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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.
The Smithtown Town board has approved a plan to demolish an abandoned church that building inspectors said is unsafe.
At a public hearing Thursday, no one appeared on behalf of the Church of the Gospel Ministry, which had been located at 436 Edgewood Ave. in Smithtown. Town attorney John Zollo said attempts to reach church leaders were unsuccessful. Zollo said the church is an “unsafe structure”...Read more »
Barring a write-in campaign, Nissequogue Mayor Richard B. Smith will run unopposed for re-election next month.
Smith, 58, a banker who is seeking his seventh two-year term in the unpaid position, has served on the village board since becoming a trustee in 1991.
Trustee Lawrence Kenney and newcomer Christa Amato are unopposed for two open seats on the village board. Each seat carries...Read more »
Energy-efficiency features at Smithtown’s four public library branches save about $25,000 a year, the Long Island Power Authority said last week.
The branches in Smithtown hamlet, Kings Park, Nesconset and Commack — which reopened in the past two years following a $21 million renovation — include measures such as lights activated by motion sensors, computer-programmed heating units and air...Read more »
Smithtown Town officials are taking steps that could lead to the demolition of an abandoned Smithtown church.
The Church of the Gospel Ministry, at 436 Edgewood Ave., is structurally unsafe and shows signs of “decay and disrepair,” said town building director John Bongino. A swimming pool on the property is filled with stagnant water, he said.
Chain-link fences are roped shut at the...Read more »