Firefighters responded to a Nesconset house and car fire Wednesday evening after lightning struck the home, sending power lines into the vehicles at the home of Olympian Maria Michta.
Michta confirmed on Twitter that the fire damaged her family's cars, but added that nobody was hurt.
According to Nesconset Fire Department Assistant Chief Doug Sneider, the initial call for the fire at 7 4th Street came in at roughly 5:30 p.m. Sneider said lightning struck the outside of the home on Lillian Road while a mother and two children were inside. No damage was done to the interior of the home and no one in the home was injured.
The Smithtown Central School District has a new superintendent, and while walking into issues that face the district seems like a daunting task, it is something Anthony Annunziato is looking forward to.
These new challenges are what Annunziato said led him to make the move to Smithtown from the Bayport-Blue Point school district.
Another vacancy in the Town of Smithtown will soon be filled as the empty in Nesconset will be taken over by Kelli's Steak & Wing House.
A construction worker at the soon-to-be eatery Friday said the location should be open within 30 days. When the steak and wing house opens at 235 Smithtown Boulevard it will be Kelli's second location – its original home is in Selden.
A Smithtown man by way of Brooklyn had his story of benevolence told on the big screen Friday during the Long Island International Film Expo in Bellmore.
According to a Newsday report (subscription required), 14-time Emmy award winner and Hofstra University professor Carlo Gennarelli produced, edited and directed a documentary titled “Ordinary Joe," based on the travels to Vietnam of retired roofer Joe Sciacca, 64, who has given money in envelopes since 1998 to people afflicted by disease and poverty. Sciacca also served in the Army in Vietnam.
It’s only taken three months for Nesconset’s newest Asian Fusion restaurant, Wild Ginger, to build up a steady following, according to Joyce Wang, manager for the shop.
“Business has been pretty busy,” said Wang, “especially on the weekends.”
In fact, turnout has presented a tiny problem for the restaurant, which o. The dining room often fills to capacity, and Wang said weekends she typically has to open up a side room often reserved for private parties to seat everybody.