Hello everyone. It’s Friday in Smithtown and I’m back in your inbox with all the print-friendly information about what’s happening locally. In today’s briefing, you’ll learn about these stories and more:
- Giapreet LLC purchased a Commack property.
- Hazardous household waste Events held last weekend.
- halloween at the Sweetbriar Centre; Smithtown Students fight for therapy!
But first, today’s weather:
The afternoon was light and cloudy. High: 73, Low: 43.
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Here are five of Smithtown’s top stories today:
- Brentwood-based company Giapreet LLC has purchased 2.6 acres of land in the Commack Industrial Estate. The land sold for $10.25 million. Giapreet is a wholesaler and real estate investment company hoping to bring local jobs to the town. Read more about Long Island Business News. (repair)
- Town of Smithtown held event to collect hazardous household waste last weekend. On October 1, more than 8 tons of toxic items were collected from 320 homes, which are not allowed in curbside pickups. These efforts come from the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Environment and Waterways Environment. Free mulch was also distributed to residents who came out to drop their belongings. (Smithtown Affairs)
- Smithtown Sweetbriar is hosting halloween ghost October 14th! For those who love and want to support the community nature center, don’t miss out on fun events throughout the year that benefit the animals that call the Sweetbriar home. (Sweet Rose Center)
- Rain didn’t stop Smithtown High School West students coming out on Oct. 3 for ‘Fight for Healing’ In memory of Sarah, a St James Primary school teacher who passed away from breast cancer. Teacher Sarah’s legacy lives on in her students who are dedicated to hosting fundraising events to aid childhood cancer research. (Smithtown Affairs)
- Democrat Kathy Hochle leads Republican Li Zelding 54-37, according to a poll released by Siena College. Hochul has risen 3 percentage points since the last poll in August, the academy’s figures show. (Long Island News 12)
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Today in Smithtown:
- Create and play (Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building). (10 o’clock in the morning)
- construction area (Smithtown Library – Nesconset Building). (10 o’clock in the morning)
- match day (Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building). (11am)
- Friday Movie Matinee (Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building). (2pm)
- story time with the princess (Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building). (5:30pm)
- movies and discussions (Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building). (6:30pm)
From my notebook:
- The Artisan of the Month at the Reboli Center is Renee Fondacaro. October is a special month for Fondacaro as she showcases her candles made with natural rise. her company. Old Field Apothecary opens in 2020. Visit Reboli’s website to learn about her homemade candles. (TBR News Media)
- Volunteers are needed for the Meals on Wheels program, which provides hot meals to seniors in the town of Smithtown. From Monday to Friday, the Department of Citizenship is reducing the number of drivers available to serve 105 seniors in our community. The initiative aims to help socialize those who cannot easily get out of their homes due to medical conditions or other issues. If you would like assistance, please contact the department at 631-360-7616. (Smithtown Affairs)
- Smithtown Historical Society: “Pearl’s advice on these rainy days is to hide under a tree. Plus, if you don’t already have a nice coat like hers, hay in your hair is a great rain repellant!” (Smithtown History via Facebook learn)
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Well, today you all caught up! See you tomorrow morning, next update.
— Deborah Whitehead
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