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Week in Review: Fundraiser Started for Local Woman, Fire Torches Garage

The top headlines from the week that was.

Fire Rages at Home on Griffen Court in Miller Place [PHOTOS]

A fire broke out at a home on Griffen Court in Miller Place Saturday night; there were no injuries. The Miller Place Fire Department was called to the scene at 7:10 p.m., according to Chief Kyle Markott. Markott was first to respond and said he found heavy flames blowing out of the garage area of the house.

"It was quickly determined that there were no occupants in the house," Markott said. "MPFD Engine 7 put three hose lines into operation to work on the fire and MPFD Ladder 4 was put into operation to contain the fire."

A Modell's Sporting Goods is coming to Rocky Point in the Kohl's Shopping Center next to Michael's on Rocky Point-Yaphank Road sometime in 2013.

The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board placed on the decision calendar a modification to the facade to add a loading door to the rear of the building at its last meeting.

Meanwhile, Plaza Surf and Sports has been holding a moving sale and plans to move to Miller Place next to Napper Tandy's in the former Miller Place Administration building in early April.

Crowdsourcing Fund Started for Rocky Point Woman Battling Cancer

Rocky Point mother Jayne Burke was shockingly diagnosed with brain cancer in December, and her friends have come to her support by creating an online fundraiser to help keep the family afloat during these tough times.

Readers React: New State Gun Legislation

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed gun legislation on Tuesday that made state laws the toughest in the country.

This new legislation includes expanding the state’s ban on assault weapons and strengthened guidelines to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

Rocky Point Budget Hopes to Stay Under 2 Percent

After Rocky Point residents voted to pierce the 2 percent tax levy cap in last year's school budget vote, a budget presentation on Monday reported that no such request will likely be made of taxpayers this year.

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