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  • Thursday - Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Thursday NightMostly clear in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.  Forecast 

Kings Park Varsity Kickline Takes 2nd In LI Kickline Competition


Burr Intermediate Students Collect 600 Sets Of Pajamas! -If you happened to stop by Burr Intermediate School in Commack on December 12, you would have noticed the students and staff wearing unusual and extraordinary - pajamas!  Burr’s Pajama Theme Day raised awareness and accepted donations of new pajamas for a very special group, Stony Brook Hospital’s Child Life Services. The generosity of the Burr family is truly remarkable - over 600 sets of pajamas were collected! read more

Book Review - “The Kill List” 

Frederick Forsyth -


Reviewed by Jeb Ladouceur -

Frederick Forsyth hit pay dirt with his initial military-style suspense story, “The Day of the Jackal,” more than four decades ago. In that first thriller, terrorists were bent on the assassination of French president Charles de Gaulle, and hired a professional killer (known only as The Jackal) to murder him. The book became an international bestseller, and two years later (in 1973) the British fighter pilot … turned-journalist … turned-novelist … saw his breakout story filmed. read more


Goodbye And Good Luck Legislator John M. Kennedy Jr. -  December 16, 2014:  Yesterday, at the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge, most Legislators were meeting for the last General Session in 2014; however for Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr. (Nesconset, 12th LD) it was his last session in a decade long legislative career.  For Legislator Kennedy, soon to be Comptroller Kennedy as of January 1, 2015, this was the culmination of a legislative career…read more

Letter To Editor - Smithtown’s School Board Got it Right 

As noted by Mr. Colletta on his letter to the editor on December 10th I was the only veteran who opposes the adoption of the Alternative Veteran’s Exemption and I do so on many levels.   As person who became a veteran by being drafted and having my military occupation specialty of light weapons infantry I guess I have as good a reason to ask for a little more as anyone but in fact I do not.  As a member of this community for over thirty-five years I feel it is neither the time nor our school boards responsibility to raise taxes on the majority of our residents.   As many families are still trying to dig themselves of the worst economic recession since the 1930’s is now the time to hit then with another tax increase?  I think not.  Also, if our elected officials in Albany, who we compensate with both a paycheck and daily expenses can not take the time to find the money to pay for legislation then maybe they don’t deserve carry the banner of “We Support Our Veterans”. read more

Gov. Cuomo Wants To Reclassify Some NYS Employees Making Them Non-Union - According to the Albany Times Union Governor Cuomo has sent out letters to 1,000 state employees suggesting that their positions may become non-union managerial/confidential. The state employees are current members of Public Employee Federation (PEF). The union plans to fight the reclassification. read article

Winning Wreaths In Community Christmas Wreath Contest - Congratulations to Smithtown Historical Society’s 2014 Community Wreath Contest Winners! The first place winner for this year’s event was ...read more
SHSW DECA Students Victoria Ver Staten, Courtney Grafstein, Julia Podair Light Up The Holiday Season -

SHSW DECA Students organized a holiday celebration at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center on Dec. 4. Victoria Ver Straten,

Accompsett Middle School kickline performed at the St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center Christmas tree lighting on December 4.

Courtney Grafstein and Julia Podair organized the festival and a successful food drive. read more

Correct History And Give Credit To Women  - by Sandy Trehy -  I started out on a mission to learn why 50% of the “human” race is credited with a disproportionate amount of “mankind’s” discoveries and inventions.  I have long wondered this, but this recent search was somewhat prompted by learning that brave Saudi women were driving cars in opposition to their male guardian rules and laws, and recording and posting videos in protest.  This kind of subjugation is by no means unusual all over our world, but some of these women were doctors and lawyers.  In this situation, they were permitted to get education, but not allowed to control their lives. Without the control, even brilliant women can not succeed…read more


Photo Of The Week - DECA Students Light Up The Holiday Seacon

SHSW DECA Students Victoria Ver Staten, Courtney Grafstein, Julia Podair Light Up The Holiday Season

The Great Hollow Middle School select chorus performed at the St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center Christmas tree lighting on December 4.