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Community celebrates 85th St. Patrick’s Day Parade BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Residents in Huntington were dressed in green, contrasting well with the gray skies above. Despite a drizzling rain, thousands still stepped out dressed in St. Patrick’s Day flair to enjoy a day of Irish pride during the 85th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 10.

This year’s grand marshal was Timothy Rossiter, 72, a member of the Huntington division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and president of the Rossiter Financial Group. The march featured several drum and pipe bands, along with local groups including local Boy Scout troops, VFWs, New York State Nurses Association and many others. All photos by David Ackerman

Correction: The March 7 edition of the Times of Huntington and Northport reported the incorrect date of the parade. We regret the error.


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She said her son, up until he received news of his diagnosis, was very much like Danielle, a robust, healthy person who was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed long distance walks. “You are not just shaving your head, wearing a T-shirt and getting a green hair extension, you are a part of a much bigger mission today,” she said. Caleb’s mother added many research hospitals are able to receive grants to help them come up with better treatments for cancer thanks to the money raised from St. Baldrick’s events. “Many children’s lives will be saved because of this research and treatment — I have hope that more types of treatment will be developed in the years to come,” Paquet said. “I also have

Photos clockwise from top left: science teacher John Braun and technology teacher Brendan Colfer get their heads shaved; consumer science teacher Michael Roberts shaves his head for cancer research; young men smile and frown as their hair is cut. Photos by David Luces

Northport community, students prune their locks for childhood cancer BY DAVID LUCES DLUCES@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Seventh-grade science teacher John Braun donned a green mohawk and bellowed on bagpipes as he led a group of students into a packed Northport-East Northport Middle School auditorium. At the district’s St. Baldrick’s Day event, March 8, around 39 students and staff volunteered their time and lined up to shave their heads in support of childhood cancer research. Since 2007, the middle school has raised nearly $215,000 and its team, The Bald Tigers, has raised more than $14,000 this year. “I thought it was going to run its course, maybe be a year or two, but it has gotten bigger and bigger every year,” Braun said. “The kids get really excited to get involved and be a part of it.” When Braun was in middle school, his best friend’s older brother died of cancer. He said that story is why he became involved with St. Baldrick’s. Over the years, the district has been impacted by childhood cancer, and for this year’s shave they honored a number of individuals including Caleb Paquet, who died in August 2017 after a

battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and Danielle DeSimone, a former student who at 19 was diagnosed with leukemia. DeSimone couldn’t be at the event but sent a video thanking the crowd for participating in the event and for continuing to raise awareness for childhood cancer research. The crowd listened to her story of how one week she was surfing with her friends, and the next week she was in a hospital bed where she stayed for five months receiving treatment. After seven rounds of chemotherapy she was informed that she was a candidate for a bone marrow transplant. She received a transplant from a person in Germany and went on to say one day she hopes to meet them. “I’m still in recovery — it’s tough and a really slow process but one thing that has been consistent throughout everything has been the support of the Northport-East Northport community,” DeSimone said. “Every well-wish just reminds me every single day to keep going and that I have a full community of people behind just rooting for me and pushing me to get to my goal of getting better.” Nicole Paquet, the mother of Caleb, also spoke at the event about her personal experiences.

a grand hope that there will be a cure for cancer in my lifetime.” This year’s St. Baldrick’s event also honored Charlotte Stewart, a current middle school student who is battling cancer. When she was called up on stage to participate in the headshave she received a loud ovation from the packed crowd. Braun couldn’t have been happier with this year’s turnout. “The community is great — I grew up here, I went to school here, I still live here — they’ve always been super supportive of any event we do, and I couldn’t imagine doing this anywhere else.”


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Perspectives

Celebrating open information laws on Long Island BY DONNA DEEDY DESK@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM It’s Sunshine Week (March 10-16), time for recognizing and celebrating the importance of freedom of information laws and open government in our democracy. Newsrooms nationwide are participating in the weeklong event, which specifically aims to help people better understand their everyday right-to-know under federal and state laws. Sponsored since 2005 by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the American Society of News Editors, TBR News Media is joining in for this year’s tribute. We’re focusing on New York State’s Freedom of Information Law. First enacted in 1974, the law succinctly states: “The people’s right to know the process of governmental decision-making and to review the documents and statistics leading to determinations is fundamental to our society. Access to such information should not be thwarted by

shrouding it with the cloak of secrecy or confidentiality.” The law applies to schools and all government entities within the state. We’ve taken a look at the websites of towns and villages within our circulation area on Long Island’s North Shore to gauge whether or not the process is user-friendly. What we’ve found is most entities acknowledge their obligation to respond to Freedom of Information Law, or FOIL, requests. The towns of Huntington, Smithtown and Brookhaven post their record access codes online, along with most incorporated villages. Rather than posting their FOIL codes, the villages of Huntington Bay, Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor and Port Jefferson simply provide a link to a one-page preprinted FOIL request form. Port Jefferson village online code explicitly directs the public to visit Village Hall during business hours to examine its record access policy. It’s important to note that state legislators created a special unit within New York State to answer the public’s questions and render legal

Above, political cartoon by Jake Fuller; below, political cartoon by Joe Heller. Images courtesy of SunshineWeek.org

opinions about open government practices. The unit, known as the Committee on Open Government, has determined government entities should not mandate the use of record request application forms. Villages that currently require the public to use their application forms to request records may need to revise their practices to align with state’s legal advisory opinions. “There’s no obligation on behalf of the requester to travel to town or village offices to view records,” said Robert Freeman, the executive director of New York State Committee on Open Government. Fortunately, requesting records in the electronic age is easier than ever. If documents aren’t already posted online, people can simply request copies of records via an email to the record access officer. Instructions can be found on the state department’s website: https://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/freedomfaq. html#howrequestemail. The record request

template clearly outlines requesters basic rights within the form letter. Christian Trejabal is the open government chair for the Association of Opinion Journalists. In a blogpost for Sunshine Week he opined on the need for journalists in this day and age. “Thousands of newspapers have closed over the last 20 years,” Trejabal said. “Tens of thousands of journalists have lost their jobs. Without them, government is under less scrutiny, and that isn’t healthy for democracy.” If you would like to know more, visit the New York Department of State Committee on Open Government website. It provides volumes of information about the Freedom of Information Law, the Open Meetings Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law. The committee’s lawyers can also be reached by telephone at 518-474-2518. Donna Deedy is currently a freelancer for TBR News Media, and has years of experience in the journalism field.

