North Shore Leader

More Downtown Apartments: Sanin “Yes”; Smyth “No”

North Shore Leader | October 14, 2021

The issue of downtown parking, and the building of new apartment blocks in downtown Huntington, has divided the race for Huntington Town Supervisor.

Councilman Ed Smyth authored the Town law that limits construction of new apartment buildings in the downtown areas of the Town of Huntington: Huntington Village; Cold Spring Harbor; Centerport; Greenlawn; and East Northport. Smyth, who has served one four-year term on the Town Board, is the Republican nominee for Supervisor.

Huntington road renamed in honor of one of town’s first Black landowners Peter Crippen

Newsday | October 10, 2021

“The Crippen House is a remarkable and rare example of two aspects of Huntington’s history: 17th-century industry and early African American land ownership,” said town board member Ed Smyth, who was joined by a host of elected officials at the Oct. 6 unveiling near the home.

Smyth sponsored a resolution in February to rename the road. The resolution was approved unanimously by the Town Board.

News 12 Long Island

Huntington Voters Set to Choose New Supervisor in Several Weeks

News 12 Long Island | October 7, 2021

News 12 recently profiled Ed Smyth’s campaign for Huntington Town Supervisor. The story discusses Ed’s priorities, including protecting taxpayers, stopping over-development and maintaining Huntington’s quality of life.
North Shore Leader

Ed Smyth: LIPA Deal Was The Best Option

North Shore Leader | October 6, 2021

Ed Smyth writes, “The LIPA resolution was the best resolution to a decade-old, unwinnable problem. Town Board members Mark Cuthbertson, Joan Cergol, Chad Lupinacci and I voted to resolve the case, joining the Northport-East Northport School Board, who voted 6-1 to accept the settlement.”
North Shore Leader

Op-Ed: Beware of Huntington Dem Scheme to Split Vote

North Shore Leader | October 6, 2021

For the last four years, Huntington Republicans have worked hard to protect residents and preserve the suburban character of our community. We held the line on property taxes. And thanks to Councilman Ed Smyth, we enacted a local law to prevent the over-development of our town.

Zoning Change Opponents Pack Town Board Meeting

Huntington Now | July 14, 2021

Dozens of residents spoke Tuesday at a Huntington Town Board meeting against a zoning change on apartments, although the proposal itself was not on the agenda.

The Town Board had voted unanimously last month to have a public hearing on a resolution that would have allowed the Planning Board to grant special use permits for residential apartment buildings that are within 1,500 feet from one of the town’s five hamlet center boundaries and within the C-6 General Business or C-6 Huntington Station Overlay District.

Zoning Proposal Sets Off Huntington Town Board Battle

Huntington Now | July 12, 2021

A proposed change in downtown zoning rules that is scheduled for a public hearing Tuesday has provoked an uproar online and dueling press releases from members of the Town Board.

Councilman Mark Cuthbertson announced that he will ask that the resolution he sponsored be removed from the agenda at the morning workshop that precedes  the 2 p.m. meeting.

Republican nominee appointed Huntington deputy supervisor

Newsday | March 9, 2021

Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said on Monday he appointed town board member Ed Smyth — who is running in the fall to be Lupinacci’s replacement — as deputy supervisor.

The role was previously held by town attorney Nick Ciappetta and pays $1 a year. Lupinacci said the change takes effect immediately.

Smyth Named Deputy Supervisor of Huntington

Huntington Now | March 8, 2021

Councilman Edmund Smyth was named deputy supervisor Monday by Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci.

The move took immediate effect.

Councilman Ed Smyth said, “I am honored to be appointed deputy supervisor. Although largely a ceremonial position, I will assist the supervisor to re-open Town Hall and provide improved services to our residents.”

Councilman Ed Smyth Appointed Huntington Deputy Supervisor

Patch | March 8, 2021

HUNTINGTON, NY — Councilman Ed Smyth was appointed deputy supervisor of the Town of Huntington by Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci on Monday, the town announced in a news release.

Smyth, a Republican, recently announced he is running for town supervisor after Lupinacci stated he would not seek re-election when his term ends this year.

Edmund Smyth To Run For Huntington Town Supervisor

Patch | March 4, 2021

HUNTINGTON, NY — Huntington Town Councilman Edmund Smyth is running for town supervisor. He was endorsed by the Huntington Republican Committee.

Smyth and his wife, Coriander, both grew up in the township and are raising four children.

“I love this town,” he said in a statement.

Statement from Republican Candidate Edmund Smyth

The Huntingtonian | March 3, 2021

I am incredibly honored to run for Huntington Town Supervisor. My wife Coriander and I both grew up here and chose to raise our four children here. I love this town.

I am genuinely humbled to be running alongside Sal Ferro and Dr. David Bennardo, two very accomplished individuals. They will both bring unique perspectives to your town government.

Ed Smyth to run for Town of Huntington Supervisor in November

Times-Beacon Record Newspapers | February 27, 2021

Soon after current Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad Lupinacci (R) announced Feb. 26 he wouldn’t run for reelection in November, Huntington Republican Committee Chairman Thomas McNally sent out an email stating the committee endorsed Councilman Ed Smyth for its candidate.

Smyth was first elected to the Town Board in 2017. Last November he ran unsuccessfully for state senator against Jim Gaughran (D-Northport).

Huntington GOP picks town board slate, Edmund Smyth as supervisor candidate

Newsday | February 27, 2021

The Republican nominee for Huntington Town Supervisor said he has a clear agenda of what he would like to address if elected in November.

Town board member Edmund J.M. Smyth, newly named candidate for supervisor, said he wants town hall to get back to normal by reopening it to staff and the public using maximum capacity limits under state COVID-19 restrictions and will be focusing on technology, including more online services, as well as infrastructure improvements.

Republicans Pick Smyth for Town Supervisor Race; Bennardo, Ferro on Ticket

Huntington Now | February 27, 2021

Huntington Republicans announced late Friday night that they had endorse Councilman Edmund Smyth for town supervisor, succeeding Chad Lupinacci, who said Friday afternoon he wouldn’t run again.

Also on the Republican slate are retiring South Huntington superintendent Dr. David Bennardo and Salvatore Ferro, CEO of a home improvement firm, to run for the Town Board. Two spots, that currently held by Democrat Mark Cuthbertson, who is running for the Suffolk County Legislature, and now Smyth’s spot, are open.