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Vol. 30, No. 37

August 10, 2017

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What’s inside Port Jeff Village seeking more grants for uptown A4

Village may begin ticketing jaywalkers — story A3

Top Suffolk Democrat dishes on past and future of party A9 A look inside the unique shops on East Main Street A13

The Essence of Nature opens in Setauket Also: Memories of the Rocky Point Drive-In, Dog Days exhibit at LIM, ‘The Frog Prince’ at T3

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Brookhaven school supplies drive runs through August The Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Back to School Supply Drive began July 31 and runs through Aug. 28. Collection centers are located in the lobby of Town Hall at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville, the Highway Department Facility located at 1140 Old Town Road in Coram and the Rose Caracappa Senior Center, located at 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai. The Youth Bureau is asking for donations of pens, calculators, backpacks, notebooks, lunch boxes, folders, glue, binders and more. The supplies will be distributed to needy families who might otherwise not be able to provide them to their children before school begins. Last year, the Youth

Bureau was able to collect enough supplies to help over 2,200 children prepare for school. Additional collection bins can be found at the following locations throughout the month of August: Medford Volunteer Ambulance: 1005 Sipp Ave. in Medford Coram Fire Department: 303 Middle Country Road in Coram All for You Hair Salon: 161 Long Island Ave. in Holtsville Internal Revenue Service: 1040 Waverly Ave. in Holtsville Brookhaven National Lab: 2 Center St. in Upton Modular Devices Inc.: 1 Roned Road in Shirley

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Port Jefferson Village is considering changing its code to make jaywalking illegal.

By AlEx PEtroski alex@tbrnewspapers.com Crossing the street in Port Jefferson Village may soon be a ticket-able offense. During a village board meeting Aug. 7, a public hearing was held to discuss amending the village code to include language prohibiting jaywalking on Port Jeff streets. “No person shall, at street intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or by police or public safety officers, cross the street against a red, ‘stop’ or ‘don’t walk’ sign or signal, nor cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk, nor disobey the lawful command of a police or public safety officer,” the proposed addition to the code said. Offenders would be written a summons to appear in village court, and penalties for violating the code would be assessed at the discretion of the court based on circumstances. Repeat offenders or offenders whose violation results in a car crash would be given harsher fines, with a maximum possible fine of $2,000. Initially the code change was slated to be for the entirety of Port Jeff Village, but the proposed language in the code inspired questions from members of the public and the board about crossing streets like East Broadway and Highlands Boulevard, which have devices that qualify as “traffic control signals” but no crosswalks for miles. The proposed code change was amended during the hearing to limit the jaywalking restriction to commercial districts encompassing Main Street and East Main Street, and near John T. Mather Memorial Hospital where crosswalks already exist. Jaywalking restrictions will not be

enforced on residential streets if the code change is passed by the board. “Throughout the village there’s a 30-mile-per-hour speed limit,” village Code Enforcement Chief Wally Tomaszewski said during the hearing. “On Main Street there are hundreds of people a day that cross outside of the crosswalks. We have so many accidents. We have so many people that are hit by cars, people pushing off of cars, and people actually jump out in front of cars. We have children in cars that the people jam on the brakes and the kids go flying up against the dashboard and the windshield.” Trustee and Deputy Mayor Larry LaPointe was among those in favor of the law applying to only commercial areas. Trustee Bruce Miller was against the change altogether. “I guess I’m just a bit of a libertarian, more free range than chasing people because they didn’t cross at a crosswalk or they didn’t wait for a signal, or maybe there’s nothing to wait for,” he said. “I’m not too enthusiastic about jaywalking enforcement.” Village Mayor Margot Garant spoke in favor of the proposal. “I see people darting across the street all of the time,” she said. “At night they’re darting from Schaffer’s to run across the street — it’s so dangerous.” Garant added she had previously asked the New York State Department of Transportation for a crosswalk to be added in front of Village Hall, and she planned to speak to State Sen. Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) about the matter again. She also assured concerned residents that proper signage would be installed warning pedestrians about the crackdown on jaywalking.

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Port Jeff Village Uptown Funk project could get influx of cash By Kevin Redding kevin@tbrnewspapers.com With a master plan in place to breathe new life into the area, Port Jefferson Village is pushing for millions in state funds to give some long overdue Uptown Funk to residents. The village, in an effort to get moving on much discussed upper Port Jefferson revitalization, has recently applied for a combined state grant of $9.46 million through the Consolidated Funding Application — $7.06 million from Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and $2.4 million from Empire State Development. Initially hoping to secure up to $10.5 million through New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Port Jeff lost out on that grant last week when Hicksville officials received the funds to renovate and revitalized their own downtown area. However, Port Jefferson village officials applied for funding through the state’s Consolidated Funding Application so they could still get agency funding individually by project for several desired initiatives in the area surrounding the Long Island Rail Road station in what’s commonly called upper Port. If awarded, the funds will contribute to the village’s face-lifts along the intersection of Perry Street and Main Street and about a block north of the train station. The multiphased project known as Uptown Funk has been building momentum since 2014 and aims to transform blighted properties, better connect residents to work,

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Blighted buildings and empty storefronts in upper Port Jefferson could soon be addressed through various grants. make the streets more walkable and vibrant and provide an overall better place to live, especially for younger residents, according to Village Mayor Margot Garant. At the beginning of 2017, the village secured $500,000 from Empire State Development through Restore New York Communities Initiative to help demolish a blighted building, and a grant of $250,000 from Suffolk County as part of its Jumpstart program for transitbased improvements around the train station. Garant said the latest ask for millions of dollars is for good reason. The pending grant

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is considerably more money than the village has received in the past, though the mayor said she feels it is necessary due to a drastic change in Port Jefferson’s marketplace. “[Rail] Realty built 76 brand new apartment units last year that got rented out in lickity split time — housing is desperately needed,” Garant said in a phone interview. “We only put in for $500,000 last year because we weren’t ready. Now we are.” The mayor said among those who will benefit from the project are Stony Brook University students, who are just a train ride away.

“Those people need housing, those students need a place to be, they need a sense of community,” she said. “We’re ready with shovel in the ground projects and I’m hoping we get a piece of the pie. I need the state to recognize that these projects are ready to go.” On the long list of projects in the upper Port master plan, Garant said, are new gateways, parking lot renovations, major streetscape improvements, blight studies and the implementation of new sidewalks and streetlights. Many of these are currently underway using the previously awarded funds. “Whatever they give me, I’m going to put to work,” Garant said. “One of the reasons I decided to run again for my fifth term was I wanted to see the planning we’ve done, the money we’ve spent and the effort the community has put into planning this come to fruition. We’re right on the cusp of that.” The village’s grant writing manager Nicole Christian, of HB Solutions LLC, said all the village’s projects aligned with the requirement set by the region, and she said she believes the village stands a good chance of at least getting partial funding. “I think Uptown Funk is going to skyrocket this village through its stratosphere,” Christian said. “It’s a destination for young people, families, tourists, I think it’s a fantastic investment for the community. And I think the state knows that too.” She said the application is currently under agency review and they should have an answer by November.

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A barge used by Northville Industries in Port Jefferson Harbor.

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By Alex PetroskI alex@tbrnewspapers.com A 2010 “legislative oversight” caused a stir between Port Jefferson Village and an oil company with decades-old roots in the community, though the village announced Aug. 7 during a public meeting the case has been settled. As part of the settlement, with Northville Industries, a petroleum storage, distribution and wholesale company with property on the shores of Port Jefferson Harbor, the village agreed to amend a previously deleted section of its code. The village held a public hearing to discuss changes to permitted uses of marina waterfront-zoned parcels during the Aug. 7 meeting. In 1976, the zone where Northville’s dock facility on Beach Street in Port Jeff was housed, and continues to be, was changed from an industrial to a marina waterfront. The change made Northville’s Port Jeff facility, which is used to take in petroleum deliveries by ship or barge that are then transported around Long Island, nonconforming to the village code. During the hearing, Village Attorney Brian Egan explained that the change was fought up to the New York State Supreme Court in 1976, and the site was granted conditional uses within the MW district, which allowed their decades-old operation to continue functioning. In 2010 the village, to create multiple marina waterfront districts identified as MW-1, MW-2 and MW-3 drafted new legislation. The Northville property is located within MW-1. That legislation identified several permitted uses within marina waterfront districts, including recreational marinas, boat launching facilities, boat storage facilities, charter fishing boat operations, yacht clubs, restaurants and several others. However, it eliminated permitted conditional use of the space for “petroleum products and biofuels, marine terminal and pipeline facilities,” rendering the Northville facility noncompliant with the village code. Northville filed a lawsuit against the village in 2011. Egan said during the hearing the village had reached a settlement with Northville, and a stipulation of the suit was the code amendment. “What this is really trying to do is, because

