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Centereach senior abigail Blount, newfield senior ally Hu, Dawnwood Middle school seventh-grader Timothy McCarthy and selden Middle school seventh-grader Cameron Unger were named Middle Country Central school District students of the month for november.

Middle Country honors students of the month By Desirée Keegan Desiree@tbrnewsmeDia.com Four students have gone above and beyond during their time in the Middle Country school district, and were honored as students of the month for November for their efforts. Centereach High School senior Abigail Blount, Newfield High School senior Ally Hu, Dawnwood Middle School’s Timothy McCarthy and Selden Middle School’s Cameron Unger were all recognized for not only their academic excellence and athletic achievements, but for their positive spirit. “Each month the district honors four students who have excelled academically and made an impact on both their peers and the community as a whole,” said Middle Country Superintendent of Schools Roberta Gerold. “This month, we come together to honor these students and thank

the two graduating seniors for their positive contributions in our schools throughout the years. The district also looks forward to the continued and expanding involvement of the two seventh-grade honorees.” Blount was selected for her success in the classroom, extracurricular activities and athletic achievements. Her drive and smarts has placed her eighth in the class of 2018. Blount’s academic success is matched by her extensive involvement in the National Honor Society, the Art Honor Society, the Spanish Language Honor Society and her position of secretary in the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She is a member of the varsity girls basketball team and was recently selected as captain for her leadership and ability to foster comradery among her teammates. During her free time, Blount coaches youth basketball teams in the community. Graduating in June with more than 18

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college credits, she looks forward to continuing her education next fall. Hu is holding an unweighted GPA of 96.9 and has the potential to graduate in June with 45 college credits. She has challenged herself academically throughout her high school career by enrolling in 15 college and Advanced Placement courses. Despite her vigorous coursework, Hu has made time to be an active member in the Newfield community — as president of her sophomore and junior class, president of the book club and the executive officer of the Foreign Language Honor Society. In her free time, Hu has volunteered more than 150 hours as a counselor at Middle Country’s Camp Invention at Holbrook Road Elementary School. She will be continuing her studies next fall at a college to be determined over the next few months. She will be majoring in computer science or computer engineering.

Seventh-grader Timothy McCarthy is described universally as an “outstanding” student. Since last year he has maintained high honor roll status. Along with his high marks, Timothy is a member of the school band, soccer and basketball teams, and he plans to run track in the spring. Timothy has already set a professional goal for himself, hoping to become a pediatrician. Seventh-grader Cameron Unger holds a GPA of 96.9, with his favorite subjects being Spanish and Social Studies. Upon completion of this school year’s first quarter, he holds a 100 average in his Spanish class. Cameron has served as a role model and source of inspiration to his peers, but he is inspired by his twin sister, Delaney, who has been fighting bone cancer this year. Cameron has told many that he wants to become an inventor one day so he can invent a less toxic form of chemotherapy.

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Honoring hard work and dedication Last spring, five of Josette Leon’s 11thgrade honor history class students at Our Savior New American School in Centereach participated in the New York State Student Research Award competition. The goal of the research, which included a visit to the office of Brookhaven Town Historian Barbara Russell,

was to learn about the Selden Telescope Hill Fire Tower, which is no longer in existence. After presenting certificates to students at a ceremony, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Muratore (R-Ronkonkoma) presented a special award to school principal Dolores Reade, to thank her for 25 years of service.

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Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin LaValle (R-Selden) visited Centereach High School to honor his student of the month for November: Hanna Hudson. In addition to being strong academically, Hudson is the Student Government Senior Class President, helps organize class events and plays on the softball team, all while taking advanced placement courses. Hudson hopes to attend St. John’s University next year and plans to major in early education. “I was happy to meet Hanna and recognize her as student of the month,” LaValle said. “She is such an outstanding student, in and out of the classroom and I wish her the best of luck in the future.”


