9/11 Park to Retire Bell at Annual Ceremony to Honor Fallen


Every year, the Feal Good Foundation hosts a reading of the names of first responders who have lost their lives since September 11, 2001, due to illnesses sustained during the recovery of the attacks in New York. This year, the bell that is used to honor each fallen responder at 9/11 Responders Remembered Park will


BLT Where Everybody Knows Your Name

BLT Lake Ave St. James, NY

When songwriters Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo wrote the theme song to the show Cheers, they had a place like BLT in mind. At any point during the day the old fashioned dining establishment is filled with folks who know each other on a first name basis. When a new patron enters BLT, they


Wehrheim Raises $4k for Veterans at ’s Annual BBQ

wehrheim BBQ

By Maureen Rossi On Wednesday, August 3rd, Councilman Ed Wehrheim hosted his annual BBQ at The Watermill in Smithtown. Over 320 supporters came out for delicious Barbecue, live entertainment and the famous raffle for one noble cause. The weather held out as local Doo Wop Sensations; All Good Friends performed on the Watermill’s private Patio


American Dog Club Taking Dogs from Breeders with Violations


American Dog Club at the Smith Haven Mall is buying dogs from breeders who have been caught with violations in their treatment of the dogs, a review of records related to the issue show. American Dog Club claims that they have “gathered and relied on only the best private professional certified USDA licensed breeders and


Bellone Proposes “SuffolkShare” Shared Services Program


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone recently unveiled SuffolkShare – a ten-point plan developed as part of the Countywide Shared Services Initiative signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and would save approximately $37 million over two years for taxpayers, according to Bellone. SuffolkShare is designed to transition inter-municipal partnerships from an ad-hoc approach into


Kings Park Farmer’s Market to Host “Dinah”, A Dog Looking for a Home


Dinah, a bull terrier/shep mix, will be featured at the Kings Park Farmer’s Market on July 30 along with some other canine friends. Dinah is up for adoption and the Smithtown Animal Shelter is looking for a family for her. According to Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo, who is spearheading the “Adopt Dinah Campaign,” Dinah loves to run & can


Tragic Drowning of LI Twins

twins drowning

Pool Safety – American Academy of Pediatrics By Maureen Rossi It was with great horror that so many Long Islanders heard or read the tragic news of three-year old twins drowning in their backyard pool this week.  The first reports came out as breaking news of the three-year old twin boys, found in their Melville Long Island


Leslie Kennedy and Suffolk Legislature Honor Medical Crisis Action Team


In 2008, Dr. Scott Coyne, chief surgeon and medical director of the Suffolk County Police Department, created the Medical Crisis Action Team (MedCAT). This team of 28 police officers is trained in Adavanced Life Support (ALS) at the paramedic or EMT ciritical care level. The officers can start IVs, perform intubation, administer medication and other


St. James Fire District to Hold Referendum on Tax Hike for Renovations


The St. James Fire District Board of Commissioners announced that a communitywide capital bond referendum vote will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 3-9 p.m. Voting will take place at the Jefferson Avenue firehouse, located at 221 Jefferson Ave. For residents who reside within Election District 79, voting will take place at the Fairfield


Campaign to Close American Dog Club Reignites


    As the sun beat down on Nesconset Highway on a Saturday afternoon, local residents weren’t concerned about sweating, sunburn, or any other summer infliction – they were worried about sick puppies. Approximately 20 people stood on one of the corners of where the Smith Haven Mall connects with Route 347, holding signs advocating