Topping headlines in Syosset this week:
School Bus Crashes into Syosset House
A bus with six children on board crashed into a Syosset home and sent the driver to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to Nassau County Police.
Cops: Driver in Syosset Bus Crash Was Drunk
A bus driver faces a battery of charges after police found he was drunk at the wheel of a school bus that crashed into a local home Wednesday.
Local hero: Syosset Student to Sail LI Sound Solo
The Long Island Sound has a special place in Justin Smith's heart: The 12-year-old South Woods Middle School student says he enjoys sailing on the Sound as a member of the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club racing team during the summer, and in the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay this fall.
In police and fire news:
Two homes were broken into and had electronics and jewelry stolen and one home reported no loss. Last year, police reminded residents that rear entrances to homes are incredibly vulnerable to intrusion. Reread their reminders here.
In business news:
Mini Supermarket Planned for Jackson Avenue
After more than a year on the market, vacant New England Kitchen & Design store may finally have a tenant, as plans are being finalized to transform it into a mini supermarket.
Rite Aid Officially Closes
After a liquidation sale of all merchandise and reactions from the community, all that is left of Rite Aid on Jackson Avenue is the shadow of the pharmacy logo.
In school news:
The intense final minutes of Saturday's high school football game between nearby rivals Plainview JFK and Syosset saw the Hawks fall short, 7-0 in a hard-fought contest at Plainview.
43 Students Commended in National Merit Program
Syosset High School reported that 43 students were named "Commended Students" in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. This is the largest number of students commended in the school's history.