Here’s a look at what news made the top headlines across the region this week:
From Westhampton-Hampton Bays:'Rust Tide' Returns to Area Waterways
A toxic algae, known as a Rust Tide, which causes harm to shellfish, has returned to the area and it's not expected to go away anytime soon.
According to the Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, the tide has been detected in the Shinnecock, Flanders and Peconic Bays, including tributaries such as Meetinghouse Creek.
The school's monitoring system, Professor Christopher Gobler recorded the rust tide algae at densities exceeding 10,000 cells per milliliter in the Peconic Bay and 1,000 cells per milliliter in the Shinnecock Bay.
A man who was threatening to jump off the Waverly Avenue bridge over Sunrise Highway in Patchogue Friday has been talked off the bridge by officers, Suffolk County Police told Patch.
Police said the man had been on the bridge since around 8:20 a.m., and he was off the bridge shortly before 3 p.m.
As a flight instructor at Long Island MacArthur Airport, Mike Nelson often brings his students flying around the New York City skyline.
On Monday afternoon, though, it was his girlfriend Jessica Rispoli in the passenger's seat for a flight down the Hudson River. When the plane landed at MacArthur about an hour later, Rispoli was his fiancée.
From Port Jefferson:
For Jake Tuohy, shooting and editing video is more than just a fun side project – it's his passion. The same holds true for his friends Vin Jacovelli, who loves composing rap lyrics, and Roy Lenzo, whose talents lie in the music and the beat. The three are 2013 Comsewogue graduates who call themselves the F.I.R.E. Squad, and who have created a song and music video that has garnered national attention as the No. 5 video in the GotChosen.com video contest out of more than 400 videos.