A few more eyes are on Setauket, population 20,382, after a Long Island radio station named the hamlet its "Town of the Week" this week.
Last week the crew from 94X FM drove around Setauket and admired landmarks like the , Main Street post office, , and .
"We liked its location and we liked that it was quaint," program director Jon Daniels said. "It's a good example of life on Long Island."
The radio station, which and can be found at 94.3 FM, has been selecting a different "Town of the Week" since the second week of January, honoring each with a web page full of links and photos, like this one devoted to Setauket.
"I moved to Setauket in 2002 and have never regretted it," said resident Stephanie Mitchell. "Fabulous people, great art, nature areas and entertainment. The best part about coming home is knowing that I can get out for a bike ride or nature walk before dinner and without a problem. West Meadow Beach is the best."
Fred Sawicki, a resident since 1976, agreed.
"It has good, civic-minded people and a lot of volunteerism," he said. "And pretty scenery. Setauket Harbor is beautiful."
He did, however, find it strange that the radio station singled out Setauket rather than look at Three Village as a whole.
"When you say Setauket, you're pretty much saying Three Village," Sawicki said. "Its surroundings also make it what it is."
Daniels later added the station has thrown in mentions of "Three Village" as a whole, including on Twitter, and said Stony Brook would likely get its turn as a "Town of the Week" at some point, too.
"It's just a question of when," he said. "We kind of bounce around a little bit."