Here's a look at some of the top stories that made headlines in and around your community this week:
Ward Melville High School will be one of two locations on Long Island where State Education Commissioner John B. King will meet with community members to discuss the Common Core standards. According to the state education website, the forums will be moderated by state legislators. State Sen. John Flanagan's office is coordinating the event.
While street and drain repair still need to be done, the Grandview Beach Club is restored and an important bulkhead nearby is nearly fixed.
Super storm Sandy hit Browns River Road in Sayville with a tremendous force, but one homeowner whose house was nearly washed away is getting closer to getting back into her home while two houses directly across her street remain fenced and abandoned.
Thomas Barraga is running unopposed for the first time in his role as a Suffolk County Legislator as he seeks his fifth two-year term.
A 32-year-old North Patchogue man was struck and killed by a car early Thursday morning, police said. According to police, Daniel Barosa, was crossing Waverly Avenue in front of the Waverly Point Plaza Shopping Center across from Johnson Road in North Patchogue when he was struck by a 2009 Honda Accord that was traveling southbound on Waverly Avenue around 2:05 a.m.
A home on Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma was consumed by a early Wednesday morning fire that Suffolk County Police say is under a criminal investigation. According to police, the fire occurred at a vacant adult home at approximately 3 a.m. Police say that arson is currently investigating the fire, and that it is being considered criminal.