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Vol. 32, No. 42

September 12, 2019

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Village of Port Jefferson

PJ Village changes code in response to apartment dilemmas BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM The Village of Port Jefferson has a lot of apartments on its plate, both those developments already settled into their foundations and those still in the hopper. So far, the experience for Port Jeff community members and officials alike has not left the greatest impressions. Some points have become so contested that village officials voted to change the code to prevent similar experiences in the future. The village held three public hearings Sept. 3 to propose changes to the village code. Two code changes were in direct response to complaints of the development of separate apartment complexes. One code change was for payment in lieu of parking and the other on what counts for reducing the recreational space fee owed to the village. In the latter case, the village has moved to excise rooftop decks, patios and other common areas not accessible to the general public from being considered park or recreational facilities for the purposes of developers reducing the parkland fee paid to the village. Mayor Margot Garant said the change has

Some residents and village officials object to a reduced recreation fee for private facilities at The Shipyard, here seen originally in construction. File photo by Alex Petroski

come after review of comments from the community, especially in regard to the fee paid by Tritec Real Estate Company, of which the mayor said is over $50,000, is still owed to the village. “As we cannot enjoy the rooftop deck at Shipyard, we don’t think that should be taken into consideration when taking a calculation of the fee,” she said.

In August 2018, the village passed a resolution reducing the fee levied on Tritec for not including sufficient public green space, with the mayor arguing at the time the desire to have developers build amenities and green space for use by their tenants. At that time, Trustee Bruce Miller vehemently disagreed with the decision. Just over a year since then, at the Sept. 3

meeting, Garant argued for a “bright line” code for the planning board to take into account in future developments, this time specifically pointing to the Tritec development for the code change. Not all Port Jeff residents saw this as a complete victory. Michael Mart, a longtime Port Jefferson resident and regular watchdog, said he applauded the change, but argued the code as it previously stood could have been interpreted to prevent developments like Shipyard from getting recreation fees lowered for private amenities. “The planning board members shouldn’t make the difference because the code governs what the planning board does,” Mart said. Garant disagreed. “[The recreation fee] was meant to make sure the village was getting an appropriate recreation fee for the stress that it puts on our public amenities,” she said. “Not to subtract the private amenities. I don’t think the language is strong enough as it exists to make that a protocol.” Barbara Sabatino, a member of the planning board, said it had been informed the facilities would not be off limits to nonresidents. CODE CHANGES Continued on A13

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Port Jefferson Station

PJS senior facility director advocates for additional state funds Adult Home in Port Jefferson Station, said he runs one of the largest facilities in Suffolk County that exclusively accepts SSI/SSP As census data suggests the number of individuals. Americans ages 65 and over is projected to “If SSI doesn’t change it will jeopardize nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 a number of facilities on Long Island like million by 2060, some argue there has been mine,” he said. “For lower-income and disabled an increased need for more assisted/senior individuals there are no other choices for them.” living facilities. Though facilities in the state have said it has become increasingly difficult In New York State, licensed to pay for care of lower-income assisted living facilities receive government funding known ‘For lower-income elderly, as the state has not increased its supplemental as SSI, or Supplemental and disabled payment income for facilities Security Income, which in 12 years. helps pay for services for individuals there Empire State Association seniors, including room, of Assisted Living, a nonprofit board, 24-hour supervision, are no other organization whose stated medication assistance, case management and personal choices for them.’ goal is to strengthen New York State’s assisted living care assistance. New York —Harry Katz network, said due to the state State also supplements the not increasing the amount it federal SSI with additional payments through its Supplemental Security will restrict senior’s access to this type of care. Currently, there are over 12,000 seniors living in Program (SSP). Some local assisted care directors say the SSI adult care facilities across the state. ESAAL serves more than 280 licensed money is too little to care for an increasing assisted living residences, adult homes and demographic. Harry Katz, administrator of Echo Arms enriched housing programs throughout the state. BY DAVID LUCES DLUCES@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

The director of the Echo Arms Adult Home in PJS said they are lacking funds to help support their residents. Photo by David Luces

Some other locations in Suffolk County include Fairlawn Adult Home in Northport, Atria South Setauket and Maryville Assisted Living in Smithtown. According to ESAAL and Katz, the current SSI rate is less than $45 per day, which barely covers one half of a shift of one aide employed by an assisted living facility. Katz, who oversees 13 other employees at his facility, said he believes the state should

increase funding so he and others can continue to provide these valuable services to seniors. “These are their homes, I’ve had residents who have lived here [Echo Home] for close to 20 years,” he said. Katz and others have reached out to elected officials to help their cause, but he said Albany remains stagnant in trying to increase funding. SENIOR FACILITY Continued on A6

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Local libraries, county fear future of e-book lending limitations BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM As the internet has connected the world, libraries across Suffolk County have never been as linked as they are today with both patrons and each other. The written word is strong, despite claims to the contrary, especially with the proliferation of e-books and audiobooks. Suffolk County’s Library System allows for libraries to request books from fellow libraries and gives access to multitudes of e-books and audiobooks alike, all free on request, barring a wait list. Some publishing companies are not happy with the status quo. Macmillan Publishers, an international corporation and one of the top five publishing houses across the globe, announced its intent to limit the number of copies allowed to libraries to one for the first eight weeks of release starting Nov. 1. After those eight weeks, they can purchase “expiring” e-book copies which need to be re-purchased after two years or 52 lends. While this decision has rocked libraries across the country, in Suffolk County, as the interlibrary program and e-book lending is handled by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, that will mean one copy of an e-book for the entire system, according to Kevin Verbesey, director of the county library system. Just one e-book license for the whole of Suffolk and its near 1.5 million residents for the first eight weeks of its release. To add some perspective, Verbesey said a hot new title could have thousands of residents on a wait list for the title, and the county library system usually tries to have one copy of said book for every two or three people requesting it. Like any anticipated piece of media, new and highly anticipated titles are most often sought and bought in those first eight weeks. Following that, barring renewed interest from something like a movie deal, attention begins to wane. Basically, the library system, which would usually purchase hundreds of licenses of that book, will effectively be restricted from having any. In socioeconomic terms, Verbesey said it means people who can afford it can buy a book. Those who can’t afford it will have their access restricted. “In some parts of the county where there’s not great socioeconomic need, people have the option to ‘press buy’ and buy it for $12, but that’s not the case everywhere,” Verbesey said. “Rich people can have it, but poor people can’t.”

