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


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


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


After Brookhaven Hack, Smithtown Faces Similar Threat

Brookhaven Hack Smithtown Cyber Security Risk

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


Lawmakers, Residents Divided Over LIRR Funding


As the “Summer of Hell” dawns on Long Island commuters, New York State senators are debating a bill that will give $2 billion in funds to upgrade the Long Island Railroad. This project includes expanding to have a third track on the Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville. But NYS senators aren’t making it


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 Creates “First in the Nation” Veterans Traffic Court


Joined by members of Suffolk County’s various veterans agencies, County Executive Steve Bellone announced on Wednesday that there would be a new court designed to rectify traffic violations for veterans. The Veterans Traffic Court is the first of its kind in the United States, and will serve as a “one stop shop” for veterans, according