Week in Review: No Power Plant for Kings Park, Tax Increase for Residents

A round up of the week's biggest news.


Locals Blast Smithtown's Proposed Budget Property Tax Increase

The town board held its public hearing for the proposed 2013 town budget Thursday night with locals and politicians voicing their displeasure with the property tax increase.

Worked into the $103 million proposed budget is a property tax increase that would run homeowners $46.83 a year if the home has an assessed value of $5,500.

Local Resident Authors Work on Historical Home

Ever curious about the shingled home with the blue and gold lettered sign that she passed weekly, Kings Park resident, Gail Hessel decided she wanted to know more about the home, known as the Obadiah Smith House, and then decided to share what she learned in a booklet she penned.

Police Seek Two Men Involved in Kings Park Burglary

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who burglarized a Kings Park business.

Police said two men broke into USA Recycling on Lawrence Road on Oct. 11 and stole scrap copper. The incident took place between 2:55 a.m. and 3:25 a.m. According to police, once inside, the men removed a garbage pail containing scrap copper.

Northporter Pleads Guilty in Fort Salonga Hit and Run

John Pappias, the Northport man arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run last October, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident with injury with prior.

No Power Plant For Kings Park

The Long Island Power Authority announced Wednesday afternoon that it will recommend two locations to its board of trustees as a possible future site for a new power plant.

The two sites being considered are in Yaphank and Shoreham, but the proposed site in Kings Park is no longer under consideration. LIPA Board Trustees will be asked to vote on moving forward with conducting negotiations for 20-year Purchase Power Agreements with both companies as it determines which one will offer the best value to Long Island customers.

Parents Night Out Packs Local Dance Center

It was a win-win for kids and parents who participated in Main Street's first ever Parent's Night Out.

On a recent Friday night, parents were able to drop their kids off for a 90 minute dance party for just $2  at Kings Park Dance and then head out to a local participating restaurants to enjoy a discounted meal. 


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