Hello, neighbors! It’s me again, Debora Whitehead, your host for Patchogue Daily.
First of all, the weather forecast for the day:
Much colder. High: 31, low: 22.
Here are the top 4 stories from today in Patchogue:
- A house in East Patchogue was burnt down on New Years Eve. The fire started around 6:20 a.m. on Scherger Avenue. The house and a parked car were damaged. No injuries were reported according to police. The fire marshal’s office is working to determine the cause of the blaze, police said. (Patch Patch)
- News nearby: Applications for the affordable Gleneagle Green apartment complex in Bellport are available. Hard copies will be accepted at specific offices on January 4. The deadline for submitting applications must be March 7 or postmarked. The lottery will take place on March 21. (LI Advance)
- Gabby Petito was recalled by parents on New Years Eve. Gabby Petito’s family and friends took out lights in the sky to mark the first New Year without her. Her father, Joseph Petito, shared a video of lights thrown into the sky: “Happy New Year Gabby. Keep touching the world.” he said. (Patch Patch)
- Patchogue Public Library invites the community to celebrate Black History Month. During the months of January and February, reflections of the civil rights movement and African-American genealogy will be discussed in community programs at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library. An art class for Kindergarten to Grade 2 is also on the program to give everyone the opportunity to learn about the history of the civil rights movement. (Patchogue Public Library)
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- Patchogue-Medford school district: “I wish you a Happy New Year from the Pat-Med family! ” (Facebook)
- Large Patchogue: “Joseph Petito continues to keep the memory of his daughter alive.” (Facebook)
- Next door neighbor, Patchogue: “Happy New Year – I wish everyone in the Patchogue region a safe and better year 2022.” (The door next door)
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– Debora Whitehead
About Me: Debora Whitehead is a dedicated wife and home teacher mother from Coram, NY. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and enjoys teaching and writing. Her passion for the community is reflected in her volunteer work with “Ministry Mariposa”, a non-profit family support program. One of her strongest beliefs is Jesus Christ, and when she isn’t parenting, teaching, or reading, she is writing. One of her favorite quotes is: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.