Suffolk SPCA, which is based in Hauppauge, is pressing charges against a Ridge woman after five horses were found starving on her property. Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said that Cynthia Schultes' horse farm in Ridge had been visited by SCSPCA Detectives last month. He said that the horses were sent to a boarding facility out of state received a thorough examination by an equine vet who reported that the horses were severely underweight and had various long term medical issues which required immediate attention. One horse was near death and had to have an eye removed due to its long term neglect and that anemia had developed, Gross said.Route 454 Construction Progresses; Final Eastbound Work Anticipated This Week
Road work on the eastbound side of Route 454/Veterans Highway is expected to be completed within a week and road work on the westbound side is about 50 percent complete, a state official announced Friday.
Sunrise Fund Awards Scholarship to Cancer Survivors
Two local students are among the recipients of the annual Daniel Brooks Memorial Education awards, given each year by the Sunrise Fund at Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital to former pediatric oncology patients. Christian Cruz of Hauppauge and Brian Wecker of Nesconset each received a scholarship towards their study at Suffolk County Community College.
2-Car Crash on Motor Parkway Closes Road
A crash at about 7 a.m. on Motor Parkway at Wicks Road sent two drivers to area hospitals and closed the road on Tuesday, Suffolk police said. The drivers' injuries were non-life-threatening. One driver traveling east on Motor Parkway allegedly caused the crash by cutting in front of a westbound driver to make a left turn, police said. The westbound car flipped.
Hauppauge HS Named NYS Reward School for Second Time
For the second year in a row, Hauppauge High School is designated as a New York State Reward School by New York State Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Hauppauge was one of 87 high schools designated for the 2012-2013 academic year.