Some of the news from around Long Island that you may have missed this week.
Construction has begun on a renovation project at Walt Whitman Shops, formerly known as , that will introduce new stores and restaurants to Huntington.
Eleven new stores, encompassing a total of 72,000 square feet of additional retail space are planned, according to Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, the mall's owners.
For the past nine years, upstate resident Glen Goldstein has organized the North Fork Century bicycle ride through the North Fork — with options of a 100-mile full century, a 72-mile ride, a 50 mile ride, or a 25-mile route.
This year, Goldstein was planning that same event — a winding ride for about 1,000 cyclists starting and ending at — on Aug. 26. He was also planning a night ride for about 500 people starting at on Sept. 30. asked Goldstein to apply this year for permits for both events, and at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, board members voted to table the resolution to permit the August ride and denied a permit for the night ride. At work session early that day, Chief Martin Flatley said he was concerned about safety as more bikers pile onto the roads during these events.
He was a "teacher's teacher," exuded warmth and kindness, and was always good for an iPod charger, remembered loved ones of Jeff Rozran at his memorial service. Gutterman's Funeral Home overflowed with family, friends, colleagues, and students of the beloved teacher and Syosset Teachers Association president, Jeff Rozran.
The Dix Hills Jewish Center is facing a $25,000 lawsuit after the temple allegedly double sold a family's cemetery plots to two other people.
Cynthia Hornig describes her father, Richard Schultz who died of pancreatic cancer on Jan. 31, as someone “bigger than life.” In an essay she wrote about her family’s tragedy, she describes Schultz as a caring husband, loving father and doting grandfather, as well as a friend and colleague to many. Having been diagnosed just five months prior to his death, Hornig’s close-knit family was “beyond devastated,” she wrote.
The and the Smithtown Teachers Association have agreed on a new contract, ending two years of negotiations. The new contract is a five-year agreement with an average annual salary increase of .7 percent over the length of the contract.