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Small business owners weigh in on Black Friday, holiday shopping trends By kyle Barr For 40 minutes each morning when Marion Bernholz, the owner of The Gift Corner in Mount Sinai, opens her shop she lugs out all the product she keeps on the front porch all by herself. She does it every day, hoping the colors and interesting items will flag down cars traveling on North Country Road. Thanksgiving day she was closed, but on Black Friday she put out her flags, signs, decorations, not expecting Page a22 many customers at all, she said. Black Friday is perceived as a day for gaudy sales for the bigger stores with nationwide brands, or the Amazons of the world, though it has become just the appetizer for a weekend synonymous with shopping. Instead, people flooded Bernholz’s store the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the customers kept streaming in even after Black Friday was days passed. “We were busy on Friday, way busier than we had been since the bust, when the economy went down,” Bernholz said, beaming with excitement. “Wednesday was a spike. Friday was a major spike. It was so busy Saturday that people couldn’t find parking. There was a line out the door.” At Elements of Home, a home and gift shop in St. James less than 12 miles from Gift Corner, the situation was different. Owner Debbie Trenkner saw Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday float by with only a small bump in sales, she said. Though she advertised, Trenkner said that she only received a moderate boost in sales that weekend with only 27 people walking through her door on Black Friday, and only about 70 Saturday when she said she expected to see hundreds. “After speaking to other retailers or feeling through the grapevine, all major events this year, Mother’s Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, we’ve done half the amount we’ve done in the past,” she said. “People do not shop local. Those that do are your 50-andover crowd who do not like to order online. Younger people these days they are so attached to their phone, it’s their lifeline, in my opinion. It’s unfortunate because this is what communities are based on.” The similar local stores had polar opposite experiences during one of the busiest shopping weekends of the holiday season, though businesses overall this past Small Business Saturday, an event first sponsored by American Express in 2010, did very well though they

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Photo above by Marion Bernholz; photo below right by Gary Wladyka; photo below left by linda Baker

Small business owners like Marion Bernholz, who owns The Gift Corner, above, are trying to find ways to compete with big box stores, along with Gary Wladyka, who owns rocky Point Cycle, below right, and linda Baker, who owns ecolin Jewelers, below left. fell short of 2016 numbers in total. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, 108 million consumers spent $12.9 billion Nov. 25. Despite the slight dip from 2016, the data shows a much higher number of consumers are making the conscious decision to shop locally on the biggest spending date of the year for small businesses. Stacey Finkelstein, an associate professor of marketing at Stony Brook University, said in a phone interview she has used psychological and behavioral economics to inform people about marketing problems, and she said a battle between instant gratification and the desire to support local stores is being waged for today’s consumers. “Another tension for a lot of consumers who face this dilemma layered on top of this is this ethical quandary, which is ‘I want to support businesses that are consistent with my code of ethics and the values that I have as a consumer,’” Finkelstein said. That value-based sales pitch is important, especially when it comes to the services offered. Many local businesses surveyed after this Black Friday weekend across the North Shore agreed the services they provide, whether it’s free gift wrapping or the ability to make a custom product, or even the ability to offer hands-on help to customers trying to figure out what gift is best, are the types of factors that neither online nor most large stores can match.

Ecolin Jewelers Co-owner Linda Baker: We tend to run our sales to support our loyal customers, support our repeat customers. We had 20 percent off many items in the store, not all. That hasn’t been a big motivation to shop. In our industry either they know us or they don’t. The village was decorated nice and we had a good weekend. Black Friday for most retailers, for independent mom-and-pop retailers, has not been a big day for us. Our business is the last two weeks of the year. I think Black Friday is when mom and dad go to look at televisions or cars — one big purchase. It’s not a downtown thing. I don’t compare same day to same day from years before. I think there are too many variables, whether it’s the weather or the news. Though I’d say this year was better than last year across the board.

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“I think the most important thing to do besides creating an emotional experience and offering, obviously, great service is to really think about the values of those consumers in the local town and try and tap into those local values, such as if a town is really interested in sustainability, or ethically sourced food,” Finkelstein said. One of the biggest questions that small business owners ask is whether young people are still willing to shop local. The consensus is they are the “plugged-in” generation, but that fact can be harnessed to work in favor of small business owners. “Social issues are particularly important for a lot of millennials,” she said. “You tend to see a lot of that. I definitely don’t think millennials should be written off. I’m big into knitting, and if you ask what’s the stereotype for knitting, for example, is that grandmas knit, but actually there’s this active and large youthful contingent of knitters that are really driving and shaping that industry in a completely fascinating way. I think what it’s about is that millennials have these ethically laden values where they want to buy things that are local, that are environmentally sustainable.” While many stores surveyed said this Black Friday weekend was “better than average” to “great,” there were several stores that did not see anywhere near the same boost in traffic. While the weather was nice, stores that didn’t meet expectations cited insufficient support from their local governments, or locations with little foot traffic, as their main deterrents.

