Here’s a look at some of the top stories in and around your community this week. Click the headline to read the full story.
Merchants in Port Jefferson Village will be able to peddle their wares – with limitations – on outdoor sidewalks.
The village board, in an attempt to bring outdoor selling standards in line, voted to allow sales on sidewalks, which had previously been prohibited. Stores with goods for sale on the sidewalks had, in large part, historically not been fined for it.
A new executive has arrived at Stony Brook University hoping to commercialize discoveries that come from university research and development, according to a report published this week in Newsday. Peter Donnelly has been appointed director of the office of technology licensing and industry relations after holding a similar position at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
Despite a letter sent home in August to students’ parents, the Bayport-Blue Point high school was the target of a rather intensive toilet papering effort on the opening day of school. Streams of paper blew from trees throughout the front lawn of the buildings on Snedecor Avenue Monday morning as school doors opened up.