Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with Sweet Stella girl! Stella is a 7 year old spayed female staff terrier mix. Stella has been waiting for her furever home for over a year now. Stella would make a great walking companion and she is like a furry exercise machine. She loves to roll on her back for belly rubs and give kisses. Stella would do best in an adult only home with no other pets. Open up your heart and adopt this furbaby and give her the loving home she deserves!

Sparticus
 

Home Wanted -

Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and adopt  “Sparticus”!  He is a handsome 9 month old neutered male. He is a stunning grey domestic short hair with a loving personality. Sparticus enjoys hanging out with his cat friends and playing with his toys. He can be a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you, he is a big mush! Meow!

Smithtown Animal Shelter

 

The Smithtown Animal Shelter has many kittens for adoption, the little ones are handled and socialized by our volunteer staff they are friendly have their initial shots and de-worming.


 

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Friday
Aug272010

Bank Robbery at TD Bank - Smithtown Branch

Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 12:45 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Major Case detectives are investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at a TD Bank branch in Smithtown. A man entered the bank, located at 714 Smithtown Bypass, and passed a note to a bank teller announcing a robbery.  The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash toward the rear of the bank at 12:45 p.m.

A dye pack was concealed within the cash and it exploded soon after the suspect left the bank.  The suspect then dropped the cash and fled the scene.  He was last seen on foot heading toward the rear of Famous Dave’s Restaurant located next to the bank.

The man was described as black, 30-40 years old and 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall.  He was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans, a fishermen-style hat and glasses. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

Tuesday
Aug242010

Altschuler: We Need Tax Cuts to Jump-Start the Economy

Randy Altschuler, the conservative Republican candidate for Congress (NY-1), today called on Tim Bishop and Nancy Pelosi to “stop living in denial” and realize that the record drop in housing sales figures shows a deepening slide in the U. S. Economy. Altschuler was referring to figures released Tuesday by the National Association of Realtors which showed sales of occupied homes plunged 27.2% in July to its lowest level in 15 years, which is the largest monthly drop in over four decades of record keeping.

Randy Altschuler said, “The housing sales figures released Tuesday prove that despite the inside the beltway spin from the Obama administration, Nancy Pelosi and Tim Bishop, the economy is still in deep trouble and the bail-outs and give-aways simply aren’t working. Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Tim Bishop have to stop living in denial. Congress needs to set aside the political rancor and renew the GOP tax cuts that are set to expire at year’s end. Additionally, Congress needs to cut spending and institute new across the board tax cuts if we are to jump-start the economy and climb out of the recession.

“How can we expect individuals to make the largest single purchase in their lifetime when they are scared to death of the Tax Tsunami that, courtesy of the Democrats, is headed our way at the end of the year. Potential homebuyers are worried sick that the sluggish economy and the prospect of a huge federal tax hike will dig deep into their bank accounts, wiping out hope of a home purchase for the foreseeable future. The American people need tax cuts and they need them now.”

Tuesday
Aug242010

Dear Chris Cox Letter From Edward M. Walsh, Jr

August 23, 2010
Dear Christopher:

Last week I issued a news release urging you to “stop twisting the truth” and asking you to “stick to the facts.” Obviously you didn’t take my words to heart. You, your campaign staff, and your surrogates continue to issue news releases and spew tall tales that bear little or no resemblance to the facts.

So Christopher, the time has come to set the record straight.

Repeatedly you have chosen to attack the actions of the Suffolk Conservative Party, its Executive Committee and myself. You have insinuated backroom deals and political donations were responsible for a legally constituted Executive Committee denying you their endorsement by a near unanimous vote of 81-2.

Maybe that’s the political world you grew up in, but, the truth be told; you were rejected by the Executive Committee because you were not the best candidate.

You are always eager to bring up your family’s deep roots in the district, yet, you don’t own a home here, nor have you ever paid one cent in property taxes here. For voting purposes you claim to live at your uncle’s $15 million Westhampton Beach Estate. Conveniently, you never mention the fact that in October of last year, less than three months before registering to vote at your uncle’s estate, you purchased a $1.4 million co-op on Manhattan’s upper eastside, steps from Fifth Avenue, two floors above the your parent’s apartment. Everyone knows that’s where you live; it’s probably the worst kept secret in Suffolk County politics.

On your ads, in your literature and during our screening process you have repeatedly touted the American jobs you’ve created and the successes you’ve had in business. But, when questioned further you become evasive; you can’t identify the jobs and you refuse to discuss what your business OC Global Partners actually does.