The Gift Corner Owner Marion Bernholz: I don’t think Black Friday is as big of a thing anymore. We had people coming in at 10 a.m. and I asked them why they weren’t out shopping and they would say, “Oh, we don’t do that anymore.” I think people just don’t like to rush anymore, plus all the deals are available all week long, so there’s almost no point. Maybe, eventually, people will be able to have Thanksgiving dinner with their family, that’s the hope. Though this was one of the best Black Fridays I’ve had since the bust in 2008, I went back and I looked at the papers for how it was in 2005. I couldn’t count it all — it was like the funds were flowing like water. It’s never going to be 2005 again. Half the people who came in my store on Saturday had no clue [about Small Business Saturday]. We’d be like, “OK, now we’ll explain it to you. Good that you’re here, and this is what it’s about.”

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Rocky Point Cycle Owner Gary Wladyka: We didn’t advertise but had in-store deals. We had discounts on shoes and sunglasses. There were more customers that Friday because more people had Friday off. We’re always trying to get more customers, but we’re more of a destination shop rather than a “Let’s go take a look” type thing. This is the beginning of the end for small business. It’s going to continue to demise with people wanting to do everything on the internet. The way new consumers are, it’s going to be hard to grow it. We try to provide service. You’re not going to get service online.


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Coram man guilty of manslaughter A Coram man was convicted Nov. 29 of causing the death of the mother of his three children during a Central Islip party last year. On July 2, 2016, the defendant, Bryan Bethea, 30, lifted the victim, Shantel Scott, 27, off the floor in a bear hug and dropped her during an argument. When she got off the floor and sat down, Bethea slapped her and Scott’s head struck a wall. She later went to sleep and did not regain consciousness. Scott was transported to Southside Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, suffering a fractured skull and internal bleeding. Bethea will face five to 15 years for his conviction on one charge of second-degree manslaughter Jan. 10. The jury found Bethea not guilty of first-degree manslaughter. — Desirée Keegan

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The wait is over. Nearly a month after Election Day, Suffolk County residents finally know who will replace outgoing Sheriff Vincent DeMarco (C) in 2018. Former Rikers Island corrections officer and captain Errol Toulon Jr. (D) emerged ahead of Stony Brook University Assistant Chief of Police Larry Zacarese (R) by a slim margin Nov. 7 in the race to be the next county sheriff, and after thousands of absentee ballots have been counted, Toulon’s lead has held up. “I am proud of the campaign we ran and the hard work of our volunteers,” Toulon said in a statement. “I look forward to combating gang violence and the opioid epidemic in Suffolk, and to introduce a strong re-entry program for those leaving county jails.” The victory makes Toulon the first African-American elected official in a nonjudicial countywide position in Suffolk’s history, according to campaign manager Keith Davies. “I think his experience just resonated with folks,” Davies said. “People wanted a sheriff that is ready to tackle the issues.” In an emailed statement through a campaign spokesperson, Zacarese said he was disappointed and announced, “We did not make up the ground we needed in order to prevail.” A spokesperson from the Suffolk County Board of Elections confirmed Toulon had won the race, though a final tally was not immediately available at the time of print. The spokesperson said Toulon held a 2,000-vote lead as of Dec. 1 with about 1,000 ballots left to be counted. “I want to thank all of the supporters and volunteers who spent countless hours working alongside me both on the campaign trail over the last year and at the Board of Elections over these last few weeks,” Zacarese said. “I am proud of the campaign we ran, the honest and tireless work of our volunteers and the light that was shown on the electoral process here in Suffolk County. I wish the hardworking and dedicated men and women of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office only the best and congratulate Errol Toulon Jr. on winning the election.”

Zacarese trailed Toulon by just 1,354 votes prior to the counting of absentee ballots, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections. The absentee ballots were counted by a bipartisan team of department employees in addition to representatives from both campaigns at the Board of Elections office in Yaphank over a few weeks. Nick LaLota, the department’s commissioner, said on election night at about 8:30 p.m. on Twitter the department had received more than 13,500 absentee ballots to that point, though more were expected. Toulon began serving as a corrections officer at Rikers Island in 1982 and retired as a captain in 2004. For two years he was assistant deputy county executive for public safety in Suffolk, and in 2014 he was named deputy commissioner of operations for the New York City Department of Corrections. “I’ve been able to learn a lot on various levels inside of a correctional agency, and while that’s not the entire makeup of the sheriff’s department, it is a good portion of it,” Toulon said during a pre-election interview. Toulon’s victory completes a sweep for the Democrats in the two high-profile Suffolk County races in 2017. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini (D) defeated Ray Perini (R) with 62.08 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 general election to secure the county’s district attorney seat, a position left vacant following the indictment and resignation of Tom Spota (D). DeMarco announced in May he wouldn’t seek re-election after 12 years in the position.


