Week in Review: Fire Commissioner Touched by Newtown, Marion Carl Farm

Catch up with the latest news in Commack from Dec. 16 - Dec. 22.


Commack Fire Commissioner Returns Home Touched by Newtown Tragedy
Commack is hundreds of miles away from Newton, Conn. where news broke last Friday that a school shooting had killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the aftermath, hundreds of volunteers and well-wishers has poured into the town and in doing so, its impact has touched their lives as well. 

Commack Fire Commissioner Patrick Fazio said he went up to Newtown to visit and give support to the shooting's first responders. 

Marion Carll Farm Facing Repairs After Sandy
Commack school officials have started the process of seeking repairs for the historic Marion Carll Farm after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 

Superintendent Donald James said a tarp covering a hole in the roof of the Marion Carll farmhouse was torn off by Hurricane Sandy. While the roof has been temporarily patched with plywood by the district's maintainence crews, further work is needed.

Smithtown Officials Eye Radio Plan After Communication Snags
Smithtown town officials have suggested the town consider starting an AM/FM radio station to improve its communication with residents due to problems after Hurricane Sandy. 

Carter Still Collecting Smithtown Trash Despite Alleged Fraud
Jody Enterprises continues to collect recycles for the Town of Smithtown nearly four months after being accused of stealing more than $200,000 in town revenue. 

Smithtown Supervisor, Patrick Vecchio, said the Medford-based garbage collector's contract with the town has not been terminated or rescinded despite two of its employees being arrested for operating a recycling scheme on Aug. 23. 

Commack Civic Presents Townline Road Petition to Huntington Board
Commack residents appealed to Town of Huntington officials to put stricter trucking restriction in place for Townline Road to preserve their way of life. 

Bruce Ettenberg presented Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone with the Commack Community Association's 300-signature petition asking the town enact trucking restrictions on Townline Road similar to the restrictions in place on Burr Road. 


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