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News Nearby: Blighted Movie Theater, Psych Center Smokestack Torn Down

See what's making headlines in nearby towns.

There's plenty of news happening in our community on any given day, and the same can be said of the towns around us. Here's a look at what's making headlines in nearby Patch towns.

From Kings Park Patch: Locals React to Kings Park Smokestack Demo. In the blink of an eye, the smokestack of the hundred-year-old historic Kings Park Psychiatric Center Power Plant was demolished by a dynamite implosion. Even though the implosion occurred on time at 2 p.m., the warning horns couldn't be heard clearly in the viewing area 1,000 feet away, surprising many onlookers when the implosion occurred. Click here to see the photos and video.

From Commack Patch: Commack Cinemas Demolished. Commack Multiplex Cinemas is now just a memory as slabs of concrete and piles of rubble lay where the theater stood for 30 years. A Lowe’s Home Improvement store will move into the location. Click here to read more.

From Three Village Patch: Car Careens Into Setauket Harbor; Driver Uninjured. A driver lost control of his vehicle at the curve on Shore Road in Setauket on Wednesday afternoon, jumping the curb and landing in Setauket Harbor at 12:32 p.m. According to Suffolk police, the driver was uninjured. Suffolk County police responded and towed the vehicle out of the water; the Brookhaven Town harbormaster also responded to the scene.

From Port Jefferson Patch: Port Jefferson, Comsewogue School Districts Recognized for Music Education. Port Jefferson and Comsewogue are among 307 school districts from across the country to be designated as a winner in the "Best Communities for Music Education" program sponsored by the NAMM Foundation. Click here to read more.

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