There's plenty of news happening in Three Village on any given day, and the same can be said for the towns around us. Here's a look at what's making headlines in nearby Patch towns:
From Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch: Miller Place Fire Department Fights Fire at Own Firehouse. The Miller Place Fire Department is used to battling blazes in the area, but on New Year's Eve, members of the department had to tackle a fire in their own firehouse. At 11:05 a.m. on Monday, First Assistant Chief Josh Hagermann was at the headquarters on Miller Place Road when the fire alarms starting sounding and smoke was found in the truck bay of the firehouse. Hagermann determined there was a fire in the generator room, and he and a few other members were able to get the trucks out of that side of the building while pulling an engine around to get water on the fire.
From Port Jefferson Patch: Grandma Nurse on Duty When 2013 New Year’s Baby Born at St. Charles. When Lorrie Faulhaber went to her job as a labor and delivery nurse at St. Charles Hospital on New Year's Day she never expected that her first grandchild would also be the first baby born there in 2013. According to a spokesperson from St. Charles, Port Jefferson Station residents Lauren and Travis Faulhaber spent New Year’s Eve celebrating their wedding anniversary having dinner. Mrs. Faulhaber was already six days past her due date and she was scheduled to be induced by doctors on Jan. 3 at the hospital. Unexpectedly, Mrs. Faulhaber went into labor early on Jan. 1. Rylee Taylor Faulhaber was born at 6:10 p.m. that day. She is the couple’s first child.
From Sachem Patch: Local travelers flying in and out of Long Island MacArthur Airport over the next few days may see some famous faces. According to Newsday, actors Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore are filming scenes for the film “Non-Stop” at the airport. According to IMDB.com, the movie has a budget estimated at $50 million and the plot focuses on an air marshall who “must spring into action aboard an international flight.” It is slated for release sometime in 2013, according to IMDB.
From Smithtown Patch: First Baby of 2013 in Smithtown Born to Holtsville Parents. The first baby born in St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in 2013 was a boy. Greyson Devereaux was 9-pounds 4-ounces at birth.