Some of the news stories from other Long Island communities this week.
No Charges in Deadly Boat Sinking
Nassau County authorities will not bring criminal charges in the July 4 sinking of a crowded pleasure boat that left three children dead. District Attorney Kathleen Rice's office said Thursday there is insufficient evidence to mount a criminal prosecution in the case. The July 4, 2012 sinking took the lives of three children, Victoria Gaines, Harlie Treanor and David Aureliano, who were aboard the Kandi Won when it capsized and sank off Oyster Bay following a fireworks display.
A cooperative of Long Island breweries are ready to pour the first glass of an India pale ale aptly named Surge Protector. The sales will be donated to Long Island Cares and an Oceanside microbrewery wiped out by the October storm. The ale, brewed at Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue, will be available at Patchogue’s Tap Room starting Tuesday and hits the shelves in retail beer distributors at $16.99 for a 22-ounce bottle and will be sold at bars across Long Island starting Wednesday, according to a Newsday report. Just 2,000 bottles were made, according to the brewery. The brewing effort included Blind Bat Brewery, Barrier Brewing, Great South Bay Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Long Ireland Beer Company, Port Jeff Brewing Company, Spider Bite Brewing Company, and Blue Point Brewery. Clare Rose Distributors signed on to pump out the product for the cause as well.
Good Samaritan Hospital Hosts Health Lectures
Each month Good Samaritan Hospital hosts a lecture series consisting of three parts, known as "Good Sam University." The hospital continues its series in February, with lectures focusing on cardiac arrythmia, keeping women's hearts healthy and aging gracefully with the help of super foods.
More than 30 residents who filled Village Hall Thursday night to learn more about the future of the vacant supermarket located in Malverne’s downtown. Three different supermarket chains have tried to succeed at the 344 Hempstead Ave. property in recent years, but all have failed. Deputy Mayor Joseph Hennessy explained that the village also reached out to Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Kings, King Kullen, and Wild by Nature, asking them to come to Malverne, but the property did not meet any of their needs.
The Huntington Town Board will consider a 90-day moratorium on issuing permits for wind turbines at a Feb. 5 public hearing. The hearing will allow time for the Town to craft regulations regarding zoning, use, location, size, height, noise and safety requirements.