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Vol. 14, No. 49

March 15, 2018


Irish pride shines Thousands line the streets for Huntington’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade — A7 SPACE RESERVED FOR SUBSCRIBER ADDRESS

What’s inside

Three run for two Northport Village trustee seats A3

Port Jefferson Documentary Series returns for 24th season

Northport schools look to add computers to budget A5

Also: Photo of the Week, ‘The Adventures of Peter Rabbit’ hops over to Theatre Three

NYS Legislature takes two paths to school safety A5


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Townwide Fund hosts 5K run Huntington runners are getting ready to put on green and lace up their sneakers. The Townwide Fund of Huntington will host its annual St. Patrick’s charity run March 17 starting at the American Legion Hall. The event features a 1-kilometer fun run at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 4-mile run starting at 9 a.m. Registration the day of the event is $10 for the fun run, $35 for the 4-mile course. Super Runner’s Shop will provide prizes to the top three finishers in each category. Every runner will be automatically entered into a raffle for various prizes from local merchants.

Parking is available in Mill Dam Park at the end of Mill Dam Road in Halesite. Registration and check-in will be at the American Legion Hall at the intersection of Route 110 and Mill Dam Road. A breakfast of bagels, bananas and various beverages will be provided for runners. No strollers, baby joggers, skateboards or pets will be allowed on the race course. All proceeds from the event are used to help provide critical health and human services to more than twenty charities in the Town of Huntington. — SARA-MEGAN WALSH

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Tom Kehoe, Ian Milligan and Joseph Sabia are running for Northport Village trustee in the March 20 election.

Three compete for two Northport Village trustee seats Longtime trustee Damon McMullan running uncontested for mayor; Paul Senzer only candidate for village justice

BY KEVIN REDDING KEVIN@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Three candidates — an incumbent and two challengers — are vying for two open seats within the Northport Village Board of Trustees, hoping to tackle financial, safety and quality of life issues within the town. The trustee candidates who receive the most votes March 20 will each serve a four-year term.

Thomas Kehoe

Milligan, 48, a Northport native and the owner of Harbor Electric Inc. on Willis Street, became a trustee in 2014 after regularly attending zoning and board meetings. He often voiced ideas on how to better the Northport Village Dock. Upon election, the lifelong boater was appointed commissioner of docks and waterways. He proposed new fees for the dock, which successfully brought more boaters to the area during dinner hours, helped boost downtown businesses and discouraged boaters from docking all day. He said by talking to hundreds of local boaters, shopkeepers and residents during that process, it prepared him well for his dayto-day tasks as a trustee. “What I did there is consistent with all issues in the village,” said Milligan, who also served as the board’s commissioner of sanitation. “I always strive to talk to as many people as I can and understand all sides of an issue, then take all the information and share it with the rest of the board, so we can make a decision in the best interest of the residents.” If re-elected, Milligan said he wants to continue making Northport a safe and healthy environment for residents, keep a line on taxes and roll out new projects — among his most anticipated is the implementation of a rain garden into the village to absorb rainwater runoff and keep the waterfront clean. “I have enjoyed this work and there is more work to be done,” he said.

three years, I watched our tax money and never voted to raise our tax dollars,” Sabia said. “So, I’m very interested in our finances and want to see where our money is going.” Sabia said besides keeping taxes at bay, he hopes to be able to restore the village’s crumbling roads and sidewalks, bring a full-time paramedic to the village’s firehouse, oversee the upcoming sewer plant project in Northport Bay Estates, and update the village’s antiquated zoning codes and building department. “We have to move forward and be businessfriendly,” he said. “We need people to be able to get building permits in a timely manner.” Sabia previously ran unsuccessfully twice — against outgoing Mayor George Doll in 2014 and for a trustee seat in 2016. He points to those experiences, as well as his years as a successful business owner and school board member, as building blocks for this election. “I have skin in the game here, I own a business here, I’m in the village 24/7 and have never left,” he said.

The Vote

The polls will be open March 20, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Northport Village Hall on 224 Main Street in Northport.

