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News Nearby: Bishop Battles Altschuler Over Corporate Office

Also: Kings Park trustee in hot water; Tropical Storm Irene yields FEMA reimbursement for Town of Smithtown.

Three Village isn't the only town with big headlines this week. Here are a few from the towns surrounding us:

From Port Jefferson Patch: The Congressional race between incumbent Tim Bishop and challenger Randy Altschuler seems to be picking up right where it left off two years ago. The most recent row is a finger pointing campaign over who said what about Altschuler’s private corporate office on Long Island. Bishop’s side is accusing the challenger of taking jobs out of the United States through his private companies. Altschuler’s camp says that Bishop has yet to explain what they claim is the loss of 30,000 jobs from Long Island since he’s been in Congress. That economic argument has come to a head over a small, unoccupied office in Port Jefferson Station. Read the full story

From Kings Park Patch: The Kings Park Board of Education is set to file a petition to the New York State Commissioner of Education that could remove trustee Liz Barrett amidst allegations that she shared confidential school information with an undisclosed third party. Read the full story .

From Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch: Drivers heading east on 25A from Miller Place to Rocky Point will find it easy to spot pool service and supply stores, with a handful within a mile or two of each other. With this Spring being the warmest ever on Long Island, business has been as high as the temperatures and customers are hurrying to get their pools ready for the season. "Business has been ridiculous," said Robert Schmit, manager of in Miller Place. "We’re putting up record numbers on a weekly basis. Unless it turns into a rainy and cold summer, it’ll keep going." Read the full story .

From Sachem Patch: Take-One Theatre Arts has been in business for 24 years, according to Cianciotto, the artistic director. They took over the new building two months ago and since then have been retrofitting the space to fit 192 seats, with four wheelchair-accessible spaces, sloping toward a 1,400 square-foot stage. A full rehearsal space with floor-to-ceiling mirrors adjoins the future theater. Read the full story .

From Smithtown Patch: Following last summer's storm which left trees downed and power out across Smithtown, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved a reimbursement for $1 million to the Town of Smithtown, according to a Newsday report.

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