Some of the stories Patch reported on from around Long Island.
Heavy machinery dug into the first of 19 buildings to be torn down during the first phase of demolition at the former Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital Monday, leaving a former patient turned filmmaker, wondering if enough is being done to commemorate what has happened there.
Lucy Winer was one of a dozen or so people who came out to witness the first official tearing down of one of the many buildings still standing on the property.
Art is serious business. And in Riverhead, local officials are eyeing the arts as a way to boost ecomonic vitality.
To that end, East End Arts will host a forum, "Arts Means Business," on September 20 at the Suffolk Theater on East Main Street in downtown Riverhead from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. The goal of the event is to bring together business owners, artists, elected officials, community leaders, non-profit organizations, and community members to discuss the critical importance of partnering with the arts to foster economic vitality, boost revitalization, and build competitive advantage.
The Babylon Rotary Club will be hosting its 7th Annual 10k Dirty Sock Run this Sunday, August 19th starting at 8:00 a.m. The annual "Babylon Village Classic" takes runners through a U.S. Track and Field certified and sanctioned wooded trail and only 2/10 mile paved – rain or shine.
The Dirty Sock Run is held annually to help bring in donations of food and funds for many of our local food shelters for our area's most needy. Throughout the past six races, the Babylon Rotary Club has been able to raise over $100,000 for Babylon Clergy Cluster Food Pantries. In addition to the healthy fun, the club hands our t-shirts to runners as well as a new pair of socks.
The Massapequa man was arrested for the second time in less than 24 hours early Thursday morning in Long Beach, Nassau County police said.
Raymond Roth allegedly violated the against him by his wife Evana.
He had been released on $100,000 bail on Wednesday after being charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy and making a false report after he turned up alive a few days after at Jones Beach. Prosecutors say Roth and his son were trying to cash in on life insurance.
But Roth allegedly called his wife in violation of the order and she notified police.