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Smithtown chamber swears in new president

Smithtown architect Mark Mancini was sworn in Thursday as the new president of the Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce.

Mancini, president of Mancini Architecture and Design LLP, succeeds Robert Mirman of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC.

After running an unsuccessful campaign for the Smithtown Town Board two years ago, Mancini gained attention for proposing a redesign of Smithtown’s Main Street business district, the scene of three pedestrian deaths in the past two years.

Mancini called for installing a pedestrian island in the middle of Main Street and adding left-hand turning lanes. The state Department of Transportation is considering proposals to improve safety on the road, which is also known as state Routes 25 and 25A.

Mancini also designed 9/11 Responders Remembered Park, which opened Sept. 10 on Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset.

The park honors firefighters, police and others whose deaths are linked to rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site.

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