Here’s what people were reading this week on your community news blog.
Over the past five months, John Pastore, owner of the Ice Cream Cottage in Mastic, has learned that there’s no such thing as a “small fire.”
Mike Rizzo had never seen as much blood as the day he pulled up to a house in Medford and found a distressed William Coyle. But Rizzo, 24, a part-time mail carrier with the Patchogue Post Office, kept his wits about him and helped save Coyle’s life when the 72-year-old man removed his bandages too quickly after undergoing dialysis.
Adriana Martin, 5, could hardly sit still on her father’s shoulders as she eagerly pointed to every bagpiper, drummer and trumpeter who marched by on Hawkins Avenue at the Ronkonkoma St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Niccole Foster was one of 25 people who volunteered to have their heads shaved as part of a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at Urban Coffee in Greenlawn.
Jennifer Siebert smiled through tears as her blond hair fell to the floor. The 14-year Commack High School special education teacher shaved her head Friday for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of junior Donna Coane, a Commack High student suffering from cancer in her nasal cavity.