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Week in Review: Shooting Victim Mourned, Fairway Market Coming

A look back at the week's biggest headlines on Three Village Patch.

Week in Review: Shooting Victim Mourned, Fairway Market Coming
Hundreds Mourn Equestrian Killed in Setauket Shooting

More than 200 family members, friends and students came a service in Queens on Sunday to mourn Ross Reisner, the accomplished horse trainer, stable owner and riding instructor who was fatally shot last Tuesday at his Setauket home, Newsday reports.

"My heart trembles. ... It's a resounding tragedy that you can only whisper about," said Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, director of the nonprofit National Jewish Outreach Program.

Fairway Market to Open in Lake Grove Next Spring

Fairway Market is coming to Suffolk County.

The grocery chain announced this week that its first store in the county will open in Lake Grove next spring in the DSW Plaza at 4000 Middle Country Road. 

The 53,000-square-foot store across from the Smith Haven Mall will be the 15th location in the tri-state area for Fairway, which is in the  process of a major expansion in which is hopes to open 300 stores across the country. 

Ward Melville Principal: ‘Backpack Search Part of Quarterly Protocol’

Students at Ward Melville High School were subject to a backpack search Friday morning as they entered the school that principal Alan Baum said is part of the school’s annual security protocols.

According to Baum, backpacks are checked at least once a quarter and are unannounced. Parents are not notified.

Demolition in Tudor Village Drives Ahead

Workers continue to clear the former J&R Steakhouse site in Stony Brook's Tudor Village, having knocked down much of the structure as of Thursday.

Once completed, the area will be paved over to make room for extra parking tied to  a newly built medical office in the Coventry Commons

DA: Alleged Stony Brook Rapist Also Conspired to Kill Victim, Witness

The man accused of raping a woman and robbing a house in Stony Brook last November now stands accused of attempting to hire a hitman to kill the woman and a witness who was to testify against him, Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota said Wednesday.

Educational Foundation Hopes to Fund New Marching Band Uniforms

"Vintage" is popular these days – clothes such as dresses and jackets, and even furniture.

Not when it comes to Ward Melville High School's marching band uniforms, though.

That's why the Three Village Educational Foundation is hoping to replace the high school's marching band uniforms – which were acquired in the 1970s – with new ones that the foundation hopes will foster renewed school pride and a better experience for the students participating in the band.

Bella Dolce Stays Open Under New Management

Bella Dolce, a much-loved dessert café in East Setauket, is under new ownership after its previous owners decided to focus on their wholesale gelato business.

"As of October 1, you'll see friendly new faces," former manager Corinne Zarou said. "The gelato, sorbetto and soft serve, the best on this side of the pond, will remain. We found a lovely young couple who is as passionate as we are to continue serving the community."

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