Busy week? No worries. Patch highlighted the top stories of the week so you can catch up on all of the local news. This week, the top stories are:
3. Letter to the Editor: Panhandlers Are A Problem: From Patricia Faulkner: It seems that there is a panhandling ring going on in Long Island. These people have been called gypsies. I don't know if that is true but, what I do know is true is that they have multiple men and women and children. Click here for more from Faulkner's letter.
2. VIDEO: Bellmore Girl with Autism Gets a Canine Best Friend: Sari Cohan of Bellmore has a new best friend. Wathin, a 2-year-old labrador trained assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence, is the newest member to the Wathin family. Click here to see how the relationship came together.
1. UPDATE: CHSD Ends Football Ties with Bellmore-Merrick EMS: After years of working with the Bellmore-Merrick EMS, the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District will look elsewhere for emergency support during the upcoming football season. Click here for more details on this story.