Joseph Sabia

Sabia, 62, is a former member of the Northport Police Department, NorthportEast Northport school board and owner of Sabia’s Car Care on Fort Salonga Road since 1977. He said he’s an advocate for the village and wants to work for the taxpayers within it. He believes in transparency, commitment to community, respect and courtesy, and fiscal discipline. “While on the board of education for


Kehoe is no stranger to the village board, having served as trustee for two terms from 2006 to 2014. He was the commissioner of commerce, police and sanitation. While a board member, he wrote the village’s outdoor dining code, created the Northport Business Development Committee, and said he routinely helped members of the local business community, professionals and merchants with any business-related issues in the village. If elected, he hopes to reinstate that committee and assume the police commissioner responsibilities again. “I’m looking forward to getting back on the board,” Kehoe said. “I’ve always enjoyed public service and giving back to my community. And plus, I understand business and know how to make things happen.” As the owner and operator of East Northport-based K&B Seafood for more than 30 years, Kehoe has traveled extensively throughout China, Japan and Russia, importing and exporting seafood and opening up markets. But he said he will focus his time and energy on the local front as trustee. He wants to make sure the Suffolk County Police Department doesn’t take over the village’s police force, preserve Northport’s status as “one of the 50 safest places to live in New York state” as ruled by the National Council for Home Safety and Security and keep the village in the 21st century. “We want to always be evolving,” he said. “Northport Village is a very unique place. It’s a real melting pot of different ethnic, religious and political groups and there’s a great tolerance and respect here for others.”

Ian Milligan

Northport ranks among 50 safest places to live Northport village residents can take pride that their hometown ranks as one of the 50 safest places to live in New York for 2017. For the second year in a row, the National Council for Home Safety and Security named Northport Village to their annual list of the 50 safest places to live in the state. Only jurisdictions with more than 5,000 residents are included in the rankings, which are based on the proportion of violent and property crimes versus population. In 2017, Northport Village saw crime reductions in every category. Property crimes were down 14.5 percent, crimes against persons were down 11 percent and offenses to the public were down 10.9 percent, according to a press release from Northport VIllage police. The village had no residential burglaries and only one commercial burglary, which resulted in an arrest.



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Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini (D) announced a former Commack resident and babysitter has been extradited from Florida and charged with 27 counts of alleged sex crimes against three young children who were in his care in Suffolk County between 2009 and 2014. Suffolk County Police Department has been working in cooperation with Florida’s state attorney’s office since 2014 to bring Benjamin Fielman, 27, back to Long Island to face criminal charges for his alleged actions. Fielman was arraigned in 1st District Court in Central Islip March 9. Fielman is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Florida, where he is registered as a sexual predator, after pleading guilty to felony sex crimes involving children in June 2017. “These crimes are atrocious,” Sini said. “This individual used the trust that was given to him by families in Suffolk County to carry out these depraved acts against children, our most vulnerable population.” Fielman worked as an assistant teacher at Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center in Commack for four years from 2008 to 2011 and as a babysitter, not related to any service or agency. During this time, the district attorney said Fielman allegedly sexually abused three unrelated boys ranging in age from 7 to 11 and was allegedly taking sexually explicit photos and videos. Florida state authorities executed a search warrant on the suspect’s home after he was arrested in 2014, according to Sini, where they found evidence of Fielman allegedly engaging in sexual contact with minors. He was also in possession of child pornography. Authorities determined the materials originated in Suffolk County. Florida authorities contacted the Suffolk police department’s computer crimes unit, which investigated the origin of the images and videos through the files’ metadata and was able to identify the victims. “We have serious concern that there are more victims. Sini said. “It’s very important that we not only take this individual off the streets so he cannot pose a danger to children moving forward, but also that we send a clear message that law enforcement from all jurisdictions is working together to bring people like this to justice.” The DA’s office said it has been in touch with the community recreation center and they have been cooperating with the active investigation. Fielman was previously indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury on two counts of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child; two counts of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child; 11 counts of promoting a sexual performance by a child; 11 counts of using a child in a sexual performance; and endangering the welfare of a child. He was remanded without bail to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. The district attorney said the case remains an ongoing investigation under Suffolk’s Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau. Anyone with information about the defendant or potential victims is encouraged to contact law enforcement at 631-852-6279. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS (8477).



