Hey, neighbors! It’s me again, Diane Witek, your host of the Smithtown Daily.
First, today’s weather:
Warmer with sunny intervals. High: 61, low: 45.
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Here are the top stories today in Smithtown:
- York Hall, a 522-acre property, which sits on the Nissequogue River, will be saved rather than razed. “Once finished, the community will be able to use York Hall once again as a local public indoor theater for music concerts, plays and other community activities. The next step will be to hire engineers to put together a scope of the work needed and specific costs to refurbish the inside and bring it up to code,” said John McQuaid, president of the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation. (Smithtown Matters)
- More Long Islanders are rethinking summer vacations with soaring gas prices. Discover Long Island announced a new campaign highlighting the many unique car-free, walkable destinations across Long Island – easily accessible by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and other mass-transit. The campaign will also highlight Long Island hoteliers that offer their guests free shuttle services to ensure a seamless transportation experience. (LongIsland.com)
- In 2017 five young men were lured into a Central Islip park, to smoke marijuana. Instead, Leniz Escobar allegedly lured the high school students to their death in order to gain favor with the MS-13 gang, according to prosecutors at her trial. Escobar is facing murder, racketeering and conspiracy charges in the April 11, 2017, attack at the Central Islip park, where four victims’ mangled bodies were later found. (Subscription: Newsday)
- Multiple fire agencies and police units responded to a house fire on Penn Street near the intersection of Lindell Avenue in Lake Grove, officials said. Upon arrival, shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, first responders were greeted by flames coming out of the roof and windows of a two-story home with smoke billowing through the neighborhood. No injuries were initially reported. The fire is currently under investigation by authorities. (Daily Voice)
- Match Day is held simultaneously at all medical schools across the country to reveal where senior medical students will spend their residencies, the next step in their medical education – which can last from three to seven years depending on the specialty. Twenty percent of the students from the Renaissance School of Medicine matched to training programs at Stony Brook, the highest percentage staying at Stony Brook since 2010. (Stony Brook News)
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Today in Smithtown:
- Female Power Brunch – Smithtown Csd. (All Day)
- Coffee House with Fat Nicky and the Snack. (9 a.m.)
- Take and Make-Hello Spring Garden Flag (Smithtown Library). (9:30 a.m.)
- Create-N-Play (Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building). (10 a.m.)
- Game Day (Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building). (11 a.m.)
- Bingo Night for Adults (Smithtown Library-Smithtown Building). (7 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Smithtown Historical Society: “Don’t miss our Model Train Show, Saturday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.” (Facebook) (Website)
- Smithtown Performing Arts Center: “Meet Chad Danforth! As many of you know, he is known for his swift moves on the basketball court, leading East High to victory. His famous quote includes: ‘???????????????? ????????????????!?’ ????????????????????????????????. See ya at SPAC.” (Facebook) (Website)
- Smithtown Performing Arts Center: “Limited spots remain in our Spring 2022 Theatre Education Program! These classes are designed for students of all performing backgrounds. Join us to learn skills that will last a lifetime. Register here.” (Facebook) (Website)
- Nextdoor Neighbor, New York Ave: “Five Star Pools is now hiring for the 2022 swimming pool season. We are located in Smithtown. Experience is a plus but not necessary. Hard work but Great pay. Come join the team! Salary ranges from $18 – $35. Ages 16 and up can apply.” (Nextdoor)
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— Diane Witek
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