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Email: legals@tbrnewsmedia.com Northport Public Library for a five-year term commencing July 1, 2019 and ending on June 30, 2024, as a result of the expiration of the term of office presently held by Jacqueline Elsas. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the voting at such meeting on April 2. 2019, shall take place in two election districts at the two polling places designated below between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time: ELECTION DISTRICT NO.1 shall be bounded as follows: On the South by the centerline of Route 25A; On the East by the library district boundary; On the North by the library district boundary; On the West by the library district boundary. POLLING PLACE ELECTION DISTRICT NO 1: Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING OF NORTHPORT-EAST NORTHPORT UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK, ON BEHALF OF THE NORTHPORTEAST NORTHPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY.

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 2 shall be bounded as follows: On the South by the library district boundary; On the East by the library district boundary; On the North by the centerline of Route 25A; On the West by the library district boundary.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District, Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, will be held at the Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York and the East Northport Public Library, 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport, New York on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, commencing at 9:00 a.m. ending at 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the purpose of voting upon the following items:

POLLING PLACE ELECTION DISCTRICT NO. 2: East Northport Public Library, 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport, New York.

1. To adopt the Annual Library District Budget for the fiscal year 2019/2020 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of said School District; and 2. To elect one (1) Trustee of the Northport-East

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Board of Trustees of the Northport-East Northport Public Library will hold a public information meeting for the purpose of discussion of the proposed budget of the Northport-East Northport Public Library on March 19, 2019 at the Northport-East Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York 11768 at 7:30 p.m.; and FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that copies of the proposed budget and the annual estimated expenditures for the Northport-East Northport Public Library to be voted upon shall be available at the

Northport-East Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York 11768 and 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport, New York, 11731, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. commencing on March 5, 2019 and each weekday through April 2, 2019; and FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of Trustee of the Northport-East Northport Public Library shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Library Vote located at 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York, not later than March 4, 2019, which petitions shall be filed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., prevailing time. Each petition must be directed to the Clerk of the Library Vote, must be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District or two percent (2%) of the voters who voted in the previous annual election of the Trustees of the Library, whichever is greater, such number to be determined by the number of persons recorded on the poll list as having voted at such election, and must state the name and residence of the candidate and the signers thereof; and FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN, that pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law, personal registration of voters is required and no person shall be entitled to vote at the meeting whose name does not appear on the register of the School District prepared therefor. All persons who shall have been previously registered for any annual or special School District meeting or School District election and who shall have voted at any such annual or special meeting or election held or conducted at any time within four (4) years prior to April 2 2019, are not required to register again for this special district meeting. In addition, all those who are registered to vote with the Board of Elections of Suffolk County prior to March 22, 2019, shall be entitled to vote at this special district meeting, notwithstanding their failure to have previously registered LEGALS con’t on pg. 7

Obituaries Janet Ryan

Janet Lee Ryan of Northport and of Port St. Lucie, Florida, died March 2. She was born at Huntington Hospital and raised in Kings Park. She traveled the world with her first husband James Donaldson and lived in Sydney, Australia, for a short time before moving back to Long Island. She ventured out to live in Arizona for one year, but New York was always in her heart. She moved back to the Island and spent the next few decades raising her family in Northport. Always having a thirst for knowledge, Janet decided to return to school while raising a family and working full time. She received her associate’s degree in general education from Suffolk Community College, a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from DeVry University and her master’s degree in human resource management at Argosy University. Janet was always ambitious and had a career that included working many years for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. She was at her office, located at One World Trade Center, during the 9/11 attacks. Most recently she worked for the General Services Administration in Miami, managing the historic David Dyer Courthouse and other buildings in the area. While Janet always loved New York, she and her second husband Kevin Ryan embraced an opportunity to relocate to Miami where they spent 13 years enjoying the warm weather and several cultural experiences. They loved the water and a perfect day was setting sail on the ocean after a morning of yoga in Bayfront Park. Janet was also an avid bicyclist and runner. Janet is preceded in death by her son, Joseph Donaldson. She is survived by her loving husband Kevin; daughter Jaclyn Donaldson Matthews (Nathan); son James Donaldson (Gina Repetti); step-daughter Maggie Pietsek (Caleb); cherished grandchildren Madison, Jacob and Jonathan Matthews, Raven, Jade and Keylee Pietsek; sister Lyda Downs (Bryan); and nieces and nephews Karly, Kassidy, Anthony and Andrew. Visitation was held at Nolan Funeral Home in Northport, March 5, and her funeral service took place later that night followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers the family asks for people to make a donation in her memory to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, which can be found at www.theftd.org.

Ethel Eff

Ethel L. Eff died Feb. 22. She was 97. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Eff; loving mother of Cheryl Zambratto (Rich) and

John J. Eff Jr. (the late Jody); dear grandmother of Victoria Bacchioni (Greg); and the cherished great-grandmother of Giuliana Bacchioni. Visitation was held at Nolan Funeral Home in Northport with a funeral service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in East Northport. Burial followed at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale. The family asks that donations made in her memory go to MJHS Foundation, which can be found at www.mjhsfoundation.org/donate/.

Gary Hontz

Gary A. Hontz of Eaton’s Neck died Feb. 20. He was 67. Hontz was the devoted husband of Ardyn; beloved father of Heather Brumm (Jim); loving “pop-pop” of Jimmy; and fond brother of Ronald G. Hontz (Karrie) and Nancy C. LaRoche (Nigel). Hontz was an exChief of the Eaton’s Neck Volunteer Fire Department and was a 38-year member. He was a retired purchasing manager of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. A memorial service was held March 2 at Nolan Funeral Home in Northport with a Firematic service hosted later that evening. The family of Gary Hontz ask that donations made in his memory go to the Wounded Warrior Project, which can be found at www. woundedwarriorproject.org, or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, with more information at www.stjude.org.