Northport looking to add more computers in budget Northport administrators have placed an emphasis on getting more computers into classrooms and updating athletic gear and other essentials as part of the instruction, technology, BOCES and special education sections of the preliminary budget. Superintendent Robert Banzer said during a March 8 board of education meeting that the district intends to continue expanding the deployment of Chromebooks, laptops powered with Google applications, in the $166.2 million budget draft for 2018-19. The district began implementing a plan to provide personal computers to its students last September, piloting the program at the district’s two middle schools. “Kids want to have them available,” said Matt Nelson, assistant superintendent of student services, technology and assessment. “The biggest problem is the kids leave them at home then want to go get a loaner. They realize really quickly that the loaners run out, and they won’t have one for the day.”

Next year, the district has budgeted to give Chromebooks to its current eighthgrade students as they enter Northport High School and current fifth-grade students as they enter middle school. Banzer said the goal is to provide computers to all students in grades 10 through 12 by September 2019. Denise Schwartz, of East Northport, asked school administrators to consider providing additional funding for more computers given some classes have students who are in different grade levels. “I have a problem with some of the inequalities with co-seated classes,” Schwartz said. “For 10th- and 11th-graders to not have Chromebooks when ninth graders do is very unfair. What device does every student have at home to do homework?” The superintendent has recommended $25,000 be set aside to redesign Northport High School’s career center with new seating, tables, desks and computer workstations “to update and create a learning environment conducive to group counseling, college counseling and professional development,” according to the budget draft. Banzer said

staff was noticing the area was not being used as often as expected, and hopes the reconfiguration will promote it. To build on increases in technology at the middle schools, the budget includes more than $8,000 to purchase six additional 3-D printers, three for each building. There is also a proposal to include roughly $10,000 to support the FIRST robotics team and more than $4,000 for VEX robotics for high school students. “I’m glad to see the robotics competitions fees and materials are included in here,” said trustee David Badanes. For student-athletes, school administrators have recommended using part of the more than $40,000 budget to outfit the boys lacrosse program with school-issued helmets, similar to those of the football team. The proposal calls for purchasing approximately 30 helmets per year over the next six years. Other athletic expenditures in the 201819 draft budget include more than $26,000 to replace 10-year old treadmills and elliptical machines; fix the girls field hockey goals; add new glass backboards in the north high school gym; purchase new junior varsity



Northport has included in its draft budget an expansion of its fleet of Chromebooks. football uniforms in the school colors; and add new uniforms for teams. The next presentation on the proposed budget for personnel and benefits, including security staff, is scheduled for March 15 at 7 p.m. at William J. Brosnan School building on Laurel Avenue. A preliminary budget hearing for district taxpayers is set for March 22.


NY working on school safety, gun legislation on separate political tracks BY ALEX PETROSKI ALEX@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

Editorial comment Page A18 TBR NEWS MEDIA

The New York State Legislature is working to make schools safer in the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school. But the Republican-held Senate and Democraticmajority Assembly are not yet on the same page in figuring out how to accomplish the goal. The Senate passed a package of bills March 6 aimed at improving school safety through various security-related measures. After a package of gun legislation bills — which included measures to create a stronger background check process, ban bump stocks or accessories that increase a semiautomatic weapon’s rate of fire, establish extreme risk protection orders, and more — brought forward by Senate Democrats failed in late February, the Assembly also passed a package of bills March 6 designed to strengthen gun laws. Several of the bills in the Assembly package were the same as versions voted down in the Senate. It remains to be seen if either house will pass their counterparts respective packages. “I have every hope that we can walk and chew gum at the same time because these are not mutually exclusive directions, and they are very complementary,” Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) said in an interview. The assemblyman said he hadn’t had a chance to fully study the package of bills passed in the Senate yet, but at first glance it included some initiatives he’d be comfortable supporting. “I would just appeal to my colleagues in the Senate to meet us halfway, and I would pledge to do the same for them. I think we all should keep our eye on what the objective is here, which is to save lives and ultimately there is no single measure that is going to be

an omnibus solve.” The passed Senate package includes a bill authorizing districts to receive state funding to hire a school resource officer, defined in the bill to include retired or active duty police officers, deputy sheriffs or state troopers. They would be permitted to carry firearms on school grounds if licensed to do so. Another bill increased the earnings limitations for retired police officers being employed by schools from $30,000 annually to $50,000. A bill was also included in the package that will provide state education aid to districts for acquiring safety technology and improving security. “Schools must be safe havens, where students can learn and teachers can teach,” Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (REast Northport) said in a statement. “In New York, we must act swiftly and decisively to implement additional measures in schools throughout our state to give students, parents and teachers the resources and peace of mind that they deserve.” The Senate’s package also had components designed to improve school-based mental health services. One bill allocates districts $50,000 in state funding to put toward hiring a mental health services coordinator, while another requires the state Department of Education to investigate and report on the number of full- and part-time school counselors, school social workers and school psychologists in each school; the ratio of students to the number of school counselors; the ratio of students to the number of school social workers; the ratio of students to the number of school psychologists in each school; and when such staff is working in more than one school. As part of the package, another bill was passed defining school shootings as an act

