Week in Review: Home Littered With Junk Has Residents Crying Foul

A look back at the biggest news in Kings Park this week.


Smithtown Nixes Proposal to Store Storm Damaged Cars on Old Northport Road Property

Town officials say they have turned down a proposal to store thousands of storm damaged cars on property owned by Anthony Santilli on Old Northport Road.

The proposal was discussed at a town work session on Tuesday. Leonard Shore, the attorney representing Santilli said an insurance company, Auto Auctions, would pay the town $100,000 to store the damaged cars on the Santilli property. It was not clear how much Santilli would have received in the agreement.

Smithtown Officials Blast Findings of Lawrence Road Study

Councilman Ed Wehrheim called the  findings of the Lawrence Road Study prepared by consultants Baldassano Architecture a "step backwards" for suggesting that more than 90 acres of residential land along Old Northport Road and Lawrence Road to be rezoned for Industrial Storage (IS) for industrial and outdoor storage uses, tripling the industrial use area.

Home Littered with Junk Has Residents Crying Foul

Residents on Heather Drive in Kings Park are asking the Town of Smithtown to act on what they call a junk yard being run from a private home on their block, creating unsightly and unsanitary conditions.

Corlyn Nedwick, who resides on Heather Drive, appeared before the town board on Tuesday and spoke on behalf of the neighbors who border the property, residents on Willow Drive and nearby Jason Court. Nedwick, who identified the property owner as Charles Richie, said that Richie has “allowed his home for the past 30 years to deteriorate and become unsightly.”

Brownie Troop Applies a Global Lesson to a Local Problem

Local Brownie troop 2973 learned firsthand what it means to think global but act local when they got involved in a project to help Ugandan women lift themselves out of poverty and offer a different kind of shopping experience for local women.

WATCH: The House With the Dancing Lights

A Kings Park favorite, this house lights up the night.

Trio Charged With Vandalizing Psych Center Building

Suffolk County Police have charged three men with making graffiti, a misdemeanor, on a building at the former Kings Park Psychiatric Center


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