47 Layoffs for Hauppauge Based Business, Future of MacArthur Airport Expansion Top the Week in News

A look at the week in news in Hauppauge.

Gilly Hicks to Shutter Mall Location Next Month

Intimate apparel retailer Gilly Hicks will be shuttering all stores by early next year, including its location in the Smith Haven Mall.

Owned by Abercrombie & Fitch, the chain was intended to compete with stores like Victoria’s Secret and Aerie. According to a statement, the first store was opened in 2008. There are about 20 locations in the United States.

Animal Rescue Group Seeks to Help Injured Dog

Hope, a stray dog who needs help, is suffering from an injury called cherry eye, and if left untreated, she could go blind.

Nesconset based animal rescue group, N.Y. Bully Crew, is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen by raising funds for the surgery she needs to correct her damaged eye.

Nisen 347 Opens Near Smith Haven Mall
Sushi lovers can enjoy two stories of sushi in the Smithtown area on Thursday night with the opening of Nisen 347, located at the intersection of Middle Country Road and Route 347. 

Possible Futures for MacArthur Airport Shown At Open House

Several possible plans for the expansion of Long Island MacArthur airport were on display Wednesday at an open house event held at the airport's location in Ronkonkoma.

Options drawn up by the Landrum and Brown engineering firm were posted in the airport’s lobby for residents to look at and leave comments on. Airport commissioner Robert Schaefer told Patch that while these options are under consideration, none of them are currently going forward.

Holiday Lights Shine Bright in Nesconset
Hundreds of local residents attended the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 1, and Hanukkah Celebration on Tuesday night. 

Hauppauge Manufacturer to Lay Off 47 Workers

47 local workers will be laid off in February when Hauppauge-based Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. closes its Bohemia plant and shifts the jobs to Mexico.


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