Welcome back, Shirley-Mastic. Before we begin, I wish you all a Merry Christmas Eve! May today bring what your heart desires, leading you to the best Christmas ever! Let’s see what’s happening in town now. In today’s issue, you’ll find news on these stories and more:
- Suffolk has been a woman charged with murder.
- Local officers were recognized saving a boy.
- the events and more!
But first, today’s weather:
A little sun with less wind. High: 18, low: 16.
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Here are Shirley-Mastic’s top stories today:
- A Suffolk woman has been convicted and sentenced to fourteen years in prison stabbed to death another woman in 2021. The two women lived in the same house when they had an argument that turned violent. (Riverhead News Review)
- Two Shirley police officers were recognized for saving a boy’s life. A four-year-old boy was using a metal straw when he fell. He put the straw in his mouth and damaged the arteries, causing severe bleeding. Officers put him on oxygen and took him to Stony Brook Hospital for treatment. (Shirley-Mastic Patch)
- They say that what is a blessing to some may be a ‘curse’ to others. As the holidays approach, many people can feel sad and lonely. This can open the door to depression or suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that suicide rates are high among Americans between the ages of 10 and 34. Stony Brook professionals offer advice for those struggling with mental health during the holidays. (Three Town Patch)
- Low temperatures are expected on Long Island over the Christmas weekend. We have a coastal flood warning and a cold weekend ahead. Visit Long Island News page 12 for detailed weather forecasts for the holiday weekend. (LI News12)
Upcoming events today at Shirley-Mastic:
- Fantastic Gardens Farmers’ Fair. (at 10:00)
- Bryan Gallo live at The Brick House Restaurant (Christmas Eve!). (at 16:00)
- Christmas Eve Buffet at Lombardi’s on the Bay. (16:30)
From my notebook:
- “Registration is still open for middle and high school SCOPE enrichment programs! These programs are free for William Floyd students!” (Patch)
- A Shirley woman has pleaded guilty to illegally withdrawing money from the bank accounts of disabled elderly residents. According to police, about $50,000 was stolen from nursing home residents. Visit the link to read the full story. (Shirley-Mastic Patch)
- Have you heard that a Wegmans Supermarket is coming to Long Island? The store is expected to open in 2024 in Lake Grove! The Town of Lake Grove has approved the establishment of the grocery store at DSW Plaza on Middle Country Road. (Smithtown patch)
Thanks for following along and staying informed! I’ll see you soon.
— Deborah Whitehead
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