Sachem Patch brings you some compelling news every day--news that impacts your neighborhood, informs your decisions and keeps you up to date on all the things going on in Sachem. Here's a look at some of the past week's news coverage in review.
Bats At Nokomis? We broke a story about an 8-year-old girl at Nokomis Elementary School who claims she was bitten by a bat while coming out of the stall of the girls bathroom. Jessica Wetherell is currently undergoing treatment for potential rabies at Stony Brook University Medical Center, and the school says it is taking steps to investigate the situation.
Coach Wojo: 'We'll Get Right Back At It' After a frustrating 20-0 loss at home to Northport, Sachem East Varsity Head Coach Mark Wojciechowski said his team would regroup and come out swinging again. The attitude seems to have paid off, as the East Flaming Arrows picked up its first win of the season on Friday night: a 20-13 victory of Half Hollow Hills East.
Bishop: I Should Get Paid Because The Constitution Says So After the federal government shut down on Oct. 1, many people wondered why it was that members of Congress were still getting a paycheck while other federal employees have been laid off. Patch spoke with U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop, who argued that a constitutional provision allows them to continue to get paid during the shutdown.
Week 1: Demolition Brings Down Bavarian Inn's Outer Walls Much to the anticipation of many who saw it as an eyesore and a den for drug users and transactions, Suffolk County has begun tearing down what was once the Bavarian Inn restaurant in Lake Ronkonkoma. Now the question remains: what do they plan to do with the property once it's leveled?
Stony Brook University To Host TEDx Conference Stony Brook University will play host to this internationally known and respected conference, which features leading thinkers in technology, entertainment and design on Oct. 10. Sachem's own Class of 2012 valedictorian Ruchi Shah will be one of the presenters.