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Week in Review: Nesconset Man Arrested for Mortgage Fraud, Whisper Landing

Catch up on the top news stories out of Smithtown this week: Nov. 24 - 30.

Steven Bonocore, 51, of Nesconset, was arrested by state police for alleged mortgage fraud on Monday.
Steven Bonocore, 51, of Nesconset, was arrested by state police for alleged mortgage fraud on Monday.
Nesconset Man Arrested for Alleged Mortgage Fraud

New York State police have arrested a Nesconset man for allegedly forging signatures to obtain a line of credit worth $73,000. 

Steven J. Bonocore, 51, was arrested Monday and charged him with one felony count of second-degree residential mortgage fraud, one felony count of first-degree falsifying business records, and one felony count of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. 

No Second Public Hearing Necessary for Whisper Landing

Proposed plans for Whisper Landing assisted living facility will go up for a second round of public scrutiny despite extensive changes to the plans. 

Smithtown Town Board voted 3-2 on Nov. 22 against holding second public hearing on the developer St. Johnland Development Group's application to build 136-bed assisted living facility on Route 25A and River Heights Drive despite extensive changes.

Deepwells Holiday Boutique Opens This Saturday

While lines form outside Big Box stories this Black Friday, shoppers can find carefully handcrafted goods much closer to home. 

Deepwells Holiday Boutique will kick off its consecutive two weekend run at the Deepwells Farm & Mansion in St. James this Saturday, Nov. 30. 

Runners Hit Their Stride at Strength for Life 5K Despite Cold

Below freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds didn't stop hundreds of runners from taking park in the 5K Evelyn Knapp Run to Remember at Sunken Meadow State Park on Sunday. 

More than 400 participants bundled up for the 5K Run/Walk and the 3K Walk to Remember benefitting the Strength for Life foundation, which helps provided free exercise programs and equipment for cancer patients and survivors to aid in their recovery. 

Police Seeking Baby Formula Thieves

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate two men who stole baby formula from a Centereach store. 

Police say the two men entered Walmart, located at 161 Centereach Mall, on the evening on Nov. 7 and filled a shopping cart with $900 worth of Enfamil baby formula before leaving the store without paying, police said. 


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