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Town collecting donations ahead of Thanksgiving The Brookhaven Youth Bureau INTERFACE program’s annual Thanksgiving food drive is back, running from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15, giving assistance to the town’s less fortunate residents during the holiday season. “There are many families that struggle every day to put food on the table,” Supervisor Ed Romaine (R) said. “Our Thanksgiving food drive not only helps those families, but it also reminds us about the true meaning of the holiday season. I ask everyone to give thanks for what they have and please open your hearts to those in need.” Last year’s drive provided Thanksgiving meals to more than 820 families townwide. Drop off points this year include: •Brookhaven Town Hall: 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. •Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center: 39 Montauk Highway in Blue Point.

•Brookhaven Town Highway Department: 1140 Old Town Road in Coram. •Rose Caracappa Senior Center: 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai. Suggested food items are all nonperishables, including canned soups, canned cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, stuffing mix, instant potatoes, canned sweet or white potatoes, rice, canned vegetables, jarred sauce, macaroni, canned fruit, pudding, Jello, cookie mix, cake mix, icing and juice. Due to refrigeration requirements, the town cannot accept frozen turkeys, but residents can instead donate $10 gift cards from local supermarkets to help assist families in purchasing turkeys. Hours of operation for the food drive are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Josie Lunde at the Youth Bureau at 631-451-8011.

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Makings of a woman The Middle Country Public Library hosted its 17th annual Women’s EXPO Oct. 5 at the library’s Centereach location. The event, which attracts local women entrepreneurs, hosted more than 80 women business owners. The EXPO offered an opportunity to meet new people, discover new products, enjoy a meal and support the Long Island business economy. “Over 2,500 people came to support Long Island women entrepreneurs,” said Elizabeth Mafi, coordinator of adult services at the library. “The connections and the camaraderie between women on the day of the event are always overwhelming. We are grateful to all of our sponsors for supporting the event.” Supporting the event were, clockwise from top left, Bebe Federmann of Soul Vessel Designs; Diane Schips of Green Fire Herbs; Stella Krasinski of Malaika Boutique and Karyn Villante of Made Here New York. All the women at the event spent the day teaching shoppers about their businesses while selling products and networking with other local entrepreneurs. See page A8 for more photos from the Women’s EXPO.

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Town trying to turn blighted homes into renovation projects By Desirée Keegan Desiree@tbrnewspapers.com Instead of tearing down zombie homes, Brookhaven Town is now looking to repurpose them. Supervisor Ed Romaine (R), alongside Long Island Builders Institute Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Pally, announced Oct. 3 the town is seeking to use fines paid by banks responsible for the housing crisis to pay for rehabilitation of abandoned homes in the town. In a collaborative effort, local builders and not-for-profit housing agencies will convert the blighted structures into homes for veterans and first-time homebuyers. The purpose of the press conference, held at a Port Jefferson Station home left vacant after Hurricane Sandy, was to call for funds from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) to go toward the initiative. “Many of the houses on our vacant and abandoned list are in good shape and with some renovation, could be made habitable again,” Romaine said. “This proposal would generate construction jobs and allow families the opportunity to make firsttime home ownership a reality. It also will improve the quality of life in the neighborhood and increase property values for all the homes in the area.” Since 2015, the town has been aggressive in addressing zombie homes through a demolition program. Some homes are in danger of collapse, with rehabilitation not an option. Romaine has now identified many vacant and abandoned houses that are good candidates for rehabilitation, adding he wishes the town could have gotten to some of the homes that were torn down prior to them being in such detrimental shape. “We’re not only interested in tearing down houses,” Romaine said. “We’ve torn down close to 150 houses in this town that are zombie houses that have become so bad with mold, with the fact that they weren’t winterized and the pipes burst, with holes in the roof, with fires set, with squatters living in it, drug-use taking place around it — we’ve had no other choice but to demolish because it’s an unsafe structure. But we know if we had gotten to that house two-, or three-, or four-, or five years earlier we could have saved that house. We could have prevented the neighbors from living with something that looks terrible, and we could have gone in there and fixed up this house.” The supervisor recently sent a letter to Schneiderman requesting Brookhaven Town work with his office to develop a