John Quigley

John M. Quigley of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, died surrounded by his family March 7. He was 73 and the husband of Pat Wilson Quigley. Born Sept. 13, 1945, in Astoria, Queens, John was the son of the late John Aloysius Quigley and Marguerite Kilcourse Quigley. He grew up in Westbury and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he served as a photojournalist. He graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a master’s in labor relations in 1982. His employment included Gimbels Department Store, Canteen Corporation and the Mill-Max Corporation. During this time he volunteered and sat on the board of The Mill OBITUARIES continued on A11


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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg. 6 with the School District. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that personal registration is available any day that school is in session; at the office of the School District Clerk, 158 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In order to vote at the meeting to be held on April 2, 2019, personal registration must be completed on or before March 22, 2019, and FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Register will be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Vote at 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York, and will be open for inspection by any qualified voters of the School District on each of the five (5) days prior to April 2, 2019 excluding Sunday and holidays, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time; and on April 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Northport Public Library, and FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law, absentee ballots to vote on any questions and propositions that appear on the voting ballot may be applied for at the Office of the Clerk of

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Email: legals@tbrnewsmedia.com the Library Vote, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York during regular business hours. Such applications must be received by the Clerk of the Library Vote seven days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or by 5:00 pm, prevailing time, on the day prior to the vote if the ballot is to be personally delivered to the voter. No absentee voter’s ballot shall be canvased, unless it shall have been received in the Office of the Clerk of the Library Vote, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New York no later than 5:00 pm, prevailing time, on the day of the election.

York on each of the five (5) days prior to April 2, 2019 except Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a qualified voter whose ability to appear personally at the polling place is substantially impaired by reason of permanent illness or physical disability and whose registration record has been marked as permanently disabled by the Board of Elections pursuant to the provisions of the Election Law shall be entitled to receive an absentee ballot pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law without making separate application for such absentee ballot. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the said office of the Clerk of the Library Vote, 151 Laurel Avenue, Northport, New

Notice of formation of JRF Capital Structures LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on November 2, 2018. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC: 7 Dovecote Ln., Commack, NY 11725. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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tiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 349 ELWOOD ROAD EAST NORTHPORT, NY 11731 District: 0400 Section: 175.00 Block: 01.00 Lot: 099.000 ____________________ 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 on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exLEGALS con’t on pg. 8

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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg. 7 clusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $625,500.00 and interest, recorded on March 11, 2009, at Liber M00021796 Page 361, of the Public Records of SUFFOLK County, New York, covering premises known as 349 ELWOOD ROAD EAST NORTHPORT, NY 11731. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. SUFFOLK County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action.

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Email: legals@tbrnewsmedia.com YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: Amoy Montaque-Smith, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 298 2/21 4x thn SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK _______________________ _______________________ INDEX NO. 607596/2018 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. MARGARET BASKERVILLE AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H BASKERVILLE, MARY BASKERVILLE AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H BASKERVILLE, NINA NEWTON AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H BASKERVILLE, MELVIN BASKERVILLE AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H BASKERVILLE, ROSA WEBB AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H BASKERVILLE, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DISTRIBUTEES OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM H. BASKERVILLE any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon,

or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE;

against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint.

‘’JOHN DOE #1’’ through ‘’JOHN DOE #12,’’ the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint,

The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above.

Plaintiff designates SUFFOLK as the place of trial situs of the real property SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 71 11TH AVENUE HUNTINGTON STATION A/K/A DIX HILLS, NY 11746 District: 136.00

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Block: 04.00 Lot: 041.000 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 on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken

NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $600,000.00 and interest, recorded on July 9, 2010, at Liber M00021964 Page 027, of the Public Records of SUFFOLK County, New York, covering premises known as 71 11TH AVENUE HUNTINGTON STATION A/K/A DIX HILLS, NY 11746.

SUFFOLK County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. 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 the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: AMOY MONTAQUESMITH, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590

516-280-7675 306 2/21 4x thn Notice of formation of EXTRAORDINARY PARTY FAVORS, LLC. Arts.of Org. filed with SSNY on 01/23/19. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 61 Villas Dr. Melville, NY 11747. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 334 2/28 6x thn Notice of formation domestic/qualification of 7581 Vintage LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State (NS) on November 19th, 2018, office location: Suffolk County, NS is designated as agent upon whom process may be served, NS shall mail service of process (SOP) to United States Corporation Agents, INC. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. United States Corporation Agents, INC. is designated as agent for SOP at 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228, purpose is any lawful purpose. 341 3/7 6x thn SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Index No.: 600354/2018 COUNTY OF SUFFOLK _______________________ ______________________ REVERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC, Plaintiff, againstSUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS RACHEL KRSNAK AKA RACHEL SCHMIDT AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; BARRY KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF ARTHUR A. KRSNAK, JR., WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; SCOTT KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF ARTHUR A. KRSNAK, JR., WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; BAR-

RY KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; EMILY KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; IAN KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; JACOB KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; KATE KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; LUKE KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; BARRY KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; SCOTT KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; SCOTT KRSNAK AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF DANIEL KRSNAK, WHO IS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RUTH C. KRSNAK; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” 1 THROUGH 50, INTENDING TO BE THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DISTRIBUTES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF THE ESTATE OF ARTHUR A. KRSNAK, JR. WHO WAS BORN IN 1954 AND DIED ON OCTOBER 19,1994, A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS WAS 157 BROADWAY AVENUE, SAYVILLE, NEW YORK, 11782, THEIR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST IF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS BE DECEASED, THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFF”; “JOHN DOE” AND “JANE DOE” 1 THROUGH 50, INTENDING TO BE THE LEGALS con’t on pg. 9


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LEGALS

To Place A Legal Notice

Email: legals@tbrnewsmedia.com REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR TRANSPORTATION OF PUPILS FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR Harborfields Central School District 2 Oldfield Road Greenlawn, New York 11740

