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Panera Bread to open at Stony Brook University Hospital

Come Spring 2019, there will be one more spot in Stony Brook to indulge in soups, salads, sandwiches and more. A Panera Bread is planned at Stony Brook University Hospital, according to a media statement by the chain restaurant. The cafe will be situated in the hospital’s new wing known as “The Broo


Three Village: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

THREE VILLAGE, NY — When you're in the market for a new place, hunting down every new listing in the area can be an exhausting job. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the prepwork for you.


Mother and Teen Son Found Dead With Head Trauma in NYC Apartment: NYPD

A mother and her 14-year-old son were found dead with head trauma inside a Bronx apartment on Sunday, police said. Marisol Ortiz, 51, and her son, Alanche Delorbe, were found in their home on 185th Street in the Belmont neighborhood shortly after 5:30 p.m., the NYPD said. Both were pronounced dead a


Man charged with DWI in Southern State Parkway crash that hurt 11, police say

A Queens man is facing a drunken driving charge after a four-vehicle crash that injured him and 10 others on the Southern State Parkway in West Hempstead early Sunday, police said.


Port Jefferson village plans study for flood mitigation

At a Port Jefferson village board meeting Feb. 4, Mayor Margot Garant held up a picture of West Broadway in front of Ecolin Jewelers from March 2, 2018. It’s a panorama of part of the village underwater after the area was hit by winter storm Riley, taken by photographer Craig Smith.


Suffolk County seeks to ban single-use plastics

Single-use plastics could become a thing of the past in Suffolk County. Southampton Town officials Tuesday adopted a new code amendment that will ban plastic straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam) take-away containers at food establishments.


Commack Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

COMMACK, NY — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Snow (1–3 in.) overnight. Mostly cloudy starting in the evening. Mixed precipitation (1–2 in. of snow) starting in the afternoon.


Feds: Buyer from Stony Brook conspired to defraud supplier of over $1.5M

A Feb. 13 indictment charges each defendant with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud; if found guilty, they face a top prison term of 20 years. A buyer from Stony Brook conspired with a salesman from Connecticut and an accountant from Wisconsin to illegally siphon more than $1.5 million from a


5 New Houses For Sale In The Smithtown Area

SMITHTOWN, NY — When you're looking for a new home, hunting down every new listing in the area can be a laborious task. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the prepwork for you.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


New exhibit sheds light on LI slavery's legacy

On Friday, Julie Diamond, director of communications at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, explained the importance of the museum's new exhibit “Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island." The exhibit features more than 100 items, including paintings, photographs, furniture, tools a


Riverhead’s top DWI-catching cop sues police department

Riverhead Police Officer Tim Murphy is best known for handing out more driving while intoxicated arrests than just about any police officer on the East End. Since joining Riverhead Police in 1999, he’s led the department in the number of DWI arrests issued in at least 16 of those years, and he even


Commack custodian arrested for illegal guns, drugs in home

Suffolk County police officers arrested a man who works as an evening custodian for the Commack School District after a search found he had a stash of illegal guns and drugs inside his Patchogue home.


Man Faces New Charges For Thefts From Cars In Wading River: Cops

WADING RIVER, NY — A man is facing new charges after a string of reported larcenies in Wading River, police said. The Riverhead Police Department's COPE division arrested Patrick A. Fontaine, 36, on Feb. 14 and charged him with 10 counts of criminal possession of stolen property, police said.


Wow House: Stunning Country Club Home In Perfect Location

Features: Stunning Country Club Lifestyle Home In Perfect Location! Breathtaking Entry. Living Room W/Gas Fireplace. Dining Room Leads To Relaxing Patio W/ Views Of The Pond, Fountain And Green. Eat In Kitchen With Plenty Of Counter Space To Host Friends And Family. Spacious Den W/ Sliders To Patio


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Pedestrian Struck By Car With Teen Driver Seriously Injured: PD

BAY SHORE, NY - A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car driven by a teen in Bay Shore on Saturday evening, according to Suffolk Police. A 58-year-old man was crossing Union Boulevard from south to north, near 1st Avenue, when he was struck by a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Impala


Accused accomplice charged with murder in NYPD friendly fire death

A suspected accomplice in the friendly fire death of NYPD detective Brian Simonsen was hit with second-degree murder and other charges on Saturday. Jagger Freeman, 25, of Queens, was busted for acting as an accomplice to Christopher Ransom — who allegedly wielded a fake gun at a Queens T-Mobile stor


Yao's Diner in Centereach, one of LI's pioneering Chinese restaurants, closes

Yao’s Diner in Centereach, long recognized among Newsday’s Top 100 restaurants on Long Island, has closed. Its replacement, Spice Workshop, is still in a soft opening. Rather than a diner, Yao’s was a full-service restaurant and one of the pioneers of authentic Chinese spots in Suffolk County; dishe


Police: Car hits pedestrian in Bay Shore

An unlicensed teen driving a Chevrolet Impala struck a pedestrian in Bay Shore early Saturday night and seriously injured the man, Suffolk County police said. The incident happened about 6:10 p.m. when the 58-year-old man was crossing Union Boulevard from south to north near First Avenue, police sai