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Town Groups receive grants to restore, protect LI Sound By Kevin Redding kevin@tbrnewmedia.com

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‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to life in Port Jefferson By Alex Petroski alex@tbrnewsmedia.com The community came together in Port Jefferson Village over the weekend to embody a famous quote from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” Dec. 2 and 3 marked the 22nd annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jeff, an event that brings out locals and visitors to take part in a weekend full of events, activities, performances and parades. Attendees were treated to ice skating, cookie decorating, a display of decorated Christmas trees

with various themes, street performances by actors portraying people from the Dickens era, horse-drawn carriage rides, toasted marshmallows, Christmas carols and much more. Every year the organizers of the event select honorees and dedicate the festival in their name. This year, George and Karen Overin, two longtime Dickens Festival participants and volunteers, were recognized. “Perhaps there are no two people that better represent the joy, the feeling of family, and, indeed, the magic of this cherished weekend that has captured the imagination of people from around the globe,” the dedication to the honorees read in part.


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The boy photographed with FDR in Port Jeff in 1932 Randall Woodard, 97, reflects on meeting Roosevelt, a life and roots in the village, military service By Alex Petroski alex@tbrnewsmedia.com They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in one case, a picture is worth almost 100 years of history. On Dec. 7, 1941, 76 years ago to the day, then president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, delivered his “day which will live in infamy” speech during a joint session of Congress in response to Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The address served as the precursor to the U.S. finally joining World War II and taking up the fight against the Axis powers. He went on to serve as president until his death in 1945, preventing him from completing his fourth term in office, a feat in itself, as no other American president has served more than two terms. In the summer of 1932 just before his first presidential campaign, Roosevelt, an avid sailor, made a recreational stop in Port Jefferson Harbor. At the time, Roosevelt was the governor of New York and the Democratic Party nominee for the general presidential election that fall. He defeated incumbent President Herbert Hoover to win the highest office in the land November 1932. During the visit, Roosevelt took a photo aboard a sailboat with two youngsters from Port Jeff, one of whom is still alive residing in the village. Randall Woodard was born Sept. 3, 1920, in his home on Prospect Street. His family has deep roots in Port Jefferson, though his ancestors can be traced back even further to Southold in 1664. “I wasn’t there that day,” Woodard quipped during a November visit to the Times Beacon Record News Media office in Setauket, accompanied by his youngest son, Warren, and Richard Olson, a longtime Port Jefferson School District history teacher who has since retired. Woodard’s father Grover was the school district manager in Port Jeff, and actually hired Earl L. Vandermeulen, who the high school was eventually named after. Mother Madeline worked in the elementary school under Edna Louise Spear, the eventual namesake of the same school. Though he said he didn’t meet any other presidents in his life, Woodard met Albert Einstein once, and his grandmother heard Abraham Lincoln give a speech in New York. Woodard went on to have two sons and a daughter, who were all raised in the Port Jeff house on Prospect Street until the 1970s.

