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Friday, May 18, 2018

Vol. 78, No. 20

Residents ask town for testing of development site



Residents for a more beautiful Syosset recently held its annual flower planting at Memorial Park on the corner of Underhill Boulevard in preparation for Memorial Day. Community residents volunteered their time to assist in planting many flats of annual flowers in the garden. Special thanks to Peter Meyer of Meyer’s Farm on Woodbury Road and Jen Lodico, manager, of Stop & Shop on Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, who graciously donated all of the flowers. Thank you to all who made this event so successful!

Comment period extended

To provide residents an extended opportunity to remark, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced this week that the comment period for the Syosset Park Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) has been extended until July 31, 2018. Supervisor Saladino stated, “The Town recently held a public SEQRA hearing on the Syosset Park DEIS at Syosset High School, which obtained testimony from the

project applicants and subsequent comments from residents. While many residents were able to join us that evening and share their comments, our Town Board extended the comment period to ensure all voices are heard regarding this proposed mixed-use development.” Residents who wish to review the DEIS may visit the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay, as well as at the Syosset Library and Jericho Library, or log onto www. to view a digital copy. Written comments will be accepted until July 31st and should be directed to George Baptista, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Resources, 29 Spring Street, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771 or via e-mail at Comments can also be submitted through the Town’s website, www.

Following a six-hour Town of Oyster Bay public hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 92.8-acre residential/retail and recreation development proposed as Syosset Park, 790 local residents have signed a petition opposing the project, as of May 14th. The petition, to the Town Board of Oyster Bay,  is targeted towards securing an independent contracting firm to test the grounds of the large site adjacent to Syosset homes and the Long Island Expressway. Kevin McKenna, an outspoken and concerned Syosset resident, has led the initiative as creator of the online petition and by trying vigorously to organize a community rally at the Town of Oyster Bay government and officials’ offices at 54 Audrey Avenue. He has communicated via Facebook with many in the Syosset, Woodbury and Hicksville areas about the lack of information to date on the former town landfill and Cerro Wire site. “The residential area and school surrounding this toxic Superfund site has a history of above average sickness and death. The site was capped with toxic materials buried beneath to seep in to ground. I have friends who as kids witnessed dumping of 55 gallon green liquids. The DEC (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) recently found radioactive results in Bethpage and Lake Success. They still have not put Syosset on new list of sites to be tested. Within the distance to Bethpage this must happen. The Town of Oyster Bay has been the responsible party to monitor and provide test results to authorities,” McKenna stated on the petition. McKenna has had phone and email exchanges with the Town Board for nearly two years on thie matter, as he says fellow Syosset resident, former Town Councilman Chris Coshignano had also asked former Supervisor John Venditto and his fellow members of the Town Board (in 2016 and early 2017) for independent testing of the site. McKenna was recently contacted by Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia, as she’s responded to his request for a community meeting on Syosset Park and its enviSee page 19

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A Message From the Superintendent

Dear Syosset Residents, An important matter in relation to the ongoing Syosset Park DEIS comment period emerged today. As you may know, the district has worked earnestly to keep the public apprised of our efforts on Syosset Park, and we have pledged to provide real-time factual information to our residents on areas where the project intersects with school district interests. In a letter to our community nearly two weeks ago, we identified the ongoing work of certain consultants to provide us with unbiased factual information through a careful review of the voluminous Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project. One of those consultants is H2M, our district’s architect since 2013. The firm was tasked with analyzing the DEIS with regard to environmental and construction impacts that the project could pose to the school district community. We were disturbed to learn today that at their May 8th meeting, the Town

of Oyster Bay appointed H2M to conduct testing at the former Syosset landfill. This poses an indefensible conflict of interest for H2M, as it prevents us from communicating to our residents that the analysis we are conducting is unbiased when the same firm is also working for the Town, the entity that ultimately makes the decision on whether the project moves forward. This is a deeply unfortunate development, and we are extremely disappointed that H2M did not recognize this conflict or disclose it to us. But make no mistake: the district will not allow the authenticity and transparency of its efforts in this matter to be compromised. We have asked our school district’s attorneys for advice and counsel on this issue. I look forward to providing more conclusive information to our residents on this matter in short order. Dr. Thomas Rogers Superintendent of Schools Syosset School District

Paid internship opportunities for college students The Town of Oyster Bay has announced a new opportunity for college students to gain meaningful work experience through a new internship program being offered by the Town for the 2018 summer season. This federally-funded program compensates students at a rate of $15 an hour for work completed within various Town departments. The program will operate June 7th through August 14th. Funds have been granted to the Town by the Oyster Bay-North Hempstead-Glen Cove Workforce Development Board. Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated, “Internship opportunities provide students upon graduation an advantage over other job seekers when

Syosset-Woodbury Rotary hosts guest speaker

it comes to work readiness. This new internship program provides an invaluable opportunity for students to receive mentorship and supervision from experienced government professionals.” This new internship opportunity program offers college students the ability to gain worksite specific knowledge, learn departmental procedures, assist with general office duties and reports, develop an understanding of worksite specific projects, and apply the knowledge gained to benefit the Town of Oyster Bay. College students interested in internship opportunities may submit resumes by contacting (516) 624-6425 and emailing

Rotary Vice-president Bob Mittleman, Kiki Orski, and Rotary President Moira Patterson Kiki Orski, President of Peak Performance Consulting, was the guest speaker at a recent SyossetWoodbury Rotary meeting. Mrs. Orski based her presentation on the book, The ONE  Thing by Gary Keller, which is based on the question, "What is the one thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary?" One must see the power of focusing on a task by looking at the most important thing at that

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BY GARY SIMEONE In a move that caught a lot of local legislators off guard, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has decided to remove nearly 1,000 signs bearing the names of county officials. The Democratic leader has proposed re-erecting the signs that line county entrances and parks with ones that are highlighted with nobody’s names. Republican Legislator John Ferretti Jr of Levittown was one of many local politicians who was caught off guard by the news. “I feel as a new legislator, I think it’s important that people know who their representative is,” said Ferretti Jr. Recently, three signs in his district, which includes the towns of Levittown and Wantagh, were vandalized with graffiti. One sign in particular, at Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Field, had former County Executive Ed Mangano and Hempstead Town Board council member Dennis Dunne’s names on it. Ferretti Jr had planned to replace

that sign with one bearing his name and e-mail address etched upon it. “That’s when he was notified about the wholesale renovation of signs in the county bearing nobody’s names,” said legislative spokesperson Frank Moroney. “Basically, the county executive had not notified legislators of her intentions to do this.” In a statement last week, Curran had criticized the signs as being self-promotional and a waste of taxpayers’ money. “These are your roads, and these are your parks,” said Curran, in her statement to County residents. “They’re not mine or any other county official’s. You pay for them.” The installation of new signs sans county officials’ names are currently underway at places like Cantiague Park in Hicksville and Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Other signs bearing the names of officials have been covered up in green and white tape at the entrance to Old Bethpage Village Restoration and at a soccer complex in Levittown.

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Officials’ names to be removed from county signs


Jericho recently hosted a screening of Science Fair, a documentary and a “Festival Favorite Award” winner at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. This film is a day in the life of science research kids from all walks of life who have a passion for science and want to get to ISEF. The film features Jericho students and Jericho’s Science Research Coordinator Dr. Serena McCalla. Here, Dr. McCalla and Kristopher Rios, co-producer of the film, introduce the film before the screening. Photo by Denise Nash

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At Westbury Toyota Service Center in Westbury, an iPhone and dash camera were both stolen from a vehicle between 2 and 4PM on April 25th. n

Assorted clothing was stolen from Lacoste in East Garden City at 2:55PM on April 25th. n

Three individuals were arrested at a parking lot on Old Country Road in Westbury at 10:30PM on April 25th and were charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. A 25-year-old man from Massapequa Park, a 27-year-old man, and a 23-year-old, both from Franklin Square, were arrested.

