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Patch Bloggers Tackle 'Superstorm' Sandy

A look back at what our Local Voices had to say this week.

Each week, our bloggers cover everything from relationships and local events to health and politics. Hurricane Sandy once again dominated the conversation, and our bloggers weathered the storm to give their take. Here are some highlights among recent blog posts:

What Sandy Taught Me
Anthony Zumpano pokes fun at LIPA and otherwise entertains the Patch audience following Superstorm Sandy.

Suffolk County Libraries Provide Shelter, Power, and Resources in Sandy's Aftermath
Some libraries are reporting double the number of visitors since Sandy hit.

Hurricanes: Where the Forces of God Crashes with the Forces of Man
Blogger Cindi Sansone-Braff considers the various influences the hurricane has had on the people of Long Island.

What the World Needs Now
Blogger Rich Mora is collecting items for donation. Click through to help out.

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Sandy Relief
Consider reading up on this important issue when making your donations.

 

CommackMom November 12, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Sara, please investigate whether Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio is still in office. There has not been ONE public quote made by him throughout the entire Sandy storm aftermath. Not a newspaper quote, TV comment nor a single robo call made to the community. My parents received several calls from Huntington Supervisor Petrone providing information on area shelters and warming centers as well as pertinent phone numbers. Vecchio has had his head in the sand the entire time. The Town of Smithtown deserves more and it deserves answers! It goes without saying, Mr. Vecchio will probably not seek another term in office. However, I'm asking The Patch to investigate and provide an explanation for our Supervisors lack of care for his community. It is outrageous! Please speak up on our behalf!
June Kempf November 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Hmm, Come to think of it, where was Vecchio, although the town operated just fine without him. I would like to thank the highway department and their crews for going over the top in preparing the way for the out of town power companies that helped get Smithtown on the road and lit up. The streets looked like a war zone after the storm, but not for long. Crews were out working even while the trees were blowing down power lines. I knpw because I saw them.

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