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Have The Discussion “National Healthcare Decision Days” -Dr. Bomba is working with IPRO to educate the public and healthcare professionals about end-of-life care planning and New York’s Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) and eMOLST, which aim to improve the quality of care that people receive at the end of their lives by honoring their preferences, read more

SUFFOLK CLOSEUP - Lyme Disease - By Karl Grossman This could be a bad year in Suffolk County for Lyme disease—the malady of which residents here were among the earliest victims.“Forbidding Forecast for Lyme disease in the Northeast,” was the title of a report last month on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” Neither that program nor NPR are prone to exaggeration. read more

NYS To Receive $25 Million In Federal Funding To Combat Opioid Epidemic -U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,260,676 in federal funding to the State of New York to combat opioid addiction. The funding was allocated through the Department of Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants. Specifically, the funding administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will support prevention, treatment, and recovery service programs. read more

SUFFOLK CLOSEUP - The highlight of my life -What a thrill! After 55 years as a journalist on Long Island, all my files—thousands of articles and what historians call “primary documents”—are being digitized by the East Hampton Library to be available to anyone on Long Island and indeed the world.read more

Hauppauge Student Writers Stand Up For What They Believe In -  Hauppauge is pleased to announce the students who were recognized for their contributions in the 6th Annual Writing Contest – a collaborative initiative of The Friends of the Hauppauge Public Library and the School District. The theme of this year’s contest, for students in grades 1-8, was: “Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone.” read more

Smithtown Resident James Guillot’s Artwork On Display At Apple Bank - Smithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to announce that the works of Smithtown artist Jim Guillot will be on view at Apple Bank, 91 Route 111, Smithtown April 17 through June 17, 2017. The exhibition, part of STAC’s Outreach Gallery Program, can be viewed during regular banking hours.  read more

DEC Launches “Look For The Zero” Phosphorus-Free Lawn Fertilizer -To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care by going phosphorus free, using native plants and grasses, and reducing fertilizer use. DEC has launched the “Look for the Zero” campaign to encourage New Yorkers to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer, as more than 100 water bodies in New York State cannot be used or enjoyed as a result of too much phosphorus. read more

Smithtown’s Horizon Counseling Center Named “Social Work Agency Of The Year” - Town of Smithtown Horizons Counseling & Education Center was named “Social Work Agency of the Year” by the National Association of Social Workers, New York State Chapter, Suffolk Division.  All award winners will be honored at an event on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00am at the Brentwood Country Club. read more


Bank Robbery At Chase Bank On Nesconset Hgwy Stony Brook


Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred today at a Stony Brook bank.

A man entered Chase, located at 2210 Nesconset Highway, at approximately 8:45 a.m. and demanded money from a teller. The teller complied and the man fled on foot.

The man was described as white, between 25 and 35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 180 and 200 pounds. The man was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with gray pants. The suspect’s face was covered by a gray bandana and he was wearing gloves. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Authority:       Timothy D. Sini, Police Commissioner  17-228919

Suffolk County Police Department    KP/1430