grant program through a partnership with Long Island Builders Institute and a housing not-for-profit to “stabilize our communities by purchasing and rehabilitating zombie homes, making them eligible for sale as affordable housing,” he wrote in the letter. The program would allow for homes to be purchased directly from the not-for-profit entity, thus reducing the amount of time required to purchase the home from a lending institution. “The maintenance of our local communities and the ability to provide affordable single-family housing opportunities is of vital importance to both our local governments as well as to the local building community, all of whose employees live and work on Long Island,” Pally said. “It is essential that we find a way in which to rehabilitate our local housing and allow for its

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TO THE TAXPAYERS OF THE CENTEREACH FIRE DISTRICT: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a resolution was duly adopted by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the CENTEREACH FIRE DISTRICT, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, State of New York, on the 26th day of September, 2017, subject to a permissive referendum as provided for by Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law. An extract of the resolution is as follows: The CENTEREACH FIRE DISTRICT maintains a Capital Reserve Fund designated as the Capital Reserve Fund for Equipment under Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law in which account there is sufficient funds to accomplish the purpose hereinafter set forth; namely, the purchase of an ambulance vehicle and associated equipment, and it is proposed to contract for such vehicle in order to maintain the high standards of performance of the CENTEREACH FIRE DEPARTMENT in the discharge of its duties in preserving the lives and property of the residents of the community, and said purchase is deemed in the best interests of the residents of the CENTEREACH FIRE DISTRICT. The resolution further provides that there be transferred from the present Section 6(g) Capital Reserve Fund For Equipment of the CENTEREACH FIRE DISTRICT a sum not to exceed Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars for the purchase, and the District Treasurer is authorized to effect such transfer from time to time to effect such purchase. This resolution shall not take effect until thirty (30) days unless in the meanwhile a mandatory referendum as provided for in Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law is required to be held. DATED: September 26, 2017

ATTEST: JENNIFER GARDNER Secretary RESOLUTION PURCHASE OF AN AMBULANCE VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT WHEREAS, the CENTEREACH FIRE DISTRICT has, by appropriate resolution established a certain Capital Reserve Fund designated as the Capital Reserve Fund For Equipment established pursuant to Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law, in an account for deposit of said Capital Reserve Fund in local banks; and WHEREAS, it is deemed in the best interests of the residents of the CENTEREACH FIRE DISTRICT to purchase an ambulance vehicle and associated equipment; and WHEREAS, the maximum cost for such purchase, including incidental fees is estimated to be Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars. IT IS RESOLVED, that pursuant to the laws and regulations applicable and in particular, Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law, that said purchase be completed, and that the cost and expense for the purchase shall be expended from the Capital Reserve Fund For Equipment upon authorization of the Board of Fire Commissioners, at the maximum estimated amount of Two Hundred Forty Thousand ($240,000.00) Dollars, and THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is subject to a permissive referendum as provided for in Section 6(g) of the General Municipal Law. The adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote and upon roll call the vote was as follows: ) ) )

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Sleeping it off

At about 3 a.m. Oct. 5, a 32-year-old woman from Port Jefferson Station was seated in the driver’s seat of a Land Rover parked in a lot on Nesconset Highway in Port Jefferson Station while the car was running, according to police. Police discovered she was operating the vehicle while intoxicated. When the police were placing her under arrest for driving while intoxicated, she refused officers verbal commands to put her hands behind her back and repeatedly pulled them away, police said. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

Breaking down barriers

At about 10:30 p.m. Oct. 7 multiple portions of PVC fencing were damaged and fell to the ground at a home on Parkside Avenue in Miller Place, according to police. About 10 minutes later, a similar incident was reported at a home on Oakland Avenue in Miller Place, police said.

Camp out

A 33-year-old woman and six men ages 33 to 44 were sleeping in tents in the woods behind the Comsewogue Public Library on Terryville Road in Port Jefferson Station at about 9 a.m. Oct. 4 without permission from the owner of the property, according to police. Several of the people were considered undomiciled by the police department. The woman and two of the men were listed as residents of Port Jefferson Station, police said. All seven were arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespassing.

