Some of the news from around Long Island this week.
A former U.S. Army colonel and National Security and Strategy department chairman at the Army War College has been tapped as superintendent of the .
James Helis, a 30-year Army veteran, was appointed to the post by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Helis, 55, whose first day on the job was Monday, will be commissioned a rear admiral at an , according to the Academy. He is the third person to take the top job in as many years.
The Molloy College men's lacrosse team's is hosting a youth clinic this Tuesday evening at on behalf of the Save Seaford Sports Committee.
The lacrosse clinic, which is for boys entering grades kindergarten through fifth grade, costs $25 with all proceeds going toward Save Seaford Sports and their mission to restore fall and winter athletic teams not included in the district's 2012/13 budget. The clinic, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., will be run by Molloy men's lacrosse head coach Eric Petrullo.
The Food and Drug Administration placed an alert on shellfish harvested in Oyster Bay Harbor after several people reported symptoms found to be from a bacterial illness.
FDA officials say that shellfish harvested in Oyster Bay Harbor have been linked to cases of the bacterial illness, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, typically characterized by nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The FDA said symptoms can take anywhere from a few hours to five days to begin after eating uncooked fish.
The Eastern Property Owners' Association (EPOA) was joined by many concerned residents Thursday to further discuss the 100,000 square foot expansion of Roosevelt Field Mall.
Thomas J. Schneider, executive vice president of the Simon Property Group, which owns Roosevelt Field Mall, presented further images and details regarding the expansion project. Renovations are set to start in 2013 and are projected to be completed in 2015, according to Schneider.
A Plainview company is the electronic conduit providing live, streaming coverage of the to millions of Chinese viewers.
will stream more than 5,600 hours of live coverage, about 80 percent of the total London Olympics coverage, to internet devices across China, the company announced.
If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes small-town heart to build a new school.
To that end, a food event, "Share, A Field to Plate Dinner," will be held on Aug. 12 at the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm in Jamesport to support efforts to build the in downtown Riverhead. The educational facility will be founded by the non-profit North Fork Education Initiative.