The North Shore is one of Suffolk County’s heaviest concentration of library users, the county library system director said. Those patrons could see some of the biggest impact of this decision. Debbie Engelhardt, the Comsewogue Public Library director, said her patrons are savvy and know when books are set to hit the street, and they depend on the library to have e-book copies available. “We have a long history of working very hard to get things into people’s hands as quickly as we can,” she said. “Think about a tiny little library someplace, they can buy one, and then all of Suffolk County can buy one. It just doesn’t seem equitable.” Engelhardt said libraries often have deals to purchase books cheaper than retail price through deals with publishers. They will also create lease agreements to gather numerous copies of whatever is popular at the time, so they are not later burdened with multiple copies of that same tome. Ted Gutmann, the director of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, also pointed to the interlibrary loan system, which means not every library will need to purchase every book as long as it’s available nearby. E-books, on the other hand, are purchased by libraries for sometimes five times its original asking price. A regular e-book could cost around $12. A library or library system will purchase it at around $50 or $60, according to Verbesey. This is because libraries need to buy the licensing agreement of the copy in order to lend it to multiple people over the course of its license before the agreement expires in a few years. Each publisher has different policies on how long the licenses last and what is the cost for relicensing a product. The Suffolk library system has an annual budget of $14 million, with $4 million being spent directly on e-books and for the services of Overdrive, an application used by libraries to distribute their electronic media. E-books currently make up approximately one of every four checkout items from libraries in Suffolk. Despite the price of these books, Verbesey said they are happy to purchase what can be hundreds of licenses of that one e-book if there’s demand. This new policy would make it pointless to purchase any copies. Macmillan did not respond to a request for comment, but in its original July 25 letter to Macmillan authors and agents announcing the change, CEO John Sargent wrote, “It seems

Editorial comment Comsewogue, Port Jefferson and Setauket libraries will all have to contend with changes in the industry. File photos

that given a choice between a purchase of an e-book for $12.99 or a frictionless lend for free, the American e-book reader is starting to lean heavily toward free … Our new terms are designed to protect the value of your books during their first format publication. But they also ensure that the mission of libraries is supported. They honor the libraries’ archival mandate and they reduce the cost and administrative burden associated with e-book lending. We are trying to address the concerns of all parties.” The changes came after the corporation tested a 16-week embargo with e-books from its subsidiary Tor Publishing, concluding e-book lending had a negative impact on sales. Overdrive CEO Steve Potash condemned the move, calling the company’s original test data faulty adding that very few Tor e-books are available in public library catalogs. He pointed to other studies that showed libraries had no material impact on e-book sales. Authors published under MacMillan include romance author Nora Roberts, young adult fantasy based in African myth Tomi Adeyemi, and even famous and deceased authors such as C.S. Lewis. The company is also set to publish whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s memoirs this month, which is sure to become a hotly requested item. And though the libraries have no control over the publisher’s requests, some expect the onus to fall on the individual libraries themselves. “When a library serving many thousands has only a single copy of a new title in e-book format, it’s the library — not the publisher — that feels the heat,” said American Library Association President Wanda Brown in a July 25 statement.

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“It’s the local library that’s perceived as being unresponsive to community needs,” she added. Engelhardt pointed to data from the national Library Journal’s Generational Reading Survey for 2019, which showed 42 percent of those surveyed purchased the same book they borrowed from the library, and 70 percent bought another book of the same author of a book they borrowed. She added libraries are some of the biggest promoters for individual books, authors and literacy in general, and Macmillan may only be hurting its own brand. While the limitation on e-book lending won’t be in effect until November, libraries are already preparing to tell their patrons why Macmillan books won’t be available electronically. “We’re going to have to explain the publisher is not working with local libraries,” she said.


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SENIOR FACILITY Continued from A4

Back in 2018, current Democratic U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi, while then a state assemblyman, introduced a bill (A6715B) that would increase the SSP that adult care facilities receive. In order to ensure that these services continue to be available to low-income SSI recipients. The bill passed both the Assembly and Senate but was ultimately vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). ESAAL is requesting that NYS increase the current SSI rate to $61 in the 2020-21 state budget.

The administrator said it is also about educating people on what their organization does every day, as well as what kind of services these facilities provide. “These are a vulnerable group of people, these homes are providing a very good function,” he said. Katz said for many facilities like his, the increase of operation costs, wages and other factors in addition to the current SSI funding has made it difficult for some operators to continue to run its services. “Many facilities unfortunately are moving in that direction, he said. “The edge is coming closer for us, if nothing happens.”

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Brookhaven issues safety violations to big box stores in town BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Brookhaven Town has issued 22 summonses and 21 violations for numerous alleged safety violations of big box stores. Town fire marshals visited 39 big box stores Aug. 30 to ensure they were in compliance with fire codes. The 22 summonses were for various infractions including blocked aisles and exits, and one for propane stored inside. “Our number one priority is the shoppers and employees who expect to be safe and able to exit the store in the event of an emergency,” said Brookhaven Town Chief Fire Marshal Christopher Mehrman. “Ensuring aisle widths

are maintained and exits are not blocked by merchandise are just some of the things we are looking at. The town has a zero-tolerance approach to these violations.” The fire marshals also issued 21 violations that did not warrant a summons and were not egress related. Each summons issued is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to $10,000 and/or up to six months in jail. “A blocked aisle or exit could mean the difference between life and death during a fire or other emergency,” town Supervisor Ed Romaine (R) said. “We will not tolerate any violation of our fire codes.” People who suspect that any store or business is in violation of Brookhaven’s fire codes can call 631-451-TOWN (8696).

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Security footage of man who allegedly broke into Mount Sinai home. Photos from SCPD

Two men break rear glass door to gain entry to a Mount Sinai home Suffolk County police are looking to identify and locate two men who allegedly broke a door and illegally entered a Mount Sinai home at the end of August. Police said two men broke a rear glass

door to gain entry to a Liso Drive home Aug. 29 at around 8:40 p.m. The men fled the home without any proceeds.

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 800-220-TIPS (8477) or texting “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637). All calls and text messages will be kept confidential.