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A camera was stolen from BJ’s Wholesale Club on Nesconset Highway in Setauket at about noon Oct. 9, according to police.

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On five separate occasions between Aug. 7 and Oct. 2, a 45-year-old man from Centereach stole assorted items from Walmart on Middle Country Road in Middle Island, according to police. The items included Razor hoverboards, Star Wars games and figures, a power washer, bicycles, a fish tank, sound bars, a television, a generator, vacuums, a motor scooter, remote control toy cars, a hand truck, and a child’s motorcycle, police said. In addition, at about 8:30 p.m. July 19 he smashed the window of a 2008 Toyota parked outside of a home on Middle Country Road in Coram and stole a purse containing credit cards, police said. He also stole a hoverboard from a home on Saxon Road in Centereach at about 9 p.m. Sept. 17, police said. He was arrested Oct. 6 in Centereach and charged with three counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and seven counts of petit larceny.

The world’s oldest profession

On Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station Oct. 5 at about 3 p.m., a 22-year-old woman from Massapequa agreed to perform sexual acts on a man in exchange for money, according to police. The woman also had a controlled substance, police said. She was arrested and charged with prostitution and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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At LA Fitness on Route 112 in Terryville, someone stole money, gift cards and credit cards from a 2014 Ford at about 4 p.m. Oct. 9, according to police.

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The driver’s side rear door and both doors on the passenger side of a 2009 Mercedes were scratched while it was parked in the side driveway of a home on Viceroy Place in Terryville at about 8 a.m. Oct. 7, according to police.

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The door handle of a 2004 Pontiac was damaged while the car was parked in the driveway of a home on Lubber Street in Stony Brook Oct. 6 at about 10:30 p.m., according to police. — Compiled by Alex petroski


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New trial program pairs inmates with shelter dogs By Kevin reDDing kevin@tbrnewspapers.com In a new program at Yaphank Correctional Facility, Suffolk County inmates and homeless dogs are helping each other get a second chance. Six men in orange jumpsuits lined up on the grounds of the jail Oct. 4, each with a shelter dog at their side, and took turns walking their four-legged companions around in a large circle, demonstrating the dog’s new socialization skills along the way. With a quick command, the dogs either sat, stayed or laid down. One of the dogs, named Bain, an 11-month-old Rottweiler, even showed off how he can help someone get back on their feet — literally. The demonstration was all part of a presentation of Handcuffs to Heeling, a pilot program that teaches low-risk, nonviolent offenders to train abandoned dogs — Rottweilers, pit bulls and German Shepherds plucked from the Brookhaven Town animal shelter. The aim of the program, which started in mid-September, is to socialize the dogs well enough so they can be put up for adoption. But it’s also doing plenty of good for their trainers too. The inmates train the dogs three nights a week for two hours each session. “We’re rehabilitating humans through animals,” said Michael Gould, the president and founder of Hounds Town Charities, who pitched the idea of the dog training program to Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco in the spring. “When I see inmates, I see humans. When I see these big, powerful dogs, I see animals that shouldn’t be in a shelter.”

Gould, a former commanding officer of the Nassau County Police K-9 unit, admitted these breeds of dogs are difficult to adopt out because they carry reputations of being dangerous. But they are caring, loving and now welltrained, thanks to the inmates, Gould added. “These are among the best dogs you can come across,” he said. With a quick snap of his fingers, the dog at Gould’s side stopped and sat at attention. “Everything is low key. There’s no crazy energy. It’s all about structure and love. Firm hand. Kind heart.” Suffolk County undersheriff Steven Kuehhas said he believes the program will reduce recidivism among the inmates, all of whom are serving a local sentence. “This program gives the inmates the opportunity to learn responsibility,” Kuehhas said. He also added the program may help the inmates’ chances of employment, in an animal shelter or as a dog handler, after they leave. He called the program a win-win situation. Jackie Bondanza, a Hounds Town representative and one of the program’s coordinators, said she’s noticed significant changes among the inmates and dogs. “It’s been a very inspiring transformation,” she said. “When the inmates first came, they were all composed and didn’t want to be here. They’ve since really opened up and I think it’s helped build their confidence. Same with the dogs. These dogs would be sitting in cages in a shelter a majority of the day otherwise. This is incredible for them.” The inmates turned dog trainers were chosen by the sheriff’s department under the cri-

