Moratorium on Lawrence Aviation Site Approved by Town
According to the 2008 Comsewogue Hamlet Comprehensive Plan, the 152 acres of the Lawrence Aviation site in Port Jefferson Station constitutes about 35 percent of the total vacant property in the area. It’s not going to be developed anytime soon, especially after a moratorium was extended by the Town giving more time to decide how the property should be zoned for development, if any at all is to occur. The moratorium was extended until Dec. 14, 2014.
Woman Killed on Northern State Parkway in Commack
A woman walking on the Northern State Parkway in Commack Wednesday morning was struck by a car and killed, according to New York State Police.
The accident, which occurred at 6:12 a.m. took place near Deer Park Road between Exits 42 and 43 on the westbound roadway. The road was closed for about four hours as police investigated the incident.
Hauppauge Man Dies After Hitting Garbage Truck in St. James
A Hauppauge driver was killed Wednesday morning in a St. James accident. According to Suffolk County Police, Jaime Rodriguez, 25, of Hauppauge, crossed into the westbound lanes while driving eastbound on Route 25 near Huber Place in a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he collided with a 2004 Mack garbage truck. The accident occurred at roughly 2 a.m.
Smithtown Library Designated as Patent and Trademark Center
The Smithtown Special Library District has gone through seemingly endless changes over the past two years, with all four libraries undergoing major renovations. There is now one more distinction the library could add to its resume: being a United States Patent and Trademark Resource Center.
A small group of local residents and commuters on Monday questioned Suffolk County's plans to reconfigure the intersection of Nicolls Road and Hawkins Road in South Setauket as part of a $4 million project to enhance safety and traffic flow on one of the county's busiest roadways.
At an informational meeting on Monday night at Suffolk Community College, the heart of the debate focused on a proposal to eliminate drivers' ability to cross eastbound through the intersection of Hawkins Road over Nicolls Road or make a left hand turn there. Some said drivers would be forced to drive out of their way to the closest other intersection at Mark Tree Road in order to head north on Nicolls Road.