News Nearby: Bahama Breeze to Build in Nesconset, Kings Park Library Opens

Check out what happened in those towns surrounding Commack over the last week.


A new Caribbean-inspired restaurant has the green light to begin building a new location in the Smith Haven Mall Plaza. 
But it may not get a warm welcome from local residents.
Smithtown Town Board voted unanimously to approve site plans for N & D Restaurants to build a new Bahama Breeze restaurant, from the ground up, on the corner of Middle Country Road and Alexander Avenue in the Smith Haven Mall Plaza.

Residents Rejoice at Kings Park Library Opening
Patrons who stepped into the newly renovated Kings Park Library took a moment to get their bearings as they tried to compare the old with the new, a signal library director Robert Lusak took as a good one.
"We know we've done a good job when they step in and it feels brand new to them," said Lusak.

Local Civics Join Forces
The Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook on Monday publicly welcomed the Three Village Civic Association into its membership via a merger.
Judy Shivak, longtime president of the Three Village Civic Association, presented a check of approximately $400 to Ron DiBiase, president of the Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook, representing the last of its funds.
"I think it'll add to our diversity," DiBiase said of the merger. "It's good to have representation from all over the community. Many hands make light work."
The announcement comes during a membership campaign being conducted by the Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook. Leaders of that organization, which has been around for 70 years, said this past summer that the organization would be seeking more members to help keep it thriving.

LIPA: New Agreement Includes Option to Repower Port Jefferson Plant
The Long Island Power Authority approved a new agreement with National Grid on Tuesday that will extend its existing contract with the British utility company to purchase power for its customers over the next 15 years. The new agreement – called a Power Supply Agreement (PSA) – will replace the existing one that expires in May 2013.
LIPA decided to renegotiate the contract with National grid and exact a few changes. One change of particular interest to Port Jefferson village residents is an ability to repower existing plants, according to a statement released by Michael D. Hervey, Chief Operating Officer of the utility. According to Hervey’s statement, the new agreement “would establish procedures for the potential repowering of the Port Jefferson, Barrett (Island Park) and Northport steam plants...”


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