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Vol. 30, No. 42

September 14, 2017

What’s inside Community weighs in on PJSD bond proposal A3 Port Jeff Village restaurants, bars banding together A4

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Fire department remembers local victims of Sept. 11 A5 Valet parking program wraps up, changes coming for ‘18 A7

HARVEST TIMES Village, Mather Hospital race in annual regatta to benefit Lustgarten Foundation — story & photos A13

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Village Port Jeff school district seeking $30M bond for districtwide upgrades, repairs By Alex Petroski alex@tbrnewspapers.com The Port Jefferson School District has its sights set on a massive face-lift that would impact all of its buildings, but it will come at a substantial cost. District administration presented a $30 million capital bond proposal to the board of education and the public during a board meeting Sept. 12 which would feature a threestory addition to a wing of the high school, additional classrooms at the high school and elementary school, a turf football field at the high school, lights for the elementary school field, and many more improvements. The district’s total budget for the 2017-18 school year is about $43 million total. The district will need community approval on a referendum currently slated for a vote Dec. 5 to be able to proceed with obtaining the bond and ultimately beginning construction. If approved the construction would tentatively begin in 2019 and payments would be made annually beginning at about $1.5 million and concluding with a final $2.5 million installment in the 2033-34 fiscal year. The project would result in a homeowner who pays $4,000 annually in school taxes being asked to contribute an additional $200 per year. The district plans to post a “school tax calculator” tool on its website in the coming weeks to allow residents to check how much their tax bill would increase with the

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Port Jefferson high school could look very different in the coming years if a $30M bond proposal is approved by the community. additional $30 million burden, on an individual basis. The ask comes at a time of financial uncertainty for the district, which along with several other municipalities on Long Island could potentially lose a substantial amount of property tax revenue pending the outcome of a lawsuit against the Long Island Power Authority. “Regardless of what happens with LIPA, we to need to take care of the schools,” District Superintendent Paul Casciano said during the meeting. “The best investment you can

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village Restaurants and other food service establishments in PJ Village form association By Alex Petroski alex@tbrnewspapers.com Restaurants in Port Jefferson Village will now be functioning under a new, joint mantra: strength in numbers. An organization called PRO Port Jefferson Association has been formally assembled with the stated mission to “promote and protect the economic interests of the Port Jefferson food and beverage service industry.” The organization will function as a subcommittee of The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, which to this point had few restaurants on board as dues-paying members and lacked a partnership with many lower Port businesses that fall under the food service category. The arrangement could mean more joint community events, better prices as a result of consolidation of buying power and an overall better dining experience for patrons. John Urbinati, the owner of The Fifth Season restaurant on East Broadway and a director of the newly formed restaurant association, said restaurant owners in the village have long discussed creating an entity to serve their interests and present a united front in the community. He likened the new arrangement to a union, where people with common goals can create an open line of communication to improve sales for restaurant owners, who Urbinati said have a unique set of challenges to deal with in building a successful business. “Every group of businesses has their own issues,” he said during a phone interview. “In

the infancy stages of this group that’s been forming, it really came out of frustration. One of the great things for the progression and evolution of this group — it started out with a lot of frustrated business owners and it’s molding into more of a productive group.” As part of the arrangement, members of PRO Port Jefferson Association will be required to join the chamber of commerce and will have to pay the $250 in annual dues, according to chamber director of operations Barbara Ransome, but will not be charged an additional fee as a member of the association. The group intends to hold restaurant crawls or other similar events in an effort to raise funds, which they will then use to advertise for members, make charitable contributions and reinvest in the community, according to Urbinati. “The chamber is here to support them independently,” Ransome said in a phone interview. “I’m OK with this arrangement, in fact, I’m grateful for it. I’m happy that they are showing initiative and energizing amongst themselves.” Ransome added she was glad the restaurant owners were not divorcing themselves completely from the chamber. With the formation of the association, long-standing businesses like Roger’s Frigate and The Steam Room are joining the chamber for the first time in their history. Ransome said the association has funneled a few restaurants toward the chamber, which weren’t members previously, though she expects more when it comes time for businesses to renew their

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restaurants in Port Jeff Village are banding together to form a subcommittee of the chamber of commerce in an effort advance common goals. membership in November for 2018. She said the chamber would make restaurant owners aware of their new option at that time. The agreement also requires any promotion done by the restaurant association to include the chamber of commerce logo, Ransome said. The association is also working on having its own, freestanding website. Steve Sands, the owner of Pasta Pasta and another one of the new association’s directors, said he previously believed the chamber wasn’t doing enough to benefit Port Jeff restaurants, but through the process of forming PRO Port Jeff, he has had a change of heart. He said the idea came from a similar setup in Patchogue Village, which Sands said he wants

Port Jeff to emulate. “Over the last couple of years business in Port Jeff has definitely been down, at least I know mine has been,” Sands said. He said he thinks parking is a major deterrent for business and, with the restaurants banding together and interacting, it will be easier to tackle those types of issues as a group going forward. Urbinati said his goal and the goal of all restaurant owners in the village is to create a welcoming environment to attract more paying customers. “It really gives us an opportunity to be a larger voice for the restaurant and service community,” he said.

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VILLAGE

PJFD remembers 9/11/2001

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Councilwoman Valerie Cartright, FDNY firefighter Dan Dooley, Margarite Bonomo, the widow of Frank Bonomo who died Sept. 11, 2001, and FDNY firefighter Danny Conley at Memorial Park in Port Jeff Monday, Sept. 11.

Cartright honors firefighter from Brookhaven killed on 9/11 Photos by Alex Petroski

The Port Jefferson Fire Department held its annual 9/11 ceremony on the grounds of the department. The department’s flag was raised to half-staff, a bell was rung to remember each of the Brookhaven Town residents who died that day and the Port Jefferson Middle School Orchestra accompanied the event with performances. Inset photo above, a prayer that is part of a monument on the PJFD grounds.

Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station) visited a monument at Memorial Park in Port Jefferson Sept. 11, which was established in the memory of town residents, both service members and civilians, who lost their life Sept. 11,

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LEGALS NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURTCOUNTY OF SUFFOLK WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, AGAINST HUGO L. CHACCHAL, DORIS Y. JIMENEZ A/K/A DORIS Y. JIMINEZ, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered June 13, 2016 I the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on September 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM premises known as 20 JANET STREET, PORT JEFFERSON STATION, NY 11776 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 280.00, Block 5.00 and Lot 44.008 Approximate amount of judgment $536,488.37 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #22634/11 CHRISTOPHER C. BROCATO, ESQ., Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP - Attorneys for Plaintiff – 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747 559 8/24 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK: PI-NC, LLC, Plaintiff – againstRobert C. Hoffman; State of New York on behalf of University Hospital IP SUNY at Stony Brook; Family Practice Plan of Long Island Jewish; Palisades Collection LLC; New York Commissioner of Taxation & Finance; John T. Mather Memorial Hospital; Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC a/k/a Daimler Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC; Velocity Investments LLC; United States Department of Treasury-Internal Revenue Service; Atlantic Medical PLLC; Joe Hoffman; Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated January 24, 2017 and duly entered in the office of the Suffolk County Clerk on February 15, 2017, JoanM. Genchi, Esq., the CourtAppointed Referee, will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on September 28, 2017, at 10:00

A.M., the premises commonly known as 5 Willow Rd., Rocky Point, NY 11778: ALL that certain plot, piece, tract or parcel(s) 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, Tax parcel ID No: Dist. 0200; Sec. 054.00; Block 06.00; Lot 055.002 which parcel is more particularly described in the entered judgment. Approximate amount of lien $209,037.34, plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the filed judgment. Index No. 3906/2012. Joan M. Genchi, Esq., Referee. Lawrence & Walsh, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 215 Hilton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550. 568 8/31 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR CARLSBAD FUNDING MORTGAGE TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. VICTORIA G. NERETICH A/K/A VICTORIA G. ADAMS, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on July 11, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on September 29, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., premises known as 7 Pennaquid Road, Coram, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being at Coram, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, District 0200, Section 338.00, Block 05.00 and Lot 006.000. Approximate amount of judgment is $198,513.43 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 20917/13. Annette Referee

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Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Ste. 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff 572 8/31 4x ptr SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL FUNDING MORTGAGE SECURITIES I, INC., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-S9,

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V. ROBERT A. BARTLETT, et al. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 22, 2017, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RESIDENTIAL FUNDING MORTGAGE SECURITIES I, INC., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-S9 is the Plaintiff and ROBERT A. BARTLETT, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the BROOKHAVEN TOWN HALL, 1 INDEPENDENCE HILL, FARMINGVILLE, NY 11738, on October 3, 2017 at 10:00AM, premises known as 5 HORSTEAD COURT, YAPHANK, NY 11980: Section 781.00 Block 01.00 Lot 003.007 District 0200: 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 will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 604266/2015. CHARLES F. KENNY - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff 590 8/31 4x ptr SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-5,

Incidents and arrests Sept. 6–10 Drug quad

A 25-year-old man from Coram was driving a 2016 Yamaha all-terrain vehicle on Apex Drive in Coram at about 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9, exceeding the 50 mph speed limit and swerving around cars in traffic, according to police. The driver was instructed to pull over and failed to do so, police said. He eventually stopped near the intersection of Pine Street and Oakwood Avenue in Port Jefferson Station, where police discovered he had more than an eighth of an ounce of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, police said. When police tried to handcuff him, he flailed his arms attempting to break free and ignored verbal commands from police officers. He was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug, thirddegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree fleeing a police officer in a vehicle and resisting arrest.

Try ringing the bell

At about 8 p.m. Sept. 9, a 33-year-old undomiciled man used a concrete cinder block to damage a steel door to a residence on Barbara Avenue in Port Jefferson Station, breaking the locking mechanism, according to police. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief.

Reckless crash

On Sept. 9 at about 7 p.m., a 62-year-old man from Port Jefferson drove a 2006 Chrysler into a group of people in the parking lot of Jefferson Shopping Plaza in Port Jefferson Station, attempting to hit them, according to police. He collided with a parked Nissan and fled the scene without exchanging contact information with the owner of the vehicle, police said. He was arrested in Port Jefferson and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Plowing through

A snowplow was stolen from a 2016 Chevrolet parked outside of North Shore Certified used car dealership on Route 112 in Terryville at about 8 p.m. Sept. 9, according to police.

Two by two

V. ROY MADR, et al. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 28, 2016, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2007-5 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-5 is the Plaintiff and ROY MADR, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the BROOKHAVEN TOWN HALL, 1 INDEPENDENCE HILL, LEGALS con’t on pg 8

The windshield of a 2017 Toyota was smashed while it was parked outside Noah’s Arc Daycare Center on South Street in Port Jefferson at about 3 p.m. Sept. 9, according to police.

A walk in the park

At Cordwood Landing County Park on Landing Road in Miller Place at about 5 p.m. Sept. 8, someone broke the passenger side window of a Jeep Compass and stole a Michael Kors bag containing prescription medication, car keys and a hard drive, according to police.

Uninvited guests

At about 9 p.m. Sept. 9, someone entered the yard of a home on Admiral Street in Port Jefferson Station and damaged three window screens and a patio table, according to police.

Life’s a beach

A purse containing cash, medication, keys, a license and credit cards was stolen from a Lexus while it was parked at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai at about 6 p.m. Sept. 8, according to police.

Little burglary

At Little Joe’s III pizzeria on Route 25A in East Setauket, a window was broken and money was stolen during the overnight sometime between Sept. 7 and 8, according to police. An investigation by 6th Squad detectives is ongoing.

Grand theft video game

A 21-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, both from Farmingville, together possessed 15 stolen video games belonging to the Middle Country Public Library while they were outside the library at about 5 p.m. Sept. 8, according to police. They were both arrested and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Food drive

Someone stole assorted food items from Stop & Shop on Pond Path in South Setauket at about 5 p.m. Sept. 6, according to police.

Converter crime

Daniel Labbe, a 37-year-old man from Medford, allegedly stole catalytic converters off several cars in the 5th, 6th and 7th precincts, according to police. He was arrested and charged with 14 counts of petit larceny, two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and second-degree auto stripping. The man was caught by a 6th Precinct Suffolk County Police Department officer as he was in the process of removing a catalytic converter from a 2006 Ford box truck in a parking lot on Middle Country Road in Selden Sept. 7. After further investigation by detectives from the three precincts and the Property/Auto Crime Unit he was charged with the additional crimes.