The Board of Education of the Harborfields Central School District hereby invites sealed proposals for providing transportation for the 2019-2020 school year for each of the following contracts: (1) Home-to-School Transportation for In/Out of District Transportation for Public/Private/Parochial/Special Needs (65-66 passenger bus) with District providing fuel; (2) Home-to-School Transportation for In/Out of District Transportation for Public/Private/ Parochial/Special Needs (20-30 passenger air conditioned vehicles and under, including lifts & Matrons) with District providing fuel; (3) Athletic Trips; (4) Field Trips and (5) Summer Home-to-School Transportation for In/Out of District Transportation for Public/Private/Parochial/Special Needs (20-30 passenger air conditioned vehicles and under including lifts & Matrons) with Contractor providing fuel. In the best interest of the School District, the Board of Education reserves the right to award the transportation contracts for one (1) year, three (3) years or five (5) years. Future one-year or multiple-year contract extensions may be awarded at the discretion of the Board of Education. The award of multi-year contracts is subject to and shall be conditioned upon the approval of the Harborfields Central School District voters. The Request for Proposal, including forms for proposal, certification, conditions, specifications may be obtained from the School District’s Purchasing Department located at the Administration Center at 2 Oldfield Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740. In all cases, it must be understood that the conditions set forth in the request for proposals issued by the Harborfields Central School District shall apply. Sealed proposals shall be sent to the School District’s Purchasing Department at 2 Oldfield Road, Greenlawn, NY 11740 and shall be clearly marked “Pupil Transportation Proposal – Do Not Open Until 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2019”. Such proposals will be received until 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2019, in the Purchasing Department at which time and place all proposals will be publicly acknowledged. In no event shall the School District consider any proposal that is mailed but not actually received by the School District’s Purchasing Department at or before 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2019. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject all proposals, waive any informalities in proposals and to negotiate any portion of proposals. Proposals for each transportation contract will be evaluated on a weighted system established by the School District for each of the categories to be reviewed. Any aspects of the service not addressed by specifications are left for the Proposer to address. Alternatives to the specifications or additions to the specifications are to be clearly identified by the Proposer. When a Board of Education or a trustee of a school district elects to receive proposals submitted in response to a request for proposals, such Board of Education or trustee shall evaluate each proposal from a responding contractor according to criteria established by the Commissioner, which criteria shall include at a minimum (i) the previous experience of the contractor in transporting pupils, (ii) the name of each transportation company the contractor has been an owner or a manager and previous experience, (iii) a description of any safety programs implemented by the contractor, (iv) a record of accidents in motor vehicles under the control of the contractor, (v) driving history of employees of the contractor, (vi) inspection records and model year of the motor vehicles under the control of the contractor, (vii) maintenance schedule of the motor vehicles under the control of the contractor, (viii) financial analysis of the contractor, (ix) compliance with insurance requirements, and (x) total cost of the proposal. Proposals will be evaluated and awarded based on the following criteria by the School District pursuant to Section 305 and 3625 of the Education Law and Section 156.12 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, together with all other applicable laws, rules, regulations and ordinances.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special, or local law or charter, a board of education or a trustee of a district, pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner, may award a contract for the transportation of pupils involving an annual expenditure in excess of the amount specified for purchase contracts in the bidding requirements of the General Municipal Law in compliance with the bid law or subsequent to an evaluation of proposals submitted in response to a request for proposals prepared by or for the Board of Education or trustee of a district. The Commissioner, in addition to his existing statutory authority to approve or disapprove transportation contracts, may reject any award of a transportation contract that is based on an evaluation of proposals submitted in response to a request for proposals if he finds that (1) the contractor is not responsive to the request for proposal, or (2) the proposal is not in the best interests of the district. The District requires a minimum score of 75 (seventy-five) for award. Security in the form of a bond or certified check in the amount of ten (10) percent of the first year of each contract is required to be submitted with a proposal. A performance and payment bond in a sum of 100% of the annual amount of the contracts will be required as set forth in the request for proposal. Board of Education Harborfields Central School District 411 3/14 1x thn LEGALS con’t from pg. 8 UNKNOWN HEIRS, DISTRIBUTES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL KRSNAK WHO WAS BORN IN 1956 AND DIED ON APRIL 6, 2014, A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS WAS 157 BROADWAY AVENUE, SAYVILLE, NY 11782, THEIR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST IF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS BE DECEASED, THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFF”; CLERK OF THE RIVERHEAD TOWN JUSTICE COURT; CLERK OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT ; EDWARD HYLAND; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 0/B/0 SECRETARY OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT; JOHN DOES” AND “JANE DOES”, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises, and corporations, other entities or persons who claim, or may claim, a lien against the premises, Defendants. _______________________ _____________________ 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 on the Plaintiff’s attorney(s) within twenty (20) days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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.

SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by ARTHUR A. KRSNAK and RUTH C. KRSNAK to SEATTLE MORTGAGE COMPANY bearing date July 18, 2006 and recorded in Liber M00021352 of Mortgages at Page 956 in the County of Suffolk on August 2, 2006.

Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action.

Thereafter said mortgage was assigned to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. by assignment of mortgage bearing date October 11, 2006 and recorded under Liber M00021495 of Mortgages at Page 060 in the County of Suffolk on March 14, 2007. Thereafter said mortgage was assigned to CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY by assignment of mortgage bearing date October 31, 2012 and recorded under Liber M00022283 of Mortgages at Page 577 in the County of Suffolk on December 17, 2012. Thereafter said mortgage was assigned to RE-