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and his coalition passed a series of school safety bills last week. of terrorism, which now makes the New York State Intelligence Center in cooperation with the state Division of Homeland Security responsible for the collection, integration, receipt, processing, evaluation, analysis, fusing, dissemination, sharing and maintenance of intelligence information to aid in detecting, preventing, investigating and responding to acts of terrorism, including school shootings. Now suspects who discharge a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school can be charged with committing an act of terrorism. The bills in the Senate’s package passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in most cases. They will head to the Assembly before arriving, if passed, at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) desk for signing into law. The package that passed the Assembly, if eventually passed by the Senate and signed by Cuomo, would temporarily prohibit individuals from purchasing or possessing guns if a family member or law enforcement officer petitions a court and the court finds individuals are likely to engage in conduct

that would harm themselves or others. It also would establish a 10-day waiting period before a gun may be delivered to a purchaser who has not cleared a background check. Under current federal law, gun dealers must conduct a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System before selling a firearm. The NICS system responds with one of three messages: “proceed,” “denied” or “delayed.” The dealer must deny the sale if the NICS background check determines the buyer is a prohibited purchaser and responds with a “denied” message. However, if the response is “delayed,” the dealer may nonetheless complete the sale after three business days. Also included in the package is a bill preventing convicted domestic abusers from purchasing or possessing a firearm. Spokespersons for Flanagan and Sen. Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) did not respond to a request for comment asking if they intend to support the package of legislation passed by the Assembly.



A downed power line sparked a house fire in Centerport during the March 7 storm.

Downed wire sparks Centerport blaze A high-voltage power line brought down by the March 7 nor`easter sparked a Centerport house fire. The Centerport Fire Department received a call of a building fire on Idle Day Drive during the storm at approximately 7:20 p.m. Upon arriving, firefighters found out the blaze was started by an arcing 13,000-volt power line that came down on a backyard shed, setting the shed on fire before spreading to a nearby unoccupied building, according to fire department spokesman Steve Silverman. Centerport firefighters attacked from the interior of the building. Silverman said they were forced to stop after a firefighter holding onto a firehose outside received a minor electric shock due to the high voltage in the ground. The firefighter was checked over at the scene by Centerport

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fire department paramedics. A PSEG crew from Northport arrived and cut the fuse on the pole, shutting down power to the house so firefighters could continue extinguishing the blaze. It took about 40 Centerport firefighters, under the direction of Chief Tom Boyd and Assistant Chiefs Rich Miltner and Andy Heglund, roughly 40 minutes to put out the flames, according to Silverman, as a bedroom and bathroom in the house were damaged. An engine from the Halesite Fire Department provided standby coverage. Huntington Town fire marshal is investigating the fire. During the March 7 storm, the Centerport Fire Department responded to 14 calls for electrical wires and trees down and blocked roads, Silverman said. — SARA-MEGAN WALSH

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POLICE BLOTTER Incidents and arrests March 3–9

Hit and run in Huntington

Police said a 20-year-old woman from Brentwood was allegedly driving a 2003 Toyota Camry on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills at around 10 p.m. March 3 when she collided with a 2017 BMW and allegedly fled without exchanging proper insurance information. She was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. On March 7, at around 9:30 a.m., a 32-yearold woman from Huntington was allegedly driving a 2003 Nissan Altima and struck a 2009 Infiniti on Homesite Court in Elwood, police said. She was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging proper insurance information.

Drug and car bust

At around 1:30 p.m. March 3, a 26-year-old woman from Ronkonkoma was allegedly carrying heroin and a hypodermic needle while sitting in parked car in Otsego Park on Commack Road in Dix Hills, according to police. She was also allegedly found behind the wheel of a 2006 Chevy pickup truck that she didn’t own. She was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic instrument and unauthorized use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

Controlled substance

While on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station at around 5:30 a.m. March 3, a 35-year-old woman from Huntington was allegedly caught carrying heroin, police said. She was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a controlled substance.