The photo of Woodard, his childhood friend Gilbert Kinner and the soon-to-be president of the United States is a cherished possession of the Woodard family. Warren joked there’s a framed copy hanging in every room of his house. Woodard said on the day he met Roosevelt that he and Kinner were sailing his family’s 12-foot mahogany vessel around Port Jefferson Harbor on a warm summer morning in June or July. At about 10 a.m., two or three seaplanes landed in the harbor and taxied over to the beach near the east end of the waterfront near the famous Bayles Dock. Woodard, who was 12 years old at the time, said he and Kinner noticed a large crowd gathering near the dock, so they decided to sail over and see what the commotion was all about. They approached the black yawl sailing craft tied to the dock with a man wearing a white sun hat seated in the cockpit. Woodard said he still remembers noticing the metal braces on Roosevelt’s legs and a pack of cigarettes on the seat next to him. “The whole waterfront of Port Jeff was people,” Woodard said. Roosevelt was waiting for his four sons, who were running late, to arrive to begin a vacation cruise. The Democratic National Convention had just selected him as the party’s nominee for the presidential election that fall, and it was too early to begin campaigning. While he waited for his sons to arrive, Roosevelt and the reporters milling in the vicinity suggested the candidate should be in a photo with the two boys. Woodard and Kinner boarded, and “Vote for Roosevelt” hats were placed on their heads to wear in the photo. Woodard recalled that Kinner took the hat off, tossed it in the cockpit and calmly said, “My father is a Republican.” Woodard said there was an even more memorable interaction from the meeting when Roosevelt asked him, “How does the boat sail?” Young Randall responded, “I think I could take you.” He referred to the then-governor’s vessel as “badly designed,” with a laugh during the interview. He said eventually Roosevelt and the others took off sailing in the Long Island Sound. Woodard and his friend tried to keep up with Roosevelt for as long as they could until the soon-to-be president was out of sight. “We kids went to the movies for a week straight just to see ourselves on the Pathé News movies,” Woodard wrote in a 2004 account of the day.

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Above, 12-year-old randall Woodard, Gilbert kinner and New york Gov. Franklin roosevelt in Port Jeff in 1932. Below, Woodard and son Warren during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Woodard and his son Warren shared a story about seeing by chance a clip of 12-yearold Randall dancing on Roosevelt’s boat in a documentary about past presidents decades later. Warren said they purchased multiple copies of the documentary on DVD. Woodard’s life and interests would intersect with Roosevelt’s in other ways later in life. Daughter Tracy was diagnosed in 1949 with polio, which also famously afflicted Roosevelt. Woodard’s affinity for boating only grew after 1932, and he eventually went on to serve in the U.S. Navy, where Roosevelt had previously served as the assistant secretary prior to his years as governor. The Woodards owned several sailboats and fishing boats through the years. In 1936, Randall and his older brothers, twins Martin and Merwin, finished tied for first among 2,000 other competitors worldwide for the Snipe Class International championship. Through the years he often competed in races and experienced more-than-modest levels of success. After graduating from Port Jefferson High School in 1938, Woodard attended The Citadel military college in South Carolina. “The war was on the horizon in Europe and a military college made sense at that time,” he wrote in 2004. He joked he and a high school friend went to Citadel because their grades were not good enough to attend the U.S. Naval or Coast Guard academies. “I was not a hero,” Woodard said. “If we didn’t have a Marine Corps we’d still be over there. I was in enough tight spots to know.” After graduating from The Citadel with a degree in civil engineering, he became a Seabee officer in the U.S. Naval Construction Battalions. The Seabees, as they were called — a play on “CB” for Construction Battalion — were deployed to Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack to reconstruct damaged

bulkheads, dredge the ocean floor to allow ships passage and assemble barges and causeways in preparation for an amphibious attack, according to Woodard. During his training prior to deployment while stationed in Rhode Island, Woodard was aboard the world’s largest sea tow, which was an experimental floating airfield slated for assembly in Alaska. The airfield was not needed, and broken-up pieces were used during the Normandy Invasion on D-Day. He was part of a mission headed to a series of islands in the Pacific near Japan in May 1944, weeks before the beaches were stormed in Normandy. Nine days after D-Day, aboard a craft carrying four barges Woodard was responsible for overseeing, the U.S. Marine Corps invaded Saipan, a Japanese-held island. Woodard and the Seabees contributed to the mission by using the barges to unload ammunition, gasoline and other supplies. One day a Japanese Zero aircraft flew low and attacked his flat steel barge with little options in the way of hiding places. He said he pulled out his handgun and fired two rounds at the aircraft, which eventually went down. “I probably missed, but the plane crashed into the side of a freighter,” he wrote in 2004. He said his barges survived for five weeks until the island was secure. After the victory over Japan, he spent six months at Navy Department Bureau of Yards and Docks in Washington, D.C., where he met Barbara Brown, whom he later married. Woodard said he remained in the Navy reserves for about 15 years. When he returned home, Woodard worked for years as a civil engineer. In the 1950s he was the resident engineer overseeing a series of contracts to construct the Northern State and Sunken Meadow parkways, and said he was responsible for the construction of all of the parkway overpasses in Nassau and Suffolk counties.


