Library to Launch 'Teach Me Mobile' Technology Education Series
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library launched computer classes quite some time ago, teaching Microsoft applications and other programs to those in the community who need help learning computer literacy. Now, the library is again poised to respond to what it has determined is a need among its patrons: classes to teach people how to use their mobile technology, whether it's a tablet, e-reader, or MP3 player. The series of classes, which library administrators have named "Teach Me Mobile," is expected to make its debut in February. Not only will the library set up stations where people can actually hold and use those devices to see how they function, but there will be classes focused on specific devices that will be available starting within the next few weeks.
Incident Report: Car Break-Ins Reported at World Gym
Two vehicles were broken into just minutes apart on Jan. 15 in the parking lot of World Gym in Setauket. In both instances, the thief stole pocketbooks containing credit cards and cash. One was reported at 11:10 a.m. and the other at 11:18 a.m. World Gym manager Gina-Marie McNulty said the gym parking lot has surveillance cameras and the footage was downloaded for the detectives. "We always tell people, and the police tell people, to bring their items with them from the car," McNulty said.
Stony Brook head coach Jim Nagle is busy "getting to know his squad again" following some major shifts off-season, according to a 2013 team preview published by Inside Lacrosse. Regarding an inconsistent 2012 season, during which the team finished 7-10 (4-1 America East), Inside Lacrosse quotes Nagle as saying: "We looked at the entire season, and we weren’t satisfied with how we went about our business every day and the season overall." Seventeen players departed and only three starters return, and Nagle is quoted as saying: "The upperclassmen carry every team, but it’s obvious we’re going to have to play a lot of young guys."
Meet the Owner: Work 'Isn't Work' for Village Chemists Owner
Mike DeAngelis said his career as a pharmacist began when he got a chemistry set at age 12. Years later, in the U.S. military during World War II, he worked as a pharmacy technician, and when he returned home, he studied chemistry, biology and pharmacy at St. John's University. Now DeAngelis, 85, is celebrating his 53rd year as the owner of Village Chemists of Setauket. "I'm starting to get used to it," he joked. He said people have asked him when he plans to retire, to which he says, "I don't." "I want to be here because I know I help people every day," he said. "To me, it isn't work. This is what I enjoy doing."
Crime Report: 2 Arrested Following Alleged DWI Incidents
Charles Hahn, 61, of East Setauket, was arrested Jan. 18 in St. James and charged with first-offense DWI and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. Police said Hahn collided with a parked vehicle while driving north on Lake Avenue, and they said he had a plastic bag containing cocaine in his possession. Deborah Mastro, 46, of Port Jefferson, was arrested Jan. 15 in Stony Brook and charged with first-offense DWI, a misdemeanor. Mastro allegedly collided with another car while driving on Stony Brook Road; police said she failed a sobriety test.
Legislator Hahn Re-Appointed to Head Environment and Planning Committee
Suffolk County Legis. Kara Hahn, D-Setauket, has been re-appointed to head the legislature's Environment, Planning and Agricultural Committee, the legislature announced Thursday. In her capacity as chairwoman, she will have direct oversight of the Suffolk County’s planning division, Planning Commission and issues that deal with the local environment including land acquisition, water quality improvement, farmland protection, smart growth planning, and more.