YOU

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County

County announces shared services with municipalities to combat tick-borne illness North Shore communities have found a partner in the battle against ticks and the diseases they carry. On March 6, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (D) announced the SuffolkSHARE Public Health Partnership. A part of the county’s shared services initiative, the new partnership will leverage the efforts of 10 local governments and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services to research and combat ticks and tick-borne illness, according to a press release from the county. “This new partnership is another example of local governments working together to save taxpayer dollars and protect the public health of our residents,” Bellone said in the statement. “By taking collective action, we are expanding education, collection, and analysis to ensure that we have the information and resources at our disposal to deal with these illnesses head on.” With the new partnership, towns and villages will be able to strengthen their efforts to combat ticks in ways that were previously prohibitive due to high cost and limited resources, according to the release. The new partnership draws on efforts that include collecting data and procuring materials at lower costs while tracking progress over time. These processes are already underway by the Suffolk County Tick Control Advisory Committee, which researches and combats ticks and associated illnesses. According to the county, each year approximately 650 Suffolk residents contract a tickborne illness, including Lyme disease. Eight villages and two towns will work in conjunction with the county, including Asharoken, Northport, Head of the Harbor, Old Field and Belle Terre, according to the press release. “Protecting public health is a priority for the Village of Belle Terre, and mitigating the risk of ticks and tick-borne illness is an important mission,” Bob Sandak, the Village of Belle Terre mayor, said in a statement. “Having the ability to work with other local governments and Suffolk County on this issue will give us the opportunity to address it effectively and affordably.” Recently, Belle Terre moved to allow deer hunting within the village, citing that New York State is the only governing body that can restrict hunting. Sandak said at a Jan. 15 village meeting, where the possibility of deer culling in part with Port Jefferson Village was discussed, that in the near-mile radius of the village boundaries, there could be as many as 300 deer. It was expected that culling could bring the number of deer down to approximately 50. The Department of Health Services will provide resources and guidance when it comes to ticks, while the county will facilitate testing of samples, collection of data and additional analysis. The cooperative procurement of corn, tickicide and other materials, as well as municipalities working together to collect samples to have them analyzed will happen at a cheaper rate due to consolidation, according to county officials. The county health department and Suffolk County Department of Public Works Vector Control Unit will consult with villages launching their initial efforts at tick mitigation, tick-borne illness mitigation and deer mitigation, which may include municipalities sustaining a four-poster (also known as a deer feeder); using environmental controls, such as landscaping; and utilizing birth control. The participating local governments will assist the Department of Health Services with community education regarding the risk of ticks and how to avoid bites, tick collection for testing and health monitoring of residents. According to the press release, North Haven, Saltaire and Shelter Island already operate four-posters. The deer feeders brush tickicide onto the animals to keep them free of ticks.

“While tick-borne illnesses remain a major concern amongst our community, we continue to look for new and innovative ways to protect the public’s health,” said Michael Levine, Village of Old Field mayor, in a statement. “Thanks to the work of County Executive Bellone and the creation of this new partnership, we will now be able to asses tick conditions, develop a comprehensive plan to combat this public health issues, and educate our residents on ways to stay safe.”

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Perspectives

Brexit: To leave or not to leave, that is the big question Independence Party, led by Nigel Farage. To my mind, Cameron compounded his disastrous decision of placing party politics Part 1 of 2 on a national stage by agreeing to put the After 46 years, the United Kingdom of referendum to the people in the simplest of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is due to terms: leave the European Union March 29 in an • Should the United Kingdom remain a exercise that has been labeled Brexit. You may member of the European Union or leave the have heard the term on BBC World News, European Union. Yes or No. C-SPAN2’s “Prime Minister’s Questions” and The openness of the referendum wording John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” (HBO), gave voters, fed up with years of austerity, or read about the ongoing saga in The New a chance to kick the government without York Times or The Washington Post. Still, understanding the full consequences of their in general the United States media coverage actions. The many dire economic warnings of has been relatively muted in what has been a a precipitous EU exit, ranging from the Bank complex, often hard-to-understand process. of England governor to President Barack Yet there are enough parallel circumstances Obama (D), were riposted as fearmongering. across the pond to warrant making it a big England and Wales voted to leave, Scotland news event over here in the U.S. and Northern Ireland did not. London voted It certainly matters a lot if, like me, you overwhelmingly to remain, but the industrial North — the equivalent of our were born in England and rust belt — predictably went to are not happy with the the leavers. Not surprisingly, Brexit decision. Before I the majority of the 50-andproceed with my personal overs, with their rose-tinted observations, let me give a memories, voted to leave. On brief backdrop to the Brexit the other hand, the younger scenario. generation was largely in Brexit is a crude abbreviafavor of remaining, feeling tion of “British exit” from the more European and with less European political and ecoattachment to the days of the nomic union of 28 countries British Empire. Interestingly, that allows seamless movethe peak share of any sector ment of goods and citizens came from women between between each member state. the ages of 18 and 24, with 80 Britain’s withdrawal was deJohn Broven percent voting to remain. Yet termined by a referendum too many millennials, as over held June 23, 2016, in which the “leave” voters outpointed the “remain” here in the last presidential election, did not side by 17.4 to 16.1 million. In percentage bother to go to the voting booths. As we have seen from the HBO film, terms it was 51.89 to 48.11. The turnout was some 33.5 million voters out of a possible “Brexit: The Uncivil War,” the Vote Leave 46.5 million, 72.1 percent of the registered campaign — led by notorious Cameronelectorate. As I’ve been living over here for backstabber Boris Johnson, U.S. President more than 15 years, I was not allowed to vote Donald Trump (R)-acolyte Farage, prominent along with an estimated 700,000 expats and Tory politicians such as the overbearing Jacob some 3 million EU citizens living in the UK. Rees-Mogg and double-dealer Michael Gove — were always a step ahead of Vote Remain, Gerrymandering, anyone? led by Cameron himself, future prime minister Theresa May and reticent Labour Party leader The UK referendum I well remember the day when Prime Jeremy Corbyn. The leave effort was brilliantly Minister David Cameron (Conservative) masterminded by Dominic Cummings who announced there would be a referendum for outflanked his traditionally minded opponents Britain to leave the EU after he was re-elected by using computer algorithms devised by in the general election of May 7, 2015. He Cambridge Analytica, partly owned — whisper had been the country’s leader since 2010 in a it low — by Robert Mercer from our own Head coalition government with the pro-European of the Harbor village on Long Island. With new data available, Cummings Liberal Democrats, but against all expectation the Conservatives won the election outright. understood there was a raft of disaffected At the time I asked myself, “Why call a voters that had been ignored by politicians referendum?” What I didn’t know was that of all parties for years. He proceeded to woo Cameron wanted to quell once and for all the them with an appealing slogan, “Let’s take rebellious EU leavers in his own party and back control,” aided by a red bus carrying thwart the rise of the populist United Kingdom the false message that leaving the EU would BY JOHN BROVEN DESK@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

save the British people £350,000 a week (about $450,000), adding, “Let’s fund our NHS [National Health Service] instead — Vote Leave.” Without justification, it was said the country would be overrun by Islamic immigrants should Turkey be admitted to the EU. (It hasn’t.) It was a campaign of distorted facts, appealing to those who remembered the good old days when Britannia ruled the waves and the world map was colored mostly British Empire pink. Earlier, I mentioned “parallel circumstances” in relation to the U.S. How about disaffected and ignored voters, a fear campaign based on immigration and Islamophobia, protest votes, absent millennials, discarded trade agreements, gerrymandering, a populist insurrection — and, I hate to say it, fake news. Does that sound familiar?

