Here’s a look at some of the top news around your community this past week. Click the headline to read the full story.
Philanthropist Jay Lockett Sears of East Moriches, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley in U.S. District Court in Central Islip on Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. attorney's office. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
Bridgehampton native Carl Yastrzemski will be immortalized in a statue at Fenway Park that will be unveiled later this month.
The Boston Red Sox are honoring Yastrzemski with a statue capturing the moment where he tipped his helmet to fans before his final at-bat, ending his 23-year career with the team, on Oct. 2, 1983.
While Donald Alversa's family mourn, the Coast Guard has launched an investigation into his death. Alversa, a 24-year-old fisherman from Montauk, was pronounced dead Saturday night at a Virginia hospital where he was airlifted following a reported accident aboard the "Jason & Danielle," a 90-foot dragger.
A staffer at a Riverhead veterinary hospital hacked earlier this week by Islam extremists has opened up about the experience.