Bulls’ lax players in all-star showcase

ALL-STARS: Smithtown West seniors (from left) Kyle Mathie, JJ Foley, Logan Greco, Christian Zawadzki and Ryan Keenan take a break during the recent Under Armour all-America Lacrosse Classic Underclass Tournament in Maryland. The Bulls played for the Long Island team against other regional all-star teams for national supremacy. The Long Island team went 1-3, but two of its loses came in overtime.

IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF THE SMITHTOWN NEWS…

Special Back to School section 

  • Debate still rages on Uplands
  • Campaign profile on Highway Superintendent Glenn Jorgensen
  • After Spat, Town Attorney John Zollo offers update on Kings Park Zoning Laws
  • Editorial on 25/25A projects
  • News of Long Ago
  • Local baseball team wins championship
  • Dimensions of living section
  • Letters from our readers
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Former Smithtown track star raising money for underprivileged children

ON TRACK: Kim Ladouceur celebrates after a Marist College track and field meet with her parents (above), Carolyn and Jeb Jr. Ladouceur is raising $4,000 for charity by running the New York City Marathon, Sunday, November 3.

By ANTHONY LIFRIERI

 

Kim Ladouceur, a Kings Park native and 2007 Smithtown High School West graduate, has a daunting task ahead of her. The former Smithtown track and field sprinter has to raise $4,000 for Fine Arts NYC while running the 26.2 mile New York City Marathon.

Ladouceur’s run towards the marathon began in Kings Park, where she grew up, and Smithtown, where she went to school. Her family also has deep roots to Smithtown. Her mother, Carolyn, graduated from Smithtown in 1978 while her father, Jeb Jr., graduated in 1977. Ladouceur’s sisters, Jillian (class of 2003) and Leanne (class of 2011) were also Smithtown West graduates while her youngest brother, Alex, is entering his senior year.

Zoning dispute costs Reliable Tree town contract

By DAVID AMBRO

 

Amid an ongoing zoning dispute, Reliable Tree Service has lost its contracts with the Town of Smithtown, one, from being underbid and the other because of code violations at its 927 West Jericho Turnpike yard.

The town’s tree work is awarded in two contracts, one for pruning and the other for stump removal, contracts held by Reliable Tree Service in the past. At the town board meeting Thursday, August 15, the town board awarded the pruning contract to Stapleton Tree and Landscape, of Doyle Court, East Northport for $96,632. Reliable Tree Service was the second low bidder at $98,330 and the third lowest and only other bidder was Dom’s Lawnmaker Inc. at $131,142.

IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF THE SMITHTOWN NEWS…

GUIDE TO SMITHTOWN TOWNSHIP

  • Surprise resignation rocks Smithtown school district
  • Town Councilman Kevin Malloy campaign  profile
  • Trotta will resign from detective job to be full-time rep.
  • Thomas A. McCarthy bursts onto political scene in highway chief race
  • Truck removal a start to cleaning up KP site
  • Editorial on debates before primaries
  • Baxley bringing winning ways to Geneseo
  • Pannell named MLL Rookie of the Year
  • Smithtown Elks to hold annual golf outing at Landing
  • Letters from our readers
  • Dimensions of Living Section
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Feeling singled out in political sign flap

Political signs on Vecchio headquarters on Main Street, Smithtown

By DAVID AMBRO

 

Eric Neitzel, owner of DeBarbieri Associates Inc. of St. James, supports Robert Creighton in the September 10 Republican primary for Smithtown Town Supervisor, and he lets it be known, placing lawn signs for Mr. Creighton and his running mates, Councilman Kevin Malloy and Town Clerk Vincent Puleo, on all his properties.

It has him feeling picked on this week though.

Mr. Neitzel, along with his siblings, is the owner of the building at 473-471 Lake Avenue, St. James, where the long-time tenant is Spages Pharmacy. To promote his candidates, about three weeks ago Mr. Neitzel affixed lawn signs 10 to 15 feet up the facade of the building for Mr. Creighton, Mr. Puleo and Mr. Malloy.

Honoring hometown heroes with barbecue of champions

CHAMPIONS: The Smithtown arsenal players chat with Smithtown Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio. Anthony Lifrieri photo.

By ANTHONY LIFRIERI

 

Talk about a hero’s homecoming. The Smithtown Kickers held a celebration barbecue for the U16 national champion Smithtown Arsenal Soccer team, which featured visits from soccer officials throughout New York State, the Smithtown community and Smithtown Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, Saturday, August 10 at Moriches Park in St. James.

The Arsenal players, coaches and families gathered at the park in celebration of its national tournament victory, which included wins over the top ranked teams in the country. The players were easy enough to find. They were all wearing their championship t-shirts, and constantly received congratulations from other people in attendance, signing autographs and posing for pictures both individually and as a team. Such is the life of a national champion.

IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE OF THE SMITHTOWN NEWS…

  • Political pursuit of Suffolk DA spot
  • Kings Park fire department anniversary coverage
  • Creighton campaign coverage
  • Hennings campaign coverage
  • Editorial on Town Councilman Robert Creighton
  • Kings Park lacrosse tourney coverage
  • Dimensions of Living section
  • Letters from our readers

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Students to raise money for Smithtown Olympian

BRINGING HOME THE BACON: A breakfast fundraiser will be held for Smithown Olympian John Daly (left, above on sled) to help pay for his training and travel expenses for the winter Olympics. Daly is currently training for the upcoming skeleton season.

By ANTHONY LIFRIERI

 

A group of Smithtown students will hold a fundraiser for Smithtown resident and Olympic skeleton racer John Daly at Applebee’s in Commack, Sunday, August 11 at 8 a.m. The fundraiser will feature a pancake breakfast, with the proceeds going to Daly,who is training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The fundraiser was first conceived by Michael Robles, a Smithtown resident. “I’ve known John for ten to 12 years. We met on the track during workouts and struck up a conversation. Over the years I still see him at the track and we talk. When I saw he was going back to the Olympics I asked him if he had enough money to go and he said it would be tough, so I said I would set something up through the Long Island Running Club,” Robles said. “I talked to my niece, Brianna (Nocerino), and it snowballed into what we have going on at Applebee’s.”

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