Half Hollow Hills - 9/17/2015 Edition

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Bell Tolls To Remember 9/11 Victims A firefighter rang a bell to honor the fallen during the Huntington Manor Fire Department’s 9/11 memorial ceremony in Huntington Station Friday. For more coverage on how Huntington communities commemorated the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, see Page A3. MELVILLE


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Melville Mall To Reduce Size Of Sign By Chris Mellides cmellides@longislandergroup.com

The owners of the Melville Mall on Route 110 must chop the size of the strip’s 25-foot pylon sign down to 19 feet and push it back 10 feet from the road, the Town of Huntington’s Zoning Board of Appeals ruled last week. The move comes six months after the ZBA instructed the owners, Federal Realty Investment Trust, to redesign the sign when it filed for a sign variance, according to John Breslin, of Breslin Appraisal, who represents Federal Realty. (Continued on page A22)

The 25-foot pylon sign at entrance of the Melville Mall will be taken down in favor of a 19-foot sign that will be set back another 10 feet from the curb.

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Barrett, Berland Win Working Families Party Nominations Working Families Party voters chose Keith M. Barrett and incumbent Councilwoman Susan Berland by wide margins to be their nominees for two town board seats in a primary election last Thursday. Out of 1,356 eligible voters, Barrett, a Melville resident who works in the town’s general services department, received 205 votes, or 47.1 percent, followed by Berland, who received 113 votes, or 30.6 percent. Of the other candidates on the ballot, Charles Marino came closest, with 91 votes, or 21 percent of the turnout. Richard R. Hall received four votes, followed by Valerie Stringfellow, who got two votes. Barrett and Berland, who will be seeking her fifth term in office, will be going up against incumbent Gene Cook (I) and Northport-East Northport school board member Jennifer Thompson, both of whom are backed by the town Republican

Keith M. Barrett party, in the general election on Nov. 3. Both Barrett and Berland were endorsed by the town Democratic party. The Conservative Party backed Michael Helfer for a run at the seat, and also endorsed Cook’s nomina-

Susan Berland tion. As of Tuesday, the results were unofficial did not include absentee ballots and affidavits, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections. -CORRY

Verizon SeeksCell TowerMove When the Dix Hills water tower on Colby Drive was repainted last year, cell companies with antennas atop the structure temporarily put their equipment on a temporary monopole. One of the companies, Verizon Wireless, now wants to put its antenna back in a slightly different location -- one that it believes will allow for better reception for its customers. The move requires approval by the town board, which was scheduled to set a public hearing on the matter Wednesday. The hearing was slated for Oct. 6. Deputy Town Attorney Tom Glascock said Verizon’s plan does not change the scope of its license with the town. “It’s just a technical thing,” he said. -- CORRY


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Huntington Remembers 9/11 Attacks At Ceremonies

The East Northport Fire Department released peace doves at its annual 9/11 memorial ceremony, which was attended by dozens of community members. Long Islander News photo/Janee Law

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Families seeking comfort in one another walk down the Heckscher Park 9/11 memorial pathway in Huntington on Friday, Sept. 11 following a ceremony to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

By Carl Corry, Chris Mellides and Janee Law info@longislandergroup.com

Somber memorials were held around Huntington last week on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. At a noon ceremony at Heckscher Park’s 9/11 Memorial in Huntington, the names of the 43 Huntington residents who died in the attacks were read, as flowers were placed in front of the memorial walkway and a bell rang in their honor. The ceremony ended with a moment of silence and a tune from a single bagpipe player. Lastly, family members of 9/11 victims picked up roses, walked down the pass and placed the flowers on rock in front of the waterfall to pay their respects. Twelve friends and family members of James Brian Reilly, a 25-yearold bond trader for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods who died in the south tower,

attended the ceremony. The clan left a bouquet of flowers on the rocks in front of the waterfall, with a note that read, “We love you Jimmy!” Reilly was a son, grandson, a godfather, a brother and fiancé to Jen Bresler, who is now 39, at the time. Older sister Jeanne Reilly Kennedy, 47, said Reilly referred to himself as the king of the world. “He had a great sense of humor. He made everyone feel special and important,” said older brother Bill Reilly, 53. Bill’s twin sister, Christine, remembers James as compassionate and fun-loving. “He lived life to the fullest, those 25 years were full of action,” she said. “He was very special.” At the Huntington Manor Firehouse in Huntington Station, the department rang bells to honor those who served their country and gave their lives while on duty. It was also a time to remember the (Continued on page A22)

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Reilly family leaves flowers in remembrance of James Brian Reilly, with a note that reads, “We love Firefighters mark the time the twin towers’ north tower Friends and family of James Brian Reilly attend at 9/11 memorial cere- you Jimmy!” at the Heckscher collapsed with a salute at the East Northport Fire Demony at Hecksher Park in Huntington. Reilly died on the 89th floor in Park 9/11 memorial service in partment 9/11 memorial service. the south tower 14 years ago. Huntington.

The East Northport Fire Department’s 9/11 memorial, which includes a piece of steel from the twin towers, was a centerpiece of the department’s annual ceremony marking the 2001 terrorist attacks.



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POLICE REPORT Compiled by Chris Mellides

Huntington: The Flood Zone

Jewelry Box Snatched

but all I had to do was look out the window, see END-OF-SUMMER FLOODING… With the torrents of water coming summer unofficially over, last Thursday redown from the sky, and decide minded us how grateful we should be for havto stay indoors. ing had such great, dry season. Not only has it been ridiculous- IN THE KNOW UM, WE MEANT ly humid out lately, but Mother WITH AUNT ROSIE “MELODIES”… Our loyal Nature also decided to dump readers might predict our pick what seemed like a year’s supply of rain in our for last week’s unfortunate area. Plowing through the greater area of Huntword of the week: maladies. A malady is a disington, such as on E. Main St., pools of water ease or ailment. Problem is, due to a typo, we shot up from both sides of my Buick. I felt like I used “maladies,” not “melodies,” to describe cerwas Moses, splitting the Red Sea. Since the tain Rosh Hashanah festivities planned for the Huntington area is prone to dangerous flood Jewish New Year earlier this week. My colwarnings during a torrential downpour, we leagues at The Long-Islander got a call and an should prepare ourselves for next time. My sugemail or two pointing out the error. Our apologestion, get your canoes out! They are more gies. There were no maladies at the High Holipractical, and you’ll make it to your destination day services in Huntington, only melodies! a lot quicker. Shanah tovah!

