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News Nearby: State Aid Boost Possible for Rocky Point Schools

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Miller Place-Rocky Point

Cuomo Proposes Big Boost in Aid to Rocky Point Schools

While state aid numbers show that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year show a relatively big boost in aid to Rocky Point School District, the impact on the district's budget remains unclear as district administrators continue to discuss revenue projections for the upcoming school year.

According to numbers released by Cuomo's office, RPSD is in line for a 7.3 percent increase in state aid, or $1.67 million more than last year. The district, numbers show, would receive $24.5 million next year over last year's total of $22.8 million.

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Port Jefferson

Charges Upped on Alleged Scammer After '20 or More Calls' Come In

Ellen Burkheimer now faces felony scheme to defraud charges, and is due in court next Monday.

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Commack

Brain Injury Patient Con-Artist Sentenced to Prison

A man who pleaded guilty last month to nearly 50 felony charges, related to filing false tax returns on behalf of disabled brain injury patients at a Commack nonprofit, was sentenced to prison on Monday.

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Hauppauge

Pennsylvania Crash Takes Life of Hauppauge Couple

A couple from Hauppauge was killed in a car accident in Pennsylvania on Monday night, according to a report on Newsday.

Alexander Protosow, 89, and Louise Protosow, 83, were passengers in the backseat of a car that slid off an embankment  on Route 6 and crashed near the town of Shohola.

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Kings Park

New Chairman for Nissequogue River State Park Foundation

Kings Park local John Mcquaid will take the place of chairman Mike Rosato for the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation. The foundation, according to its website, is a not-for-profit organization committed to protecting and preserving the park’s historical and environmental assets.

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Three Village

Main Street Fire House Closed as Wind Causes Cupola to Lean

The cupola atop the Setauket Fire Department's Main Street fire house is leaning sideways amid the heavy winds, forcing the temporary closure of the fire house, a fire district official said Thursday. "We're in the process of trying to fix this," said district manager David Sterne, who said fire department response times will not be affected as the vehicles have been relocated to other stations and firefighters are on standby there as well. The fire siren contained within the cupola has been temporarily disabled, but crews will still receive calls via their radio pagers. "We have barricades and tape around the firehouse. A crane company came to respond, but it's still too windy to even put a crane up," Sterne said. He said a Brookhaven town building inspector deemed the building unsafe until the cupola is repaired.

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