Three Arrested in West Islip Hit and Run Crash
Detectives arrested three people Sunday in connection with a hit and run crash last week that critically injured a West Islip teen, police said.
Police say the driver of a 2012 Chrysler 300, Kristofer Busching, 25, of North Babylon, left the scene after striking the teen on Udall Road on New Year's Eve.
Retired St. John's Teacher Facing Child Porn Charges
A retired teacher and former soccer coach at a West Islip Catholic high school has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography, Suffolk County Police said on Friday.
Police are charging Thomas Bouklas, 64, with Possessing a Sexual Performance of a Child. He was taken into custody at the Seventh Precinct in Shirley and transported to First District Court in Central Islip.
Bridges Academy To Open at Kirdahy
A new private school will soon take up residence in the shuttered Kirdahy Elementary School in West Islip.
P.S. I Love You Founder Brooke DiPalma Named Greatest Person of 2012
Patch readers have spoken, and West Islip student and P.S. I Love You Founder Brooke DiPalma was named West Islip Patch's Person of the Year for 2012.
West Islip Wrestling Tourney Raises $800 for Breast Cancer Coalition
The West Islip varsity wrestling team hosted The West Islip Breast Cancer
Awareness Wrestling Tournament on December 29, to benefit the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition.