The Scouts and Legislator John Kennedy tackle the streams on a hot summer weekend - one can't get more involved and accessible than John Kennedy did that day for the residents of the village!
"Clean the Stream" project a welcomed effort by volunteers:
On a very hot and humid Saturday July 6th a group of volunteers comprised largely of Scouts from Troops 3, 214 and 349 and their leaders and parents converged on the VOB portion of the Northeast Branch of the Nissequogue with shovels, trimmers and enthusiasm to clean up debris and overgrowth that impedes the water flow in the stream. Given the unusually wet July this was a very needed undertaking and I'm sure not at the top of their list of "fun things to do" on a 90 degree day.
This effort was spearheaded by Legislator Kennedy, his office staff and in particular one of his summer interns - Tom Kotak - himself an Eagle Scout from 349. They reached out to the village and coordinated with us to ensure nearby residents were aware of the project and many looked out their windows on Saturday to see a team of hot but energetic volunteeers doing their best to improve the flow of water.
Our sincere thanks to all who gave up their time and to John Kennedy for his tireless efforts to keep this issue top of mind and keep the dredging / restoration project alive. The village is fortunate to have his ongoing support
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The Village of The Branch is a small
charming community nestled within the heart of the Township of Smithtown,
north central Long Island, approximately 65 miles east of New
York City. Take a stroll or bike ride through this quaint village where
families live and play and see for yourself.
When heading north on New York State Route 111 to the main intersection of
The Branch, you will enter the crossroads to other affluent North Shore
communities such as Saint James, Head of the Harbor, Nissequogue, Stony
Brook, Setauket, Poquott, Old Field and Port Jefferson Village. The
intersection of the New York State Route 25A merges with the east-west
route of New York State Route 25, also known as Main Street, Middle
Country Road (to the east) and Jericho Turnpike (to the west), which
stretches from Queens straight through to the Calverton-Riverhead area on
the east end of Long Island.
The Branch is a small village with an Historic District comprised of
historical houses dating back to the late 1600's, now converted to offices
for professionals. The village officials adhere to a Circa 1850
architectural design for new commercial buildings and for renovations.
Hundreds of families live in homes on heavily-treed plots along rolling
hills, an ideal setting for houses ranging in value from $350,000 to
Along the main intersection of Main Street, New York State Route 111 and New York State Route 25A lies the Smithtown Library,
the United States Post Office, a house of worship, the Village Hall, assorted
restaurants and various merchant services of every kind for the convenience
population. Residents of the community enjoy using the Smithtown Landing
Country Club and Golf Course, which has an 18 hole golf course, a 9 hole
short course, beautiful rolling hills with a water view, a large swimming
pool, a smaller children's pool, restaurant and catering facility. A permit
is also available to residents that want to sun and play on nearby local
beaches that lie on the southern fringe of the Long Island Sound looking
to the north into the beautiful State of Connecticut.
The Mayor, Tom Keon, Trustees, participating
members of the Board of Appeals and Planning Board as well as other village
officials pride themselves in serving the homeowners and merchants in
the area by providing personal attention combined with careful planning.
The Branch is known for its high quality of life, beautiful surroundings,
convenient access to shopping, parks, recreational facilities and easy
access to main highways.
We welcome you and invite you to call upon us if you have any questions
and to peruse through this web site created for your convenience.
Village of The Branch - Long
Island, New York - 11787