News Nearby: Wild Foxes, LIPA Outage

Also, police searching for person responsible for stabbing man on Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst.

Residents have seen an increase in red foxes wandering the neighborhood.
Residents have seen an increase in red foxes wandering the neighborhood.

Here’s some of the stories that grabbed headlines in your community and nearby communities this week.

West Islip:

Report: Super Storm Sandy Changed Fire Island's Shape

A new federal report reveals that last year’s super storm Sandy eroded half of Fire Island beaches and dunes, leaving the barrier island more vulnerable to future storms, and dramatically altered its shape.

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey, released Tuesday, maps out the three locations breached by the storm and reveals the dunes lost 54.4 percent of pre-storm volume with dune overwash impacting 46.6 percent of the barrier beach. The result is a dramatic change to the island’s shape, according to the release issued on the report.


Police: Man Stabbed on N. Wellwood Avenue

A man was stabbed multiple times on North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst near the Brewhaus Pub and Nick's Smoke Shop on early Monday morning, police said.

According to the Suffolk County Police Department, Lindenhurst residents Dale Campiglia, 47, and Robert St. John, 25, were involved in an altercation in the street in front of 111 North Wellwood Avenue when Campiglia reportedly stabbed St. John multiple times.

Half Hollow Hills

Parents, Staff Rally to Save Children’s Psych Center

A group of parents and employees spoke up on Tuesday to protest the proposed closure of the Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills, a move which would shutter inpatient services at the facility and merge them with programs in Queens and the Bronx.


Backyard Foxes: Map Shows Sightings Across Sayville-Bayport
not just you seeing furry red foxes in your backyards. According to the more than 70 people who responded to our sightings call-out, these wild canines are turning up in every corner of Sayville, Bayport and Blue Point.Check out our map above to see where foxes have been spotted, and hear from locals about their fox encounters.While the map points out nearly 70 sightings, we cannot be sure that in many cases it is the same fox showing up at different places.Fox Files: Why Red Fox Sightings are a Positive Phenomenon

One thing many residents between Blue Point and West Sayville seemingly have in common these days, besides loving their communities, is a furry four-legged visitor to their yard, street or neighborhood: the red fox.

As Patch’s map of red fox sightings reveals, the big question may just be who hasn’t seen the species laying in their driveway, sitting on a garage roof, drinking from a backyard pool or lounging on a deck. Over 70 residents shared sighting information for the map’s creation.

Babylon Village:

LIPA: July 8 Power Outage Caused by Heat Wave

Over a month after a massive power surge and outage struck a part of Babylon Village, LIPA admitted to The Babylon Beacon that the event was caused by high temperatures in the middle of a heat wave.

The Beacon reports the outage, which took place on July 8, hit an area from Trolley Line Road to Little East Neck Road and much of the Frederick Shores area. Residents told Patch in July they lost everything from outlets to desktop computers, high-definition televisions and more.


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