News Nearby: Man in Cardiac Arrest Saved; Girl Honored for Bravery

A look at what's happening in nearby towns.

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 Hauppauge Patch: Police Officers Revive Man in Cardiac Arrest at Hauppauge Law Office
Suffolk County Police officers revived a man in cardiac arrest in Hauppauge on Monday. According to police, officers Victor Federico and Erickson Coquinco, as well as members of the Central Islip-Hauppauge Volunteer Ambulance Company, responded to a call of a 57-year-old man who passed out in a hallway a law office on Motor Parkway after saying he wasn't feeling well. The officers began to administer basic life support and were joined by officer Thomas LaFemina, a paramedic and member of the department's Medical Crisis Action Team, who  administered advanced life support and delivered two shocks from a portable Automatic External Defibrillator. The victim was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore his pulse was restored.

From Port Jefferson Patch: Port Jeff Kid Honored by Village for Bravery
On Monday night, the village of Port Jefferson honored fourth grader Paige Miller for her 911 call that helped save her grandmother's life. Miller - who had previously been honored by the school district - called police after witnessing her grandmother have a stroke. According to a village statement, the youngster also stayed on the phone with emergency workers as they drove to her house all the while comforting her grandmother. "Unbelievable valor and bravery," said Mayor Margot Garant. "She is one of a kind!"

From Kings Park Patch: Dam Breach at Sunken Meadow Re-routes Park Users
A project slated for the dam at Sunken Meadow State Park may need to be pushed along a little faster due to some damage from Superstorm Sandy. The man–made dam, located by field three of the park, was breached after Sandy pounced on Long Island in late October. Grant monies from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund were slated before the storm to restore tidal flow. The first step in the project was to remove the dam.

From Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch: Rocky Point Voters Pass Capital Reserve Projects
Voters on Monday passed a referendum for three Capital Reserve Projects, including the installation of a new turf field, by a vote of 305-199. "Tonight we see saw that the voters wanted this to go forward and we're happy that they wanted it to go forward and help us improve our instructional spaces, replace the track that needs to be replaced and to help add value to the track as well," said Superintendent Michael Ring. Ring explained that the project will now go to the state for official approval. After it's approved by the state sometime in December or January, it will go out to bid.


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