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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Monday
Jun292015

Letter To The Editor - Myth Of GOP Financial Responsibility Exposed

Republican Controlled Smithtown Facing Looming Credit Downgrade

Myth of GOP Financial Responsibility is Exposed

SMITHTOWN, NY- At the June 23 Town Board meeting that was not publicized in advance, Town Comptroller Donald Musgnug warned the Board “that a lower credit rating was a possibility” and recommended that “nonessential positions be left vacant.”

“For too long, Republicans have had free reign over the Town budget and have become complacent,” said Smithtown Democratic Chairman Ed Maher. “Now in the era of Governor Cuomo’s tax-cap restrictions, the myth of the GOP being the party of financial responsibility has been exposed.”

“Based on the Comptroller’s report, there are three important issues that should concern every resident of Smithtown,” continued Mr. Maher. “First, taxpayers will likely see a decline in the services they receive as town departments operate with diminished resources. Secondly, the Republican Smithtown government does not believe it can balance the budget without raising taxes.”

“And finally, and perhaps most worrisome to Smithtown homeowners, is the comptroller’s comments concerning the decline in mortgage recording tax revenue,” said Mr. Maher. “The decreased mortgage tax revenue is an indication of lower home sale prices or activity, a disturbing trend that can only be worsened by diminished town services.”

“Comptroller Donald Musgnug said, ‘We have to continue to tighten our belts’,” concluded Chairman Maher, “but in reality, Smithtown wouldn’t be in this predicament today if the All-GOP Town Council actually lived up to its undeserved reputation.”

 Smithtown Democratic Committee

Monday
Jun222015

Letter To Editor - Stroke Of Luck

 

Saturday, June 20th, Madhouse TV Studio’s Stroke of Luck Show guest was Liz Giordano, Executive Director of The Head Injury Association located in Hauppauge, New York.

Liz is responsible for overseeing the entire Head Injury Organization, which includes more than 200 employees who provide care in Nassau and Suffolk 24/7.

She spoke about the HIA and how it was founded by two Long Island families who met in a South Carolina group home while caring for their brain injured sons. They wondered why their children couldn’t be in a New York-based facility closer to home. Together they founded the HIA and opened the first day program and group home for survivors of TBI on Long Island. Their sons, who are now approaching middle age, still go to the HIA day program as they have for more than 20 years.

There are almost as many ways to cause damage to your brain as there are to recognize its extraordinary capabilities.

Dr. Max Gomez, Award Winning Broadcast Journalist and Medical Reporter from WCBS-TV was the call in guest who spoke about “The Healing Cell: How The Greatest Revolution In Medical History Is Changing Your Life”. His discussion was extremely interesting, educational and exciting.

Both Liz Giordano, and Dr. Max Gomez can be viewed on www.renemariestrokeofluck.com

Judy Marlow-Ratway

Sunday
Jun212015

Thank You Smithtown For Your Love, Prayers And Support

We would like to thank our neighbors and friends for the outpouring of love and prayer support during this time, in the great loss of the nine members killed in our connectional church, Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal church of Charleston, SC.

Trinity Smithtown - Rev. Myrel Bailey-Walton

Monday
Jun152015

Standing With St. James Residents - No CVS!

Local Issues Matter

By Larry Vetter- Candidate for Town Council

As a 36 year resident of Smithtown, I have witnessed the steady decline of all of our downtown business districts. This deterioration is only magnified when compared to the renaissance that has taken place in several other Suffolk downtown communities. That’s what prompted me to attend the June 9TH Zoning Board hearing regarding the addition of a CVS store on Lake Avenue.

I was angry about the proliferation of large box stores in our downtowns, and it was gratifying to see the overflow crowd of concerned citizens united to preserve the quality of life in their community.

After carefully listening to each side’s point of view, I stand firmly with the St. James residents who oppose this construction.

Not only are there five existing CVS locations in the Town of Smithtown, as well as multiple Walgreen’s and Rite-Aid stores, but the residents of St. James have been well served for over 70 years by a family owned local pharmacy. I believe CVS brought this whole situation upon themselves; not only are they seeking multiple variances regarding parking, traffic and community buffer zones, they are demanding a total change of existing zoning regulations from residential to business use on fully one third of the property.

The best way to revitalize our downtowns is not by adding large box stores, but to populate our villages with healthy and vibrant neighborhood businesses where the owners not only work here, but live and shop in our community. Existing Smithtown businesses need new customers- not new competition.

To reinvigorate our town, Smithtown residents must have a place where their voices can be heard…I suggest that place is at the polls this November. Local issues matter.

Thursday
Apr092015

Letter To Editor - Thank You From Legislator Elect Leslie Kennedy

To the Editor,

Thank you to all those 12th Legislative District residents who supported me in the Special Election on March 31, 2015. While the weather was consistently poor, your responses at the door when I was walking the district were consistently positive, and greatly appreciated. I would like to thank the Smithtown and Brookhaven Republican Committees, all the wonderful volunteers, as well as support from local law enforcement, education, and friends and supporters from all local towns!

I promise to use this opportunity to work tirelessly on the behalf of ALL of the electorate, to continue the Kennedy tradition of premier constituent service and to be ever mindful of the bottom line, sparing residents of wasteful spending. I look forward to your calls and emails, and can be reached at (631) 854-3735, or at Leslie.kennedy@suffolkcountynygov

Sincerely,

Leslie Kennedy