A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed the Farmingville home of Sachem East head football coach Mark Wojciechowski. The five people inside were not injured. Wojciechowski's 7-year-old daughter Mia was credited with helping the family escape the fire.
Down two goals with less than four minutes remaining in regulation it appeared that Smithtown West would get some revenge against West Islip and tighten its grip on the number one ranking in League I boys lacrosse. The Lions had other ideas. Three straight goals, two late in the fourth quarter and the game winner by Jon Reese in overtime, gave West Islip an improbable 7-6 win.
Two West Babylon men were arrested and charged for allegedly scamming an elderly Amityville woman Monday afternoon, police said. According to police, John Mitchell and Nicholas Mitchell along with Allen Mitchell of Bay Shore are each charged with Grand Larceny 4th Degree, a Class E felony.
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A North Babylon man was among 15 people arrested for his alleged role in what federal law enforcement authorities are calling a “sophisticated online drug marketplace,” the Associated Press reported. Jonathan Dugan, 27, was among a group of six men arrested at their homes in the United States. The other five men lived in Iowa, Michigan, Georgia, New Jersey and Florida.
Lindenhurst Village - known for its tree-lined streets - has been named once again a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. “We’re pleased and honored to be given this designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for the 28th year,” Mayor Tom Brennan said.
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Nkosi Burgess, who plays on the Dix Hills Heat U15 Youth soccer travel team, scored an incredible overhead goal that most people wouldn’t believe unless they saw it with their own eyes. Lucky for readers, the move was captured on film and uploaded to YouTube. The video went viral over the weekend, receiving more than a million views, and will certainly get the teen noticed in the sports arena.
Despite voting for the the state-imposed two-percent tax cap, the Patchogue Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a budget that featured a 1.13 percent increase on the tax levy on Tuesday at .
The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled the death of a 24-year-old Bayport man as a suicide, according to the MTA. Matthew Omans was hit and killed at the Bayport Avenue crossing on the morning of March 9. This is the third suicide to have occurred on the railroad tracks between the communities of West Sayville and Bayport in the past two years.