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Week in Review: Car Accidents, Fire Island Shut Down

A look back at the headlines that defined the week that was in Babylon.

Southards Pond surrounded by a pallet of changing trees in early October 2013. Credit: Scot Moore.
Southards Pond surrounded by a pallet of changing trees in early October 2013. Credit: Scot Moore.
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Catch up on the big headlines from the past week below with the top five headlines that got your neighbors' attention this week.

Police: Man Seriously Injured In Route 109 Crash


A Lindenhurst man was seriously injured in a one-car accident on Route 109 in West Babylon this morning, police said. 

Suffolk County Police said Richard Kabasa, 33, of Lindenhurst, was driving his 2004 Nissan at around 7:15 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle near Feustal Street. The Nissan struck a tree on the west side of Route 109 before coming to a stop.

Fed Shutdown Shutters Fire Island Beaches, Lighthouse


The federal government shutdown has closed all local national parks, including Sunken Forest and Sailor’s Haven on Fire Island, as well as the Fire Island Lighthouse, and is having a negative ripple impact on the local economy as ferry and concession operators have had to halt service and retail sales.

Sayville Ferry, which provides service to Sailor’s Haven and Sunken Forest, won’t be running any ferries to those barrier beach tourist attractions until the shutdown ends. 


Babylon Resident Inducted into Youth Soccer Hall of Fame


Babylon Village resident Peter Masotto will be inducted into the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Associated Region 1 Hall of Fame on Oct. 19 in Portland, Maine.

This will be the fourth Hall of Fame Masotto has been entered into as he previously entered the Hall of Fame of Eastern New York in 1998, the Long Island Junior Soccer League in 1999 and the East Hudson Youth Soccer League in 2004.

Babylon Man Killed as Car Strikes Dump Truck


A 28-year-old Babylon man was killed Thursday when his car struck a dump truck that had pulled over on the side of the Sunrise Highway service road in North Babylon. 

Thomas Hudson was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital following the crash around 7 p.m., police said. 


Pedestrian Seriously Injured in W. Babylon Hit & Run


A pedestrian was seriously injured after a vehicle struck him and left the scene on Route 109 in West Babylon early Friday morning.

Suffolk County Police said Corey Hall, 29, of Brentwood, was crossing Route 109 at East Drive at around 12:10 a.m. this morning when he was a struck by a vehicle that immediately left the scene.

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