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who are riding them in a dangerous fashion and make it a misdemeanor for anyone over the age of 12 participating in the ride-outs. “For a first time offense, we would impose a fine of $100 on the parents of children over the age of twelve who engage in this type of behavior,” said Ferretti. The legislator said that there has been an increased number of calls from aggravated motorists to the local police department about the ride-outs, but that there is lit-
Syosset High School Class of 2012 graduate, former Syosset Board of Education trustee and current Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan is running for re-election this fall in District 18. He was first elected to public office on the school board at age 18, and Lafazan was the second youngest public servant to be elected in New York State. At 23 years old, in November 2017, Josh Lafazan became Nassau County’s youngest-ever legislator upon his election to the County Legislature. At age 25 now, he inspires 75 high school and college interns to collaborate at his campaign office inside the Plainview Shopping Center at 393 South Oyster Bay Road. The dozens of high school and even middle school interns on the Lafazan campaign trail and canvass teams for 2019 work Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each week, Tuesdays and Thursdays are set up as times for college student interns to cover the in-office programming and outreach. But on Saturdays all summer long, it’s “all hands on deck” as every young person involved in Legislator Lafazan’s re-election bid gets to work instead of hitting the beaches or water parks, playing video games, cruisin’ around the mall or relaxing in their precious down time before the school year. “Our team of interns are showcasing that young people are never too young to make a difference. I founded this internship program to give young people the opportunity to serve their community, and I’ve been so impressed with the tenacity, compassion, and intellect they have shown. At 25 years old, I have to be the person to give young people a shot, and I’ll always be a champion for breaking down barriers to entry for young people. I love my job, and hope that I will have the privilege of serving another term come Election Day,” Lafazan told the Advance and News-Journal last week. His county legislature seat represents Syosset, Woodbury, Laurel Hollow, Brookville, Mill Neck, Muttontown, Lattingtown, Locust Valley, Glen Head, Bayville, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, and Cove Neck. Among the interns he has working in Plainview Shopping Center and canvassing the local communities, about 26 students are from Lafazan’s hometown of Syosset and another 20 are students from Jericho. The mass of young people inside the campaign office refer to the groundbreaking young legislator as “Josh.” Many commented that they decided to spend this summer getting the word out about him, and the importance of civic engagement and registering to vote in the 2019 election. Social media has helped several of these local students and their parents discover who their local-level elected officials are, and some students say they have peers in school who did not know they lived with the Town of Oyster Bay and that there were local legislators, senators and others representing their hometowns. Some of Lafazan’s summer interns will be eligible to cast a vote by the 2020 Presidential Election, now just 16 months away. He also has
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Chase Serota, campaign manager; with Josh Samuel, Sr. Roslyn HS, Legislator Joshua Lafazan, Lily Molesky, rising Jr. North Shore HS, and Jasbina Sabharwal, rising jr. Plainview-JFK
New bills will help curb bike ‘ride-outs’ BY GARY SIMEONE A dangerous trend for kids has emerged this summer riding their bicycles and scooters on some of the County’s major thoroughfares. They are called ride-outs, where kids bait drivers on the road by darting in and out of oncoming traffic and swerving at the last minute to avoid collisions. As a result of these so-called ride-outs, Nassau County legislators have proposed two separate bills to help curb the trend of this dangerous type of activity.
County Legislator John Ferretti Jr, who represents 15th district, said that the proposed bills would raise the required helmet age to 18 and impose penalties for kids who are participating in these rideouts. “The first bill is really a result of the increase in bicycling accidents nationwide,” said Ferretti. “There have been seventeen deaths alone in New York City this year from people riding a bike.” The second bill would allow police to confiscate and impound bicycles of people
Syosset Woodbury inducts officers PAGE 2 Environmental topics at Town Hall event PAGE 4
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Reward offered in Syosset-Woodbury Rotary anti-Semitic graffiti case inducts new officers
Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan of Woodbury has announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to an indictment or arrest of those responsible of the defacement of Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay with swastikas on August 7 or 8. Second Precinct police responded to the picnic pavilion at the Theodore Roosevelt Park at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, where police observed that someone had drawn seven swastikas, approximately 10 inches in size, on the pavilion structure using a purple mark-
er sometime between Wednesday, Aug. 7, and 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. The reward consists of a $5,000 commitment by the Nassau County Crime Stoppers and $15,000 in pledges from concerned residents and community leaders seeking to bring the perpetrators of this hateful, anti-Semitic act to justice. Anyone with information can contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
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At a recent meeting, the Rotary Club of Syosset-Woodbury inducted its new officers for the 2019-2020 year. Pictured (from left to right) are Jay Nathan, treasurer; Josephine Costa, secretary; Carolyn Palladino, vice-president; Bob Mittleman, president. Also pictured is Dr. Eileen Gentilcore, past Rotary president and past district governor, who administered the oath of office. Fellow Rotarians wish to congratulate the new officers and wish them a successful year! The Rotary Club meets on Tuesday afternoons at Lisbon Cafe, Jericho Turnpike, Jericho.
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The Greater Long Island Running Club (GLIRC) was pleased to make a donation to Hope for the Warriors out of the proceeds of the May 2019 Long Island Greenbelt Trail 50K and 25K Runs. Greenbelt Trail Runs Director Nick Palazzo and GLIRC Executive Director Sue Fitzpatrick presented a check in the amount of $500 to Team Hope for the Warriors Director Steve Bartomioli, as Steve visited the GLIRC Clubhouse in Plainview on August 8. Hope For The Warriors is a nonprofit Veteran service organization that provides assistance to combat wounded service members & their families. Managed by combat veterans and
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Steve Bartomioli of Hope for the Warriors (center) accepts the Greater Long island Running Club check from GLIRC Executive Director Sue Fitzpatrick (left) and Greenbelt Trail Race Director Nick Palazzo (right).
