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6 Stories That Had Hauppauge Residents Talking in 2013

As we usher in 2014, take a look back at 2013's biggest stories in Hauppauge.

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An array of issues dominated the headlines this year in Hauppauge, covering all categories, some happy and some utterly shocking. Take a look back at the area's biggest news of 2013.

-This heinous story was hard to read; Cops: Islandia Walmart Employee Sexually Abused 5-Year-Old in Store Bathroom, and unfortunately became more disturbing after additional allegations came out. Second Boy Accuses Walmart Employee Arrested on Sex Abuse Charge of Molesting, Raping Him

-Parents Blast Hauppauge School Supe Over Placement of Homeless Students
Outspoken residents took to the comment section to sound off about the large scale homeless shelter that opened in Hauppauge in 2013. The story will evolve in 2014 as residents continue to oppose the shelter and its large-scale warehousing of the homeless.

Two longtime favorite Hauppauge businesses shut their doors in 2013, which had readers talking.
-Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant Closes its Doors in Hauppauge and T. Carlton's Spalon Shuts Down Overnight

-Hauppauge Sheraton Hotel Sold, Changes Its Name to UPSKY
The 209-room hotel has been owned by manager Jeff Durham since 2003

-Updated: Driver Dies After Crashing into Hauppauge Building
Peter Fedden was operating a 2008 Honda eastbound on Commerce Drive when he failed to stop at an intersection and crashed into a building, located at 159 Adams Blvd. 

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