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Week in Review: TD Bank Eyes Main Street Location, Industrial Park Issues

Catch up on the top news in Kings Park this week: Sept. 30 - Oct. 5.

TD Bank Eyes Party Hardy's Main Street Storefront

TD Bank is looking to build a new branch in Kings Park, with eyes on a prominent Main Street spot. 

TD Bank has submitted site plans Sept. 16 to take over Party Hardy's storefront at 60 Main Street in Kings Park. The national has proposed razing the current building to build a 2,500-square-foot center it claims will benefit local residents. 

Carlson: 'It's About Time' Town Deals with Kings Park Industrial Issues

A Kings Park business owner threw his support behind Smithtown Town officials for deciding to take a step back and look at the Kings Park Industrial area as whole. 

"It’s about time. It’s about time we address these issues as a whole, I haven’t been hiding in a hole," said Toby Carlson, owner of Carlson Associates. "I have always supported rational planning, planning for productive growth."

Accused Kings Park Pot Farmer's Court Hearing Pushed Back

A Kings Park Man accused of growing a pot farm in a Commack water basin has a new court date. 

Mark Kern, 44, will remain free on $5,000 cash bail after his defense attorney requested Wednesday's felony hearing before Suffolk County Judge Richard Horowitz be adjourned. 

Firefighters Battle Deck Blaze at Kings Park Home

Kings Park firefighters responded to urgent calls of a deck fire started to extend into a Riviera Drive home. 

John Gallo, third assistant chief of the Kings Park Fire Department, said a 911 call came in at 2:34 p.m. reporting a fire at 224 Riviera Drive in Kings Park. Residents of the home were inside when the blaze started. 


Superintendent Reassures Students "Will Make Progress" on State Tests

Kings Park school superintendent is taking measures to encourage parents to take their child's state assessment scores in stride.

Superintendent Susan Agruso sent a letter home to district parents on Sept. 27, when spring state assessment scores for students in grades 3 - 8 became available. 

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