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Pipeline projects, environmental impacts topics at Sen. Gaughran's Town Hall BY RIKKI MASSAND Concerns over changing environmental and related economic and quality of life factors on Long Island, in the greater New York City area and nationwide were addressed with a rare public meeting for residents to speak their minds on non-legislative matters. With a capacity crowd of 120 people on hand, New York State Senator Jim Gaughran, who represents North Shore communities in District 5 in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, hosted his first Environmental Town Hall at the Gold Coast Library on Tuesday night, July 30. A key topic Sen. Gaughran remains divided on is the Williams Transco’ NESE (Northeast Supply Enhancement Project) gas pipeline proposal making its third application to state-level environmental agencies in New Jersey and New York to build a $650 gas pipeline, drawing from fracked natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania, and cut across central New Jersey townships and lands and the Raritan Bay (south of the Verrazano Bridge, in Brooklyn) to deliver gas to customers on Long Island, in New York City and eventually the New England region. At the Environmental Town Hall, Sen. Gaughran said he strongly opposed fracking of natural gas, but feels there could be a way of meeting the gas heating needs of New York and New England residents who have previously relied on expensive oil heat and other energy sources. At the July 30 Town Hall Billii Roberti of Mothers Out Front, a nonprofit group concerned with “climate change, climate crisis and climate emergency” spoke about in-ground heat pumps replacing fossil fuelbased heating systems. Roberti is a New York State leadership team member and Long Island/Town of Huntington Community team member from Gaughran’s hometown. “The best and most efficient kind
use the heat from Earth (geothermal systems) and they reduce the heat and electric load, which of course is the main driver of our high electricity bills. It is an up-front cost to put in an underground loop system, and costs dissuade people and towns from going this way,” she commented. Roberti asked Sen. Gaughran if NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority) do more and offer people subsidy to convert to “cleaner, healthier and cheaper to operate” heating and cooling energy systems. He says NYSERDA should do more, but government officials should make this a priority. “Also our state legislature needs to look at ways we can help incentivize so this can be done because people on Long Island are struggling and that equals a lot of money to put up front for major systems. We can try to provide incentives, grants and other encouragement as part of our overall picture moving forward,” he said. Opponents of Williams’ NESE project including the New Jersey Sierra Club explain that Williams currently seeks permits from New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to receive Federal Energy Review Commission (FERC) permission to begin construction of the pipeline and related infrastructure, including a gas compressor station in Franklin Township, New Jersey. Linda Powell, outreach coordinator for the Central Jersey Environmental Defenders group and its website SCRAP-NESE (Stop Compressor and Resist Added Pipeline), provided the following update on Monday, August 8: “It has been over three years since the opposition to the NESE Project began, and there’s still hope that the NJDEP will do the right thing and reject the third set of applications from Williams/Transco for permits
since they fail to meet State requirements for the permits.” “The June 12, 2019 applications Williams Transco has submitted to NJDEP still do not meet New Jersey regulations by showing a “compelling public need” for the NESE Project. They still include harms from construction of the pipeline to our surface water quality, marine life, and threatened & endangered species and their habitats. The proposed infiltration basin for the compressor station site still does not meet required regulations. Operations would guarantee decades of toxic air pollution from the compressor station.” SCRAP-NESE advocates note that with the proposed pipeline project under the Raritan Bay and on land, water supply and marine contaminants would be unearthed, suspended and redistributed exceeding state-designated “acceptable” levels:. “Exceedances were found by the NYSDEC for heavy metals -- copper and mercury -- in New York’s waters. Construction of the Raritan Bay Loop of the NESE Project would negatively impact surface water quality, and harm threatened and endangered species and their habitat. Additionally, the shortening of the in-water construction schedule raises serious concerns about impacts from increased
vessel traffic and noise as well as adhering to time-of-year restrictions to protect threatened and endangered species if the schedule needs to be altered due to unforeseen circumstances. Furthermore, the unique tidal flows in the Raritan Bay do not seem to have been given appropriate consideration,” the SCRAPNESE website states. Saturday July 13 was the close of public comment for Williams/Transco’s reapplication for a Water Quality certification from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. For the current (June 2019) Land Use project applications from Williams, the NJDEP extended a public comment period until Friday, August 23, for any interested members of the public to submit written comments. Letters can be sent to NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe or DEP Acting Director Ruth Foster at 401 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08625, P.O. Box 402 (McCabe) and 420 (Foster). Email addresses to NESE Project Managers at NJDEP include the following: Commissioner@dep.nj.gov; Joslin. Tamagno@dep.nj.gov; Stephen. Olivera@dep.nj.gov Ruth.Foster@ dep.nj.gov; Christopher.Jones@dep. nj.gov and Constituent.relations@ nj.gov.
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Doctors of Distinction tournament benefits American Cancer Society The Doctors of Distinction Golf Invitational will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. 10:30 a.m. Brunch 12:30 p.m. Shotgun. BBQ grilled lunch will be available on the course 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society. The honoree of the event will be Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra, Director of Oncology, Director of the Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra is the founding Director of the Cancer Institute at St. Francis hospital and the Chair of Cancer Services for the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Before coming to St. Francis, Dr. Mehrotra was the Associate Chief of Oncology at North Shore LIJ Department of Medicine. Dr. Mehrotra received his medical degree at the University of Delhi. He complet-
ed his residency in Internal Medicine at LIJ and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco. He has practiced in Long Island for 25 years and has presented his clinical research at major national Oncology and Hematology conferences. He has been recognized by Castle Connolly as one of the “Best Doctors” in the New York Metro area for the last several years. He is a resident of Woodbury where he lives with his wife, Deepti and his two adult children, Devi and Arjun. To play in the event or to attend the cocktail reception please email crystal. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-3003454. Foursome: includes cart and caddy, player gift, breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception - $5,000. Individual golfer: $1,250 Cocktail reception only: $150. Sponsorships are available.
Overdose Awareness Day Motorcycle Ride The Town of Oyster Bay is partnering with Drug Free Long Island, Bikers Against Heroin and Nassau County for a Bike Ride from Syosset/ Woodbury Park to TOBAY Beach in recognition of National Overdose Awareness Day. The Bike Ride will take place on Friday, August 30 with motorcyclists invited to ride from Syosset/Woodbury Community Park down to TOBAY Beach, at which a special ceremony will be held in memory of those who have lost friends and family to overdose. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated, “It is so important that we work to unite our community to educate, advocate, and empower to raise awareness against the deadly effects of heroin and remember our loved ones who lost their lives to the opioid epidemic. I am
proud to partner with Drug Free Long Island, Bikers Against Heroin, and Nassau County for this event, which truly helps shine a light on this ongoing issue effecting our communities.” Motorcyclists are invited to gather at 5:00 p.m. at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park, from where they will depart at 5:30 p.m. for TOBAY Beach, which is located on Ocean Parkway, just east of Jones Beach. A special ceremony of remembrance will then commence at 6:15 p.m. at the beach. Drug Free Long Island will supply a large dreamcatcher in which residents can place a picture of a loved one lost and/or card in their memory. For more information, please call Drug Free Long Island at (516) 203-7486 or email email@example.com.
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College Notes Hofstra University is proud to announce the Spring 2019 Provost’s List, which recognizes students who have earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Zachary Arenella of East Norwich Camilla Grimaldi of Glen Head Elisa Grimaldi of Glen Head Brittany Hickey of Jericho Sameem Khwaja of Glen Head Mark Kornfeld of Glen Head Nicole Lamanna of Glen Head Paige Mahler of Glen Head Moontahinaz Rob of Jericho Kristina Hoffer of Syosset Safiyah Khalfan of Woodbury Joseph Mancuso of Syosset Saba Tahir of Syosset n
Local residents were among more than 1,650 students named to The University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean’s List. The students are: Brian W. Harrison of Jericho, a sophomore exercise science major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies Lauren E. Marmann of Jericho, a sophomore nursing major in the University’s Panuska College of Professional Studies Kyle J. Hayes of East Norwich, a senior accounting major in the University’s Kania School of Management The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. n
During Commencement ceremonies on May 20, Lehigh University conferred 1,058 Bachelor’s degrees, 339 Master’s degrees, and 47 Doctoral degrees. Local graduates include Justin Lee of Jericho with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering degree Stacie Nadel of Glen Head with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in international relations with High Honors n
A total of 1,553 SUNY Oneonta students earned Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2019 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn a gradepoint average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more. The following local students made the Dean’s List: Jolee Benezra of Jericho Kate Carraro of Glen Head Michelle Gele of Jericho Maria Kiriazis of Jericho Carly Bondar of Syosset Ava Sochet of Syosset n
Sophie Preston of Syosset was among
196 SUNY Oneonta students who earned Provost’s List honors for the Spring 2019 semester. To qualify for the Provost’s List, a student must earn a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while carrying a course load of 12 hours or more. Preston is studying early chld/childhood ed (B-6) at SUNY Oneonta. n
The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 909 students to the President’s List, in recognition of their academic excellence in the Spring 2019 semester. The students included: Kelly Friedmann of Syosset, whose major is music education Esme Lim of Syosset, whose major is Spanish Derek Warshauer of Syosset, whose major is music education To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. n
The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named Emily Quinn of Syosset, to the SUNY Potsdam Dean’s List. Quinn, whose major is music education, was among 316 students who were honored for academic excellence in the Spring 2019 semester. To achieve the honor of being on the Dean’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of between 3.25 and 3.49 in the given semester. n
From July 12 to 22, 12 students in NYIT School of Health Professions traveled to Greece on a medical outreach program to work with refugees. Sayyada Dewji of Syosset was among the students. “I was talking about my experience working with refugees to my students in my chemistry class, and many showed interest in joining me,” said Laura Friedland, senior specialist in the School of Health Professions. Within two months, the group was off to Athens accompanied by Assistant Professors of Nursing Jessica Varghese and Mercy Joseph. The program, with a goal of offering basic medical services, included workshops for first aid, family planning, and art therapy. The group gave English lessons, distributed more than 60 first aid kits, and ran STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, art, math, and mindfulness) programs for the children. They also educated the refugees on prenatal care, breastfeeding, proper nutrition, and hand hygiene.
