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Week in Review: Rocky Point Drive-In Saved, MP Gymnast Receives High Scores

A roundup of the top headlines in the area this week.

After A Decade, Fate Of The Rocky Point Drive-In Is Decided

The Town of Brookhaven released a statement Friday letting the community know that the old Rocky Point Drive-In located adjacent to the Crossroads Plaza East Shopping Center in Rocky Point is now protected from becoming a big box store.

Councilwoman Jane Bonner, an advocate for small businesses, and Supervisor Ed Romaine worked together to protect the land at 85 Route 25A. After over a decade of litigation and concerns from the community, the two were able to announce that there has been some resolve.

"The New York State Court of Appeals decision that will ensure the Rocky Point Drive-In will not be developed as a big-box store," Brookhaven said in a statement. "The property owner had previously challenged the Town’s up-zoning of the blighted 18-acre property from retail to recreational, which does not allow big-box stores."

RPSD Releases Student Survey After Drug Forum

Rocky Point School District hosted a drug forum on Nov. 7 to discuss ways of reducing and/or eliminating the drug use in Miller Place and Rocky Point. 

Incase you were unable to attend the meeting, here are links to the presentations that were shown detailing a student survey going over the biggest issues facing teens and what is actually happening behind closed doors.

Check out links to both presentations below. 

Student Survey PowerPoint

Bach Harrison Results PowerPoint


Jordan Ceccarini Dominates At The Suffolk Individual Gymnastics Championships

In a packed Babylon gym on Nov. 8, Miller Place School District freshmen Jordan Ceccarini competed in the Suffolk Individual Gymnastics Championships for third time.

Ceccarini is a Miller Place student, but because the district does not have a gymnastics program, she had to participate in the competition through Half Hollow Hills coached by both Terri Kindelmann and Peter Neu.

"Jordan started on bars and got a 9.25 to place first in the county. She then went to the balance beam where she competed the most difficult moves of the night and was almost flawless and scored 9.5," said her father, Nicholas P. Ceccarini.

"That [9.5] took first place in the county. She received a 9.35 on the floor to place fourth and was the shortest gymnast in the county finals to land a perfect vault landing to receive a 9.575 to take second place." 

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