we settled it I can say this, I would probably say it was a legislative mistake in 2010 to have eliminated a use that was already there and probably will continue forever,” he said. During a phone interview after the meeting Egan walked back “mistake” and instead classified it as a “legislative oversight.” “It’s been there forever, it will continue forever. What Northville said was, ‘Hey guys, we’re here. We were here even before this code was drafted. We’ve had it since 1976, just at least restore to us what you originally had in there before you took it out in 2010.’” Northville’s is not the only property within the MW-1 district, which is the only one of the marina waterfront districts being granted conditional use pertaining to petroleum or biofuel related uses. So several village residents spoke out during the hearing with concerns that other companies might try to use property within the zone for similar purposes. Egan said the conditional-use status would leave any future proposals of that nature up to the village planning board to approve. “Our history of this village is, it’s very difficult to do that,” village resident of Beach Street Michael Mart said during the hearing regarding a planning board denying conditional use on a property. “I’ve only heard of one time that they’ve prohibited a request for a conditional use, so I fear that by passing this, I guess we have to if it’s a settlement, because there’s only one street accessing those properties. For the most part that’s Beach Street. It’s shared by residents and to allow all of these uses to go there in the future, not immediately — I’m thinking far into the future when I’m not even here — that raises a significant zoning issue and a safety issue.” Other members of the public were concerned by the phrase “marine terminal,” which does not have a definition within the village code. Village Mayor Margot Garant asked that a definition of marine terminal be added to the code to avoid unwanted uses from being permitted within the zone. Egan also said an aspect of the amendment would be to create a “residential buffer” on Beach Street to separate Northville’s property and homes on the street. He added the settlement was reached at no additional monetary cost to the village. No vote was held on the amendment.

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Officers rescue stranded Shoreham boater by desirée keegAn Desiree@tbrnewspapers.com Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a man who became stranded on a sailboat in the Long Island Sound Aug. 5. Carlo Brita, 33, of Shoreham, launched a 22-foot Catalina sailboat out of Mount Sinai at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday. The craft encountered problems with high seas and winds and became completely disabled. Suffolk County Police received a 911

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SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY. CITIBANK, N.A., Pltf. vs. XUE XIAN ZHENG, et al, Defts. Index #064776/2013. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Dec. 22, 2016, I will sell at public auction at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on Aug. 24, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. prem. k/a 2 Countrywide Lane, Centereach, NY 11720 a/k/a Section 468.00, Block 01.00, Lot 001.001, District 0200. Approx. amt. of judgment is $178,853.15 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. MICHAEL C. KENNEDY, Referee. FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore, NY 11706. File No. 67735. #92190 401 7/20 4x ptr

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filed on June 05, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on August 30, 2017 at 9:15 a.m., premises known as 52 Uranus Road, Rocky Point, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Rocky Point, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, District 0200, Section 034.00, Block 06.00 and Lot 027.000. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 15137/08. William Ferris, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff 429 7/27 4x ptr

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISON OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT AS TRUSTEE OF ARLP TRUST 3, Plaintiff, vs. ANTHONY MANZELLA, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly

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Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered November 30, 2016 I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on August 17, 2017 at 8:45 AM premises known as 118 BLUE POINT ROAD, SELDEN, NY 11784 All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. District 0200, Section 520.00, Block 02.00 and Lot 031.000 Approximate amount of judgment $461,081.07 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #18034/09 KEVIN JOHNSTON, ESQ. , Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP - Attorneys for Plaintiff – 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747 439 7/20 4x ptr LEGALS con’t on pg 7

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Incidents and arrests Aug. 2–8 Police house call

During a routine probation visit to the home of a 23-year-old man living on Comerford Street in Port Jefferson Station Aug. 2, the man possessed Xanax and oxycodone without a valid prescription for either, according to police. He was arrested and charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Knife point

A 54-year-old man from Rocky Point threatened another male at a beach on Harbor Beach Road in Mount Sinai by placing a knife to the man’s stomach Aug. 6, according to police. He was arrested and charged with second-degree menacing.

Shopping in disguise

At T.J. Maxx on Route 25A in Selden at about 4:30 p.m. July 28, a 23-year-old woman from Miller Place was caught shoplifting and was asked to produce identification, according to police. It was later discovered the identification she produced not only belonged to someone else but was also stolen, according to police. The woman was arrested Aug. 8 in Miller Place and charged with second-degree criminal impersonation and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Drug bust

A 35-year-old man from Central Islip possessed heroin with the intention of selling it at 7-Eleven on Mooney Pond Road in Selden at about 3 p.m. Aug. 5, according to police. At a home on Mooney Pond Road in Selden, police later discovered wax packaging envelopes and a scale, police said. He was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a controlled substance/narcotic drug, loitering for the purpose of using a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Key crime

The side of a 2013 Acura was keyed while it was parked outside of a home on Olympia Street in Port Jefferson Station at about 8 a.m. Aug. 6, according to police.

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Near the intersection of Jay Road and Tree Road in Centereach at about 7 p.m. Aug. 2, a 43-year-old man from Calverton was at the location, which is an area of

frequent drug use, with the intent to purchase heroin, according to police. He was arrested and charged with loitering for the purpose of using a controlled substance.

Zoned out

At about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, a 19-yearold man from Shirley at AutoZone on Middle Country Road in Selden possessed oxycodone, marijuana and a plastic bag containing heroin with the intent to sell it, according to police. He left the location driving a 2016 Nissan and was instructed to stop by a marked police car with sirens and lights activated and failed to do so while driving on Route 25 in Selden, according to police. The driver swerved in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed, drove west in the eastbound lanes, ran a stop light at the intersection of Bluepoint Road and caused a crash between other vehicles and failed to stop, according to police. He later tried to flee officers on foot, police said. He was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug, reckless driving, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and third-degree fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle.

Boating bother

A 2015 Mercedes was damaged while it was parked at the Brookhaven Town Marina in Port Jefferson at about 8 a.m. July 30, according to police. It was reported Aug. 7.

Swiped

Credit cards, jewelry and gift cards were stolen from a home on Hallock Road in Stony Brook at about 2 p.m. July 8, according to police. It was reported Aug. 6.

Block party

Cement blocks were thrown through double-pane glass windows on the roof of an abandoned Waldbaum’s supermarket on Nesconset Highway in Setauket at about 4 p.m. Aug. 4, according to police.

Crack down

Near the intersection of Washburn Street and Lake Grove Boulevard in Centereach, a 46-year-old man from Selden seated in the driver’s seat of a 2006 Ford at about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 possessed crack cocaine, according to police. He was arrested and charged with loitering for the purpose of unlawful use of a controlled substance. — Compiled by Alex petroski

Correction A police blotter item entitled “Skimming off the top,” which appeared in the Aug. 3 edition of several Times Beacon Record Newspapers, misidentified an incident as occurring at Ruvo East restaurant and bar in Port Jefferson, though it actually occurred at Ruvo located in Greenlawn. We regret the error.


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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg 6 STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC. BEAR STEARNS ARM TRUST, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. MARK FIZZUOGLIO, ALANNA FIZZUOGLIO A/K/A ALANNA FARRELL, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Suffolk County on May 26, 2017, I, Charles F. Kenny, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on August 21, 2017 at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, County of Suffolk, State of New York, at 9:30 A.M., the premises described as follows: 46 Atlantic Drive Sound Beach, NY 11789 SBL No.: 0200-029.0007.00-031.001 f/k/a 0200029.00-07.00-030.00 and 031.00 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in Town of Brookhaven, at Sound Beach, County of Suffolk and State of New York. The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 609659/2015 in the amount of $397,149.46 plus interest and costs. Kristin Corsi, Esq. Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072 441 7/20 4x ptr REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK FV-I, INC. IN TRUST FOR MORGAN STANLEY MORTGAGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS LLC, Plaintiff – against – STEVAN CIRONE, et al Defendant(s).

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on September 16, 2016. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction, at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, Suffolk County, New York on the 23rd Day of August, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. Premises known as 313 Whittier Drive, Mastic Beach, (Town of Brookhaven) NY 11951. (District: 0209, Section: 006.00, Block: 06.00, Lot: 019.004 F/K/A District: 0200, Section: 969.00, Block: 06.00, Lot: 019.004) Approximate amount of lien $525,960.30 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 12-08881. Daniel A. Russo, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 Dated: July 5, 2017 447 7/20 4x ptr REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DBA CHRISTINA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR VENTURES TRUST 2013-I-H-R, Plaintiff – against – SELIN EGELI, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on November 1, 2016. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction, at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on the 23rd Day of August, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. Premises known as 12 Belmont Road, Sound Beach, New York. (District: 0200, Section: 050.00, Block: 09.00, Lot: 026.000) Approximate amount of lien $598,332.27 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 31337/09. Jonathan Baum, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700

Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 Dated: June 6, 2017

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff

9:30AM, premises known as 135 WEST BARTLETT ROAD, MIDDLE ISLAND, NY 11953. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being at Middle Island, Town of Brookhaven, and County of Suffolk and State of New York, DISTRICT 0200, SECTION 527.00, BLOCK 05.00, LOT 014.000. Approximate amount of judgment $286,683.18 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 600850/2016.