Abercrombie & Fitch & Steal

At Abercrombie & Fitch on Walt Whitman Road in Huntington Station, an unknown person allegedly stole up to $1,000 worth of fragrances at around 4:40 p.m. March 1, police said. The incident was reported March 6.

Shattered side view

The driver’s side view mirror on a 2015 Honda Civic was broken by an unknown person on Evergreen Avenue in Huntington Station at around 12 p.m. March 7, according to police. The incident was reported March 8.

Face-to-face robbery

A cellphone and cash were allegedly stolen from someone while standing outside a home on Sexton Court in Greenlawn March 6 at around 8:50 p.m., according to police.

Stop & Steal

On March 4, at around 5:05 p.m., a 32-yearold woman from Greenlawn allegedly stole assorted groceries from Stop & Shop on East Jericho Turnpike in East Northport, police said. She was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

Baby shopping

An unknown person allegedly stole assorted baby products from CVS Pharmacy on Commack Road in Commack March 7 at around 11:40 p.m., police said. The incident was reported March 8.


At around 1:30 p.m. March 6, a 30-year-old man from Huntington Station was allegedly driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla with a suspended license on the corner of Depot Road and Leyden Street in Huntington Station, according to police. He was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.


A 21-year-old man from Northport was allegedly carrying marijuana while on the corner of Melrose Avenue and Gilder Court in East Northport March 6 at around 10:20 p.m., according to police. He was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Windshield damage

According to police, an unknown person allegedly threw a water bottle at a 1995 Ford driving on Park Avenue in Huntington Station and broke its windshield at around 2:15 p.m. March 9.

Burn, baby, burn

While on the corner of McNulty Street and Katonah Place in Dix Hills, police said a 28-year-old woman from Central Islip was allegedly burning marijuana in public view at around 7:05 p.m. March 6, police said. She was arrested and charged with fifthdegree criminal possession of marijuana.

Stolen brake pads

At Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service on Jericho Turnpike in Commack, a 37-year-old man from Huntington allegedly stole brake pads at around 5:20 p.m. March 9, according to police. He was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

Lord & Taylor & Steal

A 22-year-old man from Huntington Station allegedly stole multiple shirts from Lord & Taylor on Walt Whitman Roadoninpg. HuntingLEGALS con’t 6 ton Station March 9 at around 4:30 p.m., police said. He was arrested and charged with petit larceny.

Dangerous driver

While driving a 2008 BMW on Elwood Road in Elwood, a 29-year-old man from Commack was allegedly swerving in and out of his lane, according to police, leading officers to pull him over at around 10:50 p.m. March 3. He was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. — COMPILED BY KEVIN REDDING



Huntington celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Thousands lined the streets of Huntington to show off their Irish pride at the town’s 84th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The nearly two-hour parade featured performances by pipe and drum corps, including New York Police Department’s Emerald Society, and local high school marching bands. The parade was led by grand marshal Andrew Brady, former president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Huntington and parade co-chair for several years. View more pictures online at


Northport rocks the bald Dozens of people lined up to boldly go bald at the Northport-East Northport school district’s St. Baldrick’s Day event March 9. The event raised more than $63,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds childhood cancer research. Among the top teams were the East Northport Middle School Bald Tigers, led by teacher John Braun, raising more than $22,000. The team dedicated this year’s shave in memory of Caleb Paquet. Paquet, 19, died in August 2017 after a battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Braun grew a green mohawk for the occasion while marking the side of his head with “Caleb’s Army.” The Bellerose Fuzzballs, of Bellerose Elementary School, also raised more than $10,000 for the cause. View more photos at


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The Republican-held Senate is touting its school safety package of bills, which did nothing to advance common sense gun reform.

