News Nearby: Pitbull Attack 'Was Bad'

Patch reports on news from other Long Island communities.

Some of the news from around Long Island this week.

Police Chief On Pit Bull Attack: "It Was Bad"

Riverhead Town animal control officer Jessica Eibs-Stankaitis is lucky to be alive after a pit bull attack on Friday that left her badly injured. Eibs-Stankaitis was mauled by a pit bull at the Riverhead Town animal shelter on Friday just after 3 p.m., Police Chief David Hegermiller said Saturday. The ACO, who suffered lacerations to her face, has undetermined damage to her hip, Hegermiller said. "That's where the dog latched on. It wouldn't let go."

No Power Plant for Kings Park

The Long Island Power Authority announced Wednesday afternoon that it will recommend two locations to its board of trustees as possible future sites for a new power plant. The two sites being considered are in Yaphank and Shoreham, but the proposed site in Kings Park is no longer under consideration. LIPA Board Trustees will be asked to vote on moving forward with conducting negotiations for 20-year Purchase Power Agreements with both companies as it determines which one will offer the best value to Long Island customers.

Hundreds Support Fundraiser for Scholarship Fund

On Saturday night hundreds of local residents from all over the Town of Babylon turned out to support the First Annual Rock n Bowl Fundraiser for the Brittney Walsh Memorial Fund held at Deer Park Bowl. It benefitted the Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Lindenhurst teenager Brittney Walsh, who was tragically killed in a June 24 car crash on Montauk Highway by alleged drunk driver Michael Grasing of Babylon.

Frustrated Residents Fire Back at FAA Officials

Is the Federal Aviation Administration compromising safety and ignoring an agreement to reduce noise pollution in order to maximize efficiency at JFK airport? Those were the charges residents made at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Town-Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee, held this time in East Williston. Unlike February’s meeting in Garden City, FAA officials showed up this time but what they had to say brought little comfort to residents rattled by the high volume of noisy planes flying over their homes.


Town Clerk Receives Support of Latino Groups

 Signs reading "Shame on you Kate Murray" were held high at Hempstead Town Hall last week as multiple Latino groups came out to support Town Clerk Mark Bonilla in the midst of his current legal troubles.


Greta October 29, 2012 at 04:30 AM
I don't think Latino groups should be supporting Bonilla just because he is Hispanic. Either he did what he is charged with or he didn't. Why not get to the bottom of this BEFORE you decide to support someone based on the ethnicity alone.
debbie bell October 29, 2012 at 10:05 PM
When a pit bull attacks with little or no warning, immediately does damage, and won't stop, it is being a "good" pit bull. This is precisely what pits were created to do. A beagle is a good beagle when it barks,sniffs and chases rabbits. Pit mongers think they sound logical when they try to defend pits by saying that pits were created to shred dogs, not humans. Often this defense is posted on an article when a human was attacked... Hmmm Anyway, pits were created to attack and kill. Even if their only victims were dogs in the next yard, or even locked inside the neighbor's home, no one who actually cares about dog welfare thinks that continuing these traits is a good idea. Enact and enforce mandatory spay/neuter microchipping (MSNM) of all pits, pit mixes, all dog-aggressive dogs. Since pit mongers insist that "pits are just dogs" that breed has no bearing on behavior, because training and management are totally responsible for behavior, they should not oppose. When pits become extinct, they can adopt any homeless dog and manage/train that dog to be their charming pet. Breeders of other dogs: know who is buying your pup and for what purpose. When in doubt, spay/neuter your pups before sale, to prevent your breed from selectively being bred over the DECADES for increasing reactivity, aggression and tenacity (gameness). If you fail and over the generations your breed becomes the next pit bull, your breed gets added to the MSNM Law.
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