Week in Review: Autistic Teen in Spotlight; Jeweler Busted

It's been a busy week in Northport.

A lot's happened in Northport this week, so much that you may have missed some of this week's top headlines. Here's your chance to catch up.

Jeweler Sentenced to Probation

A Huntington jeweler was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation for failure to remit sales taxes, and ordered to pay $97,825, the state tax department said.

Peter Messina, 62, of Northport, owner of Messina Brothers New York, a jewelry store at 251 Main St., Huntington, was sentenced in Suffolk County Court, the department said Thursday.

Cops: Drugs, Bullets Pulled from Woodbine Avenue Home

Police long suspected drugs were being sold out of the house and on Wednesday acted on a search warrant at the scene.

New Tick Legislation Passes in County Legislature

New legislation that calls for construction of a plan to combat tick-borne disease passed the Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday.

School Board States Confidentiality Issues Forced Halt to Autistic's Teen's Speech

In a statement, Northport-East Northport Board of Education President Stephen Waldenburg said that he sympathizes with and applauds Christian Ranieri for speaking up during a school board meeting Monday, but that parts of the teen's presentation about his alleged mistreatment due to his autism, hinged on privacy breaches.

Mall Seeks Hundreds to Fill Jobs

Walt Whitman Shops is hosting a day-long job fair Wednesday, with retailers planning to hire hundreds of workers.

Billy Baldwin Thanks Northport for Cancer Research Funding

Actor Billy Baldwin created a video, thanking Northport and the Cow Harbor Cow Harbor United Soccer Club for its work to raise money for breast cancer research.


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