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News Nearby: Body Found at Recycling Center Identified as Rocky Point Man

A round up of top headlines from towns neighboring Commack.

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the death of Joseph Chancellor of Rocky Point, whose body was found at the Eastern Resources Recycling center in Yaphank Thursday morning.

Chancellor, 42, was found among refuse by employees at 6:55 a.m, Police said.  The body and refuse had just been discarded at the facility by a garbage truck.
The body was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy was performed and the body was identified as Chancellor.

Police say the driver of a Buick Sedan lost control of the vehicle, slammed into a tree, then flipped over while traveling east along Scudder Avenue at Seaview around 9 a.m. Friday.

On Friday, representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Environmental Protection Agency joined Stony Brook University researchers and local officials to kick-off the Seafloor Mapping Project of Long Island Sound.


Nesconset residents are demanding action from Smithtown Town officials in a renewed pledge to fight Sonic's application to open a restaurant off Alexander Avenue.  
Nesconset resident Susan Fink and others stepped forward at Smithtown Town Board’s Aug. 14 to request the Supervisor and council members to clearly define what “curb-side dining” is, prohibited under town code 322-11, in hopes the measure will prevent Sonix from being built.

A new early education-based early childcare facility – established by one of the original founders of Tutor Time – is moving into the former Tutor Time location in East Setauket.

Children of America, a Delray Beach, Florida-based company that has more than 50 locations in 12 states, is currently enrolling new children starting at the age of six weeks.

Kings Park saw a major change in its landscape on Monday, with the leveling of Building 123, a former kitchen and dining facility.

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