There's plenty of news happening on any given day in Three Village, and the same thing can be said of the towns nearby. Here's a rundown of headlines from nearby Patch towns.
From Kings Park Patch: Town Preps to Send Wrecking Ball at Two Hightower Homes. Smithtown officials are ready to demolish two abandoned Kings Parks homes, despite the pleas of a Nassau attorney for more time to cleanup the property. Smithtown Town board narrowly approved allowing the town to enter Hightower Homes property owned by Frederic Powell, at 77 and 81 Main Street in Kings Park, to demolish or clean up the two vacant homes as needed to bring them within compliance with building codes. Councilmen Bob Creighton and Ed Wehrheim voted against taking action.
From Patchogue Patch: Three Women Arrested in Massage Parlor Raid. Three women were arrested Thursday afternoon after an undercover investigation revealed that an illegal massage parlor was operating out of a Patchogue apartment, police said. Police raided the apartment, where they say prostitution was taking place, at 305A West Roe Boulevard shortly after 4 p.m. Officers seized massage tables, oils, a computer and money, police said.
From Commack Patch: Home Burglary Reported in Commack. A Commack family came home to find its back door broken and iPad missing Feb. 26, police said. According to police, the perpetrator entered the home Feb. 26 by knocking out the glass on the rear door. The alleged burglar then stole an iPad from the home, police said. No residents were home at the time of the incident.
From Sachem Patch: Sachem Alum Competing on 'Hell's Kitchen.' A Sachem Class of 1994 graduate is the latest Sachem alum to appear on a hit TV show featuring often-confrontational master chef Gordon Ramsey. Barret Beyer, originally of Holbrook, will be competing on the Fox show when its 11th season premieres on March 12 at 8 p.m. EST. Beyer, who currently lives in Central Islip, is the sous chef at The Emporium on Railroad Avenue in Patchogue. Barret earned his culinary arts training at Star Career Academy in Syosset in 2010. Prior to becoming a chef he worked in the mortgage industry, but said he always watched "Hell's Kitchen" and dreamed of one day competing on the show.