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Week in Review: Woman Hit by Car, Toy Store Closing

All of the top stories from Babylon Village over the past week.

Babylon LIRR Station. Credit: Scott Moore.
Babylon LIRR Station. Credit: Scott Moore.
Been away for the past week? Missed a few days of your daily fix here on Patch? No worries – we're here to help! Catch up on the big headlines from the past week below with the top five headlines that got your neighbors' attention this week.

Babylon Woman Hit by a Car Critically Injured

A Babylon woman was critically injured after being hit by a car while crossing Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon Monday night, police said. 

According to police, Cerice Caprio, 32, was attempting to walk across the road in front of Buffalo Wild Wings, just north of the Southern State Parkway, at 9:06 p.m. when she was struck by a 2008 Hyundai Elantra that was heading southbound on Deer Park Avenue. 


Thunderstorm Knocks Out Power to 180+ W. Babylon Homes

A strong thunderstorm pushed through the area earlier this morning knocking out power to over 180 homes in West Babylon and dumping heavy rains across the Island.

West Babylon had 182 homes in the dark after a storm ripped through the area at around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The 8:30 a.m. update from LIPA's website says power was restored to the area by 12 p.m.


Babylon Sup.: New State Test Results Still a Shock

The statewide decline on most recent New York State tests given came as no surprise to many across the area, but Babylon's Superintendent told parents in attendance at last week's school board meeting that the results were "still an eye opener and a shock."

Superintendent Richard Rozakis told the large summer crowd he, along with other school district heads had been forewarned about the expected results, but he said he was still surprised by the drop across the island, including within the Babylon School District.

Young Imagination Toys to Close on Sept. 7

Young Imagination Toys, the only children's toy store in Babylon Village, will close its doors on September 7, according to owner Karen Young.

The announcement came over Facebook on the toy store's official page, noting Young's intent to close up the popular eight-year-old shop by the end of this week.

LIRR Lines Win Not-So-Prestigious Laggy Awards

The Long Island Rail Road's Babylon Line has earned the sort of gold standard it wants no part of -  costing riders the most time and productivity. 

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign's first "Laggy Awards," also recognized Ronkonkoma and Huntington for being the second-and-third-worst lines, according to their metrics, which include lost time due to late, canceled and terminated trains between July 2012 and July 2013. 

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