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Week in Review: Fatal Accident in Miller Place, Serial Burglars Charged

Look back at the top headlines from the past week.

Rocky Point Man Dies in Miller Place Crash

A crash at the intersection of Route 25A and Harrison Avenue in Miller Place Wednesday evening resulted in the death of James Albano, 48, of Rocky Point.

He died at the scene of the crash. He was driving a Buick Regal eastbound on Route 25A when he went into the westbound lane and crashed into a Mercury Grand Marquis just west of Harrison Ave., according to police.

An 83-year-old woman, Dolores Cash, driving the Grand Marquis was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by ambulance where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Rocky Point Approves Referendum to put Capital Reserve Projects to Vote

The Rocky Point Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a referendum to put one proposal for three capital reserve projects up for vote in a public election on Nov. 19.

The estimated project costs include $1,010,000 for the replacement of the grass field with synthetic turf, $680,000 for the reconstruction of the existing track and $300,000 for the reconstruction of instructional laboratories. The projects would be submitted for building aid reimbursement from NYS at approximately 70 percent of the actual project costs. Reimbursement could potentially reduce the net cost to $597,000.

According to state and court records, a Rocky Point man – who police said on Tuesday was arrested for in concert with two other individuals – has been convicted of burglary in the past, and currently stands charged with seven burglary charges across Suffolk County.

Southold Police said on Tuesday that warrants were issued William P. Smith, who reportedly stole over 400 pounds of copper in August from an unnamed Mattituck business.

Capital One Closing One of Its Rocky Point Branches

The Capital One west branch at 75 Route 25A in Rocky Point will be closing down for good on Oct. 5.

The branch will be consolidated with the eastern branch located at 366 Route 25A, and Capital One members will be able to use that location with no changes to their account.

Reader Photos: Historical Society Country Fair

he annual Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society Country Fair was held at the William Miller House in Miller Place over the weekend.

With a Civil War encampment, open hearth cooking and tasting, candle dipping, a period gun display, wampum bead making and more, the event was a blast from the past for all those who attended.

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