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SHSW Musicians Chosen For All-State Conference - Junior Blake Carey (jazz alto saxophone/alternate) and seniors Leighann Guardino (alto II), Christine McAleer (violin/alternate) and Caitlin Unkenholz (viola) were chosen to perform in the NYSSMA All-State Conference from Dec. 1-4 in Rochester, New York. read more

Pricey Pharmaceuticals “Free Market”  - The news has been ripe with reports of steep rises in drug prices and the potential effect on patient needs.  Most recently there has been an uproar over the price of EpiPen which is sold as two pre loaded syringes to inject epinepherine (Adrenalin) into the thigh to potentially save the life of a patient having a severe life threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.  This caught everyone’s attention because many parents are purchasing Epipens for the beginning of school. read more

Is Your Cell Phone Dead Zone On The List? 200 Dead Zones On LI - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that in response to his crowdsourcing campaign to identify and locate dead zones—particularly on Long Island—over 200 maddening dead zones have been identified. Schumer detailed these dead zones and said there are many areas throughout Long Island that experience poor quality when it comes to cell phone network speed, network reliability, data performance, call performance and text performance. read more

SUFFOLK CLOSEUP - FOIA And FOIL For Access To Information - By Karl Grossman - The Freedom of Information Act, I tell my journalism students, was the best thing to come along for journalists since the typewriter. For nearly 40 years in my Investigative Reporting course at SUNY Old Westbury I teach the history and use of what is acronymed FOIA. read more

LI Community Invited To 9/11 A NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE AT Commack HS - Please share this message. This year will be 15 years since 9-11. We must never forget. Please attend our event on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm at CHS. We will not only honor and remember the lives that were were lost, but this year will will pay our respects to Commack’s First Responders and volunteers. Those people who worked tirelessly on the pile, those who saw things no human should ever see. Lets show our respect. read more

Repaving On Route 111 Begins Monday Expect Delays -Motorists are advised that off-peak midday and nighttime construction operations are scheduled to start Monday, August 25, 2016 to repave a two mile section of NY Route 111 between NY Route 347 and NY Route 25/25A/Main Street in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County.  Weather permitting, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and/or 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., NY Route 111 travel lanes will be shifted or closed Monday through Friday as needed read more 

Historic Smithtown Landing United Methodist Church To Hold Fall Service - The historic Smithtown Landing United Methodist Church will be holding a Fall Service on Sunday September 11, 2016 at 3pm.  The church is only open to the public twice a year and is located on the corner of Landing Avenue and Oakside Road in Smithtown. read more

MV Crash Involving Police Vehicle And Motorcyclist In Dix Hills - Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a police vehicle that seriously injured a motorcyclist in Dix Hills today. A marked Suffolk County Police Motor Carrier Safety vehicle was struck in the rear by a motorcycle, read more

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