Thursday Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Breezy with highs in the upper 40s. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Forecast
COMMACK - KINGS PARK ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS FUTURE LEADERS
Empire Center For Public Policy Looks At Salaries At Port Authority Of NY/NJ - The Empire Center issued a press release with information about salaries at the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. According to the press release the average pay of employees at the Port Authority are among the highest of the public-sector employers. In addition to salaries, overtime and other extras boosted the average pay of the Port Authority’s 148 police sergeants by $90,430. This brought their average salary up to $185,017. 71 police lieutenants working for the Port Authority averaged $99,230 in overtime and extra pay, boosting their average total pay to $208,361. Empire Center List
April 17 begins Speed Week - State Police Begin Week-Long Enforcement Of Traffic And Safety Rules - New York State Police will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative targeting speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The “Speed Week” campaign runs from April 17 through April 24, 2014. Fines for speeding and aggressive driving can reach nearly $1,000 and add up to 11 points on a driver’s license. The goal of this campaign, and enforcement year round, is to reduce speed related crashes and improve safe travel for drivers and passengers on New York’s roads. Speeding by all vehicle types, as well as other traffic violations, will be heavily enforced throughout the week in addition to normal year-round enforcement.
Ranger Eric Conducting A Birding Walk At Caleb Smith State Park Preserve - Biologist and outdoorsman Eric Powers will conduct a birding walk at the Caleb Smith State Park Preserve on Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown on Sunday, May 4, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required as attendance is limited. Please call (631) 366-3288. The free event, sponsored by the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve, will involve walking about two miles. Walkers should bring binoculars and a camera with telephoto lens, if they have these items.
Commack HS Students Talk RYLA And Special Olympics With Rotarians - Four students from Commack HS visited the Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon. Three of the students attended RYLA -Rotary Youth Leadership Award program. The two-day program is designed to teach high school students leadership, communication, problem solving and decision making, conflict management and resolution and more.
“Smithtown In The Year 3000” Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced - Congratulations to Eric David, Michaela Olivero, Morgan Schare and Alexandria Soldo winners in the Smithtown Matters/ Smithtown Youth Bureau’s creative writing contest “Smithtown in the year 3000”. High School students from across Smithtown were invited to submit original writing pieces on the topic “Smithtown in the year 3000.” The Smithtown Youth Bureau received poetry and short story entries that were presented to judges with backgrounds in creative writing. Judges were not given any information about the applicants or their backgrounds.
Police Looking To ID Man Who Stole St.James Gas Station Donation Box - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who stole a donation box from a gas station in Saint James.
Total Lunar Eclipse 2am April 15th - Stay Up With NASA to Watch the Lunar Eclipse A total lunar eclipse visible from North America will begin early in the morning of April 15 at about 2 a.m. EDT. NASA will host a live web chat during the eclipse on April 15, at 1 a.m. EDT until the end of the eclipse, at approximately 5 a.m. EDT. The eclipse will be streamed live on the web by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Join the conversation at #eclipse.
St. Thomas of Canterbury Heralds Easter by Performing Sacred Musical “Witness” by Jeb Ladouceur - On Palm Sunday, April 13, Smithtown’s St. Thomas of Canterbury Choir, under the direction of Organist/Choirmaster William Morris, performed the internationally famed Sacred Musical, “Witness,” for parishioners and guests. Composed and arranged by the acclaimed Lloyd Larson, “Witness” is a skillful blend of original and traditional music that forms a scripture-based narrative. The music thus provides an especially dramatic experience for modern Christian believers. Indeed, Sunday’s cantata included seven different choral offerings and congregational songs appropriate to the Lenten Season.