Participants in a program and their canines at a press conference Oct. 4. teria of being nonviolent offenders and being physically capable of handling their canine. One of the inmates, Joseph Dima, 36, from Bohemia, said he was thinking of his own dog back home when he signed up for the program. “To help these dogs find a home and owners that will handle them well — that was a big thing for me,” Dima said, referring to the pit bull he was assigned to, Carl, as a loving mush. “He’s such a great dog. People get the wrong misconceptions about pit bulls. He just wants affection. All the dogs do.” When the dogs weren’t demonstrating their new skills, they were perched next to

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their trainers, being petted and rubbed. During the course of the program, the dogs live at Hounds Town Charities, which is housed in Ronkonkoma. Plans are in place to continue Handcuffs to Heeling after the expiration of the current six-week program as those behind it seek corporate sponsors and residents interested in adopting the dogs. “There’s nothing like a dog to help an inmate heal,” said Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine (R), who spoke during the event. “These are six dogs and six inmates needing a fresh start. It’s a tremendous program and one we’re going to continue.”

Legislature passes local law to ensure access to Narcan Red-light By Desirée Keegan Desiree@tbrnewspapers.com

The Suffolk County Legislature passed into local law that access to naloxone be mandated at all substance abuse and mental health providers. Unanimously passed Oct. 3, Introductory Resolution 1679, sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker (D-Mount Siani), will make Suffolk County grants, contracts and funding to mental health and substance abuse service providers contingent on the availability of naloxone on premises at all times and having staff trained in the administration of naloxone on-site during business hours. Naloxone, known more widely by the brand name Narcan, is a medication that reverses an overdose. “This vital legislation will help save lives and provide a second chance to those struggling with addiction,” Anker said. “I will continue to support treatment options and rehabilitation assistance to those suffering from addiction, and I greatly appreciate the many agencies the county contracts with that will have naloxone on hand to provide this life-saving treatment if needed.” The new law will affect 38 mental health and substance abuse service providers in Suffolk County, including 18 New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services providers and 20 New York State Office of Mental Health providers. Some of

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alcohol and substance abuse providers, like smithtown-based assistance resource services, above, will be mandated access to naloxone. these organizations include John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson; Concern for Independent Living Inc. in Selden; IMPACT Counseling Services in Lake Grove; Employee Assistance Resource Services in Smithtown; Catholic Charities in Commack; Kenneth Peters Center for Recovery in Hauppauge; and the Huntington Youth Bureau. The Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services currently requires all certified providers to have on-site staff trained in the administration of naloxone. Tracey Farrell, founder of North Shore Drug Awareness, who lost her son Kevin to a heroin overdose, believes the local law is a good step toward helping the addiction crisis

and loss of lives. She said she’s found that more often than not, especially with providers who are dispensing Suboxone, a controlled substance at high risk for dependence that treats pain and addiction to pain relievers,individuals are obtaining prescriptions with the intent of selling. “I personally feel that this life-saving medication needs to be in the hands of everyone who may be in contact with someone with a substance use disorder,” Farrell said. “Anyone dealing with this population should have Narcan on them at all times. Kudos to Suffolk County for making sure it’s in more hands.”

At the General Legislature meeting Oct. 3, the Suffolk County Legislature approved Introductory Resolution 1780, sponsored by Legislator Sarah Anker (DMount Sinai), directing the Department of Public Works to conduct a review of the Red Light Safety Program. The evaluation of the program will be done by an independent third-party consultant, who will identify the intersections with red-light cameras that have had increases in accidents and determine the cause of these accidents, evaluate the efficacy of the camera program and will include recommendations about whether the cameras should be retained at these intersections. The evaluation of the program will include consideration of the benefits and drawbacks to public safety given the number, type and severity of the accidents and will include all accidents involving cars, pedestrians and bicyclists at red-light camera intersections.


