There's plenty of news happening in Three Village on any given day; the same can be said for the towns around us. Here's a look at what's making headlines in nearby Patch towns.
From Port Jefferson Patch: Moratorium on Lawrence Aviation Site Approved by Town. According to the 2008 Comsewogue Hamlet Comprehensive Plan, the 152 acres of the Lawrence Aviation site in Port Jefferson Station constitutes about 35 percent of the total vacant property in the area. It’s not going to be developed anytime soon, especially after a moratorium was extended by the Town giving more time to decide how the property should be zoned for development, if any at all is to occur. The moratorium was extended until Dec. 14, 2014.
From Commack Patch: Woman Killed on Northern State Parkway in Commack. A woman walking on the Northern State Parkway in Commack Wednesday morning was struck by a car and killed, according to New York State Police. The accident, which occurred at 6:12 a.m. took place near Deer Park Road between Exits 42 and 43 on the westbound roadway. The road was closed for about four hours as police investigated the incident.
From Smithtown Patch: Hauppauge Man Dies After Hitting Garbage Truck in St. James. A Hauppauge driver was killed Wednesday morning in a St. James accident. According to Suffolk County Police, Jaime Rodriguez, 25, of Hauppauge, crossed into the westbound lanes while driving eastbound on Route 25 near Huber Place in a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he collided with a 2004 Mack garbage truck. The accident occurred at roughly 2 a.m.
From Kings Park Patch: Smithtown Library Designated as Patent and Trademark Center. The Smithtown Special Library District has gone through seemingly endless changes over the past two years, with all four libraries undergoing major renovations. There is now one more distinction the library could add to its resume: being a United States Patent and Trademark Resource Center.