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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Thursday
May212015

Animal Shelter Director George Beatty To Retire June 30, 2015

May 21, 2015 Town Board meeting.  During the audience participation portion of tonight’s Town Board meeting Supervisor Patrick Vecchio announced that George Beatty, director of the Smithtown Animal Shelter is retiring. According to Supervisor Vecchio Mr. Beatty sent a letter to the Town Board earlier in the day announcing his retirement effective June 30, 2015.

Mr. Beatty has served as the director of the Smithtown Animal Shelter for over thirty years. He oversaw the creation of the cat room for homeless cats in 2007. Recently, he has come under fire for conditions at the animal shelter. Some animal activists have complained about lack of medical care for the animals and unsanitary conditions. There have been other complaints made against Mr. Beatty’s record keeping and an allegation about his personal timesheet documentation.  Public Safety has investigated the allegations.

At this evening’s Town Board meeting a speaker was making a complaint about Mr. Beatty’s treatment of an employee involving the rescue of two huskies. Mr. Beatty, the speaker alleged, was insisting the dogs be adopted together and that he berated an employee who was not following his order. At this point Supervisor Vecchio announced  Mr. Beatty’s resignation and mentioned that Mr. Beatty had recently lost his wife, the caregiver for his grandchildren, and that Mr. Beatty would be taking over that responsiblity. The audience applauded and cheered and completely disregarded any mention of Mr. Beatty’s loss.

One woman called Mr. Beatty a “cancer” another urged that he not be paid his salary. After the meeting the Supervisor questioned how people could be so concerned about the animals and lack any compassion for this man who just lost his wife.

Wednesday
May132015

Smithtown History Comes To The Theater In "The Spirit Of Smithtown"

The Smithtown 350 Foundation has just announced they will be hosting a performance of an original play, “The Spirit of Smithtown” on May 29, 30, 31 and June 5,6,7 at the Smithtown Center for Performing Arts.  The play was written by Sal St. George a writer who specializes in presenting history in a manner that is both informative and entertaining.  

The one-act play was commissioned by the Smithtown 350 Foundation earlier this year. Cablevision and The Gardiner Foundation grants are making it possible to offer the performances to the public free of charge.  

‘The Sprit of Smithtown’ is history as seen through the eyes of Willie Collier, vaudevillian and host for the festivities. The production, includes many professional actors and students, combines drama, humor and historical footnotes as it celebrates the remarkable growth of Smithtown’s people and community. Mr. St. George refers to it as a toe-tapping musical revue with stories of Nesconset, Kings Park, Smithtown, Commack and Hauppauge.

There will be six performances of the play May 29, 30, 31 and June 5, 6, 7. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7:30 pm and Sunday Matinees at 3pm.  Tickets are complimentary and are available at the People’s United Bank located at 1 East Main St. Smithtown, Smithtown Center for Performing Arts located at 2 E. Main St., Smithtown (631-724-3700) and through Smithtown350foundation.org. There is limited seating and people will be seated on a first come basis. There are no assigned seats. You must have a ticket in advance of the performance date. 

The Smithtown 350 Foundation invites you to join in the celebration of Smithtown’s 350th Anniversary by attending a performance of ‘The Spirit of Smithtown’ during its limited run at the Smithtown Center for Performing Arts. 

For more information click here

 

Thursday
May072015

Smithtown's 350th Anniversary Parade Set For Saturday, September 26th, 2015  

Smithtown Plans Sesquarcentennial Parade

Smithtown 350 Foundation, Inc. is organizing a parade to celebrate the 350th anniversary of Smithtown’s founding in 1665. Currently, the foundation is reaching out to community civic, cultural, and school organizations who would like to take part in this celebration. The parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 with a step off time at noon. Its theme is “Celebrating Smithtown’s Past!” In an effort to highlight Smithtown’s 350 years of rich heritage, the foundation is requesting participants to be costumed in clothing that reflects their culture and history.  At the conclusion of the parade, floats and participants will gather on the grounds of the New York Avenue School Building. Prizes will be awarded in various categories including Best Costumed Group, Best Creative Float, and much more.

If you or your organization would like to participate in this historic event please visit the foundation’s website at www.smithtown350foundation.org for a downloadable application. Completed applications may be mailed to Smithtown 350 Foundation, P.O. Box 350, Smithtown New York 11787. Deadline for submissions are July 1, 2015. email smithtown350@gmail for further information. 

 Participant Parade Application

 

Wednesday
Apr292015

Smithtown's Master Plan To Be Presented To Residents At Smithtown Library Monday, May 4, 2015

Newly-released Smithtown Master Plan to be Presented by Assistant Planning Director

      The Smithtown League of Women Voters, in cooperation with the Smithtown Library, will host a special program on Smithtown’s future direction as revealed in an updated Master Plan, Monday evening, May 4th, 7:00 p.m., Nesconset Branch.   Featured speaker is David Flynn, Assistant Director of the Town Planning Department.

      One year ago this month, a capacity audience of community residents listened to then Town Planning Director, Frank DeRubeis, discuss Smithtown’s multiple challenges: sufficient and affordable housing for seniors and young adults, rising taxes, sewage system  management, access to public transportation, problematic traffic patterns, and the vitality of downtown areas.    Following this presentation, residents asked many questions and voiced many concerns.

       How has the Smithtown Planning Department responded to these shared concerns?    The draft of a multi-volume “Comprehensive Plan” is ready now for review and recommendations by the Town Board.   Mr. Flynn will present the Plan’s goals and objectives, which in turn are intended to guide all development, construction and zoning decisions.    The League of Women Voters, Smithtown, has scheduled this program as an opportunity for community citizens to learn of the progress and/or changes in town planning.   How does the new Comprehensive Plan differ from the Master Plan discussed a year ago?

      Those planning to attend this meeting are urged to so inform the library:  265-3994.   For additional information about the program:  499-0107.

Sunday
Apr262015

Smithtown 350 Foundation Offering $1,000 Scholarship

The Smithtown 350 Foundation is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior residing in the Town of Smithtown.  The student selected will be recognized for outstanding work in social studies and must have the recommendation of a social studies teacher.  The application deadline is May 10th.  Details can be found on the application and inquiries may be directed to 350scholarship@gmail.com.  

Smithtown 350 Foundation

2015 Smithtown 350 Foundation Scholarship

The Smithtown 350 Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that was created by residents of Smithtown, who volunteered their time and joined together to form an organization that would organize and coordinate the celebration of Smithtown’s 350th Anniversary, Smithtown’s Sesquarcentennial. 

Click on link to download Scholarship Application.