Some of the news from around Long Island you may have missed this week.
On Sunday from 1- 5 p.m., in downtown Sayville will be hosting a benefit concert to help defray the training expenses of Sachem alumnus Maria Michta as she prepares for the Olympic Trials, which are just one month away.
Love for New York comes in many forms, and now the state wants to hear yours.
As part of a summer tourism advertising push, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and tourism officials are asking New Yorkers and visitors to submit ideas for other symbols that could appear in place of the iconic heart within the logo.
David Billingham, of Hampton Bays, has released his first teen novel manuscript which he hopes will be picked up by a publishing house.
To help his chances, Billingham, a father of three, says he has posted the first nine chapters of his book, called "The Life Inside Maggie Pincus," on authonomy.com, a website that allows aspiring authors to show off their work and obtain reviews.
A study that began in 2009 continues to work out results as the plan to bring a new sewer system to Deer Park, North Babylon and West Babylon will begin to move into the next phases in coming months. The study aims to eventually bring a new sewage system to the local area that helps reduce harm being done to the environment from septic tanks and cesspools.