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SportS Cougars can’t overcome third-quarter deficit By Bill landon Centereach will mix youth with experience in this season’s quest for a postseason appearance. The Cougars were led by senior forward Amanda Goldstein, who topped the Centereach score sheet with 11 points in the team’s 54-26 nonleague loss away to Shoreham-Wading River Nov. 30. The game slipped away in the third quarter, when the Cougars were outscored 22-2, a deficit they could not recover from. With three seniors on the roster this season, the team will be leaning on six juniors, with freshman and an eighth-grader also in the mix. Ninth-grader Megan Blount followed Goldstein with six points; senior Erin Tuomey added four points; and juniors Marissa Martino and Jessica Santos each added a bucket. “We have a lot of young girls on the team, so we’re still kind of adjusting, especially at guard,” Centereach head coach

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James Steigele said. “Some of the girls are coming up from junior varsity, and some girls are coming up from middle school, so it’s an adjustment period right now.” The win was the Wildcats’ first of the season after two nonleague losses. “It was good to get our first win” Shoreham-Wading River head coach Adam Lievre said. “We didn’t play too badly in our first two, but came up short in both, so it’s good to get the first win of the season.” Steigele said his team has to focus on taking better care of the ball and have a greater presence under the boards if the Cougars are to make the playoffs this season. “To make a run we’ve got to stop turning over the ball, get better at rebounding and doing the little things like communicating on the court and playing good defense,” Steigele said. “Last year our record wasn’t very good, but as the season wore

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Clockwise from top left, abigail Blount drives into the paint; Erin Tuomey battles a swarm of Shoreham-Wading River defenders for the ball; and amanda Goldstein shoots for two. we were more competitive and finished on a high note.” The head coach is hoping to see that trend continue this year. Centereach will travel to

Comsewogue Dec. 12 for a 5:45 p.m. nonleague contest, the final nonleague game of the season, before opening league play hosting Smithtown East Dec. 19 at 5:45 p.m.

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Taking talent to the next level The Middle Country school district held a letter of intent signing day for 10 senior student-athletes who have committed to play collegiate-level sports during the 201819 academic year. Two Centereach High School athletes

committed to play field hockey. Alexandra DeWitt agreed to take her talents to Pace University’s Westchester campus, while Catherine Leahy will play at Ursinus College. Jordyn Juvelie signed to play lacrosse at Felician University.

At Newfield High School, Kyle Johnson and Bobby Vath signed to play baseball at Stony Brook University and the University of Rhode Island, respectively. Emily Diaz and Zach Worsoe will play lacrosse at Bryant University and St. Joseph’s College, respectively.

Nicole Lettich agreed to become a member of Long Island University’s bowling team, Naomi Ruffalo signed to play volleyball at Adelphi University and Taylor Regensburger committed to play soccer for Georgia Southern University.


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Small businesses need tax cuts too Despite President Donald Trump’s (R) repeated campaign promises to support small business, we can’t help but notice the Republicans’ tax bill seems to take care of major corporations while leaving small business owners short changed. There’s no denying the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, both the House and Senate versions, promise a tax break to large businesses, particularly by permanently reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent down to 20 percent. If the bill is passed, companies that sell products internationally will also be shifted to a new territorial system, where their taxes would be based largely on their U.S. sales. What concerns us is the impact these tax reforms will have on the local restaurants and independent retail shops that line the North Shore’s main streets. It’s growing tougher each day to compete in an international market against online retailers and big box stores, and protecting small businesses is vital to Long Island’s communities. More than 99 percent of New York’s economy is made up of small businesses, which is defined as a company or firm employing less than 500 people, according to U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2016 report. The largest segment of small business is retail. Together, these niche boutiques, restaurants, bars, hair salons, law offices and more provide jobs to roughly half of New York’s residents, according to the 2016 report, with nearly 20 percent of the state’s small businesses reporting fewer than 20 employees. When the tax bill reached the U.S. Senate Dec. 1, several last-minute changes were made, including a provision to allow many pass-through entities, such as partnerships, limited liability companies or sole proprietorships, to increase their income tax deduction to 20 percent from 17.4 percent. It’s a change anticipated to help small business owners. It was a politically motivated move by the Republican Party to win over two holdouts, Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Steve Daines (RMontana), whose votes were needed to pass the bill. The GOP’s 2016 party platform recognizes that small businesses and entrepreneurs play a vital role in our economy. “Their innovation drives improvement and forces long-established institutions to adapt or fade away,” the platform stated. This begs the question: Why was a tax deduction to their benefit an 11th-hour concession to win votes? Why is the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act focused on tax breaks and benefits for large corporations, not small businesses and the working middle-class citizens who own these businesses? Why are changes that would benefit small business owners temporary, like the ability to fully deduct business expenses, while the massive reduction in the corporate tax rate is permanent? As the House and Senate go back to the table to iron out differences in the bills, we are calling on Long Island’s congressional representatives to be forcefully proactive in ensuring every provision designed to aid small business makes the final cut. We recognize every member of Long Island’s congressional delegation has voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but for the financial health and well-being of Long Island’s downtown areas, we need you to do more.

