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

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Slevin Inches Toward Signature Requirement for Supervisor Ballot

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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,

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

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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

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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

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American Dog Club Taking Dogs from Breeders with Violations

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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

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Bellone Proposes “SuffolkShare” Shared Services Program

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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

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Leslie Kennedy and Suffolk Legislature Honor Medical Crisis Action Team

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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

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

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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

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Campaign to Close American Dog Club Reignites

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    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

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After Brookhaven Hack, Smithtown Faces Similar Threat

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Smithtown could be hit with a cyber attack similar to that of Brookhaven and the state of Ohio, according to a review of its cyber security practices. On June 25, the Town of Brookhaven website was taken over with a seemingly pro-ISIS message after a group hacked into the system. It was later disabled and

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