Officer attacked

On Sept. 10 at about 1:30 a.m. on Main Street in Port Jefferson, a man confronted, threatened and cursed at a female victim he did not know. A friend of the victim alerted a Suffolk County Police 6th Precinct police officer who was nearby, according to police. The officer approached the man, Philip Lucia, 31, of Middle Island, who was intoxicated and became physical with the officer, police said. The officer attempted to deploy her Taser but it was ineffective. Then an altercation ensued and the man was able to acquire the officer’s Taser, police said. The officer called for assistance and an additional officer and sergeant responded, and Lucia was ordered to drop the Taser, which he refused to do, police said. He was tased by the responding sergeant and taken into custody. Lucia was charged with third-degree robbery, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest and third-degree menacing. — Compiled by Alex petroski


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Business owners want valet parking back for 2018 By Alex Petroski alex@tbrnewspapers.com

signage. There aren’t many options out there. I think this is one that could work, it’s just got to be looked at.” Village Mayor Margot Garant and deputy mayor and trustee, Larry LaPointe, could not be reached for comment regarding the village’s involvement with the project going forward. The program was set up to be cost neutral for the village. Had revenue exceeded the initial investment, 25 percent of profits would have gone to the valet company and the remaining 75 percent would have been split between the school district and village.

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handicapped seniors.” Initially the village was not going to be involved in the operation of the program, but because the staging area is a village lot its approval was required. Restaurant owners and director of operations of The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Barbara Ransome said the program would likely benefit with more village input. “I would like to see it continue, I think there’s a lot of work that needs to be done,” she said. “They have to have better [public relations], better advertising and for God’s sake more

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FARMINGVILLE, NY 11738, on October 4, 2017 at 11:30AM, premises known as 198 KING RD, ROCKY POINT, NY 11778: Section 078.00 Block 04.00 Lot 006.00 District 0200: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWNSHIP OF BROOKHAVEN, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 16513/2008. Dennis D. O’ Doherty - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff 591 8/31 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, Against 26985/2009

Index No.:

RAYMOND A. GALLAGHER; ROSEMARIE P. GALLAGHER, ET AL., Defendant(s)., Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office on 3/16/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on 9/29/2017 at 11:00 am, the premises known as 35 Amagansett Drive, Sound Beach, NY 11789, 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 Sound Beach, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, and The State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Suffolk County Treasurer as District 0200, Section 014.00, Block 05.00, and Lot 011.000. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $263,746.62 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 26985/2009. 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.

Annette Eaderesto, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 8/3/17 MAK 592 8/31 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE 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 October 19, 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. #92757 567 9/14 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK BOARD OF MANAGERS OF ARTIST LAKE CONDOMINIUM, Plaintiff, against CARLEN A. SCOTT; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; and “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE”, Defendants. Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered herein and dated July 17, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction on the front steps of the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York, on October 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. premises being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, known and designated as Home #171, a/k/a Unit 36, together with a .2953% undivided interest in the common elements of the condominium hereinafter described as the same is defined in the Declaration of Condominium hereinafter referred to. The real property above described is a Home shown on the plans of a condominium prepared and certified by Nelson & Pope and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk on January 31, 1974 as File No. 30 as defined in the Declaration of Condominium entitled, “Artist Lake Condominium” made by Hall Huntley Corp., under Article 9-B of the New York Real Property Law, dated January 31, 1974 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk on January

31, 1974 in Liber 7581 of conveyances at Page 56, covering the property therein described. Said premises being known as Unit No. 36, 36 Artist Lake Drive, Middle Island, New York, (District 0200, Section 403.00, Block 03.00, Lot 037.000). Said premises will be sold subject to zoning restrictions, covenants, easements, conditions, reservations and agreements, if any; subject to any state of facts as may appear from an accurate survey; subject to facts as to possession and occupancy and subject to whatever physical condition of the premises may be; subject to any violations of the zoning and other municipal ordinances and regulations, if any, and if the United States of America should file a tax lien, or other lien, subject to the equity of redemption of the United States of America; subject to the rights of any lienors of record whose liens have not been foreclosed herein, if any; subject to the rights of holders of security in fixtures as defined by the Uniform Commercial Code; subject to taxes, assessments and water rates which are liens on the premises at the time of sale, with accrued interest or penalties thereon and a first mortgage held by BNY Mortgage Company, mortgagee, given to CARLEN A. SCOTT, mortgagor, in the original amount of $97,800.00 dated December 18, 2002 and recorded January 23, 2003 in Liber 20290 at page 486. Said mortgage having been assigned to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. by Assignment dated 8/13/2009 and recorded 10/26/2009 in Liber 21875 at page 449. Said mortgage having been further assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. by Assignment dated 12/23/2009 and recorded 2/22/2010 in Liber 21918 at page 929. Index No. 608436-2015 Dated: August 30, 2017 James McElhone, Esq., Referee Cohen, Warren, Meyer & Gitter, P.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff, 80 Maple Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787. 612 090717 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff -againstCarmine Danielo a/k/a Carmine S. Danielo, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly dated November 30, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction to the highest bidder at

BROOKHAVEN TOWN HALL, 1 INDEPENDENCE HALL, BROOKHAVEN, NEW YORK 11738 on October 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM premises known as 30 Beverly Rd, Lake Grove, NY 117553202. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Lake Grove, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York. District: 0208 Section: 026.00 Block: 02.00 Lot: 019.000 Approximate amount of lien $274,411.47 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment Index # 07965/2013 Rose F. Lowe, Esq., REFEREE STEIN, WIENER AND ROTH, L.L.P., ATTORNEYS FOR THE PLAINTIFF ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD, SUITE 113 CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 DATED: August 30, 2017 FILE #: WELLS 69421 614 090717 4x ptr

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Alan Bradley; Evelyn Bradley, Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated August 18, 2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York, 11738 on October 6, 2017 at 9:15AM, premises known as 21 West Yaphank Road, Yaphank, NY 11980. 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 and State of NY, District 0200 Section 526.00 Block 01.00 Lot 017.002. Approximate amount of judgment $350,706.09 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 950/14. Cory H. Referee

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Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: July 21, 2017 616 090717 4x ptr

SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF SUFFOLK FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, V. JOHN J. CHADWICK, et al. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 22, 2017, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, is the Plaintiff and JOHN J. CHADWICK, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the BROOKHAVEN TOWN HALL, 1 INDEPENDENCE HALL, FARMINGVILLE, NY 11738, on October 10, 2017 at 10:00AM, premises known as 197 HAMPTON AVENUE, MASTIC, NY 11950: District 0200 Section 854.00 Block 02.00 Lot 036.000: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWNSHIP OF BROOKHAVEN, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK AND STATE OF NEW YORK, Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 069865/2014. MICHAEL F. MULLEN - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff 617 090717 4x pt NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff AGAINST Scott Cacopardo, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated August 01, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, on October 19, 2017 at 9:00AM, premises known as 78 VALLEY DRIVE, SOUND BEACH, NY 11789. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements

erected, situate, lying and being in the Township of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, DISTRICT 0200, SECTION 030.00, BLOCK 06.00, LOT 036.002 & 036.003. Approximate amount of judgment $364,159.00 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 603792/2016. Louis C. England, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 625 9/14 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY CHRISTIANA TRUST, A DIVISION OF WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE FOR KNOXVILLE 2012 TRUST; Plaintiff(s) vs. CIRO MARINO; DIANE M. MARINO; 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 August 22, 2016, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738. On October 17, 2017 at 9:30 am. Premises known as 28 MARGIN DR W, SHIRLEY, NY 11967 District: 0200 Section: 978.70 Block: 03.00 Lot: 001.023 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 Lot Number 74 on a certain map entitled, “Map of Woodland Estates at Smith`s Point” and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk on May 1, 1986 as Map Number 8105. 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 $603,803.01 plus interest and costs. INDEX NO. 068542/2014 Keith O`Halloran, Esq., Referee 629 9/14 4x ptr

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Community news obituaries Brookhaven Town

Vincent Paul Conroy Jr.

Photo from Brookhaven Town

Remembering 9/11

On Sept. 11, Supervisor Ed Romaine (R) and the Town of Brookhaven Board led a memorial service to honor all the people who perished 16 years ago as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and at Shanksville,

Pennsylvania. The ceremony, which was held at the 9/11 Memorial Garden at Town Hall, also included the traditional ringing of the fire bell five times in memory of all the first responders who heroically gave their own lives in the line of duty.

Port Jefferson Fire Department

Vincent Paul Conroy Jr., died quietly in his sleep Aug. 22 in a cabin on the St. Marks River in Woodville, Florida. Having been there several years, he had developed a love for the quiet, beautiful area and grew to think of its wildlife as good company, taking delight in observing the manatees, snakes, alligators, deer and bald eagles. Above all he loved his family, which includes his sons Cecil Vincent, Evan Edward and Collin Ross, who like his father, was a member of the U.S. Marines from 2002 to 2006; Collin’s wife Caitlin and their son and Vincent’s first grandchild Theodore Ronald; Vicky Howard, his former wife and his sons’ mother; her extended family; and his siblings Helen Conroy Del Guercio and her husband Nicholas; Harry Ray Conroy; Frances Conroy and her husband Jan Munroe. He was the son of Vincent Paul Conroy Sr., U.S. Naval Academy ’23, and Ossie Ray Conroy. He will be remembered for his intellect, enthusiasm, tenaciousness, his big smile, his ability to talk forever and his wonderful bushy eyebrows. Vincent graduated from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, Class of 1967. After his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971, he served his country first as an officer in the USMC until 1983 and then in his career in the defense industry until his retirement. A memorial service to celebrate and honor the life of Vincent Paul Conroy Jr. was held Saturday, Sept. 9, at Grayson United Methodist Church in Grayson, Georgia. Visitation was from noon to 1 p.m. and a luncheon followed the service at the church. Donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation or Children’s Defense Fund in his memory.

Marion G. Paddock

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Hurricane help on the way

Two members of the Port Jefferson Fire Department have been deployed for Hurricane Irma disaster relief. Lt. Soeren Lygum, left, who is also a detective with the New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit and a logistics coordinator with Urban Search and Rescue New York Task Force 1, is currently in Puerto Rico. Lygum was first deployed at the end of August to Texas to aide in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey where NY TF1 helped in the search and rescue efforts. On his way

home to New York he was rerouted to Georgia and then finally Puerto Rico to assist following Hurricane Irma. Firefighter Dylan Liebenow, right, has been deployed to Florida where he will work as an emergency medical technician assisting with Irma relief. “PJFD is extremely proud of our members who represent the dedication and professionalism of the organization,” the department said on its official Facebook page. “Please keep them in your prayers as they travel a great distance from home to help others.”

Marion G. Paddock, died peacefully at home Aug. 24. Marion was devoted to her family and enjoyed working in her garden in Stony Brook. Her friends and family remember her as a good woman, with a lovely laugh, an easy smile and an interest in the people and world around her. She was a volunteer with the clothing closet at St. James R.C. Church, a poll worker for the Suffolk County Board of Elections, a member of the Over Fifty Club at the St. James R.C. Church and a member and past officer of both the Three Village Garden Club and Three Village Senior Citizens Club. During her life, she was fortunate to

share love and time with three fine men: her first husband Lawrence E. Shea, her second husband John J. Paddock and her dear friend Art Solberg. She is survived by her daughter Maureen G. Bybee, her son-in-law Donald M. Bybee, grandson Donald J. Bybee, granddaughter-in-law Melanie Wills Bybee, as well as her sister Elaine Krieger, brother-in-law John Krieger, niece Linda Snider and nephew Jack Krieger, all of New Jersey. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home in East Setauket. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Three Village Garden Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2083, Setauket, NY 11733. Please visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book.

Joan A. Mott

Joan A. Mott, 81, of Port Jefferson Station, died Aug. 14. She was born July 19, 1936, in Brooklyn. She was the daughter of Loretta and William Shuttner. Joan was a homemaker and a member of the Brookhaven Seniors and the Red Hats. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Doreen, her sons Kevin and William and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband William. Services were held at Infant Jesus R.C. Church, Aug. 20. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of Setauket. Please visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book. Contributions made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. at www. nbcf.org or dementia society of America at www.DementiaSociety.org in her memory would be appreciated.

Joan M. Mazurczak

Joan M. Mazurczak, 77, of Stony Brook, died July 20. She was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Brooklyn. She was the daughter of John and Mary Sefchik. Joan was a retired clerical worker from the New York Telephone Company. She enjoyed knitting, reading, painting birdhouses and her specialty was cooking Polish meals. Left to cherish her memory are her husband Rudy, other family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at St. James R.C. Church. Interment followed at Calverton National Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of Setauket. Please visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book. Contributions made to the St. James Food Pantry in her memory would be appreciated.


