A look at what's making headlines in neaby towns:
From Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch: . A 15-year-old Miller Place boy was charged with DWI after a two-car crash on Echo Avenue and Sylvan Avenue Sunday night, according to police. Police said the boy was injured and taken to Stony Brook University Hospital. According to Miller Place Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kyle Markott, the two people in the other car were also injured and taken to the hospital.
From Port Jefferson Patch: Cops Searching For Man Who Robbed Port Jefferson Station Restaurant. A man who broke into a Port Jefferson Station restaurant and stole cash is still on the loose and cops are looking for the public’s help to catch the thief. On Sept. 21 at about 12:40 a.m., a lone robber kicked in the glass of the front door to Il Porto Bello Italian Restaurant on Route 112 and entered the store. The man – who is described as white with a bald head – then took $150 from a drawer beneath the front counter and left through the same door. He was dressed in a hooded flannel sweatshirt, light colored pants and white sneakers at the time. His identity is currently unknown. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
From Smithtown Patch: H2O Celebrates 11 Years in Business. Longevity may not be the norm with restaurants today, but H2O in Smithtown has managed to last 11 years in its West Main Street location, helmed by brothers and co-owners Michael and Kurt Bohlsen. Michael attributes much of the restaurant’s success to the loyalty of its guests. “The people here are very genuine, they’re very loyal,” he said. “We’ve developed a lot of relationships with the people that live right behind us and all around us.”
From Sachem Patch: State To Rename Patchogue-Mount Sinai Road Overpass After Fallen Firefighter. On Saturday at 11 a.m., elected officials and area residents will gather at the Farmingville Fire Department for the permanent dedication of the overpass on Patchogue-Mount Sinai Road to fallen FDNY Lt. Richard Nappi. After the dedication, the overpass will be named the "Richard Nappi Memorial Bridge," in honor of Nappi, who died of a heart attack last April while leading his men into a burning warehouse in Brooklyn. Nappi's widow, Mary Anne Nappi, will be on hand for the dedication, along with Assemb. Dean Murray, State Sen. Lee Zeldin, local volunteers and members of the FDNY.