Week in Review: Armed Gas Station Robbery, Stand Off with Pre-Cast Biz

Catch up on the top news in Commack from Nov. 25- Dec. 1.


More than a dozen residents spoke out against a Kings Park company's continued operation of a pre-cast concrete business on Old Northport Road Tuesday night before Town of Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals. 

Property owners KPE II of Westbury appeared before the BZA seeking a certificate of existing use for its non-conforming pre-cast concrete business on land zoned Light Industrial at 110 Old Northport Road. John Armentano, a Uniondale-based attorney representing KPE, said concrete manufacturing and related uses have been performed on the property since the 1950s.

Commack Man Accused of Armed Gas Station Robbery
A Commack man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly holding up a Blue Point gas station at gun point. 

Two Commack Grads Start Up Food Delivery Business
Two Commack High School graduates have joined together in an innovative business venture that aims to deliver the best local food to your doorstep. 

Matthew Cillis and Keith Einstein have launchedGrabMyGrubs, a restaurant food delivery service that allows local residents to get take-out from 10 Commack and Smithtown restaurants.

Premier Care Urgent Walk-in OpensA new medical clinic will be opening its doors to start seeing patients in Commack on Saturday. 

Premier Care Walk-In Urgent Care will be opening its doors to local residents in need of medical care on Saturday at 6500 Jericho Turnpike in Commack Corner Shopping Center.

When Superstorm Sandy knocked out power, Internet and phone to thousands in the Smithtown area, elected officials at all levels scrambled to communicate crucial info the public, often posting dozens of social media updates to inform residents left in the dark.

But in stark contrast to neighboring New York officials, county representatives and even the governor of New York, Smithtown’s state delegation of Sen. John Flanagan and Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick steered clear of social media and told Patch this week that it took days after the storm’s initial destruction for them to find a way to communicate with their constituents. 


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