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Smithtown Town Hall to be dedicated to Patrick Vecchio

Smithtown Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio is pictured March

Smithtown Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio is pictured March 19, 2013. Credit: Brittany Wait

Smithtown Town Hall will be dedicated to Supervisor Patrick Vecchio in a ceremony scheduled for Nov. 1.

The 1 p.m. public event, co-sponsored by the town council and Smithtown 350 Foundation, will be held on the front steps of the building at 99 W. Main St. and followed by a light reception, Councilman Thomas McCarthy said.

McCarthy said the event aims "to honor [Vecchio's] lifelong service to his country, state, and the Town of Smithtown."

In March, Vecchio was moved to tears by a surprise resolution read by McCarthy, detailing Vecchio's service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and in the NYPD for about 20 years. It also noted that Vecchio was Long Island's longest-serving town supervisor, with a tenure of 38 years.

The accounting was followed by a vote by four board members to dedicate Town Hall to him.

Vecchio said at the time that he was overwhelmed, proud and humbled by the gesture.

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