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Obituaries

Denise Peters, former TBR editor

Marilyn Tunney, former Village Times employee

Denise Mary Peters, 69, of Alamo, California, died Sept. 4. Denise graduated from Christ the King High School in Middle Village in 1967 and then attended Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School, graduating early and with honors. She could type 140-plus words per minute and was a skilled wordsmith. Denise was a former lead reporter and managing editor for The Port Times and The Village Beacon in the early ’90s. Denise stayed in contact with friends from grade school in Middle Village where she attended St. Margaret’s School along with her five brothers. She moved out to California in 1996 where she married her beloved husband, C. Larry Peters, June 19, 1999. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Denise was an avid reader, an extraordinarily talented writer, a connoisseur of music, a fanatic pet protector and the most caring person you could ever meet. She was always thinking and worrying about others and never about herself. If you called her and needed help for any reason, she would drop everything she was doing to be there with you. Denise was a true angel. She never met a person who didn’t become a devoted friend, whether she knew it or not. Her stories and enthusiasm were endless, and so were the laughs. Denise always found herself in the funniest of situations. Whether she was traveling around the country or traveling around the block, she would come back with the most unbelievable stories. Denise had a gift of making everyone feel like they were the most important person in the world. She had a heart as big as Texas. She is missed beyond words and will never be forgotten. Denise was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Francis McDonnell and Mary Collette McDonnell, and her brother, James

Marilyn Tunney, 86, a longtime resident of Setauket died peacefully Sept. 2. Marilyn was born to the late Helen Ekenberg and Joseph Talbot Nov. 13, 1932. She and her late brother John Talbot were raised in Cedarhurst. Marilyn attended St. Joseph’s boarding school in Brentwood where her faith, Christian spirit and the friendships she made would last her a lifetime. She met her beloved husband, John Tunney, in 1949, and in 1956 they married and spent the next 60 years together calling Setauket their home. Marilyn was a devoted and selfless mother to John (Mimosa), Beth (Charlie), Peter (Amy) and David (Christine). She was also the proud and loving grandmother of Olivia, David Jr., John IV, Duke, Arthur and Sonnet. Family was everything to her and she devoted herself entirely to their happiness. Marilyn spent 25 years working at The Village Times newspaper in the classifieds department where she found great joy in her work but more importantly cherished her friendships. The family is very grateful for all the loving and thoughtful care of all those at Jefferson’s Ferry who cared for her over the past few years. She led her life with grace, thoughtfulness and honesty and was loved by

Charles McDonnell. She is survived by her loving husband, C. Larry Peters, 75, of Alamo, California; her son, Vincent Thomas Alfieri, 43; and his wife, Jordana of Hastings-on-Hudson; her daughter, Maria Lynn Alfieri-Vongphakdy, 40, and her husband, Boualay, of Danville, California; her brothers, John McDonnell, 58, and his wife, Patty of Lyndhurst; Thomas McDonnell, 63, and his wife, Janice of Elmhurst; Daniel McDonnell, 65, and his wife, Marcia of Tolland, Connecticut; Kevin McDonnell, 71, of Lakewood, Colorado; and her aunt, Katherine McCauley, of St. James. She is also survived by her sons, Marc Peters and his wife, Liz; Sean Peters and his wife, Julie; and Jonathan Peters; her grandchildren Covin, Sage, Jordan, Peyton, Hayden, Allyson, Kelsey K, Connor, Cole and Claire; dozens of cousins and scores of nieces and nephews from all over the country. Visit www.oakparkhillschapel.com for the online guest book.

all that knew her sweet soul. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James R.C. Church in Setauket Sept. 13 at 10:45 a.m. — Elizabeth Tunney

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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg. 6 $274,424.57 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 070079/2014.

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THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-6, Plaintiff - against - MARY FISHER A/K/A MARY J. FISHER A/K/A MARY JANE FISHER, et al Defendant(s).

Tarsha Smith, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 868 8/22 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT- COUNTY OF SUFFOLK U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-BC4, Plaintiff, AGAINST SALMA ASHRAF, KASHIF ASHRAF, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly granted on August 22, 2016. I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall and Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 and Independence Hill Farmingville, NY 11738 on September 20, 2019 at 9:15 AM premises known as 2 Bucks Hill St, Medford, NY 11763. 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 608.00, Block 01.00 and Lot 015.000. Approximate amount of judgment $927,178.00 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #13930/09. Christopher Hahn, Esq.,

REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK QUICKEN LOANS INC., Plaintiff – against – THEODORE GORDIN A/K/A TEDDY GORDIN, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on May 30, 2019. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, Suffolk County, New York on the 26th Day of September, 2019 at 9:15 a.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 38 Millard Avenue, Miller Place, (Town of Brookhaven) NY 11764. (District: 0200, Section: 070.00, Block: 02.00, Lot: 012.002) Approximate amount of lien $207,966.36 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 623066/2017. Brian Egan, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 For sale information, please visit Auction.com at www.Auction.com or call (800) 280-2832 Dated: June 24, 2019 880 8/29 4x ptr

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF SUFFOLK

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on June 26, 2019. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, Farmingville, Suffolk County, New York on the 2nd day of October, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Village of Jefferson, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. Premises known as 309 Glenwood Lane, Port Jefferson, (Town of Brookhaven) NY 11777. (District: 0206, Section: 011.00, Block: 04.00, Lot: 020.000) Approximate amount of lien $889,387.19 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 608453/2016. Christopher M. Hahn, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street, Suite 1700 Rochester, NY 14614-1990 Tel. 585/760-8218 For sale information, please visit Auction.com at www. Auction.com or call (800) 280-2832 Dated: August 9, 2019 883 8/29 4x ptr

CPAC236 EAST LLC Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/05/2019. Office location in Suffolk County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to the LLC, 18 Mt. Sinai Avenue South, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Purpose: any legal activity. 887 8/29 6x ptr NOSTRUM ONE CONSULTING LLC Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/01/2019. Office location in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to the LLC, 82-44 218th Street, Queens Village, NY 11427. Purpose: any legal activity. 886 8/29 6x ptr LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, October 7th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at 121 West Broadway, Port Jefferson, New York, by the Village Board of the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson TO AMEND SECTION 250-31(J)(2) OF THE VILLAGE CODE TO REDUCE THE PERIOD AFTER WHICH AN ILLEGAL SIGN MUST BE REMOVED TO FIVE DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF NOTICE, by proposed local law, a copy of which is on file at the Office of the Village Clerk. At said Public Hearing any person interested will be given the opportunity to be heard. 913 9/12 1x ptr NOTICE OF LEGAL POSTPONEMENT OF SALE

Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 13, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill Farmingville, NY 11738 on September 18, 2019 at 3:30PM, premises known as 58 Hamlet Drive, Mount Sinai, NY 11766. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, State of NY, District 0200 Section 165.10 Block 01.00 Lot 150.000. Approximate amount of judgment $835,429.07 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 607217/2015. Kenneth Michael Esq., Referee

Seidell,

Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: August 29, 2019 Original Sale Date: August 27, 2019 For sale information, please visit www.Auction.com or call (800) 280-2832 914 9/12 1x ptr NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Board of Education of the Comsewogue Union Free School District of the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, in accordance with Section 103 of Article 5A of the General Municipal Law, hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for the following: CUSTODIAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRS TIME AND MATERIALS BID

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Hudson City Savings Bank, Plaintiff AGAINST Charles Fisch; et al., Defendant(s)

Sealed bids will be received until 10:30am on Tuesday September 24, 2019, at the Comsewogue School District Office, 290 Norwood Avenue, Port Jefferson Station, New York, at which time they will be publicly opened.

Pursuant to a Judgment of

Bid packages may be ob-

tained from the Comsewogue Union Free School District, Purchasing Department, 290 Norwood Avenue, Port Jefferson Station, New York, Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. Bis may be obtained electronically by contacting Iris Heller at 631-474-8114. During the months of July and August, bid packages will be available for pickup Monday through Thursday from 8:00AM to 2:30PM. The Board of Education reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject in whole or in part all bids, or to accept that bid or portion of bid which, in its judgment, is in the best interest of the District Board of Education Comsewogue UFSD 290 Norwood Avenue Town of Brookhaven Suffolk County New York (631) 474-8116 916 9/12 1x ptr Notice to Bidders Bid No: BC20-001 Bid Description: Sagtikos Building Interior Alterations Advertisement Date: September 12, 2019 Pre-Bid Meeting Date and Time: September 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM Pre-Bid Meeting Location: Lobby of the Sagtikos Building Michael J. Grant Campus 1001 Crooked Hill Road Brentwood, NY 11717 Technical Questions Due Date: September 27, 2019 Bid Due Date and Time: October 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM Bid Opening Location: NFL 11, Ammerman Campus 533 College Road Selden, NY 11784 Bid Submission: All bids must be sealed and submitted to the Procurement Office at Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, Room L16 of the NFL Building, 533 College LEGALS con’t on pg. 9

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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg. 8 Road, Selden NY 11784, by the date and time indicated above and on the bid. Bid envelope must be labeled with the Bid Description, Bid Number, Bid Opening Date and Time, as well as the Bidder’s Name and Contact information. Late bids will not be accepted. The Drawings, Specifications and Project Manual will be available beginning September 12, 2019 on the College’s website provided below. All interested bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-bid meeting scheduled on September 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Bid information and any addenda are available for viewing and download from the College’s website at: ht tps://w w w3.sunysuf folk. edu/About/809.asp All technical questions must be submitted via email to Seema Menon at menons@ sunysuffolk.edu, by the due date referenced above. Bids must be made upon and in accordance with the forms and documents provided by the College, which will contain accompanying instructions to bidders. All interested bidders are required to complete and return the “Bid Vendor Registration Form” via e-mail to menons@ sunysuf folk.edu as soon as possible prior to the Bid opening date. This will assist in providing us contact information so that if Bid amendments are issued, the College is able to notify prospective bidders in a timely manner. The College will not be responsible for amendment notification if the referenced form is not submitted prior to the bid due date. 919 9/12 1x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY

To Place A Legal Notice

Email: legals@tbrnewsmedia.com OF Suffolk, BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. David Bond and Donna Barnes, ET AL., Defendant(s).

will begin at 7:00PM)

Pursuant to a Resettle Order Confirming Referee Report and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on June 25, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on October 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., premises known as 21 Birchwood Drive, Shirley, 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 978.80, Block 06.00 and Lot 005.000. Approximate amount of judgment is $386,685.13 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 64650/2014.

Appeal No. #551-19 Location: Corner of Jefferson Ave. and Washington Ave. SCTM: Sec.19, Blk.1, Lot 10 Zoning: R-B2 Residential District Property Owner: Harry & Shirley Weiner Applicant: Harry Weiner Contact: Woodhull Expediting c/o Amy Devito

Dara Martin Orlando, Esq., Referee Pincus Law Group, PLLC, 425 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, New York 11556, Attorneys for Plaintiff 920 9/12 4x ptr Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson 88 North Country Rd. Port Jefferson, N.Y. 11777 Ph. (631) 473-4744 Fx. (631) 473-2049 www.portjeff.com PUBLIC NOTICE Inc. Village of Port Jefferson Zoning Board of Appeals PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS of Article XI, Section 250-50 of the Code of Village of Port Jefferson, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on September 26, 2019 at 7:30PM at Village Hall, 121 West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. (A pre-hearing work session

PUBLIC HEARINGS: 117 Jefferson Avenue

1. Applicant requests permission to maintain an existing screened in porch which is located 34.36 feet from the front property line on Washington Avenue where the Code of the Village of Port Jefferson 250 Attachment 3 requires a 40 foot setback. 2. Applicant requests permission to maintain an existing 6 foot solid wood picket fence in the front yard along Washington Avenue where the Code of the Village of Port Jefferson Section 25028 restricts the height of fences in the front yard to 3 feet in height. 3. Applicant requests permission to maintain an existing 6 foot solid wood picket fence in the front yard along Washington Avenue where the Code of the Village of Port Jefferson Section 25028 restricts the construction of such fences to open woodtype construction. 922 9/12 1x ptr 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 23, 2019 BID #19074 INSTALLATION OF INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVE (IA) SANITARY SYSTEM AT ROBERT REID PARK, SHOREHAM, NY TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN, NEW YORK A non-refundable fee of $27.06 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. Definite specifications may be obtained at the Purchasing Division, beginning September 12, 2019. 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 minority and women-owned businesses and HUD Section 3 businesses to participate in the bidding process. Town of Brookhaven Purchasing Division Kathleen C. Koppenhoefer, Deputy Commissioner (631) 451-6252 923 9/12 1x ptr NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed 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 #19075 – BASEBALL BATS SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 BID #19076 – 2019 FORD F-550 SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Specifications for the abovereferenced bids will be available beginning September 12, 2019. Preferred Method • Access website: brookhavenNY.gov/Purchasing: click on link for Bids. • Follow directions to register and download document. • Questions must be submitted in writing to the following e-mail: PurchasingGroup@ 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 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 924 091219 1x ptr NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed 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:

