A grassroots movement from Sachem-area residents in protest of Brookhaven Town's possible decision to close the Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center has gone viral with the help of Facebook and an online petition.
Full story: http://sachem.patch.com/articles/brookhaven-residents-launch-facebook-page-in-protest-of-town-budget-cuts
Six months after an 88-year-old Lindenhurst woman tragically lost her life on the escalator at the Lindenhurst train station, the escalator has finally reopened.
Full story: http://lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/escalator-at-lindenhurst-train-station-reopens
The Bayport Civic Association celebrated two milestones Tuesday as it held its 100th meeting and celebrated a decade of community activism and accomplishments.
Full story: http://sayville.patch.com/articles/bayport-civic-celebrates-a-decade-in-service-at-its-100th-meeting
Residents and Brookhaven Town employees protested several possible budget cuts during Thursday's Brookhaven Town Board meeting.
Full story: http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/residents-protest-brookhaven-budget-cuts-at-town-board
Deer Park-North Babylon
Mike Filippone, 52, spent 19 hours hitting baseballs at Phelps Lane Park, in the hopes of setting a Guinness World Record.
Full story: http://deerpark-northbabylon.patch.com/articles/north-babylon-slugger-comes-close-to-setting-world-marathon-batting-record-for-charity
How do you get out of a $26 million budget hole? Not easily. That’s what Islip Town officials are discovering as Town department heads outlined the effects of various potential cuts in the 2013 budget, including ones that could impact public safety, during a special meeting at Town Hall Thursday.
Full story: http://westislip.patch.com/articles/islip-comptroller-no-tax-increase-would-be-devastating
A male student from West Babylon High School was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
Full story: http://babylonvillage.patch.com/articles/west-babylon-hs-student-struck-by-car
A Medford man was arrested Thursday and charged for three burglaries at Nassau County gyms, Nassau County Police said.
Full story: http://medford-ny.patch.com/articles/police-medford-man-arrested-for-stealing-cash-car-keys-from-gym-lockers