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Week in Review: Losquadro Wins Highway Supe, Marine Band to Lead Parade

The top headlines from the week that was.

Nursing Home on Davis Peach Farm Property Inches Closer to Development

The plan for a nursing home in Mt. Sinai on the undeveloped former Davis Peach Farm property recently inched closer, according to a report in the Village Beacon Record.

The Mount Sinai Civic Association hopes the possible development of the Amsterdam Continuing Care facility would help bring revenue to the hamlet.

Losquadro Wins Tight Brookhaven Highway Chief Race

In a race that gained significant attention following Brookhaven's disastrous response to the Feb. 8 blizzard, State Assemb. Dan Losquadro, R-Shoreham, beat town councilwoman Kathy Walsh, scoring 51 percent of the vote with 294 out of 295 precincts reporting.

Longtime Miller Place Fire Commissioner Gordon Handshaw Passes

Gordon F. Handshaw, who served as Chief of Miller Place Fire Department in 1988 and Commissioner in the MPFD for over 20 years, passed Sunday.

Handshaw led the effort to build a Miller Place Fire Department Substation that now stands on Miller Place Yaphank Road. He was named Fire Safety Educator of the Year in 1996 and gave 40 years of service to the Miller Place and Stony Brook Fire Departments.

Marine Band to Lead St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Friends of St. Patrick have announced that US Marine Corps Band from Quantico, VA will lead the 63rd Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17.

According to the group organizing the parade, this makes the Miller Place-Rocky Point parade the only one on Long Island to feature a military band. The group also said it estimates 50,000 people will witness the parade.

Rocky Point Raises Close to 10K in Jump Rope For Heart

In honor of American Heart Month, Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students and staff members once again participated in a Jump Rope for Heart event and raised $9,379 for the American Heart Association.

Physical Education teacher Maria Amoscato organized the voluntary event at JAE in Rocky Point, which around 190 students took part in.

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