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Women entrepreneurs filled out surveys following the event, saying “My first EXPO was a beautiful experience for me with amazing and supportive people,” and “My favorite thing about the EXPO is women supporting women in a positive way.” Clockwise from above, Carly McAllister, on left, of Modern Primal Soap Co.; Karyn Villante of Made Here New York; Mari Irizarry of Hook + Wool; Suzette Montalvo of ANEWYORICANTHING LTD.; pottery by Contemporary Artifacts; Peggie Ehlers of Nuna Knits and Karen Trzaska, a representative from Sparklefly Candle Company in Selden were showing off their goods at the annual Women’s EXPO at Middle Country Public Library’s Centereach location Oct. 5.


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Centereach High School’s Julia Prigl and Vincent Meyers were Middle Country Central School District students recognized as Long Island scholar artists by the Long Island Arts Alliance. Seniors Prigl and Meyers were two of 20 students from Long Island to receive the prestigious distinction. Prigl was recognized as a scholar artist in music and Meyers became the district’s first student to be recognized as a scholar artist in theater.

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Middle Country musicians to perform for county Nineteen Middle Country Central School District students were selected to perform in the upcoming NYSCAME/SCMEA All-County Music Festival. The festival, which will take place this November, will bring together students from across Suffolk County to perform musical pieces under the direction of expert conductors. District students were selected based on NYSSMA solo scores from this past spring

and music teacher recommendations. The district students include Centereach’s Julia Prigl, Samantha Cotes, Austin Young, Mikayla DiFrietus, Lorenzo Jordan, Madison McNally, Vincent Meyers, Keila Mosquea, Leandra Wahlen, Antoinette Gerlach, Alyssa Sposato and Newfields’ Brenden Cope, Pavan Pranesh, Bilal Hafeez, Alyssa Jordan, Alexa Knauer, Colin McCready, Austin Shecut and Alexandra Stellino.

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The Newfield girls volleyball team came roaring back from a first-set loss to take the next three for a 3-1 nonleague win over visiting Walt Whitman Oct. 10, 19-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-19. Newfield took its first lead on a point that put the Wolverines ahead 7-6 in the second set. The team made several mental errors and was caught looking at two inbound balls as Walt Whitman bounced right back to tie the set 15-15. After a handful of long volleys, Newfield found its rhythm and rattled off three unanswered points, and after a brief hiccup scored two more to edge ahead 20-16. Coming out of a Wildcats timeout, Newfield capitalized on Walt Whitman miscues, and senior outside hitter Olivia Bond smacked a break point kill shot over the net to propel the Wolverines to the win. “At first our energy wasn’t up, and in the second set we knew we needed to win,” Bond said. “Walt Whitman was really good at scrambling, but we pulled it together. We pushed, and once we bring our energy up, we can do anything.” Walt Whitman stretched in the third set to break out to an 18-12 advantage. Newfield came out of a timeout call refreshed, and chipped away at the deficit until the Wolverines tied the set 19-19. Both teams traded points, and again Walt Whitman was back on top, 22-21. That is, until Newfield senior Naomi Ruffalo-Roman had something to say about it. She sent a kill shot over the net to tie the set 22-22, and scored twice more from the service line to bring her team to the finish line. “We made more mistakes than we would like,” Ruffalo-Roman said. “But we worked really hard towards the end and our hitting was much better.” The Wolverines knew they had to come out strong in the fourth set to avoid a fifth, and took charge from behind the line as senior libero Jessica Clark went on a service scoring streak that put Newfield ahead 18-10. “Whitman is a really good team — they were scrambling, so we had to gather it up,” Clark said. “Our team played better from [the second set], but we need to focus on our serving — we hit a lot into the net.” Newfield junior Jeanette Bruni got busy from behind the line as the left-handed hitter found holes on the other side of the net to put her team out front 22-15. The team ran away with the game from there. Ruffalo-Roman had 18 kills and 10 digs to lead Newfield, now at 5-5 overall, and junior setter Madison Wenzel added 36 assists and three aces. “They got to a lot of balls and they kept the ball in play,” Newfield head coach Christy Innes said of Walt Whitman. “They are very young and we knew we had to out-hustle them because that team can get their hands on a lot of balls that other teams can’t.” Newfield is back in action hosting Smithtown East Oct. 13 in a League III matchup at 5:45 p.m.

