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Important: Blizzard Warning issued by National Weather Service

National Weather Service- Blizzard Watch in effect from January 26, 01:00 PM EST until January 28, 12:00 AM EST

Please keep vehicles off the roadways where possible to assist the Town of Smithtown in plowing and dispatch of emergency equipment. 

The Highway Department, which is responsible for snow removal, can be contacted at 360-7500. The Department of Public Safety’ can be reached at 360-7553.


Department Of Parks Employees Locate And Extricate The 1965 Time Capsule


Three Smithtown Parks employees, Brendan Boylan, Tim Dollard and Ed Spinella worked diligently to locate and to extricate the buried 1965 time capsule.  There was some confusion as to where the time capsule had been buried as there didn’t seem to be any written documentation. People who attended the time capsule burial 50 years ago in 1965 were not quite sure where it was buried some thought it was to the left of the entrance others to the right. Last week Parks searched the property with a metal detector to no avail. On Wednesday, the three Parks employees,* after locating the site to the left of the entrance (looking from the street) were Supervisor Patrick Vecchio with 1965 Time Capsule interrupted when they received information from the Smithtown Engineering Department. Engineering located a map with the exact location of the burial site. The map even pinpointed the location of the milk can (time capsule). What was not anticipated was a concrete slab almost 6ft long, 4ft wide and 3ft deep. It took a lot of strength, determination and in the end finesse, to wiggle the 3ft dairy can out of the cement.  The can is remarkably well preserved with no indication that what is inside has been disturbed. Brendon, Tim and Ed carried the heavy time capsule up to the Supervisor’s office where it will be secured until the big reveal on March 3, 2015.  The capsule will be opened at the scheduled Town Board meeting that is open to the public.  Until then keep guessing about what is in the time capsule!

*Article was amended to reflect the time capsule was located by the men prior to receiving the map. 

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Smithtown Rotary Gets A Preview of Town's 350 Celebration Events

L-R Joann Elar Betts and Lillian MunroRotarian Richard SmithSmithtown 350 Foundation members Kathleen Albrecht, Tony Tanzi, JoAnn Elar Betts and Lillian Munro brought history to the Smithtown Rotary Club on Wednesday, January 21.

Rotarian Richard Smith (also a member of 350 Foundation), a direct descendent of the original Smythes, introduced  Kathleen Albrect and Tony Tanzi, who then spoke about events planned for the Town’s year long 350 Anniversary celebration.  They stressed the importance of everyone enjoying as well as actively participating in the historic celebrations. For a list of scheduled events visit Smithtown350foundation.org. 

Rotarians learned that the time capsule buried in 1965 has been removed from the ground, is safely secured and ready for the big reveal.Kathleen Albrecht The time capsule will Tony Tanzibe opened at the March 3rd Town Board meeting where its contents will be divulged by Town Board members dressed in historic garb. The March 3rd Town Board Meeting is open to the public.

The celebration events begin with a presentation at the Smithtown Library on February 25, the Bull Smythe Relay on March 1, Town Board meeting on March 3 and a celebratory Gala on March 5.

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The Countdown For The March 1, 2015 Bull Smythe Relay Has Begun!

The Bull Smythe Relay is the kick off event for Smithtown’s 350th Anniversary Celebration.  The committee planning the celebratory events, Smithtown 350 Foundation, is hosting an olympic style run around the Town of Smithtown. The Town has been divided into 36 miles. Each mile has a sponsor who has contributed $250 to the Foundation which goes towards funding the year-long celebration.  

The Foundation began selling the miles in December and as of this afternoon only two of the 36 miles are unclaimed. Each mile will be run by an individual or a team (maximum 10 people) who will carry a copy of the Town’s 1665 patent. The team will turn the baton (patent) over to the next team at the end of their mile.  The route was planned to emulate the legend of Bull Smythe’s riding a bull around the territory now known as Smithtown.  

In addition to the relay there is a Birthday Gala scheduled for March 5th. The Town Board will open the time capsule buried in 1965 on March 3, 2015 at a scheduled Town Board meeting.

There is a list of Bull Smythe Relay sponsors at Smithtown350foundation.org as well as  a calendar of events planned throughout 2015.

Plan to participate in one, some or all of the events and be a part of Smithtown’s History.  



Smithtown's Official 350th Anniversary Logo

The Town of Smithtown will be celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2015. A committee has formed to plan events for a 350th Anniversary Celebration. This logo was selected by the committee from designs submitted by high school students and is the official logo for the celebration. The logo was designed by Smithtown HSE Senior Sabrina Shankar, Class of 2014.

The 350th Anniversary Committee is selling magnetic decal Logos to raise funds for the scheduled activites.  The logos can be put on cars, refrigerator or anything metal.  The magnetic logo is being sold for $10 each. To purchase a logo contact Kiernan Lannon at (631)265-6768 or kmlannon@smithtownhistorical.org or Pat Biancaniello at pat@smithtownmatters.com


Smithtown Matters is proud to support Smithtown’s 350th Anniversary Celebration