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On Dec. 14, Steve Bannon will be headlining a high-end fundraiser for Congressman Lee Zeldin in New York City. Zeldin’s willingness to align himself with Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, which he has proclaimed is the “platform for the alt-right,” betrays the constituents of the 1st Congressional District. Our district is a diverse, multinational one, as Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are a draw for international students and researchers. It is precisely this pluralistic society that the alt-right and Bannon use as a scapegoat. Zeldin campaigned as an “independent voice in Washington” but clearly has no qualms selling his principles to the highest bidder. Zeldin often speaks of his Jewish heritage but seems to have forgotten the Jewish principle of “tikkun olam,” repairing the world. His embrace of Bannon is contrary to the Jewish values he claims to embrace. Additionally, Zeldin’s support of building a wall and banning Muslims runs counter to the passage from Leviticus, “The stranger who resides with you

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Shoshana Hershkowitz South Setauket

Republican Party votes to increase your taxes Republicans just voted to raise your taxes — unless your name is Carl Icahn, Robert Mercer, or President Donald Trump, in which case, Merry Christmas! Sure, there may be some Long Islanders who won’t see their taxes increased by the Republican bill. They may get to munch temporarily a few peanuts swept their way by the Republican elephant. This to distract them from the mountains of cash going to big Republican donors who, as GOP politicians from Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-South Carolina) to U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) of New York admitted, were the real sweethearts of this deal. Long Islanders will see a 10 to 20 percent drop in home values according to the Long Island Association, a business group. Financing for state and local needs will dry up. “Life as we know it is over on Long Island,” said Laureen Harris, president of The Association for a Better Long Island, another

business group. If you own a golf course or a private jet, the Republican tax bill is indeed a “beautiful” Christmas present. But if you pay state and local taxes, have a student loan or buy health insurance you’ll find a lump of coal in your stocking. Surprise! After 2025, even the pitiful middle-class tax breaks in the Republican plan disappear. Why is that? To finance the huge tax breaks for corporations, which are permanent. Some want to cleverly deflect attention from the Republican tax hike by complaining about New York state taxes. The fact is, for every dollar New Yorkers pay in federal taxes, they receive back 84 cents in federal expenditures. Meanwhile states like Mississippi and South Carolina receive far more than they pay in. The Republican tax plan makes this imbalance even worse. Could the Republicans be “punishing” New York for political reasons? It’s double taxation however you

spin it. Republicans were supposed to be the party of balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility. Instead their tax bill blows a huge hole in the deficit to give away a cornucopia of goodies to their wealthy donors. What hypocrisy. Guess who gets to pay for the after-party cleanup? You may find a hint next year when automatic Medicare cuts triggered by this tax bill go into effect. Next up on the Republican hit list: rolling back Medicare and Medicaid, and privatizing Social Security. This is what Trump means by “welfare reform.” “The driver of our debt is the structure of Social Security and Medicare for future beneficiaries,” proclaimed Marco Rubio (R-Florida), just before voting to drive the debt higher by $1 trillion or more on tax cuts for the rich. Even by politician standards the hypocrisy is breathtaking.

