Some of the news from Long Island communities this week.
The Town of Smithtown was robbed of more than $200,000 by a trio operating a recycling scheme in town for more than two years, officials said, and that amount is likely to increase. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota on Thursday said two employees of Medford-based garbage carter Jody Enterprises created a recycling scheme that involved collecting Smithtown homeowners' recyclable cardboard and paper and selling it to West Babylon-based DeMatteo Salvage for a personal profit.
Long Beach property owners may no longer plant invasive or “running” bamboo but may maintain it and grow other species, after the City Council on Tuesday approved a rewritten ordinance regarding the nonnative plant. The ordinance was reworded from the original outright ban on planting or maintaining all bamboo anywhere in the city to include a provision that permits residents to plant non-invasive bamboo and maintain any species of bamboo provided it “doesn’t encroach or grow onto any adjoining or neighboring property," reads the new law. The council voted 3-1 to adopt it.
Witnesses said a drowning man pulled from Shinnecock Bay on Friday afternoon regained consciousness and resumed breathing after Good Samaritans performed CPR. Hampton Bays resident Tina Curran said she discovered the victim as she entered the water, at the end of Shinnecock Road in Hampton Bays, and noticed he was floating facedown. After initially spotting the man and lifting his head out of the water, he soon went limp.
Curran said she shouted for help and two men, Lincoln Cantwell, of Hampton Bays, and a man who witnesses said was named Alex, pulled the victim from the water. Alex performed chest compressions while Cantwell performed mouth-to-mouth, according to witnesses.
Core training like the stars is now an option in Port Washington. Revolution in Motion, RevinMo for short, is a concept developed by Dr. Edythe Heus, a chiropractor who specializes in kinesiology. Her program took off when she began training cast members of Broadway’s "Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark." Not long after, though, word spread to an audience that stretched beyond Broadway.