IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF THE SMITHTOWN NEWS…

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  • Kings Park man confesses World Trade Center leap
  • Verdict in Sonic lawsuit
  • Aid’s impact on state budget
  • Traffic director opposes Montclair Ave. closing
  • Editorial on Moreland Commission
  • Battle of the Bulls softball ends in walk-off
  • Nizich twins look back, forward on athletic careers
  • Dimensions of Living Section
  • Letters from our readers
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Gas station plan fuels resident’s ire

By SETH WALLACH

 

A new zone change application was presented to the Smithtown Planning Board, Wednesday March 19, that has at least one local resident up in arms.

The applicant, Bolla L.I. Operating Corp, is requesting a zone change from Wholesale Service Industry (WSI) to Neighborhood Business (NB). The change in zone will allow the property owner to build a Bolla-Mart convenience store next to the proposed gas station. The current zoning law permits gasoline pumps but limits the size building, which means that the convenience store would be too big under current zoning.

The property has been vacant for some time. The previous gas station has been out of business since 2001. The currently abandoned site housed several different businesses in its early years, but has been solely used as a gas station since 1955. 

Early, late charges by Bulls gore Lions

senior attackman Joe Saggese (#3) uses his stick in East’s 10-6 victory over West Islip, Friday, March 28 at Smithtown High School East.

By ANTHONY LIFRIERI

 

For 12 minutes, the old West Islip magic nearly undid 36 dominating minutes of Smithtown East boys’ lacrosse. In that 12 minute span, the Lions negated a 5-0 Bulls’ lead to tie the game 6-6, but the team that ended its dynasty a year ago pulled away for the game’s final four goals to win, Friday, March 28 at Smithtown High School East.

Heading into East’s home opener, the Bulls were looking to pick up their third consecutive win against West Islip. “We’re very excited to play our opener. This is a great opportunity for us and I hope we play four full quarters this year,” Smithtown East coach Jason Lambert said prior to the game. “We want to try to win face offs, pick up ground balls and finish our shots.”

IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF THE SMITHTOWN NEWS…

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  • Main Street makeover possible
  • Head of the Harbor election coverage
  • Author shares story of Smiths
  • Editorial on Main Street makeover
  • KPE II court case update
  • West kickline heads to NDA Nationals
  • High school track and field national championship coverage
  • Dimensions of Living section
  • Letters from our readers
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Smithtown’s Ben Bonhurst wins national shot put title

Smithtown West senior Benjamin Bonhurst

By ANTHONY LIFRIERI

 

Benjamin Bonhurst has reached the top of the mountain. The Smithtown High School West senior shot putter won the national championship at the New Balance Nationals Indoor at the Armory in New York City, Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16.

Bonhurst came into the championship meet red hot. In the previous 14 days, he had won the New York State championship and set the state record with a throw of 65’.

“I was feeling pretty confident,” Bonhurst said. “Two days before the meet I had my best practice throw ever, over 64 feet.”

As he stepped to make his first throw of the championship, Bonhurst turned to his mother for last second advice. “My mom told me to come out big with my first throw and scare some people away,” Bonhurst said. “I wanted to make them all nervous.”

Smithtown duo picked for Albany conference

Emily Durcan

By SETH WALLACH

 

Two Smithtown students, Emily Durcan of Smithtown High School West and Matthew Indimine of Smithtown High School East, have been selected to join a delegation of students heading to Albany this May to attend the 14th annual “Students Inside Albany” conference.

The conference is an immersive experience where students learn about how public policy is crafted and implemented at the state level, who the major players are, and what they do on a day to day basis. Participants receive the opportunity to sit in on a live New York State Senate meeting and a state House of Representatives meeting. They will also get the chance to shadow their congressman or senator for a day.  

IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF THE SMITHTOWN NEWS…

  • Planning department receives zoning application for apartment complex
  • Common Core comes to a head
  • Woman rescued from fiery crash
  • Editorial on State Senator John Flannagan, charter schools
  • Head of the Harbor election preview
  • Ex-Smithtown worker lands Lady from Limerick part
  • Volleyball coach given national honor
  • Profile on former field hockey standout
  • Dimensions of Living section
  • Letters from our readers
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Former Bulls’ baller named player of year

Herkimer College sophomore John Feiler (center), of St. James, and teammates, with the regional trophy they recently won.

By ANTHONY LIFRIERI

Jonathan Feiler, a St James resident and 2012 Smithtown High School East graduate, was named 2014 Region III Basketball Player of the Year and also named to the 2014 all-region team on Herkimer College men’s basketball team.

“It feels awesome to win it,” Feiler said. “I wasn’t focused on getting it, but I had the most points so I thought I might be there in the end. It’s still a nice surprise and definitely a good honor.”

Uncle Giuseppe’s computers hacked

By DAVID AMBRO

 

Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace, a grocery store chain headquartered in Farmingdale, announced March 7 that its credit card database system at its Smithtown, Port Washington and East Meadow stores has been breached by computer hackers outside the United States.

New York State Senator John Flanagan (R-Smithtown) posted the Uncle Giuseppe’s breach on the home page of his website this week.

“Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace has announced that it has become the latest in a long line of companies which has had their customers’ credit data breached. The breach affects an unknown number of credit and debit card customers in three stores (Smithtown, East Meadow and Port Washington) who shopped there between late January and the end of February,” according to the Flanagan website. “If you see suspicious charges on your credit statement, report them to your credit card company immediately.”

IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF THE SMITHTOWN NEWS…

  • Smithtown officials take oaths at New Year’s Day ceremony
  • Town Attorney/Planning Board Chairman shake-ups
  • Fitzpatrick bill seeks labor reform
  • Editorial on LIE closing
  • News of Long Ago
  • Consultant hired to design Montclair Ave. project
  • Local students recognized for brilliance
  • Smithown West boys’ basketball battles Centereach
  • Kings Park girls’ basketball in classic with Huntington
  • Hauppauge volleyball set for next step
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