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The two tribes have set their respective baselines while New Yorkers yearn for compromise and actual, tangible change. The Republican-held state Senate has thus far made its position clear. Billed as the way to keep kids safe, its legislative school security package, which passed March 6, has several strong ideas and mercifully doesn’t get New York educators any closer to possessing firearms on school grounds. It establishes funds for districts that want to hire school resource officers, and opened the definition to include retired or active duty police officers, deputy sheriffs and/or state troopers, who would be allowed to carry weapons on campuses. The package also provides state education aid to districts acquiring safety technology or otherwise improving security of facilities. A bill to create more funding for schools to hire additional mental health professionals was also included. On its face, the Republican package does plenty to improve safety in schools. A Suffolk County initiative announced by Executive Steve Bellone (D) last week would allow districts to give access to existing surveillance systems to the police department, designed to speed up response times during mass shooter situations. The package and the new county scheme are outside of the box and forward-thinking ideas that are welcome for making students safer. The Republican plan passed with bipartisan support. However, the only use of the word “gun” in a press release announcing the package from a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) is in reference to potential future legislation that would create funding for districts seeking more weapon detection systems. At the end of February, the state Senate voted down a package of measures introduced by the Democrats that aimed at addressing access to firearms. That legislative bundle included stronger background checks, a ban on bump stocks and an “extreme risk protection” measure designed to keep weapons away from people who are determined by a court to pose a risk of harm to themselves or others. In other words, common-sense, bare minimum gun control measures that do nothing to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. A similar package made it through the New York State Assembly the same day. “I am not encouraged that we’re there yet,” state Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) said when asked if he thought the discussion about guns at the state level was progressing among both parties. “Schools must be safe havens where students can learn and teachers can teach,” Flanagan said in a statement announcing the Republican bills. “In New York, we must act swiftly and decisively to implement additional measures in schools throughout our state to give students, parents and teachers the resources and peace of mind that they deserve.” He and his fellow local senator from the Republican conference, Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), have yet to respond to a request for comment through respective spokespersons asking if either intend to support the Assembly package. If the Republicans are serious about creating “peace of mind” for schools and parents, the school safety measures are an excellent start, but the Assembly package should be passed too.

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Huntington’s parking meters are ridiculous My wife and I travel from Syosset to downtown Huntington three to four days per week to take advantage of your great restaurants and entertainment -- or at least we used to before we became too frustrated with your ridiculous new parking meters. Let me stress that we do not mind paying to park in Huntington. However, when paying for the space becomes as complicated as finding the space, it becomes evident that the businesses you are trying to serve are actually going to suffer. As a highly technical person, navigating my way through the cryptic instructions — what the heck is a “tariff” in the realm of parking?— took at least six or seven attempts before I felt even the slightest bit competent. This is not to mention how annoying it was to walk half a block to the kiosk to have my brain scrambled to the point where I completely forgot the number of my parking space. And then I had to figure

out if, “Take this ticket with you” meant to put it in my pocket, or to walk all the way back to my car to place it on the dashboard. A lot of work to pay 50 cents or a buck to go get a slice of pizza. What should concern the downtown businesses even more, though, is the fact that we, like many of the people we speak to in Huntington, have been basing their decisions about where to eat, where to shop, and where to go for entertainment based on avoiding the stress of these new meters. The past four times we visited downtown Huntington, we opted to drive past a new restaurant we’ve been wanting to try just because another restaurant in the area is near the municipal parking lot. This wasn’t to save money, but to avoid having to deal with the meters. Another time, when I realized, in the middle of dinner at a local Italian restaurant, that my meter was running out of time, I ran outside to the kiosk and

selected the option to “extend my time,” only to be bombarded with questions about my “Lot #” and “Code #”, followed by an assortment of error messages. No fewer than three people, including a police officer, tried to help me figure out how to add another damned quarter to the meter, but in the end, I had no choice but to give up. As a result, instead of going back into the restaurant to enjoy coffee and dessert, I had to ask for the check and scoot out of there to avoid a ticket. Again, I don’t believe there is anything wrong with requiring payment for street parking in such a bustling downtown. However, the complexity and inconvenience of the meters you have chosen for downtown Huntington are pushing at least this couple away. I can’t imagine that there aren’t many, many others who will soon be avoiding the downtown as well.

