Smithtown Animal Shelter

Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with our sweet sibling kittens Sweet Pea and Baby!!   They are 3 month old male and female DSH adorable kittens. They are fixed, vaccinated, microchipped  and Fiv/Felv negative. These 2 furbabies were rescued from the back of a leaf truck when they were around 4 weeks and were hand raised with lots of love by one of our foster moms. These 2 kittens are very special and love people! They need a loving home together and will make a wonderful addition to any family.

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
Aug212015

Letter To Editor - Voting For Inzerillo "SHE" Will Work For Everyone

Lisa Inzerillo is running for a seat on the Smithtown Town Board!

Who does she think she is?  How dare someone run a Primary against the two incumbents!! She’s got some nerve, exercising her right to seek elected office!  

So why is Lisa Inzerillo running for Town Council?  Because SHE wants to preserve and protect all that is good about Smithtown and improve and enhance the things that have deteriorated over time. Lisa will bring innovation and a fresh prospective to our Town Board.  Her enthusiasm is infectious and she knows that hard work pays off. Lisa is committed to work hard for everyone in Smithtown.   Lisa’s work ethic is beyond belief.   No matter how big or small the task, Lisa gives her complete heart and soul and 110% effort.  Ask anyone who has ever worked on a committee with her…they will tell you the same thing.

Lisa is committed to her community, whether it is for environmental causes, school events, community organizations or animal rights, she gets the job done. 

Lisa is definitely not a politician!  She’s a regular person, just like you and me! The difference is she cares so much, that she’s willing to get involved.  She’s willing to make the personal sacrifices that go along with running for public office. Running for public office is not easy, especially when you are doing it alone and without any support from your political parties. 

Lisa has not accepted donations for her primary campaign from any real estate developer, law firm, construction/industrial company or corporation, in fact, Lisa has paid for all of her primary expenses personally. On a personal level, she knows it won’t be easy either. There are people who will say things about her that are mean spirited and will make personal attacks in an attempt to discredit her integrity and honesty.  She even knows that people will lie about her and yet, she remains committed.

One thing I am sure of: Lisa is nobody’s pawn. She is fair and openminded and once elected, will find common ground with her fellow council members.  She will get the job done without ego and pride dictating her vote.

Lisa Inzerillo is a strong and independent woman and is committed to making the future of Smithtown the best it can be. Smithtown needs Lisa Inzerillo and it is my hope that her success in this election will inspire other citizen candidates to seek elected office and bring much needed life and promise into our local government. 

I’m voting for Lisa Inzerillo in the 2015 Primary election on September 10th, and I hope you will too.   

Michelle Garry

Wednesday
Aug192015

Letter To Editor - I'll Vote Creighton And Wehrheim Not For Vecchio Pawn

I would like to introduce myself and operate with full disclosure.  My name is Denise Creighton and I am the daughter of Bob Creighton , who is currently running for reelection. I had been a Democrat for many, many years but as I got older(and wiser), I switched to the Republican Party.

I, of course, have been interested in this upcoming primary for a number of reasons.  First and foremost, my dad is running.  To state the obvious, I am voting for Bob Creighton. Secondarily, I am always interested when a woman comes forward and enters the political arena.  Sadly, we do not see enough of this!  Under most circumstances I would consider supporting a woman in order to see greater representation in government.  Because I can vote for two candidates, I have a real choice to make. However, I cannot vote for the female candidate that Mr. Vecchio has put forward. If anything , Ms. Inzerillo is setting us as political women backward rather than forward.

Mr. Vecchio apparently forgot to do his homework when he handpicked Ms. Lisa Rastelli Krukowski Inzerillo. Knowing Mr. Vecchio, I am sure he felt he had a solid candidate simply because she was a 9/11 widow. People would have to be heartless not to recognize the grief connected with that horrible incident in our nation’s history. There have been many questions raised about Ms. Inzerillo’s relationship with NYFD hero William Krukowski.  If there is any truth in all that has been said, it is despicable that Mr. Vecchio and Ms. Inzerillo  have chosen to use a national and personal tragedy in order to  gain political edge. 

Ms. Inzerillo is apparently not all that interested in the electoral process as she only voted 50% of the time in the past 4 elections.  That I find offensive.  She is not willing to take the time to vote but she asks that others vote for her!

MS. Inzerillo has obviously decided to run as Pat Vecchio’s woman in that all of her campaign mailings are showing Pat Vecchio endorsing her.  As far as her stance on issues, all we know is that she plans on supporting” Vecchio’s tight-fisted budgeting”.

Does Ms. Inzerillo have any original ideas of her own or is she planning and willing to be Vecchio’s pawn?

Unless there has been a drastic personality change on the part of Mr. Vecchio, Ms. Inzerillo will be treated the same way as many who have gone before her have been.  Mr. Vecchio was a true misogynist in his dealings with some very  strong , independent women such a Pat Biancanello, Jane Conway, Joanne Gray (and let us not forget his rude and dismissive dealings with citizens such as Lenore Cernitz!  ) This is no Carolyn McCarthy who upon the death of her husband jumped into the political arena as an assertive, intelligent and independent candidate. Coming out of the gate , Ms. Inzerillo seems to be indicating she is willing to be the pawn to Pat Vecchio and she seems to be anything but a strong female candidate.

