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Bicyclist Killed On Portion Rd. in Lake Ronkonkoma
Jul22

Bicyclist Killed On Portion Rd. in Lake Ronkonkoma

Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a bicyclist in Lake Ronkonkoma last evening. Laura Heerbrandt, 23, was driving a 2014 Nissan eastbound on Portion Road when her vehicle struck a male bicyclist who had swerved into her lane of traffic as he was traveling westbound on Portion Road. Luis Benitez, 51, of Bohemia, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from...

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National Weather Service Reports 1st day at Islip Airport over 90 degrees in exactly 2 years.
Jul20

National Weather Service Reports 1st day at Islip Airport over 90 degrees in exactly 2 years.

Exactly 2 years ago Weather.gov reported temperatures over 90 degrees.   Islip has now broken the under 90 degree weather streak.  Some would hope to go another 2 years before it reaches 90 degrees again, but maybe that’s doubtful.  visit weather.gov and enter 11779 for our weather input. Here are some stay cool tips from NYC.gov Quick Heat-Beating Tips If possible, stay out of the sun. When in the sun, wear sunscreen (at least...

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4th Of July 2015 Celebrated Around Lake Ronkonkoma
Jul04

4th Of July 2015 Celebrated Around Lake Ronkonkoma

undreds if not thousands were all around Lake Ronkonkoma this evening.  It’s been a long time since real fireworks were used legally at the Lake, but it was nice to see so many people who still enjoy coming here.  Here are some nice pics to...

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Long Island MacArthur Airport Adds Monument to Michael Murphy & Other Fallen Soldiers.
Jul04

Long Island MacArthur Airport Adds Monument to Michael Murphy & Other Fallen Soldiers.

Lieutenant Michael Murphy, of Patchogue, was a member of the U.S. Navy SEALs serving in Afghanistan in 2005.  On June 28th of that year, Lieutenant Murphy and his SEAL team were attacked by a large force of Taliban fighters.  Lieutenant Murphy realized that the only way for his team to call in support was to expose himself to enemy fire in order to radio for reinforcements or extraction.  He was killed by gunfire just as he completed...

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CAUGHT! Holbrook Man Arrested For 9 Bank Robberies In 3 Months.
Jul04

CAUGHT! Holbrook Man Arrested For 9 Bank Robberies In 3 Months.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for committing nine bank robberies since April. Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for committing nine bank robberies since April. Since April 8, a man committed nine bank robberies at eight different banks, by handing a threatening note to the tellers demanding cash. Below are the dates, banks and times of the robberies. April 8, Chase Bank, located at 991 Main St., Holbrook, at...

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Approaching 2,500 Likes, My Ronkonkoma Is A Facebook Success
Jun30

Approaching 2,500 Likes, My Ronkonkoma Is A Facebook Success

On an average week, our posts reach 11,000 people.  On an extraordinary week, we have reached over 100, 000 people.  We are thankful for everyone’s participation and look forward to reaching 5,000 likes.  A big thank you to Joe Cioffi and channel 11 for being our official Ronkonkoma Weatherman. Residents, neighbors and people from all over the country are part of the My Ronkonkoma almost 2,500 followers list.  Some just remember...

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