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No question in the guilt of Cruz In the aftermath of the tragic and shocking murder of 17 innocent people, including 14 students and three teachers, at a high school in Parkland, Florida, we are faced with the questions of who was at fault, and how can similar tragedies be prevented in the future. As the facts preceding the shooting emerge, it is becoming clear that the performance of numerous persons, including social workers, deputies of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and members of the FBI, enabled this unspeakable tragedy to occur. Furthermore, it appears that the deputies arrived at the scene while the shooting was in progress. They then cowered behind a car, with their guns drawn, in an apparent attempt to protect themselves, as the slaughter inside went on for six minutes. Aside from the collection of incompetent and inept government employees who allowed this to happen, who is responsible for the inexcusable

and unforgivable deaths of these innocent victims? It is none other than the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, of whose guilt there is no question. President Trump has taken the initiative to address this escalating problem, and is developing a series of proactive approaches, while, at the same time, maintaining the rights of law-abiding citizens as guaranteed by the provisions of the Second Amendment. These measures are likely to include outlawing bump stocks, improved checks for mental health and other background issues, raising the age limit for purchasing long guns from 18 to 21, and hardening school protection procedures. Clearly, the policy of some schools to designate themselves as “gun free zones” serves as an invitation to potential shooters, who are not seeking armed challenges to their evil goals. It remains to be seen whether the president will be able to overcome opposition from both

the National Rifle Association and those who choose to resist his policies at all costs, regardless of the merits. The Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi, has assured us that the prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, and it is hard to imagine that he will not be convicted. If he is, we will then begin the tortuous process of dealing with his incarceration, which will allow him to live for another 20 years, if not more, as a result of the interminable and unfathomable appeals process, thereby prolonging and sustaining the immeasurable grief of the parents, siblings and friends of the beloved victims, as well as providing a living celebrity role model for potential future imitators of Cruz. Let us hope that President Trump has the wherewithal to address this problem, as well.

George Altemose Setauket

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STILL SEEING SIGNS OF WINTER: Frank Melville Memorial Park in East Setauket.

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t’s got great pictures and is good news. As a result, it’s a story heard around the world. Back in 2015, Heather Lynch, an associate professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, started the tedious yet important job of counting Adélie penguins in a place with a well-earned name: the Danger Islands. This chain of nine Antarctic islands is surrounded by rocks and potentially shipice. By Daniel Dunaief trapping These parameters present a picture-perfect paradise for Adélie penguins, who live, breed, eat, squawk and poop there — more on that in a moment. Armed with drones that fly over these islands and working with collaborators from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at Oxford University in England and Louisiana State University in

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Baton Rouge, Lynch and others counted these flightless birds. The final number came to an astounding 1.5 million. Wait, but how could a planet so well covered by satellite imagery, where you can see your car in your driveway through online apps, not know about a colony so large that it’s called a supercolony? We kind of knew that they lived there, although not in such staggering numbers, when a plane flew overhead in 1957. It wasn’t until more recently, however, that Lynch and Mathew Schwaller from NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland, studied satellite images from guano stains — this is where the poop comes in — that they had an idea of the enormity of a population of penguins that would make Mr. Popper proud. News outlets, including TBR News Media, couldn’t get enough of the story, grabbing the pictures, getting Lynch and her colleagues on the phone and learning about the creatures. Publications of all political stripes, from The New York Times to CNN, to The Wall Street Journal to Breitbart News have all covered it. “It’s a good news story,” said

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Lynch. “People latched onto that.” Lynch said she spoke directly with 12 or more journalists. At the same time, about 360 stories mentioned Stony Brook and penguins. Some of the coverage has included mistakes. One report, for example, had spectacular visuals. The narrative, however, suggested the Danger Islands was a hotspot for penguins because the location has been left undisturbed by people. “That’s not what I said,” she said. “The question was, ‘Why hadn’t we discovered them before?’ The answer was because this is not an area where people go.” That, she said, is not the same as suggesting that the penguins flourished because humans haven’t been there. It only means we didn’t know about them because visiting the islands is so hazardous. Another outlet suggested that the Adélie penguins were on the verge of extinction. Not only is that inaccurate, but the population has been growing, as previous research from Lynch indicated. While that may not fit a simple climate-change narrative, it supports the concept of a warming world. To simplify the message, the



climate-change community has made a link between population and climate, which is “impossible to break,” she said, even though it’s also inaccurate. There is this “kind of tug of war between the scientists dealing with nuance and detail, and the conversation community,” she said. They don’t need to be at odds, she added. Indeed, this colony thrives because the Danger Islands hasn’t increased in temperature at the same rate as other parts of the Antarctic. The media spotlight taught her a few lessons. For starters, in addition to the talking points she had during her interactions, she would include bullet points in the negative, to make it clear what the researchers aren’t saying. Ultimately, however, Lynch recognizes the value of the photos. “The drone footage is amazing and stunning,” she said. She gives credit to the Woods Hole staff. “If we didn’t have pictures” the story would likely not have received such extensive coverage. What’s the lesson? From now on, she said, “I’ll think about the visuals in advance, if I want the attention.”