SPEAKING OF LAST WEEK’S WEATHER… With just about everyone possessing one of those fancy smartphones (I keep a trusty flip phone), did you notice the collective buzzing and alarm sounds coming out of them with “flash flood warning” text alerts from the National Weather Service? I don’t know about you,

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Several pieces of jewelry were reported stolen from a Melville residence Sept. 4. The incident was believed to have occurred Aug. 17 at around 12 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry.

Mauled Mailbox Police received a report Sept. 3 that an unknown person destroyed the mailbox outside of a Threepence Drive home in Melville home. The incident was believed to have occurred at roughly 2:40 a.m. on the same day.

Masonry Thief On Sept. 3, police received a report that a stolen credit card was used to purchase goods from K&K Mason, Stone & Garden Supplies on 1159 Walt Whitman Road in Melville. The store was notified that the card was stolen after the unauthorized cardholder placed the order via telephone and walked away with the merchandise.

Stolen Card, Quick Cash Police received a report that an unknown person made an unauthorized cash withdrawal from the Chase bank account of a Dix Hills resident. The incident was believed to have occurred Sept. 4 at around 9 a.m.

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Pinched Possessions Jewelry was reported stolen from a Melville home Sept. 5 along with a purse, wallet and credit cards. The incident was thought to have occurred Aug. 15 at approximately 12 p.m. There was no sign of a break-in.

“It’s a hard day for a lot of us. Some people don’t want to deal with it at all. Some people grieve it. Some people get through it.” Huntington Remembers 9/11 Attacks At Ceremonies, Page A3

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Temple Hosts Steve Israel For Book Talk Temple Beth Torah in Melville will host a book talk with U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) speaking about his recently published satirical novel “The Global War on Morris.” “We’re very pleased that Congressman Israel will be talking about his new book to our temple members and friends,” said Susie Moskowitz, senior rabbi at Temple Beth Torah. “We know that he is a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker.” “The Global War on Morris” is a witty political satire taken from the headlines by Israel, who’s met the characters, heard the conversations, and seen the plot twists firsthand. Israel has said he wrote the book on his Blackberry during snatched moments between House votes, meetings and everything else that keeps a Congressman going at breakneck speed. It tells the story of Morris Feldstein, a pharmaceutical salesman who lives and works on Long Island. He loves the Mets, loves his wife Rona, and loves things just the way they are. He does not enjoy the news; he does not like to argue. Rona may want to change the world; Morris wants the world to leave him alone. He does not make waves. But one day Morris is seduced by a lonely, lovesick receptionist at one of the doctors’ offices along his sales route, and in a moment of weakness charges a non-business expense to his company credit card. The misstep draws him into a world of blackmail and espionage.

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel talks about his political satire, The Global War on Morris, Sept. 18 at Temple Beth Torah in Melville.

Though the work is pure fiction, locals will recognize more than a few names and details. The congressman, who was a Dix Hills resident when he started his political careers as a Huntington Councilman, today represents the 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Queens and the townships of North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Huntington and Smithtown. He is the sixth ranking member of the House Democratic Leadership, serving as chair of Policy and Communications, in which he focuses on the issue of

middle-class economic security and opportunity. While speaking to the House Democratic Caucus in 2013, former President Bill Clinton called Israel “one of the most thoughtful people in the House of Representatives.” Also known for his quick wit, Israel is not one to pass up an opportunity to take jabs at the establishment, especially one’s whose names end in Cheney. His talk begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at Temple Beth Torah, 35 Bagatelle Road, Melville.



Opinion ‘Not the types set up by the printer return their impression, the meaning, the main concern.’

Shine Light On Heroin Crisis The heroin crisis on Long Island con- ment agencies talk in statistics, addiction tinues to worsen. takes its toll on families and addicts’ It started years ago with increased loved ones. Few know the frustrations availability, and consequently the abuse and heartbreak better than do the family of, highly addictive prescription opiates of John Brower. The Dix Hills man was like oxycodone. As abuse rates rose, so 25 when he died of an overdose last June did crime rates. after struggling to stay clean. The shocking death of two pharmacy The Brower family’s effort to turn employees and two custheir grief into positive action tomers at a Long Island EDITORIAL is detailed in a story in this pharmacy by an addict week’s edition. They raise seeking just such drugs in 2011 was the awareness by telling their story, and raise game-changer. The crackdown on pre- money for a nonprofit that funds longscription drugs by law enforcement and term, in-patient treatment for addicts. drug regulators that followed also preThe answers are not in law enforcecipitated a sharp rise in the number of ment alone. Users need treatment to be addicts turning to heroin as an alterna- freed from their addiction, and they need tive. continuing support once they get clean. Predictably, overdoses, deaths and Treatment facilities are needed. crime rates have followed that upward Equally important: we need to talk trend. Robberies are up in both Suffolk about it. Heroin is a problem in our comand Nassau counties, according to police munities and in our schools. Families statistics. So, too, is the number of like the Browers and ex-addicts who deaths due to heroin overdoses, though share their stories put a human face on those numbers undoubtedly are lower the heroin crisis and drive home the point because the opiate antidote Narcan has that the crisis isn’t just in other commubeen made widely available. nities – it’s right here in our own backWhile law enforcement and govern- yard.