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Taking the wrong route

I am absolutely amazed at the uncanny, almost savantlike, ability of some people to find secret racist messages in instances perfectly obvious to themselves, but which are invisible to the rest of us. A fine example of this phenomenon occurred recently, when the First lady of the United States, the lovely and gracious Melania Trump, thoughtfully donated collections of children’s books written by Dr. Seuss to school libraries in each of the 50 states. Surely no one could possibly have a problem with this. After all, Dr. Seuss books have sold over 600 million copies, in 20 languages and are universally loved by everyone. But, wait … a school librarian from Cambridge, Massachusetts, Liz Phipps Soeiro, announced that she had rejected the books, saying that they were full of “racist propaganda, caricatures and harmful stereotypes” and “racist mockery.” How can this be? The Cat in the Hat is a racist? Yes, it is claimed, because the Cat in the Hat wears a bow tie, and bow

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We’re not accepting pro-football player Cam Newton’s apology, but we’re not accepting reporter Jourdan Rodrigue’s either. With an editorial staff that houses a female sports editor and reporter, the NFL quarterback’s comments to Rodrigue, a Carolina Panthers beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, hit close to home. In a post-game interview following the Panthers’ 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions Oct. 8, Rodrigue asked Newton about his relationship with a receiver. “Devin Funchess has really seemed to embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards,” she said. “Does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him kind of truck sticking people out there?” [For those who may not know football terminology, routes are plays, like directional paths, and truck sticking is the process of running through tacklers.] As soon as the word “routes” came out of the reporter’s mouth, Newton sported a beaming grin. “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” he said in response. “It’s funny.” What’s even more disheartening is that after the comment was made, Rodrigue followed Newton to talk to him about his remarks, and he did not apologize. What is the importance of having females in a male-dominated industry? To focus on football numbers, women account for 45 percent of fans, NFL vice president of marketing Johanna Faries said at the second NFL Women’s Summit earlier this year. A league that a few years ago was completely comprised of men now has two female coaches, two female officials, three female 100 percent owners and a female chief security officer. A small number to be sure, but at least it’s an improvement from the old days. But after Newton’s comment, we fear we’re taking a step backward, or maybe the perceived progress is just that: perceived. Newton’s remarks are inappropriate, degrading and disrespectful, and it’s sad to see and hear that this mentality still exists. Newton tried to play it off like he was joking, or didn’t mean it solely about women, but his response was so specific. Contrary to his implication, you don’t need to be a man or play the sport to have extensive knowledge of it. There are female sports reporters that know more about sports than their male counterparts because many have to go above and beyond to level the playing field. Newton is viewed as a leader on the football field, but his comments off it prove the contrary. However, after some media outlets did some digging, it turns out Rodrigue should not be considered the utmost authority on social consciousness either. Several racist tweets dating back four and five years ago were found on the reporter’s Twitter account. She references her father “being super racist as we pass through Navajo land …” and replied to someone’s comment saying, “He’s the best. Racist jokes the whole drive home.” She even used a racist epithet; although she did post an apology on Twitter. If we don’t want to be disrespected, we need to work on our politics. We all need to be better.

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ties were worn by performers in black minstrel shows in the 1850s, thereby proving that the country’s favorite feline is in fact a closet racist. Who would have known? Even the previous first lady, Michelle Obama, never known as a person likely to overlook a potential act of racism, took great delight in reading Dr. Seuss books to school children.