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An unattended phone was stolen at 8:25AM on April 26th from Lucky’s Express Deli in Westbury. n

At 8:55AM on April 26th, a 50-yearold woman from Queens Village was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Westbury. n

A 19-year-old man from East Lyme was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Westbury at 4:27PM on April 26th. n

On April 26th at 10:15PM, a 25-yearold man from Uniondale was arrested on Newbridge Road in East Meadow. He was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At 10:30AM on April 27th, a 32-yearold woman from Amityville was arrested and charged with Shoplifting from Target in Westbury. n

A 64-year-old woman from Old Westbury was arrested at 12:50PM on April 27th and charged with Shoplifting from JC Penney in East Garden City. n

Between 2:30 and 3PM on April 27th, unknown subjects broke the window of a victim’s vehicle while it was parked on Mahan Road in Old Bethpage. n

At 5:30PM on April 27th, a handbag was stolen from Stuart Weitzman in East Garden City. n

At the corner of Elm Place and Leonard Avenue in Uniondale, a 30-year-old man from Roosevelt was arrested and was charged with Driving

While Intoxicated at 6:22PM on April 27th. n

In Oyster Bay, a victim’s vehicle was discovered to have been scratched between 1:30PM on April 28th and 12 noon the next day. n

At a parking lot on Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park, a 25-year-old man from that town was arrested at 6:43PM on April 28th and was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. n

On April 28th at 10:50PM, a 22-yearold woman from Westbury was arrested on Post Avenue at Myrtle Avenue in Westbury. She was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana. n

At the corner of Bedford Avenue and Post Avenue in Westbury, a 40-year-old man from East Elmhurst was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at 3:30AM on April 29th. n

At Target in Westbury, a 19-year-old woman from Keene was arrested and charged with Shoplifting at 7:20PM on April 29th. n

On Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead, a 21-year-old man from that town was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana at 10:30PM on April 29th. n

On April 30th at 10:15PM, a 33-yearold man from Uniondale was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance at the corner of Cunningham Avenue and Lindy Place in Uniondale. n

A 29-year-old woman and a 30-yearold woman, both from Long Beach, were arrested at 6PM on May 1st and charged with Shoplifting from Sephora in East Garden City. n

Sometime between 6PM on May 1st and 1PM on May 4th, unknown subjects removed U.S. currency from a victim’s vehicle while it was parked on Campbell Drive in New Hyde Park. n

At the corner of Chessman Street and Munson Avenue in West Hempstead, a 22-year-old man from that town was arrested and was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana on May 2nd at 6:50PM Compiled by Kate and Meg Meyer

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The Sports Betting Decision BY BOB MORGAN, JR. The decision of the United States Supreme Court to overturn the 1992 federal law that outlawed almost all sports betting outside Nevada will have numerous ramifications, good and bad. As a legal matter, the decision makes considerable sense. In its efforts to shield full scale sports betting in Nevada, the 1992 law prohibited sports wagering to be authorized by any state that did not allow it after a grandfather period. But, as Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion, while Congress could choose to impose a nationwide sports betting ban, the 1992 law ran afoul of our federal system and in effect unconstitutionally allowed Congress to commandeer a state legislature. “It is as if federal officers were installed in state legislative chambers and were armed with the authority to stop legislators from voting on any offending proposals,” Justice Alito said. “A more direct affront to state sovereignty is not easy to imagine.” In many ways. the decision strikes a blow for personal freedom and common sense. Until now, I could legally bet in New York on the lottery, the horses or play slots or table games at a number of casinos around the state. However, even though point spreads are published in the newspapers, it has been at least technically illegal to wager on sports, and doing so in the Empire State (I don’t) would require involvement with sketchy bookies or offshore gambling sites. I just think that as a man of all too mature years, I shouldn’t be legally prohibited from throwing a few dollars on the team of my choice. Sports betting has been legal in Britain and Ireland for decades without great harm. In addition, of course, plenty of people are already willing to put up with illegal bookies and offshore sites, and legalizing and taxing these wagers makes good policy and economic sense. I also am not particularly persuaded that, at least concerning major league sports, legalizing gambling is likely to raise new issues of games being fixed. There is already

plenty of illegal gambling on games. In Britain, where there are actually betting kiosks in football (soccer) stadiums, the Premier League has not come under suspicion. The most significant issues that have arisen have involved relatively minor events like early round tennis matches. The decision will obviously be a game changer (no pun intended) in a number of respects. Assuming that sports betting is permitted at most casinos and racetracks around the country, this will likely revitalize a number of these locales and will probably increase the interest of many people in spectator sports. Of course, there are many uncertainties like how much online (incuding inplay) wagering will take hold and whether this will inhibit in-person attendance at tracks and casinos and how much all this will affect Las Vegas, which already seems to be diversifying its appeal to include many more nongambling attractions. Let me be clear. Legalized sports gambling is not an unmitigated good thing. A percentage of the population wagers far too much. These individuals get caught up in a gambling addiction that is bad for the individual involved and for the person’s family. A desperate desire to cover betting obligations or recoup losses can lead to neglect of personal obligations, failure to pay other debts or even to criminal activity. Of course, an individual seeking to place a bet can always find an illegal online or in-person bookmaker, but the legalization of these activities arguably provides more opportunity to wager coupled with an extra sheen of legitimacy and respectability. At some point, however, as we found out with the attempt to impose liquor prohibition, it is pretty much impossible to outlaw an activity that many people enjoy and regard as pretty harmless, even one with potential harmful side effects. Attempts to do so simply play in to the hands of criminal elements. And so, on balance, the effect of the Supreme Court decision is likely to be positive.

Free Narcan opioid antidote training for the community NYU Winthrop Hospital is offering a free training session for administering the lifesaving antidote Narcan™ on Friday, June 1st, 2018, from 6 to 8PM. It will be held at the NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center, Room G-018A, at 101 Mineola Blvd., located at the corner of Second Street in Mineola. The session is open to the community; no professional medical experience is required. Free kits are available to those who pre-register. Narcan™ (naloxone) is an opiate antidote, for opioids such as heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine and oxycodone. It is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose. Trained individuals are allowed to possess and administer Narcan™ to a person having an overdose. Research has shown that with basic training, non-medical professionals such as friends, family members, or concerned

bystanders can administer the lifesaving antidote. David Neubert, MD, Board Certified Emergency physician at NYU Winthrop, will provide the training; registered nurses will assist with the instruction. Dr. Neubert will also offer a brief overview of the opioid crisis and Narcan. The program will begin promptly at 6PM; registration begins at 5:30PM. Parking is available at the 120 Mineola Blvd. garage, entrance on First Street. Please drive to the third level of the garage and enter the 120 building via the walkway. Take the elevator down to the first floor, exit the building, and cross the street to the Research & Academic Center. Metered parking is also available in the commuter lot, on the corner of First St. & Third Avenue. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please email For more information, please call 516-663-8699.

