News Nearby: Stranger Approaches Commack Boy, Poor Plowing Area-Wide

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Port Jefferson

Fire Department Response Hindered by Unplowed Port Jefferson Station Streets

It took a little help from residents on quads, sleds, shovels and with four-wheel drive vehicles, but firefighters from Terryville Fire Department and local EMS workers were able to get to those in need of assistance during the blizzard, according to a department spokesperson.

Faced with impassable snow-packed streets, first responders – often working long overnight shifts at the height of the storm – had to get inventive.

"We had to think out of the box," said Dennis Whittam, a spokesperson for the Terryville Fire Department.


Poor Plowing Brings Hauppauge Industrial Park to a Standstill

Heavy snow and rain keep 55,000 employees from regular work schedule.

Kings Park

Couple Braves Blizzard to Deliver 'Baby Nemo' at St. Catherine of Siena

Winter storm Nemo delivered a walloping amount of snow on Friday, but it didn’t stop the delivery of Loudon Gentner, whose parents braved the storm’s fury and traveled to St. Catherine of Siena Hospital during the thick of it.

Three Village

Snow Stories: Stony Brook Family Makes it Through the Blizzard

Stacey and Tom Jolley dealt with not having heat – and a fire in their kitchen they extinguished themselves.


Stranger Approaches Commack Boy

An unidentified male approached a boy on his way to school Thursday morning, Commack School District officials announced.

According to a statement by Superintendent Donald James, a white man, described to be between 30 and 40 years old with dirty blonde hair, approached the boy on Colby Drive. The man was said to have been wearing box glasses and a light blue jacket and driving either a grey or silver vehicle.


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