Half Hollow Hills

A Melville pharmacist has been arrested for his alleged role as a ringleader in a massive scheme to distribute black market prescription HIV drugs and defraud the Medicaid program of $155 million, law enforcement officials said.

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Sachem

The Drama Club performed three sold out showings last week of the musical comedy Hairspray, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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Patchogue

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Medford that took place Wednesday morning. Officers responded to 82 Rose Lane in the Gordon Heights neighborhood following a 5:41 a.m. 911 call of shots fired at the location. Police discovered the body of 32-year-old Ronald Fitzgerald, of Medford, lying on the front porch of the home.

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Sayville-Bayport

A car crash on Montauk Highway in Blue Point closed both lanes for four hours early Tuesday and the driver was arrested for DWI, according to Suffolk Police.

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West Islip

A fire early Wednesday morning badly damaged a West Islip home and sent at least two firefighters to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

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Lindenhurst

Three more Lindenhurst residents join the recent ranks of New York Lottery winners this week: Sylvia Anderson, Peter Roth and David Salegna.

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Babylon Village

The Babylon Memorial Grade School received a letter this month from Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York Shigeyuki Hiroki as a token of appreciation for the students' relief efforts in the aftermath of the Japan tsunami of 2011 that claimed the lives of more than 19,000 people.

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