Town Beach stickers on sale

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that the early sale of seasonal beach stickers will begin on Saturday, May 12th. Starting that day, Town residents can purchase their beach stickers at certain locations ahead of time to avoid the rush during the Memorial Day weekend when some Town of Oyster Bay beaches officially open for weekends. Supervisor Saladino stated, “The summer season is nearly upon us, and many residents are eagerly looking forward to Memorial Day weekend for the first opportunity to enjoy a sun-filled fun day at our beaches. By purchasing a beach sticker in advance, residents can avoid the inevitable lines that often accompany the start of the beach season and spend more time with their feet in the sand instead.” Beach stickers will be on sale daily, beginning May 12th, at TOBAY Beach, John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay, from 10AM until 2PM. To purchase a resident beach sticker for your

vehicle, residents must present their vehicle registration and bring the vehicle they plan to drive to the beach since stickers are placed on the vehicle at the time of purchase. Only residents may purchase beach stickers for Town of Oyster Bay Beaches. Seasonal stickers are $60, and they pay for themselves following three visits. Residents aged 60+ qualify for a Senior Beach ID at the Town Clerk’s Office for a one-time fee of $32. Additionally, volunteer firefighters, U.S. Coast Guard members, Armed Forces service members, and veterans all qualify for seasonal beach passes at reduced rates. TOBAY, Centre Island, Philip B. Healey at Florence Avenue and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beaches will open for weekends only beginning Saturday, May 26th. All Town of Oyster Bay beaches will open seven days a week beginning on Saturday, June 23rd. For more information, contact the Beach Division of the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department at 797-4111 or visit

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Friday, May 18, 2018


What’s Happening May 18

Dr. Huy Hoang will be at the Syosset Public Library at 11AM to discuss “Herbal Supplements”. “Goldie Hawn” is the subject of the lecture by Sal St. George at 2PM at the Syosset Public Library. The Jericho Public Library’s Teen Scene will hold a session on “Teddy Bears for a Cause” to make donations to a local children’s charity from 4:45 to 5:45PM.

May 19

At 11AM at the Jericho Public Library, “Star Wars Science”, for grades 2 to 5, will be held with Science teacher Chris Buchman. At the Syosset Public Library, “Divas of Our Time with Naomi Zeitlin” will be performed at 7:30PM

May 20

From 2 to 4PM at the Jericho Public Library, “End the Clutter”, with paper shredding services made available for personal household paper documents. “The Greatest Showman”, with Hugh Jackman, will be shown at the Jericho Public Library at 2PM Rated PG, it runs 105 minutes.

May 21

Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard, is the book discussion for the “Books Sandwiched in for Grades 1 & 2” at the Jericho Public Library at 7PM

May 22

The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the Syosset Public Library to talk about This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. The film “Call Me by Your Name” can be viewed at the Jericho Public Library at 7PM. It runs for 132 minutes and is rated R. “Food Science 2”, for children in grades 2 through 6, will be held at the Jericho Public Library at 7PM

May 23

The “Donuts & Discussion for 3rd & 4th Graders” group will meet at the Jericho Public Library at 7PM to

discuss Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.

May 24

“How and Why TV Has Changed So Dramatically in the Last Decade” is the topic of a discussion with Brian Rose at the Jericho Public Library at 2PM . “Current Events In Perspective”, with Professor Michael D’Innocenzo, will be held at the Syosset Public Library at 2PM.

May 25

Two sessions of “Stay & Play” for children from birth to preschool with their caregivers, will be held at the Jericho Public Library. The sessions will be at 10:30AM and again at 12 noon. The Syosset Public Library will be showing “Dunkirk” at 2PM This film is rated PG-13 and runs 105 minutes. Rated PG-13 and running 120 minutes long, “Murder on the Orient Express” will be shown at the Jericho Public Library at 2PM.

May 26

“News Currents” with Elinor Haber will be held at the Jericho Public Library at 2PM .

May 29

Ron Goldberg will hold a two-session program on “Understanding the Stock Market” at 7PM today, with a follow up session on Tuesday, June 19 at the Jericho Public Library. “Watercolor Workshop” for children in grades 4, 5 & 6 will instruct the participants to paint their own interpretation of Monet’s Japanese Bridge at 7PM .

May 30

At 10:30AM at the Jericho Public Library, “1,2,3 Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” will be held for children ages 2 to 5 years old. “Let’s Stick Together”, a craft program for teens at the Jericho Public Library to recreate Van Gogh’s Starry Night with stickers, from 4:30 to 5:30PM. Compiled by Meg Meyer

Free senior citizen summer activities in TOB Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced a variety of free weekday senior citizens summer activities offered by the Department of Community and Youth Services (CYS) in community centers throughout the Town. Yoga, dance instruction, and aquatic classes are just some of the activities seniors can enjoy as part of this year’s program, which runs from July 5th to August 31st. “The Town of Oyster Bay is proud to offer residents many great activities throughout the year,” Supervisor Saladino said. “I invite our senior residents to participate in these activities, where they can enjoy the company of others, make new friends, and stay active and engaged during the dog days of summer.” The following programs are offered: Mondays at the Hicksville Community Center: 10AM Ballroom Dancing; 12:45PM Yoga; 2PM Reike Meditation Circle. Tuesdays at Marjorie R. Post Community Center: 10AM Exercise; 11:15AM Tai Chi; 11:15AM Aquatic Class; 1PM Line Dancing; 1PM Painting Wednesdays at Glen Head Community Center: 9:30AM Musical Entertainment; 10:30AM Tai Chi, Bingo.

On six Wednesdays only (July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st, 8th, and 15th), free transportation will be provided to the Glen Head Community Center from all other centers for Town seniors to enjoy the above-mentioned programs, as well as cards, exercise, rummikub, refreshments, and more. Wednesdays at Plainview Old Bethpage Park: 11:15AM Aquatic Class. Thursdays at Syosset-Woodbury Community Center: 9:30AM Bridge Lesson; 10AM Exercise; 11AM Painting; 11:15AM Aquatic Class; 11:15AM Line Dancing; 12:30PM Play Bridge. Fridays at William Garrick Community Park: 10AM Tai Chi. Fridays at Bethpage Community Park: 11:15AM Aquatic Class. Fridays at Hicksville Community Center: 12:15PM Tai Chi. Please note that residents must be a pool member or purchase a daily admission ticket to participate in aquatic classes. For more information on these Senior Summer Activities, please call the Division of Senior Citizens Services at (516) 797-7916 or visit www.oysterbaytown. com.

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Friday, May 18th at 4:45PM

Teen/Teddy Bears for a Cause Join us as we make teddy bears to be donated to a local children’s charity. 1 hour of community service will be awarded per hourly session. Note: Certificates are no longer handed out. Please bring your community service timesheets to be signed after the completion of each program. For teens in grades 6 through 12. Register online or email teen Librarian Gina at

Saturday, May 19th from 12:30 to 4:30PM

Teen Study Room For your convenience, we have converted the Meeting Room into a study room for teens.

Sunday, May 20th at 2:00PM

Movie: The Greatest Showman (Biography/Drama/Romance/ Musical for the Whole Family) This movie celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron.

Rated PG. 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Sunday, May 20th from 2:00 to 4:00PM

Paper Shredding at the JPL Empty your drawers, clean your desk, organize your files! Shred all your excess paper safely and securely at our shredding event. All documents will be shredded in a professional mobile shredding truck while you watch — all paper is recycled. No need to remove staples or paper clips. No plastic, cardboard or hard drives...paper only! Maximum of 3 boxes (standard size record storage box) or bags per person. Personal Household Documents businesses.   NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tuesday, May 22nd at 2:00PM

News Currents with Elinor Haber This is an opportunity to participate in an informal exchange about topics of the day — the international, national and local scene. We’ll focus on trends that affect us now and in the future. Bring your thoughts, issues and a friend to join in the discussion.

Tuesday, May 22nd from 3:00 to 6:30PM Teen Study Room

Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00PM

Movie: Call Me by Your Name (Drama/Romance) In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old male student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant. Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg. Rated R. 2 hours, 12 minutes.

Wednesday, May 23rd from 3:30 to 8:30PM

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Thursday, May 24th from 4:30 to 8:30PM

Teen Study Room For your convenience we have converted the Meeting Room into a study room for teens.

Friday, May 25th at 2:00PM

Teen Study Room For your convenience we have converted the Meeting Room into a study room for teens.

Thursday, May 24th at 2:00 PM

What Happened to Television? How and Why TV Has Changed So Dramatically in the Last Decade with Brian Rose. Watching television used to be a fairly simple enterprise: you turned on the set, selected a channel, and enjoyed your program. Now, television is changing in front of our eyes. More and more viewers are cancelling cable television, preferring to watch new online-only channels like Netflix or Amazon. An entire generation of younger viewers have given up on the TV set altogether and stream programs on their laptop,


tablet, or phone. Tens of thousands of kids 10 to 15 years old have started their own TV networks on YouTube, bypassing NBC, ABC and CBS altogether. This presentation will look at these startling developments and explain why the old days of simply “watching TV” are fast disappearing.