TO THE EDITOR: The increase in the use of e-cigarettes among our youth concerns me as a father, a doctor and as a legislator. Accompanying this increase is a conception that ecigarettes are safe; this is a myth that, left un-checked,

will prove to be a disservice to our youth. In April of this year, the Centers for Disease Control reported that e-cigarette use tripled among middle and high school students in a single year, surpassing every other tobacco product on the market including traditional cigarettes. What are the consequences to this trend? Let’s be clear: e-cigarettes contain nicotine,


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Studies of youth have shown that non-smokers with previous exposure to ecigarettes compared with those without exposure were more likely to report use of a combustible tobacco product. This is not speculation or opinion, but evidencedbased, scientific data. Let’s also consider that the delivery of formaldehyde through e-cigarettes is nearly five times greater than that of conventional cigarettes. Commonly used as a fungicide, germicide, disinfectant and a preservative in mortuaries, formaldehyde has been classified as a human carcinogen. Prolonged exposure to formaldehyde can lead to cancer. There’s no reason on

this Earth that a young person should be exposed to this, yet sadly they are. I will continue to be a voice on this issue as it relates to our youth. It is our responsibility to afford young people the opportunity to become the best versions of themselves. Stacking the cards against them with an environment that makes them vulnerable to using e-cigarettes is just not acceptable. I will explore all options available and work with parents to protect against the dangers of e-cigarettes. Sincerely, DR. WILLIAM R. SPENCER Suffolk County Legislator (D-Centerport)

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which negatively affects developing adolescent brains. The teenage brain has higher levels of dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating attention and impulse. Consumption of nicotine increases dopamine levels and makes the user vulnerable to engaging in risky behaviors, like becoming users of traditional cigarettes among other things.

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One Family’s Fight For Drug Awareness

The Brower family in the backyard of their Dix Hills home in front of a garden planted in memory of John Brower Jr. who died of a drug overdose June 2014. From left to right: John Brower Sr., Jody Brower, Kristen Brower, Robert Brower. By Chris Mellides cmellides@longislandergroup.com

Heroin has put a chokehold on Long Island communities, with the number of heroin users and drug arrests rising over the past few years. In January, then-Northport Village police chief, Eric Brikenthal reported 44 drug arrests involving the dangerous opiate for 2014, up from 22 confirmed arrests in 2013. In just one

year, arrests doubled, and police say that they expect the numbers will continue to grow. For Dix Hills residents Jody and John Brower, the consequences of heroin abuse are all too real. In June 2014, the parents of three lost their son John to a drug overdose. “He was addicted to oxycodone, and we all know oxycodone is a gateway drug, Brower said. Now that it’s become harder to get, it escalat-

ed to where he tried heroin.” Brower says that his late son had been in rehab numerous times, but after 59 days of sobriety, he relapsed. Following John’s tragic death, the Brower family felt the need to speak out against drug abuse and raise awareness with the goal of helping young people held captive by heroin addiction. In search of answers the Browers discovered The Outreach Program,

an organization established in 1980 to provide treatment to those addicted to drugs and alcohol, particularly teenagers. “The fact that the average stay at Outreach is outside of the realm of what your insurance covers is crucial. I believe their average stay is between 12 and 14 months,” Brower said. “Right now, if you have health insurance, it covers 28 or 30 days of (Continued on page A19)




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Afghani Cuisine Thrives In Huntington

Owner Manila presents chicken and lamb kebab with sautéed pumpkin and brown rice. Brown rice, sautéed pumpkin (top left) and cauliflower stew. By Tes Silverman info@longislandergroup.com

Hidden in a shopping plaza across from Dix Hills Animal Hospital is Kabul Restaurant, a family-owned restaurant serving Afghani cuisine since 1991. While it may seem unassuming from the outside, don’t let the exterior fool you. When you walk in, you are greeted by Manila, one of the owners, whose warm welcome is not unlike the atmosphere of the restaurant. Hues of red, pink and dark wood give off an inviting ambience that extends to the images that line the walls. More importantly, you experience the same sentiment from the meals you are served. Appetizers like pakowra-ebadenjan (batter-dipped eggplant with meat sauce and mantoo (steamed dumplings with ground meat and onions) are great starters. They both go for $6.95. The batterdipped eggplant may look heavy,

but is actually light and crunchy. While the eggplant is usually served with yogurt and meat sauce, it can be served without them and not diminish the eggplant’s flavors. In comparison to the batter-dipped eggplant, the dumpling’s thin wrapper makes it easy to taste the flavors of the tender ground meat. For entrees, Kabul’s combination beef and chicken kebab with brown rice ($15.95), challaw kadu (sauteed pumpkin topped with yogurt, $13.95) and challaw gulpi (cauliflower stew cooked with tomatoes, onions, ginger and spices, $12.95) should not be missed. The combination kebab is a great choice for meat lovers because you can taste the different spices used to cook the chicken or beef. You can substitute succulent lamb for the chicken or beef for a few extra dollars. The kebabs are served in skewers and are quite tender and bursting with flavor. For vegetarians, the challaw kadu

Chicken and lamb kabob with brown rice with carrots and raisins (sautéed pumpkin) and challaw gulpi (cauliflower stew) are great choices. The sautéed pumpkin is tender and slightly sweet, which brings out its texture. The cauliflower is cooked in tomatoes, ginger and onions creating a stew that is light but filled with flavor. The

tomato sauce combined with the spices transforms the bland cauliflower into a delicious entree. The challaw kadu and challaw gulpi are some examples of dishes that could be ordered as vegan because as in the case of the batter-dipped egg(Continued on page A9)


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up on Long island in the 1960’s, author and food blogger T.W. Barritt thought TV dinners to be among the highest epicurean achievements. A Carvel cone with sprinkles was the icing on that cake. It wasn’t until Baggitt began to truly appreciate food that he began to learn that the Island – all 118 miles of it – has a rich and distinct food history, he says. Oysters, duckling, pickles and potatoes are just part of the story. Barritt’s book, Long Island Food, published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, explores the evolution of Long Island’s “still-thriving agricultural community” first built by immigrants and honed to a multi-million dollar wine/agritourism industry. For those old enough to remember when ducks covered whole acres on the east end, and small farms existed in most communities, the book is a nostalgic look back. For everyone else, it’s a fascinating look how that history led to the today’s gastro-cuisine and craft beverage movements. Among the histories and vignettes that make up the book, be on the lookout for the stories

inajian Poultry Farm, and roadside burger spot The Shack. Published September 14, Long Island Food is available at booksellers; visit arcadiapublishing.com or historypress.net for more information. WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Ex-

ecutive chef Paul Miranda, 41, of, Brookville, and coowner Stu Kritz, 57, of Melville, opened the New Americanstyle restaurant True

Author T. W. Barritt explores the region’s food history in the just-published Long Island Food. North on Sept. 10 at 54 New St. in Huntington village, in the spot formerly occupied by Vitae. Miranda is no newbie to Huntington. He is the former chef at Swallow on New York Avenue. The 25-staff operation serves about 16 beers on tap, including a number of local craft beers. Miranda said the restaurant represents his “true north” and the path he is supposed to be on. So far, he said, business has been good, with some customers coming back more than once.

