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News Nearby: No Leads on Year-Old Missing Person Case

Also this week, a widow publicly thanks the local fire department for trying to save her husband.


KINGS PARK

Smithtown Widow Thanks Kings Park Fire Dept For Efforts to Save Husband

A Smithtown resident has reached out to share her public thanks to all members of the Kings Park Volunteer Fire Department for their efforts to aide her husband.

Donna Del Vecchio, wrote this letter to Patch, thanking all those who responded to a 911 on July 16 for her husband, Michael, who later died. He was 53.

HUNTINGTON

Year Later, No Answers in Missing Persons Case

One year ago Wednesday, a vacationer vanished from his Montauk motel room.

 What happened to George Richardson remains a mystery. 

Richardson, his wife, Mary, and three young sons were staying at Hartman's Briney Breezes Motel on Old Montauk Highway, when he disappeared on Aug. 28, 2012, the morning he was due to return home. 


HALF HOLLOW HILLS

Parents, Staff Rally to Save Children’s Psych Center

A group of parents and employees spoke up on Tuesday to protest the proposed closure of the Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills, a move which would shutter inpatient services at the facility and merge them with programs in Queens and the Bronx.

HAUPPAUGE

Globecomm Sold To Private Manhattan Equity Firm

After considering a sale for over two years, Hauppauge-based GlobeComm was sold recently to a Manhattan private equity firm.

According to Newsday, the sale to Wasserstein & Co. came at $14.15 per share, totaling close to $340 million.

NORTHPORT

County Backs Funding for Northport Info Booth

An information booth is coming to Northport Village, Deputy Mayor Henry Tobin announced Monday.

The kiosk will provide residents and visitors with information what they can find in town, upcoming events, local organizations and share Northport history.

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