And so we must ask the question: Is it conceivable that Ms. Soeiro’s announcement might be at least slightly disingenuous, and might be motivated by something other than, or possibly in addition to, her stated desire to stamp out racism? As a small fly in her ointment, a picture turned up, showing a smiling Ms. Soeiro in her classroom, holding a copy of “Green Eggs and Ham” and wearing a Cat in the Hat costume. Might it be that Ms. Soeiro saw the first lady’s thoughtful gift as an opportunity to launch an attack on the president, providing yet another example of his innate racism and probable membership in the KKK? The other example, in case anyone missed it, was his expressed opinion that Mickey Mantle was a better center fielder than Willie Mays, which was strike one. Now Mrs. Trump and Dr. Seuss have provided strike two. And, as we all know, three strikes and you’re out. Are you ready, Maxine Waters?

George Altemose Setauket

Ray Perini is the man for the job Ray Perini is the best man for Suffolk County district attorney because experience matters. Perini has the experience needed to get the job done, being a county attorney for over 44 years. In 1976, Perini became a county assistant district attorney and started the narcotics bureau in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. As narcotics bureau chief, he prosecuted thousands of county drug deal-

ers and fought the war on drugs for over 12 years. I worked with Perini as an undercover county police narcotics detective in the 1970s and ’80s, and I know he will get the drug problem under control in the county. I know he will also address the gang problem that is expanding in Suffolk County, which is responsible for much of the illegal drugs that are being sold. Gangs are also responsible

for many of the assaults and murders. Gangs must be eliminated. I can also say that Perini is not a politician. He will prosecute corruption wherever it is. He is an experienced attorney and will not allow politicians to run the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Suffolk voters should vote for Ray Perini Nov. 7.

Ray Kelly Shoreham

Disrespecting the flag is unacceptable “O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light.” We are now living in a state of civil and national anarchy when the flag of our nation is being dishonored. The present demonstrations by the NFL, with the sanction of

Commissioner Roger Goodell, are a disgrace to our nation. Our delusional athletes, who are well compensated above their professional talent, should hang their heads in shame. I suggest they abandon “the land of the free

and the home of the brave” and seek a more benevolent society. Bite not the hand that feeds you. God Bless America.

Leonard Henderson Port Jefferson

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OpiniOn Addressing the harassment problem

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hat people don’t say can speak volumes. Take the Harvey Weinstein allegations. Numerous women have come forward and described abhorrent behavior toward women by someone in power. That’s not a new phenomenon, but what’s new is the identity of the perpetrator and the time period involved — decades, it appears. When asked about the allegations, President Donald Trump said he was “not at all surprised to see it.” Hmm, not at By Daniel Dunaief all surprised? Didn’t the person whose every word and tweet gets splashed across headlines around the world have anything else to say, like, “If the allegations are true, it’s horrible and we should address this problem as a nation.” Or, “We as a country need to address this serious problem.”

D. None of the above

No, he didn’t. In a follow-up question, a reporter asked if Weinstein’s behavior was inappropriate, and Trump responded that the movie executive said it was. Again, not much there. I recognize this wasn’t a women’s rights forum and that he didn’t have prepared remarks or a flowing speech to cite, but he had an opportunity to address a real problem and he seemed more prepared to suggest he knew that Weinstein’s superstar public character had some tarnish. The New York public transport system has run ads for years imploring, “If you see something, say something.” That’s not always easy, especially when no one else might have been around to hear or see inappropriate comments or gestures. This isn’t about political correctness: It’s about allowing people to do their best work without feeling threatened or uncomfortable. Locker room talk, or anything else that resembles a putdown for whatever reason, creates a hostile work environment. Almost exactly a year ago, candidate Trump described several women who accused the Clintons of improper

behavior towards women as “courageous” at a press conference before a debate with Hillary Clinton. While Trump hasn’t shared any such words of support for Weinstein’s victims, others have applauded them for coming forward. If Weinstein’s alleged victims had done so initially, taking on the equivalent of a movie icon could have put their careers at risk. Gender politics are often a challenging and sore point at work. People can often dismiss inappropriate comments as being jokes or suggesting that their words weren’t what they intended. Some jobs, like Wall Street trading, or, well, locker rooms, often involve a type of bawdy humor that is part of the culture. But why should anyone have to tolerate it? With training and a heightened public awareness, the excuse “Well, that’s just the way it is” could turn into, “That’s not the way we do things around here.” Pundits are suggesting that if eight women have come forward to accuse Weinstein, there are likely many more. Then again, if he could and did engage in inappropriate conduct for

