Here’s a look at what news made the top headlines across the region this week:From Patchogue:
A man who was threatening to jump off the Waverly Avenue bridge over Sunrise Highway in Patchogue Friday has been talked off the bridge by officers, Suffolk County Police told Patch.Police said the man had been on the bridge since around 8:20 a.m., and he was off the bridge shortly before 3 p.m.
As a flight instructor at Long Island MacArthur Airport, Mike Nelson often brings his students flying around the New York City skyline.On Monday afternoon, though, it was his girlfriend Jessica Rispoli in the passenger's seat for a flight down the Hudson River. When the plane landed at MacArthur about an hour later, Rispoli was his fiancée.
DOT Drops Plan to Widen Main Street, Re-Evaluates Route 111 Intersection
New York State's Department of Transportation is looking at Smithtown's Route 25 in a different light after last year's public outcry.
Eileen Peters, spokeswoman for the DOT, said state officials notified the Town of Smithtown they would be withdrawing their previous plans to widen Route 25 - know as Smithtown Main Street and Middle Country Road - between the Route 111 and Route 347 intersection.From Three Village:
Stony Brook University's newest visiting professor is none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein, who along with Bob Woodward broke one of the biggest stories in American politics in the 1970s when they exposed the Watergate controversy as reporters for The Washington Post. The university announced Thursday that Bernstein, 69, has been appointed to a two-year position as a visiting presidential faculty member who will teach and give lectures for the School of Journalism and the departments of English, history, political science, sociology and writing and rhetoric.