Week in Review: Locals Mourn Teen Hit, Killed by NYC Subway

Check out the top local headlines from the past week.

Nesconset Teen Struck and Killed by NYC Subway

A Nesconset teen died Tuesday night after being struck by a train in New York city, multiple news outlets are reporting.

New York City Police confirmed the death on Wednesday morning, however could not confirm the identity of the 18-year-old male, who was attempting to cross the tracks in Manhattan around 6:30 p.m. when he was hit.

Both Newsday and the New York Post identified the teen as Smithtown East student Liam Armstrong. He was reportedly celebrating his birthday Tuesday night.

After news reached Smithtown that local teen Liam Armstrong was killed by a train Tuesday night, many took to social media to offer their thoughts about Liam, provide words of support to his family and to each other.

Services for Liam Armstrong, the Nesconset teen who died Tuesday night after being struck by a train in New York city, took place Saturday.

$1.4M in Aid Restored for Smithtown Schools in Final State Budget

With state Assembly members poised to vote on a final budget on Thursday, state leaders announced school aid totals on Wednesday for the 2013-2014 budget year, restoring over $1.43 million to the Smithtown School District that had been cut in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal.

Former O's Food and Wine Bar owner Art Garritano is set to open a new business that he said is unique to Long Island with Galleria Saint James.

“Health, beauty and wellness professionals that have been in the business for a while, I’m putting them into business, their own business,” Garritano said.

While Smithtown Hot Yoga announced they were moving off of Smithtown's Main Street and to a new local spot within a month in the beginning of March, the destination has changed.

New Card Store Coming to Smithtown

With Cardtique no longer in the Uncle Giuseppe's shopping center, a new card store is set to take over one of the vacant storefronts.


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