Hundreds of students at West Islip High School were sporting purple on Friday in support of P.S. I Love You Day, a tradition created by sophomore Brooke DiPalma to raise awareness for those struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. DiPalma, who lost her father to suicide in 2010, posted a video on YouTube last month about the meaning of the day last month. That video already has nearly 40,000 views.
Plessers on Main Street in Babylon is sponsoring a unique mascot photo contest. All you need to do is shoot a creative picture of yourself, a friend or a loved one with Nipper, the giant fiberglass dog outside the store, and email it to email@example.com. Plessers will then post the photo on its website and Facebook contest pages and whichever photo has the most 'likes' by year's end wins the prize. And to top it off, a picture with Nipper could win the photographer a pretty nice 50" flat screen HDTV.
Half Hollow Hills
Following environmental law, the Dix Hills Water District must continue to chlorinate its water supply for 12 months after samples tested positive for coliform bacteria in December, Town of Huntington Councilwoman Susan Berland said last week. While the tap water may have a chlorine odor, it is still safe to drink, she said.
Citing family issues, Jodi Caravella has decided not to seek re-election, ending eight years on the Lindenhurst Village Board. “I’m a single mom now with a 13-year-old daughter,” she told Patch at a recent Village Board meeting.
A new location for Patchogue's historic may have been found.
Legis. Rob Calarco, D-Patchogue, recently announced that he has put forth a resolution in the Suffolk County Legislature that could move the library next to the on Main Street.
A Holbrook man was arrested after police say he attempted to rob a stationery store in St. James Thursday afternoon. Joseph Hogan, 33, is charged with attempted robbery and menacing. Police say the owner of the store scared off Hogan with a tire iron.
Two local former high school lacrosse stars are expected to have a major impact on Navy’s women’s lacrosse team in the upcoming season. Junior Jasmine DePompeo of Savyille and freshman Loren Generi of Bayport are among a handful of players the team’s coach, Cindy Timchal, is counting on to lead the team to another birth in the NCAA tournament.