Some of the news from around Long Island this week.
Residents are invited to pay honor and tribute to some of the top Jewish sports athletes and participants of their time this Sunday at the Suffolk Y JCC in Commack.
This year's inductees will include: Sy Berger, Topps Baseball Cards; Al "Bummy" Davis, a boxing legend; Jon Denning, a NASCAR auto racer; Mike Hartman, of NFL fame; Debbie Belkin Rademacher, who played for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team; the late Arthur Richman, an MLB executive; Howie Rose, a sports broadcaster; Jerry Solomon, a sports agent; and Joanna Ziefler, triathlon athlete.
The Suffolk Y JCC will host the 20th annual National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum induction ceremony this Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Ten players on the 's varsity boys lacrosse team were recently suspended from school and practice after getting caught drinking.
That's according to Superintendent Richard Nathan, who released a statement to Lindenhurst Patch on Friday afternoon.
"The suspensions were a result of the boys drinking alcohol on the bus ride home while heading back from a tournament in Rochester a few weeks ago," the superintendent explained in the statement.
Shellfishing in Sag Harbor has been temporarily closed after a marine biotoxin was discovered in shellfish samples.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on Thursday that harvesting of shellfish and carnivorous gastropods Sag Harbor Cove and Upper Sag Harbor Cove have been temporarily closed.
Shellfish collected from a monitoring site in Sag Harbor Cove tested positive for saxitoxin, a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning, the DEC said. The DEC’s marine biotoxin monitoring program tests samples.
A task force commissioned by the Islip Town Council revealed the town is facing a projected $26 million budget deficit in 2013. After months of analyzing the town's finances, the task force, led by Councilman Steve Flotteron, said "wasteful spending" and lack of fiscal oversight under former Town Supervisor Phil Nolan, combined with the economic recession contributed to the "staggering" gap.
The entire budget for the town in 2011 was $120 million.
Deer Park resident John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island, was recently recognized by the Suffolk County Legislature for helping to alleviate suffering in the face of disaster.
Wayne Horsley, deputy presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, acknowledged Miller and the American Red Cross for the role they fulfill each day. He said that Red Cross employees and volunteers provide invaluable services to our community, providing life-saving blood and offering the comfort of a helping hand.