Town Leaders and Rep. Zeldin Help Honor Congressman Bill Carney
On December 2nd, Supervisor Ed Wehrheim joined with other Town officials, Congressman Lee Zeldin, post office officials, and the family of Congressman Bill Carney to rename the Smithtown Post Office in honor of the late Representative from New York’s First Congressional District.
The Smithtown Post Office, located at 25 Route 111 in Smithtown, was formally renamed as the Congressman Bill Carney Post Office following the signing of H.R. 828 in August. The bill was introduced to the House by Congressman Zeldin, receiving bipartisan support in passing both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
About Congressman Bill Carney:
Bill Carney served as a member of the United States Army Medical Corps from 1961 to 1964. In 1976, Carney was elected as a member of the Suffolk County Legislature. Bill Carney served in the County Legislature for one term until his election to the United States House of Representatives in 1978, representing New York’s First Congressional District. This District covers parts of the Town of Smithtown, the Town of Brookhaven, and the East End of Long Island. Carney completed four terms in the House of Representatives, from 1979-1986.
Bill Carney, who had roots in Hauppauge, passed away on May 22nd, 2017. He left behind his wife, Barbara, two children, and four grandchildren.