“Car Show Long Island” planned for September 22nd Long Island’s premier car show will take place on Sunday, September 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TOBAY Beach (rain date October 13). Car Show Long Island’s 2019 TOBAY BEACH Fall Classic will feature hundreds of automobiles, trucks, military vehicles, and emergency service vehicles. A live concert performed by The Mystic will take place during the day, followed by trophy presentations. The event is free for spectators. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated, “Whether you’re a proud classic car owner or you want to see the best cars in the region, the Car Show Long Island is the place to be! This free family-fun event is a perfect way to spend the day, all with the beautiful backdrop of TOBAY Beach. Spectators can check out cool cars, vendors, exhibits and enjoy live music while surrounded by Long Island’s best classic, muscle, antique and exotic cars.” Trophies will be awarded in 10 categories including best-of-the-best, and children will have a say when deeming which rides are their favorites in the Kids’ Choice Award. Car Show Long Island’s 2019 TOBAY BEACH Fall Classic is made possible through our presenting sponsors: Ambassador
Home Improvement, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, MSG Networks, and Trinity Solar. Additional sponsors include: Signarama of Huntington Station, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Hagerty Insurance, Zorn’s of Bethpage, Zabbia Insurance Agency, Tint World, Turf Tek USA, The Law Offices of Siben & Siben, Parts Authority, Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union, MotorMouth Radio, PSEG-LI, AutoMat, Movin’ On Sounds, Paul’s Rods and Restos, 7-Eleven, Long Island Car Club Council, The Boat Yard, Surf Shack, Apple Air Conditioning and Heating, WBAB 102.3 WBLI 106.1. Enthusiasts and spectators can also grab a bite to eat from one of the many food trucks participating in Car Show Long Island’s 2019 TOBAY Beach Fall Classic. Car owners can pre-register their vehicles at www.carshowli.com for $15 per car or register the day-of for $25 per car. The event is free to spectators who are asked to bring two cans of food to donate to Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. For more information or to become a sponsor or vendor at the event, call (516) 797-4121 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Acchords Live in Concert
The Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus will host "The Acchords Live in Concert" on Saturday, August 24 from 7:30–11:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Enjoy hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Open bar, sandwiches, wraps, salads, desserts, coffee. Raffles available. Cost is $35 per person.
Please make checks payable to: Joseph Barry Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville NY 11801. Proceeds from this event will be used for charities. Reservations are required. No money will be accepted at the door. Please call Brian at 516-457-6190 for more information.
Casino bus trip St. Ignatius Loyola Parish of Hicksville will be hosting a bus trip to Wind Creek Bethlehem (formerly Sands) Casino in Bethlehem, PA, on Monday, September 16. Cost: $43 per person, which includes the driver’s tip Give back: $35 slot play. Time: Please arrive at 8:30
a.m. Return approx. 8:30 p.m Parking: # 999 So. Oyster Bay Road (dead end) Reservations: call Barbara at (516) 935-5576 Please make checks payable to “St. Ignatius Loyola Church”. The first to pay is the first on the bus, etc.
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some middle schoolers who will have to wait past 2024 to vote. Two young brothers from Syosset, 14-year-old Neil and 12-year old Nicholas Fernandes, are among the younger ones interning at Lafazan’s Plainview office this summer. Neil says his family moved into Syosset around the time his little brother was born. Nicholas currently attends South Woods Middle School. Neil is preparing to enter the ninth grade at Regis High School in Manhattan, and he feels ready for daily trips on the LIRR from the Syosset station. “I learned about Legislator Lafazan after seeing things posted on Facebook -- first my mom saw it and then I looked at it. I was impressed by the things the legislator has done, including a lot of really good things for our community. I just want to volunteer and help him continue doing the good work as he is re-elected (this fall). Josh is 25 years old and at age 18 he was elected to be on the Syosset Board of Education. He went to Cornell and Harvard too. We hope Josh continues to help people in this area and we like learning from his example,” Neil Fernandes said. Both boys say they are active on Facebook and with their school and neighborhood communities. But they decided on spending summer days at the Plainview Shopping Center. They are inspired by Lafazan’s great rise in the political sphere, but the Fernandes brothers look at their positions as students with many years left and say their focus is “keeping up with goals” in school and around Syosset. Neil says he will be eager to tell his peers in ninth grade at Regis High School, “I spent the summer helping someone achieve something greater in life. From Josh and all the other kids and teens here I have learned it is okay to continue and to face your goals headon. It is okay to take a step forward, even though you may not like it or if you were scared to do something.” His little brother says a key he has observed by being around Lafazan and the other 74 interns is “to start at a young age, so you can work on your problems in the present and finish getting over any hurdles earlier rather than later.”
Leadership Connects Jericho Students
Chase Serota is the campaign manager at Lafazan’s Plainview office. He is committed to the work, the principles and representing his hometown -- Jericho -- as Chase is a 2017 JHS graduate and a former JHS Student Council President. Starting later this month, Serota will be commuting from college -- UPenn in Philadelphia -- up to Plainview for his position with Lafazan’s team for three to four days a week. This summer
Student interns at Legislator Lafazan’s Plainview campaign office. Chase has hosted Town of Oyster Bay Democrats, local officials and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran as well a State Senator Jim Gaughran, listening in on the messages for the interns he oversees. On Wednesday August 7 the focus turned to hosting members of the media from WPIX-11 TV and News 12 to Newsday and other outlets. Chase Serota rediscovered his roots: before delivering his speech at the 2017 Jericho graduation ceremony, Chase was introduced as a “news junkie.” Seventeen-year-old Sophia Kim is entering her senior year at Jericho High School this September. Aside from work on the campaign, Kim is focusing on her college applications to the University of Michigan, Duke University and Cornell (Lafazan’s alma mater). But in spring of junior year, she learned about the chance to intern for the Lafazan campaign from an email blast sent by a JHS guidance counselor in winter time. Since then, she’s taken a great opportunity to learn on the campaign trail and at Jericho High School she has become co-student body president for the coming school year (2019-2020). By chance Kim first met Legislator Lafazan at a Jericho Board of Education meeting, and she followed up. “I had no idea what the internship for a County legislator was or how to pronounce his last name. I was skeptical because I am not sure if I am more leaning towards political science or premed in college. I just signed up and did an interview. I did research on the campaign and then I got the internship. When I saw him at our school board’s meeting giving out citations for little
girls from the district, like Girl Scouts, I thought that might be what a county legislator does. But it’s community engagement, outreach and helping others,” Kim said. From canvassing efforts, Kim observed how a few constituents along the campaign trails question whether or not at age 25 Lafazan has had enough experience in government. She says the overwhelming belief in him “as their candidate” starts with considering what Leg. Lafazan has done with passing bills in his first year. She also is encouraged to speak about local politics not having hard-line Democrat or Republican issues when community matters are involved. Through canvassing Sophia Kim has learned about and studied local efforts to curb airplane flight routes and the noise they’ve created over Long Island communities from the north shoe to the south shore. She learned about TVASNAC (the Town-Village Aircraft Safety and Noise Abatement Committee) as well as work from Senator Tom Suozzi and Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng on this effort in Washington. “In the beginning the canvassing role was more about ice breakers and how to talk and approach people. Now the intern role is to learn about local politics. My friend Drew Naiberg-Smith who is going into the position of student representative on the Jericho School Board is also very excited to learn as we hear about Josh’s position as a recent student who then served on his local board of education,” Kim said. Hemani Mehta is a 15-year-old enter-
ing her sophomore year at Jericho High School. Both of her parents are engineers, and Hemani has a 12-year-old younger brother. Her family has lived in Jericho since 2009. She says an opportunity to do something like the 75 interns in Legislator Lafazan’s office are doing over summer was unimaginable until Jericho High School posten an online announcement that caught her interest. “In Jericho Middle School we had a ‘National History Day’ theme which was a competition for kids doing research; you research themes such as ‘conflict and compromise’ or ‘breaking barriers.’ I really loved researching and doing a performance and through that I realized how much I loved researching. I looked through the announcement about this campaign and I saw that there’s a research and policy team. I wanted to learn and become well-versed in researching history and policy -- I had been following national-level politics for the last several years but that is very accessible for the public, but I had no idea about Nassau County or our local level. Local politics is not really out and talked about much, which is unfortunate because a lot of people should know about what goes on at their local level,” she said. When Hemani started her summer with Lafazan’s campaign she was entirely focused on topics to research, and she did not come in understanding Lafazan’s initiatives and positions on issues. Her own support for him was borne from interactions in the communities students have canvassed in See page 16