decades, you have to imagine there are other men who did it, too. Weinstein, in his own words, needs help. So, too, does the rest of society. He suggested he came from a different era. Others have taken him to task, indicating that somewhere along the line, he missed some major strides society made between whatever time period he imagined and today. Who else is living in that era and how can we help them? Maybe, in addition to training the next set of up-and-coming managers, we should make sure the top executives — most of whom are men — understand what’s OK and what crosses a real line that is not only objectionable, but is also problematic for them and their careers. We watch movies for many reasons: We want to be inspired, we want to understand other people and, sometimes, we want a perspective that helps us understand ourselves better. Maybe the inappropriate actions of a moviemaker can shed some more light on a problem that clearly isn’t unique to one person. A corollary to the transport ad, perhaps, should be, “If you hear something, say something.”

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f a man and a woman are seen together having lunch, the inevitable gossip ensues. The two of them may be colleagues or they may simply be friends. But rumors start. Does this always happen? Not always, of course, but often enough to discourage pairing off for an exchange of ideas or career advice perhaps in business. Now, with sexual harassment the news, By Leah S. Dunaief in there is added pressure for the sexes to go their separate ways lest any movement or words be misunderstood between them. What nonsense. Please be assured that I am as passionately against sexual harassment as anyone on the planet. Wherever it may be found, it should be exposed and

Between you and me

halted. But the pendulum, I believe, may be swinging too far in the other direction. Recently Vice President Mike Pence mentioned that he doesn’t eat alone with a woman who is not his wife. Recent polls indicate that a majority of employees of both sexes feel it is inappropriate to have a drink or dinner together and, although less so, it may also be inappropriate for lunch. Even driving together in a car can be looked at askance. This wariness, although perhaps helpful in avoiding situations of sexual harassment, is a loser for both sexes, especially in the workplace. For men, who are apparently unsure where the boundaries are for a touch on the arm or an innocent compliment on a colleague’s dress, there is the loss of diversity. Women can have different sensibilities and can offer different perspectives than men, to the benefit of both. A recent advertisement featuring a woman has just been yanked by a major company because it may be misinterpreted as racist. My guess is that no woman executive of that company

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saw the ad before it went public. For women, the loss is perhaps greater. Since most of the leadership of companies and institutions is still made up of men, the mentorship and sponsorship of female employees is at least as vital, or even more so, than for male junior-level employees. But if a woman cannot enjoy a close professional working relationship with such a sponsor, she is often blocked from moving up in the ranks. I am reminded of my own business life and the people who helped me advance. Yes, there were a couple of women mentors who were willing to share their skills with me and promote my status, but there were more men along the way who selected me for advancement. One local businessman volunteered important advice to me at a critical time in the early years of the newspaper. Another energetically proposed me as a candidate for president of the New York Press Association, a position for which I will always be grateful. Another supported my intuition at a decisive juncture, I’m sure I don’t know why, but it worked out well.

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Several others helped me with various financial matters. Did I meet with them alone for lunch or dinner or, heavens, for a drink? You bet I did. How else to get private time for critical conversation? Meetings in the office are routinely interrupted or overheard. Did I ever meet alone with anyone of the opposite sex in his bedroom? You can put money on the answer being “no”! There are lines one doesn’t cross, no matter what generation one belongs to, and they really are not so difficult to decipher. Are work colleagues ever sexually attracted to each other? As long as there are men and women, there can be attraction between them. But so what? That’s the way the two sexes were put forth. Presumably we adults know all about that and can conduct ourselves accordingly. Or, to return to square one, we can avoid each other completely. We women have a great deal we can offer men and vice versa. It would be so foolish to limit our contacts to only half the population. And besides, it wouldn’t nearly be as much fun.

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