AGAINST

Brian T. Egan, Esq., Referee

FRANK T. PIRANEO, III, JENNIFER I. PIRANEO, et al., Defendant(s)

Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221

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Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated October 26, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY, on August 23, 2017 at 10:00AM, premises known as 20 FAIRWAY DRIVE, MIDDLE ISLAND, NY 11953. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being at Middle Island, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, DISTRICT 0200, SECTION 433.00, BLOCK 01.00, LOT 007.000. Approximate amount of judgment $485,773.82 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 604450/2015. Joan M. Genchi, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 450 7/20 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, INC., MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-WF2, Plaintiff AGAINST Demetrius Braunskill and Alison Braunskill, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 03, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, on August 29, 2017 at

470 7/27 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BCAT 201411TT, Plaintiff, vs. BRIDGET RILEY-MARINE A/K/A BRIDGET RILEY MARINE, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on June 21, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on September 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., premises known as 22 Spruceton Street, Selden, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, District 0200, Section 519.00, Block 02.00 and Lot 034.000. Approximate amount of judgment is $281,990.59 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 600786/2015. Anthony Referee

Parlatore,

Esq.,

Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff 485 8/10 4x ptr SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE FOR SAXON ASSET SECURITIES TRUST 2003-3, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-3,

Plaintiff against DEBORAH E. HARTMAN A/K/A DEBORAH HARTMAN, STEVEN T. HARTMAN A/K/A STEVEN HARTMAN, BRIAN HARTMAN, DANIEL HARTMAN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on March 8, 2017. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the front steps of the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, N.Y. on the 6th day of September, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Holbrook, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. Said premises known as 6 Sutton Place, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 11779. (District: 0200, Section: 763.00, Block: 02.00, Lot: 043.000). Approximate amount of lien $ 310,088.17 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 608646-15. Vincent Messina, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 486 8/3 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-4, Plaintiff(s), Against No.: 38119/2011

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CAROL A. FEGER, ROGER F. FEGER, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly granted in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office on 7/13/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on 9/1/2017 at 1:30 pm, the premises known as 41 Forest Road, Centereach, NY 11720, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece, or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected,

situate, lying and being in Centereach, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Suffolk County Treasurer as Section 468.00, Block 03.00 and Lot 031.000. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $402,143.69 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 38119/2011. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. JEANNE R. BURTON, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 7/18/17 GNS-MAK 491 8/3 4x ptr Supplemental Summons and Notice of Object of Action SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Action to Foreclose a Mortgage INDEX #: 605756/2017 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY Plaintiff Vs PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF SUFFOLK COUNTY AS TEMPORARY PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR TO THE ESTATE OF PAMELA M. FUSCO, UNKNOWN HEIRS TO THE ESTATE OF PAMELA M. FUSCO IF LIVING, AND IF HE/SHE BE DEAD, ANY AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF, CLAIMING, OR WHO MAY CLAIM TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN, OR GENERAL OR SPECIFIC LIEN UPON THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS ACTION; SUCH UNKNOWN PERSONS BEING HEREIN GENERALLY DESCRIBED AND INTENDED TO BE INCLUDED IN WIFE, WIDOW, HUSBAND, WIDOWER, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF SUCH DECEASED, ANY AND ALL PERSONS DERIVING INTEREST IN OR LIEN UPON, OR TITLE TO SAID REAL PROPERTY BY, THROUGH OR UNDER THEM, OR EITHER OF THEM, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE WIVES, WIDOWS, HUSBANDS, WIDOWERS, HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, DESCENDANTS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, COMMITTEES, LIENORS, AND ASSIGNS, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE LEGALS con’t on pg 8


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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg 7 NAMES, EXCEPT AS STATED, ARE UNKNOWN TO PLAINTIFF; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ACTING THROUGH THE IRS, JOHN DOE (Those unknown tenants, occupants, persons or corporations or their heirs, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, assignees, creditors or successors claiming an interest in the mortgaged premises.) Defendant(s) MORTGAGED PREMISES: 17 FLORAL ROAD ROCKY POINT, NY 11778 DSBL #: 0200 055.00 - 04.00 - 032.000 To the Above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of Suffolk. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. To Unknown Heirs to the Estate of Pamela M. Fusco Defendant in this Action. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. William B. Rebolini of the Supreme Court of the State Of New York, dated the TwentyFifth day of July, 2017 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk, in the City of Riverhead. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by Pamela M. Fusco (who died on March 25, 2016, a resident of the county of Suffolk, State of New York) dated February 17, 2012, to secure the sum of $390,000.00. The Mortgage was recorded at Book 22182, Page 805 in the Office of the Suffolk County Clerk on March 15, 2012. The mortgage was subsequently assigned by an assignment executed September 4, 2012 and recorded on March 22, 2013, in the Office of the Suffolk County Clerk at Book 22318, Page

490; The property in question is described as follows: 17 FLORAL ROAD, ROCKY POINT, NY 11778 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: July 26, 2017 Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s) 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 The law firm of Gross Polowy, LLC and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose.

Lot 375 on a certain map entitled, “Map of Dawn Estates, Section 10” filed in the Office of the Clerk of Suffolk County on 6/14/56 as Map No. 2571. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment $245,985.43 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 601922/2015 Brian T. Egan, Esq., Referee 507 8/10 4x ptr NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Chipotle Mexican Grill 1401 Wynkoop Street, Suite 500 Denver, CO 80202 has made application to the Town of Brookhaven Planning Board for a Special Use Permit for restaurant for an interior renovation of 2,583 sq. ft tenant space to 48 seat restaurant. This proposal is known as Chipotle Mexican Grill @ Port Jefferson Station, located W/S of Rte. 112, 290’ N/O of Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York as described as follows:

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NORTH: bound by PORT PLAZA (E&A) LLC;

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS TRUSTEE FOR CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-1; Plaintiff(s) vs. KAREN TORTORELLA A/K/A KAREN L. TORTORELLA A/K/A KAREN ROST; MICHAEL TORTORELLA A/K/A MICHAEL J. TORTORELLA; et al; Defendant(s) Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s): ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C., 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill, New York, 12524, 845.897.1600 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on or about October 27, 2016, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738. On September 12, 2017 at 9:00 am. Premises known as 4 MIDDAY DRIVE, CENTEREACH, NY 11720 District: 0200 Section: 442.00 Block: 06.00 Lot: 018.000 ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, known and designated as

WEST: bound by PLS PROPERTIES LLC, BICYCLE PATH PROPERTIES, PEREZ DEUSDEDI & CARRIE, DEUSDEDI PEREZ, JARECK SCOTT; SOUTH: bound by BICYCLE PATH; EAST: bound by ROUTE 112, POWER TEST REALTY CO. Notice is hereby given that the Town of Brookhaven Planning Board will hold a public hearing in the Town Office Building 2nd floor auditorium, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York on Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 4:00 P.M., when adjacent property owners and/or others interested in any way in the proposed site plan modification may appear before the Board to be heard. This notice is advertised in accordance with the requirements of Town law. DATED: August 1, 2017 Vincent Pascale, Chairman 509 8/10 1x ptr SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO NATONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR

BY MERGER TO NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK OF INDIANA, Plaintiff against JENNIFER MILANO A/K/A JENNIFER M. MILANO, GARY MILANO A/K/A GARY A. MILANO, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on December 13, 2016. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the front steps of the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, N.Y. on the 12th day of September, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Lake Panomoka, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, designated as Lot 428, on a certain map entitled, “Map of Lake Panomoka, Wading River, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY. Said premises known as 51 Corchaug Trail, Ridge, N.Y. 11961. (District: 0200, Section: 217.00, Block: 03.00, Lot: 011.000, Item 20-09390). Approximate amount of lien $ 244,155.48 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 37867-12. Anthony Parlatore, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900

and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Township of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $245,130.38 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 22779/13. Margaret L. Pezzino, Esq., Referee DHNY072

in the proposals received, all in the best interests of the Town.

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Town of Brookhaven Purchasing Division Kathleen C. Koppenhoefer, Deputy Commissioner

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Definite specifications may be obtained at the Town of Brookhaven Purchasing Division, beginning August 10, 2017.

