Ernest Spence, 40, of Smithtown, was arrested on Sept. 16 and charged with one felony charge of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Police said Spence was found growing marijuana plants at his home on Sunset Lane in Smithtown.
Beginning Monday, eastbound drivers on Route 347 in the Smithtown and Hauppauge areas will find a new lane closure on Route 347 between Route 111 and the Route 347/454 split, the New York State Department of Transportation announced Friday.
The closure, which is expected to remain in place until early 2015, will reduce the three lanes to two beginning about half of a mile east of the Route 454/347 split at Brooksite Drive.
Smithtown Town officials called a special meeting on Thursday morning to approve a new marine permit to allow county contractors to begin dredging the Nissequogue River to keep it open and safe for navigation after recent storms.
Suffolk County contractor, Port Jefferson-based Gibson & Cushman, is expected to begin moving equipment into place as early as Saturday, ahead of original plans that called for a Sept. 30 start date.
Suffolk Legis. John Kennedy, R-Nesconset, announced that the Bavarian Inn's demolition is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 23. A small ceremony will be held to celebrate this step forward in eliminating the derelict Lake Ronkonkoma restaurant and catering facility.