage alcohol sales, Suffolk cops say

Police said they looked at nine businesses in the Fourth Precinct during their investigation and seven were found to be in compliance. Two people have been charged with selling alcohol to minors during a monthlong investigation, Suffolk County police said. Authorities said they have arrested Thomas

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-18 19:07:00

Chloe Stepanek has a record-setting day

Sophomore for Northport/Commack sets marks in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.35) and 100 free (50.51) and qualified as top seed for Saturday's finals of state Federation meet; Huntington/Whitman's Arceri finishes ninth in 1-meter dive. Northport-Commack's Chloe Stepanek swims in a preliminary heat of

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-18 01:46:00

Community members formally propose Port Jeff Village pool to board

A group of nearly 250 Port Jefferson residents have a dream, but it is unlikely they will have any help from the village in trying to make it come to fruition. Todd Pittinsky, a four-year village resident and Stony Brook University professor, has spearheaded and galvanized a movement that has nearly


SBU's Minghua Zhang fine-tunes climate model for Southern Great Plains

Minghua Zhang spent a sabbatical year in China trying to improve climate models, which included analyzing errors of current models. A professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, Zhang focused on the Southern Great Plains of the United States. He explored how


Against The Odds: Local Families Share Their Stories On World Prematurity Day

Jacqui and Jesse Fritz's Westhampton Beach home looks like that of any young parents. Baby gear dots the landscape of their kitchen and dining area-a stroller parked by the dining table, a high chair at the other end. A corner of the living room is cordoned off with brightly colored baby gates, fill

27EAST.COM - 2017-11-17 20:42:00

Vet therapy: Mount Sinai's Warrior Ranch helps heal

United States Army Staff Sgt. Allen Pennington and Warrior Ranch Foundation Vice President Tony Simonetti spend time with Pennington's horse Red. Photo from Warrior Ranch Foundation hen Marine Corps veteran StaceyAnn Castro first stepped into the round pen with a horse at Warrior Ranch Foundation, h


Jewish War Veterans active despite declining post membership

Members of the Col. Mickey Marcus Post 336 of the Jewish War Veterans Robert Sandberg, Leon Margolies, Stan Feltman, Marty Kupferberg and Ed Brandes after participating in the East Setauket Memorial Day Parade in May. Photo by Rita J. Egan The oldest war veterans organization in the country is still


Man tries to rape woman on Brooklyn street, NYPD says

Police are looking for a man who they say tried to rape a 36-year-old woman in Bath Beach, Brooklyn earlier this week. The woman was walking near the intersections of Bath Avenue and 20th Ave. around 2:50 a.m. early Wednesday morning when the man approached her from behind, covered her mouth with hi

AMNY.COM - 2017-11-18 18:35:00

Man sought in attempted rape in Brooklyn: police

BATH BEACH, Brooklyn - Police are asking for help in identifying the man they say attempted to rape a woman in Brooklyn early Wednesday. The incident occurred around 2:50 a.m. when police say a 36-year-old female was walking along Bath Avenue and 20th Avenue when a man approached her from behind and

PIX11.COM - 2017-11-18 15:58:37

Affordable housing building in Brooklyn criticized: 'Maybe it's affordable housing if you make six figures!'

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn - More than 93,000 prospective tenants at 535 Carleton Ave., Brooklyn, applied to get an apartment in this luxury high-rise through a lottery. Some one-bedrooms cost as little as $589 a month if you meet the income requirements and those were snapped up really quickly. But

PIX11.COM - 2017-11-18 23:21:15

Unhinged driver plows into city bus and cars while fleeing from cops in Brooklyn

A crazed driver turned the streets of Brooklyn into a demolition derby Saturday, slamming into cars and a city bus to get away from cops, police said. Officers began following a speeding silver Honda after the driver blew through a red light at Clinton and Layfayette Aves. in Fort Greene shortly b

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-19 03:31:02

Suspect busted for slugging woman after she told him to stop manspreading on Brooklyn subway

Cops have arrested a man suspected of punching a woman in the mouth on a Brooklyn train after she criticized him for "manspreading." Derek Smith, 56, was busted Saturday in connection with the underground assault of 37-year-old Sam Saia, police said. "It was a big relief for me," Saia told the Da

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-18 23:37:31

Annual Latke Festival returns to Brooklyn Museum in December

The Ninth Annual Latke Festival will feature such creations as a crispy potato latke with rock shrimp and spicy lobster sauce from the Upper East Side's Garden Court Cafe. (Credit: Latke Festival) We're not knocking the crunchy, greasy goodness of a traditional latke, but there are about a million

AMNY.COM - 2017-11-18 21:09:00

Courageous woman fights off would-be rapist in Brooklyn after getting thrown to the ground

A brave woman managed to fight off a creep who threw her to the ground and tried to rape her in Brooklyn, cops said. The 36-year-old victim was walking on Bath Ave. near 20th Ave. in Bensonhurst when her attacker jumped her from behind about 2:50 a.m. Wednesday, police said. He covered her mouth

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-18 15:24:00

8 injured in wild multi-car crash involving MTA bus in Brooklyn

A wild chain of events led to several people injured in Brooklyn. Police say one of the vehicles involved in the crashes is an MTA bus. The scene unfolded just before 4 p.m. Saturday with a multi-car collision on Fulton Street and Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill. Police say it all started two blocks

ABC7NY.COM - 2017-11-19 00:07:57

Fairfield Joins Multi-County Farm & Ranch Seminar

A multi-county Farm and Ranch Seminar for farmers and ranchers conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in District 8 is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017. The District 8 Farm and Ranch Seminar will be offered at 13 locations across Central Texas, including the Conference Center


Close Family Torn Apart by Allegations of Indecency with Child: Step-Grandfather Found 'Not Guilty'

James Minefee, 64, of Teague, Texas has been acquitted of both felony counts of Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact at his jury trial, presided over by 77th District Judge Patrick Simmons, came to an end last week. Minefee was accused of touching his step-granddaughter, now 9-years-old, on her bre


Dogwood Trails Residents Celebrate Birthdays

CELEBRATING OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS at Dogwood Trails are Milton Skipper, Mildred Kiser, and Betty Denson. Connie Calloway with Heart to Heart Hospice (back left) brought cake for the celebration. Dogwood Trails Marketing Director, Kim Reese (back right) also joined in the fun. CELEBRATING OCTOBER BIRTHDA


Rotary Welcomes Ag Extension Agent

FREESTONE COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT ERIN DAVIS (center) was the speaker at the Fairfield Rotary Club Meeting on Tuesday, November 7th. She explained how the county extension office serves the county and what services are provided. Welcoming her are Rotarians David Huffman (left) and Jason Hullum (right