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Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 3: The Enchantment of Inle Lake, Myanmar BY KAREN RUBIN TRAVEL FEATURES SYNDICATE GOINGPLACESFARANDNEAR.COM My perfect day in Inle Lake, Myanmar, on Leg 3 of the Global Scavenger Hunt, a 23-day aroundthe-world mystery tour, begins the night before, on the JJ Express bus that leaves the temple city of Bagan at 10 pm and arrives at the bus stop (literally in the middle of the street in a small village) at 4:30 am. It is complete darkness, not a sound or stirring besides ourselves as the bus pulls away, leaving us there. For a moment, we feel stranded. Then, out of the shadows, two tiny jitneys – like small tut-tut openback vehicles - appear. The drivers ask which hotels we are bound for so we divide up based on which side of Inle Lake we are staying. We settle the fare (we are in a very limited position to negotiate) and climb in. The jitney drops us at the Sanctum Inle Resort at 5:30 am, where the kindly hotel clerk calls in housekeeping early so we could get into our rooms by 6 am (when 2 pm would have been normal checkin time). This five-star resort makes me feel like I have been dropped into paradise. I am on my own at this point, though at least one other of the 10 teams, SLO Folks, on the Global
Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar, © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com Scavenger Hunt are here – my teammate went on to Mandalay with another team who decided not to compete for points. SLO Folks
(last year’s “World’s Greatest Travelers” GSH champion) has been scrupulous about following rules of the contest (no using com-
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Global Scavenger Hunt, Leg 3: The Enchantment of Inle Lake, Myanmar
Continued from page D1 engage with local people) so they arrive in Inle with no hotel, not even a decent map to start planning how they will attack the scavenges (challenges) and accrue the most points in the limited amount of time. Indeed, this challenge, Leg 3 of our trip, is to depart Yangon (the city formerly known as Rangoon when the former British colony was known as Burma) and complete a triangle of cities (Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake), allowing only two legs by air and return to Yangon by 6 pm on Saturday, making our own arrangements for transpor-
tation and hotel (we are reimbursed $200/night/team). I had planned to go from Bagan to Mandalay with my teammate, but after hearing about Inle Lake from another team (Lawyers Without Borders, a Houston team that has done the Global Scavenger Hunt 12 times) who had been here before, I was enchanted to see it; then, overhearing SLO Folks planning to take the overnight bus, I was determined to see it for myself. The description enchanted me: Located in the middle of Myanmar, in the Shan State, Inle Lake is set in a valley between two mountain ranges,
Shwe Indein Pagoda on Inle Lake, has an astonishing 1,600 Buddhist stupas © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com
Sanctum Inle Resort, a five-star resort on Inle Lake, Myanmar © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com
with whole villages of wooden houses built on stilts in the middle of the lake, floating gardens, boatmen who steer standing up, wrapping one leg around a tall oar. There are 10 different Shan ethnic groups living around the lake and the surrounding hills, home to many different minorities who come down to sell their goods in the villages – like the Long Lake Ladies. Inle Lake was designated a wetland wildlife sanctuary in 1985. Inle Lake feels like a different world to the rest of Myanmar, indeed, it seems like an enchanted Sangri-la. The Sanctum Hotel (Maing Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaungshwe, Myanmar) is on the list of suggested accommodations provided by the GSH “ringmaster” and Chief Experience Officer, Bill Chalmers, and because I am not competing, have booked on hotels. com ($101 for the night). I am delighted to find it is an absolutely gorgeous fivestar luxury resort (the infinity pool on the grounds with views to the lake is breathtaking), and just being here fills me with a contented peace. But that is only the beginning. The kindness of the hotel manager is immensely appreciated. For me, it means I am able to take advantage of the hotel’s 8 am boat tour (that means a traditional wooden boat with the modern convenience of a power motor as well as the boatman’s long oar) because most of Inle Lake’s special attractions are literally on the lake – whole villages, in fact, are built on stilts on the lake; there are floating gardens which are really aquatic farms; floating markets;
the fishermen fish in a distinctive fashion with nets and the boatmen paddle standing up, with their leg wrapped around the tall oar. The temples and other major attractions – silversmiths, weavers, boatmakers – are all reached by the boat. The full-day tour will take me to the Five Day Market, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, Inn Paw Khone Village, Ywa Ma Village, Nam Pan Village (where we visit workshops to see crafts – silversmithing, weaving, boatmaking), Floating Gardens, Nge’ Phe’ Chaung Monastery and Indein Pagoda – essentially enabling me to see all Inle Lake’s highlights in a one-day visit ($35), though there is so much to see, Inle Lake is worth a two or three day stay. The Sanctum Inle Resort is situated on the bank of Inle lake - a shallow lake that’s over 13.5 miles long and 7 miles wide - and to begin the tour I have booked (because I’m not competing, I can book a hotel tour, while the competing team cannot, so they go off to find where the boatmen keep their boats), I am escorted down to the hotel’s dock where the boat and the boatman is waiting. It turns out I am the only one, so this is essentially a private tour. The boatman, a young fellow named Wei Mo, speaks only limited English – enough to tell me where I am going – but it is sufficient, I just don’t expect to get any commentary. It is an amazing experience – gliding across the lake, the fresh air and cool breeze rushing over me, especially after the debilitating 108-degree heat of Bagan. Inle Lake is notable for the
Boatmen harvesting from Inle Lake © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com
Intha, lake dwellers who have a distinctive way rowing their wooden boats by wrapping their leg around a tall oar. At first, the mechanics make no sense. But I realize it is a way of standing and using such a tall oar and keeping the weight balanced on the tiny boats. During the course of the boat tour, I encounter a young fellow fishing (though you have to get out pretty much at sunrise to see the fishermen), boat people harvesting from the lake, go through an entire village built on stilts, where there are also numerous craftsmen and workshops we visit. One stop provides an opportunity to visit with the Long-Neck Ladies (actually only one), who come down from their secluded village to pose for photos with tourists for money. We also visit important pagodas and temples on the lake. It is remarkable to see how the Inthar make the most out of the lake - even creating farmland where none existed. They build floating gardens out of lake-bottom weeds and water hyacinth and grow crops like squash and tomatoes, anchoring them with bamboo poles. I learn that these floating islands can be cut, dragged by boats and even sold like a plot of land. Floating gardens can be found mostly in Kaylar, Inchan and Zayatgyi villages. I love visiting the various workshops in the various villages – it seems each has a specialty. We visit a silversmith workshop where I watch the intricate process before being led into (what else) an elaborate shop, filled with stunning creations. Wei pulls up to Inn Paw Khone
Village, famous for its weaving workshops, but most notably, weaving silk from lotus. Silk weaving in Inn Paw Khon began 100 years ago. At first, they wove from cotton fiber and then changed to silk and finally lotus fiber. and I am told that the technique of making silk from lotus was begun by a woman now more than a century old. I get to watch how a woman delicately pulls a strand from the lotus plant which is wound on a spindle into thread. At the boatmakers, I learn how each one is designed differently for their purpose – a family boat, a fishing boat (7.8 meters), a boat designed for the Long Neck people. “A boat lasts 25 years. Only men make the boats, they need to be strong. It takes 20 days to make a boat; they make lacquer from a tree to paint, wood powder and cotton. It takes two people to cut the teakwood,” she tells me. There are absolutely stunning wood carvings to purchase. But I must travel light. We stop in several of the region’s most important pagodas. Shwe Indein Pagoda is the most impressive of the attractions visited. You walk up a covered walkway lined with beautifully painted columns, up a hill, flanked by an astonishing 1,600 Buddhist stupas, some of stone, some intricately carved, some gilded. Many have been restored but you also see many crumbling with age and being reclaimed by the jungle. (There is a camera fee, 500 kyat, which works out to about 30 cents). According to atlasobscurba.com,
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Sunset over Inle Lake from Friendship Bridge © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com “These structures date from the 14th to the 18th centuries and are typical of Burmese zedi. Like others found across the region, the stupas feature fantastical creatures like chinthe - mythic lion-like beings that protect sacred spaces. These were (and remain) sites for contemplation and meditation and many contain relics inside their bases. The first stupas at Indein were likely commissioned during the reign of King Narapatisithu, although according to legend, it was King Ashoka - the Indian emperor responsible for spreading Buddhism across much of Asia - who
first designated this as a site of particular spiritual importance. Hundreds of years later, that distinction is completely obvious. The sea of ornate spires coupled with the view over the lake and surrounding calm lend this spot an unquestionably mystic, reflective air.” (www.atlasobscura.com/places/ shwe-indein-pagoda) It is breathtaking to see. Inside, people are gathering for a communal feast. We come Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, one of the famous principal shrines See page D6
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BY LOU THEODORE We are approaching back-to-school time and many youngsters attending college in their freshman/sophomore years will be asked to select a major to study. This month’s article provides my pitch on why some should consider engineering as a career. In a very broad sense, engineering is a term applied to the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied to the efficient use of the materials and forces of nature. The term engineer denotes an individual who has received professional training in both pure and applied science, but was often used in the past to describe the operator of an engine, as in the term locomotive engineer. In modern times, these occupations became known as crafts or trades. There are five major branches of engineering, listed below in alphabetical order. 1. Chemical Engineering 2. Civil Engineering
On engineering as a career 3. Electrical Engineering 4. Environmental Engineering 5. Mechanical Engineering One could also add to this engineering list the following fields: aeronautical, astronautical, geological, industrial, marine, military, managerial, mining, naval, petroleum, structural, and the recent addition of nanotechnology. However, since I am a chemical engineer working in both the chemical and environmental fields, chemical and environmental engineering are primarily addressed in the sections to follow.
