News Nearby: Car Flips After Hitting Tree in Northport

A round up of top headlines from neighboring towns.

Police say the driver of a Buick Sedan lost control of the vehicle, slammed into a tree, then flipped over while traveling east along Scudder Avenue at Seaview around 9 a.m. Friday.

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of Joseph Chancellor of Rocky Point, whose body was found at the Eastern Resources Recycling center in Yaphank Thursday morning.
Chancellor, 42, was found among refuse by employees at 6:55 a.m, Police said.  The body and refuse had just been discarded at the facility by a garbage truck.
The body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy was performed and the body was identified as Chancellor.

On Friday, representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency joined Stony Brook University researchers and local officials to kick-off the Seafloor Mapping Project of Long Island Sound.

Scientists will use the Stony Brook University marine research vessel named SeaWolf docked in Port Jefferson Harbor to survey the bottom of the Sound, creating a detailed topographic map, testing the texture and makeup of the seafloor and marking underwater habitats. The idea is to get a better sense of the Sound’s resources in order to protect them.

A new early education-based early childcare facility – established by one of the original founders of Tutor Time – is moving into the former Tutor Time location in East Setauket.
Children of America, a Delray Beach, Florida-based company that has more than 50 locations in 12 states, is currently enrolling new children starting at the age of six weeks.

Nesconset residents are demanding action from Smithtown Town officials in a renewed pledge to fight Sonic's application to open a restaurant off Alexander Avenue.  
Nesconset resident Susan Fink and others stepped forward at Smithtown Town Board’s Aug. 14 to request the Supervisor and council members to clearly define what “curb-side dining” is, prohibited under town code 322-11, in hopes the measure will prevent Sonix from being built.


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