Week in Review: Drug Ring Busted, Miller's Ale House to Come

Catch up on the latest news in Hauppauge this week from Dec. 16 - Dec. 22.


Six people, including a Town of Brookhaven employee, were busted Thursday for their participation in an alleged cocaine and Oxycodone ring and face serious penalties, including life in prison.

Houlihan's Knocked Down, To Become Miller's Ale House
Miller's Ale House is under construction in Lake Grove at the former site of Houlihan's, which was recently knocked down to make room for the popular bar and grill chain.

The news comes after locals suggested the site as a better alternative to Sonic Restaurant's proposal to open in Nesconset, a plan that was rejected by the Town of Smithtown.

Verizon Store To Open Wednesday
Local Verizon Wireless customers won't have travel to Lake Grove after Wednesday, when a Verizon Premium Retail store opens on main street in Smithtown.

Manager of the store Adam DeSantis said doors will be open at its 74 East Main Street location by 3 p.m.

Smithtown Officials Eye Radio Plan After Communication Snags
Smithtown town officials have suggested the town consider starting an AM/FM radio station to improve its communication with residents due to problems after Hurricane Sandy. 

Carter Still Collecting Smithtown Trash Despite Alleged Fraud
Jody Enterprises continues to collect recycles for the Town of Smithtown nearly four months after being accused of stealing more than $200,000 in town revenue. 

Smithtown Supervisor, Patrick Vecchio, said the Medford-based garbage collector's contract with the town has not been terminated or rescinded despite two of its employees being arrested for operating a recycling scheme on Aug. 23. 


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