Case of Pertussis Reported in Local Summer Music Program. A case of pertussis – also known as whooping cough – has been reported at the Brookhaven Art & Music Summer Music Camp at . The school district last week mailed home letters announcing the report of the illness, a highly contagious bacterial disease that is commonly spread through the air by coughing from affected individuals. to read more.
More Mosquitoes Test Positive for WNV in East Setauket. Four additional mosquito samples taken July 17 in East Setauket have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services announced Thursday. The virus was first detected in the mosquito population this year on . Thus far, five mosquito samples taken in East Setauket have tested positive for the virus. to read more.
Sweet Frog Opens in Stony Brook. Sweet Frog is the newest frozen dessert café in town, opening its doors a few weeks ago as the third Sweet Frog location on Long Island. to read more.
Staller Center Technology Evolves with Film Technology. Just as the technology filmmakers use to make their films has changed dramatically over the years, so has the technology needed to facilitate screenings at venues like Stony Brook University's . When the festival first began 17 years ago, the Staller Center had the capacity to screen 16 mm films, 35 mm films – and even VHS tapes. But according to Patrick Kelly, Director of Operations for the Film Festival and the Staller Center, it's clear that the evolution in technology has had an impact on the ability of the Film Festival to deliver quality films – both in content and presentation – to its audiences year after year. to read more.
Stony Brook Hospital Gets Graded by US News & World Report.has been pegged as the No. 17 hospital in New York out of a pool of 241 hospitals in the state, according to new hospital rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital was also ranked No. 20 among the 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area, which includes northern New Jersey and Westchester. to read more.
Crime Report: Accused Purse Snatcher Allegedly Shoplifts. Jennifer O'Leary, 25, of Stony Brook, was arrested July 19 at 11:10 a.m. in South Setauket and charged with petty larceny. Police said O'Leary, who was also arrested in June for at supermarkets, stole food, computer equipment, and other items from Stop & Shop in South Setauket. for the full crime report.