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News Nearby: Dad’s Pistol License Pulled After Son Makes Water Gun Threat in School

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Miller Place-Rocky Point

Historical Society in Contract on Noah Hallock Homestead 

After the historic Hallock House, the oldest home standing in Rocky Point, went up for sale, the Rocky Point Historical Society sought to save the home. Now, the movement looks to be a success as the society is now in contract on the home, according to a report in the Village Beacon Record.

The society went into contract in March, according to the report. The home went up for sale in the Fall when Gloria Devereaux of Miller Place and her brother Louis Via Cava inherited it after the deaths of her mother and sister.

Port Jefferson

The Comsewogue Board of Education on Monday took a stance against what they say is an over-reliance on standardized testing on the part of the New York State Department of Education as school districts across the state adapt to the "Common Core" school curriculum,

The "Common Core" curriculum, adopted by 42 states so far, is a national standard to align student learning and better prepare them for college and careers.

Urged by Superintendent Joseph Rella, the board unanimously adopted a resolution they hope will get the attention of state education officials.

Hauppauge

Dad’s Pistol License Pulled After Son Makes Water Gun Threat in School

A Commack father is pursuing legal action after his pistol license was suspended when his 10-year-old son allegedly talked about using a water gun on classmates who had picked on his friends in school.

Kayaker Rescued Off Kings Park Bluff

A 23-year-old kayaker was rescued from the waters of the Nissequogue River Sunday evening by members of the Kings Park Fire Department. A helicopter, dispatched by Suffolk County Police located the kayaker, who was about mile out from the bluff, at the mouth of the river and was clinging to his capsized kayak.

Police said a bird watcher at Kings Park Bluff saw the man in the water and called 911.

Three Village

5 Students Sickened by Brownies Thought to Contain Toxins

Suffolk police and Three Village school officials are investigating an incident Tuesday in which five 10th-grade students became sick after eating brownies given to them by another classmate.

The students were treated at Stony Brook University Hospital and released Tuesday evening. "The district believes that these symptoms were the result of the consumption of brownies potentially containing harmful toxins, which were obtained by a fellow classmate. The district’s utmost concern is for the safety and well-being of these students,” school superintendent Cheryl Pedisich said in a statement. “... The district is conducting an internal investigation and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken as necessary."

Commack

No Trace Left of Commack Cinemas

It's all just dirt and rocks now where the Commack Multiplex Cinemas once stood for 30 years.

Once a vibrant, local attraction, the movie theater is now completely gone to make room for a Lowe's Home Improvement store.

AD LI April 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM
That is the most ridiculous story I have ever heard, except for the kid biting a pop tart into a gun story and getting suspended for it. The problem with this entire country is that everyone is so worried about political correctness and liability that the persons in charge overreact and make everyone's life miserable, out of fear of any sort of ramifications against them. Our schools and their administrators are some of the worst culprits. For people who are supposed to be the educators and "great thinkers and professors", many of them have absolutely no common sense or balls" and are more worried about what can happen to them then about using basic common sense and intelligence in handling any situation that may be a little dicey, in their minds. Wake up America, and stop perpetuating the politically correct nonsense that has gone way too the right, and is now infringing on the rights of "normal" law abiding citizens.

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