A broken gas main has sections of road in St. James closed.
Police said they were called to the scene of the broken gas main after a call was received stating a gas line appeared to be broken by a contractor.
About nine months ago a rather unique and different business was introduced to Smithtown's Main Street, a store that would sell boutique cupcakes and more – .
That business was brought in by owner John Johnson.
Main Street has had numerous changes in the wake of many pedestrian deaths on the roadway, including eastbound traffic reduced to one lane and the installation of left turning lanes back in May. When changes were made many Patch readers, while applauding the efforts to make the road safer, were not pleased with the results.
Since , proponents of the road changes said the feedback received has largely been positive.
Sertinos Cafe celebrated its one year anniversary in Smithtown on Monday with free items, new menu items, and a life-sized walking and talking cup of coffee and ice cream.
Owner Craig Lowenthal labeled the day as a success.
"We had a record day here sales-wise, a record amount of people that were in here for the day, he said. "We gave away thousands of dollars in ice cream, coffee, yogurt and that kind of stuff. Our new menu items were a hit."
Detour signs, fences, and torn-up blacktop currently make up a majority of the parking lot in front of the soon-to-be LA Fitness in the Branch Shopping Plaza.
Construction began on the gym began in January, the former home to Waldbaums, which closed in April of last year.
Check out our gallery of the construction currently going on in the shopping center.
A new self-serve frozen yogurt shop is set to open on Smithtown's Main Street.
Nestled between and will be Yogurtini. A sign on the storefront states the business will open in August.
Yogurtini, according to the company website, offers 10-16 flavors in each store daily with more than 65 toppings at the toppings bar. The website also states the stores could carry flavors such as Classic Vanilla and Chelsey’s Cheesecake, and new favorites like Mango, Green Tea Tart, Acai Tart, and more.
Tattoo Lou's, established in 1958, has grown rapidly in its 50-plus years in operation, from its start in Selden to the now six parlors spread across Long Island – St. James, Deer Park, Huntington, West Babylon and the latest shop to open in the Bay Shore Mall.
While most shop owners stick to owning and operating one shop manned by two or three other tattoo artists and a piercer, Lou Rubino boasts a stable of artists to tattoo and pierce, as well as travel the country to participate in tattoo conventions. Aside from owning multiple tattoo shops, Rubino is the owner of numerous tattoo supply companies and Fusion Skin Spa in Deer Park.
was host to the Long Island Pageants on Sunday afternoon, where more than 300 young women applied to be a part of this year's pageant competition and only 30 were chosen as finalists.
Nikki Orlando of Smithtown was crowned as Miss Long Island Teen 2013 and also won the title of Miss Teen Photogenic. Jessica Ricco of Westbury was crowned as Miss Long Island 2013.
One year ago Sertinos Cafe entered Smithtown, taking over the former home to Sizzler on West Main Street. Locals would have another choice to enjoy coffee, lunch, ice cream and more.