07/29/14 8:10pm
07/29/2014 8:10 PM
This car was involved in Tuesday's fatal crash near the Riverside jail. (Credit: Stringer News Service photos)

This car was involved in Tuesday’s fatal crash near the Riverside jail. (Credit: Stringer News Service)

On Wednesday morning, New York State police identified the woman in a Tuesday afternoon fatal car crash as 76-year-old Saundra Highland of Riverside.

According to police, Ms. Highland’s 2010 Ford was traveling southbound on Nugent Drive just west of the Riverside jail when she “drifted into the center median and struck a tree.”

Investigators said on Tuesday that the crash, which occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m., does not appear to be suspicious and no other car was involved in the accident.

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07/29/14 4:00pm
Bob’s Discount Furniture and Pet Valu will be moving in next to Walmart. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Bob’s Discount Furniture and Pet Valu will be moving in next to Walmart. Pictured is the property in April. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Bob’s Discount Furniture, which had originally hoped to be open by Memorial Day next to the new Walmart on Route 58, has set an opening date in late August.

According to the company’s Facebook page, the furniture store will be opening on Aug. 28.  (more…)

07/29/14 2:48pm
The Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl team consists of: (from left) faculty advisor Andrea Glick, Lynn Bohlen, Vincent Sperling, team captain Satoko Matthews, Lillian Senior and team manager Sherry Mazze. (Credit: SCCC courtesy)

The Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl team consists of: (from left) faculty advisor Andrea Glick, Lynn Bohlen, Vincent Sperling, team captain Satoko Matthews, Lillian Senior and team manager Sherry Mazze. (Credit: SCCC courtesy)

There’s more to cooking than just following a recipe or throwing some ingredients into a pot. In fact, even budding chefs need to be aware of numerous technical terms and procedures.

The Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Team was tested on many of those facts at the American Culinary Federation’s National Culinary Knowledge Bowl.  (more…)

07/29/14 12:00pm
A female deer tick on a leaf. (Credit: Daniel Gilrein)

A female deer tick on a leaf. (Credit: Daniel Gilrein)

Suffolk’s planning efforts to reduce tick-borne diseases across the county officially starts Wednesday.

That’s when the newly formed tick advisory committee meets for the first time. The 12-member group, made up of health experts, environmentalists,  local and county government officials and others, meets at 11 a.m. at the County Center in Riverside. (more…)