For these reasons, Bob Creighton and Ed Wehrheim( who have done a phenomenal job as Councilmen and are a true Republicans with integrity)  will get my vote this year.  

Sincerely,

Denise Creighton

Monday
Aug172015

Letter To Editor - Proud Of Hauppauge School Superintendent Not So Pleased With BOE

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR HAUPPAUGE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT, PATRICIA SULLIVAN-KRISS BEING NAMED THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS!

What a great honor to have Pat Kriss be chosen by the 800-member Albany-based professional organization and to have her as our Superintendent. What a privilege to have Pat Kriss as our Supertintendent representing 4,000 students in our School District and being a big part of our Hauppauge community.

Congratulations Pat!

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/patricia-sullivan-kriss-hauppauge-schools-chief-to-lead-statewide-group-of-superintendents-1.10736967

We are privileged to have Pat Kriss in this prestigious role and being the key administrator for the Hauppauge School District. New York State has recognized what the Hauppauge Board of Education hasn’t.

We are surprised and disheartened that the Hauppauge Board of Education did not renew her contract for 2016. It is quite short sighted and a severe potential loss to the Hauppauge community. I strongly recommend a re-vote and propose that Hauppauge residents email, write a letter or talk at the next Hauppauge Board of Education meeting of this injustice. Patricia Sullivan-Kriss brings much value to the Hauppauge community and the educational system at the Hauppauge School District at large. Please look at the facts, Newsday article and remove the politics and emotion.

I strongly recommend the re-vote and renewed contract of Patricia Sullivan-Kriss. I am currently not pleased with the current direction of the Hauppauge Board of Education.   The Hauppauge community vote is vital. Please call, email or write the current Hauppauge Board of Education of this injustice and to request a re-vote.

Thank you.

Paul Borowski

A Very Concerned Hauppauge Resident and Community Advocate

Saturday
Jul112015

Letter To The Editor - Smithtown's Road Resurfacing Is Waste Of Tax Dollars

Letter to the Editor,

I think our tax dollars are being wasted. 

We got a notice from the Smithtown Highway Department that our local streets would be “resurfaced” this past Wednesday, 07/08/15.  I figured it was a good idea.  I hoped that the highway department or whoever they contracted with would scape down the surface of the street before applying another layer.  The street height has gotten higher as the curb height in our culdesac has gotten shorter and shorter.  We are a block away from the nearest street drain.  We are now down hill from it and when it rains, the water has no place to go than down my driveway, and if it pours, into my garage.  

Well I wasn’t home to watch the whole process, but it appears that they sent a street cleaner up and down the road a few times, and on went the “resurfacing”.  I would think a better term would be “topping it off”.  When I got home from work, the construction cones blocking the streets were gone, taking this as a sign telling us we could drive back to our homes.  I did think that the surface seemed rougher than other resurfacing finishes.  I’ve been driving for about forty five years and although no expert on the matter, have seen many roads redone.  In fact the road surface by the Smithtown Bull is being re-done and looks much more like what I am used to seeing… a hard resilient surface.  As I slowly drove on Roundtree Drive, I could hear pebbles hit the bottom of my car.  I hoped the road would “cure” over night.  

Thursday morning I found deep tire tracks all over the culdesac.  Thursday is garbage pickup day.  It was obvious to me that the weight of the truck was too much for the new surface, but I could actually make a dent in the surface with just a stick.  This was at least another twelve hours after being allowed to drive our cars over it.  I went to work, but by the time I called the highway department, I had missed their closing hour of 3:30PM.  On Friday I reported it at 7:30AM and was told they would investigate it.  On my way to work I also stopped a town truck and he seemed to have known about my report.  I drove on a number of other streets, ones without the added strain of garbage trucks making “Y” turns on them, and found plenty of uplifted tire marks in them.  

I know that this is the weekend, and maybe I should be patient, but I don’t even think I should walk my dog on the street.  More than two days later, and I just gently rubbed the street surface with the sole of my shoe and pebbles moved around the surface.  What bothers me most, aside from the wasted money, is that I hope they don’t try to fix this by adding another layer on top of this stuff.  Whoever did this should re-do their re-surfacing the right way, at no cost to the taxpayers of Smithtown.

I think our tax dollars are being wasted. 

Sandy Trehy
Roundtree Dr
Kings Park NY

Saturday
Jul042015

Letter To The Editor - Park And Boat Ramp Rules Should Be Enforced

I have a concern regarding the use of smithtown, resident only parks and boat ramps. I am not sure that anything will be done but I must point out this issue.  Many non residents are using our ramps and parks without purchasing passes. Boat ramps require a ramp pass, and parks require a sticker, or a pass. I know for a fact that people use our parks, and boat ramps all year that are not residents especially after August, with no problem. I am a resident that uses the boat ramps 10 months a year. There are cars and trucks with Brookhaven and other town stickers on them. If the police are checking stickers and passes, then they would see this as well. Are the rules ever enforced? Are these not town resident parks after September? Out of towners come and clam, as well as waterfowl hunt, discharging firearms. If I am required to buy a ramp pass , I need to know why. Is a PBA sticker the only thing needed? These rules are not 3 month rules, but should be for 12 months. If so, lay off the non enforcing officers and save the town taxpayers money or enforce the rules for 12 months.

Nesconset Resident