- Tuesday Night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening…then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Humid with lows around 70. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 30 percent. Forecast
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Smithtown’s Getting A Statue Of Founding Father Richard Smythe
History In The Making - Smithtown’s Founding Father Richard Smythe Statue - Creating a statue of the bull rider, Richard Smythe…by Bradley Harris, Smithtown Historian - Last Thursday, Cris Damianos invited me to join him on a trip into Brooklyn to visit the art studio where the statue of Richard Smythe is being created. Richard Smith and his sister Libby joined us on the early morning trip to Studio EIS which took us deep into the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. We parked along the bank of the East River within sight of the Statue of Liberty. read more
Allstate Has Tips For Students (and their parents) Living In Dorms and apartment“In most cases, whatever your student takes to college that is normally covered by your homeowners policy remains covered while they reside in university housing,” said Jaclyn Darrohn, Allstate New York Spokesperson. “If they choose to be more independent and rent an off-campus apartment or house, we suggest they consider purchasing renters insurance – which, for an average premium with a $15,000 limit, generally costs about the same as having a pizza delivered each month.” read more
Recall - Kraft American Singles - Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards.
FYI - Newsday - LIPA’s Power Decisions fueled by “incompetence or political Agenda” - By MARK HARRINGTON firstname.lastname@example.org - PSEG’s analysis found the problem went back much further than that. For each of the past nine years, LIPA had an average 528 megawatts more capacity than the state required — the equivalent of a power plant and a half. In 2011 alone, the excess above state requirements hit 972 megawatts, PSEG found, with an estimated cost that year of $131.2 million. The nine-year total cost was $641 million, according to PSEG. Newsday
My Preschool Drop Out Heads to Grad School -Maureen Rossi - My new knee replacement and I looked upon the three flights of stairs as if they were Mount Everest; the one-hundred year old building had twenty-two stairs per flight opposed to the standard twelve. Ascending slowly, I was taking in the sounds and scents of the many inhabitants of the Washington Avenue Apartment building. I was nauseated as floor two housed one very unhygienic cat owner.
Labor Day Exit For Planning Dept. Director Frank DeRubeis - “Frank DeRubeis is an exceptional man with a wide breadth of knowledge in so many fields. That knowledge, I believe, inspired so many of his planning initiatives. There was never any doubt about his commitment and dedication to the Town of Smithtown and it is for that reason that I relied and trusted his judgments and advice. So many of his planning initiatives are now part of the Smithtown landscape and have helped make Smithtown the great town it is. I shall sorely miss him.” Smithtown Supervisor Patrick R. Vecchio.
FYI Times Union- Gov. Campaign Pays For The Gov. Not State Police Security with Gov. -Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign promised to pay for his excursion to Israel this month. But the well-stocked re-election fund won’t cover the thousands of dollars associated with the State Police detail that provided round-the-clock security for the candidate. Read more
Pool Guys Tournament At Smithtown Senior Center - The Smithtown Senior Citizen Department recently hosted a friendly game of pool - actually a tournament between a group of seniors from Smithtown and their counterparts in Huntington. read more