The engineer (and to a lesser degree the scientist) is known for his problem-solving ability. It is probably this ability more than any other that has enabled many engineers to rise to positions of leadership and top management within their companies. In problem-solving, considerable importance is attached to a proper analysis of the problem, to a logical recording of the problem solution, and to the overall professional appearance of the finished
product of the calculations. The value of an engineer is usually determined by his/her ability to apply basic principles, facts, and methods in order to accomplish some useful purpose. In this modem age of industrial competition, the ultimate definition of a useful purpose is usually based on a tangible profit of monetary value. It is not sufficient, therefore, to have a knowledge and understanding of physics, chemistry, mathematics, mechanics, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, the unit operations, chemical technology, and other related engineering and scientific subjects; he/she must also have the ability to apply this knowledge to practical situations, and, in making these applications, recognize the importance of the dollar sign. Certain methods of logic and techniques of calculation are fundamental to the solution of many problems, and there is a near infinite number of methods. Words such as creative, ingenuity, original, etc., appear in all these approaches. What do they all have in
common? They provide a systematic, logical approach to solving problems, and what follows is this author’s definition of a generic approach. The methodology of solving problems has been discussed by most mathematicians and logicians since the days of Aristotle. Heuristic (“serving to discover”) is the term often given to this study of the methods and rules of solving problems. Nearly always, a stepwise approach to the solution is desirable. The broad steps are: 1. Understanding the problem 2. Devising a plan 3. Carrying out the plan 4. Looking back
History of Engineering
In terms of history, the engineering profession as defined today is usually considered to have originated shortly after 1800. However, many of the “processes” associated with this discipline were developed in antiquity. For example, filtration operations were carried See page D5
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You Don’t Have to Be Old to Get Social Security BY TOM MARGENAU
If you were to play a word association game and the phrase “Social Security” came up, I bet many of you would answer “old people” or “senior citizens.” It’s normal to associate Social Security with old folks because, well, the majority of Social Security beneficiaries are just that. But about 30% of people getting a monthly check from Social Security are nowhere near their golden years. For example, there are about 5 million children who get Social Security on a living or deceased parent’s account. And there are another 10 million people who get Social Security disability benefits. I’ve saved up some questions that deal with those aspects of Social Security for today’s column. Q: I am 62 and not working. I was planning to wait until age 70 to start my Social Security. But I have a 32-year-old son who has had severe physical and mental problems since birth. He is living with us. My wife is 58 and has never worked outside the home because she has been a full-time caregiver for our son. He has never worked and never will. Is there a way I can sign my son up for my Social Security now and still save my own until I’m 70? A: No, you can’t do that. Your son (and your wife) can get benefits on your record only if you are getting benefits yourself. Because of the extra money that would be payable to your son and wife, I think you need to strongly consider filing for benefits now. The rules say that a son or daughter who has been disabled since childhood is due a monthly dependent’s benefit on a parent’s retirement account. And the rules further say that benefits can also be paid to the other caregiving parent, assuming he or she is not working outside the home. Let’s look at what that would mean in your case. At age 62, you would be paid 75% of your full retirement rate. And your son would get an amount equal to 50% of your full retirement benefit. Your wife is also due the 50% rate. Those benefits would continue for the rest of your lives. And if you should happen to die first, your son would get an amount equal to 75% of your full retirement rate. Your wife would get anywhere between 75% and 100%, depending on how old she is when you die. Q: Our son’s wife recently died. They had three children who are all under age 18. We just learned they are possibly due Social Security checks. Are they? And how do we go about getting them? A: If your daughter-in-law was working, and worked long enough to be “insured” for Social Security, then the children would get monthly survivor
benefits on her record. How much work she would have needed in order for her children to be eligible for benefits on her account depends on her age when she died. If she was older, she might need 10 years of work. But it could be as few as 18 months of work if she was very young when she died. Each child is technically due an amount equal to 75% of her full rate. But there is a maximum that can be paid on any Social Security account involving children. The maximum rate depends on several factors. But let’s say it is 175% in your daughter-in-law’s case. That would mean that each child would get a rate equal to a little less than 60% of their mother’s Social Security benefit. I am assuming your son is working. If he is, then he wouldn’t be due any benefits as a caregiving parent similar to those paid to the mother as explained in the answer to the first question. In fact, even if he wasn’t working, then the family maximum rules would prevent him from being paid anything extra. To say that another way, if your son was put on the beneficiary rolls, the family would still get the 175% maximum payment. It would just be split four ways instead of three. As far as how to file for benefits, that’s easy. Your son should call Social Security at 800-772-1213 or go online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Q: I am 52 years old. Recently, I had to quit my job because of various physical problems. How do I sign up for Social Security disability? And can I do so if I am getting unemployment benefits? A: You would be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you have worked and paid Social Security taxes for five out of the last 10 years and if you have an impairment that is expected to keep you from working for at least 12 months. You can apply for disability benefits online at www.socialsecurity. gov or by calling the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213. To the best of my knowledge, there are no laws that prevent you from getting unemployment benefits and Social Security disability benefits at the same time. But consider this. To get unemployment benefits, you are essentially telling the unemployment agency that you are ready willing and able to work. To get Social Security disability benefits, you would be telling SSA that you are so disabled that you can’t do any kind of work. I hope you see the conflict there! Q: I am 60 years old and have multiple physical and mental problems. I haven’t worked in several years. I have applied for Social Security disability three times and been turned down each time. What can I do? A: If you were turned down just once
for Social Security disability benefits, I would say that there is a chance that SSA made a mistake and you should file an appeal. If you were turned down a second time, I’d recommend that it might be time to hire a lawyer who specializes in Social Security disability cases. But if you’ve been turned down three times, then I’d suggest that maybe you simply accept the fact that you do
not meet the legal definition of disability for Social Security purposes. Perhaps there is some light work you can do for a couple more years until you turn 62, at which point you can file for Social Security retirement benefits. If you have a Social Security question, Tom Margenau has the answer. Contact him at email@example.com. COPYRIGHT 2019 CREATORS.COM
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C ontinued from page D3 out 5000 years ago by the Egyptians. Operations such as crystallization, precipitation, and distillation soon followed. Others evolved from a mixture of craft, mysticism, incorrect theories, and empirical guesses during this period. In a very real sense, the chemical industry dates back to prehistoric times when people first attempted to control and modify their environment, and it developed as did any other trade or craft. With little knowledge of science and no means of chemical analysis, the earliest “engineers” had to rely on previous art and superstition. As one would imagine, progress was slow. This changed with time. Industry in the world today is a sprawling complex of raw-material sources, manufacturing plants, and distribution facilities which supply society with thousands of products, most of which were unknown over a century ago. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, an increased demand arose for individuals trained in the fundamentals of these processes. This demand was ultimately met by engineers. The technical advances of the 19th century greatly broadened the field of engineering and introduced a large number of the aforementioned engineering specialties. The rapidly changing demands of the socioeconomic environment in the 20th and 21st centuries have widened the scope even further. One need only review the various branches of engineering listed earlier.
