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High School Students Complete St. Catherine’s Health Care Exploration Program - SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK—After rounding for the past 16 weeks, 27 High school students from Smithtown East and West, Commack and Chaminade High Schools, graduated from St. Catherine of Siena Medical read more

New Programs Offered By Smithtown Recreation -  Registration is ongoing for the great camps Smithtown Recreation  is offering for the Summer 2017 season…  Some new offerings for this year is an Astrology class, learn about your sign and create your own zodiac chart;  Ninja Warrior Fitness  will have your children  flipping, climbing and swinging like the American Ninja Warriors seen on the NBC hit show;  Cheer Training Camp will guide the cheerleading enthusiast through routines, jumps and dance techniques;  Teen Yoga & Exercise- read more

THEATER REVIEW - “Saturday Night Fever, the Musical” - “Saturday Night Fever, the Musical” - Produced by: Theatre Three – Port Jefferson Reviewed by: Jeb Ladouceur 

According to Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article titled, ‘The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night,’ and the Norman Wexler screenplay that it inspired two read more



St. Catherine Of Siena Medical Center Welcomes Isabelle von Althen-Dagum MD -Isabelle von Althen-Dagum, MD, has joined the Gastroenterology Group at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. The office is located at 317 East Main Street, Suite 1, in Smithtown. read more



Man Arrested After Intentionally Striking Three Police Vehicles


Suffolk County Police have arrested a Mastic man in possession of drugs who intentionally struck three police vehicles injuring a detective. 

Paul SommerPaul Sommer was sitting in his vehicle, parked in the Wendy’s parking lot, located at 2278 Middle Country Road in Centereach, when he was approached by Fourth Precinct detectives and police officers who believed he was engaged in a drug transaction at approximately 2:30 p.m. Detectives identified themselves and Sommer attempted to flee, rammed a police vehicle and struck a detective. The detective, who was outside of his vehicle when he was struck, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Sommer fled from the parking lot. A short time later, Sommer intentionally crashed into two police vehicles at the intersection of Hawkins Avenue and Nicholls Road in Centereach where he was taken into custody.

Fourth Squad detectives charged Sommer, 22, of Mastic, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rdDegree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rdDegree, two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Assault 2nd Degree, three counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, two counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree and Resisting Arrest.

Sommer was held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today.


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.