Central Islip, NY

2 men charged in Suffolk County store burglary spree

NEW YORK -- A Long Island man charged in a crime spree across Suffolk County appeared before a judge on Wednesday.Police say small shops from Bay Shore to Islip, West Islip, Oakdale, Bohemia and Lindenhust were targeted since late May, some multiple times.In all, there have been at least 14 burglaries.Surveillance video captured the alleged serial burglar throwing a rock through the glass door at Bang Bang Burritos in West Islip and then ripping out cash resisters.Moments later, a neighboring ice cream shop was struck.Robert Porter, 55, of Kings Park is charged with 14 counts of burglary."We are here all day long, and we work hard for what we have and for someone to just come in here and take what they want, I'm glad, I'm honestly glad, he got caught," burglary victim Barbara Pagliarulo said."You couple that with supply chain issues that exist and prices of everything are going up, the merchants are trying to hold the line on prices. It's just very unfortunate this is where we are right now," said Rich Carpenter, president of the West Islip Chamber of Commerce.An alleged accomplice, 56-year-old Eric Hyndman, who is homeless, is charged in four of the burglaries. 
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Leora Levy wins U.S. Senate primary over Themis Klarides, set to challenge Sen. Richard Blumenthal

GREENWICH — Leora Levy, a major Republican fundraiser and member of the GOP national committee, used an endorsement from Donald Trump, energized state conservatives, and exploited low turnout on one of the hottest, muggiest days of the summer to score an upset primary victory Tuesday night over Themis Klarides, the moderate former state House minority leader.

What’s New on the North Fork and Shelter Island, From Sleek Tasting Rooms to Luxe Summer Camps

Two and a half hours east of New York City and north of the Hamptons lies the North Fork, a 30-mile-long peninsula stretching from the town of Riverhead to Orient Point. Despite its proximity to Manhattan and its ritzy southern counterpart, the area feels like a world apart with its country roads dotted with stellar vineyards and farms. Daytrippers head out here to sip wine, visit organic markets, or spend the day at one of many U-pick farms for berries, apples, pumpkins, and even Christmas trees, depending on the season.

Nomiya Japanese Restaurant Opens in Roosevelt Field Mall

Nomiya, a new Japanese restaurant, has opened at Roosevelt Field Mall. Touting itself as serving up traditional Japanese fare blended with modern elements, according to a story in Long Island Business News, Nomiya was created by the founders of New York City’s Keki Modern Cakes known for its bouncy cheesecake.

Rock: Fuel Costs, Pilot Shortage Probable Factors in Myrtle Beach Flight Status Remaining Status Quo

This Sunday, August 14, does not seem like any unique date on the calendar. And for most intents and purposes, it is not. North Central West Virginia Airport Director Rick Rock wishes that was the case in his eyes. Rock is aware that this coming Sunday’s Myrtle Beach flight is the last flight from Bridgeport for the 2022 calendar year.

Things we’ll do before summer comes to an end

Montauk Distilling Co. has opened its doors in Riverhead. (Credit: David Benthal) Summer. Sweet, sweet, summer. While some folks are already wishing you away with their talk of plaid and pumpkin spice, we know better, because there’s just so much of you left. But with all this talk of...
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Two Roads crafts exclusive beer for Sound On Sound music festival

With a month remaining until the kickoff of Bridgeport’s Sound On Sound music festival, organizers have announced a one-off collaboration with one the state’s largest craft brewers. “Citrus Crush” is a collaboration between Sound On Sound and Stratford’s Two Roads Brewing. The beer is a citrus wheat ale...

Lost cat visiting from Florida rescued by local woman

In a heartwarming and against-the-odds story, a loose cat was rescued by a Sayville resident and reunited with its parents from Florida, who were in the local area for vacation. Debra Reines, a certified lone cat whisperer now, was approached by a couple in a car while she was getting...

Smithtown Pet of the Week

Meet the Smithtown Animal Shelter’s Pet of the Week, Betty Boop!. Betty Boop is a ten-to-twelve year-old Female Pit Mix who has been a resident of the Animal Shelter for almost three years. She is a low-key and very loving girl who is a big fan of food and getting snuggles! Betty loves to dip her feet in the kiddie pools and play with dog toys. If you give her a treat and a belly rub, she’ll be your friend for life. She suffers from significant arthritis of her hips and knees and will need a home that can properly provide her with medications. Betty Boop should be the only pet in an adult-only home.

Wendy’s Strawberry Frosty and Thick Cut Fries Review!

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