An unidentified woman died in a car crash Thursday night around 5:06 p.m. in Medford near the intersection of Horseblock Road and Route 112, said Suffolk County Police. Police said that a 2005 Toyota Carolla traveling eastbound on Horseblock Road drove through a red light at the intersection, and then went up a curb. The vehicle hit a tree at the southeast corner of the intersection, and the victim via Medford Ambulance Company was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue where she died.
Full story: http://medford-ny.patch.com/articles/police-fatal-medford-crash-at-rt-112-horseblock-intersection-9afcc975#c
Deer Park-North Babylon
PM Pediatrics opened its brand-new pediatrics urgent care North Babylon facility on Monday. The facility aims to provide parents an after-hours pediatric urgent care for newborns to college-age students, roughly age 25, at their 7,200-square-foot offices at 1130 Deer Park Avenue.
Full story: http://deerpark-northbabylon.patch.com/articles/pm-pediatrics-opens-its-north-babylon-center
Half Hollow Hills
A Melville woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to several charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in Huntington Station last fall. Nicole Grammerstorf is accused of striking Luis Dagoberto Flores Hernandez, 27, near the Thorney Avenue intersection in Huntington Station and dragging him nearly 500 feet before he was dislodged in front of the Whitman Motor Lodge at 295 East Jericho Tpke.
Full story: http://halfhollowhills.patch.com/articles/woman-denies-killing-pedestrian-4a702b12
A West Islip man died after being struck by a pickup truck along Sunrise Highway early last Saturday morning, police said. The pedestrian, Gregory Wilson, 27, was hit by a 2004 Ford pickup truck driving in an eastbound just east of Udall Road at approximately 5 a.m., according to Suffolk County Police.
Full story: http://westislip.patch.com/articles/west-islip-man-struck-killed-on-sunrise-highway
The Babylon Village Board of Trustees heard the plans for the new restaurant expected to take the space currently occupied by Tidewaters Grill at Main Street and Deer Park Avenue during a public hearing held on Tuesday evening. Owner and chef Luciano DiRico laid out his plans for "One West Main Bar & Grill," an American bar/grill that would take over Tidewaters within the next few months. DiRico said the new restaurant would keep a diverse menu and 80 seats.
Full story: http://babylonvillage.patch.com/articles/village-board-hears-plans-for-new-restaurant
The Sachem Board of Education held an extra budget meeting at Samoset Middle School on Wednesday night and hundreds of residents showed up to fight for their respective programs.
Full story: http://sachem.patch.com/articles/sachem-boe-revises-budget-plans
In the almost six months since Hurricane Sandy, the Lindenhurst School District has spent more than $400,000 in transportation costs for those students displaced by the late October storm. Now Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force to help reimburse local school districts that have seen increased transportation costs for students displaced by the superstorm.
Full story: http://lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/schumer-helping-lindy-schools-get-funds-for-sandy-related-transportation-costs
The $12.9 million 2013-14 Patchogue Village budget approved at Monday’s budget hearing at Patchogue Village Hall features a 3.69 percent tax increase that was discussed as being caused by a multitude of new expenses.
Full story: http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/village-cites-sandy-snow-removal-in-budget-increases
The arrest of a woman soliciting money at a Sayville food shop, to supposedly help pay cancer treatment bills, has left a bad feeling with at least two residents who fell for what police say was an extensive scam to feed a heroin addict. Brittany Ozarowski was arrested April 1 inside the Sayville Stop and Shop on Montauk Highway and is facing a slew of charges for illegally collecting money on the premise she was riddled with cancer and could not pay for needed treatment, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Full story: http://sayville.patch.com/articles/cancer-scam-for-heroin-habit-leaves-local-residents-angry