Week in Review: Commack Businesses, Residents Begin Sandy Recovery

Catch up on the latest news happening in Commack from Nov. 11 - Nov. 17.


Commack Eateries Take 'Tremendeous' Hit from Sandy
More than three weeks after Hurricane Sandy, power has been restored to most of Commack's residents and businesses. While residents are attempted to resume life as usual, many local restaurants and eateries are trying to overcome what some described as 'tremendous' blow. 

"We lost all the food we had in refrigeration, we lost all of our business for four days" said Peter Georgatos, owner of Premier Diner. 

Commack students had more than a week off after Hurricane Sandy, but school officials warned parents the time will be made up one way or another on Tuesday night. 

"We will absolutely have 180 days," said superintendent Donald James. 

Tempers have flared across Long Island over gas shortages that kept customers waiting in hour-long lines to fill a tank to get to work or fill a 5-gallon container to keep a generator going over the past two weeks. 

But not in Commack. 

How Would You Rate Smithtown Official's Response to Sandy? 
Read what others thas to say about how they feel Smithtown officials did responding to Hurricane Sandy, as compared to Irene. 

Commack Schools Aim to Strike Out Sandy
As most of Commack has had its power restored, residents and students are turning their attention to helping other areas of Long Island affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Commack School District has announced Strike Out Sandy, a Hurricane Sandy relief effort, being run through the schools until Nov. 30. 


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