Chemical engineering is one of the basic tenets of engineering, and contains many practical concepts that are utilized in countless real-world industrial applications. A discussion centered on the field of chemical engineering is therefore warranted before proceeding to some specific details regarding this discipline. A reasonable question to ask is: What is chemical engineering? An outdated, but once official definition provided by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is: Chemical engineering is that branch of engineering concerned with the development and application of manufacturing processes in which chemical or certain physical changes are involved. These processes may usually be resolved into a coordinated series of unit physical “operations.” The work of the chemical engineer is primarily concerned with the design, construction, and operation of equipment and plants in which these unit operations and processes are applied. Chemistry, physics, and mathematics are the underlying sciences of chemical engineering, and
On engineering as a career economics is its guide in practice. This definition was appropriate until a few decades ago when the profession branched out from the chemical industry. Today, that definition has changed. Although it is still based on chemical fundamentals and physical principles, these have been de-emphasized in order to allow for the expansion of the profession to other areas. These areas include environmental management, health and safety, computer applications, project management, probability and statistics, ethics, and economics and finance, plus several other “new” topics. This has led to many new definitions of chemical engineering, several of which are either too specific or too vague. A definition proposed by your author, is simply that “chemical engineers solve problems.” Today, this engineering discipline offers the student the largest number of professional options to pursue on graduation, including medicine, law, education, the environment, etc. This would be my first choice for anyone interested in pursuing a career in engineering.
Traditionally, the scope of environmental engineering (originally termed sanitary engineering) was confined primarily to water supply, sewerage, and general environmental sanitation. Since the middle of the 20th century, however, the profession has expanded – due in part to the author - to include increased responsibilities in municipal and industrial waste treatment, air pollution, solid waste management, radiological health, safety, etc. It was originally viewed as a branch of civil engineering, but because of its importance, especially in dense urban-population areas, it acquired the importance of a specialized field. As noted, it now primarily deals with problems involving water supply, treatment, and distribution; disposal of community wastes and reclamation of useful components of such wastes; control of pollution of surface waterways, groundwaters, and soils; air pollution; control of atmospheric pollution; meteorology; housing and institutional management; rural and recreational-site management; insect and vermin control; industrial hygiene, including control of light, noise, vibration, and toxic materials in work areas; and, other fields concerned with the control of environmental factors affecting health. The field of accident and emergency management/ health and hazard risk assessment has as its object the prevention of accidents. In recent years, “safety” engineering has become a specialty adopted by individuals trained in other branches of engineering. With the expanding effort to provide
a healthier environment for the industrial worker, environmental engineering techniques are employed to rid the air of noxious dusts and gases in plants and other working areas. The problem of atmospheric pollution resulting from discharging waste into the atmosphere in large industrial settings became a major concern soon after 1970, a time when I entered the field.
More on Engineering
Other Engineering Disciplines Civil Engineering is the oldest and broadest of all engineering branches. It is in turn subdivided to include specialization in such fields as structural, sanitary, public health, hydraulic, transportation and other established engineering disciplines. They design bridges and tunnels, construct roads, install water-supply and sewage-disposal systems, erect dams, lay out railroads and other transportation systems and plan buildings of all types and sizes for public, private, and industrial uses. Electrical Engineering, another important branch of the profession, deals comprehensively with power generation and its transmission and distribution, electronics and its many applications, transportation, illumination, and all types of electrical machinery. The electrical engineer designs, directs and supervises the construction of electrical systems for the production and utilization of power for the multitudinous purposes of business, industry, and the community. Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest branches in the engineering field. This branch of the engineering profession is subdivided into heat, power, and machine design options with electives in aeronautical, metallurgical and industrial engineering. Devices for heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, engines and other mechanisms for the propulsion of vehicles and missiles on, under, or over land, sea, and air. tools, motors, and machines for all types of industrial production or research are just a few examples of the mechanical engineer’s contributions to the world.
Salaries and Rewards
Beginning salaries for inexperienced engineering graduates vary according to the type of agency seeking their services, geographical area in which the individual is employed, level of responsibility and nature of duties for particular positions, and the competition for engineering positions at any given time. Due to the shortage of engineers in recent years, graduates with no experience have commanded salaries ranging from an average low of $70,000 to an average high of $100,000 per year. Possessors of the Master’s degree begin at higher levels; those with a Doctorate in Engineering receive considerably
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higher starting salaries. Aside from financial rewards, the successful engineer enjoys unlimited opportunity for creative achievement, the satisfaction of contributing significantly to the improvement of standards of living, and a distinctive position of trust and respect in the community. It should be noted that college engineering programs are very difficult. The student cannot expect to succeed without devoting himself entirely to his work in school and to related home assignments. Unless the student is willing to curtail or even forego a great many of the social activities generally associated with attendance at college or with young people of his age, academic problems will probably arise. Although the road to success in engineering is not an easy one, a career in the profession can be realized by a student willing to accept the obligations for required adequate preparation.
Finally, careers in engineering are projected to expand rapidly in the next decade. In this technologically advanced world, the discoveries and solutions being made affect the lives of everyone. Historically, women have been underrepresented in the industries that drive these advances in engineering technology. This mindset, however has been quickly changing. It is exciting to live at such a pivotal moment in history when women have such an incredible opportunity to change the face of industries, not only in engineering but across a variety of fields. Thankfully, our nation draws its intellectual power from 100% of the population, not 47.9%, as with many other nations. When I retired some years ago, 50% of my students were women. And, more often than not, they outperformed the men. Maybe they felt they had something to prove. Visit the author at: www. theodorenewsletter.com or Basketball Coaching 101 (Facebook)
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in Myanmar, just crammed with boats and worshippers. The pagoda houses five small Buddha images which are much revered by the lake-dwellers. Once a year, in late September-early October, there is a pagoda festival when four of the five Buddha images are taken on an elaborately decorated barge towed by several boats of leg-rowers, rowing in unison, and other accompanying boats, making an impressive procession on the water. Ngaphechaung Monastery is a beautiful wooden monastery built on stilts over the lake at the end of the 1850s, the biggest and oldest monastery on the lake. The monastery is known for a collection of old Myanmar’s Buddha images from different eras. It is also notable because the monks have taught a few of the many cats living with them to jump
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through hoops (that is the reputation, but I don’t get to see any cats). I skip stopping for lunch so am able to condense the tour somewhat, which brings me back to the hotel at 2:30 pm. I indulge in Sanctum’s utterly stunning pool - I would rank one of the best resort pools in the world – an infinity pool of black and silver that shimmers as you swim, magnificently set with a view down to the lake, richly landscaped, a great size for actually swimming as well as playing around. It is also one of the most magnificent places just to lounge. I meet families from around the world. I am back in my room by 5 pm, to walk about a mile up the road from the resort into the nearby village of Maing Thauk. I am bound for the Friendship Bridge where one of the scavenges is to watch the sunset. I love to see the Burmese alphabet, with its circles and curley-cues, on signs (few have English translation, except for the Noble Aim PreSchool, my Rosetta Stone, and a traffic sign with a drawing of a parent holding a child’s hand, indicating a school crossing). I come upon a school holding a sports competition that has drawn a tremendous audience. Even though hardly anyone speaks English, we manage to chat (icebreaker: What is going on? Where is the bridge?). It’s a good thing I ask the fellow if I was going the right way to get to the Friendship Bridge I am looking for, because he directs me to turn left on the next corner (I would have gone straight). The Bridge connects many structures and from which people can get onto the scores of wooden boats that gather here, especially to offer sunset “cruises”, as well as walk to several restaurants. The views and the evening activity are just magnificent. It’s like watching the entire community walk by.
