DNA Found at Attempted Fire at School Leads to Arson Arrests
News about an attempted arson that occurred at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Administration building on Aug. 3, was announced by Dr. Phyllis Harrington at the Aug. 10 work session. DNA material found at the scene helped close an investigation concerning multiple fires that occurred early Wednesday morning, May 18 in East Norwich and Oyster Bay between 2 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. The first fire occurred at Northern Boulevard and Split Rock Road in East Norwich in a house under construction. The second fire took place at 48 Burtis Ave. in another home under construction. This fire spread to a second home under construction at 46 Burtis Ave. and an occupied home at 50 Burtis Ave. In addition four automobiles were damaged along with some minor fire damage at another occupied dwelling at 35 Burtis Ave. The third fire was set at the Town of Oyster Bay Administration building at the town marina. It included a garage and storage facility.
Congressman King Speaks at Former FBI Agents Luncheon
The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Long Island Chapter, held their summer luncheon on Monday, July 18 at the Milleridge Inn. Jack Scheich, chapter chairman, (who also doubles as the president of the East Norwich Beautification committee) invited Congressman Peter King to be the guest speaker.
The purpose of this column is to share stories and advice about the lure of boating. To fully understand the lure of sailing, fishing, or any other marine sport one has to give it a try. There is only so much of a picture in one's mind that words can help create. The sailboat racing program at Sagamore Yacht Club is one of the best ways to experience sailing and meet others who will introduce you to other water-related activities. Many sailboat captains are willing to teach people how to be their crew. This is how I became a sailor and now own my own boat, a Catalina 22-footer.
Local Youth Compete in Buckley's Lacrosse
For the first time in the nearly 80-year history of Buckley Country Day School, three of its lacrosse teams were undefeated in the same season. The boys' seventh-eighth grade team finished 5-0, the girls' seventh-eighth grade team ended their campaign 7-0, and the boys' fifth-sixth grade team wrapped up their season with a record of 4-0-2.
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