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OpiniOn Through the looking glass with an automated phone line

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“Beep.” “Please hold for the next available operator. We are experiencing unusually high call volume, by which we mean that you’re calling. The average wait time is nine minutes. We’re going to put you on hold, play mind-altering holiday music, and suggest, in an electronic passive-aggressive way, that you fend for yourself because this call won’t go the way you’d like.” “What?” “We mean that we’ll get to your call as soon as we can.” “Uh huh.” “Frosty the snowman” … “Jingle bells, jingle bells” ... “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.” “Hey, Buddy, did you do your homework?” “I’m sorry, I didn’t get that. Did you still want to speak with a customer service representative? “Yes, I was talking to my son.” “If you want to stay on the line, say ‘yes’ in two other languages.” “‘Oui’ and ‘si’?” “So, you want to stay on the line?” “Yes!” “Why?” “I have some questions and would

like to speak with a customer service representative.” “We will get to your call as soon as we can. In the meantime, have you seen our most expensive product this holiday season? You and your son Buddy will love it.” “What? Wait. I thought you were a machine?” “Out of the depths of despair and into the realm of the impossible comes a product so wonderful and spectacular that we’re offering it only to those people who waited on line for hours to see ‘E.T.’ or ‘Star Wars.’” “Wait, how do you know about the long movie lines I used to wait on? Who are you?” “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” “Now you’re playing hold music?” “Dad? What’s the matter? Why are you holding the phone so tight?” “It’s OK, Buddy. I’m just trying to speak with someone at this awful corporation.” “Hi, this is Heidi. Can I get your first and last name?” “Hi, Heidi, my name is Dan Dunaief.” “Can you please spell that?” “Sure. Can you?” Silence.

“You don’t have much of a sense of humor, do you, Heidi?” “I have a great sense of humor. That wasn’t funny.” “Sorry. Please, don’t disconnect me. I just had a question about this product. You see, I’m not sure about the instructions.” “Oh, that’s not my specialty. If you hold on, I can connect you to our automated instruction line.” “No, please. I don’t like automated phone systems and would rather speak with a person. Can I speak with someone else at your company who knows about this product?” “The only other alternative is to send your request through the internet. We have an email address. Do you want that?’ “I have that. Can someone talk to me on the phone about this product?” “We don’t do that too much anymore. We have automated systems that are overseen by artificial intelligence programs. That’s your quickest route, route, route, route, route.” “Heidi?” “Yes?” “Are you real?” “Are you?”

I marvel many times at what the computer and the internet can do. For example, it is so much easier for me to write my column, rearranging words and whole paragraphs with just the click of the mouse and a couple of keys. Before computers, I practically drank whiteout. And as I am writing, if there is something to check or research, I can engage the internet, get the facts and continue the column with only that brief interruption. So much for the encyclopedias of my youth. But I still believe there will always be a place for pen and paper. There are instances where jotting something down quickly is easier and time saving compared to pulling out the computer, turning it on, finding the right file and typing in the info. And then there is my real problem with computers and the internet: addiction. Most people, especially parents with teens, would agree that electronic devices are addicting. It is difficult to get kids to put down their cellphones in favor of conversation. Researchers in Utah are even studying a spike in teen suicides there in the last five years

to see if there is a connection. Some 14 percent of the teens had recently lost privileges to use their electronics. Further there has been an increase in teen suicides from 2010 to 2015 across the nation, at the same time as social media use has surged. Teen suicides had declined in the two previous decades, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Much more research is required before deciding cause and affect here, but anonymous bullying, made possible by Facebook or Twitter and other social networking services, in addition to relationship problems thought to result from diminishing face-to-face interaction, need to be evaluated. It is not just kids who are so attached to their electronics. I chuckle when I see couples or whole families in restaurants, awaiting their food orders, completely absorbed in their cellphones. Then I feel sad for them. Conversation with people I enjoy is such a major part of life’s pleasures for me, and these phone addicts are missing that opportunity. I can only hope they are texting each other.

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workshops and the like, who are shortchanging themselves. “In a series of experiments at Princeton and the University of California, Los Angeles, students were randomly assigned either laptops or pen and paper for note-taking at a lecture,” The Times reported. “Those who had used laptops had substantially worse understanding of the lecture, as measured by a standardized test, than those who did not.” Also those students who routinely used laptops in class did significantly less well at the end of the semester. Because the notes taken on laptops more closely resembled transcripts than lecture summaries, the theory goes that the lecturer’s words go straight to the students fingers, which are typing faster than they can write, without going through their brains first for processing. To take notes by hand, the listener has to abridge the lecturer’s words in order to keep up and so must consider the essence of what is being said. Enter the brain. Honestly, I am not a Luddite, looking to smash modern inventions and disavow progress. On the contrary,

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The Times of Middle Country - December 7, 2017  
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