#2: Hurricane Irene; school buses cut, students sent to the streets
All this week we’ll be looking back at the top five Smithtown stories of the year, based on page ranks. I’ll also be creating a list of my own where I’ll countdown my personal top 5.
It’s Thursday and here’s a look at #2:
August 28, 2011
It was something many of us had never seen before and for the more experienced it was something they had not seen in some time. On the morning of August 28, a rare hurricane was creeping its way into the New York metropolitan area. Long Island would get by with downed trees and flooded roadways. The storms biggest impacts came in the reconfiguration of beaches and the never ending problems at LIPA, where it took over a week to get all the lights back on. SmithtownRadio.com was in the dark for a week.
Review Coverage: Hurricane Irene
May - October 2011
A May vote that earned the reputation of being misleading resulted in the cutback of busing for students in the Smithtown Central School District. From the year prior, an additional 1,500 students were left to find their own rides to school in September. Ultimately, the cutback was overturned in a community revote.
Review Coverage: Smithtown Schools Bus Vote