There's plenty happening in Three Village on any given day, but the same can be said for the towns around us. Here's a look at what's happening on Suffolk's north shore.
From Riverhead Patch: Escaped Georgia Fugitive Arrested in Riverhead. A convict who allegedly escaped from a Georgia corrections facility in September and was living as a fugitive was apprehended in Riverhead on Wednesday. According to Riverhead Town police, officers in conjunction with United States Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force located Jerry D. Ross, 38, at the Greenview Motel in Riverhead on Wednesday.
From Kings Park Patch: Home Littered with Junk Has Residents Crying Foul. Residents on Heather Drive in Kings Park are asking the Town of Smithtown to act on what they call a junk yard being run from a private home on their block, creating unsightly and unsanitary conditions.
From Port Jefferson Patch: Renovation for Port Jeff Church Built at Turn of 20th Century. Legend has it that when the First United Methodist Church was built at the turn of the 20th century, the builder put three pennies on the platform of the bell tower before the steeple was affixed to the base. The luck lasted. It’s been over a hundred years since the Methodist Church was built on the corner of Main Street and Spring Street. After 119 years, the original building had gotten a little long in the tooth and church members decided it needed a renovation. The work was started in 2010 by reinforcing the structure’s brick foundation. The final portion of the project involved renovating the steeple tower, the one where the original builders had placed those three pennies in the late 1800s.