What I’ve noticed during this incredibly brief visit is exactly what GSH’s organizer Bill Chalmers had hoped when he dealt with a question of whether we should be in a place that has earned worldwide condemnation for human rights abuses. Travel is about seeing for yourself, but also gaining an understanding of one another, disabusing stereotypes or caricatures, and most significantly, not seeing others as “other”, which works both ways. In very real ways (and especially now), travelers are ambassadors, no less than diplomats. Boycotting destinations because of their governments, isolating people from one another, cutting off the exchange of ideas and people-to-people engagements is not how change happens – that only hardens points of view, and makes people susceptible to fear-mongering and all the bad things that have happened throughout human history as a result. “See for yourself,” Chalmers tells us. What I see in the people I’ve encountered is a kindness, a warmth of spirit, a sweetness among the people here. I see it in how parents hold their children, how the boatman, Wei Moi, shows such etiquette among the other boatmen, how helpful people are. And how readily they smile. This leg has been a Par 5 in difficulty (Par 6 being the most difficult during this, the 15th Global Scavenger Hunt) – which has entailed us going out of Yangon to Bagan, Mandalay and/or Inle Lake (many more rules on top of that, including no more than 2 flights), taking overnight bus or hiring a taxi or train, and so forth. But Chalmers devious design has worked – in just these four days, we really do immerse ourselves in Myanmar, though our itinerary most properly should be done in 11 days (there are several operators
who offer such trips). Inle Lake is worth at least a two or three day stay to be completely immersed in its spell. There is a tremendous amount to do and experience. You can reach Inle Lake by air, bus (Joyous Journey Express, known as JJ Express, provided excellent service; travel on the first-class bus geared to tourists, www.jjexpress.net), or hire a driver to Inle Lake from various other major destinations in Myanmar (Bagan, Mandalay, Yangon). The closest airport to Inle Lake is Heho airport (HEH) which is 45 minutes away from the lake. The final challenge of this leg is to get back to our hotel, the Sule Shangrila, in Yangon by 6 pm, and for those competing to hand in their scorecards and proof of completing the scavenges. That’s when we will learn where in the world we will go next, and where we will all compare experiences. See more travel information, http:// myanmartravelinformation.com/whereto-visit-inle/. The Global Scavenger Hunt is an annual travel program that has been operated for the past 15 years by Bill and Pamela Chalmers, GreatEscape Adventures, 310-281-7809, GlobalScavengerHunt.com. _________________________________ © 2019 Travel Features Syndicate, a division of Workstyles, Inc. All rights reserved. Visit goingplacesfarandnear.com, www.huffingtonpost.com/author/karenrubin & travelwritersmagazine.com/ TravelFeaturesSyndicate/. Blogging at goingplacesnearandfar. wordpress.com & moralcompasstravel. info. Send comments or questions to FamTravLtr@aol.com. Tweet @ TravelFeatures. ‘Like’ us at facebook. com/NewsPhotoFeatures
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Where are millennials and other groups moving to in the US?
s a side note, I do a lot of reading and researching for my columns to make sure my information is to the point and accurate and to the best of my ability, as educational as possible for our readers. This is extremely important to me considering all the inaccurate and phony information that is spewed and blasted out and dumped onto the internet and in newspapers. I imagine many believe what they hear and read at face value is accurate and truthful and may not question the validity of the information. I had mentioned a few columns ago, that if you want to fact check things that you read, see or hear, especially by our politicians, go to snopes.com and voila, the truth can be had! Nothing is perfect in the real world, but transparency and accuracy for the most part can be ascertained with some careful and “Sherlock Holmes” type investigation. Now let’s get into this week’s column. The millennial group has been leaving our area in droves for a number of years, as I have previously explained, due to the high cost of purchasing, taxes, not having the necessary “large” down payment required as well as a lower than normal inventory of affordable homes, condos, coops and homeowner associations. Do you know where they are moving? Obviously, some of you know where your kids are relocating to and the fact that you may only see them or your grandchildren once a year or much less frequently compared to when they were here on Long Island. I have heard from many older homeowners who truly wish they could be around their children and grandchildren like before, which have been making them, ponder and consider moving closer to them in the near future. For those that could afford to stay, that represents a small percentage of the
BY PHILIP A. RAICES total, considering that many more families and individuals are leaving New York State than are coming to live here. The top five cities that seem to be attracting people, not only from New York State but other states are: 1.) Salt Lake City, Utah and its surrounding communities is the top place for many, which offers high employment rates (less than 3% unemployment) and magnificent surroundings. It’s a superb place to live as well as invest, especially for those in their twenties and thirties. The median home price for the second quarter of 2019 was $255,000-$663,125. But just two years ago in June of 2017 they ranged from $190,000 in Salt Lake City to $470,000 in South Jordan and Holladay (up 21+%). So those that had moved out there gained more appreciation while being able to get into the housing market at a reasonable cost. However, there are four more States/ cities which have gained a lot of traction of the last five to ten years. 2.) Seattle, Washington is the go to place for millennial group, which make up a sizable percentage of the population. Although prices have cooled a bit since 2018, prices have increased eight percent for homes less than $380,000, obviously due to the greater demand in that price point. The most expensive homes of $760,000 and higher still increased two percent. The middle tier saw a 4.5% increase and prices ranged from $355,000-655,000 in Pierce, Snohomish and King Counties. 3.) Austin, Texas is the third most popular destination and has an above normal job growth and is the second top city in the country for the number of job that have become available. Dell, Apple and Google are some of
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the major players attracting new talent and is now called “Silicon Hills. Lastly, environmental sustainability is another factor by which millennials, who make “green practices” as a dominant and important variable in their mindset in relocating to Austin.” The median home price was $407,400 in May, up 5.8% year over year, according to the latest monthly report from the Austin Board of Realtors, which was published on June 20. 4.) Charlotte, North Carolina is the fourth most popular destination to relocate to and has seen one of the largest increases in populations from 2016-2017 (number 7 as per the U.S. Census Bureau), causing prices to increased 9.5% over the last year and the prediction is that they will continue to grow at 6.1% through 2020 (as per the Zillow research team) Supply is way below normal @ at 3.6 months in January 2019. (normal balanced supply is 5-6 months). And although inventory has increased slightly and sales have decreased slightly, prices are still up due to the demand for housing. Charlotte is a major banking and financial hub, second to New York City offering a slew of higher paying jobs, allowing many to purchase their first homes. Seven Fortune 500 companies are headquartered within the metro area, including Bank of America, Lowe’s and Honeywell. Microsoft’s East Coast headquarters are there too! 5.) The last great city people are gravitating to is Dallas, Texas. Extremely attractive job opportunities, job growth of 3.9+% as well as reasonable home prices. Real estate news site Point2 Homes reports that from December 2013 to December 2018, Dallas’ median home price increased from $229,900 to $285,000, a 24 percent
jump that equates to an additional cost of $55,100. However, compared to other surrounding towns studied, it had the lowest price appreciation, making it much easier for many to purchase a home. As you can see the typical price ranges (and real estate taxes too) in all the cities are considerably lower and much more affordable than our local Long Island towns, which makes many moving out of New York a “no brainer.” In order to compete with those other cities, and see improvements in our dwindling millennial populations, (and others), New York State and its politicians, really need to think outside the box, otherwise the writing is on the wall and the “brain drain” and future monies lost, will continue to be the detriment to all our communities. Philip A. Raices is the owner/Broker of Turn Key Real Estate at 3 Grace Ave Suite 180 in Great Neck. He has earned designations as a Graduate of the Realtor Institute (G.R.I.) and also as a Certified International Property Specialist (C.I.P.S.). He will provide you with “free” regular updates of sold and new homes in your town via the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island (MLSLI)or go to WWW.Li-RealEstate. Com as well as a “free” value analysis of what your home might sell for in today’s market without any “strings” attached. He can also provide a copy of “Unlocking the Secrets of Real Estate’s New Market Reality or Our Seller’s or Buyer’s Guides for “Things to Consider when Selling or Purchasing your Home. Just email or snail mail(regular mail) him with your request with your name, email and cell number and he will send it out ASAP. For a consultation, he can be reached by Cell: (516) 647-4289 or by email: Phil@TurnKeyRealEstate. Com to answer any of your questions or concerns.
