Thursday Sunny and windy. Highs around 60. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Breezy with lows in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph…diminishing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Forecast
Where in the World is Flat Stanley? Ask First Graders At Indian Hollow School - The first graders at Indian Hollow Primary School in Commack are involved in a very special project. They just finished reading Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown.
Recognize These Men? SCPD Seeking Public’s Help - On April 7, 2014, two males entered Sports Authority, located at 124 Veterans Memorial Highway, removed a green mountain bike from a display area and left the store without paying for it. One of the men rode the bike out the door and fled. The other man held the door open for him and drove away in an older model white van with roof racks on top.
***Silver Alert Daniel Schechter*** - Daniel Schechter was found deceased. He was located by New York State Police on Slide Mountain in Shandaken, New York. New York State Police are investigating. The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Port Jefferson man who may be suicidal. Daniel Schechter, 47, was last seen at his house at 105 Cooper Court yesterday morning at 8:30 a.m. He left in a black 2013 Ford Explorer with New York license plates bearing the number GFF 4095. He is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 195 pounds and has brown eyes and short gray hair. He was wearing black shoes, black slacks and a light green dress shirt.
Suffolk County Legislators Say “Give Us Speed Cameras” -Suffolk County Legislators met at a special meeting on Tuesday and voted Yes to a home rule message requesting NYS to authorize the installation of speed cameras to be placed in school zones in Suffolk County. The vote 14 in favor, 3 opposed ( Kennedy, Trotta, Cilmi), Leg. Kate Browning abstained. Smithtown Legislator Rob Trotta (13th LD) voted NO and expressed his dismay to Smithtown Matters. “Safety is not the issue here. We have crossing guards at the schools who are doing a great job. We are being asked to vote without giving us hard facts as to why we need cameras.”
What’s Ahead for Smithtown? Director of Planning to Speak On The Future Of Smithtown -The Smithtown League of Women Voters, in cooperation with the Smithtown Library, will present a special program on the Future of Smithtown, Wednesday evening, April 30th, 6:45 p.m., at the Library’s Smithtown Branch. Featured speaker will be Frank DeRubeis, Director of the Town Planning Department.
Theater Review - “Bingo! - The Winning Musical” - Produced by: Theatre Three – Port Jefferson - Reviewed by: Jeb Ladouceur - Everybody knows what Bingo is…but this is the first time I’ve seen the familiar game used as a metaphor for life’s foibles. Thus devised, one-liners spring from Michael Heitzman, Ilene Reid, & David Holcenberg’s hilarious “Bingo! The Winning Musical” in rat-tat-tat sequence. Example: In one scene when Sam the Bingo Caller announces that the next game’s objective is to form a single, straight line on the card…the thrice divorced, on-the-hunt sexpot Honey (perfectly played by Laura Bell) proclaims, “Ahhh…’Single’ and ‘Straight’…my two favorite words!”
Nissequogue River State Park Invites You To Show Us What Inspires You! - 3rd Annual Community Quilt Project To Benefit Nissequogue River State Park - April 18, 2014 – Kings Park, NY - What Inspires You? That is the question that students from several classes among Long Island schools are providing a visual answer to this month as these students contribute their efforts to the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation’s 3rd AnnualCommunity Quilt project. The Community Quilt is a unique arts-and-crafts collaborative project and display spearheaded by the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation to help raise funds to enhance and beautify the Park. This year, the Foundation is focusing on working towards construction of a much-needed comfort station at the Park’s soccer field.
New York State Senate Takes on The Heroin Crisis by Maureen Rossi - Earlier this month Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeffrey Klein announced the creation of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. Stakeholders on Long Island welcome the new Task Force as they have been grappling with an epidemic for a decade. The purpose of the newly formed group is to: a) examine the rise in heroin and Opioid use and b) to come up with recommendations for treating and preventing addiction.