NY.gov/Purchasing: click on link for Bids. • Follow directions to register and download document. • Questions must be submitted in writing to the following e-mail: PurchasingGroup@ brookhavenny.gov The Proposer shall comply with all Town of Brookhaven provisions contained within the Bid, including the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) goals. The Town of Brookhaven has established an overall MWBE participation goal of 30% with 15% for MinorityOwned Business Enterprises (MBE) and 15% for WomenOwned Business Enterprises (WBE). In addition, there is a 6% participation goal for Service-Disabled VeteranOwned Businesses (SDVOB’s). 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 925 091219 1x ptr

BID #19072 – PURCHASE OF 2019 ELGIN BROOM BADGER SIX WHEEL BROOM STREET SWEEPERS (OR APPROVED EQUAL) OCTOBER 3, 2019 Specifications for the abovereferenced bid will be available beginning September 12, 2019. Preferred Method Access website: brookhaven-

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State

SBU medical school implements new opioid education session BY DONNA DEEDY DONNA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM At Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, a new generation of doctors and dentists are involved in a novel approach to managing the opioid epidemic. The training includes instruction from reformed narcotic users, who act as teachers. A 25-year-old woman recently explained to the first-year students how she became addicted to opioids at the age of 15, when a friend came over with Vicodin prescribed by a dentist after a tooth extraction. Addiction, she said, is like having a deep itch inside that desperately needs to be scratched. “There was nothing that could stand between me and getting high,” said the young woman, who wants to remain anonymous. “Most of the time it was my only goal for the day. At $40 a pill, I switched to heroin which costs $10.” Dr. Lisa Strano-Paul, SBU assistant dean for Clinical Education, who helped coordinate the session, said that “patients as teachers” is widely practiced in medical education. This is the first year reformed narcotic users are participating in the program. “People’s stories will stick with these medical students for the rest of their lives,” she said. “Seeing such an articulate woman describe her experiences was impactful.” Gerard Fischer, a doctor of dental surgery candidate from St. James, took part in the patient-as-teacher session on narcotics. “You learn empathy, a quality people want to see in someone practicing medicine,“ Fischer said. “People don’t choose to become addicted to narcotics. So, you want to understand.” After working in dental offices over the last several years, he’s noticed that habits for prescribing painkillers are changing. “Dental pain is notoriously uncomfortable because it’s in your face and head,” he said. “No one wants a patient to suffer.” Pain management, though, requires walking a fine line, he added, saying, “Patient awareness is increasing, so many of them now prefer to take ibuprofen and acetaminophen rather than a prescription narcotic, which could be a reasonable approach.” Hearing the young woman tell her story, he said, will undoubtedly influence his decision-making when he becomes a practicing dentist. An estimated 180 medical and dental students attended the training last month. Overall, Strano-Paul said she’s getting positive feedback from the medical students about the session. The woman who overcame addiction and shared her insights with the medical professionals, also found the experience rewarding. We respect her request to remain anonymous and are grateful that she has decided to share her story with TBR News Media. For

the rest of this article, we shall refer to her as “Claire.”

Faith, hope and charity

“I told the doctors recovery has nothing to do with science,” Claire said. “They just looked at me.” Claire was addicted to drugs and alcohol for seven years and went to rehab 10 times over the course of five years. “I did some crazy things, I jumped out of a car while it was moving,” Claire said, shaking her head in profound disbelief. She leapt from the vehicle, she said, the moment she learned that her family was on their way to a rehab facility. Fortunately, she was unharmed and has now been off pain pills and drugs for close to six years. She no longer drinks alcohol. “Yes, it is possible to recover from addiction,” Claire said. People with addiction issues feel empty inside, Claire explained, while gently planting her fist in her sternum. She said that once her counselor convinced her to pray for help and guidance, she was able to recover. “Somehow praying opens you up,” she said. Claire was raised Catholic and attended Catholic high school but says that she’s not a religious person. “I said to my counselor, “How do I pray, if I don’t believe or know if there’s a God?” She came to terms with her spirituality by appreciating the awe of nature. She now prays regularly. Recovery, she said, is miraculous. Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step regimen, first published in 1939 in the post-Depression era, outlines coping strategies for better managing life. Claire swears by the “big book,” as it’s commonly called. She carefully read the first 165 pages with a counselor and has highlighted passages that taught her how to overcome addictions to opioids and alcohol. Being honest, foregoing selfishness, praying regularly and finding ways to help others have become reliable sources of her strength. Spirituality is the common thread Claire finds among the many people she now knows who have recovered from addiction.

“Medication-assisted therapy should not be discounted,” Strano-Paul said. “It improves the outcome and enables people to hold jobs and addresses criminal behavior tendencies.” While the assistant dean is not involved with that aspect of the curriculum, the topic is covered somewhat in the clerkship phase of medical education during sessions on pain management and when medical students are involved in more advanced work in the medical training, she said. The field, though, is specialized. The federal government requires additional certification before a medical practitioner can prescribe buprenorphine. Once certified, doctors and their medical offices are further restricted to initially prescribe the medicine to only 30 patients annually. Critics say no other medications have government-mandated patient limits on lifesaving treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, considers the therapy to be “misunderstood” and “greatly underused.” In New York state, 111,391 medical practitioners are registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe opioids and narcotics. Only 6,908 New York practitioners to

Source Where Pain Relievers Were Obtained Misuse Among Past Users 2016 (Aged 12 or older)

1.4% Prescriptions from More Than One Doctor 3.4% Some Other Way

0.7% Stole from Health Care Provider/Facility

6.0% Bought from Drug Dealer/Stranger

Medication-assisted therapy

Personally, Claire recommends abstinence over treating addiction medically with prescription drugs such as buprenorphine. The drug, approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration since 2002, is a slow-release opioid that suppresses symptoms of withdrawal. When combined with behavior therapy, the federal government recommends it as treatment for addiction. Medication alone, though, is not viewed as sufficient. The ultimate goal of medication-assisted therapy, as described on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website on the topic, is a holistic approach to full recovery, which includes the ability to live a self-directed life.

date are permitted to prescribe opioids for addiction treatment as at Aug. 31. Strano-Paul for instance, pointed out that she can prescribe opioids, but is prohibited from prescribing the opioid-based drug used for addiction therapy. The narcotics education program is still evolving, Strano-Paul said. New medical student training now also includes certification for Narcan, the nasal spray antidote that revives opioid overdose victims. “It saves lives,” Strano-Paul said. In a study titled “The Staggering Cost of Long Island’s Opioid Crisis,” data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health reveal the opioid death rate in Suffolk County for 2017 was 41 percent higher than the state average, with 424 overdose deaths. The county is aware of 238 potentially lifesaving overdose reversals as of June 30 attributed to Narcan this year alone. Since 2012, Narcan has helped to save the lives of 3,864 people in the county. As for Claire, now a mother, she delivered her children through C-section. In the hospital, she was offered prescription opioids for pain. “No one will ever see me again, if you give me those pills,” she said.

