Wearing red to honor Andrew McMorris, a Wading River scout who was killed by an alleged drunk driver last fall, nearly 100 friends and family members filled an arraignment room in Central Islip Tuesday for what they believed would be the end of a six-month ordeal. READ
Riverhead Central School District will consider bringing a drunk-driving education program to the district as per the request of mothers of Troop 161 — including Alisa McMorris of Wading River, whose son was killed by an alleged drunk driver last year. READ
During a brief court appearance in Central Islip Monday, the case against Thomas Murphy, the Holbrook man accused of a deadly drunk driving crash that left 12-year-old Andrew McMorris dead last fall, was adjourned once more. (more…)
A sunny hike through the Pine Barrens in Manorville turned tragic for Boy Scout Troop 161 in September.
A seventh-grade Shoreham-Wading River Middle School student was killed and four others were injured after a drunken driver crashed into the troop as they walked along the shoulder of David Terry Road Sept. 30. READ
A new Adirondack-style cabin is planned for Camp Baiting Hollow in honor of Andrew McMorris, who died in October at age 12, after being struck by a drunken driver while hiking with his Boy Scout troop in Manorville.
His family, Troop 161 and the Suffolk County Council of Boy Scouts of America are setting out to raise $100,000 for the new cabin, which will be known as McMorris Lodge. READ
The parents of Andrew McMorris and members of Shoreham Boy Scout Troop 161 filled a Central Islip courtroom Tuesday morning as Thomas Murphy, the Holbrook man accused of a deadly drunk driving crash two months ago, appeared before Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho.
The case was adjourned until Jan. 24. READ
In the tight-knit community of Shoreham-Wading River, tragedy has become a part of life.
Michelle DeFranco. Nicholas Mistretta. Kevin Callejas. Nick Donnelly. Thomas Cutinella.
After each sudden loss of young life, the community is left reeling. Yet they rally together.
Such is true after the loss of Andrew McMorris. READ
Community members have probably noticed red bows tied up throughout Wading River and Shoreham. These bows were made by two local women who wanted to honor the memory of Andrew McMorris, the 12-year-old boy who was killed by a drunk driver following a crash September 30. READ