Here are 5 summer stories that grabbed attention in Kings Park:
Kings Park Man Airlifted After Motorcycle Accident
A Kings Park man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center on Sunday afternoon after he struck a car while riding his motorcycle.
According to Suffolk County police, Patricia Esculish was driving a 2011 Honda east on Hudson Road and attempted to make a left turn onto Indian Head Road when she was struck by a 2003 Yamaha, driven by Christopher Foster, who police said was driving south on Indian Head Road about 3 p.m.
Kings Park Fire Department is preparing to celebrate their 100th anniversary with a community celebration this Saturday. It's one more example of how much they give to the town - for quite likely more than a century.
"The general yard that is kind of agreed upon is the year 1913," said Miles Borden, firefighter and historian of the Kings Park Fire Department. "But there is evidence, I've found, that this little fire brigade existed as early as 1908.
A fundraiser held earlier this year for Kings Park Board of Education trustee Liz Barrett, has raised questions in regard to whether the event violated the board’s code of ethics.
Jim McGuire, of Kings Park, had previously asked the board to review section 6010 of the Code of Ethics for Board Member, which is related to receiving gifts.
Known to many as a champion of causes and often willing to lend a hand, John Gallagher of Kings Park, passed away Friday.
John was frequently seen around the community with a camera in his hand and a smile on his face.
John was part of the committee that helped bring to life the town's now annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. He was a frequent contributor to Patch and often spoke of his family, shared pictures of his grandchildren and of his faith.
A Kings Park business is making the move to relocate further east after facing criticism and pressure from local residents.
John Gesuale, owner of Jezco Bulk Removal, said he will be moving the business to a new location in Yaphank.