News Nearby: Driver Falls Asleep At Wheel, Crashes Into Tree

A round up of major news from neighboring towns.


New York State on Tuesday paid St. James-based Gyrodyne Co. of America a $167.5 million settlement as the completion of the company's lawsuit against the state for undervaluing the land it annexed via eminent domain, according to a report published Thursday in Long Island Business News.

On Sunday, the HMS Bounty played host to a benefit for the to raise money for the new home of the museum.

Attendees were treated to food and drink provided by local businesses like Z-Pita and the Port Jefferson Brewing Company. Long Island Vodka was pouring as well as the Wine Guy and music was provided by Jack Licitra.

The Wildcat Athletic Club Field Renovation Committee, a booster club comprised of district residents, had its construction plan by BBS Architects & Engineers for a high school football field press box recently approved by the Board, according to a report in the Village Beacon Record.

The plan,, is fully funded by the booster club and comes at no cost to the district. Booster Club President Chris Rosati estimates the total cost of the project to be $52,400, the report reads.

Driver sent to hospital after accident on Daly Road Friday morning.

, Smithtown's slice of Cuban cuisine, is temporarily closed as management works on renovating the restaurant on Jericho Turnpike.


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