With election coverage dominating the local scene, here's a look at what's making news in the communities around Three Village.
- was sentenced to four consecutive life terms in prison for the murders at Haven Drugs in Medford on June 19. Patchogue Patch has transcripts of Laffer's along with wife , who received 25 years in prison for her role in the crimes.
- The first-place New York Giants are gearing up for a big matchup against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but still had time to let a team visit their practice facility. Brandon Jacobs and Corey Webster stopped by meet the athletes and help with the practice.
- The financial landscape may look bleak for the future, but a ten-year old from Port Jefferson Station may have some . Shaun Hergerton won an essay contest on finances from Astoria Bank, beating out 1,300 other entries from Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester.
- A woman confessed that she was high when she a bicyclist on Route 25A in Miller Place last year. In exchange for the plea, Nicole Shellard will be sentenced to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in prison.
- A was approached this week by a suspicious car after being dropped off at her bus stop. Reportedly, two men in a white van asked the girl to enter the vehicle. Days earlier, a man in a gold vehicle attempted to lure a girl into a car by asking if she needed a ride home.