News Nearby: 'Cash Mob' Hits Artisan House in Northport

A round up of big news from neighboring towns.


Local Civics Join Forces

The Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook on Monday publicly welcomed the Three Village Civic Association into its membership via a merger.
Judy Shivak, longtime president of the Three Village Civic Association, presented a check of approximately $400 to Ron DiBiase, president of the Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook, representing the last of its funds.

"I think it'll add to our diversity," DiBiase said of the merger. "It's good to have representation from all over the community. Many hands make light work."
The announcement comes during a membership campaign being conducted by the Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook. Leaders of that organization, which has been around for 70 years, said this past summer that the organization would be seeking more members to help keep it thriving.

Mother Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Commack Graduate

The mother of a 2009 Commack graduate pleaded not guilty to brutally murdering her son using a hammer and knife in Albany courts on Wednesday morning.

UPDATED: Police Identify Man Killed in Early Saturday Hit-and-Run

Suffolk County police have identified Thomas Wik Jr., 23, of Nesconset as the man killed after being hit by a car in Hauppauge on Saturday morning. 

Wik was walking eastbound on Nesconset Highway when he was hit by a 2006 Honda driven by Craig Williams, 38, of Nesconset, police said. Williams reportedly left the scene of the crash, and was arrested a short time later.

Photos: Artisan House Gets 'Mobbed'

Over 30 people attended the first ever Northport "Cash Mob" sponsored by the Northport Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

Everyone met at Main Street Cafe for drinks and food, where event organizer Chris Triolo announced that Artisan House would be "mobbed." With plenty of small trinkets in every corner of the store, it was no problem finding something delightful for $20, and many people walked away with bagfuls of scarves, lights, toys, signs, or jewelry plucked from the eclectic selection.


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