35.4% Prescription from Single Doctor

From The Drug Enforcement Administration 2018 National Drug Threat Assessment.

53.1% Given by, Bought from, Took from Friend/Relative


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Obituaries Marilyn Marelli

Marilyn Marelli, of Port Jefferson, died July 1. She was 83. She was born Dec. 1, 1935, in Bay Ridge and was the daughter of Isabel and Edward Dearborn. Marilyn was a homemaker and she enjoyed watching the Yankees and golf. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Robert; son, Lawrence; grandchildren, Brian, Jessica, Cody and Shane; great-grandchild, Riley, along with other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Charles; and daughter, Lisa Ann. Services were held at Bryant Funeral Home July 5 and interment followed at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Port Jefferson. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of East Setauket. People can visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book.

Pauline Pollard

Pauline Pollard, of Port Jefferson Station, died June 30. She was 81. She was born Jan. 29, 1938, in New York and was the daughter of Concetta and Louis Nolfo. Pollard was a retired seamstress. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Denise; son, Laurie Jr.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, along with many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Laurie T. Sr. Services were held at the Holy Sepulchre

Cemetery Chapel in Coram July 8 with interment following. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of East Setauket. People can visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book.

Veronica Mellusi

Veronica Mellusi, of Port Jefferson Station, died July 20. She was 67. She was born Oct. 10, 1951, in Brooklyn and was the daughter of Gloria and John Janso. Mellusi was a chief operating officer for North Shore Hematology. She enjoyed the beach, Irish music, horror movies and being around people. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Brandon, along with other family and friends. Services were held at the Bryant Funeral Home July 25 with entombment following at Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Mount Sinai. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of East Setauket. People can visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book.

John O’Reilly

John C. O’Reilly, a longtime community resi-

dent, died July 17. He was 81. He was born May 15, 1938, in New York and was the son of Mary and Charles O’Reilly. John was a retired mechanical HVAC contractor. He enjoyed his job, traveling, being near the water and spending time with the family. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Arlene; daughters, Susan, Alice and Karen; son, Kevin; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, along with many other family and friends. Services were held at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale on July 27 with entombment following. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of East Setauket. People can visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book.

Ernest Reinke

Ernest Reinke, a longtime community resident, died Aug. 2. He was 91. He was born March 5, 1928, in Durham, Germany, and was the son of Elsie and Ernest Reinke He was an Army veteran of World War II.

After the war he worked as a businessman and entrepreneur throughout his life. Initially he started with a newspaper delivery service, soda and candy shop owner, co-owner of Renken’s Diner in Brooklyn, North Shore Telephone Answering Service in Port Jeff, Red Top Dairy in Setauket and Miller Place, Port Echo Awning, Port Taxi Service and ultimately flipping homes in this area and Tennessee. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Robin; daughter, Ada (Rich) Beresford; son, Carl (Linda); five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his nephew, Peter Reinke and wife Susan; nieces Betty Reinke, Linda Hudson and Tina Brazier, along with many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Ernest. Services were held at Bryant Funeral Home Aug. 9. Reinke was afforded full military honors at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of East Setauket. People can visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book.

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Lorraine Mary Taylor, 64, was born July 10, 1955, in Mineola, and died Aug. 27 in Keller, Texas. Lorraine was a freelance editorial writer and recognized nationally and locally with several editing awards, including the prestigious James Beard Award. As a local business and feature writer for Times Beacon Record in New York, she was fondly known by her colleagues as “the writer who needs no editing.” Lorraine graduated from Hauppauge High School where she earned several honors, including the National Merit Scholarship Award and New York State Regents Scholarship Award. Lorraine earned her undergraduate degree from Courtland State University in New York. She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, William L. Taylor; sister, Lisa Rieder and her husband, Raymond; brother, Henry De Pietro and his wife, Monica; nieces and nephews, Kristen Rieder, Michael Rieder and his wife, Kristina, Nicholas De Pietro and Michelle De Pietro; and mother-in-law Martha Taylor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Florence De Pietro.

Lorraine was a past member of the Keller Garden Club and the New Neighbors of Greensburg, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In addition, she enjoyed gardening, crafts, swimming, exercising, walking and spending time with her family. Lorraine requested that all donations should be sent to The Oncology Care Unit, Texas Health HEB Hospital, 1600 Hospital Parkway, Bedford, TX 76022.


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Village of Port Jefferson

Regatta raises over $90K for cancer research Village takes cup in annual boat race BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM The vessels’ pennants and flags quivered in the mid-morning wind. Those who knew their way around a boat could tell Sept. 7 was going to be complicated day for sailing, as a storm that blew over the day previous left lingering swathes of somewhat choppy seas and miniature gales. The 10th annual Village Cup Regatta was going to be interesting one way or the other. And it was, even before the race started, with the annual regatta raising $91,000 for cancer research, the most it has ever raised since the event started with help from the Port Jefferson Yacht Club 10 years ago. The amount is being split evenly by the national nonprofit Lustgarten Foundation’s pancreatic cancer research program and John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s Palliative Medicine Program. The event has raised well over $600,000 in the 10 years since it was created. After hours of tense racing through Port Jefferson Harbor, Port Jeff village regained the cup

from Mather, who held it after winning it in 2017. The 2018 event was canceled due to weather, and the winner of the cup went to Mother Nature instead. At a party after the race at the Port Jefferson Village Center, Mather Hospital gifted the yacht club a plaque commemorating its efforts to help put on the event. Joan Fortgang, a Port Jeff resident who has raced for the village the past nine years along with her husband Mort, said she has loved the event since the beginning. As part of the yacht club since 1973, she said their group has lost several good people to cancer, which originally helped prompt the idea for the event. “This is great fun,” she said.

