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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.”


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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.


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Fire Damages Row Of Businesses In Smithtown

An overnight blaze has seriously damaged three businesses on Main Street in Smithtown, Long Island.


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Changes Coming To Dangerous Main Street in Smithtown

Three pedestrian have been killed there since November 2009 and drivers are seen speeding through the busy area.


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Whooping Cough Outbreak Spreads On Long Island; More Than 200 Cases Reported

An alarming rise in a potentially fatal bacterial infection known as whooping cough has prompted a warning from the Suffolk County Health Department.


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United Cesspool Service Worker Dies After Falling Into Smithtown Sewer Vat

Police said 43-year-old Richard Dennison, an employee at United Cesspool Service, fell into a vat at a sewer treatment plant at Avalon Commons around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.


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Stories From Main Street: America’s Vet Dogs Are More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

They’re loyal and dependable guardians and protectors, just like the veterans whom they serve – America’s Vet Dogs.


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River Otters Making Comeback On Long Island

Otters have rarely been seen in the region for much of the last century due to hunting and pollution. But in recent years, naturalists have spotted the mammals with increasing frequency.


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Suffolk County Police Find 2-Year-Old Boy Wandering Alone In Smithtown

Suffolk County police discovered the toddler wandering by himself just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday near Terry Road and Town Line Court.