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Patrick Vecchio has served as Smithtown's supervisor for 36 years. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Town Supervisor Calls Removal Due To Oversight ‘Manmade Crisis’

Town Clerk Vincent Puleo has declared Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio’s seat vacant, along with another town board member who failed to sign the oath.

02/11/2014

Town of Hempstead crews loading salt onto trucks in Leviittown on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Wild Winter Takes Big Bite Out Of Long Island Snow Budgets

Some towns on Long Island have already blown their snow budgets and the season is only halfway over.

02/10/2014

Patrick Vecchio has served as Smithtown's supervisor for 36 years. (credit: CBS 2)

Patrick Vecchio Fights To Regain Office As Smithtown Supervisor After Paperwork Snafu

The town clerk has declared the office vacant because the state’s longest-serving town supervisor failed to file his written oath of office within 30 days.

02/10/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Quick Thinking Cop Tracks Down Suspects In Series Of Suffolk County Robberies

Suffolk County police have arrested two men in connection with a series of armed robberies that have taken place over the past week thanks to a quick thinking Nassau County Police Officer.

02/04/2014

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

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