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News Nearby: County Dedicates Portion of Nicolls Road for Fallen Firefighter

A round up of big news from neighboring towns.

Rocky Point Voters Pass Capital Reserve Projects

Voters on Monday passed a referendum for three Capital Reserve Projects, including the installation of a new turf field, by a vote of 305-199.
"Tonight we see saw that the voters wanted this to go forward and we're happy that they wanted it to go forward and help us improve our instructional spaces, replace the track that needs to be replaced and to help add value to the track as well," said Superintendent Michael Ring.
Ring explained that the project will now go to the state for official approval. After it's approved by the state sometime in December or January, it will go out to bid.

County Dedicates Portion of Nicolls Road for Fallen Firefighter

The portion of Nicolls Road between Fox Hunt Road and Route 347 will now be known as "Lt. Joseph DiBernardo Memorial Road," and was dedicated at a ceremony on Monday led by Suffolk Legis. Kara Hahn. Hahn, D-Setauket, introduced a measure in the county legislature over the summer to rename a 1.27-mile stretch of the road in honor of Joseph "Joey D" DiBernardo Jr., a FDNY lieutenant and former Setauket Fire Department volunteer who died last November from an accidental medication overdose. "I can't think of a better way to honor his memory and legacy than for each passerby to think not just of his sacrifice but of the sacrifice of every brave man and woman who selflessly protect our lives and property every day," she said.

Man Cuts Wrists with Chainsaw
A man was using a chainsaw in Elwood Tuesday when he accidently cut his wrists causing serious injury, said Suffolk County Police.

Tree Expert Thanks Commack for Hospitality During Sandy Cleanup

One Georgia contractor is reaching out this Thanksgiving to give thanks to Commack residents, who offered him so much while suffering the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.


Police Officers Save Man in Cardiac Arrest at Hauppauge Law Office


Suffolk County Police officers revived a man in cardiac arrest in Hauppauge on Monday.

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