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plant, the batter is made with allpurpose flour and doesn’t contain eggs. To go along with the entrees, you can’t go wrong with the brown rice, which is cooked with raisins and carrots. The rice was cooked perfectly and the carrots and raisins give it some sweetness and color, elevating the rice to another level. For dessert options, the rice pudding topped with pistachios and spiced with cardamom ($5.95) or the ras malyi (homemade cheese in a bowl of cold, sweet milk, topped with pistachios and spiced with cardamom, $5.95) are great choices to end your meal. For owners Manila and her son Lee, every dish that comes out of Kabul’s kitchen is authentic and mirrors those she would serve to

her family and friends. Having a restaurant that has been operating for over two decades, the commitment to quality has not wavered. According to Manila, “I want every patron to experience a homey-feeling, where the cuisine is homemade and they leave happy because of what they ate”.

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BUSINESS Providing A Variety Of Flavor One Tap At A Time

Matthew Griffith, 47, owner of Harbor Beverage Merchants in Huntington, is eager to expand the variety of craft beer through his growler services. By Janee Law jlaw@longislandergroup.com

As the fall season steers around the corner, expect cool weather, leaves falling from the trees, pumpkin flavored everything, and, when it comes to beer, Harbor Beverage Merchants, Inc. in Huntington has the hookup for seasonal ale. From several microbreweries across the Island, its growlers station currently offers 10 different craft beers on tap, including Stevens Point Whole Hog Pumpkin. “You want to keep themes of the seasons and we’re going to bring in more darker beer,” said Harbor Beverage Merchants owner Matthew Griffith, owner. “It’s a great tool to create diversity within the beer and go with the trends.” With the beer industry taking off and his experiences as a beer afi-

cionado, Griffith came up with the idea to start a beverage retail store. “I thought this would be a great place to have a beverage center because it’s close to the marina and close to the middle of town,” Griffith said. The building, located at 204 New York Ave., has been in his family since the 1970s, housing a butcher market and a chicken processing plant before Griffith transformed it into a thriving beverage center in July 2014. Also selling soda, water and ice, Harbor is known for its diversity of domestic, international and craft beers. Within the country, Griffith, 47, said Harbor sells beer that come from New York to Oregon. “We get beers from big distributors and, because we have a wholesale license, we’re trying to get exclusive with craft beer companies so we can sell them all over the Island

like big distributors.” Harbor focuses on providing an exceptional customer experience, Griffith said. With an array of beers, the company runs a delivery service and offers tastings from its in-house growler station. “Growler systems are very big and they’ve grown a lot throughout the country,” Griffith said. “It’s a fresher beer and it enables us to be very creative in what we present to the public.” Its growler provides a wide variety of beers that customers can sample and bring home in a 32oz or 64oz growler pours. To offer an even greater diversity of flavors, Griffith plans to improve the growlers station by building a big tap system in the back of the store, which will house 20-30 ales. “Taste is personal to everyone,” Griffith said, who aims to provide beer that’s been proven in the market

and beer that’s a “diamond in the rough.” In addition, the business wants to develop in its deliveries, which services 15-30 deliveries a week. “Our idea is to encompass Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, Huntington Bay, Lloyd Harbor and go a little bit further south into Huntington,” Griffith said. He also plans to build a computer platform, which will allow customers to order products online for delivery or pickup. Meanwhile, Griffith continues to grow as a beer specialist, learning the technical aspects of beer, the brewing and handling process, through the Cicerone certification program. “Our purpose is customer service and providing knowledge and information about beer,” Griffith said. “I am the luckiest guy to have the opportunity to service this town because it’s just an exceptional area.”

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BUSINESS North Shore-LIJ To Change Name To Northwell Health By Carl Corry ccorry@longislandergroup.com

North Shore-LIJ Health System, which owns Huntington Hospital, will change its name next year to Northwell Health, a move the healthcare giant’s chief says reflects its business model and direction. The name change was unanimously approved by 27hospital network’s board of directors. "Being highly visible and clearly understood within and beyond the New York metropolitan area requires strong brand recognition," said North Shore-LIJ president and chief executive officer Michael J. Dowling. "The Northwell Health name is a reflection of our past and a beacon of our future. It's unique, simple and approachable, and better defines who we are and where we are going." The new name will be the centerpiece of a broad rebranding and marketing campaign that will launch in 2016, beginning a multi-year process to build recognition of the new name and distinguish the organization in a

cluttered health care market. The company New York state's largest private employer and health care provider. The names of all of the health system’s hospitals will remain intact. They include: North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, Staten Island University Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and Huntington Hospital. Dowling said the company wanted a name that underscored a “growing emphasis on health and wellness promotion and disease prevention” and “on keeping people well and better managing their health, rather than only treating them when they are sick or injured. The future of health care is about guiding and engaging consumers in a very different way.” The North Shore-LIJ name stems from the 1997 merger of the North Shore Health System and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The (Continued on page A22)

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Alan Parsons To Play With The Orchestra

London-based sound engineer and recording artist Alan Parsons will stage the Paramount stage Sept. 27. Photo by Simon Lowery

SPOTLIGHT By Chris Mellides cmellides@longislandergroup.com

Progressive rock producer and singer-songwriter Alan Parsons is set to snap concertgoers to their feet with a selection of songs spanning an illustrious 30-year history Sept. 27 at The Paramount. Joining him on the bill are The Orchestra, a music troupe comprised of previous members of the seminal classic rock band, Electric Light Orchestra, with hits like “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Evil Woman” and “Don’t Bring Me Down.” A London-based artist, Parson’s passion for music and the performing arts was stoked by his family, which has a long history in entertainment. “Both my parents were musical. My dad was a good influence because he played piano and flute and those were the instruments that I took formal music education in,” Parsons said. “He was also a scientist, so I suppose his scientific brain and interest in gadgetry probably rubbed off on me as well. I think I was predestined to be a recording engineer.”

