7-Eleven Not Dead, Sex Offender Moves Out Among Top Headlines

Roadway speed proposals, first grade caring tribute also topped news.

As the countdown truly begins for Christmas there's a lot happening in West Islip with all the great holiday programs and events and school concerts.

Just in case you missed a day at Patch, here's a quick look at the top news headlines for the past week:

State Notice: West Islip Sex Offender Has Left Higbie Lane
Douglas Oates is now living somewhere in Nassau County.

West Islip 7-Eleven Not Dead as Applicant Withdraws Before Council Vote
A controversial West Islip 7-Eleven proposal isn’t dead despite a planning board recommendation to the Islip Town Board to deny the project as the applicant withdrew the proposal before Tuesday’s scheduled town council vote. 

Teacher, Principal Performance Data Available to Parents
Parents of students in New York State can request information regarding teacher and principal Annual Professional Performance Review scores by submitting a written formal request to their school district.

Islip to Set Hearings on Reducing Speed on West Islip Roads
Islip officials are considering reducing speed limits in three areas on two busy West Islip roads, Higbie Lane and Udall Road, and are slated to set public hearings on the proposed traffic code amendments at its Tuesday meeting.

Bayview First Graders Aim to Brighten Holidays for Troops
Elementary class sending books with personal messages to soldiers.


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