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Daisy Girl Scout Troop 3751 had special guests from the Police Department help them earn their respect authority petal. The girls learned about the importance of following rules. They also learned some tips to stay safe and practiced the important number to call in an emergency. They listened carefully to the police officers and asked important questions. As a thank you for all the hard work they do, the troop made a special treat basket for the police officers to take back to their station.

Registration for Youth Ice Hockey Summer Program Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that registration for the Town Youth Ice Hockey Summer Program will take place on Sunday, May 20th (8AM to 1PM), Monday, May 21st (6PM to 10PM), and Thursday, May 24th (6PM to 10PM) at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center - located at 1001 Stewart Avenue in Bethpage. Ice hockey schedules will be distributed at registration. “Children can take advantage of this terrific Youth Ice Hockey Program to enhance their skating and hockey skills under the guidance of experienced ice hockey coaches,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “Our beautiful indoor rink is the perfect venue for our young players to continue enjoying ice hockey throughout the summer months. The Town’s Youth Ice Hockey Program has received acclaim by the National Hockey League, who has partnered with the Town for a ‘Hockey is For Everyone’ initiative that promotes hockey programming and youth enrichment.” Individuals interested in registering for the Youth Ice Hockey Summer Program must bring a copy of their birth certificate, proof of Town of Oyster Bay residency (canceled check, utility bill, etc.), and a check, money order, Visa or Mastercard will be accepted. All registrants must bring these items, even if they have participated in the past. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration. Please inquire about discounts for additional children who join from the same family.

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Robert Seaman School Fifth Grade Bake Sale


On Thursday and Friday April 26th and 27th, the Robert Seaman Elementary School fifth grade held its annual bake sale. Parents and children provided such delicious treats like blue

and yellow cupcakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, and nut free desserts to sell during the lunch periods. The kids and the parents had such fun baking and selling for the students! A great way to sweeten up the day!

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A Sequence of Charming Canaltowns, Pastoral Landscapes, Punctuated by City Birthed by ‘Mother of Cities’ on Cycle the Erie Bike Tour Palmyra has 200 historic buildings on the Historic Register in one square mile, and was where Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion. © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear

BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE, GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM Day 2: Medina to Fairport, 53 Miles  Immediately upon leaving Medina on Day 2 of Parks & Trails NY’s 8-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie bike tour, which transverses New York State from Buffalo to Albany, we reach one of my favorite sections of the Erie Canalway: you ride over a concrete embankment that goes over

a waterfall which turns at a hard angle. You marvel at the construction as much as the view – the quaint Industrial-era town on one side, the dramatic forest and falls on the other. I stop at one of the many historic markers that are along the trail to learn about the special mortar they had to devise to accomplish this engineering feat. Just a little further is another remarkable feature of the Erie Canalway, the multi-use trail built mainly upon the original towpath

that makes biking so pleasant: the culvert. We leave our bikes on the trail and climb down an embankment to where this tunnel has been cut under the canal. Here you can really appreciate just how shallow the Erie Canal is - really just a bathtub. This is the only place on the 353-mile long canal where a road is built under the canal – and is quite a dramatic scene. This is also one of the more scenic parts of the


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trail, at least to an urban Downstater like me: I am entranced by the sprawling farmland. I later learn that the Erie Canal does not just play a role in transportation (now more recreational than commercial), but in irrigation and flood control. We come into Albion, one of the charming canaltowns we travel through, so rich in history, where you see in the stunning architecture, and the opulence that the canal and the Industrial Revolution created – civic buildings, churches, banks. Because I had been here before, I knew to ride a short distance up Main Street from the canal where there are grand churches and a Town Hall on four corners. One of the churches, Pullman Memorial, has drop-dead magnificent Tiffany stained glass windows. I meet Bill Lattin, a church volunteer, and here is one time that my tardiness in leaving our campsite is rewarded: he wasn’t informed (as usual) that the 750 Cycle the Erie riders (a record number) were coming through this morning, so no one was at the church to open it up for visits, but as he was coming in to town, he saw us and opened the church just in time for my visit. George M. Pullman (1831-1897), who made his fortune manufacturing the luxurious railroad sleeper cars, was born in Albion. He had long before

moved away but remained close to people in his hometown and one of his friends, Charles A. Danolds, in 1890, prevailed upon him to donate $67,000 to build the church. Shanties were set up to house the stonecutters who managed to complete the building in less than a year’s time and the church was dedicated January 1895. Pullman’s daughter bequeathed $5,000 to maintain the exquisite stainless glass window of Jesus which was created in the Tiffany Studios in New York (look closely to see the Tiffany signature etched in a corner) – an early example of Art Nouveau. There is also a 1,248-pipe organ with pipes of gold leaf decorated by Tiffany Studios. Lattin tells me that there are only 30 people left in the congregation (Albion has a population of 5,000). (10 East Park St., Albion, NY 14411, 585-589-7181, PullmanMemorial. org). At Mile 21, we come to a small town of Holley, settled in 1812 and established on the original Erie Canal. Originally, this was an enormous and complicated loop that was straightened out when the canal, already hugely successful in its first several years, was expanded, putting the town a few blocks from the repositioned canal. The restored railroad depot (circa 1907) is now a museum. Holley was the center of a community of Italian immigrants who were brought over to work in Medina’s

Walking through the culvert under the Erie Canal, just outside of Medina © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear

sandstone quarry (the sign says, “affectionately called, Podunk”). As we ride into Brockport, where one of the State University of New York campuses is located as well as a prison, we are greeted with water, lemonade, and free stamped postcards and are encouraged to visit its charming Main Street. Brockport was where Cyrus McCormick contracted a factory to manufacture his reapers (there is a marker near the dock), seeing that the reapers could be shipped on the canal to the Midwest where he was getting orders from the large farms. We ride passed Adams Basin and Spencerport (recommended for our lunch stop), where a unique lift bridge carries Main Street over the canal. The part of the ride that goes into Rochester is some of the toughest – a series of up-and-down hills and dales, twists and turns, but from the perches we can see how the canal was sheer-cut into high rock faces. We ride over a bridge from which we can have a dramatic view of where the Erie Canal crosses the Oswego River. (I’ve done this by canalboat, a floating RV, which you can rent through MidLakes Navigation, Skaneateles. It is tremendous fun to go through the canal locks, under the lift bridges, tying up where whimsy takes you. 800-545-4318,, midlakesnav. com.)

Our rest stop is here at Rochester (mile 45.8) at a beautiful park along the Genesee Valley Waterway Center, where the organizers have arranged for us to go swimming, canoeing and kayaking, as well as for escorted bike rides to High Falls – a phenomenal sight – in downtown Rochester. REI has sponsored the stop, as well as bike repair. The Erie Canal, known as “The Mother of Cities,” turned tiny Rochesterville into an American “boom town” and today, is the third largest city in New York State, the brochure says. The canal first went through the center of the city, across an 800-foot aqueduct over the Genesee River - a major engineering achievement at the time. A second, sturdier version, built in 1842 to replace the original aqueduct, can be seen at the base of the Broad Street ridge. Eventually, as Rochester was built up and the canal interfered with traffic, the canal was rerouted to bypass the city. But as we leave Rochester, we see how the Erie Canal is still the “mother of communities”: along many sections of the Canalway, we see new housing developments that come right up to the trail. We now ride along the Great Embankment, yet another engineering marvel that is best appreciated by actually riding over it. At the evening

