Suffolk County Police arrested a Commack bus aide after he allegedly grabbed, twisted and fractured the arm of a 5-year-old disabled student.
According to police, Richard Mason, a bus aide for Acme Bus Corp., was riding in a bus in Commack Sept. 30 at approximately 4 p.m. when he, in an attempt at discipline, grabbed the arm of a 5-year-old developmentally disabled boy and twisted it behind the student’s back. The students on the bus attend North Ridge Elementary School, police said.Plans For Commack Hess Station Move Ahead
Plans for a proposed Hess gas station at the corner of Jericho Turnpike and Harned Road in Commack are moving forward.
The Smithtown Board voted 4-1 last Thursday to accept a report declaring that the site would not negatively impact the environmental standards for the area. If approved, the station will include 12 pumps and a convenience store.
Accused Pot Farmer's Court Hearing Pushed Back
A Kings Park Man accused by Smithtown Public Safety officers of growing a pot farm in a Commack water basin has a new court date.
Mark Kern, 44, will remain free on $5,000 cash bail after his defense attorney requested Wednesday's felony hearing before Suffolk County Judge Richard Horowitz be adjourned.
Superintendent Criticizes Common Core Testing Before NYS Senate
Commack School Superintendent Donald James recently spoke before the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, expressing his frustration with newly implemented Common Core testing.
James was the only Suffolk County superintendent invited to testify during the Sept. 17 meeting.Bishop: I Should Get Paid Because The Constitution Says So
As hundreds of federal employees are furloughed as part of a government shut-down, the 533 members of Congress are continuing to collect pay checks — Among them Congressman Tim Bishop.
"The constitution prohibits any change of members of congress pay during their term — it requires that they get paid," Bishop told Patch on Tuesday morning as numerous Long Island Federal employees were receiving calls that they won't be getting a paycheck.