Smithtown Animal Shelter

Please come down to the Smithtown Animal Shelter and fall in love with Murphy! He is a big mush with a 100 pounds of love to give! Murphy is a 3 year old neutered American Bulldog. Murphy would need to be placed in a home as the only pet. He does not play well with other dogs or cats, but he loves people and going for a dip in the pool! Please call 631-360-7575 for more information.











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Smithtown Dems Invite You To Hear Town Council Candidate Larry Vetter

General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM -  IBEW Local 25, 370 Motor Parkway

Hauppauge, NY 11788 ***Please note the location and week day for this month’s meeting***

Guest Speaker - Smithtown Town Council Candidate - Larry Vetter



Celebrate Smithtown continues with the largest parade ever in the Town of Smithtown as more than 2,100 participants are expected to be a part of Smithtown’s 350th Anniversary Parade.  

The committee planning the parade, under the direction of Chairman Mike Donnelly, has been organizing this celebration for over a year.  The parade will include almost EVERYTHING! 

According to Mr. Donnelly, there are 16 floats created for the occasion, school bands and a pipe band (because everyone loves the music).  There will be antique cars, the oldest Smithtown resident Marie Sturm (104 years old)  and the first baby born at St. Catherine of Siena on our historic 350th Anniversary of March 4, 1665 -  Patent Day.  There will be schools, scouts, businesses, churches, military, Suffolk Count Police, and Fire Departments with their historic fire trucks.  There will be dignitaries: Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, Council members Thomas McCarthy, Robert Creighton, Lynne C. Nowick, Congressman Lee Zeldin , County Executive Steve Bellone, NYS Senator John Flanagan, Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick, Legislators Kennedy and Trotta, County Comptroller Kennedy and Town Clerk Vinnie Puleo.

Richard Bull Smith, a direct descendent of Smithtown’s founder Richard Smythe, will be Grand Marshall followed by Smith family members. Making a grand entrance will be Town Historian Bradley Harris joined by parade Master of Ceremony Noel Gish.

Join the fun be a part of Smithtown’s 2015 history and come out and celebrate. Wear a costume or just cheer on the parade. We expect large crowds to watch. Main St Smithtown from Brooksite Dr. to Rte. 111 will be closed to traffic from 11 am until 3pm.


The End Of An Era - Dave Berner Retires As Smithtown Library's Director Of Special Events

Councilwoman Nowick Honors Smithtown Library’s Dave Berner’s Retirement 

From left, Rick Larrimore, Dave Berner, Councilwoman Nowick, Patricia CannataroSmithtown, NY – Councilwoman Lynne Nowick honored Dave Berner, the Smithtown Library’s Director of Special Events on his retirement during the final show of the 2015 Dennis Cannataro Family Concert Series.  Councilwoman Nowick enlisted the help of Rick Larrimore, the star of the Rod Stewart Tribute to honor Mr. Berner.  Mr. Larrimore brought Ms. Nowick and Mr. Berner on stage to present a Proclamation celebrating Mr. Berner’s upcoming retirement.

“Ten years ago, Dave Berner and my brother, Dennis Cannataro, came to my legislative office with an idea to create a family concert series here on the library lawn.  They talked about the impact it would have on the downtown businesses and how it would allow families to enjoy great entertainment under the stars.  Dave carried that commitment after Dennis’ passing and worked year round to make these concerts so successful.  Tonight is the last show that Dave will oversee and I want to take a moment and honor his career and wish him a wonderful time in retirement,” Ms. Nowick told the audience.

Presenting a proclamation that paid tribute to Mr. Berner’s commitment to securing quality bands for the summer concert series as well as his penchant for monitoring every Doppler weather radar prediction service the day of concerts, Ms. Nowick thanked him for presenting ten years of events that spurred economic activity in the Smithtown downtown district and provided families with a fun summer activity.  After the presentation, Rick Larrimore had Mr. Berner join him in singing “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” on stage.

After the presentation, the audience sang and danced to some of Rod Stewart’s biggest hits on a warm summer evening.  Looking out on the crowd that filled the library lawn, Ms. Nowick remarked, “To see the ideas that Dennis and Dave created brought to life and watching the families enjoy themselves is such a great legacy and something that Dave should be very proud of as he begins the next chapter in his life.”


Nowick Tables Minimum Wage Proposal For The Second Time

With a 3-2 vote, Town Board members Nowick, McCarthy and Vecchio table a resolution calling for a $9 an hour minimum wage for town employees. The request to table the resolution was made by  Councilwoman Lynne Nowick at Tuesday’s Town Board meeting.  Ms. Nowick justified her position by saying she wanted to look over the 2016 budget before voting, “This does not mean that I am against this, I just want to look at the budget which is not due for another 30 days, I believe.” Said Nowick. Mr. Creighton has previously expressed his belief that presenting the resolution in advance of the budget allows the Supervisor to provide for the additional cost in the 2016 budget.

After the meeting Councilmen Creighton and Wehrheim expressed their surprise at the Councilwoman’s tabling of the resolution. “There was no mention of tabling the minimum wage resolution prior this meeting.” Said Councilman Wehrheim.

Councilman Creighton’s resolution is for a $9 an hour minimum wage. Town employees are typically paid above the proposed $9 an hour but seasonal employees, depending on the department, may start at $8.50.  According to Councilman Creighton if approved the cost associated with the minimum wage hike would be $23,000 per year. In NYS the minimum wage is set at $8.75 per hour but does not apply to public employees. 



No Permit No Liquor Sales - Frederick Fox Arrested At Long Beach Pavillion  

Suffolk County Police have confirmed that Smithtown resident Frederick Fox, 46, was arrested at the Long Beach Pavillon in Smithtown last evening.  According to a Suffolk County Police spokesperson Mr. Fox was operating a concession stand and selling liquor even though his permit to do so had been revoked. Smithtown Public Safety made the arrest and Mr. Fox was then turned over to Suffolk County Police. No additional information is available at this time.