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Thursday
May192016

***Silver Alert Joshua Allen***

Silver Alert

Joshua AllenThe Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing man from Medford.

Joshua Allen, 20, of Wagner Road, Medford, was last seen at a bus stop near the South Shore Mall, located at 1701 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 18.

Allen, who suffers from schizophrenia, is described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, approximately 185 pounds. He has a dark complexion, brown eyes and  black hair / dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray-colored camouflage shorts and tan-colored sneakers.

Anyone with information on Allen’s whereabouts is asked to call the Suffolk County Police Communications Duty Officer at 631-852-6410 or call 911

As a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing.

 

Wednesday
May182016

***Silver Alert Charles Klinkenberg***

Silver Alert:

The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing elderly man from Middle Island.

Charles Klinkenberg, 78, was last seen at home on Robin Drive in Middle Island on Tuesday, May 17 at approximately 6:00 p.m.  He left his residence for an unknown destination and is driving a white 2013 Chevy Cruz with a New York license plate DYJ7158.

Webb, who suffers from dementia and heart disease, is described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, approximately 175 pounds. He has brown eyes, and short white hair.  He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket with black jeans, a red shirt and white sneakers.  He was also wearing eyeglasses.

Anyone with information on Charles Klinkenberg’s whereabouts is asked to call the Suffolk County Police Communications Duty Officer at 631-852-6410 or call 911

 

As a reminder, Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals with special needs who have been reported missing.

 

Thursday
Apr282016

Kings Park Has Two New Eagle Scouts Thomas McGee & George Gonatas 

Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta Congratulates Kings Park 

Boy Scout Troop 75’s Newest Eagles … Thomas McGee and George Gonatas

(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta praised Thomas McGee and George Gonatas, whom he coached in the Kings Park Soccer League when they were younger, for achieving the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout. Thomas of Kings Park became Troop 75’s 75th Eagle Scout and George of Fort Salonga was the troop’s 76 Eagle Scout. 

For his Eagle Scout Leadership Project, Thomas supervised other scouts from the troop in the construction of five benches for the Boys Varsity Locker Room at Kings Park High School. George’s Community Leadership Project involved working with his troop members to build a new shotput circle at Kings Park High School. As students at the   school, they hope their projects will encourage more scouts to give back to their schools.

“Becoming an Eagle Shout is an amazing achievement and is something that you have accomplished while still a teenager. It is a recognition that will stay with you for the rest of your lives,” said Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta, who represents the district. “Through your years of scouting you have attained a skill set and leadership qualities that you can apply in college and in your careers to make this a better community. What you have done is very impressive and we all expect great things from you in the future,” added Legislator Trotta.

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta (center) presented Eagle Scouts George Gonatas, Jr. (left) and Thomas McGee (right) with proclamations citing their accomplishments.

 

 

Wednesday
Apr202016

Smithtown Resident Ronnie Tranes Receives Coldwell Banker Award 2015

Left to right, Laura Rittenberg, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Long Island and Queens, N.Y., Jerry Tranes and Ronni Tranes, of SmithtownSMITHTOWN, N.Y. (Apr. 18, 2016) – Laura Rittenberg, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Long Island and Queens, N.Y., proudly announced that Ronni Tranes, a real estate broker associate affiliated with the Smithtown Regional Office, and her sales team have been awarded the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Top Team award for 2015.  As the No. 1 team company-wide, Tranes received this prestigious award for achieving an outstanding level of sales in 2015.

Rittenberg recognized Tranes for her unsurpassed commitment to providing the quality customer service that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage clients and customers have come to know and expect. “Ronni is a dedicated professional always offering superior customer service,” said Rittenberg. “She is well known in her marketplace as a leading realtor.  We are so proud of her and her many accomplishments.” 

Throughout her 33-year career, Tranes has been a highly decorated and recognized sales professional. Internationally, she has consistently earned the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier award, representing the top 1 percent of nearly 87,000 Coldwell Banker agents worldwide.  Nationally, she has consistently been honored among the top 1 percent of agents in the United States by NRT, parent of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  Locally, she is consistently recognized within the very top tier of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agents on Long Island and Queens, N.Y.  

Ronni Tranes and her highly experienced team of Licensed Salespersons — Cynthia Nevins, Elizabeth “Lisa” Mosleh, and Lori Zamore, all reside in Smithtown Township. For more information contact Ronni Tranes at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage  “http://www.coldwellbankermoves.com/real_estate_office/250/New-York/Smithtown/Smithtown.aspx”

 

Thursday
Apr142016

Commack Native Melanie Ehrlich Makes Hollywood Debut With Matt Damon

Commack Native Melanie Ehrlich Makes Hollywood Debut With Matt Damon In Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

Local actress will also recur in new Netflix series, The OA

Melanie Ehrlich With Alexander Payne (photo www.MelanieEhrlich.com)April 2016, New York, NY—Up-and-coming actress and Commack native Melanie Ehrlich will be making her Hollywood debut alongside Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s upcoming film, Downsizing. The New York native was handpicked by Mr. Payne after auditioning for the movie in December, and flew out to film last week in LA.

Born and raised in Commack, Ehrlich is a bicoastal actress andMelanie Ehrlich voiceover talent, working not only on-camera in film, TV and commercials, but also behind the mic in animation and video games. She was recently featured in a national Dish Network commercial with Project Runway’s Tim Gunn, and will be recurring as “Ali” in the new highly-anticipated, and highly secretive, Netflix series, The OA. Ehrlich’s fun, quirky nature and driven approach to her work has led to an impressively untraditional career path, including a 1.5-yearlong stint in South Korea (and the ability to speak the language) and a performance at Carnegie Hall earlier this year.

Ehrlich says of her experience working on Downsizing, “Alexander Payne is an absolutely brilliant director, and Matt Damon was incredible to work with too. Honestly, I spent most of the day just in awe of how brilliant they were, watching them work! I’m incredibly honored to be making my Hollywood debut in this fantastic film with this wonderful cast and crew.”

Downsizing, written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (Sideways, Election), tells the story of an Omaha man who undergoes a new process that reduces people to a tiny fraction of their size, and moves to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world. This is Mr. Payne’s seventh full-length feature, and his most ambitious to date. Filming is scheduled to take place mostly in Toronto over the next four months.

Downsizing stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, and also features Christoph Waltz, Alec Baldwin, Jason Sudeikis, and Neil Patrick Harris. The movie is scheduled for theatrical release on December 25th, 2017. For more information on Melanie Ehrlich and Downsizing, visit http:// www.MelanieEhrlich.com.