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Town Focus: Day 2 in Smithtown

The Judge John Lawrence Smith Homestead in Smithtown

The Judge John Lawrence Smith Homestead in Smithtown is operated by the Smithtown Historical Society. (March 18, 2013) Credit: Brittany Wait

On the second day of my weeklong focus on Smithtown, I’ll dig further into its rich history, give lifelong residents a platform to reminisce and explore new places.

This morning, I'm meeting Smithtown Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio at Town Hall.

And after lunch, I’ll be learning more about The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind -- based in Smithtown -- from its chief executive Wells Jones, and a volunteer who is visually impaired, Linda Jones, of Huntington.

Later in the week, I'm meeting Chamber of Commerce president Mark Mancini to discuss the business culture and also Smithtown Superintendent Anthony Annunziato to get a better picture of the school system in Smithtown.

Over the course of the next couple of days — and of course depending on the weather — I’ll be visiting some of the many places you’ve recommended, such as Avalon Preserve in St. James, Arthur Kunz County Park and hidden spots along the Nissequogue River.

Later this week, I also plan to meet a Nesconset resident, Kay Nuthatch, whose blog about life on Long Island might interest you.

Continue to follow me throughout the rest of my week via the Storify feed below, which will be frequently updated throughout each day. And if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to reach out to me via Twitter, email or the comments below.

Plus, if you like history, make sure to check out these Smithtown historic photos we posted Monday.

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