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Week in Review: Teen Charged in Crash, Local Group Wins Battle of the Bands

A look at the top headlines from the week that was.

A 15-year-old Miller Place boy was charged with DWI after a two-car crash on Echo Avenue and Sylvan Avenue Sunday night, according to police.

Police said the boy was injured and taken to Stony Brook University Hospital. According to Miller Place Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kyle Markott, the two people in the other car were also injured and taken to the hospital.

White Castle Closes Mt. Sinai Location; Chain Considers Return to Area

After about 10 years of serving their patented sliders in Mt. Sinai, White Castle has ceased operations at their location on Route 25A after their lease expired.

Jamie Richardson, vice president of the famous chain, explained that their situation at that location just wasn't working out.

"It’s always regretful when we can no longer continue to operate in a space," Richardson said. "As we looked at the performance and how we were doing in terms of our sales there, despite our best efforts we couldn’t get it to the point where it made sense to re-up for more time at that specific site."

Police Looking For Man Who Stole from Miller Place Liquor Store

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Sixth Precinct Crime Section are looking for help identifying a hispanic man who stole a bottle of liquor from Siliato Liquors in Miller Place.

Police said he entered the store at 9:40 a.m. on Sept. 18. and placed a bottle of liquor near the exit door. He then bought a different bottle of liquor and took the bottle near the exit as he left.

Rocky Point Group Wins Long Island Fall Festival Battle of the Bands

After being selected as one of four bands to compete over the weekend at the 18th Annual Long Island Fall Festival, the Two Man Acoustical Jam from Rocky Point took the top spot and have now earned the chance to open an upcoming show for a major act at The Paramount Theater in Huntington.

The band, made up of Gino D'Ambrosio and Jim Brown of Rocky Point, started performing just for fun in front of friends but have now taken that next step after what D'Ambrosio calls a surprising win at Battle of the Bands.

New Miller Place Eagles Scouts Honored

Troop 204 Boy Scouts of America of Miller Place had four new Eagles Scouts honored for their accomplishments Sunday as each scout planned,
organized and directed a project of significant value to local communities.

Assemblyman Dan Losquadro, R-Shoreham, and Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner, C-Rocky Point honored the new Eagle Scouts Christopher Argento, Dean Zeffer, David Yonks, Kyle Matura.

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