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT SUFFOLK COUNTY ASTORIA FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against RONALD HAMMOND, JR. A/K/A RONALD HAMMOND, et al Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff(s) Fein Such & Crane, LLP 1400 Old Country Road, Suite C103, Westbury, NY 11590 Attorney (s) for Plaintiff (s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale Entered November 29, 2016 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville NY 11738 on September 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM. Premises known as 462 Lockwood Drive, Shirley, NY 11967. District 0200 Sec 616.00 Block 04.00 Lot 024.000. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be received and publicly opened and read aloud in the Town of Brookhaven Purchasing Division located at the Brookhaven Town Office Complex, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York, 11738, 3rd Floor, for the following project on the date as indicated at 11:00 am: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 BID # 17055 SOUTH COUNTRY AMBULANCE FACILITY STATION ROAD, BELLPORT, NY TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN, NEW YORK A non-refundable fee of $51.21 will be charged for plans and specifications. Payment can be made by either money order, or business check (payable to the Town of Brookhaven). NO CASH, CREDIT CARDS OR PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.

A non-mandatory pre-bid review meeting will be held at the current Ambulance facility located at 32 Seeley St., Brookhaven, NY on August 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Attendance must be confirmed by e-mailing the following Town contacts: Kathleen C. Koppenhoefer, Deputy Commissioner at: kkoppenhoefer@ brookhavenny.gov Geri A. Manzolillo, Principal Purchasing Agent at: gmanzolillo@brookhavenny.gov Patricia Mazzei, Purchasing Agent at: pmazzei@ brookhavenny.gov Christina Williams, Sr. Purchasing Agent at: cwilliams@brookhavenny.gov The Town of Brookhaven reserves the right to reject and declare invalid any or all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities

The Town of Brookhaven welcomes and encourages minority and women-owned businesses and HUD Section 3 businesses to participate in the bidding process. Further information can be obtained by calling (631) 451-6252.

518 8/10 1x ptr NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be received, publicly opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m. in the Division of Purchasing of the Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Third Floor, Farmingville, NY 11738, for the following item(s) on the dates indicated: BID #17057 – TREE REMOVAL/TREE TRIMMING (PRUNING) - PARKS DEPARTMENT AUGUST 24, 2017 BID #17058 – BLADES & EDGES FOR GRADE R S / D O Z E R S AUGUST 29, 2017 Specifications for the above-referenced bids will be available beginning AUGUST 10, 2017. Preferred Method • Access website: w w w.Bro o k h ave nny.g ov : click on link for Bids. • Follow directions to register and download document. The Town of Brookhaven reserves the right to reject and declare invalid any or all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposals received, all in the best interests of the Town. The Town of Brookhaven welcomes and encourages minorities and women-owned businesses and HUD Section 3 businesses to participate in the bidding process. Further information can be obtained by calling (631) 451-6252. Kathleen C. Koppenhoefer Deputy Commissioner TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN 519 8/10 1x ptr


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Top Suffolk Democrat weighs in on the past and future of the party BY ALEX PETROSKI ALEX@TBRNEWSPAPERS.COM As the night progressed Nov. 8, 2016, it steadily became clear that months of data and polls had failed to accurately predict the future. Around midnight, it was no longer in doubt — Donald Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States, and Democrats had a long road ahead to figure out what went wrong. Both nationally and locally, the time since the shocking 2016 presidential election has served as a period of reflection and resistance for the Democratic Party. Political leaders across the country, like Suffolk County Democratic Committee Chairman Rich Schaffer, were tasked with crafting a new message and understanding the emotion Americans voiced with their votes in November: anger. In an exclusive interview at his North Babylon office, Schaffer weighed in on the platform of the party going forward; what about Trump’s message resonated for Suffolk voters making him the first Republican presidential candidate to win the county since the early 90s; a high profile race for Suffolk’s District Attorney; the two congressional seats up in 2018; his journey in politics since age 11 and much more.

‘I’m trying to make sure I keep saying this: make sure we don’t burn the house down.’

— Rich Schaffer

Local races

The future of the party

Schaffer is in an enviable and high stakes position. The leading Democrat in the county has a blank slate as a platform, while the party tries to rebirth itself from the ashes of 2016. The path forward is whatever Suffolk Democrats choose to make it from here, but choosing wrong could be a major setback. The successes of ultra-progressive candidate Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) could make a further left-leaning Democratic Party a possibility for the future. However, swinging too far to the left could alienate moderates from both sides of the aisle, similar to the way Trump Republicans are trying to go it alone with little support outside of the base. “I’m trying to make sure I keep saying this: make sure we don’t burn the house down,” Schaffer said of infighting amongst different sects of the party. “Or even I use the line ‘don’t make me pull the car over.’ The kids are arguing in the back and we’re about 50 miles away from the destination and they’re carrying on… I’ll pull the car over and we’re not going anywhere.” Schaffer said he held a meeting in March with about 25 leaders of various activist groups in the hopes of emerging with a unified front. “I brought them all together at our headquarters and I said, ‘look, we all have the same goal — we want to defeat [U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)] and [U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford)] and we want to defeat Trump,’” Schaffer said. “‘That’s our four-year plan. We all have different reasons why we want to accomplish that goal — your issue might be health care, your issue might be the travel ban, your issue may be you think Trump’s an idiot, you’re concerned about the Supreme Court. Whatever your issue is, we have to put that energy together and see how we can, as best as possible, move in the same direction to ac-

County. I’m never going to question — take a Republican — Leslie Kennedy. I’m never going to question that. I know that nobody wants to have gunfights breaking out and gangs and people overdosing, but can we sit down and figure out how we get it done.” He was careful to relay that the party needs to have a parallel focus in order to smooth over tensions between the two in the current political climate. “I think the message should be that we’re going to oppose Trump and his team on things we believe are hurtful to people,” he said. “And we’re going to support him on things, or compromise with him on issues that are going to deliver results.” A common refrain from Republicans is the everyday voter doesn’t care about “distracting” issues — like the investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign/ administration, palace intrigue stories, the president’s and the president’s Tweets to name a few — they care about what is actually getting done. From that perspective, Democrats Schaffer has come in contact with are in the same boat as Republicans.

Photo by Alex Petroski

Suffolk County Democratic Committee Chairman Rich Schaffer works at his desk in his North Babylon office. complish that.’” The Democratic Party is not in the shambles locally as it might appear nationally, according to Schaffer. The Suffolk County Legislature has had a Democrat majority since 2005. He said he wasn’t a huge fan of the “Better Deal” Democratic rebranding effort released by the party nationally recently, but instead would like to see politicians from both sides of the aisle meet in the middle and compromise on important issues, rather than focusing on branding and slogans. Schaffer described his initial foray into politics as getting swept up in a Democratic wave of support. Living in West Islip, Schaffer had a friend named Jeff, whose older brother Tom Downey was running for the county legislature in 1971. The candidate, who was just 22-years-old at the time, enlisted the help of neighborhood kids, including 11-year-old Schaffer, to pass out fliers for the campaign. “The father, Mr. Downey, says ‘alright you guys, get in the station wagon, we’re going to go deliver these fliers for Tom,’” Schaffer said. Downey was elected, becoming the youngest member of the legislature in its history. In 1987, Schaffer was also elected to the county legislature, and when he was sworn in at age 23 he became the second youngest member. He also currently serves as town supervisor for Babylon and will seek reelection in the fall. Schaffer credited his preparation for office at such a young age to an unusually difficult upbringing. He said his father

abandoned the family when he was 10 years old, and when he was 14, his mother was sent to jail for killing someone while she was driving drunk. His aunt and uncle finished raising him through those difficult times, though he came out the other end more prepared than most for adversity. In 1974, Downey ran for congress again aided by Schaffer and others. He attributed the post-Watergate environment to Downey’s victory as a Democratic candidate. Schaffer said he anticipates a similar wave to impact the 2017 and 2018 elections locally and nationally as a response to all things Trump.