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New bills will help curb bike ‘ride-outs’ From page 1 tle the police can do. “This is a really big issue that the police departments have been dealing with these past few months. As it stands now, they’re not really able to enforce anything as there’s no statute on the books dealing with these ride-outs.”
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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County of Nassau HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007AR3 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AR3, V. PETER BOUDOUVAS, ET AL. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 08, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007AR3 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AR3 is the Plaintiff and PETER BOUDOUVAS, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the CALENDAR CONTROL PART (CCP) COURTROOM OF THE SUPREME COURT, FIRST FLOOR, 100 SUPREME COURT DRIVE, MINEOLA, NY 11501, on August 27, 2019 at 11:30AM, premises known as 9 LONDON ROAD, SYOSSET, NY 11791: Section 12, Block 356, Lot 12 and 33: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING NEAR HICKSVILLE, TOWN OF OYSTER BAY, COUNTY OF NASSAU AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 14596/2013. James J. Keefe, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. SYO 4295 4X 07/26,08/02,09,16 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County of Nassau MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS TRUST COMPANY, A/K/A M&T BANK, S/B/M HUDSON CITY SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff against MELISSA WILLIAMS, et al
Defendants Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered February 8, 2019, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at the CCP Courtroom in the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY, 11501 on August 27, 2019 at 11:30 AM. Premises known as 2 Joan Court, Woodbury, NY 11797. Sec 15 Block 175 Lot 82. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Woodbury, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $849,624.64 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 5816-14. Alan Gerson, Esq., Referee Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein Such & Crane, LLP, 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103, Westbury, NY 11590 CHJNY469 SYO 4296 4X 07/26,08/02,09,16 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court Nassau County THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON AS TRUSTEE FOR CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1, Pltf. vs. GIRJADAYAL GAYADIN A/K/A GAYADIN GIRJADAYAL, et al, Defts. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered April 24, 2078, I will sell at publication auction on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Nassau County Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY prem. k/a 45 Adams Street, Oyster Bay, NY a/k/a Section 27, Block 1, Lot 203. Said property beginning at a point in the Southerly side of Adams Street, which said point of beginning is 179.76 ft. Easterly from the intersection of the Southerly side of Adams Street with the Easterly side of Lexington Avenue; and from said point of beginning; being a plot 62.50 ft. x 157.23 ft. x 62.21 ft. x 163.26 ft. Approx. amt. of judgment is $807,112.69 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms
and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index #000093/14. KEVIN GLYNN, Referee. COHN & ROTH, Attys. For Pltf., 100 East Old Country Rd., Mineola, NY. #97365 SYO 4298 4X 08/09,16,23,30 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF HOME SAFE HOME CHILDPROOFING, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 7/18/2019. Office: Nassau County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it made be served to 85 Estate Dr., Jericho, NY 11753. Purpose: Any lawful activity. SYO 4299 6X 08/09,165,23,30,09/06,13 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 AUGUST 22, 2019, at 7:00 P. M., to consider the following appeals: ----------------------------------------------BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS APPEAL NO. 19-443 SYOSSET FRANINA RESTAURANT CORP.: (A) Variance to allow existing parapet having less side yard setback and front yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. (B) Variance to allow existing fabric awning (#1) having less front yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. (C) Variance to allow existing fabric awning (#2) having less side yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. (D) Variance to allow existing greenhouse having less side yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. (E) Variance to allow existing shed having less side yard setback and rear yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. (F) Variance to allow the expansion of use to legally existing nonconforming tenancy. (G) Variance for the reduction of off-street parking spaces.
Reduction of spaces to 23 when 47 spaces are required. S/s/o W. Jericho Tpke., 153 ft. E/o Oak Dr., a/k/a 54 W. Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY ----------------------------------------------APPEAL NO. 19-444 SYOSSET RICHARD OLIVERI: (A) Variance to construct one story addition having less average side/front yard setback (Hickman Court) than permitted by Ordinance. (B) Amend Specific Plan as presented for Appeal No. 17-319 and granted by Decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals, dated July 27, 2017. SW/ cor. of Hickman St. & Hickman Ct., a/k/a 25 Hickman Street, Syosset, NY ----------------------------------------------APPEAL NO. 19-445 SYOSSET DAVID SMITH: (A) Variance to construct front roof over porch having less average front yard setback than permitted by Ordinance. (B) Variance to construct second story additions having less side yard setback and aggregate side yards than permitted by Ordinance; also encroachment of eaves and gutters. N/s/o Meadowbrook Rd., 150 ft. W/o Berry Hill Rd., a/k/a 8 Meadowbrook Road, Syosset, NY ----------------------------------------------AUGUST 12, 2019 BY ORDER OF THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TOWN OF OYSTER BAY, OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK SYO 4300 1X 08/16 NOTICE OF LIQUOR LICENSE Notice is hereby given that license (number pending) has been applied for by the undersigned to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 236 West Jericho Turnpike, Syosset NY 11791 for on-premises consumption. Mara’s Southern Kitchen, Inc.
SYO 4301 2X 08/16,23 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF TWENTY4 HOME SERVICES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 24, 2019. Location: Nassau. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Carlos Cabana, 17 Cathedral Ave, Garden City, NY 11530. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. SYO 4302 6X 08/16,23,30,09/06,13,20 NOTICE OF SALE Supreme Court County of Nassau BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF H. CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Pltf. vs. IRA CHERNICK, et al, Defts. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated July 2, 2019, I will sell at public auction on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the Calendar Control Part (CCP) of the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY prem. k/a 62 Hunt Drive, Jericho, NY a/k/a Section 17, Block 18, Lot 62. Said property lying and being at Jericho, Town of Oyster Bay, County of Nassau and State of New York, known and designated as Lot 62 on a certain Subdivision map entitled, “Map of the Hunt Club” filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau on Nov. 24, 1987, as Case No. 9243. Approx. amt. of judgment is $16,048.59 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index #612467/2018. MICHAEL B. MIROTZNIK, Referee. JAY L. YACKOW, Atty. For Pltf., 355 Post Ave., Ste. 201, Westbury, NY. #97344 JNJ 7922 4X 08/02,09,16,23
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Sold Price: $750,000 Date:06/24/2019 4 beds, 2 Full/1 Half baths Style: Colonial # of Families: 1
43Circle, Maryetta Court, Syosset 31 Southwood Syosset Sold Price: $580,000 Date: 05/31/2019 6 beds, 3 Full baths Style: Colonial # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 65x100 Schools: Syosset Total Taxes: $25,065 MLS# 3106619
Sold Price: $1,099,000 Date: 07/22/2019 4 beds, 2 Full/1 Half baths Style: Colonial # of Families: 1
Lot Size: 1.1 Schools: Syosset Total Taxes: $22,148 MLS# 3094603
2 1st Street, Syosset Sold Price: $539,000 Date: 06/12/2019 3 beds, 1 Full/1 Half baths Style: Ranch # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 59x111 Schools: Syosset Total Taxes: $9,215 MLS# 3101268
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Lot Size: .41 Schools: Syosset Total Taxes: $30,813 MLS# 3121604
Sold Price: $525,000 Date:05/06/2019 4 beds, 1 Full baths Style: Cape # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 60x110 Schools: Syosset Total Taxes: $14,194
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