Smithtown Animal Shelter

Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with Murphy! He is a big mush with a 100 pounds of love to give! Murphy is a 3 year old neutered American Bulldog. Murphy would need to be placed in a home as the only pet. He does not play well with other dogs or cats, but he loves people and going for a dip in the pool! Please call 631-360-7575 for more information.











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Man Hospitalized After Going Into Cardiac Arrest At St. James Sports Arena - Highway Patrol Safe-T Section officer Steven Turner was off-duty and playing hockey at the Sports Arena, located at 620 Middle Country Road, when a 49-year-old man who was also playing hockey collapsed from cardiac arrest. Officer Turner, along with several Good Samaritans, started CPR and located the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that was at the facility. After they administered two shocks, the victim began breathing on his own and regained a pulse. read more

Editorial - Make Election Day About Your Priorities - Approximately 1,700 people voted in the September Republican primary. Over 33,000 people are registered as Republicans in Smithtown. Blame the rain, blame the candidates or blame apathy, but the fact remains that less than 6 percent of those eligible to vote did so. Primary voting is normally low but this was a hotly contested election, the stakes were high and few people thought it important enough to vote. read more

Who Will You Vote For? Local Candidates Debate October 5, 2015 The League of Women Voters of Smithtown Candidates Debate - Monday October 5, 2015 - 7:00 to 9:00pm - Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn 239 E Main St - Smithtown, NY 11787  - Candidates on the November 3 ballot for Suffolk County Legislature in the 12th and 13th Districts, Smithtown Town Council, and Smithtown Receiver of Taxes have been invited to participate. (D-Democrat, R-Republican, C-Conservative, I-Independence, Ref-Reform) read more

Caleb Smith’s 2nd Annual Park Festival A Huge Success! -More than 500 visitors of all ages spent the day at the Friends of Caleb Smith State Park Preserve’s Second Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 27.  Children fished on the peninsula at Willow Pond under the guidance of Friends members; played read more.
Shake-Up At Suffolk County Board Of Elections - Without notice. In a move that surprised almost everyone, Smithtown Republican Committee Chairman William Ellis, deputy commissioner of elections at the Suffolk County Board of Elections and Suffolk Conservative Party Secretary Michael A. Torres, a senior assistant commissioner at the Suffolk County Board of Elections, were fired from their positions Friday morning.  No one seems to know why they were fired but almost everyone has an opinion. read more

Driver Seriously Injured In Single Car Crash In Smithtown - A woman was driving her 2014 Chevrolet Cruze westbound on Jericho Turnpike near Terry Road at 1:48 a.m. when her vehicle left the roadway, struck a brick light column in front of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, overturned and hit a tree.  Jericho Turnpike was closed for several hours due to the investigation and the removal of large amounts of debris that resulted from the crash. read more
Two Smithtown Schools Treated After Testing Positive For Legionella Bacteria - In response to the recent outbreak of legionellosis in the Bronx and in an effort to prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria, the New York State Department of Health issued emergency regulations requiring the registration, testing, inspection and certification of cooling towers. Immediately, the Smithtown Central School District registered its cooling tower systems servicing the Smithtown East and Smithtown West school buildings. Additionally, in accordance with the regulation and current standard industry protocols, a New York State licensed engineer inspected the systems and collected culture samples.  read more
Smithtown’s 350 Anniversary Parade A Cast Of Thousands And An Audience Of Many More -

On the long list of events planned to celebrate Smithtown’s 350th anniversary was a parade down Main St. Smithtown.  The Smithtown 350 Foundation members tasked with planning events for the anniversary celebration didn’t want just a parade they wanted a parade of historic proportions. The check list for the parade included bands (lots of bands), banners, floats, costumes, dignitaries, young people, large turnout, awards, a master of ceremony, grand marshall, bulls, horses, antique vehicles, fire departments, SCPD, business, chambers of commerce, service organizations, the oldest and newest in Smithtown, volunteers, sponsorships and great weather. read more


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