Trump support in the county

Trump’s victory nationally was a surprise, but a Republican winning Suffolk County was a shocker not seen in the last five election cycles. He took home nearly 53 percent of the vote and Suffolk County Republican Committee Chairman John Jay LaValle, who also played an active role in Trump’s campaign, told Times Beacon Record Newspapers during an interview in April the key issues that drove local residents to the polls in support of a first-time politician were the failures of his predecessors to make any inroads on immigration, health care and jobs in Suffolk. Schaffer realized the irony in he and LaValle naming the same few issues as the most important to voters in the county. “Because they’re human issues,” he said. “So that’s what I say, is that I’m never going to question John LaValle’s commitment to wanting to make a better place in Suffolk

Schaffer pointed to the race for Suffolk County District Attorney as a potential indicator of where politics is heading in the county in the near future. He sang the praises of Democrat candidate and current Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini (D), whom the party has already endorsed. Sini will square off with Ray Perini (R) a criminal lawyer from Huntington, for the seat left open by Tom Spota (D), who will not seek reelection. He also cleared up an issue with Sini’s announcement of his candidacy, which came as a surprise because during his confirmation hearing to become police commissioner before the legislature he said he had no interest in running for DA. Schaffer said at the time Sini was being truthful, he had no intentions of running, but he said Sini felt he had made more progress in his short time as Suffolk’s top cop to make him comfortable seeking a step up. “No secret Kabuki, plan, no conspiracies,” he said. “Nobody said ‘okay we’ll fake them out and tell them you’re not running and then you’ll run.’” LaValle was critical of County Executive Steve Bellone (D) and his management of Suffolk’s finances. The county has a poor credit rating and an ever-growing deficit, though Schaffer defended Bellone and said he’s done an admirable job in a tough position. He also addressed comments LaValle made in April regarding Zeldin, and his claims that “liberal obstructionists,” and not genuine constituents were the ones opposing his policies and protesting his public appearances. LaValle called those constituents “a disgrace.” “Yeah and John should know better also,” Schaffer said. “I’m not ever going to question anyone’s patriotism unless somebody shows me evidence that they’re colluding with a foreign government or they’re doing some terrorist activity.” Schaffer said regardless of where on the political spectrum a given Democrat falls currently, the goal is to find candidates capable of defeating Zeldin and King.


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Community news Mount Sinai

Joseph Patrick Langan

Photos from Legislator Sarah Anker’s office

Pollination garden

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker (DMount Sinai) hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Suffolk County Educational Native Pollinator Garden at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai. The garden, a pilot program of the Educational Agriculture Support Initiative, includes a variety of native pollinator plants, which demonstrate the aesthetic diversity of Long Island plants while providing a habitat for pollinator species. “The Educational Native Pollinator Garden at Heritage Park will help to educate the community about native plants and the necessity of pollinator species,” Anker said. “Our butterflies and bees are vital to our farming community in Suffolk County. Once we lose these pollinators, we lose our agricultural and environmental sustainability. I would like to thank that Mount Sinai Heritage Trust for providing the space for the garden and the Long Island Native Plant Initiative for donating the plants.” The garden was designed by the Suffolk

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County Soil and Water Conservation District. A kiosk was constructed by James DiPersio, an Eagle Scout from Miller Place, who also installed the garden sign donated by Newby Neon Signs in Mount Sinai. “Pollinator gardens are a great addition to parks, government properties and of course the home landscape,” said Brian Smith, executive board member for the Long Island Native Plant Initiative. “Small changes have big rewards for vulnerable species and it gives us humans the opportunity to delight in the presence of butterflies, bees and songbirds.”

Joseph (Joe) Patrick Langan, 63, of Thurmont, Maryland, died July 15 due to comp l i cati ons from Alzheimer’s disease. Born in New York City Sept. 16, 1953, Joe grew up in Port Jefferson Station. He attended D’Youville College in Buffalo where he met his wife Joanne and graduated with a degree in nursing. He later went on to receive his master’s in public administration from Troy University in Alabama. Joe was proud to serve his country as a member of the United States Air Force. In 1995, he volunteered for and was a part of Operation Provide Promise in Croatia, supporting the United Nations’ efforts to provide humanitarian aid during the Yugoslav Wars. Joe retired from the military as a major in the United States Air Force in 1998. He was a member of the American Legion for 39 years. A nurse for more than three decades, Joe moved to Thurmont, Maryland, in 1999 and worked at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Maryland, for 13 years. He is survived by his wife of 35 years

Joanne (née Koshute) Langan; daughter Sarah Langan; siblings Patricia (Charlie) McAteer, Kathleen (Dennis) Brennan, Anne (Michael) Yolles, Michael (Eva) Langan and William Langan; in-laws Paul Koshute, Helen (Mark) Crim, Mary McCaughey, Natalie (Raymond) Navarro and Katherine (David) Archer; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and dog Honey. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert G. and Elizabeth Herlihy Langan. Having inherited the “gift of gab” from his father, he will be lovingly remembered for his storytelling, an uncanny ability to light up a room with a witty quip and his infectious laugh and smile. Even in the face of great adversity in recent years, Joe always put others first and was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin, colleague, neighbor and friend. The family received friends July 21 at the Stauffer Funeral Home in Maryland. A reception was held at the funeral home. A funeral Mass was held July 22 at St. Anthony’s Shrine Parish in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors will be scheduled at a later date. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.StaufferFuneralHome.com.

Community news Port Jefferson Rotary Club

Suffolk County Legislature

Photo from Port Jefferson Rotary Club

School supplies donated

Eagle Scouts honored

Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (DSetauket) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) this past week recognized Maclaine S. Greisch and Phil Keskes, both of Port Jefferson Station, on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout during their Court of Honor ceremony held at the Elks Lodge in Centereach.

Photo from Kara Hahn’s office

For his community service project, Maclaine refurbished a reading garden at the Terryville Road Elementary School, which included repairing damaged benches, replacing fencing and planting new flower beds. Phil, for his project, built a set of horseshoe pits at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #2138 in Centereach.

On Aug. 8, three representatives from the Port Jefferson Rotary Club, Archana Gautam, Sharon Brennan and Susan Hanson, performed an annual ritual. They successfully completed a club project by delivering to Vicki Rybak, director for social outreach programs at Infant Jesus R.C. Church’s Open Cupboard, 140 school backpacks as well as an ample supply of back-to-school necessities including pencils, notebooks, glue, crayons, markers, rulers, scissors and composition books. These donations are destined for the

youth clientele of The Open Cupboard. Practicing the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self,” the Port Jeff Rotarians are pleased to perform a number of other services for The Open Cupboard throughout the year, including the delivery of monthly member donations of food and necessities to the food pantry, delivery of donated goods by generous community members via periodic Stuff-A-Van Events held at the Mount Sinai King Kullen store and provision of hundreds of wrapped gifts at Christmas time for children in needy families served by The Open Cupboard.


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Town

Attorney, Navy reservist running for supervisor Concerned about the direction of Brookhaven in recent years, Stony Brook attorney and U.S. Navy reservist Jack Harrington (D) has decided to take his first step into politics to push a new vision — one he hopes will make him the town’s top leader this fall. Harrington, 34, who grew up in Sound Beach and was a student in the Miller Place school district before graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Yale Law School, is the official nominee of the Democratic, Working Families, and Women’s Equality parties. In November, he will run against Town Supervisor Ed Romaine (R), who has held the position since 2012 and is pursuing his third term at the helm. As the father of a 2-year-old son, with another child on the way with his wife Sarah, Harrington said his main motivation to run was to make sure his kids have as many opportunities to succeed as he had growing up in the town in the 1980s and 90s. But, Harrington expressed, a lot has changed in Suffolk County since then, and not for the better.

“It’s getting harder and harder for middle class families to survive in this area and I think local government plays a large role in that,” Harrington said. Since deciding to run in May, he spends two hours a day going door-to-door to speak with residents about issues they have. “It’s getting increasingly difficult to find a job and increasingly difficult to enter the property market,” he said. “I’m worried that if we don’t elect leaders that have a long-term vision for what Brookhaven should look like, when my son graduates college and if he decides he wants to stay in the town, he’s not going to have the means to do so.” The candidate said he wants to grow Brookhaven’s economy by promoting transit-oriented development, high-tech corridors and vibrant downtowns in line with Patchogue Village and the planned revitalization project in Port Jefferson Station. According to Harrington, Suffolk County should be utilizing its research hubs like Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University, where he has taught as an adjunct professor of business, to bring back jobs.

Photo from Jack Harrington

Brookhaven Town Supervisor candidate Jack Harrington. He also wants to create alternative housing options for young people and seniors, and help make Town Hall a better overall partner to local businesses and residents by cutting through the “bureaucratic red tape” many have complained to him about. “If I’m elected, one of the first things I want to do is evaluate every program, office, person in Town Hall that interacts with businesses in any shape or form and ask a very simple question: how can we make these interactions easier? How can we reduce wait times?” Harrington said. “I want

to ensure that every resident in Brookhaven has an ironclad belief that their government is working on behalf of their interest and their interest alone.” He said he plans on releasing a package of tough ethics and contracting reforms that include term limits, a database for residents to see exactly where their taxpayer dollars are going, and public financial disclosures of elected officials. Harrington commended the town on its initiatives to preserve open space, and made it clear he is actively running, but not waging a personal campaign against Romaine, who was unable to be reached for comment. Raised by a public school teacher and a restaurateur, Harrington grew up valuing education and hard work. Upon receiving a full academic scholarship to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he attended University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he received a bachelor’s degree in international relations, and managed initiatives at The Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence. He then pursued international security studies at Georgetown University. After taking time to work in Washington, D.C. as a counter-

terrorism and intelligence analyst, he began studying law at Yale, from which he graduated in 2010. In between passing the New York State bar examination and entering private practice in Stony Brook, Harrington interned for President Barack Obama (D) in the White House Counsel’s Office — an experience he said was remarkable. “The hours were long, but they’re gratifying,” he said, “and if you don’t get chills walking into the Roosevelt Room for the staff meeting five feet from the Oval Office, then you might have other problems.” When he and his wife moved back to Long Island to settle down, Harrington decided to join the Navy Reserve, serving for almost four years, and become locally active. “He has a real dedication and commitment to his community,” said Lillian Clayman, chairwoman of the Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee, which is where she first met Harrington. “He cares deeply about his family and he’s very conscious of his role as husband and father, and is active in his church. I had approached him and asked if he considered running for office because he’s just the kind of quality young person that Brookhaven needs. I think he’s going to win.”

