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


Town Clerk Secures Six-Figure Grant

shared services

Smithtown Town Clerk, Vinny Puleo is awarded a Shared Services Grant for Department Consolidation By Glenn Rohrbacker Smithtown Town Clerk and Nesconset Fire Commissioner Vinny Puleo was awarded a grant, over $129,000, for the consolidation of services that are projected to save money for the town. The shared services program is growing to be a statewide


School District Board and Budget Results

School district budget and board results

The Smithtown Central School District Board and Budget results for the 2017-18 School year are in! The people of Smithtown voted to approve the budget by a vote of 2421 to 693. In addition to the budget passing, the Smithtown Smithtown Board of Education will have a new member. Half Hollow Hills teacher Matthew Gribbin,


A Rush to Vote

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The three Smithtown incumbents running for re-election were in an awful hurry to rush a vote that would cost approximately two million dollars of capital budget funds for what they call “Beautification of Lake Avenue.”  The project includes brand new brick, cobblestone-like sidewalks, new trees and a street paving overhaul. The capital budget which was


Firefighters Battle Sunrise Lane Explosion

Photos courtesy of Jeff Bressler, Smithtown Fire Department,

An explosion shook one Smithtown neighborhood last night. On Wednesday May 3rd, at approximately 8:20 PM, neighbors along Sunrise Lane heard what sounded like two loud explosions, coming from a two-story home. Neighbors called in reports of a fire shortly after the two loud blasts. Two nearby residents, just so happened to be Smithtown firefighters.


Smithtown DECA Students Compete in Anaheim

DECA International Career Conference

Last week, 32 Smithtown DECA students from Smithtown High Schools East and West who qualified, headed to the DECA International Career Conference in  Anaheim, California.  Only they didn’t just participate in the conference, they dominated the competition. Out of the 19,000 students who qualified nationwide, to participate, five Smithtown students took home serious honors.  


Emergency Update Winter Storm Stella

winter storm stella

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone joined together with Police Commissioner Timothy D. Sini,  Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Commissioner Joe Williams and the Department of Public Works Commissioner Gil Anderson warn the public to provide the news regarding Winter Storm Stella. Imminent blizzard conditions, flooding and wind gust up to 60 MPH are expected to


Smithtown Teachers Honored by Harvard Club

Harvard club LI distinguished teacher 2017

Two Smithtown High School East teachers have been honored by the The Harvard Club of Long Island.  Smithtown High School East Science teacher, Joe Rodichok is among the dozen of educators to be hand picked by the Harvard Club of LI to be given the 2017 Distinguished Teacher Award. Smithtown High School East Research Coordinator,


NPR Journalist Eric Westervelt Visits Harbor Country Day

NPR Journalist Eric Westervelt

Award-Winning NPR Journalist Eric Westervelt Visits Harbor Country Day School to Discuss  the State of Education Today. The gymnasium at Harbor Country Day School was packed with Parents, educators, school administrators, students, and fans on Wednesday evening. The nonprofit independent school hosted NPR’s award-winning journalist, Eric Westervelt to share his thoughts on the state of


Smithtown School Bus Fire

smithtown school bus fire

Valentine’s day nearly became every parents worst nightmare, when a school bus fire sent firefighters into action, during the morning school pickup.  At approximately 8:30, Tuesday morning, a Smithtown school bus was in the process of picking up kids for school, when smoke began to filter from under the dashboard. The bus driver had already