Some of the news from around Long Island this week.
Riverhead Town animal control officer Jessica Eibs-Stankaitis is lucky to be alive after a pit bull attack on Friday that left her badly injured. Eibs-Stankaitis was mauled by a pit bull at the Riverhead Town animal shelter on Friday just after 3 p.m., Police Chief David Hegermiller said Saturday. The ACO, who suffered lacerations to her face, has undetermined damage to her hip, Hegermiller said. "That's where the dog latched on. It wouldn't let go."
No Power Plant for Kings Park
The Long Island Power Authority announced Wednesday afternoon that it will recommend two locations to its board of trustees as possible future sites for a new power plant. The two sites being considered are in Yaphank and Shoreham, but the proposed site in Kings Park is no longer under consideration. LIPA Board Trustees will be asked to vote on moving forward with conducting negotiations for 20-year Purchase Power Agreements with both companies as it determines which one will offer the best value to Long Island customers.
Hundreds Support Fundraiser for Scholarship Fund
On Saturday night hundreds of local residents from all over the Town of Babylon turned out to support the First Annual Rock n Bowl Fundraiser for the Brittney Walsh Memorial Fund held at Deer Park Bowl. It benefitted the Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Lindenhurst teenager Brittney Walsh, who was tragically killed in a June 24 car crash on Montauk Highway by alleged drunk driver Michael Grasing of Babylon.
Is the Federal Aviation Administration compromising safety and ignoring an agreement to reduce noise pollution in order to maximize efficiency at JFK airport? Those were the charges residents made at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Town-Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee, held this time in East Williston. Unlike February’s meeting in Garden City, FAA officials showed up this time but what they had to say brought little comfort to residents rattled by the high volume of noisy planes flying over their homes.
Town Clerk Receives Support of Latino Groups
Signs reading "Shame on you Kate Murray" were held high at Hempstead Town Hall last week as multiple Latino groups came out to support Town Clerk Mark Bonilla in the midst of his current legal troubles.