From Hurricane Sandy to new businesses, here are the stories that caught the most attention in November of 2012.
Evening Restorations in Miller Place-Rocky Point. In the wake of Sandy, community members tracked power restorations as they dwindled from thousands to hundred in the beginning of November.
A Sound Beach man was arrested Nov. 4 and charged with third degree burglary, a felony, and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Sandy left students out of school for over a week in many local districts, and parents and students monitored when they'd be returning to school closely.
Repowering Might Have Sparked Mt. Sinai Home Fire. A house fire in Mt. Sinai on Nov. 5 caused extensive damage and might have started when electrical crews re-energized the house, according to the Mt. Sinai Fire Department.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest about graffiti made at Miller Place High School.
POLLING PLACE UPDATES: Miller Place-Rocky Point. The effects of Sandy lingered through Election Day as some polling places changes, but none in the area were affected.
PHOTOS: Water Recedes But Sandy's Effects Still Evident at Cedar Beach. Most of the Cedar Beach peninsula was completely flooded during Hurricane Sandy, and days later the water may have receded but the effects were still evident.
With so many school days lost from Sandy, local school districts have been weighing their options on how to make up for days lost.
Dunkin' Donuts Replacing White Castle in Mt. Sinai. Just months after the closing of White Castle in Mt. Sinai, a Dunkin' Donuts is set to open in the location on Route 25A.
Rocky Point Voters Pass Capital Reserve Projects. Voters on Nov. 19 passed a referendum for three Capital Reserve Projects, including the installation of a new turf field, by a vote of 305-199.