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Veterans and families set sail on Northport Harbor By Kyle Barr Clear skies and sunshine greeted some of our nation’s bravest this past weekend as they set out on Northport Harbor for “Let’s Take a Veteran Sailing.” The annual event was founded by SailAhead, a not-for-profit that works to help wounded veterans by using sailing as a form of therapy, and this year more than 140 veterans and their families came out to the water. Navy veteran Kim Humphrey served for 25 years until her career ended as a result of an injury she sustained during Operation Enduring Freedom. For her, sailing with the nonprofit group is one of the best choices she made, because one of the worst things she could do was stay indoors, alone. “I started out sailing every Friday with them,” she said at the event. “It has meant a lot, and it gives you accountability, because now you have to report to somebody instead of being at home and staying depressed. I was in the Navy, water had a calming affect for me.” Humphrey has been a consistent member of SailAhead since the beginning. The group hosted its third annual Let’s Take a Veteran Sailing day last Sunday, Aug. 6, which brought veterans and veteran families from all over the country and even outside of the country to the Centerport Yacht Club. They spent the afternoon and evening on a fleet of around 45 sailboats for a day that emphasized camaraderie and honored the veterans and their families, especially those who have lost members to depression and suicide. “These families all share the same burden of continuing to live after losing a loved one,” Sean Duclay, one of the founders of SailAhead said at the commencement ceremony before the veterans and families boarded their boats. “Families of soldiers do not get deployed, they do not carry heavy bags, they do not do endless pushups, they don’t all go abroad, they do not get put in harms way, they don’t even have to eat k-rations, yet they endure extreme sacrifices.” The Duclay brothers include Killian, the older brother who goes to Stony Brook University, and Sean, the younger brother who graduated high school this spring. Both were already strong sailors who loved sailing the waters of Huntington Bay and the Long Island Sound, and they, along with the rest of

their family decided to use their love of sailing as a form of therapy to help veterans, starting the nonprofit in 2013. In 2015 the group hosted its first Let’s Take a Veteran Sailing day which gathered 90 veterans to sail on a fleet of around 30 boats. The event also honored Ryan James Day, a U.S. Army Ranger veteran who committed suicide in 2014 at the age of 21. His mother, father and two brothers attended the event and after a speech in remembrance of him, Ryan’s father Jim Day announced he would be giving $5,000 to Sail Ahead from the Ryan Day Memorial Fund. This was the first time sailing for many veterans. “We just found out about it two weeks ago, so we immediately signed up for it,” veteran and Port Jefferson resident Scott Roberts said. He and 25 other veterans who attended were members of nonprofit Samaritan Village that has programs to support veterans. “This is my first time being on a sailboat along with these guys, it’s very interesting, and it’s very well put together.” veteran and Samaritan Village member Kevin Troope said. Fredrick Hodges, a social worker for Samaritan Village veteran programs said one of the hardest things for veterans is being sociable once they are out of the service. “One of the key pieces is getting the social part right,” Hodges said. “Once they are out [of the service] they might not know how to network. They have to have a balanced existence.” As each boat pulled its flags up the mast, they also raised a flag with the number 219 sewn onto it. The Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that said on average 22 veterans commit suicide each day, meaning every 10 days a full U.S. Marine Corps company, 220 men and women, is lost at home from suicide. The number 219 signifies the hope that one less veteran will die and be saved through building bonds with people and fellow veterans. “There’s a camaraderie to this, and something that veterans need is a calming effect.” Humphrey said. “When you see someone that you started out something with you’re at ease, immediately. Because this can be a very overwhelming environment. When we see each other, we gravitate towards each other.”


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village

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Clockwise from left, anna radzinsky, co-owner of The Barn; Patty lutz, manager of Fetch Doggy Boutique & Bakery; and Susan rodgers, owner of Susan rodgers Designs, are three of many women running out-of-the-ordinary shops on east Main Street in Port Jefferson.

A street in Port Jeff has become a haven for the offbeat and unique By Kyle Barr As it does every day in the summer, the Bridgeport to Port Jefferson ferry lowers its huge drawbridge door to reveal a host of cars growling like they are about to stampede into the town. Instead, they file out one by one. Every car is greeted with Port Jefferson’s Main Street and its stores lined up on both sides of the road like a buffet. Unknown to many tourists though, only a few yards from the ferry dock and Main Street, stores offer a whole host of out-of-the-ordinary services from spiritual crystals to handmade jewelry. Almost all the stores on East Main Street are owned or operated by women, and they have developed a communal sense of offbeat character. Most of the owners believe it’s what keeps them alive.

“If they want to be successful on East Main Street they have to be different and unique,” owner of Pattern Finders & Stacy’s Finds on East Main Street Stacy Davidson said during an interview. “I think at this point the stores we have now, I can’t see any of us having a problem.” Davidson has owned Pattern Finders for 23 years, and in that time she had to reinvent herself to keep up with the times. Now her store is a boutique that sells different and unique sets of clothing, dresses, jewelry and other home items. Many of the stores on East Main host classes inspired by what they sell. The Knitting Cove, owned by Toni Andersen and her partner Barry Burns, is one of those stores. Along with the specialty yarn offered in the shop, the store also hosts classes for experienced and beginner knitters

or “knit-alongs” where customers all try to complete a design using whatever choices of yarn they want. Breathe Inspiring Gifts sells a number of spiritual items, such as crystals, minerals, tarot cards, incense, oils and many others. A door in the shop empties into another large room where owner Jena Turner does meditation and yoga sessions every day of the week. “Some people don’t even know this street exists — isn’t that crazy?” Turner said. “I love it, I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. Main Street gets more foot traffic because there are more tourists who know of it, but there are a lot more Long Islanders aware of East Main Street.” One consistent aspect of daily life East Main Street stores face is they do not depend nearly as much on tourists as they do on Long Islanders, specifically the regular customers that they come to know well. Joann Maguire, the owner of Max & Millie Women’s Fashion boutique on East Main sees her store as dedicated to her regular customers. In the 13 years she’s owned the store, she said she has learned regulars keep her in business. “Most of my customers are local residents and what I mean by that is from the Commack area or the Hamptons,” she said. “They come out here for dinner and then they find me. And then they become regulars. I’m a destination store, not a tourist store.” In Fetch Doggy Boutique & Bakery, manager Patty Lutz is often there talking extensively with the customers she knows well. “Last night, I was home and it was 8 [p.m.] and a customer called me regarding their dog; their dog wasn’t feeling good, and their vet had closed,” she said. “You know what I mean, like there’s no cut out. We have hours that the store is open; but, if someone needs to talk to me

and they have my number, they’re always welcome to call.” Some of the shop owners on East Main sell products produced by hand, often in their own studios. Anna Radzinsky, the co-owner of The Barn, sells custom woodwork and signs. She also takes old furniture like wardrobes and cabinets, refinishes them and puts her own designs on them. At the same time her partner, Shawn Keane, does landscaping and completed the small garden laid into the bricks just outside of her shop. Susan Rodgers of Susan Rodgers Designs traveled the country for 15 years selling her artwork in art shows. When eventually it came time to settle down in order to sell her work and the work of her friends, she chose East Main Street because she said it feels like what she imagined a small town to be. “I think people are tired of things being the same,” Rodgers said. “The cookie-cutter sacrificing quality, and I think people are beginning to realize, compared to big box stores, the link to an individual person.” Business on East Main is rarely stagnant. Miranda Carfora, a young entrepreneur, said she soon plans to open a store on East Main Street called BiblioFlames that will sell books and candles inspired by books. “It’s really hard for independent bookstores, but I’m hoping that since I tied in my candles into the books I’ll have more customers that way,“ she said. Carfora fits right into the scene that exists on East Main Street. Though the future for perspective small-business owners is always uncertain, Davidson’s advice for someone opening a shop on East Main Street is rather simple. “Be unique,” she said. “You have to be unique and have what nobody else has.”


