Fireman’s Association of New York Gives Hero Awards to Smithtown Firefighters

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The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York presented their 2017 Valor Awards to five Smithtown Firefighters who were involved in a house fire rescue in the early morning hours of August 24, 2016. Second Assistant Chief Patrick Diecidue, Third Assistant Chief Timothy Duckham, Ex-Chief John Hansen, Ex-Captain Engine Company 4 Jen O’Brien and


Slevin Inches Toward Signature Requirement for Supervisor Ballot


Kristen Slevin, an independent candidate running for Smithtown Town Supervisor, has only days left to gather her total of 1,500 signatures to be on the ballot. Slevin would be the fourth candidate to enter the race, after incumbent Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, Bill Holst and Councilman Ed Wehrheim. Slevin is working daily on getting the remaining signatures needed,


Zeldin Begins District Economic Growth Tour

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Congressman Lee Zeldin (R NY-1) recently began his “NY-1 Economic Growth Tour”. Throughout August, Zeldin will be touring NY-1’s businesses to meet with employers and employees and discuss their top priorities for growing their businesses on Long Island and creating more good paying jobs. Zeldin kicked off the tour with a visit to Aeroflex Motion,


Smithtown Historical Society Welcomes New Board President


The Smithtown Historical Society welcomed a new Board President, Kathryn Tusa, this month. “Although I do not believe that it is possible to fill Brad’s shoes, I am grateful for his stewardship of the Society,” Tusa said. “I am pleased to be part of the new leadership guiding the Society through continued growth and change


Uber’s “Project Jumpstart” Will Donate to New York Communities Through Drivers

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Uber, the popular driving service, launched a community giving program in New York State, where all contributions are directed by drivers who partner with the tech company. The program, called Project Jumpstart, donates quarterly and is a way of supporting drivers who partner with Uber while they’re off the road and to “empower them to


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


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


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