Jul 28, 2014

News Nearby: Fire Kills Mother, Daughter

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News Nearby: Fire Kills Mother, Daughter

Fire Kills Mother, Daughter

A woman and her daughter were killed in a Huntington Station fire despite a vigorous effort to save them, authorities said Friday morning. Suffolk County Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick of the Suffolk County police identified the victims as Reyna Paris, 64, and her daughter, 29-year-old Rosemarie Martinez, who had Down Syndrome.

Paris's son, Joseph Martinez, 26, escaped the fire. Huntington Manor firefighters struggled through clutter in the home in an attempt to locate and rescue the two women, who were in separate bedrooms.


No Decision on Homeless Shelter Resolution

Residents in opposition of a second  homeless shelter being opened in their community voiced their concerns at a meeting held Friday with Suffolk lawmakers.

Members of the county legislature's Human Services Committee reviewed a resolution proposed by Legis. John M. Kennedy (R- Nesconset), that called on the county to end their contract with Community Housing Initiatives, which runs the shelter, saying the county violated its own code by housing more than 12 families in the facility. No decision was made as lawmakers decided to table the resolution.


Pearl Harbor Survivor Honored with Bench at Local Park

Frank Minnock has seen a lot in his 93 years, 30 of which were spent serving his country in three wars: World War II, Korean and Vietnam

Minnock’s dedication to his country was recognized Sunday in a special Veterans Day event, in which a bench was dedicated in his name at Veterans Memorial Plaza at John Walsh Park in his hometown of East Northport.


Kitchen A Trattoria Bought By Longtime Chef

A popular St. James restaurant will undergo a change of ownership as it shifts hands from its creator to longtime chef.

Kitchen A Trattoria, located at 532 North Country Road in St. James, is being purchased by chef Steven Gallagher from enterprising restaurateur Eric Lomando in a deal whose fine details are still being worked out. 


Girl's Card Touches Hearts at Kings Park Veterans Day Parade

A young girl at the Kings Park Veterans Day Parade touched a few hearts when she approached Al Mlodynia, the commander of the Nissequogue Veterans of Foreign War Post 5796, after the parade.

The girl, who was with her mother, handed Mlodynia a card thanking him and his fellow veterans for their service.


Stabbing at Commack Strip Club

A night out turned ugly at Blush, a gentleman’s club in Commack, Saturday, when a man took out a knife and stabbed another person.

According to Suffolk County police, Brian Dement, 42, of Stony Brook, was arrested at 2:20 a.m. on Nov. 9 after allegedly stabbing another person in the arm at the club, located on Veterans Highway. Police said the victim suffered a serious injury from the attack and required surgery.

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