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SportS Port Jeff golfer to compete in U.S. Amateur tournament Gerry Mackedon has become a swinging success, finishing qualifier nine strokes ahead of second By Desirée Keegan Desiree@tbrnewspapers.com

am extremely thankful to all of the members who have shown me support in many ways during the last few weeks.” Gerry Mackedon can be found swinging Winning by that margin is something St. his golf club until the sun sets. John’s University head coach, Mal Galletta, Once the Port Jefferson native’s shift is over said is an impressive achievement. at the local country club, the St. John’s Univer“No matter what his score is in relation to sity sophomore takes time to perfect his game. par, to win anything by nine shots in golf shows “Gerry spends six or seven hours a day tremendous ability to put yourself way ahead maintaining his game and training for his of the competition,” he said. “His ability to go tournament schedule,” said his father Bill low, too — it really shows that he’s not just Mackedon, a Professional comfortable with winning Golfers’ Association of by one. Not many players America head golf procan do that or have that fessional at Port Jefferson mind-set, and I think that’s Country Club. “During going to bode well for him the summer months, in his future.” unlike with most kids, Mackedon also placed there’s really been no takfirst at the Michael Hebron ing the summer off. He’s championship, the Long IsClockwise from above, photo by Big east/stephen B. Morton; photo from st. John’s athletics Communications; and photo from Bill Mackedon very dedicated to giving land Golf Association’s top himself the opportunity amateur stroke play, Aug. 1 Clockwise from above, gerry Mackedon swings away during a st. John’s University to, and improving, his at Bethpage Black. tournament; competes for the red storm as a freshman; and winning the 2017 U.s. skills to become the best “It’s nice to play a tough amateur Championship qualifier at Huntington Country Club. golfer he can be.” golf course like that — RivGerry Mackedon is iera is a tough golf course member and former Long Island caddie scholcoming off some recent as well,” he said. “I still have arship winner. “To win U.S. Amateur sectional — Mal Galletta a lot of work to do so play- qualifying medalist honors by nine strokes is successful tournaments, and is currently competing well in that tournament unheard of. He’s a great kid.” Bill Mackedon said he and his son pracing in the New York State Men’s Amateur Golf gives me some confidence.” Championship at Bethpage State Park’s Black Mackedon began swinging the club seri- ticed on his short game for the first two years Course to prepare himself for the USGA U.S. ously at the age of 10, but was a tri-sport as the young golfer’s body changed month to Amateur golf tournament at the Riviera Coun- athlete at Ward Melville, playing baseball month, before adding to his repertoire. “The initial training and development was try Club in Pacific Palisades, California, Aug. and basketball. 14 to 20. “I think children should play multiple to make him an outstanding player around Last month he won the 2017 U.S. Amateur sports,” the standout golfer’s father said. the greens,” the father said. “Then we worked Championship sectional qualifying round at “It enhances their abilities in each. I think it on his full swing and training him to play at the highest level he could possibly play at.” Huntington Country Club with a 131 36-hole helped in his development as a golfer.” The head pro said his son’s determination performance — nine strokes under par and Although the swing for baseball is different never wavered. ahead of the second-place finishers at even par. than golf, the Ward Melville “He stayed within the “I am deeply honored by this accomplish- graduate tried out for the Mackedon realm when it ment and hope I can represent Port Jefferson varsity golf team in seventh comes to instruction, but Country Club by playing my best golf ever,” grade, and made the team. he’s a student of the game,” Mackedon said in a country club statement. “I “His stroke was good he said. “He studies the and he had a great straight swing — he does what he ball — at that stage he just needs to do. In my opinion, needed to work on his menhe out trains and outthinks tal game,” Ward Melville most athletes on the golf head coach Bob Spira said. course and I think that’s why “He was always a top player he’s been so successful.” and he’s so focused and very “My wife Michele and I are very excited of He learned from not only this segue into possibly playing beyond college dedicated to the game.” his father, who won numer- golf,” the college coach said. “I think it’s the Mackedon captured the ous PGA section events and beginning of a very bright future for Gerry.” Suffolk County individual three player of the year title by shooting a 145, three At the Riviera Country Club, he will be — Bill Mackedon awards while still holding competing in the USGA championship won by strokes over par, and also led three course records, but the likes of Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Ward Melville to its secondstraight Suffolk County team championship also from his grandfather, a head professional Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. his senior year. He finished second in the state for more than 35 years. “I just hope Gerry enjoys the experience Galletta said he sees the work put in, as his out there,” Galletta said. “Even people who tournament — one stroke behind first. He also competed in the renowned Ameri- athlete came away with a one-hole playoff win are just part-time golfers, or even those who can Junior Golf Association circuit, where he for the Connecticut Cup Championship in Oc- don’t know Bill or Gerry, should rally around shot an average of 77.3 per round, and placed tober — just a month into his college career. him and be proud of that fact that someone is “He has a natural talent and that ability to doing well enough at that age to compete on first in both U.S. challenge cups — the Long Island and Northeast junior classics. He took sec- make it look easy,” he said. “Besides his play- a national level. It’s a top-notch professional ond place in the 2015 Met PGA future series at ing record, I was really impressed with the championship setup, and having competed in Bethpage Red, finished third in the 2015 Met length he can hit the ball, even in high school. it myself I know it’s a different feeling than PGA future series at Eisenhower Park White He’s committed to the team and wants the anything else he’s ever competed in. I hope he and carded a 64 to post another first-place team to win just as much, if not more than takes it all in and if he puts his head to the he’d like to see himself win.” showing at the Met PGA junior event. fact that he can do well, besides just thinking His achievements have helped him proudly about the fantastic achievement of qualifying, “Gerry’s ability to go low is very special,” said Jim White, a Port Jefferson Country Club continue his family’s legacy. I think big things are coming his way.”

‘No matter what his score is in relation to par, to win anything by nine shots in golf shows tremendous ability to put yourself way ahead of the competition.’

‘He studies the swing — he does what he needs to do. In my opinion, he out trains and outthinks most athletes on the golf course.’


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OpiniOn Editorial

Letters to the editor

Red light camera program is a detriment

Photo from Three Village Kids Lemonade Stand

A lemonade stand created by Stony Brook teens raised almost $20,000 for charity prior to and during an annual event last week.

Giving is great As the summer winds down and people across the North Shore prepare to return to their regular school year routines, it could be very easy to get selfish — selfish with time in an attempt to squeeze the last bit of freedom out of August. But that’s far from the case for several different groups of people undertaking incredible philanthropic efforts right in our own backyard. Joseph and Maddie Mastriano, 13 and 17 years old, respectively, took “squeezing” literally. The siblings, for a fifth consecutive summer, held a fundraising lemonade stand in Stony Brook, this time raising nearly $20,000 to be donated to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The event was a huge hit this year and garnered a lot of attention, so we hope it continues to grow in years to come. Joey Zangrillo, a Port Jefferson resident and business owner, recently returned home from a trip to Kenya, where he traveled for the purpose of assisting in the expansion of a much-needed orphanage and the construction of a well. The story will be told in detail in next week’s edition of The Port Times Record. Jack Soldano, a 12-year-old from Miller Place, announced in July he would be selling his four-figure comic book collection at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai this month to raise money for the Miller PlaceMount Sinai Historical Society’s efforts to save a historic house. Miller Place resident Cody Carey, along with 29 members of his fraternity, is wrapping up a cross-country bike trip, which is held annually to raise money for people with physical and mental disabilities. Kimberly Williams, a science teacher in the Smithtown school district, recently joined an effort to send old sports uniforms to Uganda to be reused by kids in need. In Huntington this month, local officials, community leaders, businesses and organizations worked together to help raise food donations for Huntington kids. The end of summer malaise has not infected any of these admirable North Shore residents, and likely there are many others. We commend them for their incredibly selfless acts and hope they serve as an example for others. If you missed any of these stories, we encourage you to seek them out on our website, www.tbrnewsmedia.com, and if you know anyone donating their time with the purpose of bettering their community, we’d love to hear about it. Give TBR News Media a call at 631-751-7744 with your story ideas or email the editor of your paper: The Port Times Record: alex@tbrnewspapers.com The Village Beacon Record: desiree@tbrnewspapers.com The Village Times Herald: rita@tbrnewspapers.com The Times of Middle Country: desiree@tbrnewspapers.com The Times of Smithtown: sara@tbrnewspapers.com The Times of Huntington and Northport: sara@tbrnewspapers.com

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“The Suffolk County Red Light Safety Program uses automated enforcement to enhance the safety of motorists at red light intersections located within Suffolk County,” according to the county’s Traffic and Parking Violations Agency website. However, the 2015 report recently released by the agency tells a different story. A review of the data shows that 50 percent of the county’s red light camera intersections saw an increase in reported accidents over the previous year while 42 percent of red light camera intersections saw an increase in accidents involving injury. Those are startling statistics, although not entirely surprising, as last year’s report told a similar tale. How can the county continue to ignore that its “safety” program may be placing motorists in jeopardy? The report indicates that the county experienced an overall reduction in accidents at red light camera locations across Suffolk during the period, which is good news. However, that fact further underscores the concern over specific intersections and makes the county’s unwillingness to address potential safety fears all the more egregious. The cameras continue to roll at these

Legislator Rob Trotta in front of a red light camera. intersections with no thought of taking them offline. Despite the urging of countless motorists and several lawmakers, including myself, the administration has refused to entertain any suspension or re-evaluation of this program, which at best is flawed

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and at worst dangerous. And, the reason for that is simple: the program continues to be what it always has been, more about dollars than sense.

