Week in Review: Local Grad Inspires, Thief Sought & More

A round up of the week's biggest news.


Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Spurs Local Grad to Walk for a Cure

Lauren Serzanin was in junior high when out of the blue, her legs went numb. Doctors couldn’t put their finger on what was happening. It was a year later, when it happened again in her face and hands when doctors gave the teen the news that she had Multiple Sclerosis.

An MRI on her brain revealed 15 lesions, but doctors said Serzanin’s case was mild.

“At first I was blowing it off,” said Serzanin, a 2011 grad of Kings Park High School. “It was something I was ignoring, but my dad convinced me that it was something I was going to need to accept.”

Residents: KPE Ignores Court's Restraining Order

Kings Park residents are infuriated a pre-cast concrete business is continuing business as usual weeks despite a temporary restraining order from New York State Supreme Court.

Residents allege KPE II is continuing to carry out heavy industrial business activities such as sand mining, rock crushing and more off Old Northport Road despite the March 4 restraining order signed by Supreme Court judge Ralph Gazzillo.

"They are loading trucks with sand. There are trucks going in and out of the facility. There's obvious chunks of material missing out of their piles," said Kings Park resident Michelle Garry. "For public safety to say they aren't working is ludicrous."

Hightower Homes Spared Wrecking Ball For 2 Weeks

Smithtown officials have temporarily spared Hightower Homes from a date with a wrecking ball, giving the new owner two weeks to make the property safe.

Smithtown Town Board voted unanimously to revoke their Feb. 28 resolution that allowed town workers to enter Hightower houses, at 77 and 81 Main Street in Kings Park, to clean up or demolish the vacant buildings, deemed unsafe by building inspectors.

Cash Offered for Info on New Year's Eve Party Thief

Suffolk County Police are seeking a man who stole a woman's Coach purse and Nissan Altima early in the morning on New Year's Day.

According to police, the man stole the purse at Celtic Bar on Pulaski Road around 3 a.m.

Updated: Sun E Daze Tanning Closes Due to Flooding

A representative at the salon's Woodbury location said it is unclear when the Kings Park location will be able to reopen due to extensive flooding damage from a burst pipe, but they are anxious to get the store open.

Damages will be repaired once insurance issues are settled. Customers will have to use the Woodbury location until the Kings Park salon is open.


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