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News Nearby: Off-Duty Suffolk Cop Killed in Crash

Also: Plans for Mt. Sinai mosque draw questions from the community.

From Commack Patch: Off-Duty Suffolk Cop Killed in Commack Crash. An off-duty Suffolk County police officer was killed early Friday morning in a crash along Jericho Turnpike in Commack, police said. Patrick Curley, of Huntington, was driving an SUV westbound on Route 25, near Siracusa Boulevard, when his vehicle collided with a Winters Brothers garbage truck that was backing out of a business onto Route 25 at 3:33 a.m, according to police.

From Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch: Community Raises Questions Regarding Proposed Mt. Sinai Mosque. A site plan proposal to convert an existing barn to a place of worship at 515 Mt. Sinai-Coram Road brought the community out in droves to Monday's Planning Board meeting at Brookhaven Town Hall. Property owner Mohammed Sameen and his lawyer Timothy Shea presented the board and those in attendance with their proposal to convert the 74-by-142.4 square foot barn into a mosque.

From Kings Park Patch: Police Respond to Potential Threat at Kings Park High School. Police on Wednesday responded to a potential threat at Kings Park High School, though they declined to offer specific details.
The police arrived at school sometime around 10 Wednesday morning to notify officials that they were investigating a potential threat from a former Kings Park student.

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