???? Shirley-Mastic Daily: Christmas Day DWI Death + COVID Rates

  • In Business
  • 2021-12-26 19:45:45Z
  • By Patch

Hello, people of Shirley-Mastic! I'm here with a fresh edition of the Shirley-Mastic Daily.

First, today's weather:

Turning cloudy. High: 37 Low: 33.

Here are the top three stories in Shirley-Mastic today:

  1. An 18-year-old from Bay Shore was charged with DWI for striking the two pedestrians on Saturday. Luis Trujillo, 67, of Islip was killed and and Veronica Deleon, 47, of Brentwood, was seriously injured. The driver's name was not released. (Subscription: Newsday)

  2. Restaurants in Patchogue joined together on Christmas Day to donate and serve hot multi-course meals to over 500 families in need. It was the 13th year the event was held. (News 12)

  3. Gov. Kathy Hochul's office has reported that Long Island has a COVID-19 positivity rate of 13.05 percent, the highest rate in New York. On Thursday, more than 8,200 new infections were reported in Nassau and Suffolk. (News 12)

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Today in Shirley-Mastic:

  • Anime & Superheroes, Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, 4 p.m.

  • SCORE Business Mentoring, Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, 6 p.m.

From my notebook:

  • A West Sayville oyster hatchery, Hart Lobsters, is switching to kelp growing, to generate revenue and hopefully help clean up the Great South Bay. (Subscription: Newsday)

  • French bulldogs are the most-stolen dog breeds. Two recent publicized cases of French bulldogs being dognapped on Long Island ended with the dogs being recovered but according to statistics only 10 percent of 2 million dogs that are stolen per year in the U.S. are found. (Subscription: Newsday)

  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Mastic: "Check out my new group: Local Metal workers. Everyone who is interested is welcome to join." (Nextdoor)


  • New Year's Eve Gala in the Grand Ballroom (December 31)

  • Ring In the New Year With 15 Percent Off Beautiful Blooms From FTD! (December 31)

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Alrighty, you're all good for today. I'll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with your next update!

- Jackie

This article originally appeared on the Shirley-Mastic Patch


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