Covering the Smithtown community is our job, but the truth is much of what we write on a weekly basis comes from notices, tips and suggestions from readers. So, to keep the process open, we've decided to let you in on some of the local stories we plan to publish this week. If you have questions you think we should ask, of ideas for stories you'd like to see. Let us know in the comment section or email editor Sara Megan Walsh at email@example.com.
Election Day Tuesday
On MOnday we'll feature our election guide for Smithtown voters, but Tuesday is going to be all about the outcome of the races. Will Supervisor Pat Vecchio pick up a 13th term, or will challengers Steven Snair (Democrat) or Councilman Robert Creighton (Conservative) pull off the upset? And just how many people will turn out to vote?
The town will also have a few new board members, which could include former legislator Lynne Nowick. Stick with us Tuesday to get the results as they come in.
Downtown on Main, the proposal to rehab the former Nassau Suffolk Lumber Yard into an apartment complex, could get approval this week. We'll keep you posted.
We'll also have a story on a new 7-Eleven market set to move into Nesconset.
A new spa, Purity Spa, is getting ready to open in St. James. We'll get the story on this new place to pamper yourself in the area.
It's been a few weeks since Sweet Tomato brick oven pizza opened on North Country Road in St. James. This week we plan to sit down with the owner to chat about all things pizza. Got a question we should ask? Let us know.
We've got a few more on the burners too, and will post our regular crime reports, real estate highlights and sports scores. What else to you want to know?