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Week in Review: West Nile Found in Northport

A look back at the top stories on Northport Patch this week.

4 West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Found in Northport Area

A mosquito sample taken from Northport, and three more in East Northport, have tested positive for West Nile, according to Suffolk County health officials.

The samples – taken on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 – now mark 124 mosquito samples which have tested positive to date in Suffolk County this year. In addition, four birds have tested positive, though no humans or horses have.

Sections Added to Elementary Classes

The Northport-East Northport Board of Education voted Tuesday to add 2.5 teachers on the elementary level before the start of the 2013-14 school year.

The Board of Education recently received dozens of email, phone and letters from parents, asking to have sections added at Pulaski, Bellerose and Fifth Avenue schools due to the size and makeup of the student body this coming school year.

Man Stabbed in Neck

Police were called to a residence on 8th Avenue in East Northport Aug. 15 at 12:50 a.m. after a man was stabbed with a knife, officials said. 

According to police, Derek Loper, 22, took a knife and stabbed another man in the back of the neck, causing significant bleeding and pain. The victim was hospitalized, police said.

Downed Tree Leaves 3,000 Without Power in Northport
A tree fell over on Dickinson Avenue in East Northport Wednesday morning, leaving about 3,000 Long Island Power Authority customers without electricity.

Founder of LI Carnival Company Dies at 92

Lewis J. Newton, a long-time Northport resident and founder of carnival company Lewis J. Newton & Sons (Newton Shows), died last Tuesday at the Stony Brook Long Island State Veterans Home. He was 92.

His family confirmed that after spending several days under the care of hospice, he passed away peacefully. He had suffered his first stroke in 1990.

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