Events of June 2016

DIANE WATTECAMPS

I was in England the week before the referendum and was astonished at how the youthful, vibrant atmosphere I felt on my last visit had evaporated into a sour mood. As a confirmed Europhile, I was even more amazed to see how finely balanced the polls were. The omens were not good, especially when state broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation, adopted a neutral stance giving equal time to both campaigns. Why did the leave campaign, with no governmental responsibility or track record, deserve the same coverage as the in-power remainers? I was still in England when staunch remain campaigner and promising Labour member of parliament, Jo Cox, was murdered June 16, 2016, in her native West Yorkshire at age 41 by a right-wing extremist. Had politics become so divisive that a life had to be taken? Surely, I thought, the British people, with their

OBITUARIES

Continued from A6 Neck School for the Deaf. When John was in his late 50s, he embarked on a brand new career. He found his dream job as a business teacher at Brentwood High School, a large district with a diverse student population. He often described it as the best job he ever had. John enjoyed sailing, golfing, photography, cooking, coaching lacrosse and being a lacrosse referee. After Hurricane Katrina, he traveled to New Orleans where he volunteered for five years with Habitat for Humanity and helped build houses. After moving to Seabrook Island, he took courses at the College of Charleston, volunteered at the Charleston Veteran Affairs Hospital, joined the St. Patrick’s Church Choir and participat-

long-held sense of justice and fair play, would rebel against such a dastardly act and vote for the “good guys” out of respect to Cox. The referendum campaign was halted temporarily, but a news blackout contrived to neutralize any widespread outrage at her death. Referendum night June 23 was covered in full over here by BBC World News. Ironically, with the five-hour time difference, U.S. viewers were more up to date than the sleeping British public. I knew the writing was on the wall when early voting in Sunderland and Swindon went to the leavers. And yet Sunderland, in the relatively impoverished North East, was home to a major Nissan factory (jobs, jobs, jobs), with Swindon in the affluent South West housing a big Honda factory. Both Japanese car companies used their English bases for easy access to the European markets. What were the voters in those towns thinking by voting leave? The leave campaign was victorious. A distraught Cameron resigned July 11, 2016, to be succeeded by May. It was up to her to negotiate a withdrawal agreement with the EU, with a leaving date eventually set for March 29, 2019 — the end of this month. The protracted negotiations have been rocky, to say the least, and the outcome has still not been resolved at this late hour thanks mainly to a problem that should have been foreseen at the time of the referendum but wasn’t: the Irish backstop. Stay tuned. Part 2 will bring matters up to date, with crucial parliamentary votes due to be held this week. John Broven, a member of the TBR News Media editorial team, is an English-born resident of East Setauket, and has written three award-winning (American) music history books. ed in Parkinson’s research studies. Quigley is survived by his wife of 45 years Pat Wilson Quigley, daughter Katie Quigley of Huntington and son Sean Michael Quigley of Hawaii. He was preceded in death by Jacob, his English cocker spaniel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated March 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, located at 134 St. Philip St. at 10:30 a.m. in Charleston, South Carolina. Arrangements were made by J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel in South Carolina. Memorials and donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which can be found at www.michaeljfox.org or The VA Hospital Volunteer Office located at 109 Bee St. in Charleston, South Carolina. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.


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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg. 9 VERSE MORTGAGE FUNDING LLC by assignment of mortgage bearing date June 30, 2016 and recorded under Liber M00022733 of Mortgages at Page 150 in the County of Suffolk on September 1, 2016. Said premises being known as and by 157 BROADWAY AVENUE, SAYVILLE, NY 11782 BY: Cynthia Malone, Esq. RAS BORISKIN, LLC. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 346 3/7 4x thn HARBORFIELDS PUBLIC LIBRARY of GREENLAWN, NEW YORK NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special district meeting of the qualified voters of the Harborfields Central School District of Greenlawn, New York, will be held in the Public Library of the Harborfields Central School District of Greenlawn, New York, 31 Broadway, in said School District, on the 2nd day of April, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., local prevailing time, for the following purpose: 1. To elect two (2) members of the Board of Trustees for the Public Library of this School District. The first position is for a term of five (5) years, beginning July 1, 2019 and expiring on June 30th, 2024, to which DR. JOYCE HILGEMAN is the last incumbent. The second position is for the unexpired term beginning April 2nd, 2019 and expiring June 30th, 2020, to fill the position to which MR. JOSEPH FRIEDLANDER is the last incumbent. The five (5) year term will be given to the person obtaining the highest number of votes in the election.

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Email: legals@tbrnewsmedia.com 2. To consider and vote upon the annual appropriation for the expense of the Harborfields Public Library for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, to be raised by tax on all taxable property in the School District. 3. To transact such other business as may properly come before such meeting. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the voting will be by ballot on voting machines, if they are available, and if not available, on paper ballots, and the polls will be open in the Harborfields Public Library at 31 Broadway on the 2nd day of April, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., local prevailing time, and will remain open until 9:00 p.m., local prevailing time. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Harborfields Public Library will hold a special Budget Information Meeting for the purpose of discussing the expenditure of funds of the Harborfields Public Library and the budgeting thereof on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019, at the Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn, New York at 7:00 p.m. A copy of the detailed budget pamphlet may be obtained by any taxpayer at the Library’s business office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Friday during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding the April 2nd, 2019, Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election. Detailed budget pamphlets will be available at the Budget Information Meeting as well. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, pursuant to Section 1716 of the Education Law,copies of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, 2019, may be obtained by residents and taxpayers of the District at the Library

