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Home of Charles Richie on 21 Heather Drive in the Kings Park section of Smithtown, Long Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Smithtown Considers Forcing Resident To Clean Up Property

Charles Richie’s property at 21 Heather Drive in the quaint Kings Park community is littered with piles of scrap metal, wood, and broken furniture.

02/05/2013

A large sinkhole in Smithtown. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Large Sinkhole Closes Smithtown Street

The cause of the road collapse is under investigation.

01/15/2013

Abandoned and flooded cars in heavily damaged Rockaway on November 2, 2012. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

L.I. Official Fears Sandy-Damaged Cars May Be Resold

A Long Island town official is calling for vehicles damaged in Superstorm Sandy to be scrapped for salvage so they can’t be resold.

12/18/2012

The three suspects arrested in a recycling scheme on Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

3 Accused Of Scamming Smithtown Out Of Recycling Revenue

The suspects pocketed more than $200,000 in the scheme, said Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spot.

08/23/2012

Mosquito Bite (credit: CBS 2)

West Nile Virus Forces Partial Closure Of Smithtown Park

Blydenburgh Park is being closed at night, which is when the bugs are most active, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

07/24/2012

A cooler found in Long Island Sound containing the body of a dog (Credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SPCA: Dead Dog Found In Cooler Floating In Long Island Sound

The cooler was found around 6:10 p.m. off Sunken Meadow State Park by a patrolling Smithtown Bay Constable boat.

06/22/2012

Breathalyzer (file / via Wikipedia)

Long Island School Districts Get Tough, To Use Breathalyzers At Prom

For many, prom night means party night, and that often includes a lot of drinking. More schools are taking no chances when it comes to getting kids to celebrate sober. Some are going so far as to use Breathalyzer tests.

05/30/2012

Main Street in Smithtown (Credit: Sophia Hall/ WCBS 880)

Following String Of Deadly Incidents, Smithtown Institutes Changes To Main Street

It’s become known as a deadly stretch of road after a number of pedestrians were killed trying to cross Main Street in Smithtown on Long Island. But changes have been made to make Main Street safer.

05/12/2012

Bamboo (file / credit: clipart.com)

Brookhaven Considers Restrictions, Ban On Planting Bamboo

Dove Tree Nursery owner Sunny Lipinski says she knows why Brookhaven is among the latest towns considering banning the planting of bamboo.

04/03/2012

FILE - An ambulance stretcher (credit: ClipArt)

Police: Man In Pajamas Found Unconscious At Bottom Of Embankment In Smithtown

Police say the man, who was described as being in his 60s or 70s, was suffering from hypothermia. He was taken to the hospital where he was admitted into the critical care unit.

04/03/2012

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Business Owners Raise Concerns Over Roadway Renovations In Smithtown

As the state plans to begin renovations to Main Street to make the road safer, many business owners are worried about the impact the constriction may have.

03/26/2012

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Big Difference Between Cash And Credit At Long Island Gas Stations

You know what they say about things that are too good to be true. Driving along Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown last week, a Mobil gas station was spotted with a sign for $3.88 a gallon, a good ten cents cheaper than all the other stations around.

03/12/2012

Nesconset Elementary School - Smithtown, NY - Feb 29, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Budget Woes Forcing Closure Of Nesconset Elementary School

After more than a century of reading, writing, and arithmetic, the budget axe has caught up with a Long Island school house.

02/29/2012

Kings Park eyesore

Kings Park Eyesore Has Residents Looking For Relief From Someone, Anyone

Residents in one Long Island community are at their wits end trying to get an eyesore cleaned up. They it’s been impossible to get any action from the property owner, because he’s “up the river.”

02/14/2012

Intel CEO Paul Otellini walks off stage in San Francisco, CA - Sep 22, 2009 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Smithtown Teenager Overcomes Tragedy To Become Intel Finalist

Rachel Davis said she started crying when she found out she was one of the Intel science competition finalists, which means she could receive a $100,000 scholarship.

01/26/2012

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