From Hauppauge Patch: Nesconset residents are rallying on the Internet in hopes of prevent a proposal to build 66 garden apartments off Lake Avenue. Nearly 600 signatures have been gathered via a Change.org petition asking Town of Smithtown officials to deny a change of zoning request by developers Story Book Homes Inc. in Nesconset. The proposed plans call for 66 garden apartments between Pierson Street and Heritage Place South off Lake Avenue. to read more.
From Smithtown Patch: After a fire broke out above Pick of the Litter grooming and puppy shop Monday morning, 70 dogs and cats were safely rescued from the building by local fire rescue units, though five were found dead on the second floor, according to officials. According to Smithtown Second Assistant Chief Tim Murphy, the cause of the fire – which broke out in the rear of the second floor – is still under investigation. One person was hospitalized as a result of the fire, a neighboring male in his 20s who reported the fire shortly before noon, Murphy said. to read more.
From Kings Park Patch: Kings Park Youth, Kings Park’s largest organized youth sports group, is trying to find a solution to problem that has dogged them for years; the lack of available playing fields for the more than 1,000 kids that make up KPY. Kings Park High School has allowed KPY along with other groups to use their fields, but the constant use has resulted in fields that are not able to be reseeded or properly maintained. As the group waits for a solution, other fields in the area get overused. to read more.
From Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch: The in Miller Place officially closed down last week, and now the owners are looking to sell. A once popular spot for some locals offering live music and other programs along with coffee, drinks and food, Beanberry was unable to sustain business and now they are looking for someone to buy. to read more.
From Sachem Patch: After attempting to bring a profitable farmers market to the area, the Farmingville Residents Association has decided to close down its market due to a weak showing of vendors and, consequently, customer flow. to read more.