As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.
The Rockville Centre Youth Council and Guild for the Arts recently wrapped up its first-ever “Chalk Talk on the Walk” series, with the sidewalk in front of village hall full of inspiring messages and drawings every week. Strange Caterpillar Spotted on Shelter Island
It might look scary to some, or creepy or beautiful to others – depending on one's affinity for bugs.
Regardless, a hickory horned devil, as it's known, was spotted on Shelter Island Thursday morning, a rarity in the area. Cornell Cooperative Extension etymologist Dan Gilrein said it's the third spotting he's heard of in the past three years, having heard of none before then.
A woman who was reportedly upset with the parking fee imposed at the Holtsville Ecology Center on Aug. 15 began punching the windows of the ticket booth and threatening the female employee inside. The ticket booth was not damaged and the employee was ulimately not harmed. No arrests were made from the incident.
There was no word on the condition of the ticket booth.