It’s been reported that your firm does business in China and the Mid-East; but, you refuse to say with whom. The OC Global’s web-site states that it had dealings with the Saudi Government. Have you had dealings with other Arab countries or their ruling families or with the communist government of China?

Since its founding nearly fifty years ago the Conservative Party has been outspoken in its opposition to communism and since the attacks of 9/11 we have been vocal in our calls for action against regimes that harbor terrorists or help finance the breeding grounds of Radical Islam. It would be hypocritical of me not to demand forthright answers on these subjects.

Our economy is in crisis, unemployment is a major problem. You claim to have the answers, but you refuse to give the facts. Once and for all please tell us; where are the jobs you claim to have created?

You carry a protectionist banner in your attacks on Conservative Party nominee Randy Altschuler, claiming that he sent jobs overseas. But, you seem to ignore the facts; Randy Altschuler has created well over 700 jobs for hard working Americans. To the best of my knowledge your sole attempt at job creation has been the numerous hires and fires that have taken place on your campaign staff since January.

You and your surrogates cynically attack Randy Altschuler for creating jobs overseas but you always forget to mention that the majority of his customers were located overseas and that the number one rule of business is to service your customers. You worked for the New York City law firm, Weil Gottschal but, forgot to mention that a major part of their practice involves “restructuring” which in layman’s terms translates into downsizing and layoffs. The hard cold facts show that Chris Cox is a job killer, not a job creator!

Christopher, your campaign takes pleasure in labeling Randy Altschuler a “millionaire” as they insinuate that there is something wrong with that or that perhaps that he is attempting to buy this election. Well, truth be told; you are a millionaire too. What differentiates the two of you is that Randy Altschuler, through hard work and determination, earned every cent he has. You simply inherited it.

Your wild claims that Randy is buying this election ring hollow when one reads press reports that credit your uncle, Howard Cox, with donating $50,OOO to a local GOP town committee in the congressional district. A very generous gift, when you realize that Howard Cox lives in Massachusetts and merely summers in the Hamptons. But, it’s just one of many “donations” your family has given in their misguided attempt to purchase you a congressional seat.

And, while we are on the topic of wild claims you have made, let’s take a look at your meritless attempt to force an Opportunity to Ballot on the Conservative Party line. Simply put; you failed.

In the process, you attempted to smear the Suffolk County Conservative Party, its members and Executive Committee and even well respected Supreme Court Judge. The state Supreme Court ruled against you nevertheless; citing a string of technical deficiencies in your petitions, as well as fake signatures and paid petitioners who perpetrated fraud in your craven attempt to muddy the electoral waters.

Your lack of accomplishments and your habit of stretching the truth and refusing to be forthright are the reasons you did not receive the backing of the Suffolk County Conservative Party.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that that you cannot win this election and the only role you can possibly play is that of a spoiler. It’s time for you to do the “RIGHT THING” and drop out of this race before you do more damage to your reputation or to our chances of beating the very liberal Tim Bishop in November.

Sincerely,

Edward M. Walsh, Jr.
Chairman,
Suffolk County Conservative Party

Tuesday
Aug242010

Former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger Endorses Chris Cox For Congress

SMITHTOWN, NY- Sunday August 22 marked the anniversary of a momentous day in American history, the day on which Dr. Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by Former President Richard Nixon.  Some 37 years later, Dr. Kissinger has formally announced his endorsement of Chris Cox (R), candidate for Congress in New York’s First Congressional District.
 
“I endorse Chris Cox.  I believe he will exercise vigorous and honest leadership,” declared the renowned foreign policy expert.
 
In 1973, Dr. Kissinger was sworn in as the 56th Secretary of State.  During his tenure, Dr. Kissinger was the go-between in the secret negotiations that eventually opened relations between the U.S. and communist China.  He held the position until 1977.
 
Dr. Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for his role in arranging a ceasefire in North Vietnam.  He was also honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, in 1977 and the Medal of Liberty in 1986.
 
At present, Dr. Kissinger is Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm.  He is a member of the Defense Policy Board.  He also holds positions as a Trustee Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of the American Express Company.
 

Monday
Aug232010

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

 

Tanner Park Beach Remains Closed

 

James L. Tomarken, MD, MSW, MPH, MBA, FRCPC, FACP, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that due to the heavy rainfall that occurred yesterday and the additional rain that is forecasted for today, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 66 beaches, including beaches located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (list attached).

 

The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards, resulting from the heavy rain, will impact these areas.

 

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and, because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing. 

 

Beaches not directly influenced by stormwater runoff, including those located on the Atlantic Ocean, the Peconic Estuary, and most beaches on Long Island Sound, are not affected by this advisory.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

The Department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24 hr. period) after the cessation of rainfall.  Unless sampling done by the Department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hr period, this advisory will be rescinded as of 8 PM on Tuesday 8/24/010.