Cycling the country roads toward Seneca Falls © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear


lecture, we had learned that they actually had to move a creek and flood a town in order to straighten out the canal, but this required engineering that had not yet been invented. “You can get a lot done when you don’t have to file environmental impact statements. They moved the canal, redirected the creek, to create the Great Embankment.” They put in a concrete floor and the re-done canal opened in May, 1912. But just a few months later, in September, there was a break at Bushnell’s Basin and it collapsed. Incredibly, they managed to keep navigation flowing by creating 70-foot high stilts to support a wooden trough while they rebuilt the Great Embankment from the bottom up (quite literally a concrete bathtub). There is a photo from May 1918 of the men standing in it when it reopened. This day’s route has us riding through a sequence of charming canaltowns – Spencerport, Brockport, Pittsford (one of my favorites), and finally, our destination for the night, Fairport (my favorite) - which are experiencing the most marvelous renaissance because of the repurposed Erie Canal: no longer a polluted cesspool of stinky commercial boats, foul water and even fouler boatmen, but pastoral scenes of non-intrusive recreational boats. Indeed, there are charming residential communities - among them, at Buffalo, Rochester, Pittsford and Fairport - that

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The Tiffany stained glass windows at Pullman Memorial church in Albion © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear are sprouting up right along the canal. Some like in Rochester are a planned community of single-homes built around a recreation center, and others, like in Spencerport and Fairport, are townhomes that seem ideal for emptynesters (or people escaping summer heat in Florida). Pittsford and Fairport are the best examples of this renaissance. In Pittsford (where I tied up one summer

in the canalboat to overnight), you can see what was a grain silo repurposed as an office tower, and other structures turned into charming restaurants and boutiques. In Fairport, a few blocks up from the canal, there are vacant factories just waiting for some new enterprise. The lift bridges are themselves an attraction – Fairport’s lift bridge, which celebrated its centennial in 2014

is a particular attraction because it has no right angles. Our campsite tonight is at the Minerva DeLand School in Fairport, and the organizers have arranged for shuttle buses to take us back into Fairport to enjoy the lovely restaurants and shops. But I don’t want to miss See page D5


What’s so very special about family names BY CLAIRE LYNCH As a child growing up in Rockville Centre I knew that certain people were named after other people. I knew that these were very important names. My second brother was named after my uncle, after my mother’s brother, who had been named after his father in Brooklyn. My sister, Michelle, was named after a favorite cousin of my father’s. My oldest brother was named after my father. My third brother was named after our paternal grandfather also in Brooklyn. I could go on and on about who is named after whom but you get the idea. I like the tradition of keeping family names and passing them from one generation to another. I like looking at family trees and figuring out who was descended from and related to whom. As a kid, my first thought in looking at our big extended family tree was that it looked like a big old puzzle. I wanted to figure out what all of the pieces were or more accurately, I wanted to see how

the many different pieces fit together. Never one to back away from a challenge, I examined each name and peppered my mom and dad with questions about who they were, if I had ever met them, where they lived, what kind of jobs they had, if they had children or grandchildren, etc. I wanted to know as much as I could so I pretty much kept at it until I understood as much as I could about our family tree. Both of my parents knew a lot about their ancestors but we did come across some individuals who they didn’t know that much about - or they knew that their stories were serious. I realized pretty early on that each of these individuals had a story. When I got to be a certain age, around nine, they told me whatever they knew about the person. Before that they would just kind of breeze over the name. They wouldn’t give specific details. I guess at that point they figured that I was too young to know all about certain details.

One of the names that kept coming up was Claire. On the family tree, Claire was listed as my maternal grandparents’ oldest child. I had always thought that my mom was their oldest child but one day I put my index finger on the family tree and asked, “Who’s that?” My mom finally told me the story about Claire which was this. My grandmother wanted to be “modern” around 1915 and have her children in the hospital in Brooklyn. My Grandma Katie, a Hunter College graduate and elementary school teacher before she was married, always liked to think of herself as a progressive thinker. She always wanted to embrace the world and try new things. At that time most women had their children at home. She arranged to be admitted to the hospital for her first child and Claire was born. A few days later, however, Claire died in the hospital. They said that the cause of death was pneumonia. My grandparents were heartbroken, of course, and they went home to try and

resume their lives. My grandfather, who owned his own business as a stockbroker on Wall Street, kept busy by throwing himself into his work. My grandmother told her husband that any other children she had would be born at home. The next year Grandma Katie found out that she was going to have a baby. Low and behold, she ended up having twins. A few weeks ahead of time she arranged to have the doctor and nurse come to her brownstone home on Carroll Street in Brooklyn and up on the second floor in her bedroom, twin girls were born. My mom was the first baby to arrive and about eight minutes later my Aunt Laura was born. They were identical, really identical, and throughout their lives many people had trouble telling them apart. My grandmother had two other children, a boy and a girl, who were also born on the second floor in her bedroom See page D6

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Riding the Social Security Gravy Train BY TOM MARGENAU

Before I get to today’s question, I must give some background information on the topic at hand -- and that is the so-called maximizing strategy that many people mistakenly call “file and suspend.” What they usually mean is the strategy called “file and restrict.” And it’s not just a matter of semantics. I will explain. A Social Security law passed in the 1990s that allowed working seniors to claim full benefits at age 66 (the prior age was 72) included some totally unintended provisions that let seniors play around with, or maximize their benefits. One of those provisions came to be called “file and suspend.” This strategy was usually employed by a husband who wanted to wait until age 70 to claim benefits and get a 32 percent delayed retirement credit added to his Social Security check. But he could file for benefits at 66 and immediately suspend his own benefits, while allowing his wife to take spousal benefits on his record when she came of age. This strategy was actually eliminated a couple years ago. But the term “file and suspend” lives on -- mostly on the internet. People still ask me if they can “file and suspend.” Again, they can’t. But what they can do is employ a somewhat related strategy called “file and restrict.” That tactic allows one member of a married couple to claim dependent husband’s or wife’s benefits on the other spouse’s record at age 66 while letting his or her own retirement benefits grow -- usually until age 70. File and restrict is also pegged for elimination. But it’s still good for another couple years. Anyone turning 66 before January 2, 2020 can employ that strategy. And let me point out why those strategies are indeed loopholes in the law that needed to be closed. A basic tenet of the Social Security program is that benefits are only paid to a spouse if that husband or wife was financially dependent on the primary-earning spouse. After all, in the Social Security scheme of things, spousal benefits fall under the broad category of “dependent” benefits. With the loopholes in place, spousal benefits were being paid to husbands and wives who had their own jobs and who had their own pensions and Social Security benefits. They simply did not meet the definition of a “dependent” according to the law. Yet millions of such nondependent seniors were able to jump through the loophole and claim spousal benefits. Eliminating those loopholes is taking the Social Security system back to where it belongs. So with that background, let’s get to today’s question. And in a twist to the normal scenario, we are hearing from a woman who filed and suspended to allow her husband to claim spousal ben-

efits on her record. Q: Before they changed the law, I filed and suspended when I turned 66 in March 2016. Then my husband filed for spousal benefits on my record. He turned 70 last month and filed for his own retirement benefits. While we were in the Social Security office, the clerk said that I could now file for spousal benefits on my husband’s record. So I did that. But then I got a phone call from another Social Security rep who told me that I could not file for spousal benefits! So who is right -- the local clerk or the representative on the phone? A: The person on the phone is right. You can NOT file for spousal benefits because you have already technically filed for your own retirement benefits -- even though you suspended them. In case some of my readers are still confused, let me explain what you and your husband are doing. You wanted to delay starting your own retirement benefits until you turn 70 in order to get the 32 percent delayed retirement bonus added to your monthly benefits. But because you turned 66 before they changed the rules, you were able to use the “file and suspend” loophole. So you filed for your retirement benefits, and then immediately suspended them in order to let your husband use the file and restrict loophole. In other words, he claimed spousal benefits on your record while he delays his own retirement benefits until age 70. That means he is currently getting an amount equal to 50 percent of your full retirement rate, with plans to switch to 132 percent of his retirement benefit at age 70. He is now about to turn 70 and make that switch. And an obviously inexperienced clerk in your local Social Security office suggested that you turn around and file for spousal benefits on your husband’s retirement record. Or to put that in Social Security maximizing lingo, he thought you could now file and restrict. But you can’t file and restrict because you have already filed and suspended. I hope that is making sense to you. If not, here is another way you can look at it. You and your husband have already jumped through two big loopholes in Social Security law. You were able to file for your own benefits, suspend those benefits for no other reason than to let your nondependent husband draw a spousal check for four years off your account. Now he will be getting a delayed benefit credit of 32 percent added to his retirement check for the rest of his life, even though he really didn’t delay taking Social Security (because he’s been getting those benefits on your record since 2014), And soon you will also be able to receive your own delayed retirement credits even though you technically filed for benefits when

