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The Patchogue Village board of trustees has set a June 24 public hearing on a change of zone application for a proposed senior assisted-living facility.
Applicant D&F A.L. LLC of Patchogue wants to change the zone of a vacant parking lot on East Main Street from retail commercial to assisted living and housing in order to construct and operate the facility.
The three-story building...Read more »
Former heavyweight boxer David Brunelli, 37, knocked out his competition during the First Hot Dog Chow Down contest by devouring 27 hot dogs in 8-and-a-half minutes at Rudi’s, a bar in Patchogue.
The victory didn’t come easy.
“I’ve been working out . . . I do water training, which is drinking gallons of water to stretch my stomach,” Brunelli said, “The other day I ate 10 pounds of food,...Read more »
Alexandra Casazza, wearing a bandanna on her head and equipped with a hammer and nails, was ready to help her mother, Teresa, build the framework of a new home for a local family in need.
“I never handled a hammer in my life, but this is what my mom wanted to do on Mother’s Day weekend,” said Casazza, 17, of Sayville. “It’s her early Mother’s Day gift.”
The Casazzas were among the seven...Read more »
After Ralph Lettieri Jr. went scuba diving in a freshwater lake in Westhampton last July, he could barely stand on his left leg.
Days later, he was admitted to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, and a week later, he was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease.
“Doctors told me I had poison ivy, which acted as an entry point for the bacteria,”...Read more »
The Patchogue Village superintendent of the Department of Public Works will now issue tickets to restaurants that clog the sewer system.
The board of trustees passed a resolution Monday night to amend village code 353, switching the responsibility of inspecting grease traps from the building department to public works.
Grease trap violation fines can be up to $1,000, said Mayor Paul...Read more »