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3 Men Rescued From LI Sound in Rocky Point
Three men were pulled from the Long Island Sound near Rocky Point Wednesday evening after their canoe capsized, Suffolk County Police said.
The victims, brothers Edwin Arevalo, 24, and Jose Arevalo, 28, along with their friend Moises Guevara, 35, all of Case Avenue in Patchogue, were transported to John T. Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson and treated for hypothermia.
According to police, the three men were fishing in a two-person canoe just east of Hagerman Landing Road at around 7:30 p.m. when the vessel capsized. A nearby resident heard the men screaming for help and called police.
Port Jefferson School District Mourns BOE Member's Passing
Residents of the village and the Port Jefferson School District are mourning the passing of one of their own after Isak Prohovnik died suddenly earlier this week. Prohovnik was elected to the school board in 2011 and was a professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Lowe's Submits Revised Plans for Smaller Commack Store
Lowe's is taking the next step forward in converting the former Commack Cinemas into a massive home improvement center.
Lowe's submitted revised building plans for a 166,000-square-foot home improvement store and garden center to Smithtown Planning Department on Oct. 18. It will come up for a public hearing before the Planning Board on Nov. 7 and could be approved the same night.
The home improvement franchise's newly revised plans shrink the size of the proposed store's retail area by 21,925 square feet, down from its initial plans for a 187,925-square-foot store. The proposed building would be more than double the size of Commack Cinemas Multiplex, which was 71,700-square-feet.
P.F. Chang’s Hearing Before Smithtown BZA Postponed
P.F. Chang's plans for a proposed Smith Haven Mall location will have to wait a little longer.
P.F. Chang's public hearing before Town of Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals was postponed on Tuesday night due to lack of adequate company representation. It has been rescheduled for their November meeting.
Adrienne Giannadeo, BZA chairwoman, would not let Andria Pacinelli, P.F. Chang's Regional Director of Development, speak on behalf of the company without being given power of attorney.
No Power Plant For Kings Park
The Long Island Power Authority announced Wednesday afternoon that it will recommend two locations to its board of trustees as possible future sites for a new power plant.
The two sites being considered are in Yaphank and Shoreham, but the proposed site in Kings Park is no longer under consideration. LIPA Board Trustees will be asked to vote on moving forward with conducting negotiations for 20-year Purchase Power Agreements with both companies as it determines which one will offer the best value to Long Island customers.
Murphy Family Supports Efforts for National Day of Grieving
For Missy Murphy and her family, there are good days and bad days. Sometimes she is able to think about her 13-year-old son Andrew, whom she lost to suicide earlier this year, and smile. But other times, she said, it's unbearably difficult.
That's why she is seeking the community's support for a national petition to establish a "National Day of Grieving." She said establishing such a day would mean so much to her family.
"People have a right to grieve," said Murphy, whose family lives in Stony Brook. "It’s a process that there is no time limit on. Everybody grieves differently and experiences loss differently."
The petition can be found by clicking here. Signing the petition requires a quick log-in process. So far, the petition has fewer than 400 signatures, but it needs 25,000 people to sign by Nov. 2 in order for the Obama administration to consider acting on it.