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Week in Review: Specht Family Honored for Courage, Homeless Shelter Relocated

A look at this week's top news.

Week in Review: Specht Family Honored for Courage, Homeless Shelter Relocated
Town Relocates Rocky Point Homeless Shelter

A homeless shelter set up in a private Rocky Point home has been relocated after outcry from nearby residents.

The shelter, which was run by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, was put in place without notice to the town according to a statement released by Brookhaven town. Councilwoman Jane Bonner said she was made aware of the issue after receiving complaints from residents.

New Walgreens Finally Opens, Offers Drive-Thru Pharmacy
After several delays, the Miller Place Walgreens opened to customers on Saturday.

The 14,80 foot store offers a drive-thru pharmacy and online shopping with in-store pick-up where customers shop via the web and pick up their ready to go order in the store.

Balmy Fall Temps Have Locals Beachin' It
This week's warm temps had some locals soaking in the sun.

Cedar Beach saw a few visitors, some clad in bathing suits, some casting a line taking advantage of the warmer weather while it lasts

Specht Family Honored with Courage Award

n honoring the courage of a brave little girl who in the face of cancer showed optimism and fortitude another brave family was honored as well. 

The Smithtown Children’s Foundation awarded the Kaylee Rivers Courage Award to the Specht Family who lost their 22-month old son, Richard Edwin-Ehmer, nicknamed Rees, in a drowning accident in Oct. 2012. The Spechts, of Sound Beach, launched  Reespecht Life, a foundation in honor of their son that encourages kindness and paying it forward.

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