As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to nitty-gritty breakdowns of government and school district issues. But some stories are simply inspiring, often showing that at the heart of our communities is a desire to do good. Here are some of the touching headlines from the past seven days.
Queenie Heading to a Loving Home
The neglected Cane Corso found near death just about two weeks ago has recuperated thanks to Grady Animal Hospital in Sayville was heading to a new home Thursday.
Queenie, found starved and dehydrated after nearly three weeks of neglect, was rescued Feb. 23 by the Guardians of Rescue. The dog had been locked in a room in an overheated apartment and had no care, food or water. The Suffolk County SPCA have charged Queenie’s owner, a Coram resident, with animal cruelty.
“[She was] basically a skeleton, and couldn’t even walk when she came in,” Dr. Mark Caporaso said. “She’s made a remarkable recovery.”
Babylon Village Spawns Idea To Help Fish Mate
If you were wondering what was happening at Argyle Lake Park on Tuesday afternoon, you were not alone. The construction equipment near the dried waterfalls attracted quite a few people. Babylon Village crews were hard at work installing a fish ladder on the western side of the waterfalls facing Montauk Highway, temporarily stopping water from entering Argyle Lake or the waterfalls during the day Tuesday.
Mayor Ralph Scordino was on hand as crews lowered pieces of the new ladder into an area off to the side of the waterfalls. "This ladder will help fish that live in the salt or brackish waters south get back into the fresh waters to give birth," Scordino told Patch.
Sagl Brothers Garner Weekly Lacrosse Awards
It’s been a big week for the Sagl lacrosse family.
Brothers JJ and Michael, of West Islip, each were honored for their on-field exploits this past weekend. JJ, the starting goaltender at Marquette, was named the GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week. Michael, a sophomore at Quinnipiac, was named the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
N. Babylon HS Hosting Sandy Relief Concert on March 21
North Babylon High School will be hosting a Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Concert on March 21 at 7 p.m. to raise money for families still reeling from the storm's aftermath.
The concert will feature student-musicians from across the school district. The money raised will be used to rebuild ramps for Long Island residents with disabilities whose homes were deeply impacted by the October storm.
The Lindenhurst Memorial Library has won the Facebook Like Race by not only reaching, but topping the 4,000 likes it needed by last Sunday's midnight deadline.
By reaching this goal the LML has become the first library in Suffolk County to reach that goal.