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Week in Review: Driver Overturns Dump Truck in Miller Place

A look back at the top news from the week that was in Miller Place-Rocky Point.

A concept that was first discussed years ago for the 10-mile trail over the long-abandoned LIRR Wading River extension line from Mt. Sinai to Wading River, Rails to Trails now has some new life as the Suffolk County Department of Public Works has teamed up with a consulting firm, the RBA Group, and is in the conceptual stages of a proposed project.

Suffolk County Legis. Sarah Anker helped set up the meeting at the for community members to share their thoughts after a brief presentation by Jackson Wandres, landscape architect for the project, and William Hillman, Chief Engineer of the SCDPW.

has moved out of its old location at 451 Route 25A in Miller Place, and the 1,250 square-foot space is now up for lease.

Bob Damon, real estate agent for the location, told Patch that Bel Breeze, which was renting this location, has bought its own building across the street, leaving the old space vacant.

A truck overturned Monday morning in Miller Place, and the Miller Place Fire Department had to use the jaws of life to extricate the driver, who was trapped underneath the steering wheel.

The man was later cited with second degree unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. North Country Road remained closed eastbound for a portion of Monday afternoon as Verizon and LIPA worked on a utility pole that was struck.

The Miller Place School District officially announced the completion of contract negotiations with the teachers union; four-year agreement that will save the community nearly $2 million, according to a release.

The agreement includes a freeze of all other salaries, including those of club advisors, tutors and coaches, for the first two years of the agreement, and avoids teacher layoffs.

The annual Rocky Point Summer Concert Series began Tuesday night in the parking lot of in downtown Rocky Point.

The series kicked off with City Sounds Music Inc.'s Motown Celebration. Hundreds gathered on a warm evening to catch some live music, relax and mingle with friends and family.

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