you were 66. So I suggest you not look a gift horse in the mouth and instead thank your lucky stars that you and your husband were born at just the right time to allow you to milk the Social Security system out of all these unintended benefits. And for those other seniors out there reading this column who either signed up for Social Security benefits before those maximizing loopholes became all the rage, or who will reach Social Security eligibility age after all the

loopholes are closed, I hope you don’t think you are being cheated out of anything. You are or will be getting the Social Security benefits the law always intended that you receive. It’s these lucky few baby boomers born in the maximizing window who got a free ride on the Social Security gravy train! If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at COPYRIGHT 2018 CREATORS.COM


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A Sequence of Charming Canaltowns, Pastoral Landscapes, Punctuated by City Birthed by ‘Mother of Cities’ on Cycle the Erie Bike Tour C ontinued from page D3 the talk by Andy Beers, director of the Empire State Trail about the Erie CanalwayTrail and New York State’s plans to build a new Empire State Trail – for a total of 750 miles of dedicated

Day 3’s ride, I am alert to stopping off the trail (crossing over the canal) to visit Macedon. Here, you follow a short nature trail to the end and come to a point where you can see where all three canals – the original 1825 canal, the expanded canal, and the Modern Barge

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canal - converge together. Our rest stop is in Palmyra, a 19th century village which predates the Erie Canal (that’s why it isn’t called Palmyraport), which has 200 buildings on the Historic Register in one square mile, and where Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion (you can visit his farmhouse). I take time to ride through Palmyra, which I had visited more extensively on a prior trip, by Mid Lakes Navigation canalboat (like an RV on the water) to enjoy its architecture. (www., 315-597-4849). See page D7

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What’s so very special about family names C ontinued from page D3 in Brooklyn attended by professionals. To simplify things all around, the family always said that my mom was the oldest of their children but those of us who were relatives knew that there was more to that story. I accepted my mother’s explanation about what had happened to baby Claire at face value. At first. Later on, when I had the chance to think over the facts of the story, I wondered if that was the whole story. Could there have been another explanation? Could there have been more to the story? I didn’t know and I’ll never know. I questioned it but now I accept their explanation. Too many years have gone by so we will never know any further details. As far as everyone is

concerned it’s ancient history. Many family stories have gone to the grave with my ancestors. In other instances, people sitting around talking to each other would tell the stories about what happened. They would banter back and forth about all different subjects and all different people and if I was in earshot I would stop and listen to what they were talking about. Sometimes it was hard trying to keep track of who they were talking about at the time but basically, I took it all in. In the case of baby Claire, it’s a sad story, a heartbreak that I know in a way my grandmother never really got over. She never brought up the subject but if asked Grandma Katie would answer factually. That was it. She never got into the emotion of it. My mother always said that she never

really talked about it but I’m sure that it always stayed in the back of her mind. That baby was always with her. In terms of my being named after a family member, I can respond to having Claire’s name in one of three ways. First, that I was named after a relative who died as just an infant. If I think of it in the second way, it makes me feel pretty important because I know how good my relatives feel about having their family names passed down to a new generation. It carries on their legacy. When I think about it in the third way, it makes me feel pretty good. My parents had chosen a pretty name, Claire, one that they really liked. If I think of it in the first way, it’s kind of dark. That story about baby Claire is a very serious one. I certainly don’t underestimate the emotion of what happened. On most days I think of being named Claire in the second and third ways. I alternate between cherishing a beloved family name and just enjoying having a solid, pretty name which happens to be a Latin word meaning “clear, bright.” One day when I was about 14 years old my mother and I were sitting in the kitchen having lunch and it seemed like a good time to ask her about some of my family roots – about some of our family’s history. She knew some things about my father’s side of the family and obviously she knew more about her side of the family. I learned a lot about my family roots just by sitting around talking to my mom and other relatives, too. Looking back, those conversations were the ones I cherish to this day - the times we would be sitting around relaxing and my mother would tell me things that her mother had told her that not too many people knew about - relatives’ weaknesses, their faults, their failures and their indecision. It gave me an insight into people I wouldn’t otherwise have known about - and it helped me to understand people in general. I asked my mother if my grandmother had ever asked her why she had named me Claire. She said that her mother had never asked her that question. That took me by surprise because I kind of thought that Grandma Katie would have had questions about that. So at first I thought it was a bit strange then I had to stop myself and remember three key things. My mother had six children, first three boys then three girls. I am #5 of the 6 kids. When Grandma Katie visited us on Long Island things were pretty hectic with six kids in my household. And

when we visited her in Brooklyn, we had some good visits but things we also very hectic with so many people around. Additionally, I had to remember that my grandmother had five other grandchildren. The six of us Lynch kids weren’t her only grandchildren. Second, my grandmother believed in the stiff upper lip. No matter what emotions she might have been feeling she would keep a tight hold on them. Always act properly was her motto. She believed in showing courage in the face of pain or adversity. When life deals you a bad hand, pick yourself up and carry on. Don’t dwell on bad things. Move ahead and focus on the positive. That’s how she was and it worked for her. Grandma Katie wasn’t one to cry over spilled milk. I’m sure that she grieved over baby Claire for a while, there’s no doubt about that, but then she got up and carried on with life. Third, I may be the inquisitive type but not everyone questions things from every angle. Not everyone overanalyzes things. Not everyone asks why this person was named after so and so. Once early on in high school we students were asked by our English teacher to write about where we were from. Our teacher said that we could write about our ancestors, for example, if we were from Ireland, England, France, etc., if they had come to America through Ellis Island, or about someone we may have been named after. That topic was right up my alley. I wrote a lot about baby Claire and about some of the facts and feelings that I mentioned in the paragraphs above. I found myself writing and writing and I actually had to go back and pare things down. I knew that it would be too much for my high school assignment to go rambling on. We had a word limit to adhere to and somehow I stuck to it but I know that I could have gone on and on about the various namesakes in my family and in particular, who I was named after. My teacher gave me a good grade in that paper, probably because I had checked several facts with my parents before I wrote it - and probably because I had poured my whole heart into writing it. The whole topic of family trees and family genealogy is very interesting. I guess the reason is that it answers a lot of questions we have about who we are, about where we came from and probably the most important question, what is it that makes us tick. I’ve done my research over the years and discovered where I am from. What does your name reveal about you?


