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Streets covered in snow in Brookhaven, NY.(credit: CBS 2)

Brookhaven Gets New Highway Chief After Blizzard Debacle

A new man is in charge of the snow plows in one Long Island town, as bad memories continue to linger from last month’s blizzard.

03/06/2013

Crews work to remove snow in Smithtown, NY on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Brookhaven Holds Vote For Highway Superintendent Month After Blizzard

The acting highway superintendent, Michael Murphy, resigned in the wake of the complaints. He was filling in for incumbent John Rouse, who was elected to a judgeship in November.

03/05/2013

The Asian pepperweed is spreading like wildfire on Long Island, ruining all the pristine ecosystems in its path. (Photo: CBS 2)

‘Harry Potter’-like Weed Growing Amok On Long Island, Destroying Ecosystem

A dangerous plant from Asia is attacking parts of Long Island’s most pristine waterways. The perennial pepperweed has infested a treasured North Shore beach park, threatening birds and fish.

02/28/2013

Selden Fire Hydrant

L.I. Couple: Snow Plows Finally Come, But End Up Causing 3-Foot Flood

The Town of Brookhaven has been heavily criticized for taking days to plow many streets, and now a couple said after the plows finally came, the drivers caused a flood.

02/16/2013

Joseph and Susanne Maggio, with their tree fraternal triplets. (Photo: CBS 2)

After Years Of Frustration, ‘Miracle’ Triplets Come Into The World On Long Island

The odds were against the Maggio trio. Their parents had been trying to conceive for more than four years, using medicines and in vitro fertilization, followed by multiple miscarriages.

02/15/2013

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine speaks to reporters on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Sorry That ‘Failure Took Place’ After Snowstorm

Town Supervisor Edward Romaine placed blame on the highway department for roads being left unplowed for days. Although the department is an independent entity that the town does not have authority over, he said it “concerns me that they failed.”

02/14/2013

Crews work to remove snow in Smithtown, NY on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Highway Official Resigns Over Botched Snow Removal; 5 Deaths Attributed To Storm

In Smithtown, 70 employees used two dozen vehicles to plow snow-covered streets overnight before loading the snow onto trucks and hauling it away.

02/13/2013

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Former NYC Cop Among Those Busted In Suffolk County Drug Ring

Suffolk County authorities announced Thursday the arrest of six people charged in an illegal prescription drug ring.

12/20/2012

Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center (credit: CBS 2)

Supporters Fighting To Keep Beloved L.I. Zoo Away From Budget Ax

The Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center has been a treasure for decades, but Brookhaven officials said it costs taxpayers $900,000 to keep open and the town is $10 million in the red.

09/21/2012

Melissa Maher (credit: CBS 2)

Controversy Surrounding L.I. DWI Stop That Ended With Fatal Crash

A Long Island mother is dead and her six-year-old daughter was critically injured after the woman tried to evade police following a controversial DWI stop. Police said there was no chase.

09/04/2012

Thomas Lippens (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: Brookhaven Man Arrested For Threatening Marina Security Guard

Thomas Lippens, 24, became irate Sunday afternoon after he and his parents were denied entry into the Squassux Landing Marina on Beaver Dam Road around 1 p.m., police said.

08/06/2012

Brush Fire Damage - Manorville, NY - Apr 10, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Celebration Planned For Firefighters Who Battled Long Island Brush Fire

An all-day celebration is planned for May 19 at the Brookhaven Amphitheater in Farmingville to honor the hundreds of volunteer firefighters who helped douse the brush fire that scorched 1,124 acres of Suffolk County.

04/13/2012

Bamboo (file / credit: clipart.com)

Brookhaven Considers Restrictions, Ban On Planting Bamboo

Dove Tree Nursery owner Sunny Lipinski says she knows why Brookhaven is among the latest towns considering banning the planting of bamboo.

04/03/2012

A dog works in the rubble of the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 21, 2001 (credit: Andrea Booher/FEMA/Getty Images)

Coram 9/11 Memorial To Honor Dogs

They worked tirelessly at the World Trade Center site searching for survivors and human remains after the attacks of September 11, 2001, and now the town of Brookhaven and the Rocky Point VFW will honor canines at their 9/11 memorial in Coram.

02/09/2012

Cat (file / credit: clipart.com)

Brookhaven Forms Task Force For Feral Cats

The town of Brookhaven is launching a task force of volunteers to help trap, neuter and release feral cats.

12/15/2011

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