Search Still On for Second Pot Grower
Smithtown officials are still on the hunt for a second suspect accused of helping tend to a marijuana farm discovered in Commack.Town of Smithtown's Public Safety Department busted a 100-plant marijuana farm being grown in a water recharge basin off Vanderbilt Motor Parkway and Redleaf Lane in Commack on Sept. 12. Mark Kern, 44, of Kings Park was arrested and arraigned on criminal charges, but a second man fled the scene on foot.
Smithtown Schools Join Movement Against High-Stake Testing
Smithtown school district officials have officially joined part of a growing movement against high-stakes standardized testing on Long Island Tuesday night.
Smithtown Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a resolution that challenges New York State Educational Department review its current system and the federal government to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, better known as the "No Child Left Behind Act."