C ontinued from page D5 There is an unexpected treat at Newark, where the community has set up a welcome table for us at the canal park. You walk down to the canalside walkway (excellent rest facilities) and there are the most magnificent murals painted on the base of the bridge that tell the story of life for canalers on the Erie Canal with reflections on the Civil War era, some of which can only be fully appreciated if you come by boat. Peppermint Museum On my first Cycle the Erie ride, because I was in a hurry to get ahead of the rain (it didn’t work), I missed the Peppermint Museum in Lyons, where a clever food scientist (not sure that is what he was known as), H.G. Hotchkiss, revolutionized the use of peppermint oil, so I was intent to visit this time. Once again, this is a tiny site that you might miss except if you were looking for it, and it proves fascinating in ways you never expected. The Erie Canal is what brought Hiram Hotchkiss to Lyons in 1841. Indeed, there was an oversupply of peppermint oil, an herb that was grown extensively in fields around Lyons. But because of the Erie Canal, Hotchkiss had the idea to export the peppermint oil to Europe. Europe already had its own peppermint oil and his product was at first met with skepticism. But Hotchkiss perfected the process and his product won medals. The huge success of H.G. Hotchkiss Company made Lyons, New York, the “Peppermint Capital of the World” for many years. Indeed, at one time, Hotchkiss was responsible for half the annual production of  peppermint  oil in the United States. Canallers would say they could tell when they were approaching the village by the smell. Until Hotchkiss, peppermint oil was used for medicinal purposes and to make tea. But Hotchkiss expanded its use – Beech-Nut (which has a factory in Canajoharie, another town where we will stay) first started using peppermint in candy and gum. Hotchkiss, brilliant at branding and packaging in gorgeous blue glass bottles manufactured at the Clyde Glassworks (another town we visit), became a millionaire. He had a 42-room home a few blocks up the hill, which a couple from New York City purchased. We get to visit Hotchkiss’ laboratory and warehouse; the parlor offers an exhibit honoring suffragettes. Indeed, we learn that Lissat Hotchkiss Parshall (1840-1913),one of Hotchkiss’ seven daughters, was a suffragette and Anne Hotchkiss (1914-2010),was the company’s fourth president (1963-1984), and one of the first women to become

president of a company. This is most fitting because we will wind up this day in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of Women’s Rights. Gradually, though, Lyons farmers started planting apples and switched to dairy production; and the peppermint factory closed in 1990. The town just about forgot about its peppermint past and locals didn’t know what the building was until the Lyons Heritage Society reopened it as a museum. (The Peppermint Museum, an absolute jewel, is open by appointment only; you can arrange a tour by calling Patty Alena at the Lyons Heritage Society, 315-946-4596; 95 Water Street, Lyons, NY 14489, www. I ride up to the Lyons town square and get some feel of the community before continuing on the trail. We have our afternoon rest stop in  Clyde  (the townspeople have gone all out on the Village Green with music and ice cream for us) and then go off the Canalway trail onto country roads through Amish Country (who knew there was an Amish country in New York State?), some of the prettiest farmland anywhere. On my last visit, it started pouring immediately as we left  Clyde, and I was unable to capture these exquisite scenes that evoke Currier & Ives, in photos. This time, I am lucky because it is sunny and some of the farmers are out. I pass the barn where last time we took shelter from lightening. Our 51-mile ride ends Day 3 of our 8-day, 400-mile Cycle the Erie biketour at another stunning school campus, Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls. Because I want to have as much time as possible in Seneca Falls, where the Women’s Rights National Park and other sites are staying open until 8 pm for us, I drop my things in the school gymnasium for “indoor camping,” (the school even has a TV where we get to watch the All-Stars baseball game at night) and rush out to the school bus which is shuttling us into town. Tonight is one of the two during our eight-day trip where we are on our own for dinner, but I occupy my time touring the attractions dedicated to Women’s Suffrage (New York State is making a big deal of the centennial of the 19th Amendment that is coming in 2020) and exploring Seneca Falls. The 20th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal ride is scheduled July 8 – 15, 2018 ( In the meantime, you can cycle the trail on your own - detailed info and interactive map is at the site (www.ptny. org/bikecanal), including suggested lodgings. For more information on  Cycle the Erie Canal, contact Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or

visit Information is also available from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Waterford, NY 12188, 518237-7000, More information about traveling on the Erie Canal is available from New York State Canal Corporation, www.canals. Next:  Seneca Falls Hails its Role in Birthing Women’s Rights _____________________________

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MICHAEL KAUFER, SLP & AUDIOLOGY, PLLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on April, 17, 2018. Office location: Nassau County SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail copy of any process against the PLLC served upon him is at 18 Evelyn Drive, Syosset NY 11791. The principal business address of the PLLC is 18 Evelyn Drive, Syosset NY 11791. SYO 4174 6X 04/27,05/04,11,18,25,06/01 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff -againstKimberly Ott a/k/a Kimberly A. Ott, Seth Ott a/k/a Seth L. Ott, People of the State of New York, Citibank, N.A., Kleet Lumber Co. Inc. Jordan Ott Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered on November 14, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at IN THE CALENDAR CONTROL PART (CCP) COURTROOM OF THE SUPREME COURT, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NEW YORK 11501 on May 29, 2018 at 11:30 AM premises known as 39 Joyce Lane, Woodbury, NY 117972124. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Woodbury, in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of NASSAU and State of New York. Section: 15 Block: 175 Lot: 30 & 106 Approximate amount of lien $ 509,151.32 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 008310/2013 Luigi De Vito, Esq., REFEREE STEIN, WIENER AND ROTH, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 113 CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 DATED: April 19, 2018 FILE #: WELLS 69944 SYO 4177 4X 04/27,05/04,11,18

LEGAL NOTICES STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF NASSAU WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ARLENE LANGAN, JOHN DOE, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Nassau County on December 18, 2017, I, the Referee appointed by substitute referee order on May 29, 2018, will sell in one parcel at public auction on May 29, 2018 at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, County of Nassau, State of New York, at 11:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 24 Wood Lane Levittown, NY 11756 SBL No.: 51-179-9 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in Levittown, Town of Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 16-005136 in the amount of $581,218.40 plus interest and costs. Kathryn E. Assini, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072 SYO 4179 4X 04/27,05/04,11,18 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF NASSAU COUNTY U.S. Bank, National Association as Trustee for WAMU Mortgage Pass Through Certificate for WMALT Series 2007-OA3 Trust, Plaintiff against Tho Nguyen, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein Such & Crane, LLP 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103, Westbury, NY 11590 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered November 29, 2017 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, New York, 11501 on June 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 318 Syosset Woodbury Road a/k/a, 318 Woodbury Road, Woodbury, NY 11797. Sec 14. Block D Lot 779. All that cer-

tain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in Syosset, in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $2,501,078.64 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 000354/13. Alexandria Kaminski, Esq., Referee SPSNY304 SYO 4181 4X 05/04,11,18,25 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MINTAX SERVICE COMPANY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 03/26/18.  Office location  Nassau. SSNY is designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC at 43 Evelyn Ln. Purpose: any lawful purpose. SYO 4182 6X 05/04,11,18,25,06/01,08 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF NASSAU DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. TRUST 2004-NC8 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004NC8, Plaintiff, Against CHETAN SATI, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered on 3/12/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY 11501, on 6/5/2018 at 11:30 am, premises known as 2 Michael Road, Syosset, NY 11791, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being near Hicksville, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 12 Block 445 Lot 11 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $884,612.75 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 3204/2015. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the

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ronmental review by Town of Oyster Bay officials and consulting teams. Councilwoman Alesia has listened to residents’ relay their fears over the site’s potential environmental and public health hazards and she has asked residents including McKenna, and supporters of the petition, what would qualify as independent testing for the Town of Oyster Bay to pursue. One prominent resident, Bob Freier of Woodbury, spoke at the May 1 hearing on the DEIS and made his definition clear. “I asked the Town Board before any vote is taken on this, that the Town of Oyster Bay hire a new and independent testing company from outside of New York State, one that has no political connections whatsoever to the Town or to

Nassau County. They should test for radioactive materials as well as it is a fact — the area around Syosset Park is a major cancer cluster on Long Island. That needs to be addressed. The Town Board can only vote yes after seeing this new, independent data and every single one of you on the Board should be comfortable that the data proves that all children and families would be safe to live at the site,” Freier said. In an email last weekend from Councilwoman Alesia to Deputy Commissioner George Baptista, Jr. of the Oyster Bay Department of Environmental Resources and other TOBAY officials, she explained her comments to McKenna on Friday May 11 and her interactions with residents recently about the Syosset Park proposal that caused an uproar.

