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Week in Review: Vecchio Wins Re-Election, Teen Arrested for Shooting Threat

Catch up on the top news out of Smithtown this week: Nov. 3 - Nov. 9.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Vecchio's Reign as Supervisor Continues in Smithtown

Vecchio has won enough votes to  further extend his reign as New York's longest-serving town supervisor. 

Republican incumbent Patrick Vecchio has won the 2014 election for Town of Smithtown supervisor with 8,805 votes, over his Conservative challenger, Councilman Robert Creighton with 5,930 votes, and Democratic candidate Steven Snair with 4,783 votes with 89 out of 93 districts reporting, according to Suffolk County Board of Elections at 10:27 p.m. 

Teen Faces Felony for Allegedly Threatening Shooting At Smithown Soccer Game

Suffolk County police have arrested a Bay Shore teen who allegedly threatened a shooting would occur at Smithtown West boys soccer match against Central Islip Thursday evening. 

Mario Cernas, 19, was arrested at his home at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. He is facing one Class D felony charge of making a terroristic threat and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday. 


Smithtown Community Remembers Cassandra Steinle

Smithtown friends and family members have taken to social media to remember the life of a Smithtown West student. 

Cassandra Steinle, a student at Smithtown High School West, died after a long battle against neuroblastoma IV and lung disease on Wednesday night. She was 15.

Town Board Approves Zoning Change for Downtown on Main Apartments

A plan to build more than 50 apartments on Smithtown Main Street has moved one step closer to becoming a reality. 

Smithtown Town Board voted unanimously to lift building restrictions on the former Nassau-Suffolk lumberyard for a mixed-use development in exchange for the developer's agreement raze the existing building by next spring at their Tuesday afternoon meeting. 


Police: 'Burglaries Are No. 1 on Our Priority List'

Suffolk County's Fourth Precinct police are cracking down on home burglaries after recent break-ins in Fort Salonga and Smithtown. 

Inspector William Murphy, commanding officer of Suffolk County's Fourth Precinct in Smithtown, said police are investigating a recent string of burglaries in Fort Salonga, three homes hit on Oct. 28, and Smithtown, three homes hit between Oct. 16 - 18, and whether or not they are related. 

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