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Week in Review: Student Approached By Stranger, West Nile Case Confirmed

Catch up on the top headlines from the past week.

Beach Street Student Approached By Stranger

Suffolk County police are investigating the report of a Beach Street Middle School student who said he was followed and approached by a middle-aged man driving a black Pontiac who attempted to pick him up as walked to a bus stop to meet his younger siblings last week.

The incident reportedly took place at the intersection of Pat Drive and Peter Paul Drive on Wednesday, Sept 12.

West Nile Case Confirmed in Islip Town

A human case of West Nile Virus was confirmed within the Town of Islip, officials announced Monday.

The individual who contracted the virus is described as over the age of 55, according to Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services Dr. James L. Tomarken.

West Islip Hoops Club Hosting Benefit Concert

The West Islip Hoops Club is rocking out for a good cause.

The athletic booster club will host a benefit concert featuring Big Shot in the Dr. Salvatore G. Frioe Performaing Arts Center at West Islip High School on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Islip Comptroller: No Tax Increase Would Be Devastating

How do you get out of a $26 million budget hole?

Not easily.

That’s what Islip Town officials are discovering as Town department heads outlined the effects of various potential cuts in the 2013 budget, including ones that could impact public safety, during a special meeting at Town Hall Thursday.

OP-ED: Campaign Signs Are 'Visual Litter'

A sure indication that election season has begun is the proliferation of political signs planted as far as the eye can see. It is understandable that candidates want to increase name recognition with the voting public but unfortunately pole and ground signs are not legal on public property within the Town of Islip, and with good reason. These signs are “visual litter” which become ground litter with time.

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