While in his late teens, Parsons dabbled in live music, but it wasn’t until he was hired to work at Abbey Road Studios at 19 years old that it became clear sound recording was going to be the driving force behind his music career. Parsons worked as an assistant engineer on the two final Beatles records, and by the end of that experience was promoted to recording engineer, working on the production of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” a critically acclaimed bestselling album. “I think it was a big influence,” said Parsons, regarding the impact recording engineering had on his own work. “I was always a Beatles fan. I don’t profess to have had any creative input into their music, but I looked upon every experience … and just about every session I did was in some way influential on what was to come.” Seeing the success of those artists whose careers he helped elevate, Parson’s returned to form in 1977 with the release of his album “I Robot” and has since recorded a string of 10 studio full-lengths. If you want to catch Alan Parsons and The Orchestra live, tickets can be purchased at the box office or on paramountny.com starting at $40. Doors open at 7 p.m. on Sept. 27.

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THURSDAY Argentine Tango

Free Argentine tango lesson offered at Anaconda Latin Fusion Bistro, 1624 New York Ave., Huntington Station. Come dance the Milogna from 7-10 p.m. every Thursday. The free class begins at 8 p.m. For information, call 631-972-8387.


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Calendar O M M U N I T Y

FRIDAY Ko-Eun Yi Piano Concert

The Over 50 Fair will offer classes and exhibitors designed to help people over 50 learn to live life to the fullest. Edith Jason, 80, one of the oldest yoga teachers on Long Island, will be running a yoga class. Chef AJ, 11, of Fox TV’s “MasterChef Junior,” will cook quesadillas for all to try. Mark Brier of Laughs at the Library and Howard Newman of Jokesercise will offer a little exercise and a side of comedy. Other class topics include saving for retirement, travel and health topics. Admission is $6 online, $8 at the door; free for veterans. Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Melville Marriott, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville (Over50Fair.com, 516-621-1446).

Greek Fest 2015

Northport ArtWalk “Meadow View” by David Jaycox Jr. will be displayed on a self-guided tour of the Village of Northport from 12-4 p.m. on Sept. 27. Tour maps can be picked up at Copenhagen Bakery, 75 Woodbine Ave., Northport.

SATURDAY Great Cow Harbor 10k Run

The Great Cow Harbor 10K run will take place on Sept. 19 starting at 8:30 a.m. in support of the Special Olympics, the Veterans Administration and the Northport food pantry. To register, visit cowharborrace.com. No applications will be accepted Friday night, Sept. 18.

Greenlawn Pickle Festival

Come to the Annual Greenlawn Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm on Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a variety of pickles and roasted corns, also pies, cakes, hot dogs, pretzels and Kutztown beer. Attractions and games will also be available for kids, including a corn maze, hay rides, the lollipop train and a potato dig. admission is a donation of $5 for adults, children under 12 enter free. Northeast corner of Park Ave. and Little Plains Rd. Greenlawn 11740. For more information, visit greenlawncenterporthistorical.org

Fine Tuning the Instrument

Come to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 12 Prospect St. Huntington, Sept. 19, for a continental breakfast and a spiritual cultivation workshop, presented by Christina Fortin. The breakfast starts at 9 a.m.; workshop follows from 10 a.m.1 p.m. For reservations, contact Patti

Aliperti, 631-385-1410.

SUNDAY The Great Cow Harbor Day

The annual Northport festival celebrates the history of the village, which used to be known as “The Great Cow Harbor.” A parade will march down Main St. at 12 p.m. followed by sidewalk sales by Northport merchants. At 8 p.m. Group Therapy will perform at the Cow Harbor Weekend concert. Meanwhile Lighted Boat display will commence at the village dock. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the best decorated boats. For more information and listings for the event see website www.cowharbor.org.

TUESDAY Fare Free Weeks

Huntington Area Rapid Transit fixed route passengers will ride for free Sept. 21-26 and Sept. 28-Oct. 3. The free fare weeks are in conjunction with International Car Free Day on Sept. 22.

UPCOMING/ONGOING Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum

279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-3418. cshwhalingmuseum.org. The museum in closed until Sept 18 as it installs a new exhibit. Sept. 19, weekly hours will be Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Monday). Admission $6 adults, $5 children and seniors. The new year-long exhibit, "If I Were A Whaler..." is tailored to family audiences and will immerse visitors in the human side of maritime history by

American Heart Association’s Family and Friend’s CPR course

combining sailor's roles at sea with interactive, hands-on stations emphasizing first hand experiences. A collection of nautical tools and artifacts from the museum’s collection will be on display.

The Dix Hills Fire Department will host a free CPR course for area residents led by certified instructors from the Dix Hills FD rescue squad.The next course will be Sept. 27, at 9:30 a.m. For information and to register, see dixhillsfd.org or email CommunityCPR@dixhillsfd.org. Students will receive a “Family and Friends” CPR participation card.

High Holiday Services

Northport ArtWalk

Poets in Port

Ongoing series every 4th Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Guest poets and open readings. Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. Presented by Northport Arts Coalition at Caffe Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport. northportarts.org.

A recital by 12-year-old pianist Maxim Lando will be hosted at St. John’s Church, 1670 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, on Sept. 27. Lando is an Artemisia Akademie Fellow at Yale University, a Lang Lang International Foundation Young Scholar, and has performed in concerts around the world. Admission is a $20 donation. Students and children enter free. For information, call 516-692-6368.

Over 50 Fair

Korean Pianist Ko-Eun Yi will play at the Grace Auditorium in the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory at 1 Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 for the Sept. 18 performance at 6 p.m.. To RSVP, call 516-367-8455, or email pubaff@cshl.edu. St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church presents Greek Fest Sept. 18-Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. each day, 1 Shrine Place, Greenlawn. Come and enjoy the Greek grill and other entrees and refreshments. There will also be rides, games, music and a flea market featuring many vendors. For more information, call 631-261-7272

Concerts by the Pond

Service for Yom Kippur with Chabad of Huntington Village will be held at the Elks Lodge, 195 Main St. Doors open to all, with a suggested donation of $72. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For information and reservations, call 631-276-4453 or visit chabadHV.com. Tuesday Sept. 22 Kol Nidrei at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 23 morning service at 9 a.m., Yozkor at 12:00 p.m., Mincha & Neila at 5:15 p.m., Break the fast at 7:30 p.m.

