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Centereach

Centereach
Beginnings: Until 1927, Middle Country Road in Centereach was a two-lane dirt road where teenagers played baseball every Sunday afternoon. It took longer for middle Island communities such as Centereach to evolve. The earliest settlers congregated in the more populous seaside communities on the North and South Shores.
Photo: Centereach Library (Newsday / Ken Spencer )
Beginnings: Until 1927, Middle Country Road in Centereach was a two-lane dirt road where teenagers played baseball every Sunday afternoon. It took longer for middle Island communities such as Centereach to evolve. The earliest settlers congregated in the more populous seaside communities on the North and South Shores.
Photo: Centereach Library (Newsday / Ken Spencer )
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  • Holiday displays offer a lesson on signs vs. symbols

    Q: Your recent answer about displaying religious holiday decorations was a little confusing. You said it's all right to display a Christmas tree, but not a manger? Easter bunnies, but not a cross? If you're in favor of every faith having equal billing and...
  • The Rock's "The Hero" series to begin Thursday

     
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hopes to find the next real hero in his new reality-competition series “The Hero” set to debut at 8 p.m. Thursday on TNT. In the series which the Freedom grad executive produced with Dany Garcia, nine........
  • LI Man Arrested For Fatally Beating Puppy

    LI Man Arrested For Fatally Beating Puppy
    A Long Island man is in police custody after allegedly beating his dog and breaking its neck slowly causing the animal to suffocate, PIX 11 News has learned. Edward Semke, 50, of Centereach, was arrested by Suffolk County SPCA Detectives for fatally...
  • Man Arrested For Beating Puppy to Death

    Man Arrested For Beating Puppy to Death
    CENTEREACH, N.Y. -- A Long Island man is in police custody after allegedly beating his dog and breaking its neck slowly causing the animal to suffocate. Edward Semke, 50, of Centereach, was arrested by Suffolk County SPCA Detectives for fatally beating...
  • Father Arrested For DWI After Crashing Car With 3 Child Passengers

    Father Arrested For DWI After Crashing Car With 3 Child Passengers
    A Suffolk County father was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he crashed his car while he was drunk driving and had his three children in the vehicle. Kenneth Danielsen, 41, of Somerset Street in Centereach, was driving a 2009 Dodge car westbound on...
  • Train Engineer, Passenger Who Operated LIRR Train Arrested

    Train Engineer, Passenger Who Operated LIRR Train Arrested
    A Long Island Railroad engineer and the passenger he let drive a train have been arrested following an MTA probe. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice formally announced the arrest and criminal charges against the two individuals in a press...
  • Just For Pets

    A RUFF CAMPAIGN     Presidential hopeful Barack Obama has reportedly told his two daughters that the family will get a puppy after November - no matter the electoral outcome. (His rival,

    Cops Lose Phone Service

    A broken water pipe in a Verizon central office in Selden knocked out phone service to about 22,000 customers in Suffolk County on Monday -- including the Suffolk County Police Department's Sixth Precinct -- a phone company spokesman told Newsday....
  • Off-Duty NYPD Lieutenant Shoots, Kills Wife

    CENTEREACH, N.Y. (WPIX) -- An off-duty New York Police lieutenant fatally shot his wife Monday afternoon, before turning the gun on himself in their Long Island home, according to authorities. Suffolk County police arrived to the Centereach home after...
  • Mom, Sons Arrested For Stealing Baby Formula

    SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- On the surface a mom stealing $1,400 worth of baby formula with her sons sounds like a terrible sign of the hard, economic times. But Suffolk County police say Kathy Elam, 54, along with her sons, Robert, 32, and Daniel, 29,...
  • Fire Rips Through LI Home; Kills Mother, Daughter

    Fire Rips Through LI Home; Kills Mother, Daughter
    A mother and daughter on Long Island were killed early Saturday morning after a fire tore through their Centereach home, according to Suffolk County police. Dorothy Reinhard, 77, and Elaine Moore, 60, who were long-time roommates, perished in the blaze...