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PJ musicians honor 9/11 Members of Port Jefferson Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade orchestra paid tribute to those who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001 by giving a moving performance during the Port Jefferson Fire Department’s annual 9/11 memorial service. The students – Paige Braile, Iris He, Gavin Onghai, Katherine Ranjbar and Alana Samara – led by music teacher and Port Jefferson volunteer fireman Christian Neubert, performed “The Star-Spangled From left, Katherine Ranjbar, Alana Samara, Iris He, Paige Braile, Gavin Onghai and music teacher Christian Banner” and “America the Beautiful.” Neubert. Photo from PJSD

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How libraries survive Support your local soup kitchens Believe it or not, people still read books. Despite the doom and gloom and often-reiterated refrain that young people today are illiterate, the world and its modern technology has not managed to cripple the long-standing literary institution: the local library. Libraries survive by the manic activity of their employees and the attention of patrons. But it’s no longer just physical copies. E-books, available on tablets and phones, have become a mainstay in the way people read. People at libraries can rent tablets preloaded with several books. For people on the move, a tablet can be much easier to carry than a stack of 10 books each averaging at 300 pages and weighing a few pounds. Clearly, it won’t be its patrons that ruin libraries for everyone, but the book publishers themselves. Macmillan Publishers, one of the top five biggest publishing houses in the U.S., announced its intent to soon limit the number of copies of its published books to one per library for the first eight weeks. While that seems like the corporation is cutting off its nose to spite its face, for Suffolk County’s library system, which handles all of the area’s e-book rentals, it means patrons will have access to one single copy countywide for rent. Think about who uses a library. The highest levels of patronage are enjoyed by people living in the North Shore communities, according to Kevin Verbesey, the director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. While there are plenty of people who use the library for its many events and other activities, many others use the system to gain insights on world events and better themselves as they enjoy free access to computers and books. They find solace during an escape into literature. It seems cynical, ludicrous and downright greedy on the part of the publisher to limit access. It suggests the current library system, which has existed for more than a century, is now, all of a sudden, cutting into publisher’s profits. Meanwhile there is good evidence to suggest libraries help create buzz and interest for the publisher’s books. Data from the Library Journal suggests many readers will go out and purchase the same book they borrowed from a library, and even more buy a book by the same author as one they borrowed from the library. The library system exists and is as natural as the written word itself. Librarians across the country look at the publisher’s actions and condemn them, but their voices are drowned out by the scale of the overall operation. While Macmillan may assume people will simply go out and buy the book instead of getting it from the library, this hurts all those who cannot afford a new book, in electronic or physical form. Even worse, other publishers will potentially copy what Macmillan has done, severely limiting access for patrons to their electronic literature. Libraries are the backbone of culture in a community. We ask all North Shore residents show support for their local library. Start a petition. Other publishers are waiting in the wings to see what happens. Letting Macmillan’s model become the norm will only harm the collective good.

Letters … We welcome your letters. They should be no longer than 400 words and may be edited for length, libel, style and good taste. We do not publish anonymous letters. Please include a phone number and address for confirmation. Email letters to kyle@tbrnewsmedia.com or mail them to The Port Times Record, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733.

The following is an open letter to the wonderful Congregation at Christ Church United Methodist in Port Jefferson Station. The Volunteers of Welcome Friends, formerly known as Welcome INN, would like to thank you publicly for the privilege of partnering with Christ Church United Methodist to provide hot nutritious dinners for our needy neighbors. This soup kitchen was founded more than 20 years ago by members of your church and has continuously provided homemade balanced meals weekly. The need is far greater than many people might imagine — these are the “hidden poor” — actually we serve fewer than 7 percent of truly “homeless” guests. Most of these folks are neighbors who are minimally employed, elderly,

unemployed or physically challenged as well as families with young children and senior citizens. When folks are financially challenged, it becomes difficult to budget everyday household expenses including rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, insurances, clothing, as well as fresh wholesome foods. At your church, volunteers serve approximately 3,120 meals per year. Over the past 15 years — that means at least 46,800 meals! Welcome Friends is proud of the long, outstanding tradition that we share with your church — caring for the most vulnerable in our community. This service is truly in line with the most basic Christian tenet to “feed the hungry.” The love of “neighbor” as the Good Samaritan parable teaches is finest

when done without regard for benefit to oneself. Surely the church support of this mission is unquestionably the most tangible example of perfect love. With the long cold winter months approaching, we are reminded that the guests often lack many basics that most of us take for granted — especially warm homes and hot meals. Guests are onsite for only 60 minutes each week but their gratitude lasts much longer! It is humbling to be part of such a dynamic and dedicated team and very reassuring that the commitment of local faith-based institutions, including Christ Church United Methodist, is solid in supporting our soup kitchens! Volunteers of Welcome Friends Port Jefferson Station

Misconceptions about Medicare There are many areas in which I take issue with the letter of Carol Florio and Lisa Pius (The Port Times Record, Sept. 5, “No such thing as a free lunch), but I will focus on just two. They inveigh against government health care programs, but I

and everyone I know who has Medicare think it is the best insurance we’ve ever had. Previously, my private insurance tried not to pay claims in every which way. In addition, there is no conflict between taking care of homeless people and

treating asylum seekers legally and other immigrants humanely. I am unaware that our president has done anything about either except create the crisis at our borders. Adam D. Fisher Port Jefferson Station

In support of later school start times for teens We are writing to strongly support the Aug. 29 TBR editorial on school start times (“Let teenagers sleep”) and the recent grassroots efforts to do something about them discussed in the article in the same issue. The irrationality of forcing teens to wake as early as 5:45 a.m. and expecting them to be mentally sharp at 7:05 a.m. (Ward Melville’s start time) is by now clear. Early start times run counter to the biology of the teen sleep-wake cycle. In sleep lab studies, the awake state of a typical sleepstarved teen more closely resembles that of a patient with narcolepsy than that of a healthy person. And even sleep-deprived, many teens are physiologically unable to fall asleep earlier. Across the country, there is an accelerating trend toward later high school start times. A bill currently before the California State

