With the Christimas holiday just about two weeks off, it’s a very busy time of year for West Islip residents.
So here’s this week’s guide to what’s happening around town and how to get caught up on all the news from the past week as a new week arrives.
Baby It’s Cold Outside
Those intermittent warm days are likely going to be a distant memory as cold temperatures remain on tap for this week. Monday is the only day temps are predicted to be in the high 40s, with the rest of the week averaging mid 30s and the sun peeking out Wednesday and Thursday hopefully.
News Headline Wrap
In case all the school concerts and shopping kept you off Patch for a day last week here’s a quick guide to top stories that caught readers’ attention and ignited some comments.King Kullen: West Islip Workers Will Be Offered Jobs at Other Stores
Police Help Rescue Four People From Brightwaters Fire
West Islip FD Aids in Battling Brightwaters Blaze
Charges Upgraded in West Islip Car Crash That Injured 2
Web Fundraising Effort Aims to Help West Islip Dad
Police: West Islip Sex Offender Must Move Within 45 Days
West Islip Man Sentenced in Road Rage Crash Fatality
Police Nab West Islip Debit Card Thief
3 DWIs, 2 DWAI Arrests and a Pot Arrest
Worst, Best and the Re-Gifting Philosophy
Patch is collecting feedback from readers on the best ever gift, and worst ever, and if you’ve ever been guilty of re-gifting the latter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and share with us for an upcoming story.
What’s Ahead This Week:
News To Come
Patch will have a story regarding the process of sexual offender residency given the news of an offender living near a West Islip learning program at Westbrook Elementary. Offenders are not allowed to live within a quarter mile of a school or registered day care facility and are monitored while on probation and parole. But once released from those conditions making sure offenders are not breaking residency rules is local law enforcement’s domain, specifically the Megan Law unit of the SCPD and Patch will have insight on how residents can help the police when there’s a potential issue.
Holiday House Tour
Don’t miss the Women of West Islip’s Holiday House Tour Friday night, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and available at the Lion’s Den. For more information click here: www.womenofwestislip.org.
The Women of West Islip will be meeting at the West Islip Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All women are invited to join this community minded organization.
There is an international film festival at the West Islip Library on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kick-Off Meeting for Relay for Life
While the event takes place next June, planning for the second annual Relay for Life event will start Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the West Islip High School performing arts center.
School Board Meeting
The West Islip Board of Education will meet Thursday, Dec. 12 at the high school at 8 p.m.