Smithtown officials are still on the hunt for a second suspect accused of helping tend to a marijuana farm discovered in Commack.
Town of Smithtown's Public Safety Department busted a 100-plant marijuana farm being grown in a water recharge basin off Vanderbilt Motor Parkway and Redleaf Lane in Commack on Sept. 12. Mark Kern, 44, of Kings Park was arrested and arraigned on criminal charges, but a second man fled the scene on foot.
Smithtown officials have postponed setting a date for a controversial public hearing on a Kings Park industrial company's plans for its Old Northport Road property.
Smithtown Town Board voted Thursday to table a resolution that would have set a public hearing date of Nov. 21 for West Development Partners LLC - the formal partnership name of Carlson Associates - requests for special exceptions for industrial uses including rock crushing and concrete product manufacturing.
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational and Safety Health Administration has cited Avalon Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, at 7 Route 25A, for 11 serious violations of workplace safety and health standards carrying a $41,000 fine on Tuesday.