Police: Commack Resident Victim of Phone Scam
A Commack resident is one of dozens of Long Islanders who fell victim to an ongoing phone scam.According to Suffolk County police, the Commack resident received a call Aug. 13 in which the caller allegedly fooled the homeowner into believing that a family member was arrested and needed money for bail. Police said the victim sent the money, but then learned it was all a lie.
Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone cited a need for improved communication as the top finding in a recently released report analyzing the Town's response to Super Storm Sandy.The 78-page report, presented to the Town Board last week, makes specific findings and recommendations about the Town’s actions in dealing with the storm and its aftermath and possible changes in Town procedures and policies.
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Vietnam Veteran Receives 'Long Overdue' War Medals
A Kings Park veteran accepted war medals for his actions taken more than a decade ago.
New York State's Department of Transportation is looking at Smithtown's Route 25 in a different light after last year's public outcry.Eileen Peters, spokeswoman for the DOT, said state officials notified the Town of Smithtown they would be withdrawing their previous plans to widen Route 25 - know as Smithtown Main Street and Middle Country Road - between the Route 111 and Route 347 intersection.