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Other photos by Andew Tetreault at http://fullyinvolvedmediagroup.com/ A small plane made an emergency crash landing into Setauket Harbor after an engine failure last night. Austricio Ramirez, 25, was the student pilot flying the four-seat Piper Archer aircraft from Fitchburg, Mass. to the Republic Airport in Farmingdale before he turned the controls over to pilot instructor Nelson Gomez, 36, when the engine started experiencing issues, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Gomez made an emergency landing in the harbor at approximately 11:05 p.m. At least thirty minutes passed between the 911 call and the police response. Fourteen fire departments, two dive teams and two boats helped execute the rescue. “You could hear victims calling for help so you had to get out there,” Lt. Michael S. Murphy said. The emergency response came from both ends of the harbor and initially had issues due to the remote location of the crash. “It was…

Stony Brook students return to school after the tobacco age in Suffolk County was changed from 19 to 21 on Jan. 1. A debate has arisen about whether or not the law will serve as beneficial towards limiting teens’ abilities to acquire tobacco products. Mani Singh, 20, a junior here at Stony Brook from Queens, suggested that underage smokers would look to their 21-year-old friends to walk inside a 7/11 or gas station and get their fixes for them. Sixty percent of America’s users buy tobacco products from their friends, as opposed to directly from the vendor, according to the American Lung Association. However, the association also reported that 85 percent of US smokers start before age 21, and 99 percent start before 26. “Based on those stats, we believe it will have an effect,” said Michael Seilback, vice president of public policy and communications for the association. Jane Reardon,…