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News Nearby: Commack Mother of Three Killed in LIRR Crash

The top headlines from nearby towns this week.

Port Jefferson

Inspector: Crime is Down in Port Jefferson Station and Terryville

Commanding officer of the SCPD's Sixth Precinct addressed the Port Jefferson Station-Terryville Civic Association meeting on Tuesday night.

Commack

Commack Mother of Three Killed in LIRR Crash

Blanca Maldonado, a mother of three from Commack, is confirmed to be one of the two people killed Tuesday when her vehicle collided with an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train in Brentwood, according to a report by the Daily News.

Maldonado, 52, died in the crash along with her 73-year-old father, Jose Adolfo Reyes, who was a passenger in his daughter's 2010 Nissan Maxima when she attempted to drive around a railroad crossing gate. According to the report, Maldonado's vehicle was in the direct path of the eastbound train when the two collided, causing a burst of heavy flames.

Smithtown

Smithtown Schools Facing $4.5M Deficit for 2013-14 Budget

The Smithtown Central School District will have to close a $4.5 million deficit for the 2013-14 budget, with expenditures for the district increasing by roughly $11.9 million.

Kings Park

Police Revive Heroin Overdose Victim in Kings Park Plaza Parking Lot

A 21-year-old man found passed out in his vehicle from a heroin overdose early Thursday morning in Kings Park Plaza was revived by Suffolk County Police who administered doses of Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses.

Three Village

Library to Launch ‘Teach Me Mobile’ Education Series

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library launched computer classes quite some time ago, teaching Microsoft applications and other programs to those in the community who need help learning computer literacy.

Now, the library is again poised to respond to what it has determined is a need among its patrons: classes to teach people how to use their mobile technology, whether it's a tablet, e-reader, or MP3 player. The series of classes, which library administrators have named "Teach Me Mobile," is expected to make its debut in February.

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