Senate would ban start times before 8:30 a.m. The trend itself has been studied. At the community level, delayed start times typically meet initial resistance and require a number of adjustments. But ultimately, they achieve their intended aim of healthier teens and offer countless success stories (www. startschoollater.net/success-stories.html). Stress and anxiety are on the rise among teens. Several years ago, in a school editorial titled “Sleep Deprivation: Part of the Ward Melville Culture?” then-student Kirti Nath poignantly asked, “In a utopian version of Ward Melville, where everyone gets enough sleep, would people be happier with themselves and with each other? Would students be able to cope with stress better?” Perhaps not all teens suffer when start times are early, but we suspect most readers know some who do. We urge administrators, teachers, parents and teens

in our district to ask themselves: If we know this is an important public health issue, why don’t we do something about it? The TBR editorial opens, intriguingly, “Parents across the North Shore are hoping their teenagers will soon get to sleep in — even during the school year.” Can change be coming? For years we remember seeing on the district website an official statement saying, in essence, “If you’re thinking of asking about later school start times, the matter is closed.” In light of the continuing scientific evidence of the health hazards posed by sleep deprivation, and the growing number of school districts that are switching to later start times, we think it’s high time to reconsider. Erika Newton, MD, MPH John Hover Talia Newton (Ward Melville senior) East Setauket

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here’s just far too much going on personally and professionally to contain it within a singularly focused column. Strap yourselves in, because here we go. For starters, how awesome is the start of the school year? Kids grumble, shuffle their feet, roll their eyes and sigh. But, come on. It’s a clean slate. It’s a chance to learn new material, make new D. None friends and start of the above anew with teachers who didn’t BY DANIEL DUNAIEF wonder what was wrong with you

when your eyes were almost closed during the days before you got sick. It’s also a chance for parents to breathe a sigh of relief as the chaotic house, which was filled with friends coming and going throughout the summer, establishes a predictable routine. I spoke with a high school senior recently who was absolutely thrilled with the start of her final year of school. Not only does she want to get her grade point average up, which she was doing with a high average in her weakest subject, but she was also incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity to apply to her favorite college. Her energy and enthusiasm were infectious. Keep up: Here comes another topic. The other day, after I dropped my son off at school, I passed a father who put me and so many other parents to shame. He was pushing a fully loaded double stroller with two children who were between 2 and 4 years old. Anyone who has had to push a double

stroller with bigger children knows how heavy that bus on wheels can get. He also sported a younger child in a BabyBjörn carrier. That’s not where it ended. While he was pushing and carrying three children, he was walking an enormous dog. Given the size of the dog, I wondered if he was tempted to strap a saddle on the animal and put one of the kids on top of him. Yes, I know that wouldn’t actually work, but it would distribute all that child weight more evenly and would give “man’s best friend” a job to do, other than getting rid of waste products on other people’s lawns. Speaking of dogs, yes, my family now has a dog. He’s wonderful, soft and fluffy and is also an enormous pain in the buttocks. He has two modes of walking: He either pulls me really hard — he weighs more than 80 pounds — or he completely stops, pushing his snout into grass that he tries to eat and which upsets his stomach. Look, doggie dog, I know I can’t eat

dairy because of the enormous negative consequences. Does it occur to you that eating grass, dirt, plastic foam cups and pencils is bad for your digestion? Of course not because the only cause and effect you care about relates to what goes in your mouth. So, last weekend we went to a baseball tournament for our son. The day after the tournament, the coach sent a pointed note to the parents, reminding us to contact him if we had a problem or question, rather than going straight to management. In case you were wondering, I don’t miss coaching. Then there’s National Security Advisor John Bolton. So, he gets fired for being a hawk? Who knew he was a hawk? Oh, wait, just about the whole world. So, that begs the question: If his hawkish views weren’t welcome or wanted, why was he hired in the first place? One more question: When did the weather or hurricane warnings become political?

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evening. It’s Dutch treat at $50 a ticket, and the proceeds will go to a summer fellowship for a journalism student. In this way, you can help a young person take a paid step toward his or her ultimate career even as you help yourself to a scrumptious dinner and a literary treat that encourages local authors. And you will be helping us, the hometown news source, staff up a bit at a time when our regular team members tend to take vacations. Here are some of the details. The food will be supplied by these generous eateries: The Fifth Season, Old Fields, Pentimento, Elegant Eating, Sweet Mama’s, Zorba the Greek, Fratelli’s Bagel Express, Prohibition Port Jefferson, Toast Coffeehouse, Villa Sorrento, Lauren’s Culinary Creations, Sunrise of East Setauket Senior Living, Southward Ho Country Club, Sunflower Catering & Event Planning. Fishers Island Lemonade and Luneau USA will supply drinks. Desserts will be sweetly taken care of by, among others, Kilwins and Leanne’s Specialty Cakes. I’m salivating just typing the list. Start fasting. Come hungry. Local authors include Jeannie Moon, Marcia

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Grace, Jeannine Henvey, Susan Van Scoy, Angela Reich, Ty Gamble, Dina Santorelli, Elizabeth Correll, Suzanne Johnson, Joanne S. Grasso, Rabbi Stephen Karol, Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, Michael Mihaley, Carl Safina, Mark Torres, Michael Hoffner and Linda Springer. People will be able to meet and greet with the authors and request book signings. Why would anyone want to write a book? How does one go about the process? Getting it published? Having it distributed? Would they recommend doing so to would-be authors? This is an awesome assortment of local talent to have in one room at one time. A few remarks will be shared by Laura Lindenfeld, the interim dean of SBU School of Journalism and executive director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Gentle background music will be handled by the talented Three Village Chamber Players. And there will be the usual basket raffles. A special and huge thank you to Laura Mastriano of L.A. Productions Events. Now we need you! To purchase tickets, please visit our website tbrnewsmedia.com or our TBR News Media Facebook page to pay with PayPal.

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We also need sponsors who would like to support and be associated with this “high tone” event — as one of the vendors put it last year — to please contact us. Sponsorships may be had starting at $125 and will feature your name and logo in our newspapers, social media and our website, including a major “thank you” ad after the event. First one just in is Andy Polan, talented optician and owner at Stony Brook Vision World. And a big thank you to Camelot Party Rentals for their in kind donation. We would welcome your call at the newspaper office at 631-751-7744 or email events@tbrnewsmedia.com. So come share in a delightful and satisfying event with lots of good food, good drink and good conversation. We hope you will follow up with visits to the participating eateries and caterers who have given of their time and specialties, and that you will enjoy reading your new books. We think when you leave the beautiful Bates House, you will be proud that you live in the area. And it certainly beats cooking dinner on a Tuesday night.

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