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I cover the Town of Smithtown and its 115,000 residents. My colleague Emi Endo and I are regulars at town board meetings, and we stay in contact with town and community leaders. I am interested in town politics, development issues and the ongoing concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety in downtown Smithtown. As a reporter, I’m always interested in how communities change and how residents deal with that change. Write or call and share what you know.
A proposal to build a gas station and convenience store at the intersection of two busy state highways will be discussed Tuesday by the Smithtown Town board.
Garden City-based Bolla Operating Corp. is requesting a zoning change for the store and filling station, which would be located at the northwest corner of state routes 347 and 111. The site, which is vacant, had been occupied by a gas...Read more »
Work to replace a sidewalk on a county road near Hauppauge High School is set to begin later this month.
New concrete and drainage facilities will be laid on the north side of Townline Road, County Road 76, between Lincoln Boulevard and Hoffman Avenue, Legis. John M. Kennedy Jr. (R-Nesconset) said in a news release. The project is scheduled to begin on June 24 and is expected to be completed...Read more »
The Town of Smithtown is contemplating the purchase of an abandoned parcel on its list of unsafe properties.
The site at 10 Fairview Ave., where a construction company once stood, has drawn complaints from neighbors who say it is an eyesore that attracts vandals and squatters.
The town board last week approved hiring Mineola-based Standard Valuation Services to appraise the property....Read more »
After a course change last year caused by ongoing demolition work, an annual fundraising race at Kings Park’s Nissequogue River State Park will begin and end inside the park Saturday.
The 5K Sunset Run/Walk for the Park, and a 1K fun run for children, are set to step off near the corner of St. Johnland and Old Dock roads. Start times are 5 p.m. for the fun run and 5:30 p.m. for the 5K race.
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The Smithtown Town board Tuesday approved a borrowing plan that includes funds for road repaving and improved lighting at the Hauppauge Industrial Park.
The $4.27 million package includes about $3 million to replenish Highway Department funds spent on superstorm Sandy cleanup, and $1.2 million on industrial park improvements. The borrowing plan was approved unanimously.
Industrial park...Read more »