News Nearby: Custody Settled for Son of St. James Murder-Suicide Victim

A round up of major headlines from neighboring towns.


Rocky Point Man Dies in Miller Place Crash

A crash at the intersection of Route 25A and Harrison Avenue in Miller Place Wednesday evening resulted in the death of James Albano, 48, of Rocky Point.

He died at the scene of the crash. He was driving a Buick Regal eastbound on Route 25A when he went into the westbound lane and crashed into a Mercury Grand Marquis just west of Harrison Ave., according to police.

An 83-year-old woman, Dolores Cash, driving the Grand Marquis was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital by ambulance where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Play’s Creators Attend Sunday Performance of Treasure Island

The cast of Treasure Island put on a rousing performance on Sunday at Theatre Three to the delight of not only the audience, but to three special attendees. The creators of the show: Sherman Yellen, who wrote the book for the play (and blogged about the Theatre Three performance on Huffington Post), Gary William Friedman, who composed the music and Will Holt, who wrote the lyrics were all in attendance. Although the play was written 30 years ago, it has never been performed at full throttle.

"This was a moment of theatre history for our company," said Executive Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel, who also directed the play. "To have these three legendary Broadway figures attend not just a performance of their work–but a world premiere. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Suffolk County police said there's been an upwards tick in the number of stolen tires and burglaries in the Commack area over recent weeks.
A member of the Suffolk County Police Department's COPE unit speaking at the Commack Civic Association Thursday night said there's been a trending increase in the number of tires and rims stolen off high-end vehicles in Commack. Thieves are removing expensive tires and rims overnight, leaving the victim's car on cinder blocks.

Meet the Owner: Rigatoni’s Pizza & Pasta Opens in Industrial Park
In his pursuit of the American Dream, a Miller Place man is bringing the unique combination of Chicago-style deep dish pizza and smoothies to the corner of the Hauppauge Industrial Park.
Kyle Markott, 33, has opened up Rigatoni's Pizza & Pasta in the corner site of Adams Ave food court in the Hauppauge Industrial Park. While Markott might be new to the Commack-Hauppauge area, he certainly knows his way around a pizzeria.

Custody Settled for Son of St. James Murder-Suicide Victim

The custody dispute over Tyler Farrell, the orphaned son of the late Katie Farrell, who was killed by East Northport native and ex-boyfriend James Schultz in a murder-suicide, has been settled.

Clare Farrell, mother to the late Katie and grandmother to Tyler, said she could not legally disclose details of the agreement to the press as per a clause in the agreement, but insisted it was put together with Tyler’s best interests in mind.

“There’s no bad details, we ended up with an agreement not a fight, and it continues that way,” she said. “It continues to be a relationship based in what’s Tyler’s best interest, not our own.”

After roughly three months in court, the custody dispute was settled in June.


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