Deer Park-North Babylon
The Deer Park Board of Education voted Tuesday to close Abraham Lincoln School and relocate its pre-kindergarten program and alternative high school for the next school year.
Full story: http://deerpark-northbabylon.patch.com/articles/abraham-lincoln-school-to-close
Half Hollow Hills
Former Half Hollow Hills West basketball star Tobias Harris was back in New York on Wednesday, making his first trip to Madison Square Garden as a member of the Orlando Magic.
Full story: http://halfhollowhills.patch.com/articles/harris-brings-magic-to-new-york
A Sayville man facing several criminal charges for an alleged drunk driving episode at a Manhasset golf course last year was arrested this week on a fugitive warrant issued by the Clinton Police Department in New Jersey.
Full story: http://sayville.patch.com/articles/sayville-man-arrested-on-fugitive-warrant
Two women were discovered in possession of heroin and needles in their parked car while two children were sitting in the vehicle's back seat Wednesday in East Patchogue, Suffolk County Police say.
Full story: http://patchogue.patch.com/articles/police-two-women-charged-with-child-endangerment-drug-possession
Police are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating three suspects who robbed The Barn convenience store in Holtsville earlier this month. According to police, on March 12 a woman with two passengers pulled up to the barn and ordered a soda. While the cashier turned to fill the order, a black male passenger wearing a ski mask hopped out of the car with a shotgun and demanded money.
Full story: http://sachem.patch.com/articles/cops-seeking-trio-that-robbed-holtsville-store
The yogurt craze sweeping the nation continues to come to the Babylon area as Long Island chain Swirls and Twirls has recently opened a location in West Babylon. The yogurt chain's West Babylon location is the eighth opened and takes a spot in the ShopRite shopping center on Route 109 next to GameStop.
Full story: http://babylonvillage.patch.com/articles/swirls-and-twirls-now-open-in-west-babylon
Full story: http://lindenhurst.patch.com/articles/tal-president-teachers-are-being-disrespected
Maintaining small class sizes while keeping any potential tax increase to a level near or below the tax levy cap were among the top takeaways from the school district’s recent on-line Community Budget Survey.
Superintendent Richard Simon unveiled the survey’s results Wednesday night at a budget work session held at Beach Street Middle School.
Full story: http://westislip.patch.com/articles/small-class-sizes-spending-limits-top-priorities