Bank Robbery, Steakhouse Demolition Top This Week's Headlines

A look back at the biggest stories of the week in Three Village.

Capital One Bank in Stony Brook (Photo Credit: Jennifer Sloat)
Capital One Bank in Stony Brook (Photo Credit: Jennifer Sloat)
Cops Probe Pattern in Stony Brook Capital One Robbery

Suffolk County police on Tuesday night said its pattern division is investigating the earlier robbery of the Capital One bank on Main Street in Stony Brook. According to police, the robbery was reported at 12:41 p.m. Tuesday after a man likely in his late-thirties to mid-forties walked into the 64 Main Street branch and demanded cash from the teller. 

Demolition Begins at Former Steakhouse in Stony Brook

Crews have begun taking down J&R's Steakhouse in Stony Brook, which had been closed since Hurricane Sandy hit last year. A spokesman for Stony Brook Medicine told Patch in July that the building would be razed to make more parking available to serve the hospital's new perioperative center, which is current being built in the rear of the Coventry Commons shopping center. 

Car Crashes Into Stony Brook Medical Park Building

A driver at the Stony Brook Medical Park on Nesconset Highway is OK after crashing into building seven at the medical park late Wednesday morning. According to Brian McAllister, assistant chief of the Stony Brook Fire Department, the crash was caused by an "accidental foot slip" with the car in the wrong gear. The part of the building damaged was the waiting room, which was unoccupied at the time, as well as the counter area, where no one was hurt. 

Miguel Maysonet, Former SBU Football Star, Lands on Colts Practice Squad

Miguel Maysonet, who helped propel Stony Brook's football program into the spotlight over the past three seasons since his transfer from Hofstra, has been signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad. The NBC Sports blog Pro Football Talk reports that Maysonet's signing came six days after a workout with the team.

Three Village Wildcats in the Running for Football Grant

The Three Village Wildcats, a youth football club, need your help in winning the "Guardians of the Gridiron" award, which would yield a $5,000 grant for the club. The contest is being sponsored by NRG, an energy company that has partnered with the New York Giants, along with USA Football and its "Heads Up Football" program, which emphasizes safety during games and practices. To get started voting, visit this page.

Long Island Museum Welcomes New Director

The Long Island Museum has brought a new executive director on board following the retirement of former director Jackie Day. Neil Watson, the former director of the Katonah Museum of Art, will assume part-time responsibilities through October and will assume the role full-time in November. James W. Wicks, president of the museum's Board of Trustees, called him "a seasoned museum professional and cultural leader with a compelling vision for our future."

Arthur W. Bryant, Funeral Home Founder, Dies at 93

Arthur W. Bryant, who founded Bryant Funeral Home in East Setauket in the 1970s, has died at the age of 93. Bryant was also a longtime member of the Setauket Fire Department who was recently honored for his 75 years of service, according to an obituary published by the Hudson Valley-based Times Herald-Record


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