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

Ride sharing app on mobile phone

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


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

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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


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

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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


Whisper Woods at Smithtown Commits 24 Acts of Kindness

Benchmark Senior Living at the Whisper Woods

Whisper Woods at Smithtown, a senior living community currently under construction, set a goal to commit 20 “Radiant Acts of Kindness” around town in June. In honor of parent company Benchmark Senior Living’s 20th anniversary, Executive Director Desiree Krajnyak-Baker and her team joined fellow associates and residents across seven Northeast states in setting a goal


Smithtown Students Intern at Brookhaven National Lab

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Four budding scientists from Smithtown High School were hand picked for a prestigious internship at Brookhaven National Laboratory this Summer. Russell Berger, Dan Serino, Emma Harlow and Max Bublitz  were recommended by High School East Physics professor, Dr. Gillian Winters to intern under the tutelage of Dr. Helio Takai, a Senior Experimental particle physicist at


Suffolk County Announces Public Outreach for Shared Services Program

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that there would be county-wide meetings held in July to gain input from the public on the new shared services initiative. Shared services is a state-led program that aims to consolidate public services for municipal governments in order to save money and promote efficiency. “Sharing services is about collaboration with