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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg 8 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT SUFFOLK COUNTY Pennymac Loan Services, LLC, Plaintiff against John Suk a/k/a John K. Suk, 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 February 17, 2017 I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville NY 11738 on October 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Premises known as 6 Oakwood Court , Lake Grove, NY 11755. District 0208 Sec 013.00 Block 04.00 Lot 008.004. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, State of New York. Approximate Amount of Judgment is $714,868.23 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index No 19391/13. Susan Saltz, Esq., Referee PNMN011 631 9/14 4x ptr NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-2, Plaintiff, Against No.: 608866/2015

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HENRY FREY A/K/A HENRY E. FREY, ET AL., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office on 7/18/2017, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on 10/19/2017 at 1:00 pm, premises known as 9 Community Road, Coram, NY 11727, 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

the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York and designated on the tax maps of the Suffolk County Treasurer as District 0200, Section 399.00, Block 04.00, and Lot 006.001. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $377,539.60 plus interest and costs. The Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 608866/2015. Daniel A. Russo, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, P.C., 145 Huguenot Street, Suite 210, New Rochelle, NY 10801 Dated: 8/8/2017 File Number: 14-302151 BGM 633 9/14 4x ptr NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE IV, SEC. 85-29 OF THE BUILDING ZONE ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS WILL HOLD A WORKSESSION ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 (BZA CONFERENCE ROOM – 1ST FLOOR) AT 3:00 P.M. AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (2ND FLOOR AUDITORIUM) COMMENCING AT 2:00 P.M. AT ONE INDEPENDENCE HILL, FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: PORT TIMES RECORD THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL COMMENCE AT 4 P.M. 35. Rachel Ryan, 10 Jacqueline Ct., Port Jefferson Sta., NY. Location: North side Jacqueline Ct., 583’+/- North of Estates Dr., Port Jefferson Station. Applicant requests front yard setback variance for proposed roof over porch exceeding 4’ x 8’ permitted (10’ x 24’); also, rear yard and total side yard variances for proposed attached garage addition with enclosed breezeway. (0200 25800 0200 018000) CASES WILL BE HEARD AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD. PAUL M. DE CHANCE CHAIRMAN 638 9/14 1x ptr NOTICE OF FILING OF TREASURER’S REPORT Pursuant to Section 4-408 of Village Law, the Treasurer’s Report of the Village of Belle Terre for the Fiscal

year June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 is on file at the Village Office, 1 Cliff Road, Belle Terre, New York, where it is available for inspection by any interested person on Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Hon. Robert Sandak, Mayor Sheila Knapp, Deputy Mayor Michael Sampogna, Trustee Jacquelyn Gernaey, Trustee Richard V. Musto, MD, Trustee Joanne Raso Village Clerk Treasurer Dated: September 14, 2017 639 9/14 1x ptr SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2012-2T, Plaintiff, -againstSUFFOLK COUNTY PUBLIC ADMINSTRATOR, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW, NEXT-OF-KIN, DISTRIBUTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST, AND GENERALLY ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING, UNDER, BY OR THROUGH THE DECEDENT NICHOLAS ZUPO, BY PURCHASE, INHERITANCE, LIEN OR OTHERWISE, ANY RIGHT TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; VINCENT ZUPO; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A/B/O INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ; “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #10” inclusive the names of the ten last name Defendants being fictitious, real names unknown to the Plaintiff, the parties intended being persons or corporations having an interest in, or tenants or persons in possession of, portions of the mortgaged premises described in the Complaint, Defendants. Re-Filed: 7/19/2017 Filed: 7/24/2013 Index No. 061995/2013 Plaintiff designates SUFFOLK County as place of trial Venue is based upon County in which premises are being situate SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ACTION TO FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE

TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: 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 Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance upon the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the date of service or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. If you fail to so appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint.

MAY HAVE.

DATED: Elmsford, New York July 19, 2017

Sources of Information and Assistance The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid office, there are government agencies and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the tollfree helpline maintained by the New York State Department of Financial Services at (800) 342-3736 or visit the Department’s website at http://www.dfs.ny.gov.

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 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2012-2T AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Rachel L. Johnston, Esq. Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 565 Taxter Road Suite 590 Elmsford, NY 10523 Phone: (914) 345-3020 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE RMAC TRUST, SERIES 2012-2T IS FORECLOSING AGAINST THE OWNER OF THIS PREMISES. IF YOU LIVE HERE, THIS LAWSUIT MAY RESULT IN YOUR EVICTION. YOU MAY WISH TO CONTACT A LAWYER TO DISCUSS ANY RIGHTS AND POSSIBLE DEFENSES YOU

Help for Homeowners in Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Summons and Complaint You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the summons and complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the summons and complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself.

Rights and Obligations YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME AT THIS TIME. You have the right to stay in your home during the foreclosure process. You are not required to leave your home unless and until your property is sold at auction pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale. Regardless of whether you choose to remain in your home, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROPERTY and pay property taxes in accordance with state and local law. Foreclosure Rescue Scams Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT

THE OBJECT of the aboveentitled action is to foreclosure of a mortgage bearing date January 19, 2007, given by Nicholas Zupo and Vincent Zupo to MERS as nominee for GE Money Bank, a Federal Savings Bank to secure the sum of $513,000.00 and recorded in Liber 21479 at Page 100 in the office of the County Clerk/City Register of Suffolk County on February 20, 2007 and which mortgage was modified by agreement made between Vincent Zupo and MERS as nominee for GE Money Bank, a Federal Savings Bank, dated November 24, 2010 and recorded in Liber 22109 at Page 231 in the office of the County Clerk/City Register of Suffolk County on August 24, 2011 and which mortgage was assigned to the Plaintiff herein as later evidenced by written instrument dated June 28, 2013 which is to be recorded with the County Clerk/City Register of Suffolk County covering the premises described as follows: 7 Roberta Lane, Commack, New York The relief sought in the within action is final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the mortgage described above. The Plaintiff makes no personal claim against any Defendants in this action except Vincent Zupo. The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Honorable John H. Rouse, Acting J.S.C dated July 10, 2017 and filed on July 18, 2017. 553 8/24 4x ptr

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Running in the Tunnel to Towers race was an unforgettable American experience By Rich AcRitelli

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Rich Acritelli, Mike conlon, Brooke Bonomi and Andy levine in New york city after participating in the 2016 tunnel to towers run.

