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Damianos Realty Group Gives Back to Smithtown

John Damianos, one of the principal owners in a family-owned group of real estate owners and developers, has been in the commercial real estate business for 30 years. Damianos Realty LLC relocated its offices to Smithtown since it began and has since immersed itself in the community, sponsoring the Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Running of the Bull” race Oct. 2, in memory of Courtney Sipes. “This year’s 5K was absolutely the best one we’ve had in the past five years,” said Barbara Franco, executive director of the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce. “The Damianos team did such a fabulous job.” The relocation was also beneficial for business, according to Damianos. “We […]

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Suffolk Executive Levy Fills Two Posts on Planning Commission

Hauppauge , NY – Suffolk Executive Steve Levy announced the appointments of Diana Weir of Wainscott and John Finn of Smithtown to the Suffolk County Planning Commission. Weir, representing the Town of East Hampton, and Finn, representing the Town of Smithtown, will each serve two-year terms on the commission. “Diana Weir’s strong record of public service as both an elected official and as a private sector and not-for-profit leader will be of immeasurable help as the County Planning Commission works with me to chart a vision for Suffolk’s future,” said Levy. “Ms. Weir’s extensive experience will be a valuable asset to the Commission’s efforts to revise the Suffolk County Comprehensive Plan and […]

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A New Tree Grows in SB

“The tradition continues,” said Gloria Rocchio of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization in Stony Brook. She spoke Monday of the recently planted Norway spruce on the Stony Brook Village green. The original Norway spruce, approximately 100 years old and 48 feet tall, had served as the village’s Christmas tree for over 50 years. Stony Brook benefactor Ward Melville himself began the annual tree lighting as a community event. But age finally got to the beautiful evergreen and it had to be taken down, a sad happening on April 19. “It took so long for it to grow,” said Rocchio, “and it came down so fast,” adding “it was a very […]

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