Morning, Port Jefferson! Let’s start this Thursday. These are the main things happening in the city today.
First of all, today’s weather:
Rain, then snow, 1-3 inches. High: 37, low: 16.
Here are the top 5 stories in Port Jefferson today:
- Port Jefferson officials are discussing a plan to fortify the area from erosion from the Village tennis court. The cost to rebuild the cliff is estimated at $10 million. A village council meeting will be scheduled to decide the details of the plan by vote. The village managers hope that the costs of the project will be paid by the state and federal aid. The tennis court may be closed this summer. (Newsday/subscription required)
- Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson will host a webinar “What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer Screening.” Speaker Ramona Rajapakse will be present at the virtual event. The webinar is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The event is free and is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 12 noon. (Mather Hospital PJ)
- Earl L. Vandermeulen’s varsity football player, Luke Filippi, was awarded the 1st Team All-State football award by the New York State Sportswriters Association. “Luke is the first Port Jefferson School District soccer player to be selected to the 1st Team All-State since Chris Colmer received this award in 1998.” (PJ School District)
- News nearby: The dining room of a nonprofit in Huntington is flooded from a pipe burst. Helping Hands Rescue Mission planned to reopen the dining hall on Jan. 25 to serve meals to families in need. (abc7)
- History of Port Jefferson: Click the link to see a photo of the old Port Jefferson flour mill.
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- “Police rescue two kayakers stranded in Long Island Sound Tuesday afternoon after their kayaks capsized and were swept by a current, Fairfield Police said.” (Fairfield Citizen)
- “Suffolk OTB announced Tuesday that President Jim LaCarrubba and Vice President Anthony Pancella III have switched places as part of a management reshuffle. Pancella, a Lindenhurst Republican who was instrumental in founding Jake’s 58 casino on Islandia and helped OTB bail itself out of bankruptcy, was named president and CEO by OTB’s board of directors, officials said in a press release. ” (Newsday)
- Port Jefferson Area Real Estate Roundup. (Port Jefferson patch)
- Neighbor next door, Port Jefferson Village: “I struggle due to medical issues to get a thorough cleaning. Is there such a thing as a housekeeper who would clean/scrub my small shower stall and doors, bathroom tiles and large tub? Also vacuum under the bed, dust, wash the kitchen floor.” (Neighbourhood)
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Now you are informed and ready to start this Thursday. I’ll see you!
— Deborah Whitehead