 

Dr. Tomarken also said today that Tanner Park Beach in Copiague is closed to bathing as results of recent samples are elevated in relation to standard criteria. 

 

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at (631) 852-5822, contact the Department’s Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website link below and in the Popular Links box, click on “Beach Advisories Map” (http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health).

 

 

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

66 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 8/23/10

 

Water Body

Beach Name

Hamlet

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club

Cold Spring Harbor

 

Eagle Dock Community Beach

Cold Spring Harbor

 

Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach

Lloyd Harbor

 

 

 

Huntington Harbor

Gold Star Battalion Beach

Huntington

 

 

 

Huntington Bay

Bay Hills POA Beach

Huntington Bay

 

Baycrest Beach

Huntington Bay

 

Crescent Beach

Huntington Bay

 

Head of the Bay Club Beach

Huntington

 

Hobart Beach

Eatons Neck

 

Nathan Hale Beach Club

Huntington Bay

 

Prices Bend Beach

Eatons Neck

 

Wincoma Beach

Huntington Bay

 

 

 

Centerport Harbor

Centerport Beach

Centerport

 

Fleets Cove Beach

Centerport

 

Huntington Beach Community Association

Centerport

 

Knollwood Beach

Centerport

 

 

 

Northport Bay

Asharoken Beach

Asharoken

 

Steers Beach

Northport

 

 

 

Port Jefferson Harbor

Bayberry Cove Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Bayview Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Grantland Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Indian Field Association Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Little Bay Beach

Strongs Neck

 

 

 

Smithtown Bay

Long Beach

Nissequogue

 

Nissequogue Point Beach Club

Nissequogue

 

Schubert Beach

Nissequogue

 

Short Beach

Nissequogue

 

Callahan’s Beach

Smithtown

 

 

 

Stony Brook Harbor

Stony Brook Beach

Stony Brook

 

Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach

Stony Brook

 

 

 

West Meadow Creek

Soundview Beach Association

Stony Brook

Long Island Sound

Beech Road Beach

Rocky Point

 

Broadway Beach

Rocky Point

 

Crab Meadow Beach

Northport

 

Friendship Drive Beach

Rocky Point

 

Miller Place Park Beach

Miller Place

 

Scotts Beach

Sound  Beach

 

Shoreham Beach

Shoreham

 

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Shoreham

 

Shoreham Village Park Beach

Shoreham

 

Sound Beach POA East

Sound Beach

 

Sound Beach POA West

Sound Beach

 

Terraces on the Sound Beach

Rocky Point

 

Tides Beach

Rocky Point

 

Woodhull Landing Beach

Sound  Beach

 

Valley Grove Beach

Eatons Neck

 

 

 

Great South Bay

Amityville Beach

Amityville

 

Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club

Bayshore

 

Benjamin Beach

Bayshore

 

Bayport Beach

Bayport

 

Brightwaters Village Beach

Brightwaters

 

Corey Creek Beach

Blue Point

 

East Islip Beach

East Islip

 

Islip Beach

Islip

 

Patchogue Village Pool & Beach Club

Patchogue

 

Sandspit Beach

Patchogue

 

Sayville Beach

Sayville

 

Sayville Marina Park Beach

Sayville

 

Shirley Beach

Shirley

 

Venetian Shores Beach

Lindenhurst

 

West Islip Beach

West Islip

 

West Oaks Recreation Club Beach

Oakdale

 

Copiague Harbor HOA Beach

Copiague

 

Holiday Beach

Center Moriches

 

 

 

Lake Ronkonkoma

Islip Town Beach

Ronkonkoma

Sag Harbor

Havens Beach

Sag Harbor Village

Advisory Issued Against Bathing at 66 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

 

Tanner Park Beach Remains Closed

 

James L. Tomarken, MD, MSW, MPH, MBA, FRCPC, FACP, Commissioner of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, said today that due to the heavy rainfall that occurred yesterday and the additional rain that is forecasted for today, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 66 beaches, including beaches located along the northern shoreline of Great South Bay, in Sag Harbor, within and adjacent to various north shore embayments (Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington Harbor and Bay, Centerport Harbor, Northport Harbor and Bay, Port Jefferson Harbor, and Stony Brook Harbor), and those Long Island Sound beaches that are directly impacted by nearby storm water discharges (list attached).

 

The advisory is based on the potential that bacterial numbers in excess of New York State standards, resulting from the heavy rain, will impact these areas.