Sixteen years ago, on a beautiful day, as Americans were putting their children on buses and going about their daily responsibilities, the United States was attacked. Through the use of civilian aircraft, the terrorists that commandeered the planes flew them directly into the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. On United Airlines Flight 93, passengers fought back over the skies of Shanksville, Pennsylva-

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nia, and undoubtedly saved lives. While the nation was stunned by the assaults against democracy, at once the U.S. was unified to help citizens struggling, both physically and emotionally, to survive in the aftermath. Since the 2001 attacks on the American way of life, traditions and tributes can be seen in countless walks of life to embody the familiar tenet: never forget. The New York Yankees have always utilized the seventh-inning stretch to play “America the Beautiful,” to honor veterans and rescue workers. In the fall, professional football teams expand a gigantic flag with military veterans and Wounded Warriors, and citizens across the U.S. observe ceremonies at memorials erected with steel from Ground Zero. One of the most powerful displays of remembrance is the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk from Red Hook, Brooklyn toward the Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan. Last year, Rocky Point High School guidance counselor Michael Conlon, who is also a former police officer, suggested to me and to several other teachers that we should run in the race. “There are no words to describe the intense feeling of patriotism and honor as you exit the tunnel toward the banners of those who perished,” Conlon told us before the event. “You literally feel a charge of energy run through your body. It’s an experience everyone should endure.” The vibe during the run is unique, unlike any other competitive race. From the very start as runners enter the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, they see themselves in massive screens placed near the entrance and cheers for the runners from the bystanders can be heard. For me, it was a chance to run with veteran Rocky Point English teacher Andrew Levine. As we ran, we noticed the thousands of people with different athletic abilities running to show their national pride. In the tunnel, music was playing and the words from “Proud to be an American” could be heard for miles. Next to us were fully dressed rescue workers in their FDNY gear who were running in memory of their lost comrade, Stephen Siller, who ran through the tunnel with 60 pounds of gear 16 years ago. The firefighter was supposed to play golf on that day, but when he learned about the attacks on the city, he parked his car near the entrance of the tunnel and, while it was closed to traffic, he ran toward the World Trade Center Complex. During our run, uphill and out of the tunnel, we were treated to an impressive sight. West Point cadets and FDNY family members held flags and pictures, and handed out water. Behind them we could see the Freedom Tower, a new beacon of strength within the skyline of a proud city. As that was the finish line of the race, thousands of people were lined up on the street and along the waterfront of the Lower West Side to show their support for us, as we finished not too far from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Longtime social studies teacher Brooke Bonomi from Rocky Point was completely taken aback by the immense amount of pride demonstrated during the run. During his more than 30 years as a teacher, Bonomi always stressed the importance of national and local service inside and outside of his classroom. He ran next to Conlon wearing his Corona Tigers FDNY shirt to recognize the efforts of his own family members who served within the Queens fire house. Bonomi, who has organized Wounded Warrior basketball games and collected thousands of pounds of food and other items for soldiers over seas, has a father, brother and brother-in-law who all served in the FDNY. For the local educator, 9/11 is a day of reflection on the sacrifices his own family has made to help others in New York City. While tragic loss was suffered by the whole nation 16 years ago, the character of our people is the true lasting legacy, and events like Tunnel to Towers are proof. Rich Acritelli is a social studies teacher at Rocky Point High School and an adjunct professor of American history at Suffolk County Community College.


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Mather Hospital wins 8th running of Village Cup Regatta in Port Jeff by Alex Petroski alex@tbrnewspapers.com Port Jefferson Village and John T. Mather Memorial Hospital squared off on the open seas for the eighth time Sept. 9 for the Village Cup Regatta, an annual event that features a parade, sailboat race, a reception and even remarks from actor Ralph Macchio. Representatives from both groups man vessels and race in the Long Island Sound near Port Jef-

ferson Harbor for bragging rights and, more importantly, to raise money for cancer research. The Mather team won the 2017 incarnation of the race and proudly took the trophy back from Village Mayor Margot Garant, who had the cup since the village’s 2016 victory. In total, about $65,000 was raised for Mather’s Palliative Medicine Program and for the Lustgarten Foundation, which funds pancreatic cancer research. The event is hosted by the Port Jefferson Yacht Club.

Photo on left, top right and above on right from Mather Hospital; all other photos by Alex Petroski

Clockwise from left, a sailboat races during the 2017 Village Cup regatta sept. 9 in Port Jefferson; Mayor Margot Garant hands the trophy over to Mather vice president of community relations Nancy Uzo; boats sail past the pier in Harborfront Park for a pre-race parade; participants in the regatta wave to observers during the parade; Port Jefferson yacht Club’s Chuck Chiaramonte, actor and regatta Ambassador ralph Macchio and PJyC’s karl Janhsen during the reception following the race; representatives on the village team dressed in yellow wave during the parade; another village team sails during the parade; and Garant’s boat passes the pier during the parade.


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Warriors tennis edges Mount Sinai on the road By Bill landon It was the strength of Comsewogue’s singles play that was the difference in a Sept. 11 matchup against Mount Sinai girls

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tent. The first set was really tight, I was leading 2-1 on the second set but because of injury issues my [opponent] had to leave the court.” Classmate Kaitlyn Musmacher, who had to dig her way out of a hole, rebounded from her first-set loss to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. According to Comsewogue head coach Mike Taheny, Musmacher, a three-year varsity starter, is the best athlete and net player on the team. Katukota, he said, has the best strokes, is the most skilled and hardest hitter. The two are co-captains on a young team that fields no seniors. The Mustangs fell to Eastport-South Manor 5-2, but turned the corner in a 5-2 match against Rocky Point for their first league win of the season. “A lot of the girls did a fantastic job, even in some of the matches where we ended up losing they were close, so the girls are having a great start for the year,” Mount Sinai head coach Tom Duffy said of the last few matches. “We have young girls stepping in — we have a couple of freshman and an eighth-grader [Glorianna Gennaro] who played first doubles for us today, and the eighth-grader played fourth singles for us at Rocky Point, so we have a lot of flexibility.” Mount Sinai’s strength was in its first doubles play, where the Mustangs paired junior and three-year varsity starter Alexis Gergely with Gennaro, who won handily in two sets, 6-3 and 6-2. “I thought we played well at net,” Gergely said. “We won in our opening match against [Eastport-South Manor], but I’ve got to focus on getting better on my serves.” Taheny said Port Jefferson will give his team a run for its money, facing off against the Royals Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. “Rumor has it that Port Jeff has a very good singles lineup — I don’t know because

