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Faneuil Hall Marketplace Christmas Tree, donated by the Diakou family of Smithtown, Long Island. (credit: Facebook/Faneuil Hall Marketplace)

Sandy-Damaged Tree From Smithtown Spreading Holiday Cheer In Boston

The Diakou family decided to donate the 85-foot Norwegian Spruce to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston after it was cut down.

12/02/2013

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after a tour in Afghanistan. (Credit CBS 2)

Soldier’s Family Demands Answers Following Disappearance Of Memorial To Fallen Son

Seamus Byrne was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded in Afghanistan. He was fatally struck by a car while crossing Main Street in his hometown. The community quickly set up a makeshift memorial to honor the fallen soldier.

10/10/2013

Mark Kern, 54, has been charged in connection with allegedly operating a marijuana farm in Commack. (credit: Town of Smithtown Department of Public Safety)

LI Man Arrested For Allegedly Growing Pot Farm

Mark Kern, 54, of Kings Park was arrested following the four-month-long Operation Green Thumb.

09/12/2013

A small plane made an emergency landing at Robert Moses State Park on Saturday. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Robert Moses State Park

Shortly before 9 a.m. State Police received an emergency call about a single engine Cessna that had taken off from Long Island MacArthur Airport and was experiencing engine trouble near the park.

08/24/2013

A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Twelve Arrested At Long Island Sobriety Checkpoint

The DUI suspects ranged in age from23 to 52, the two men arrested for DWAI were Mathew Russo, 23, of Mount Sinai and John Emig, 26, of Islip Terrace.

06/15/2013

Drivers take on a curve on Smithtown Boulevard. (credit: CBS 2)

Smithtown Man Warns Plan To Scrap Road Project Will Lead To More Crashes

Tom Archer has lost count of how times he’s helped victims of car accidents on Smithtown Boulevard. His son was 15 when an accident on the road left him brain damaged.

05/01/2013

Alligator (file / credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Report: 3 Alligators Dropped Off At Illegal Reptile Turn-In On Long Island

Three alligators were turned in this weekend at the first-ever amnesty program for owners of illegal reptiles in Suffolk County.

04/28/2013

Alligator (file / credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Saturday Is Reptile And Amphibian Amnesty Day On Long Island

It might have been cute when you first got it, but now that snake, lizard, or alligator may be a little to much to handle. If that’s your situation, Saturday is the day for your day.

04/26/2013

An alligator that was found walking in the parking lot of a Pathmark supermarket in Baldwin, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 (credit: Handout via Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Illegal Reptile Amnesty Day Planned In Suffolk County

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be holding an amnesty day later this month, where anyone who is keeping an illegal reptile can turn the animal in, no questions asked.

04/17/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Advocates Set To Protest Against State Cuts For Disabilities Programs

Parents and friends of the disabled were set to protest against proposed state budget cuts on Long Island Saturday.

03/16/2013

Walter Amerbach (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Cops: Smithtown Man Stole Fill-Ups From 16 Suffolk County Gas Stations

Walter Amerbach, 21, has been charged with 11 counts of petit larceny, Suffolk County police said.

02/27/2013

Suffolk County Police Cruiser (file/credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Commack Man Faces DWI Charge After Crash Involving School Bus

Police said 44-year-old Robert Slavonik was pulling out of a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot when his Dodge pickup truck struck the school bus.

02/26/2013

Snow plows work to clear the Long Island Expressway after the powerful blizzard. (credit: CBS 2)

Decades Old Law To Blame For Long Island’s Snow Removal Woes?

Special equipment is needed to clear heavy snow piled up to three feet in spots. But Newsday reports that a 1936 state statute limits how much towns can spend on heavy machinery.

02/17/2013

Crews work to remove snow in Smithtown, NY on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Highway Official Resigns Over Botched Snow Removal; 5 Deaths Attributed To Storm

In Smithtown, 70 employees used two dozen vehicles to plow snow-covered streets overnight before loading the snow onto trucks and hauling it away.

02/13/2013

Students in Smithtown return to school after the blizzard. (credit: CBS 2)

Smithtown Students Return To School On Regular Schedule After Snowy Mess

On Tuesday, as schools reopened, many still want to know what went wrong after a scramble to clear campuses of a snowy mess.

02/12/2013

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