After a fire broke out above Pick of the Litter grooming and puppy shop Monday morning, 70 dogs and cats were safely rescued from the building by local fire rescue units, though five were found dead on the second floor, according to officials.
Home at the corner of Route 25A and Mt. Sinai-Coram Road struck by a car for the second time this year, this time leaving the occupants uninjured.
Just as the technology filmmakers use to make their films has changed dramatically over the years, so has the technology needed to facilitate screenings at venues like Stony Brook University's. When the Stony Brook Film Festival first began 17 years ago, the Staller Center had the capacity to screen 16 mm films, 35 mm films – and even VHS tapes.
Today, the festival relies not just on 35 mm films but also Digi-Beta and Blu-ray formats. The evolution in technology has had an impact on the ability of the Film Festival to deliver quality films – both in content and presentation – to its audiences year after year.
John McQuaid stands in the middle of an open field, a large unused tract of land that's perfectly mowed, and scratches his head about a problem that seems to have a very obvious answer, a solution as prominent as the grass he is standing on, but remains out of reach.
“We just want to play ball,” said McQuaid.
McQuaid is a trustee of Kings Park Youth, Kings Park’s largest organized youth sports group. The organization is trying to find a solution to problem that has dogged them for years; the lack of available playing fields for the more than 1,000 kids that make up KPY.