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Week in Review: Supervisor's Resignation Tops Local Headlines

A roundup of news from the past week on Three Village Patch.

Catch up on Three Village news with our weekly wrapup here:

Brookhaven Supervior Lesko Resigns. Brookhaven Town Supervisor Mark Lesko is stepping down to run the Accelerate Long Island project. Richard Schaffer, chairman of the Suffolk Democratic Party, told Patch Wednesday afternoon that Lesko’s resignation will become official Sept. 14. In a written statement released on Wednesday, Lesko said he joins Accelerate Long Island with the goal of implementing a strategy to create an innovation-based economy on Long Island. In an interview with Patch on Thursday, Lesko told Patch he has no plans to seek public office again. to read more.

Remembering a Fallen Hero in Setauket. A portion of Nicolls Road could be renamed in honor of fallen firefighter Joseph DiBernardo Jr., thanks to a new initiative introduced at the county level by Suffolk Legis. Kara Hahn, D-Port Jefferson. Under her proposal, the stretch of Nicolls Road extending from Route 347 north to Fox Hunt Lane in Setauket would be rededicated as "Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Road." DiBernardo, a former New York City Firefighter who was known in the community as Joey D, died at the age of 40 in November from an accidental overdose of medications he was prescribed as a result of the life-threatening injuries he sustained during the fatal "Black Sunday" fire in the Bronx in 2005. to read more.

Interactive Map: Problem Stop Signs in Three Village. Last week we asked readers to , and the result was dozens of comments and concerns about this unsafe situation in town. To put the discussion in perspective, we've plotted all of your suggestions on a map. to see the map.

New Educational Child Care Facility Replaces Tutor Time in Setauket. A new early education-based early childcare facility – established by one of the original founders of Tutor Time – is moving into the former Tutor Time location in East Setauket. Children of America, a Delray Beach, Florida-based company which has more than 50 locations in 12 states, is currently enrolling new children starting at the age of six weeks. to read more.

With 70 Years of History, Civic Association Looks Toward the Future. For the Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook, one of the most longstanding organizations in the community, membership has historically come in waves – usually with the ebb and flow of hot-button issues within the community. It has been challenged with issues such as open space preservation, traffic safety, and controversial development projects. Now, with 70 years of history behind it, a new challenge lies ahead: recruiting more members to keep the organization thriving. to read more.

Captain America August 19, 2012 at 03:14 PM
This is outrageous! Right after campaigning last year for re-election he deserts and abandons his post! In the military they call it desertion and dereliction of duty. On the other hand, I am glad to see him go.

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