News Nearby: Chalk Scrawlings Dubbed Graffiti in Port Jefferson

Also: Pharmacy killer's doctor charged in two overdose deaths.

There's plenty happening in Three Village on any given day, but here's a look at what's happening in the towns around us.

From Port Jefferson Patch – . Residents and mayor say the act was idea of one parent that got out of control. What appeared to be a fun children’s activity at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame building during the Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson ended up being an unsanctioned act of vandalism, according to officials and a resident who brought up the issue at the village board of trustees meeting on Monday night.

From Sachem Patch – Pharmacy Killer's Doctor Charged in 2 Overdose Deaths. A Queens doctor who reportedly supplied painkillers to Medford pharmacy killer David Laffer is now charged with "recklessly causing the overdose deaths" of two men, New York City's Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor announced Thursday. Stan Li was to be arraigned Thursday on two counts of manslaughter, among other charges. Prosecutors say Joseph Haeg, of East Moriches, and Nicholas Rappold, of Queens, both died within days of receiving prescriptions written by Li.

From Kings Park Patch – KP Civic Association: Proposed Retirement Community at St. Johnland 'Massive'. Local residents packed a hearing last week held by the Smithtown Town Board on the proposed building of a continuing care retirement community for property at St. Johnland Nursing Center. The proposal calls for a four-story building with  24 assisted living spaces, 153 apartments and 22 townhomes, which would be built on 50 wooded acres across from the center. A lap pool, salon, banking and a convenience store, among other amenities, are expected to be on site with sale prices for the units at  $395,000 to $825,000.

From Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch – . After two informational meetings held in Rocky Point about a proposed trail from Port Jefferson to Shoreham brought big crowds, Legislator Sarah Anker is still weighing the options on the future of the project. The trail, which would be developed on the LIPA property, could cost anywhere from $8-10 million according William Hillman, Chief Engineer of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, with 80 percent of the funding coming from the federal government and the rest by local government, which was a main concern of Anker's.


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