News Nearby: Missing Setauket Man Found Alive

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Missing Setauket Man Found Alive at Caleb Smith State Park

New York State Park Police on Thursday found Dr. Jerome Nadler, 76, of Setauket, a local doctor who went missing on Labor Day at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve following a fishing outing.

With his father listed in serious condition at Thursday afternoon, Matthew Nadler stood outside the hospital to discuss the news that his father , calling it "a miraculous story."

"It seemed like a dim possibility," Matthew Nadler said, that his father would be found alive after nearly four days of being lost on the shoreline of Caleb Smith State Park.

Patch reported that Nadler was last seen by state park police who allowed him to drive down a paved path at the park on Monday in order to go fly-fishing. A white Subaru and a cell phone belonging to Nadler was found on Labor Day, but searches for the doctor on the holiday and through Tuesday and Wednesday were unsuccessful.

Port Jefferson

Painting had been instilled in Anne Palmer Tuttle at an early age. She grew up in the Brandywine region of Pennsylvania the oldest child in a family of artists. During the depression her family moved to Long Island where the teenager put herself through college, eventually earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Long Island University.

Over the decades Tuttle earned a name for herself as a print-maker, painter and art instructor.

Now, the is showing a lifetime retrospective of her art starting Thursday and running through Nov. 13 titled “Anne P. Tuttle – A Life in Art.”


Four Commack residents are fighting back against Commack School District for the right to have their legal arguments in defense of the school in the Marion Carll Farm Lawsuit.

Vito J. Cottone, Daniel Fusco, Arthur J. Reilly Sr., and James Tampellini f brought forth by Carll's heirs against Commack School District for possession of the nine-acre historic farm. When school officials tried to prevent them as "mere taxpayers," the residents have chosen to fight on instead of backing down.


Hauppauge and Smithtown homeowners have been given the opportunity to educate themselves on the Route 347 greenway project before casting their votes on its future construction.  
New York State Department of Transportation will be holding an information meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 for roughly 90 homeowners whose lives will be directly impacted by the next phase of Route 347 construction, from Route 111/Wheeler Road east to Mount Pleasant Road.


Following the exposure of an where cardboard and paper were exchanged for under-the-counter cash payments, the Town of Smithtown is seeking to terminate its contract with Jody Enterprises and press charges against the company.

The town is also set to take legal action against its surety, Platte River Insurance Company.

"I think that everyone in town here was shocked that this was occurring," said Smithtown's Town Supervisor Vecchio. "That's why we're moving so forcibly today against the violations."

Kings Park

Just in time for the start of the school year, New Beginnings childcare center has opened its doors and is ready for business.

The center operates in the space left vacant by New Discovery childcare back in June. Owner Sylvia Bastone and staff were on hand Tuesday putting in some last minute touches, setting up new furniture and welcoming children from the Kings Park School District for the before and after care school program.

Captain Howard Hawrey September 08, 2012 at 07:23 PM
No mention in any of these articles about the other groups active in the search that day in any news article. My 15 year old son and another member of the LI Group Civil Air Patrol were asked to be and were activated to join in the search on Friday morning. These two young men were but 50 yards away from Dr. Nadler when he was found. Thank you Mark Duffy,17 from Mount Sinai and Thor Hawrey,15 from Miller Place for your volunteer service to the community and the successful finding of Dr. Nadler. Congratulation for a job well done!


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