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Opinion

Editorial

Unaffordable housing The phrase has become oxymoronic. It’s like a bad riddle: What is something everyone needs, but fewer people on Long Island can have? They call it affordable housing. The real question is, affordable to whom? Smithtown just recently hosted its second housing lotto in a year for affordable housing developments March 11. Another lotto is coming up to bat March 26 for three one-bedroom units with a total monthly gross rent of $2,300; and one two-bedroom unit with a total monthly gross rent of $3,200. The Suffolk County Legislature’s Welfare to Work Commission, which advises the Legislature on issues related to poverty in the county, released a report in 2018 that detailed the holes in affordable housing and government programs. The report describes that if a family wants to rent, only 18 percent of available housing is rental, compared to the national average of 37 percent. Market rate for monthly apartment rentals in Suffolk was $1,589 in 2017, according to census data, meaning families in that market would have to earn $57,204 — 52 percent of the area median income — a year if they spent 30 percent of their income on the apartment costs. In Smithtown, average rental costs are upward of $2,500 for a one-bedroom apartment, according to online rent tracker RENTCafé. It’s hard to call such options such as the lottos in Smithtown truly “cheap,” mostly because each is only cheap by comparison. The Town of Huntington hosted a lotto for Harborfields Estates March 5 with 608 first-time home-buyer applicants entered in that drawing. It’s a staggering number of people all bidding on the hope of owning a four-bedroom home valued $350,125. Real estate taxes on the unit are estimated to be $9,700 annually and estimated HOA fees will be approximately $460 annually. The county report noted the 2017 Suffolk yearly median income was $110,800, while the median price of a home in 2017 was $376,000, according to census data. If an individual or family spent 30 percent of income on housing costs, the national and suggested average, they would have to earn $125,000 a year to afford the median home price. These lotteries are an opportunity for the average person looking for a home on Long Island to have the chance to start a life here, but there’s also something dystopian about the entire idea of gambling a chance to be able to afford something as basic as a residence, whether that means renting or owning. Not to mention, anybody who is making less than the area median income knows just how tough it is to find truly affordable living anywhere along the North Shore. It’s not to say these lotteries aren’t helping those whose names are drawn, but one wonders at the state of some of the hundreds of people who apply for these lottos who then walk away empty handed. While certainly a few of those applying may already own homes or rent apartments and are just looking for a cheaper option, the very nature of a lottery draws upon the desperate. Municipalities at every end of the Island are complaining about brain drain, of Long Islanders fleeing to seek cheaper housing options elsewhere. Their governments need to look at the issue holistically and take an approach that affects communities as a whole, rather than for select individuals.

Letters to the editor

Remembering a different President Johnson In response to the Between You and Me column: “President Johnson: a Civil Rights Hero,” published on Feb. 28. Can a leopard change its spots? I was politically active at the time and remember then Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson [D-Texas] as a power in the “Solid South” which comprised 11 to 15 racially segregated states that voted staunchly and safely Democratic. Last week or so, PBS did a special

on Sammy Davis Jr. In 1960, Davis married May Britt, a white actress of some note. Davis joined Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin campaigning for John F. Kennedy. The Solid South continued in the Democratic column and Kennedy was elected president. Martin and Sinatra were invited to Kennedy’s inaugural ball, but Davis was not. The reason: Davis would probably dance with his wife, and the Solid South could not tolerate a black

man dancing with a white woman, even if it was his wife. Davis was shattered. The Kennedys detested Johnson but JFK took him as a vice president to keep the Solid South in the Democratic block of votes. Can a leopard change its spots? It seems so. The Solid South changed its spots in 1968 and has done so ever since. Donard Pranzo Port Jefferson

A wall splits people and their land apart Truth Imposed. Some of our leadership want to build a wall across our southern border, some do not. Each seems to be fixated on disparate versions of the truth. Each seems to believe that imposing a truth is the same as arriving at one. It is politically dangerous to arrive at a truth about a major public question on which the nation’s establishment is dead wrong, so leaders stay dug in. On a bluntly personal level, what do the farmers, ranchers and people in the

communities who own the land, work and live there think of the wall? Real people who grow up, go to school, fall in love, have families, worship and die there. They see it as a “scar, a cut that has been sutured.” Most of us from a distance imagine the border as being this uninhabited, desolate place that belongs to the government. So why not build a wall along the border? Another imposed truth. That wall runs through private property, in some cases up to a mile from

the actual border, separating folks from all they own on the southern side of an 18foot wall. The government condemned only a thin strip of land, suitable for building a wall, from landowners while splitting their properties in two. They can see their barns, reservoirs and grazing land through steel slats but have no access to them. A truth you imposed is not equivalent to a truth arrived at. Jerry Reynolds Coram

Insurance should cover overdose treatment Suffolk County led with 337 overdose deaths for New York state between 20092013 without a close call. The Bronx came in second with 121 less fatalities, while many of us here in Suffolk still are in denial of what is going on around us. Personally, I know the struggles of addiction firsthand and have seen its destructive nature drag bright spirits to unrecognizable places. These are our children, parents and friends fighting an internal battle that I can only describe as crippling. For many, medication-assisted treatment provides a beacon of hope for recovery and a chance at restoring normality to life. Meanwhile, insurance companies are making it increasingly difficult for individuals seeking treatment to receive essential MATs like buprenorphine — including one medication with the brand name Suboxone — at an affordable price due to insurance coverage changes and prior authorizations placed on the medication. In 2007, nearly 90 percent of Medicare plans

covered buprenorphine without restriction and this number has decreased drastically to 35 percent by 2018. Buprenorphine should be covered by insurance companies without restrictions or prior authorizations to provide accessible treatment for opioid-use disorder. This is one of the three medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat opioid-use disorder and is recommended by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Research suggests that MATs such as buprenorphine in combination with counseling result in better health outcomes. While many medical professionals are being trained on providing in-office buprenorphine, physicians report delay due to prior authorizations and barriers to patient care. Buprenorphine is safe and effective. It has been linked to decreases in opioid use and overdoses. It lowers the potential

for misuse due to the ability of drugs to level off at a certain dosage. If these medications are not readily available, we are creating a barrier to treatment. Only two out of every 10 individuals looking for substance abuse treatment can receive it at the time they want. If people cannot access treatment when they want it, they may not get another opportunity. Health care is a basic human right. Some may argue that medication treatment is not sobriety. However, research supports MATs like buprenorphine over abstinence-based approaches due to higher success rates and safer outcomes for patients. Some may need this additional support to serve as a springboard in their recovery. Easy access to MATs like buprenorphine is critical to provide accessible treatment for those searching to climb their way out of a grave being dug by addiction. Jennifer Minett Coram

