Police: Drugged Driving Ends in Crash
A Commack driver was allegedly on drugs when she crossed over a double yellow line and crashed into oncoming traffic in Smithtown on Friday.
According to police, Rachel Shavzin, 29, was driving a 2012 Honda Accord on Old Willets Path in Smithtown when she started driving on the opposite side of the road and crashed her vehicle into an oncoming car.
Serious Injuries Sustained in Middle School Fight
Schoolyard bullying turned violent this week at Hauppauge Middle School when a seventh grade boy was seriously injured during a bathroom brawl.Principal Maryann Fletcher said that the incident originally came through as an accident, but after further investigation, the administration discovered that it was not.
Civic Association Calls for Stiffer Penalties for Illegal Rooming House Landlord
The Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook wants heftier fines for unscrupulous landlords who are turning single-family homes into illegal rooming houses for university students, and has asked the town to release the names and addresses of those homes cited for such violations within the past year.
Residents in Three Village have long complained about these houses to the Civic Association and to the Town of Brookhaven, saying the situation often turns an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood into a noisy, chaotic one.