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Democrats hold up funding for Smithtown dredging project

The Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday tabled for at least a month a request for $550,000 for work on the Nissequogue Tributary Headwaters. Suffolk Democrats, complaining that Republicans had blocked spending in their districts, delayed a vote on a Smithtown dredging project Tuesday. Lawmakers on


Smithtown's John DiLeo pens 'Ten Movies at a Time'

Movies should be a reflection of life. It's a concept that film historian John DiLeo embraces wholeheartedly in his latest book "Ten Movies at a Time: A 350-Film Journey Through Hollywood and America 1930-1970" (Hansen $29.95). DiLeo, who hails from Smithtown, divides his tome into 35 topics rangin


4 Nabbed In DWI Crackdown: Cops

RIVERHEAD, NY - Four drunk drivers were nabbed as part of a DWI crackdown in Riverhead, police said. According to Riverhead Town Police, the 4 individuals were busted as part of the continuing efforts by the Suffolk County District Attorney's DWI Task Force. Members of the Riverhead Police Departme

PATCH - 2017-11-23 13:12:23

Village of the Branch trustees consider short term rental law

Officials acknowledge that the 1-mile-square municipality doesn't get a lot of tourists, but they wanted to stay on top of trends, the mayor said. An undated Google view of the Village of the Branch sign in Smithtown. Photo Credit: Google Village of the Branch officials said they may regulate shor

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-23 17:00:00

Long Island Shopping Mall Guide

For those of us seeking to get a jump start on our holiday shopping, thankfully, Long Island is home to many different shopping centers. So rally up your friends and family or fly solo to these spots for some deals this holiday season. Americana Manhasset Designed by world renowned architect Peter

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2017-11-23 20:40:32

Chinese food delivery worker attacked, robbed, police say

Two men robbed and attacked a restaurant delivery worker in Roosevelt on Wednesday, Nassau County police said. The restaurant employee, 28, was attempting to deliver Chinese food to a home on Smith Street when a man approached and demanded his possessions, police said in a news release. The employee

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-23 21:50:40

Kings Park Thanksgiving pre-meal run becomes tradition for many

For Ismael Feliciano and Jen Herrmann, working up an appetite with a brisk walk in the annual 5K Run/Walk for the Park and 1k Turkey Trot for Kids has become a tradition. The two friends and Brentwood residents, taking part in their ninth walk/run Thursday on Thanksgiving morning at Nissequogue Riv

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-23 19:33:25

Man Caught Trespassing At Lake Grove JCPenney: Police

LAKE GROVE, NY - Police are seeking a man who trespassed at a store in Lake Grove earlier this month. The man (pictured above) entered the employee entrance of JCPenney on 9 Smith Haven Mall and walked around the receiving department after business hours on November 10. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers

PATCH - 2017-11-24 15:00:26

Tour these historic properties during the holidays

Aside from being beautiful places to tour during the holidays, these Hudson Valley homes are a piece of local history. "Harmony Hall-Jacob Sloat House remains an important surviving example of exceptional 19th Century architecture associated with an important Rockland County founding family, Jacob S

LOHUD.COM - 2017-11-24 13:00:03

Oak Ridge Community Thanksgiving Dinner is Thursday at High Places

Everyone is invited to a community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23, in Grove Center in Oak Ridge. "Everyone should have someone to give thanks with on Thanksgiving!" a press release said. The Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at High Places Community Church/Grove Thea

OAKRIDGETODAY.COM - 2017-11-22 18:37:04

Oak Ridge celebrates grand opening of new shopping center

Tuesday marked the grand opening of eight new stores in Oak Ridge. OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) - Oak Ridge celebrated the grand opening of Main Street Oak Ridge on Tuesdaymorning. Over the past year, the city's Chamber of Commerce and Realty Link have been working to restore owntown Oak Ridge by demol


East Tennessee cities, Christmas parade organizers ramp up security

Dashcam video of the Fountain City Christmas Parade shows an officer keeping watch as traffic moves down the southbound side of Broadway, while the parade heads north with nothing but the turn lane between them. (Knoxville Police Department) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Every year people count down a


Christmas Tree Lighting is Friday, Dec. 1, in A.K. Bissell Park

The Christmas tree is pictured above in Alvin K. Bissell Park in Oak Ridge in 2013. (Photo by City of Oak Ridge) The Oak Ridge Woman's Club and the Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor the annual Christmas tree lighting and reception on Friday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pa

OAKRIDGETODAY.COM - 2017-11-23 17:18:00

Ruby's Diner opens doors for free Thanksgiving meal

Ruby's Diner in Oliver Springs opened its doors to anyone who wanted a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday afternoon. Owners Jo Ann and Clyde Young opened the restaurant 11 months ago. After they posted on Facebook that they would host a free Thanksgiving meal, people donated 11 turkeys, 80 pounds of p

WBIR - 2017-11-24 03:30:00

Authorities seek public's help to identify gunman in Dollar General Store holdup

The Knox County Sheriff's Office allows people to anonymously submit tips on crimes they may have witnessed. Here are several ways you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers. Wochit Knox County authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man captured by security cameras during an arme

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-11-22 18:13:58

Free Thanksgiving dinner at Ruby's

Ruby's restaurant in downtown Oliver Springs will be offering free Thanksgiving dinners to anyone who stops by on Thursday between noon and 3 p.m. "Thanksgiving is about community," said Clyde Young, who opened Ruby's with his wife Joanne and sister Joanne Hackler in March. Young said everybody in


Walmart preps for Black Friday 2017 on Thanksgiving with hot items, specials in store and online

Tuesday morning saw Victoria Morgan and her daughter Annagayle, 2, browsing Christmas toys at the Walmart Supercenter off Gallaher View Road - "kind of getting an idea of what we want," Morgan said. They live in Lenoir City, but often drive the 15 or so miles to that Walmart, and expect to do a lot


Oak Park Supports Small Business Saturday All Season

OAK PARK, IL - Downtown Oak Park is lined with eclectic boutiques, restaurants that serve international cuisine, and other locally owned shops. To celebrate Small Business Saturday and to encourage support of these stores and restaurants, Oak Park is offering rewards for shopping downtown this seaso

PATCH - 2017-11-23 15:24:52

Thieves Steal $3K Platinum Diamond Earrings In Oak Park

OAK PARK, IL - Police are looking for suspect(s) who stole a valuable pair of platinum and diamond earrings from a locked suitcase inside an Oak Park basement. The theft took place in the 1200 block of Edmer sometime between Sept. 1 and Nov. 15. According to police, the suspect(s) got into the base

PATCH - 2017-11-22 20:08:45

Oak Park mom honors future saint over childbirth 'miracle'

Camela Daley, 50, believes a miracle - through the "intercession" of late friar Solanus Casey, who recently took an important step toward sainthood - saved the life of her newborn son a decade ago. The boy, named for Casey and now in fourth grade, attended the friar's "beatification" ceremony with D

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-11-23 02:06:00