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At 2:55 p.m. on Friday, the fire departments of Setauket, Stony Brook and Selden were called to assist in rescuing an unidentified injured male from the roof of the Calpine cogeneration plant on Gym Road. Paramedics at the scene described the patient’s condition as “going in and out of consciousness,” and said he fell from the upper floors of the power plant. University police and the fire departments’ fire police assisted in traffic control as multiple ambulances, rescue trucks and ladders arrived on scene. The injured person had fallen off a ladder and required the assistance of technical rescue teams from nearby fire departments, according to Eric Olsen, Stony Brook University Police Department’s Chief of Patrol. “Upon arrival, it was determined the individual had sustained injuries to his lower extremities as well as lacerations to the head,” Olsen wrote in an emailed statement. He stated that the rescue crews were…

The sport of sailing combines competitiveness with the thousand-year-old lineage of transportation and exploration into a single activity. There aren’t many other sports that have such a complex mixture of competitiveness, science and history. It would be hard to find a pitcher reading about the theory of baseball into the late hours of the night. The same could be said about a soccer goalie spending copious amounts of time studying the storm systems and how the changes in wind will affect the ball in the game. But for Stony Brook University’s sailing team, the sailors have turned to books and long hours of their coach’s lectures to give them a competitive edge on the water. It’s not all so much brawn as it is brains, and for past-president Cody Murphy, he’s experienced that firsthand. “With sailing, you could be the strongest person on the water, but you may go up…

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has been digging up mixed feelings about its plan to dump dredging materials in the Long Island Sound starting this year. Residents and politicians are concerned that the sediment may contain pollutants and harmful chemicals that will disrupt the ecosystem in their coastline communities. The military organization is tasked with overseeing 52 tri-state area dredging operations and is also tasked with providing permits to other government organizations and private companies. In late December, the Corps released the Dredged Material Management Plan (DMMP) to dump over 50 million cubic yards of sediment from Connecticut and New York City waterways into the waters off the north shore of Long Island. In 2005, the governors of Connecticut and New York tasked the Corps with DMMP. The objective was to have a system in place to discard dredging materials in a cost-effective and environmentally-safe manner. The Corps…

On February 1, the Sachem High School auditorium was filled with over 80 members of the community as they were educated and trained in saving an overdose victim by the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD). In January 2016, the SCPD responded to 140 overdose calls in three of its seven precincts alone. Instead of arresting the victims, the officers of the fourth, fifth and sixth precincts used their medical training as EMTs to help those in their time of need. During the presentation a recent call was mentioned when a quick responding officer revived two children under the age of ten with the narcotic antidote the department has issued for several years. Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan, is administered via nasal spray and is absorbed rapidly through the capillaries in the nasal cavity. Its effects can be noticed within minutes. SCPD Chief Surgeon and Medical Director Scott Coyne has overseen…

While many musicians make it a priority to find their own sound and style, one Long Island band has blended the musical talents of John Mayer, the Beatles and Stevie Ray Vaughan together to form their own unique style. From a Long Island garage band to an east coast touring group with thousands of fans, the brothers in their late-20s have taken large strides in a short music career as the Como Brothers Band. Fans who have stumbled across the Como Brothers say that their bond is very clear on stage and adds to their performance value. “Working with my brother is great, he’s my best friend,” Matthew said. The two Comos were born in a small suburb on Long Island, NY. Their home was filled with musical influences, mostly from their father, James Como. “My mom and Dad both love music and always played Billy Joel, Huey Lewis and…

Big laughs were had at a small venue in Port Jefferson. From somersaulting skits to audience ad-libbing lines mid-performance, Friday Night Face Off is a great way to spend a late Friday night. And with it being the longest running improv group on Long Island with 13 years of shows under their belt, the group knows how to keep the audience laughing. The $15 show is held at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, where the improv troupe showcases their best acting and comedy skills nearly every Friday night from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. The show is held in the theatre’s basement, but don’t let that thought keep you from attending. While seating is limited to about 30 people, it makes for a more comfortable and intimate atmosphere between the comedians and audience as well as the audience members themselves. The brick walls, warm ceiling lighting and hardwood floor give the…

Around 100 veterans packed into the auditorium at the Long Island State Veterans Home to listen to guest speakers and sing along with an elementary school class for a ceremony honoring the veteran’s service and sacrifice. “It was beautiful,” Biagio Innamorata, who served in the Korean War, said. Tears came to his eyes as he sat in his wheelchair. “I was injured in a bunker. I was pulling the wounded to safety and next thing you know—someone threw a hand grenade.” For the residents of the Long Island State Veteran’s Home, Veteran’s Day is a celebration of their service but also a somber reminder of the friends who are no longer with them. But to brighten the spirits of these men and women, they were each given a new hat bearing the branch of service’s insignia in which they served. Nancy Gaugler, an administrative assistant in Research Technologies, serves as…

Fifteen student volunteers spent two hours scouring the ground, collecting more than 5 pounds of white and tan cigarettes that littered the grass and sidewalks across Stony Brook University’s campus. Their efforts are part of a new campaign to reduce the amount of cigarette litter on campus grounds, improperly discarded by smokers. Madiha Saeed, a senior double-major in psychology and art, started this program last year as part of her peer-education internship at the Center for Prevention and Outreach. She and Taylor Medwig, a senior majoring in biochemistry and health science, “act as student liaisons promoting student health,” according to Saeed. Saeed started the event last year to help clean up after cigarettes were discarded everywhere but the proper disposal units placed around campus. “I was walking to class and noticed all of the areas where large amounts of smoking occurred, there were tons and tons of cigarette litter,” Saeed…

New York is one of the 18 states added this past July to a federal act granting in-state tuition to veterans attending college under the G.I. Bill, saving veterans headaches and money. The added states will offer in-state tuition for veterans regardless of whether they have established permanent residency in the state of the school they are attending by the passing of the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. “Military personnel, veterans, and their families living on our campuses and in the state’s communities deserve the same access to affordable public higher education that all New Yorkers enjoy,” State University of New York (SUNY) System Chancellor Nancy L. ZImpher said in a press release. According to the G.I. Jobs Magazine, over 40 of the 64 college campuses directed by the SUNY system have been named “military friendly.” The Yellow Ribbon program had been previously…