Here’s what people were reading this week on your community news blog.
Pittsburgh rain nixes Oyster Bay NHL party
The fourth annual NHL Winter Classic went on Saturday in Pittsburgh, but Oyster Bay wasn’t be able to skate along with the show. A planned viewing party at the town’s ice skating rink in Bethpage has been canceled because the NHL was forced to postpone its annual outdoor event until later in the day.
Female suspect in East End bank robbery
A woman attempted to rob a Suffolk County National Bank in Water Mill at midday Friday, but fled before taking any money, Southampton Town police said.
Snow emergencies in Long Beach, Huntington
Long Beach and Huntington, among our most visited community pages each week, declared official snow emergencies amid the blizzard. The emergencies have since been lifted.
How many people does it take to free a BMW from a snow drift? Five firefighters, two concerned neighbors and one man with a very good snow blower, apparently. On the day after the big blizzard of 2010, our community reporter found this group working together to help a stuck driver in Islip Terrace.
Doughnuts, 'De Niro' in E. Hampton DWI spot
Local videographer Frank Vespe partnered with the East Hampton Town Police Department to create a public service announcement featuring a humorous, yet sobering, message that aims to get people to think twice before getting behind the wheel when they're been drinking. This post was actually No. 2 for the whole year.