 

The beaches covered by the advisory are located in areas that are heavily influenced by stormwater runoff from the surrounding watersheds and/or adjacent tributaries, and, because of their location in an enclosed embayment, experience limited tidal flushing. 

 

Beaches not directly influenced by stormwater runoff, including those located on the Atlantic Ocean, the Peconic Estuary, and most beaches on Long Island Sound, are not affected by this advisory.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

The Department recommends that bathing and other water contact be suspended in affected areas until the waters have been flushed by two successive tidal cycles (at least a 24 hr. period) after the cessation of rainfall.  Unless sampling done by the Department finds elevated bacterial numbers persisting beyond the 24-hr period, this advisory will be rescinded as of 8 PM on Tuesday 8/24/010.

 

Dr. Tomarken also said today that Tanner Park Beach in Copiague is closed to bathing as results of recent samples are elevated in relation to standard criteria. 

 

For the latest information on affected beaches, call the Bathing Beach HOTLINE at (631) 852-5822, contact the Department’s Office of Ecology at 852-5760 during normal business hours, or visit the website link below and in the Popular Links box, click on “Beach Advisories Map” (http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health).

 

 

Suffolk County Department of Health Services

66 Beaches Included in Bathing Advisory of 8/23/10

 

Water Body

Beach Name

Hamlet

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Beach Club

Cold Spring Harbor

 

Eagle Dock Community Beach

Cold Spring Harbor

 

Lloyd Harbor Village Park Beach

Lloyd Harbor

 

 

 

Huntington Harbor

Gold Star Battalion Beach

Huntington

 

 

 

Huntington Bay

Bay Hills POA Beach

Huntington Bay

 

Baycrest Beach

Huntington Bay

 

Crescent Beach

Huntington Bay

 

Head of the Bay Club Beach

Huntington

 

Hobart Beach

Eatons Neck

 

Nathan Hale Beach Club

Huntington Bay

 

Prices Bend Beach

Eatons Neck

 

Wincoma Beach

Huntington Bay

 

 

 

Centerport Harbor

Centerport Beach

Centerport

 

Fleets Cove Beach

Centerport

 

Huntington Beach Community Association

Centerport

 

Knollwood Beach

Centerport

 

 

 

Northport Bay

Asharoken Beach

Asharoken

 

Steers Beach

Northport

 

 

 

Port Jefferson Harbor

Bayberry Cove Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Bayview Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Grantland Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Indian Field Association Beach

Strongs Neck

 

Little Bay Beach

Strongs Neck

 

 

 

Smithtown Bay

Long Beach

Nissequogue

 

Nissequogue Point Beach Club

Nissequogue

 

Schubert Beach

Nissequogue

 

Short Beach

Nissequogue

 

Callahan’s Beach

Smithtown

 

 

 

Stony Brook Harbor

Stony Brook Beach

Stony Brook

 

Stony Brook Yacht Club Beach

Stony Brook

 

 

 

West Meadow Creek

Soundview Beach Association

Stony Brook

Long Island Sound

Beech Road Beach

Rocky Point

 

Broadway Beach

Rocky Point

 

Crab Meadow Beach

Northport

 

Friendship Drive Beach

Rocky Point

 

Miller Place Park Beach

Miller Place

 

Scotts Beach

Sound  Beach

 

Shoreham Beach

Shoreham

 

Shoreham Shore Club Beach

Shoreham

 

Shoreham Village Park Beach

Shoreham

 

Sound Beach POA East

Sound Beach

 

Sound Beach POA West

Sound Beach

 

Terraces on the Sound Beach

Rocky Point

 

Tides Beach

Rocky Point

 

Woodhull Landing Beach

Sound  Beach

 

Valley Grove Beach

Eatons Neck

 

 

 

Great South Bay

Amityville Beach

Amityville

 

Bayberry Beach & Tennis Club

Bayshore

 

Benjamin Beach

Bayshore

 

Bayport Beach

Bayport

 

Brightwaters Village Beach

Brightwaters

 

Corey Creek Beach

Blue Point

 

East Islip Beach

East Islip

 

Islip Beach

Islip

 

Patchogue Village Pool & Beach Club

Patchogue

 

Sandspit Beach

Patchogue

 

Sayville Beach

Sayville

 

Sayville Marina Park Beach

Sayville

 

Shirley Beach

Shirley

 

Venetian Shores Beach

Lindenhurst

 

West Islip Beach

West Islip

 

West Oaks Recreation Club Beach

Oakdale

 

Copiague Harbor HOA Beach

Copiague

 

Holiday Beach

Center Moriches

 

 

 

Lake Ronkonkoma

Islip Town Beach

Ronkonkoma

Sag Harbor

Havens Beach

Sag Harbor Village