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Week in Review: Restored School High Tax Aid Helps Save Programs

Check out the top local headlines from the past week.

Suffolk County Police are looking into an alleged theft that took place in late March at the St. James firehouse on Route 25A.

Music Safe from Cuts in Smithtown School's 2013-14 Proposed Budget

Music students in the Smithtown Central School District took over the Joseph M. Barton building auditorium Tuesday night for the 2013-14 budget hearing, hoping to save their programs from facing cuts – and left getting what they wanted.

Main Street Safety Talks Re-Emerge on Facebook

For the first time since September of last year, Main Street safety activist Lavena Sipes posted a status update on the Facebook group Smithtown Residents For A Safer Main Street, the page for residents to speak on how to improve both pedestrian and driver safety on Smithtown's Main Street.

Suffolk County Police arrested a Deer Park man after they said he sold alcohol to people under 21 years old and tobacco to people under 18 years old in a Smithtown convenience store, which also had an illegal gambling machine in operation.

Chase Bank in Nesconset Set to Open Mid May

The new Chase Bank in Nesconset could be handling the public's banking needs by mid May, a worker at the scene confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Restored High Tax Aid Drops Smithtown School Budget Deficit to $2.7M

The Smithtown Central School District recently had some state aid restored for the 2013-14 school year, reducing its budget deficit from $4.5 million to $2.7 million.

A longtime north side of Main Street staple, the black Cactus Salon sign will no longer adorn the white brick facade of its former home.  

A Jackson Heights man was arrested Monday morning and charged with violating Leandra's Law after driving drunk with a 3-year-old girl in Nesconset.

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