we didn’t play them last year,” the coach said. “But I think our team is very strong, and honestly, it’s going to be a tight league.” Ankita Katukota, Nikita’s twin sister, answered the call in third singles, defeating her challenger 6-3, 6-4, and Trisha Sandhala was right behind her, besting her foe 6-3, 6-2 for the sweep. “I went up to the net more, but not as much volleying,” Ankita Katukota said. “I was pleased with my serving and I had more winners down the line.” Mount Sinai senior Kaitlin Chen said she had to battle her way through her singles sets, but was upbeat despite the outcome. “Although I lost my match today, I played pretty well and I was pleased with my forehand,” the co-captain said. “I’ll work on getting better with my back hand. I lost against Eastport-South Manor in our first match, but I won against Rocky Point on Friday.” Taheny said his team’s challenge this year will be in doubles play, which boasts all new faces. “We lost six seniors to graduation — I lost my entire doubles squad — but this year they’re new and they’re fresh, and getting better every match,” he said, noting that on the flip side his one through four singles players are returners. Mount Sinai co-captain Alexandra Suslan said she too had a tough match in singles, but was also pleased by how close it was. “I lost today, but I played well in the first set,” the senior said. “I was satisfied with my serves and some of my angle shots, but I need to get better at hitting higher over the net.” With the win Comsewogue improves to 2-0 before hosting Middle Country Sept. 13. Mount Sinai drops to 1-1 in League VI play, but will look for redemption when the Mustangs take on undefeated Port Jefferson Sept. 13. Results were not available by press time.

Keeping score Port Jefferson 3, Greenport-Southold 1 Comsewogue 6, Lindenhurst 0 Port Jefferson’s girls volleyball team hosted Greenport-Southold Sept. 12 and won in four sets.

Hannah Dorney had two goals, one assist in Comsewogue field hockey’s 6-0 blanking of Lindenhurst Sept. 11.


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Actions speak louder than panels Problem solving on Long Island seems to have become synonymous with panel making. As the opioid addiction and overdose crisis in Suffolk County continues to compound, it seems the only solution local government can think of is to create a task force. Last week, the county Legislature approved an opiate and heroin advisory panel, made up of legislators, organization heads, members of law enforcement, doctors and educational leaders, who will put their heads together to come up with solutions. While this may sound like a worthwhile idea, we’ve seen it done before, and seen it done in an attempt to fix numerous issues, with varying levels of success. In 2010, in fact, the Legislature passed legislation for a similar, impermanent panel with 13 members, many of whom are on this new one. It disbanded five years ago, and made 48 recommendations, two of which came to fruition — “The Ugly Truth” videos shown in public schools and the creation of countywide public Narcan training sessions. While Suffolk has seen some of the benefits from these initiatives, these committees still fail to get to the root of the problem: improving prevention and rehabilitation. We know some members, new ones like Police Commissioner Tim Sini, might present some helpful proposals and real solutions. We hope the other members take notes and think about seriously making a push to come together to instill change. Too many times advisory panels and task forces lead to dead ends. And with so many groups out there fighting the same subject, it becomes that much more difficult to focus the attention toward real problem solving. Will this panel attack the issue of overprescribing and illegally prescribing pain medication, which more times than not, is what leads kids down the path of heroin addiction? Marijuana was long considered a “gateway drug” to other more dangerous substances, yet Oxycodone and Vicodin don’t seem to be regarded the same way, and until that is the case no amount of panels or task forces is going to stem this tide. This can also been seen as a symbolic election-year move. With all of the legislators on the panel up for re-election, you can see where we’re going with this. It also consists solely of Democrats. Despite the panel being based on merit and knowledge, it is not a bipartisan effort and it can be understood why it has put a bad taste in the mouths of others. While we of course, as much as anyone, especially after devoting a whole special issue to the crisis, would like to see an end to the death, the pain and the suffering of our fellow Long Islanders, we remain skeptical an advisory panel is the way to get the job done.

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I read U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin’s letter in the Aug. 17 issue of The Port Times Record, “This is a time to be an American,” hoping that he would do what President Trump did not, which is unequivocally denounce the violence of white supremacists, without creating a false equivalency on the left. Unfortunately, Zeldin worked off of the president’s talking points with his blame of the “violence on multiple groups and multiple sides.” The fact is that only one group showed up with Nazi flags and torches, chanting “Blood and soil.” Only one group chanted “Jews will not replace us,” and only one side ran a car over other human beings, killing a woman and injuring dozens of others. There were not multiple sides to the hate and bigotry we witnessed

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Charlottesville, he posted the following on his Facebook account: “Do you agree that since the election of President Trump too many of his political opponents have gone too far in their efforts to resist, oppose and obstruct him on everything and anything?” I believe that a statement as divisive as this contradicts everything that he pleaded for in this letter. It is irresponsible leadership and sows seeds of hate in a time when emotions are already running high. While I did not vote for Zeldin, I do have the expectation that he will represent the interests of all of his constituents in the 1st Congressional District. It is unfortunate that unity is a term that he seems incapable of in both word and deed.

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Ignoring left wing violence and ‘haters’ It wouldn’t have taken much research to confirm Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Charlottesville statement, “violence came from multiple groups and multiple sides.” For those wary of right wing blogs, there was the New York Times’ Sheryl Stolberg reporting, “I saw club-wielding ‘antifa’ beating white nationalists being led out of the park.” Police Chief Al Thomas officially stated, “The crowd size became increasingly violent with mutually engaged combatants.” With rival mobs coming well equipped for a fight, the resulting, tragic pandemonium should have surprised no one. One result of this deadly, heartbreaking incident, might be questions raised regarding one of the lesser known antagonists antifa. That would make sense, because while the vile history of Nazis, White Supremacists and KKK are known, except perhaps for the latter’s long sordid alliance with the Democrat Party, their current foe, antifa, is a mystery to most. Here we can use a letter writer’s quaint referencing of the “antifa decal” in [The Village Times Herald], Aug. 24 letter to the editor, “Zeldin’s letter reinforces Trump’s lie,” to shed some light

on the group’s probable origins. A visual comparison of a 1932 flag representing the militant wing of the German Communist Party, to banners currently being waved by antifa, proves instructive. They are remarkably, and likely deliberately similar. Which makes it reasonable to ask why another contributor in their letter “To Zeldin: Not enough to pay lip service,” [The Village Times Herald, Aug. 24] glorified an outfit behaving like a Communist paramilitary group, as the defender of “American values.” Given this, it’s interesting to contrast Mr. Zeldin’s characterization of the KKK and Nazism as harboring “hatred, bigotry, racism, intolerance and … a[n] inhumane past filled with horrible evil” to, when they’re faced with violence spawned from radical left wing precincts, the silence of his critics. Real-time video of masked extremist, antifa elements destroying property, committing assaults and battling police in Portland, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and Boston, doesn’t merit condemnation, so long as the felons are leftists. If those awful images weren’t proof enough, perhaps we need to be reminded that this past June,

