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News Nearby: Officer Revives Man Using Defibrillator

Also: IRS employees allegedly steal unemployment benefits; garbage hauler contract in question.

Officer Revives Man Using Defibrillator in St. James

A Suffolk County Police Officer revived a Shoreham man using an Automatic Defibrillator at in St. James. According to police, Bryan Boudreaux of the Fourth Precinct responded to a call on Aug. 21 at roughly 12:55 p.m. concerning an unconscious man in the service area of the dealership, located at 559 Jericho Turnpike. Reports state upon arrival Boudreaux witnessed the coworkers of Michael Muhlhausen, 50, of Shoreham, giving him CPR. Boudreaux then used the Automatic Defibrillator to administer a shock to Muhlhausen. Boudreaux, who also used an airway device on Muhlhausen, shocked the Shoreham man twice. Muhlhausen's pulse was then regained. He is expected to fully recover. to read more.

Officials: IRS Employees Stole Unemployment Benefits

Four people who were employed at the Internal Revenue Service facility in Holtsville have been charged with grand larceny after they fraudulently collected unemployment benefits, the state Department of Labor [DOL] announced Wednesday. Christopher Najdek, of Medford, Marcel Oneal, of Copiague, Michelle Oyer, of Mastic, and Jennifer Connolly, of Centereach, stole $37,438 in total benefits while they were employed at the IRS between November 2010 and last month, the DOL said in a press release. to read more.

Smithtown Town Officials Mull Over Jody Enterpries Contract

Smithtown officials gathered Monday to mull over the town's options for collecting trash and recyclables after news of recent fraud. Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio said several of the town's department heads met Monday morning to debate how to move forward with solid waste collections after one of garbage carters, Jody Enterprises, had . to read more.

New Owner Unwraps the Red Sled Christmas Shoppe

When Kathy Fahy visited Port Jefferson from upstate New York for the first time this spring, a friend introduced her to on East Main Street and she fell in love with the Christmas shop. “I am a bit of a Christmas goonie,” Fahy said. The women who ran The Red Sled told her that the store was closing because the owner was retiring but Fahy had other plans. “I decided that while the owner would prefer to close and retire, the iconic spirit and passion of Christmas embodied in ‘The Red Sled’ needed to continue in Port Jefferson,” she said. With the help of the store employees, Margot Garant’s law office and moral support from her friends, Fahy was able to buy the shop and reopen just in time for the season. to read more.

Savino's Hideaway Reopens with Classic Family Favorites

For years, Savino's Hideaway was a family favorite on the corner of North Country Road and Pipe Stave Hollow road in Mt. Sinai. The past few years, however, the restaurant remained dark as the Sguera family worked through a lawsuit and property issues in a fight to reopen. Now, the Hideaway has opened and is offering many of the same menu favorites that made them so popular years ago, with a new upscale feel inside. Maria Carson, daughter of Savino Sguera, who first opened the restaurant in 1976, is looking forward to the response they get from old customers returning to the same great food with a new, modern look. to read more. "We want to keep the same family concept where the prices are reasonable, but we made the feeling of the place more upscale but still inviting," Carson said.

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