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News Nearby: Modified Three Village Budget Includes More Layoffs

A roundup of headlines from nearby towns.

Three Village

According to by the Three Village school administration, the decision to cut additional teachers, administrators, and other staff members has paved the way for a number of major programs to be retained.

Of more than $1.9 million in reductions made from , at least $1,281,000 is coming through the elimination of several teaching positions as well as three elementary school assistant principals. Including more than 85 positions already eliminated via previous budget cuts, the new adopted budget would bring the total number of full-time equivalent staff reductions to 109.

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Port Jefferson

Four men were arrested in Port Jefferson Station at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 and charged with disorderly conduct and creating a hazardous condition.

Jose Lopezsantiago, 34, Jose Medrano, 33, Carlos Martinez, 32, and Miguel Gonzalez, 47, all of Port Jefferson Station, were allegedly hanging out in Jefferson Plaza parking lot drinking and causing a disturbance.

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Smithtown

The First Discovery Montessori School in Smithtown has reportedly shut down, upsetting parents who had sent their preschoolers there.

The school, according to a News 12 article, posted a note on its door announcing the closure after 18 years in the community.

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Riverhead

By day, Riverhead resident Melissa Senatore works part-time in the cafeteria at the Pulaski Street School. But at night, Senatore lets her imagination run wild as she seeks to invent a new product that could make millions -- and change her life forever.

And now, Senatore has a chance to realize those big dreams. Her product, the "Flip it Baking Basket," has been chosen, along with the inventions of 24 other hopefuls, to vie in a competition sponsored by TeleBrands, the company behind the "As Seen on TV" infomercials.

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North Fork

From the opening 10 a.m. ceremony onward, crowds flowed into downtown Greenport via train, boat and automobile for the Tall Ships festival on Saturday.

The festival coincides with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 this year. officials say they believe an armada of historic replica will attract up to 50,000 visitors to the village this Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday morning, Vietnam veteran John Iannone was visiting the festival from East Moriches. He and his family took a short tour of a replica of the HMS Bounty — built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Marlon Brando, now used as an educational vessel — and one of the most popular ships at the festival.

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