Week in Review: Couple Arrested in Commack Jewelry Store Burglary

A look at the the recent, top stories from Commack Patch.

Couple Arrested in Spree of Jewelry Store Thefts

Police say that they have found the couple responsible for a string of jewelry store thefts across Suffolk County, including Golden Island Jewelry on Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack and four other locations.

Police Searching for Suspect in Commack Hit and Run

Suffolk County Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver in a hit and run crash that injured an elderly woman on March 16 at the intersection of Commack Road and Jericho Turnpike.

Red Mango Coming to Mayfair

Rejoice, frozen yogurt fans. Red Mango is coming to the Mayfair Shopping Center in Commack. The store will take over Yogurt Couture, which closed last year.

Renovations for the frozen yogurt franchise are already underway at 2050 Jericho Turnpike within the Mayfair Shopping Center. Workers were seen Thursday cleaning up the space and getting it ready to open for the summer season.

Suspicious Driver Spotted at Wood Park

The Commack community was notified Tuesday of a suspicious driver at Wood Park Primary School.

According to an alert posted on the district's website by Superintendent Donald James, a security officer assigned to the school noticed a vehicle parked in the front driveway of the school during the lunch and recess period on April 2.

School Budget: Sparks Fly at Heated Hearing

A Commack school budget hearing got heated Thursday when several taxpayers argued that the district is not doing enough to cut its contractual costs.

The current proposal is a spending plan of $179,386,921, which is an $8 million increase from last year's budget and carries a 2.91-percent tax levy increase. That tax levy will result in a tax rate increase of between $270 and $280 for the average homeowner in Commack.


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