An endangered sea turtle was rescued in the Long Island Sound one mile north of Mt. Sinai Harbor Monday night with the assistance of the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau.
Marine Bureau Police Officers David Goldstein and Matthew Funaro received information from a boat via the VHF radio that a very large sea turtle was entangled in the lines of several lobster pots at 8:40 p.m Monday.
Julika Wocial, Riverhead Foundation’s Rescue Program Supervisor and Kimberly Durham, Rescue Program Director, worked with the Marine Bureau officers for over three hours and eventually freed the turtle using lights, cutting tools and poles.
The Rails to Trails project from Mt. Sinai to Wading River is still in its very early stages, and after an initial introduction meeting, Legis. Sarah Anker is looking for community feedback in order to aid in the decision.
On her website, Legis. Anker has created a page dedicated to the project with a form for community members to fill out with information and comments. Those interested can click here for the site and also call her district office at 631-854-1600.
When it comes to meeting state Education Department academic goals, test scores in the Rocky Point School District have jumped up in some grade levels and subject areas.
That’s according to a report revealing English and math test scores for elementary and middle school students recently released by the state’s education department.
Superintendent Michael Ring was happy with the results and is looking to see continued improvements.
"We believe the hard work and dedication of our instructional professionals as well as the commitment of our students and their parents are reflected in those improved outcomes," Ring said.
In practice for 20 years, Dr. Kathleen DeDio moved in to her new office in February and after months of waiting to acquire permits, finally opened Divine Chiropractic near the beginning of July.
Divine Chiropractic, located at 465 Route 25A in Miller Place, will be holding its official grand opening celebration Aug. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. Legis. Sarah Anker and Councilwoman Jane Bonner will be in attendance for a ribbon cutting ceremony and everyone at the event will get a free health screening appointment. There will also be refreshments, giveaways and prizes. Click the headline for a Q & A with Dr. DeDio.
Over the past few months, Miller Place student Kara Patrovic has been fundraising to travel to Bolivia to visit and bring supplies to her sponsored child. She recently exceeded her fundraising goal and sent a letter to Patch to thank everyone involved.