Prosecutors unveiled additional, upgraded charges and accusations against David Bradley, the Port Jefferson Station man and putting a 19-year-old man in handcuffs.
At his arraignment in Riverhead criminal court on Wednesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said that Bradley had caught three other alleged victims in his spree of impersonations and fake arrests.
Two felony charges were brought against Bradley including one count of second-degree kidnapping and one count of first-degree criminal impersonation of a law enforcement officer. In addition, the prosecutors brought four charges of second-degree criminal impersonation of an officer and two charges of second-degree unlawful imprisonment against the Port Jefferson Station man.
Ward Melville High School's administration has concluded its investigation into an incident of at the Advanced Placement level and has disciplined 97 students, the district said in a statement Monday. In May, it was discovered that an 11th grade student's Moodle account – an online tool used to manage homework assignments – had been inappropriately accessed by other students. Some parents have said that grades may have been lowered as part of what the district called "academic consequences." However, a district spokesperson said administrators are not commenting on the type of disciplinary action taken, nor are they commenting on the methods used in the investigation.
A public hearing for a 2,100 square-foot Sonic restaurant in Nesconset, at the southeast corner of Middle Country Road and Alexander Avenue, is scheduled for next week in front of the town's Zoning Board of Appeals.
The applicant attempting to open the Sonic location, Valley Stream-based Serota Smithtown LLC, will request that the town consider the 1950s diner-style restaurant its outdoor food service as an accessory use to its indoor seating, according to a Newsday article. Smithtown has a ban on outdoor dining.
However, Town Planning Director Frank DeRubeis told Newsday that he doesn't see Sonic's primary use as a service counter restaurant. "I think it's prohibited in the town," he said.
As Commack residents and school trustees wait to see what comes next in the Marion Carll Farm lawsuit, tempers are flaring and debates are becoming heated over the historic farm's future.
Commack residents voiced candid, sometimes critical concerns at the Commack Board of Education's June 14 meeting, questioning the district's response to , who seek to repossess the historic farm from the district on the grounds that the land is not being used as a museum, as outlined in the terms of the deed.
Bruce Ettenberg, president of the Commack Civic Association, wanted to know why Commack School District did not make any mention of recent plans submitted by the Association for Help of Retarded Children to use the historic farm as a therapeutic equestrian center and educational center in the detailed history of the property submitted to the courts.
The long awaited demolition project slated for the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center property is set to begin on July 1.
The work, which was originally scheduled to begin mid-May, will be done by National Salvage and Service Corp., who was awarded a $6.4 million contract for the project.
Officials for the project said, at a meeting held last week with town and local representatives, their goal is to provide as little disruption to the park and local area as possible.