“As you know my responsibilities at the Town exceed just this one project and more importantly, it is a complex project -- I ask that you look into it and research his (McKenna’s) questions before answering them…. I enjoy having open and honest conversations with residents as we are all neighbors; this has been one of the hallmarks of my time on the Town Board. I always call residents back and speak with them individually, and pride myself on being an easy to reach and accessible elected official. Unfortunately in this instance I must ask that the department communicate directly with Mr. McKenna as I will no longer allow my words to be falsely represented on social media,” she said. “As a councilmember and a resident living within a one-

LEGAL NOTICES From page 18 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 40 Maple Run Drive, Unit 40 Jericho, NY 11753 a/k/a 40 Maple Run Court, Unit 40, Jericho, NY 11753. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, Section 17, Block 015 and Lot 15U Condo: CA0075 Unit: 40 together with an undivided 1.552 percent interest in the Common Elements. Approximate amount of judgment is $636,886.89 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 13-009858. Ethan D. Irwin, Esq., Referee Schiller, Knapp, Lefkowitz & Hertzel, LLP, 200 John James Audubon Parkway, Suite 202, Amherst, New York 14228, Attorneys for Plaintiff JNJ 7878 4X 05/11,18,25,06/01 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING BY THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 246, Article III, Section 246-18-E of the Code of the Town of Oyster Bay, notice is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Appeals has scheduled a public meeting, which will take place in the Town Hall Meeting Room, Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, New York, on MAY 24, 2018, at 7:00

P. M., to consider the following appeals: BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS Appeal No. 18-221 Jericho Zhen Jiang: (A) Variance to allow existing deck with pergola having less side yard setback and rear yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. (B) Variance to allow existing metal shed having less side yard setback and aggregate side yards than permitted by Ordinance. (C) Variance to allow existing multi-level deck with pergola, attached metal shed and attached plastic shed exceeding maximum building coverage than permitted by Ordinance. (D) Variance for the reduction of off-street parking spaces. Reduction of spaces to 1 when 2 spaces are required. N/s/o Forest Dr., 273.50 ft. E/o Fern St., a/k/a 169 Forest Drive, Jericho, NY MAY 14, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TOWN OF OYSTER BAY, OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK JNJ 7879 1X 05/18 SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF NASSAU THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-1T1, MORTGAGE PASS-

THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1T1, Plaintiff against JAE SOON PARK, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on April 16, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, N.Y. on the 19th day of June, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Jericho, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Said premises known as 50 Hightop Lane, Jericho, N.Y. 11753. (Section: 12, Block: 542, Lot: 40). Approximate amount of lien $ 625,856.86 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 003630-15. Edgar Royce, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344 JNJ 7880 4X 05/18,25,06/01,08

mile radius of the (former Cerro Wire) site, I remain persuaded that we need to learn more about the safety conditions that were voiced by many residents at the May 1 hearing held at Syosset High School. Residents’ valid and reasonable questions should be addressed, and it is my fervent hope that we are able to provide the independent testing they have demanded,” Alesia wrote to TOBAY officials this week. The Town Board will not need to wait until its next meeting, Tuesday May 22 at 7 p.m., to find out more about community oppositions to the Syosset Park project moving forward unless independent testing is performed. Jason Guo of Syossed signed the petition and commented “when bad thing happens that affect the public, it is due to 99% of ignorance plus 1% of shamelessness. We residents need to be fully aware of the contamination and what it takes to clean it up before any further development.” Resident Cheok Wong signed the petition and wrote “don’t build and stir the toxic chemicals around! Keep it undisturbed!” Another signee, Reena Sharma, writes she is concerned about “health, safety and preserving neighborhood quality of life.” Linda Imbriale signed it and commented, “We have enough contaminated land on Long Island. If there’s any reason to believe this land is toxic, why wouldn’t you test first?” James Burdge signed the petition and commented on the history of the site and operations of the defense industry in proximi-

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ty to Syosset and northcentral Long Island. Grumman-US Navy in Bethpage, Hooker Chemical Co in Hicksville who both created the Bethpage plume, as well as a dozen other US Defense Contractors sent their hazardous toxic and radioactive waste to the TOB Landfill. The Town of Oyster Bay DPW and Cerro Wire properties as well as surrounding neighborhoods must be PROPERLY tested for radiation in the soils and groundwater by a 3rd party independent consultant unconflicted with the Town or the Developer and coordinated with the community before the DEIS is approved to determine the appropriate environmental clean-up of the radioactive landfill waste, soils, and plume before a properly planned sustainable development with minimum impact to the community can be designed and developed,” he said. Theresa Walch, who has addressed the Town Board many times and spoke about concerns over Syosset Park at the Syosset Board of Education meeting on April 17, signed the petition and commented: “I have recurring breast cancer. I lived in Syosset 20 years. I watched many of my neighbors die horrible deaths and suffer from heartbreaking debilitating illnesses related to this property. There has been no radiation testing. The only study here has been for a breast cancer study. I have talked to many people over the years with too many cancers to list…. It is criminal to develop this land without radiation testing of the site and surrounding five communities,” Walch said.

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BOOM Tap at Berry Hill On March 14th, the PTA brought the Street Beat - Boom Tap assembly to Berry Hill. The Boom Tap assembly was an opportunity for students to see the main pieces of Street Beat’s theatrical performing arts show. A drummer

and two break dancers hosted an interactive event and got students moving and dancing to the beat. Students of all ages enjoyed the show and a lucky few were even selected to join the Street Beat gang up in front of the crowd.

The break dancers were the best! Street Beat’s members starting the assembly

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The dancers picked volunteers to come up front.

The drummer used buckets to make music.

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Two lucky students got to be part of the show.

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Four students got to show off their dance moves.

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Everyone was exited to dance with the dancers

Friday, May 18, 2018



Friday, May 18, 2018


Town officials salute senior citizens

College Notes Lauren Shields of Woodbury and Michelle Dimonte of Syosset, who attend Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus, have both been named to the University’s Dean’s and Honors Lists for the Fall 2017 semester. To qualify for the Lists, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses). n

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino (third from left) and Town Councilman Louis B. Imbroto (right) recently hosted the Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual Salute to Seniors Program, held in coordination with the Town’s Department of Community and Youth Services. Supervisor Saladino is pictured with seniors Frank Rybak (left), Maryann Rybak (second from left), Dorthy Dimino (third from right), and Doris Suler (second from right), who were on hand to join in the day’s festivities. To learn more about the Town’s senior services please call the Senior Citizen Services Division of the Department of Community and Youth Services, at (516) 797-7916, or visit

Anna Lin of Plainview was one of more than 50 outstanding SUNY Oneonta students selected to receive a 2018 Academic Achievement Award this spring. Each academic department or program selected one to three outstanding seniors to receive the award. Lin received the economics, finance and accounting awards. To be considered for the award, a student must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 in his or her major and must demonstrate exceptional academic improvement over four semesters, as well as excellence in research; leadership and involvement in department, campus and community activities; and/ or participation in academic and/or professional situation outside the college. n

On April 29th, Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA held its annual Honors

Convocation designed to honor and celebrate leadership and scholarly excellence and achievement. The awards recognize select members of the faculty and student body for their contributions to the College, to their peers and to their disciplines. Gregory Kantor, Class of 2018, received The Tara Demarzo Dedication Award. This is awarded for outstanding contributions to the Campus Life Community. n

Dan Melgar of Syosset, a sophomore at Clarkson University majoring in environmental engineering, received The Norbert L. Ackermann Endowed Fund Award during the spring semester. This award is given to two students in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, one in the sophomore class and one in the junior class, with the greatest promise for academic success. n

The Univeristy at Albany School of Business 33rd Annual Ceremony in Recognition of Academic Excellence and Service presented 87 students with 58 endowed scholarships. Among them was Victoria Mansa of Syosset, who was awarded the CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) ITM Scholarship.

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