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From http://www.smithnetny.com/smithnews/jun2697/story2.htm [no longer available]
Flapping Over Town Flag - Supervisor Rejects Request For Smithtown Flag At County Center
In a dispute over whether to make a second town flag at a cost of between $500 and $2,000, some flag information has been gleaned. Fuelling the controversy is the desire to provide the Suffolk Legislature with a Smithtown flag to hang in its County auditorium. All nine other Suffolk towns have a flag adorning the auditorium but where the Smithtown flag should fly there is only a pole. It appears that the town flag embodies the the Town seal.
The Town seal has on it a shield, a crown, and a bull encircled by "The Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York • 1665 •." Under the shield it says in Latin "Nec Timeo Nec Sperno," which means "neither fear nor despise". The art work in the center of the Smithtown seal is from the family logo of Richard Smith, who founded the Town 332 years ago.
Dov Gutterman, 2 January 2003