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The Village of Nissequogue honored former Mayor James L. Donahue at their January 17th meeting. The Village Hall Meeting Hall was formally dedicated and named the James L. Donahue Meeting Hall. Mayor Donahue faithfully served the Village as Mayor from July 1969 through 1973. He accomplished many initiatives during his short tenure. The current Village Hall was opened, the Nissequogue Fire Department was formed and the the Village Beach Preserve was established at the end of Long Beach Road during his term as mayor. In addition, James has served in many volunteer positions over the last 48 years and is currently an active member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Jim and his wife, Cindy are long time residents of the Village of Nissequogue. Please join us in congratulating former Mayor James L. Donahue for his many years of service to all of the residents of the Village of Nissequogue.

Village of Nissequogue

Incorporated in 1926, the Village of Nissequogue is located in Suffolk County on the North Shore of Long Island about 50 miles east of New York City. The geographic area of the Village is 3.6 square miles. It is bounded on the west by the Nissequogue River, on the north by the Long Island Sound, on the east by Stony Brook Harbor and on the south by the Village of Head-of-the- Harbor and the Town of Smithtown.

The Village of Nissequogue is the site of the original settlement of the Town of Smithtown. Richard Smith, the Patentee, founded the town in 1665 on land deeded to him by Lion Gardiner and Wyandanch, who was the Sachem of the Montauks.

Within the Village borders, there is Delafield Woods and Butler Huntington Woods Conservancy which contain many nature trails where residents and visitors can view many different native trees as well as other indigenous flora. Along the Nissequogue River Basin, Short Beach and Stony Brook Harbor are found many unique marshlands that are home to a host of native marsh grasses as well as a number of large and small seabirds.

Many species of birds nest within the Village. These include herons, egrets, ducks, ospreys, Canada geese, owls and red-tail hawks. Woodland animals such as the red fox, raccoon, opossum, cottontail and deer are common sightings.

The Village is entirely residential. Within the Village, there are no industrial or commercial installations or uses permitted except agricultural and horticultural uses or special uses which may be permitted and regulated by the Village.