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Commack Elementary Students Place First In The Nation In Science & Math - Commack’s National Science League Teams at Burr Intermediate School and Mandracchia Sawmill Intermediate School achieved highest national ranking across all three grade levels (third-fifth). read more

Veteran Activist Pleads Guilty To Taking $90,000 From Veteran With PTSD & Dementia - The founder of a Suffolk County veteran’s organization today pleaded guilty to two counts of grand larceny for his theft of nearly $90,000 from a 71 year old former veteran who suffers from post- traumatic stress and dementia, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. read more

SUFFOLK CLOSEUP - Coming together—an antidote to hate - The racial strife of recent weeks in the U.S. has reverberated in Suffolk and the rest of Long Island. “I’m really pleased with the turnout. It’s more than I expected it to be and it’s truly a multiracial crowd,” said organizer Vanessa Vascez-Corleone at a demonstration in Riverhead. “People of all ages, races and ethnicity turned out: children, teens, parents with babies in strollers, senior citizen—blacks, whites, Hispanics and Asians,” reported the news websites RiverheadLOCAL and SoutholdLOCAL. READ MORE

FYI -To Be Considered A Passenger In The HOV You Have To Be Alive! - Suffolk County Police issued a Miller Place woman multiple tickets after she was pulled over for driving with a phony passenger in the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills this morning. read more

Suffolk County Water Authority Issues Stage 1 Water Alert -It is important to note that a Stage 1 Water Alert is not a state of emergency, but rather a request that customers use water resources judiciously and efficiently. Participation in water conservation efforts is purely voluntary. This alert follows SCWA’s East End Water Conservation initiative which was announced in May. read more 

Woman Used Stolen Credit Card At Commack Gas Station -Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the woman who used a stolen credit card at a Commack gas station. read more 

Commack HS Student Photographer To Be Featured In Photographic Society Of America Journal - Commack High School junior, Brooke Vissicchio, is an amazing young photographer. She won first place in the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Youth Showcase; she will be featured in the September 2016 issue of the PSA Journal for her award winning photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge. She was awarded $175, as well as membership and a subscription to the PSA Journal. read more

Regatta On The River - Kayak & Canoe Race - The Nissequogue River State Park Student Foundation hosted a very successful Regatta on the Nissequogue River Saturday, July 16th. The River Reggata included two events, a 5 mile and a 10 mile kayak/canoe race. Although most competitors were pre-registered, there were last minute registrants who decided that the forecast for wonderful weather made an outing on the river a delightful way to spend Saturday morning. read more

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