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Suffolk's first Tim Hortons store would close a car repair shop


Bolla Market plans to bring a popular Canadian coffee shop to a Smithtown gas station, ousting the mechanics who have made a living there for four years. Garden City-based Bolla has applied for a special exception and variances to expand its convenience store at an 819 W. Jericho Tpke. Mobil station to include a Tim Hortons, Suffolk County’s first, adding a drive-thru but eliminating two repair bays rented by Olusegun "Victor" Sogbesan and a partner, Omar Hernandez…

…Singh gave $5,000 to a campaign fund for Smithtown Supervisor Edward Wehrheim in 2019, the fund’s single largest donation since its 2006 inception; Altman’s firm has given $6,300 since 2010. Town spokeswoman Nicole Garguilo said that Bolla representatives had not spoken with the...| read more ››

Civic group advocates against 300+ proposed apartments in Smithtown


Civic group advocates against 300+ proposed apartments in Smithtown

There's a battle over a new plan to build more than 300 apartments in Smithtown. A proposed mixed-use development in Long Island Innovation Park in Hauppauge is facing opposition from a civic group.

James Bouklas, president of We Are Smithtown, says some of the reasons he and members of the organization are not in favor of the proposed development include increased congestion and strain on town services they believe it would bring....

Read more and see the video at News12 Long Island...| read more ››

Some Smithtown residents critical of development across town


Smithtown officials have presented to residents a $107.6 million tentative budget for 2021 that would maintain municipal services while trimming payroll and increasing property taxes on the typical non-village home less than 1%.

Those numbers exclude water and ambulance districts that cover only parts of the town; total spending including those special districts would rise to $115.6 million from $112.3 million.

The town appears to have "weathered the storm" of an ongoing pandemic, street protests and an actual tropical storm in 2020, Supervisor Edward Wehrheim said at Thursday's online hearing, though challenges are "expected to continue" throughout the next year, he said. Town budget officials are watching with concern revenue areas that could be susceptible to pandemic-related declines, such...| read more ››