Tag: Smithtown

Calls for Ethics Reform Get Louder on Long Island

Advocates and citizens frustrated with the avalanche of corruption scandals on Long Island and statewide are rallying and organizing other grassroots efforts aimed at pressuring lawmakers into being more ethical and transparent. Local good government groups picketed this week outside the Long Island office of New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Smithtown), urging him to allow passage of ethics reforms for Albany lawmakers before the legislative session ends June 16. And a New York City-based nonprofit this week announced that it’s suing LI municipalities that fail to turn over financial documents in a statewide citizen-led transparency initiative recently started in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Suffolk County Area Code Changes Coming Soon

Suffolk County residents will have to start dialing their 631 area code even when calling phone numbers that share their area code starting next month, according to telephone service providers. Eastern Long Island callers will have to dial all 10 digits instead of the core seven digits that make up phone numbers starting June 18. The change is in advance of phone companies starting to assign the new 934 area code for Suffolk starting July 16. Those who currently have 631 area code numbers will keep their current phone numbers.

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke Pleads Guilty To Beating Suspect, Coverup

Disgraced ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke pleaded guilty to federal civil rights violations and conspiracy charges Friday for beating a suspect and ordering police to cover it up. Burke was arrested in December 2015 on allegations by federal prosecutors that he had beaten Smithtown resident Christopher Loeb while in police custody two years earlier and coerced police officials who had witnessed the beating to lie to investigators about what they’d seen.

Judge Sets March Trial Date for Ex-SCPD Chief James Burke

The ex-chief's attorney believes it is "pretty likely" that the case will start on March 21.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events December 24 – 30

The Roots & O.A.R. rock The Paramount, Patent Pending & Candlebox hit Revolution, & Kirk Whalum jazzes up Madison Theatre at Molloy, among so much more!

Ex-SCPD Chief James Burke Denied Bail in Brutality-Coverup Case

A federal judge sided with prosecutors who argued that the ex-chief can't be trusted.

Kings Park Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

A 26-year-old Kings Park man was killed when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Commack and the other driver was charged with driving...

Setauket Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fatal DWI Hit-and-run

Dr. Thomas Stavola pleaded guilty to manslaughter, driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Smithtown Crash Leaves Driver Dead

A 61-year-old Central Islip man was killed in a car crash in Smithtown on Monday morning. Suffolk County police said James Poallo was driving a...

Smithtown Highway Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Misconduct

The elected Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Smithtown resigned Friday upon admitting he falsifying paperwork for a paving project he ordered that...
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