Here’s some of the stories that grabbed headlines in your community and nearby communities this week.
The abandoned Lake Ronkonkoma site is currently planned to be demolished by the third week in September, Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy Jr. told Patch.
$40 million civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean man murdered in Patchogue in 2008, thrown out in 2012 from paperwork error staying that way, reports Newsday. A panel of federal judges have refused to reinstate the lawsuit. Joselo Lucero, brother of Marcelo Lucero, provided Patch a statement regarding his family’s lawsuit being unable to continue.
West Islip:Report: Super Storm Sandy Changed Fire Island's Shape
A new federal report reveals that last year’s super storm Sandy eroded half of Fire Island beaches and dunes, leaving the barrier island more vulnerable to future storms, and dramatically altered its shape.
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey, released Tuesday, maps out the three locations breached by the storm and reveals the dunes lost 54.4 percent of pre-storm volume with dune overwash impacting 46.6 percent of the barrier beach. The result is a dramatic change to the island’s shape, according to the release issued on the report.
Backyard Foxes: Map Shows Sightings Across Sayville-Bayport
not just you seeing furry red foxes in your backyards. According to the more than 70 people who responded to our sightings call-out, these wild canines are turning up in every corner of Sayville, Bayport and Blue Point.Check out our map above to see where foxes have been spotted, and hear from locals about their fox encounters.While the map points out nearly 70 sightings, we cannot be sure that in many cases it is the same fox showing up at different places.Fox Files: Why Red Fox Sightings are a Positive Phenomenon
One thing many residents between Blue Point and West Sayville seemingly have in common these days, besides loving their communities, is a furry four-legged visitor to their yard, street or neighborhood: the red fox.
As Patch’s map of red fox sightings reveals, the big question may just be who hasn’t seen the species laying in their driveway, sitting on a garage roof, drinking from a backyard pool or lounging on a deck. Over 70 residents shared sighting information for the map’s creation.