Family to Family Class

The National Alliance for Mental Illness is holding a free 12 week class starting Thursday Sept. 24, from 7-9 p.m. at 55 Horizon Blvd., Huntington Station. The class offers families who have a loved one with severe mental illness access to information and helpful resources and skills. To register call 631-271-1515 or 631-271-0961.

Pilates in the Park

On Sept. 26 at 11 a.m., come to Northport Park for a free pilates class with Melanie Carminati, founder of Vanguard Pilates, a company that combines physical therapy with traditional pilates exercise. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle for a group class gift certificate. To RSVP, call 631-266-4501.

The Northport Historical Society and the Northport Arts Coalition present Northport ArtWalk 2015 on Sunday Sept. 27, from 12-4 p.m. It’s a free self guided walking tour of the Village of Northport. Artwork from over 25 established and emerging artists will be seen throughout the village. Music will also be heard on the tour, compliments of the Northport Community Jazz Orchestra and seven other performers. Tour maps will be available at Copenhagen Bakery, 75 Woodbine Ave. Northport. For more information call 631-757-9859. Kiwanis Club of Huntington Golf Outing The Kiwanis Club of Huntington will host a golf outing honoring Raymond A. Mascolo DDS on Sept. 28. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. Lunch, dinner and entry to the course cost $250 per individual, $900 for a party of four. Checks should be made payable to Kiwanis Club of Huntington Inc. For information call 516-446-8150. For registration and sponsorship information, visit kiwanisofhuntington.org

AT THE LIBRARIES Cold Spring Harbor Library

95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor. 631-692-6820. cshlibrary.org. • A Writers Workshop: Debra Peoples will lead 10 classes for new and seasoned writ-

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ers. The Workshop runs from Sept. 21Dec. 7, every Monday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-3 p.m. for the second session. Register at the information service desk, with a check for $90 payable to the Cold Spring Harbor library. Maximum of 10 students.


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Greenlawn Pickle Festival Many types of hand-held pickles and other treats will be available at the Pickle Festival on Sept. 20. There will also be rides and attractions for the kids.

Elwood Public Library

3027 Jericho Turnpike, Elwood. 631499-3722. elwoodlibrary.org. Events are free and registration begins on Sept. 3 at 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. • Natural Holistic Remedies: Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Health educator Danielle Zanzarov will discuss natural remedies for staying healthy. • Sundaes on Sunday: Sept. 20, 2 p.m. In celebration of the library reopening on sundays. Also enjoy a prize wheel and a balloon show. • The New Rules for Treasury Bonds: Sept. 22, 1 p.m. This class is for people who want to learn good practice for managing bonds. Be aware of the changes made to transferring, buying and liquidating E and EE bonds. • Healthy Habits for a Healthier You: Sept. 22, 1 p.m. Melissa Gallagher of the Alzheimer’s Association will lead a lecture on healthy lifestyle habits that can help prohibit cognitive decay. • Introduction to Babysitting: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8 and 15, 7 p.m. A four-session workshop about caring for infants and children. Instruction includes safety tips, first aid, emergency practices and fire safety. • Stitch-In: Saturday Sept. 26 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Knitters will donate handmade hats and scarves to The Family Service League, Helping Hands Rescue Mission, and Hope a Prayer Center by the Sea. Bring premade articles or make them during the event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Dix Hills: 55 Vanderbilt Parkway. 631421-4530; Melville: 510 Sweet Hollow Road, 631-421-4535. hhhlibrary.org. • 3D Printer at Dix Hills. Ready for you to print your own creations. STL, OBJ, or THING files may be e-mailed to hhh3dprinting@gmail.com for review. If designs meet library policy, you will get an appointment to print. For more information, call 631-498-1236. • The Embroiderers’ Guild of America will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 22. Stitchers of all proficiency levels are welcome. The first meeting attended is free. For Information call - 631-423-3738

Harborfields Public Library

31 Broadway, Greenlawn. 631-757-4200. harborfieldslibrary.org • “Living Long Island: A Small Standard Flower Show”presented by the Centerport Garden Club, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A donation of $4 is requested. The show will feature floral design, a horticulture exhibit and paintings and photography by members. • Stock market investing online: Learn to use the Internet to find helpful information for building a profitable portfolio Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 3:30 p.m.

Huntington Public Library

Main branch: 338 Main St., Huntington. 631-427-5165. Station branch: 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station. 631421-5053. thehuntingtonlibrary.org.

• Creating Holiday Cards in Watercolor with Anna Gunther: every Wednesday from now to Oct. 27, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Students will create small water color paintings and have one of them used to print a series of greeting cards. Registration is required. The class cost $35. See website for more information.

Northport-East Northport Public Library

Northport: 151 Laurel Ave. 631-2616930. East Northport: 185 Larkfield Road. 631-261-2313. nenpl.org. • Google Docs tutorial: Learn to use the web-based text editor that allows you to process documents and spreadsheets while sharing them with colleagues friends and family. Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. (East Northport) • Windows 10: See a demonstration of the new windows 10 operating system. Learn how to upgrade and about the new key features. Wednesday Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. (Northport) South Huntington Public Library 145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station. 631-549-4411. shpl.info. • Pinterest tutorial, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. Learn why 75 million people use the social media website that allows you to save and share ideas with others.

THEATER/FILM John W. Engeman Theater At Northport

350 Main St., Northport. 631-261-2900. johnwengemantheater.com. • West Side Story; Sept. 17,-Nov. 1. see website for seating and ticket info.

MUSEUMS/EXHIBITS Art League of Long Island

107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. 631-462-5400. ArtLeagueLI.net.

b.j. spoke gallery

299 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 631-5495106. bjspokegallery.com. .• “Poets Aloud”: Open mic, second Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $3. • Three exhibits will be on view Aug. 27Sept. 27. Featuring Ilene Palant, Katherine Leipe-Levenson a members themed exhibit called “A Beautiful Season.” • Three exhibits will be on view from

Sept. 30-Oct. 26. Featuring Barbera Grey, Lorraine Nuzzo and a members group exhibit. • Three exhibits on view from Oct. 28Nov. 23. Featuring Bert Winsberg, Nicolette Pach and a members themed area called “Celebrations.”