Robert Trotta Suffolk County Legislator 13th District

Allocating federal funds While members of the Republican majority are competing to see who can make the deepest cuts, there is a budget proposal before Congress that would boost the economy for all of us while cutting the number of people in poverty in half. It’s The People’s Budget, proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The People’s Budget invests in safe and productive

infrastructure, education, affordable housing, health care and nutrition, childcare and working family tax credits. It calls for increasing the minimum wage. These investments will create 3.6 million jobs and set us on a path to cut poverty in half in 10 years. The People’s Budget invests $2 trillion in infrastructure spending, expanding rural broadband, universal prekinder-

garten and free college tuition at state and community colleges. Every year without fail our elected representatives give over half of the discretionary budget to the Pentagon, leaving less than half to be divided up to fund education, health care, environmental spending, infrastructure and everything else.

Elizabeth Gonzalez Dolginko Northport

Northwell-Mather story was unfair That was a fine piece of objective journalism that headlined the Aug. 3 edition of The Port Times Record. To put State Sen. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) on the front page with all his negativity toward Mather Hospital and the visual puffiness toward Stony Brook University Hospital was

ridiculous. The man’s name is already on the SBU stadium, what did you think he would say? In my opinion Mather made a fine choice. The Northwell system is far above Stony Brook despite Stony Brook constantly blowing its own horn. Who pays for the full-page

ads in the local paper every week? If Stony Brook is a state facility, then it is spending my tax money for those ads. Perhaps LaValle might comment on that.

B.R. Johnson Stony Brook

The opinions of columnists and letter writers are their own. They do not speak for the newspaper.


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OpiniOn Who’s on first in Trump’s Washington ballgame

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t’s become an Abbott and Costello comedy routine, except in the nation’s capital. Let’s take a look: Trump: “Strange as it may seen, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names.” Costello: “Funny names?” Trump: “Nicknames, nicknames. Now, on the Washington team, we have who’s on first, what’s on second, I don’t know is on third.” Costello: “That’s what I want to By Daniel Dunaief find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the Washington team.” Trump: “I’m telling you. Who’s on first, what’s on second, I don’t know is on third.” Costello: “You know the fellows’ names?” Trump: “Yes.”

D. None of the above

Costello: “Well, who’s playing first?” Trump: “Who was playing first, but I fired him.” Costello: “You fired him? Who did you fire?” Trump: “Yes. I most certainly did. It was time for a new first baseman. We’ve got a better one coming in to play first.” Costello: “Oh yeah? Who is that?” Trump: “No, who was on first.” Costello: “What are you asking me for?” Trump: “I’m not asking you, I’m telling you. Who was on first.” Costello: “I’m asking you, who’s on first?” Trump: “I already told you, not anymore.” Costello: “Not anymore is on first?” Trump: “Yes.” Costello: “You won’t tell me the name of the fellow on first base?” Trump: “Yes, not anymore.” Costello: “OK, so not anymore is playing first?” Trump: “He was, but he just left, too, so now I have no one.” Costello: “You don’t have a first baseman?” Trump: “Yes, I do, no one.” Costello: “How can no one play first?” Trump: “He’s very talented. He’s one

of the best players I’ve ever seen at the position. He’ll win games for us.” Costello: “When you pay the first baseman every month, who gets the money?” Trump: “He did, but no one gets it now.” Costello: “So, you’re not paying anyone?” Trump: “No, we’re paying no one. Sometimes his wife comes down and collects his paycheck.” Costello: “No one’s wife?” Trump: “Yes. After all, the man earns it.” Costello: “No one does?” Trump: “Absolutely.” Costello: “Washington has a good outfield?” Trump: “Oh, it’s great again.” Costello: “The left fielder’s name?” Trump: “Why.” Costello: “I don’t know, I just thought I’d ask.” Trump: “I just thought I’d tell you.” Costello: “Then tell me who’s playing left field?” Trump: “No, who was playing first, but he was fired.” Costello: “Stay out of the infield! The left fielder’s name?”

Trump: “Why.” Costello: “Why?” Trump: “I’m thinking of moving why to center field after he did such a great job in left.” Costello: “Who did a great job in left field?” Trump: “No, who only plays first and he’s not on the team anymore, so I don’t want to talk about him.” Costello: “You got a pitcher.” Trump: “Wouldn’t this be a fine team without a pitcher?” Costello: “Tell me the pitcher’s name.” Trump: “Tomorrow.” Costello: “Why not now?” Trump: “No, why is in left field. He never pitches, but he might play center field.” Costello: “Now when the guy at bat bunts the ball against tomorrow — me being a good catcher — I want to throw the guy out at first base, so I pick up the ball and throw it to no one.” Trump: “Now, that’s the first thing you’ve said right.” Costello: “I don’t even know what I’m talking about.”

The Cold War: It’s déjà vu all over again

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he hottest real estate in Japan these days is a bomb shelter, with a starting price from $19,000. When I heard that reported on the radio, I was instantly transported back to my first-grade class where, upon a signal, we covered our heads with our coats and slid under our desks. It was the Cold War: Stalin and the Soviets were the enemy, and we had drills to prepare for By Leah S. Dunaief an atomic blast. One day, there were moviemakers at the school, before television became popular, and they recorded us taking cover for the newsreel that preceded the feature film in every movie theater. In fact, there were two feature films in those days, usually referred to as A and B movies, but first the viewers

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were treated to the news of the week. I was in the front row of my class, so I could be clearly seen on the screen crouching beneath my desk. But I never saw myself because my parents usually didn’t go to the movies. Neighbors told us that I was front and center. Just as the movie seemed unreal to me, so did the Cold War and the atomic bomb from whose blast my raincoat was supposed to protect me. World War II had ended, and I grew up in the subsequent Cold War generation. I heard people talking about building bomb shelters, but I couldn’t imagine having one since we lived in an apartment in the middle of the city. It did occur to me to wonder where we would find shelter in the event we needed to, and I think I questioned my parents about that once, but they didn’t seem to want to discuss the subject so it never came up again. My schoolmates may have been fearful, but we never talked about the bomb. Then Stalin died, there was eventually detente with the Soviets, a popular novel appeared by Ian Fleming called

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“From Russia with Love,” we watched the touring Bolshoi Ballet at the old Metropolitan Opera House, something in my gut unclenched, and no one had atomic bomb drills anymore. I hate the idea that children in Japan are now growing up under the shadow of a nuclear bomb threat. Those in South Korea are surely afraid and, for that matter, now those in Seattle. In fact, fear seems to be rearing its ugly head in the United States, a country ordinarily known for its optimism and “pursuit of happiness.” For example, I would not like to be an immigrant here today and certainly not an illegal one. Those in that category must be living in fear day and night. I have no sympathy of course for illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes and are therefore most likely to be deported. But the idea that ICE representatives are patrolling the courthouses, looking for illegals, certainly creates an atmosphere of people being hunted. I would also not like to be an employer whose business depended on the seasonal help of immigrants.

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER Leah S. Dunaief GENERAL MANAGER Johness Kuisel MANAGING EDITOR Desirée Keegan EDITOR Alex Petroski

LEISURE EDITOR Heidi Sutton SPORTS EDITOR Desirée Keegan ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Kathryn Mandracchia DIR. OF MEDIA PRODUCTIONS Michael Tessler

Industries like hospitality, restaurants and farming haven’t known if their legal immigrant workers would arrive. Without that extra help, many businesses cannot survive because there are not enough Americans willing to do those low-level jobs. Ditto for those with special needs who require aides at home. On the other side of the ledger, our economic picture seems rosy. The stock market is setting new records almost every day, as corporations are being rewarded for making profits and the prospect of deregulation encourages investment. The unemployment rate is the lowest in some 20 years. Yet there is a great divide between financial and political happiness. Many of the same people happy with the economy are unhappy with the political picture, bemoaning the chaos in Washington, D.C. As we have always done, we will soldier on with our domestic problems. We are doing less well reacting to the foreign challenges, fear prompting us to answer threats with threats.

ART AND PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Beth Heller Mason INTERNET STRATEGY DIRECTOR Rob Alfano CLASSIFIEDS DIRECTOR Ellen Segal

BUSINESS MANAGER Sandi Gross CREDIT MANAGER Diane Wattecamps CIRCULATION MANAGER Courtney Biondo


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