Bernie Sanders supporter, James Hodgkinson, attempted to assassinate GOP members of Congress. This special “hater” of Republicans nearly succeeded in murdering House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, while wounding four others. Apparently hard-left inspired mayhem reached a tipping point on Aug. 27 at Berkeley. The evidence was so damning, even those who’ve shown virtually no conservative leanings felt compelled to denounce the brutality. The Washington Post headlined, “Blackclad antifa members attack peaceful, right- wing demonstrators in Berkeley.” Newsday stated, “[W] earing masks, and carrying shields and pepper spray … they attacked a small group of right-wing supporters of President Donald Trump.” Said Rep. Nancy Pelosi, “The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley … deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.” Those articles, along with House Minority Leader Pelosi’s powerful statement, acknowledge the growing threats posed by radicalized left-wing groups. Good for the truth tellers, but even better for the nation.

Jim Soviero East Setauket

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didn’t see a horrifying and preventable accident this morning. I didn’t see a little girl, let’s call her Erica, on her way to her first week of school. Erica, who, in our story, is 10 years old, wants to be a veterinarian, and has pictures of animals all over her room. She begged her parents so long for a kitten that they relented. They saw how well she took care of the kitten, putting drops in her eyes when she By Daniel Dunaief needed them, making sure she got the correct shots and even holding her kitten in the office when they had to draw blood to test for feline leukemia, which, fortunately, her kitten didn’t have.

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Two years after she got her kitten, Erica continued to ask for additional animals, adding a fish, a rabbit and a hamster to her collection. Each morning, Erica wakes up and checks on all the animals in her little zoo, well, that’s what her father calls it, to see how they’re doing. Her mother is convinced that the animals respond to her voice, moving closer to the edge of the cage or to the door when they hear her coming. When mother leaves to pick up Erica from school, the animals become restless. I didn’t see Erica walking with her best friend Jenna. Like Erica, Jenna has a dream. She wants to pitch for the United States in softball in the Olympics. Jenna is much taller than her best friend and has an incredible arm. Jenna hopes the Olympics decides to have softball when she’s old enough and strong enough to play. Jenna thinks bringing a gold medal to her father, who is in the

Marines and has traveled the world protecting other people, would be the greatest accomplishment she could ever achieve. I didn’t see a man, whom I’ll call Bob and who lives only four blocks from Erica and Jenna, put on his carefully pressed light-blue shirt with the matching tie that morning. I didn’t witness him kissing his wife Alicia, the way he does every morning before he rushes off to his important job. I didn’t see him climb into his sleek SUV and back quickly out of his driveway on the dead-end block he and Alicia chose more than a dozen years earlier. I didn’t see Bob get the first indication from his iPhone 7 that he had several messages. I didn’t witness Bob rolling his eyes at the first few messages. I didn’t see him drive quickly toward the crosswalk where Erica and Jenna were walking. The girls had slowed down in the crosswalk because Jenna pointed out a deer

she could see across the street in a backyard. Jenna knew Erica kept an animal diary and she was always on the lookout for anything her friend could include in her cherished book. I didn’t see Bob — his attention diverted by a phone he had to extend to see clearly — roll too quickly into the crosswalk, sending both girls flying. I didn’t see the ambulances racing to the scene, the parents with heavy hearts getting the unimaginable phone calls, and the doctors doing everything they could to fix Jenna’s battered right arm — her pitching arm. I didn’t see it because it didn’t happen. What I did see, however, was a man in an SUV, driving way too quickly through a crosswalk, staring at his phone instead of looking out for Erica, Jenna and everyone else’s children on his way to work. It’s an old message that we should repeat every year: “School is open, drive carefully.”

Calming the mind in a Japanese teahouse

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hen we went to a Japanese tea ceremony, known as chado, it was an immersion in Japanese culture. We had an enjoyable and instructive time at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University even if it was for only 30 minutes this past Sunday afternoon. By reservation, the center offers an authentic experience in a charming bamteahouse By Leah S. Dunaief boo on the first floor, hosted by a kimono-clad lady who holds such sessions for a maximum of four people at a time. We arrived early, signed in and waited until the session before ours

Between you and me

ended. The hostess then welcomed us with a bow, which we returned, and she explained that the design of two doors, a low one and a higher one, in the teahouse was deliberate. The guests, by bending to enter through the lower or “crawling in” door, were assured that all were of equal importance. None was to be considered more worthy. She then pointed out that because the sliding door was open slightly, it meant that the guests should enter. Had it been closed, we were to wait. We left our shoes outside the little house and sat on one of the four low stools placed inside for us on the tatami mats. The hostess then entered through the higher door and began preparations. Her movements were deliberate and scripted into a traditional procedure, called temae. She was following a centuries-old ritual of making and serving the powdered green tea called matcha. As the tea ceremony developed

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in Japan and was practiced by the monks, it was influenced by Zen Buddhism and embraced by the samurai or warrior class. The quiet ambience, the spare furnishings inside the teahouse, the unhurried and predictable movements of the hostess, the decorative scrolls emphasizing virtues like harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, helped calm the mind and push away fear before battle. Even the sound of water slowly boiling for the tea was soothing. The little bamboo teahouse was constructed in the midst of the modern Wang Center, yet we could leave behind our busy thoughts and worldly concerns with our shoes and purses as we entered this special space. Speaking quietly to us, the hostess explained the equipment to make the tea: bowls, the green tea powder that was not artificially colored but naturally bright green, the delicate whisk carved from bamboo to mix the powder with the hot water in the bowls, the tea caddy, the scoops —

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the smaller one to measure out the powder, the larger to bring the water to the pot. Each tool was beautifully and simply crafted from the unadorned wood. She gave us a fruit candy first, then handed each of us a bowl with tea, pointing out that the sweet was intended to offset the bitterness of the tea or perhaps emphasize them both. There was a simple mindfulness to the whole process. We were there with her, in the moment, watching her mix the tea, wipe clean each bowl before we drank, then again afterward, with the hot water and special cloth she kept in the belt of her kimono for that purpose. Nothing else intruded. The effect was almost hypnotic. And then it was over. We left the bamboo teahouse, put on our shoes, shouldered our purses and reentered the outside world. It was a quiet interlude in an otherwise busy and hectic day. A nice cup of tea will always call me back.

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