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery

1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays until 6 p.m.: $6 adults; $4 children ages 3-12 and seniors over 65; members and children under 3 are free. 516-692-6768. cshfha.org. • Fish Hatchery Festival, on Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. There will be a petting zoo, live music, castle bouncer and a pumpkin patch. Fishing for ages 12 and under.

Heckscher Museum Of Art

2 Prime Ave., Huntington. Museum hours: Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., first Fridays from 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $6 for adults, $4-6/seniors, and $4-6/children; members and children under 10 get in free. 631-351-3250. • “James Rosenquist: Tripartite Prints,” runs through Nov. 22. Rosenquist’s lithographs are characterized by horizontal, tripartite compositions depicting brightly colored icons, including tire tracks, stairs, nails, stars, orbits and the American flag. • “Street Life: PrivateMoments/Public Record” runs through March 27. Selected works from the permanent collection illustrate the urban experience and create a portrait of New York City in its daily life. Featured artists include Berenice Abbott, N. JayJaffee, Martin Lewis, John Sloan, Garry Winogrand.

Huntington Arts Council

Main Street Petite Gallery: 213 Main St., Huntington. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday noon-4 p.m. 631-2718423. huntingtonarts.org. • Invitational Gallery Show; Sept. 4-19. The show features Shain Bard, Puneeta Mittal, Pamela Waldroup and Constance Sloggatt Wolf.

Huntington Historical Society

Main office/library: 209 Main St., Huntington. Museums: Conklin Barn, 2 High St.; Kissam House/Museum Shop, 434 Park Ave.; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main St. 631427-7045, ext. 401. huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

• Archives Fundraising Reception In honor of Archives Month the Historical Society is hosting a special archives fundraising event on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. The recpetion will take place in the Founder's room at the Paramount, 370 New York ave. Huntington. For information call 631-427-7045

Northport Historical Society Museum

215 Main St., Northport. Museum hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. 631-757-9859. northporthistorical.org. • For an afternoon of historical fun, take a self-guided walking tour of the Northport’s historic Main Street, Tuesday-Sunday, from 1-4:30 p.m. Available in the museum shop at $5 per person.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. Museum hours: Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Grounds admission: $7 adults, $6 students with ID and seniors 62 and older, and $3 children 12 and under. Mansion tour, add $5 per person. 631-854-5555. vanderbiltmuseum.org. • Afternoon mansion tours begin in the courtyard of the historic house once owned by William K. Vanderbilt II. Tours are Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday for a $5 fee, in addition to the price of admission. Check the museum’s website for listing times.

Walt Whitman Birthplace

246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students, and children under 5 are free. 631-427-5240. waltwhitman.org. • Schedule at a group high tea and transport yourself back in time in a private gathering house at the Birthplace. $25 per person. 631-427-5240, ext. 120. teaparty@waltwhitman.org.

MUSIC & DANCE Five Towns College Performing Arts Center

Five Towns College, 305 N. Service Road, Dix Hills. Box Office: 631-6562148; dhpac.org. • The Ivy League Comedygroup. Friday Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. For information see website.

The Paramount

370 New York Ave., Huntington. 631673-7300. paramountny.com. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. • GWAR with Special Guests: Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Moon Tooth. The show starts at 7:45 p.m.

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After loss, one family fights for drug awareness (Continued from page A7)

rehab. That’s nowhere near enough time. And there is no aftercare when you come out of rehab.” A meeting was scheduled between the Browers and Outreach through a mutual friend, with both parties deciding that working together to raise funding for Outreach would prove useful in bringing drug awareness to Long Islanders. “We as a family have taken a stance, we’re not going to sugar coat how my kids lost their brother and we lost our son,” said Brower. “We’re trying to raise awareness and try to get something positive out of losing him. And if we can help save somebody else’s life and save another family the heartache that we went through, that is our goal.” In working towards that goal, the family founded the John Brower Jr. Foundation. To date, they have donated more than $16,000 to Outreach. The couple’s two other children, Kristen and Robert, have also gotten involved in various fundraising efforts. Robert has helped through his work with the family accounting firm

by organizing the foundation, while Kristen established a walk at Towson University in Maryland, where she goes to school, and has raised hundreds of dollars. “This is something you need to discuss with your children. It’s not something we need to sweep under the rug,” said Robert Brower. “I would rather have kids be armed with education to know exactly what can happen to them if they go ahead and enter into this downward spiral.” The next fundraising event planned for the foundation is the John Brower, Jr. Memorial 5K Walk to benefit Outreach. It will be held at Jones Beach on Oct. 10. Brower says that other activities are being planned, for what the family hopes will be a charity that has the potential to go nation-wide. “We've pledged to continue this fight as long as we can so the drug problem can be highlighted,” said Brower. “Someone has to step up and do something about addiction.” For more information on the John Brower Jr. Foundation, and to register for the 5K walk, visit johnbrowerjrfoundation.org.

The Brower family poses for a 2013 Christmas photo months before John Brower, Jr. died from a drug overdose. From left to right: John Brower Jr., Jody Brower, John Brower Sr., Kristen Brower, Robert Brower.



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The Long-IsArchives lander

A look back at VAPOR TRAILS Vs or Xs in the sky. You read them from the stalled train, spot the culprit

Fortune Teller Tarred by Family plane on its way to the end of a word, a line, a chapter, empty now as air.

Walt Whitman

A tree line misspells the blue and white you took for augury, your choice to be alone again, to glide by faces vanishing in wisps. From here the sky is hieroglyphics, a billowy text to say you’re wished for, like a taken trip. GEORGE GUIDA New York, NY

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(Sept. 22, 1843) Amelia Manney, an elderly fortune teller who lived on a road between Long Swamp and Dix Hills was covered in warm tar from neck to foot Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1843. Manney was called to her door by her brother, David Brown, and his wife; her son, Elias Manney, and his wife; and John Robinson. When she came out, the group seized and gagged her, covered her head with a sack, stripped her and proceeded to smear the tar all over her. The report offers no reasoning for the group’s actions.

Man Dies After Accident At Steam Flouring Mill (Sept. 20, 1844) The chief engineer of the steam flouring mill in Huntington was scalded to death with boiling water after a plug on a pipe he was attempting to repair on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1844, blew and blasted him with hot water. Samuel G. Martin, 35, survived the scalding for about 10 hours, according to a Long-Islander report.

