Parking Meter Village Code Amendments Approved
Village code amendments to accommodate upcoming parking meters in Patchogue Village were approved at Monday’s Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting at Patchogue Village Hall.
The amendments allow for the meters to be installed on Main Street and the parking lots around Main Street. Parking lot parking will be free to all Village residents, and 35 percent of parking spaces are planned to be free all the time for any visitor to Patchogue Village. A date for the start of operation of the parking meters is yet to be set, but it is still estimated to be sometime this Fall.
Former Stony Brook Professor Killed in Kenya Militant Attack
Kofi Awoonor, an internationally acclaimed poet who taught writing at Stony Brook University in the 1970s, was killed in an attack by Somali Islamic militants in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday, according to a report published in Newsday. Awoonor, 78, was visiting the Kenyan capital for an arts and literature conference and had been shopping at Westgate Mall with his son when the attack occurred. Newsday cited various news reports, saying militants "started throwing grenades and shooting shoppers."
Kindergartener's Heroic 911 Call Saves Her Diabetic Mom
The quick thinking of a 5-year-old girl saved her mother's life in Nesconset last Monday.
Jillian Given, a kindergartener at Cherokee Street Elementary School, made an alarming 911 call at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 16.
"Hello, my mom is diabetic... she just puked... " Jillian says on the 911 recording. "My mom is passed out."