There's plenty of news happening in Three Village on any given day, and the same is true for the towns around us. Here's a look at what's making headlines in neighboring towns.
Police Identify Commack Man Killed in Motor Parkway Accident
Suffolk County police have identified Commack resident Abraham Sparber, 90, as the man killed in a two-car crash on Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Tuesday morning. Police said Patrick Williams, 46, was driving a 2003 box truck westbound on Motor Parkway when his vehicle struck a 2010 Hyundai driven by Sparber, who was attempting to make a left turn out of a parking lot onto eastbound Motor Parkway.
Lumber Yard Condemned by Smithtown's Building Department
The former home to Nassau Suffolk Lumber and Supply Corp., the abandoned lumber yard at 102 West Main Street in Smithtown, has been condemned by the town. Signs have been placed on the door by the town's building department, stating the building is "unsafe and its use or occupancy has been prohibited."
Miller Place Pharmacy Owner Discusses Prescription Drug Epidemic
When Bryan McCutcheon opened Echo Pharmacy in Miller Place in 2002, his intent was to build a community pharmacy with a mom-and-pop feel. That feel is long gone. In its place: fear. “All of my employees have expressed concern for their safety,” McCutcheon said, adding that the pharmacy has been robbed numerous times, including once at hammer point, as Long Island finds itself at the epicenter of a prescription drug abuse epidemic.
LIPA: New Agreement Includes Option to Repower Port Jefferson Plant
The Long Island Power Authority approved a new agreement with National Grid on Tuesday that will extend its existing contract with the British utility company to purchase power for its customers over the next 15 years. The new agreement – called a Power Supply Agreement (PSA) – will replace the existing one that expires in May 2013. LIPA decided to renegotiate the contract with National grid and exact a few changes. One change of particular interest to Port Jefferson village residents is an ability to repower existing plants, according to a statement released by Michael D. Hervey, Chief Operating Officer of the utility. According to Hervey’s statement, the new agreement “would establish procedures for the potential repowering of the Port Jefferson, Barrett (Island Park) and Northport steam plants...”