Nassau County police Friday morning were investigating a shooting in Freeport near North Columbus Avenue, a spokeswoman said. A shooting incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. Thursday by telephone to Nassau police, the spokeswoman said. -- GARY DYMSKI
Year of the dragon: The beginning of the Chinese New Year will be celebrated Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational and Cultural Center (97 Main St., Stony Brook Village Center). Check Patrick Whittle’s Twitter updates @pxwhittle.
Appointments: The Islip Town Board meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall (655 Main St.) to consider resolutions appointing recently retired Suffolk County Police Officer Gregory Byrne as commissioner of public safety and former Suffolk commissioner of parks Joseph Montuori as town parks department commissioner. Check Sarah Crichton’s Twitter updates @scrichton.
Above, Nassau County police investigate a shooting in Freeport near North Columbus Avenue, a spokeswoman said. (Jan. 26, 2012)