High School Graduate Pursues Ministry (Sept. 17, 1869) George Weeks, a graduate of the Huntington Union School, preached for the Baptist congregation on Sunday, Sept. 12, 1869. “He gave good satisfaction to the audience,” a report said. Weeks planned to leave Huntington soon after that to attend college to become a minister. Compiled by Jason Lee



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Town Set Dates For Melville Plan Workshops Dates have been set for the next three workshops seeking public input in the process leading to the formation of an integrated land use, circulation and infrastructure plan for the Melville Employment Center. On Sept. 29, a workshop considering the topics of land use and community facilities will be held at the Melville Fire Department Headquarters on Sweet Hollow Road. On Oct. 21, the topics will be circulation and transportation as the workshop moves to the cafeteria of West Hollow Middle School, 250 Old East Neck Road, Melville.

At both workshops, there will be a presentation followed by breakout tables for small discussion groups. The third workshop will be held Nov. 17 at a location that has not yet been determined. The topic will be community design and aesthetics, and the format will be open housestyle, with large-scale visuals placed at different stations, followed by a discussion. All of the workshops will be held from 7-9 p.m. Anyone wishing to attend are asked to register in advance by emailing melvilleplan@huntington-

ny.gov, or by calling 631-351-3199. The workshops will be conducted by the consultant team of BFJ Planning, Urbanomics and Parsons Brinckerhoff, which the town hired earlier this year on the recommendation of its Melville Plan Advisory Committee. The committee, composed of representatives of Melville area property owners, real estate brokers, community service providers and community groups, selected the team after reviewing responses to a request for proposals issued last year. Under the terms of its contract

with the town, the consultant team must conduct up to five workshops as it puts together the plan over the course of the next year. The team held the first workshop June 2. The broad mandate for the plan is to examine the many complex issues facing the Melville area and to define an action agenda for future development and redevelopment. The committee has also been asking people who work in the Melville Employment Center to take an online survey, which they can access at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H MLJ87J.

ZBA orders Melville Mall to reduce size of sign (Continued from page A1)

“From the outset of the hearing it was clear that the board wasn’t really happy with the proposed sign, or the size of the sign,” said Breslin. Breslin said that the ZBA has been consistent in that they “would like to see signs get closer to the code requirements whenever possible.” “The applicant heard the message and went back and redesigned it, and made it smaller,” Breslin said.” While the measurements for the redesigned sign do adhere to the code requirements, some board members were unsure whether the

pylon sign was necessary in the first place. “Because the buildings are so far set back, they are actually really easy to see,” said zoning board member Carol Gaughran. “The current sign actually blocks my view of the buildings versus showing me which stores might be there.” Gaughran went on to say that because most vehicles are enabled with GPS technology, large mall signs are no longer necessary. Chairman Christopher Modelewski concurred. “One thing that we prefer to steer away from is the proliferation of

signs,” he said. Breslin responded that Federal Realty is not asking to put up multiple signs, but instead wants one large identifying sign for the strip mall, the same as it is now. “They’re asking for the one sign at the center location both to identify the location of the shopping center, identify the tenants that are in the shopping center, and it also provides the location of the access point,” Breslin said. At the meeting last week, Federal Realty representatives suggested moving the sign further back -- put-

ting it a total of 22 feet away from the curb -- to appease concerns of ZBA board members, but that any greater setback would block visibility and render the sign pointless. The board finally decided that to grant Federal Realty permission to erect a 19-foot sign since it would in compliance with town code, and it would be an additional 10 feet away from the road. “The board is a good board,” said Breslin. “They took all of the factors into consideration [and] they usually come to reasonable decisions. I think this was a good one.”

Huntington remembers 9/11 attacks at ceremonies (Continued from page A3)

former firehouse assistant Chief Peter Nelson, who was among the first responders that lost their lives during the World Trade Center attacks. The brass bell located just beside a large memorial slate at the firehouse rang loudly with each strike, with a booming sound that pierced the cold chill Friday morning. Families of the fallen sat in silent contemplation as they remembered their lost loved ones and joined one another in solidarity. McQuade says that while some people may have forgotten the sacrifices of the 9/11 first responders, it

doesn’t make what they did on that day any less significant. “People seemed to forget pretty quickly at what happened. This was a terrorist attack on our country and I was there,” he said. “I was a first responder and I understand how everybody feels. It’s still tough. It really is.” At the East Northport Fire Department, at least 50 residents turned out for a morning memorial service, which included prayers, a moment of silence, a 21-gun salute, songs by the Northport High School Tights, a playing of “Taps” and a reading of names of everyone who died in the

terrorist attacks. Members of the Northport, Huntington and Centerport fire departments, as well as the FDNY, were also present. East Northport Capt. Tom Bourne, a retired NYPD detective in the Emergency Services Unit, which lost 14 people in the attacks, choked back tears when talking about the attacks and their ongoing impact. “It’s a hard day for a lot of us,” he said. “Some people don’t want to deal with it at all. Some people grieve it. Some people get through it.” Bourne, who spent six months at Ground Zero to help with recovery efforts, said he mostly tries to put the

events in the back of his mind. “Today is the toughest day,” he said. Lt. Brian Hinton, 25, chairman of East Northport’s 9/11 committee, was in his sixth-grade math class when the attacks occurred. He said Friday’s turnout at the memorial service was better than in recent years, which he said shows that the community is committed to honoring the memories of those who died on Sept. 11. Said Hinton: “It’s powerful and encouraging that the American people have vowed not to forget and are not forgetting.”

North Shore-LIJ to be renamed Northwell Health (Continued from page A11)

name, the company said, has proven to be confusing to consumers, the news media, medical professionals and even the health system’s own employees. In addition, the health system’s

name is not well recognized among consumers outside of Long Island, so the goal is to develop a marketing/communications plan for Northwell Health that will be driven by a compelling, powerful brand vision that resonates with the public.

Since its start as North Shore Health System in 1992, North Shore-LIJ has grown to become the largest private employer in New York State and the 14th-largest health system in the nation, with annual revenue of nearly $8 billion.

“This has been an incredible journey over the past two decades,” Dowling said. “The name change and rebranding campaign represent a very exciting milestone that positions us for even greater success in the years to come.”

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