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Opinion

Pi Day reminds us of the numbers in our lives

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hat better day than today, March 14, to celebrate numbers? In case you haven’t heard, math teachers around the country have been getting in on the calendar action for 31 years, designating the day before Caesar’s dreaded Ides of March as pi day, because the first three numbers of this month and day — 3, 1, 4 — are the same as pi, the Greek letter D. None that is a mathematical constant and of the above makes calculations BY DANIEL DUNAIEF like the area and circumference of a circle possible. We can become numb to numbers, but they are everywhere and help define and shape even

the non-perfectly circular parts of our lives. We have a social security number, a birth date, a birth order, height and weight, and a street address, with a latitude and longitude, if we’re especially numerically inclined. Numbers save us, as computer codes using numbers keep planes from flying at the same altitude. Numbers tell us what to wear, as the temperature, especially around this time of year, dictates whether we take a sweatshirt, jacket or heavy coat. We use them when we’re ordering food, paying for a meal in a restaurant and counting calories. They are a part of music as they dictate rhythms and tempos, and of history, allowing us to keep the order of events straight. We use numbers to keep track of landmarks, like the year of our graduation from high school or college, the year we met or married our partners, or the years our children were born. Numbers help us track the time of year. Even a warm day in February doesn’t make it July, just as a cold day in June doesn’t turn the calendar to November.

People complain regularly that they aren’t good at math or science, and yet they can calculate the time it takes to get to school to pick up their kids, get them home to do their homework, cook dinner and manage a budget, all of which requires an awareness of the numbers that populate our lives. We know when to get up because of the numbers flashing on the phone or alarm clock near the side of our bed, which are unfortunately an hour, 60 minutes or 3,600 seconds ahead thanks to daylight savings time. Many of our numbers are in base 10, but not all, as our 24-hour clocks, 24-hour days, 12-month years and seven-day weeks celebrate other calculations. Numbers start early in our lives, as parents share their children’s height and weight and, if they’re preparing themselves for a lifetime of monitoring their children’s achievements, their Apgar scores. Children read Dr. Seuss’ “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.” We use numbers to connect the dots in a game, drawing lines that

form an image of Dumbo or a giraffe. Numbers progress through our elementary education — “I’m 10 and I’m in fifth grade” — and they follow us in all of our activities: “I got a 94 on my social studies test.” Imagine life without numbers, just for 60 seconds or so. Would everything be relative? How would we track winners and losers in anything, from the biggest house to the best basketball team? Would we understand how warm or cold the day had become by developing a sliding scale system? Would we have enough ways to capture the difference between 58 degrees Fahrenheit and 71 degrees? Objects that appear uncountable cause confusion or awe. Look in the sky and try to count the stars, or study a jar of M&Ms and try to calculate the number of candies. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a number tells its own tale — it was a six-alarm fire, I had 37 friends at my birthday party or I walked a mile in a circle, which means the diameter of that circle was about 1,680 feet — thanks to pi.

Winning the game of New Year’s resolutions

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o, how are those New Year’s resolutions going? Do you even remember what they were? If you are sticking to them, heartfelt congratulations. You are one of few with the discipline and tenacity to hang on. But if you are in the majority for having slipped or temporarily abandoned your resolves, here is some help. It’s called habits. Habits can be a valuable tool to change your life, Between both for the better you and me and not. By that I BY LEAH S. DUNAIEF mean, we can slip into some unwelcome behaviors and they become habits almost before we realize it. Or we can consciously take control and set out to break or redefine or make new ones, and as they become part of a routine,

they become easier to follow. This is all far simpler than it sounds, of course. There is a whole branch of science dealing with habits, the unconscious behavioral patterns formed to deal with actions. “We do not so much direct our own actions as become shaped by them,” wrote Jeffrey Kluger in his introductory chapter for a special edition from Time Inc. called “The Power of Habits.” He points out, by quoting Léon Dumont — the 19th century French psychologist and philosopher — that “a garment, after having been worn a certain amount of time, clings to the shape of the body better than when it was new. There has been a change in the tissue, and this change is a new habit of cohesion.” That is certainly true of the old, comfy pair of slippers that, despite their age, you hate to replace them, and the old pair of pants that have come to fit you like a glove. Accordingly, the manner of our actions “fashion for themselves in the nervous system more and more appropriate paths.” Kluger here is again quoting Dumont, who studied the science of laughter, of gratitude, of empathy and, for our purposes here, the science of habits.

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William James, the American philosopher greatly influenced by Dumont, suggested that people were little more than “bundles of habits.” The point of all this is to build on the idea that if we can shape our brains and the rest of our nervous systems the way we shape a pair of pants, we can control and redirect our lives to follow the actions we wish to take, namely our resolutions to be better. Think about how many of our daily moves are just programmed in. We get up in the morning and automatically brush our teeth, take a shower, dress, put up the coffee, get our keys, slide behind the wheel of the car, place the coffee cup in the holder, drive to work, all probably while thinking of something else. Occasionally we are surprised to find we have arrived at our destination without consciously paying attention to the route. Almost all of that execution was the result of habit. Well, suppose you built another step in there, like running 20 minutes on that treadmill or stationary bike collecting dust in your basement before you got into the shower. You like to watch the morning TV shows? Jog along

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with them as you watch. If you repeat that action for awhile, it could become a habit and presto! You are doing the recommended minutes of exercise a week without the ironclad discipline seemingly required each day. It just becomes as much a habit as brushing your teeth. If you are forever locked into dipping into the candy jar in the evenings, and you find you are gaining weight, substitute chilled blueberries or red grapes from a cut-glass bowl within reach of your fingers. Of course you have to remember to buy the blueberries or grapes beforehand, wash them and keep them in the refrigerator at the ready. Complex habits, like procrastination or chronic lateness or smoking are harder to unlearn — but not impossible. We can rewire ourselves, using substitutions or rewards, splinting a bad habit onto a good one for support or hanging out with those whose actions we would like to emulate. Here’s the bottom line: We can do it. It will just take time for a new behavior to feel part of our routine, an average of two weeks or so. To become a habit will average 66 days.

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