News Nearby: Kings Park Civic Packs Hearing over St. Johnland

Catch up on the latest news from those towns surrounding Commack from Dec. 2 - Dec. 8.


KP Civic Association: Proposed Retirement Community at St. Johnland 'Massive'
Local residents packed a hearing last week held by the Smithtown Town Board on the proposed building of a continuing care retirement community  for property at St. Johnland Nursing Center.
The proposal calls for a four-story building with  24 assisted living spaces, 153 apartments and 22 townhomes, which would be built on 50 wooded acres across from the center.  A  lap pool, salon, banking and a convenience store, among other amenities, are expected to be on site with sale prices for the units at  $395,000 to $825,000.

Police: ‘Chemical Substance’ Sparked Sycamore Circle Smoke Scare
What was originally reported as a fire in a rental home on Sycamore Circle early Thursday morning turned out to be a situation involving an undisclosed chemical substance, according to Suffolk County police.

Hauppauge Students start up Socks for Sandy
Two Hauppauge teens have started up a local fundraiser to give back to the Long Island victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Ian McMahon and his sister, Jocelyn, will be collecting packages of sock for at Hauppauge High School and Middle School through December that will be distributed to those in need.

Sivana Salon Aims to Bring Bold Styles to St. James
Sivana Salon is a place in St. James to get your hair styled, but to owner Steven Melito it’s an “oasis of enlightenment.”

The salon has been open for 18 years, formerly under the name Melito International, but Melito changed the name to Sivana seven years ago after reading The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.


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