Here’s some of the stories that grabbed headlines in your community and nearby communities this week.
PatchogueUpdate: Federal Judges Refuse To Reinstate Lucero Lawsuit
$40 million civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean man murdered in Patchogue in 2008, thrown out in 2012 from paperwork error staying that way, reports Newsday. A panel of federal judges have refused to reinstate the lawsuit. Joselo Lucero, brother of Marcelo Lucero, provided Patch a statement regarding his family’s lawsuit being unable to continue.
A Southampton man was piloting a plane that crashed Sunday afternoon at a Shelter Island airport, according to The Shelter Island Reporter.
Police told The Reporter that the pilot, Marc Andre Chiffert, a 55-year-old who lives in Southampton and New York City, suffered minor injuries, along with his two adult passengers.
A controversial permit for excavation on a Calverton farm could be denied by the Riverhead Town board at its next meeting, which will be held on Wednesday.
On the agenda is a resolution that would deny the permit application put forth by Driftwood Family Farms to begin excavation on their parcel.
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers plans to hire private contractors to dredge 150,000 cubic yards of material and use it to drop along the coastline at Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton this fall.