In case you missed them, here are the most read stories on Five Towns Patch this week:
6. Sandy Victims Facing Hurdles Claiming Insurance Funds
Many Long Island residents are struggling to rebuild their homes after the devastating storm, but those with mortgages have an extra hurdle to clear before being compensated by their insurance companies.
5. Meet the Owner: Woodmere Lanes
Nick Paxinos and his partner John Ryan never stop trying to revitalize Woodmere Bowling Lanes, making it one of the few bowling centers in the area to not only survive, but to thrive.
4. Coming Soon: Higher Taxes in Your First Paycheck of 2013
New Yorkers will see a spike in taxes taken out of their first paychecks of 2013.
3. AutoZone in Lawrence Robbed at Gunpoint; Suspect Fires Round
AutoZone on the North Lawrence/Inwood border was robbed at gunpoint last Friday night, according to Nassau County Police.
A motorist lost control of her vehicle just before 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Oxford Road and West Broadway in Cedarhurst and flipped it on its side.
1. Tanker Spill Closes Down Intersection in Inwood
Police reopened Burnside Avenue and Rockaway Turnpike about 24 hours after a tanker carrying about 7,500 gallons of gasoline overturned on Wednesday and spilled its contents on the roadway.