SPORTS Suffolk Sports HOF unveils 2018 induction class Seeing coaching as an action, not a title, has yielded great success, and now a prestigious honor for a few local leaders. Former Babylon head football coach and Shoreham-Wading River assistant Hans Wiederkehr, and Middle Country track and field coaches Bob Burkley and Harry Schneider were named members of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s 2018 induction class, announced by the organization Feb. 13. The three will join eight other selectees at the induction ceremony May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Watermill Caterers in Smithtown. “I’d like to thank all the kids that played for me — they’re the main reason I’m here,” Wiederkehr said. “I love the kids. I’d do anything for them.” After a successful career as a lineman at Syracuse University, Wiederkehr spent a season with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an offensive lineman in 1985-86. From 1986 until 2002 he served as a physical education teacher and director at Babylon, and coached varsity football from 1987 to 2002. The Panthers won 10 league crowns, six Suffolk County titles and two Long Island championships during his tenure. From 2014 to 2016 he was an assistant coach at Shoreham-Wading River. The Wildcats won three Long Island championships and two Rutgers Trophies, given annually to Suffolk’s top football team. “I had tremendous parents, tremendous support, and then I took the time to coach my own son at Shoreham and dealt with the same type of people,” Wiederkehr said. “I’ve been very lucky to have that support, and I think that’s the foundation of amateur athletics.” The former Division I athlete and NFL player is also one of the longest tenured athletic administrators of any coaches association in Long Island history. He has served as president of the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association since 1999, known for its famed awards dinner that draws more than 900

guests annually. Widerkehr is also an inductee of the East Lyme High School Hall of Fame (2004) and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (2009). Burkley was the varsity track and field coach at Newfield High School from 1964 to 1970, and at Centereach from 1971 to 1998. He won 28 league championships and 10 county championships. Following his time in Middle Country, he was an assistant at Bayport-Blue, from 1999 to 2004, at Center Moriches from 2005 to 2009, and has been at Northport since 2010. Burkley has coached 60 student-athletes who went on to have their own track and field coaching careers. He coached five national champions, two national record holders and five New York state record holders. Burkley’s teams went 26 years and 158 matches without losing a dual meet. He was also a lifeguard captain at Jones Beach for 42 years and was named New York State Lifeguard of the Year in 2010. “I’d like to thank my wife for letting me spend all this time the last 55 years coaching student-athletes,” Burkley said, smiling. “I still love it, and I love it because of the athletes — their dedication, responsiveness. It’s so rewarding to work with kids that love what they’re doing and stick with it.” Much like Burkley, Schneider taught physical education in the Middle Country school district for 32 years, coaching boys cross country, boys winter track and boys spring track and field during each of those seasons and beyond. Since retiring from teaching and moving to Sedona, Arizona in 2000, he has continued to coach boys and girls cross country and track and field. Schneider’s boys cross country teams at Middle Country won 10 division titles, 18 league championships and 11 county titles. His dual meet record was 165-20. In 1995, his team was ranked No. 8 in the nation. Boys winter track teams at Middle Country won seven division titles, 21 league championship and 11 county titles under Schneider’s guidance, which also produced a 103-3 overall record. Burkley coached 85 individual champs,



‘I’ve been very lucky to have [the parents’] support, and I think that’s the foundation of amateur athletics.’ — Hans Wiederkehr

Hans Wiederkehr, a former athlete, NFL player and football coach at Babylon and ShorehamWading River will be inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame 2018 induction class. two national champs and 11 state champs. In the spring, he won eight division titles, 28 league championships and 10 county titles. His record was 189-4-1. He coached 78 county champs, four national champs and 15 state champs among his spring track campaigns. He won more than 80 coach of the year awards and more than 65 of his student-athletes went on to coach throughout the United States. Among other coaches, referees and players to be inducted is Miller Place native Matt Ryan, noted as one of the greatest handball players in American history. The 1996 U.S. Olympic captain was a three-time U.S. Handball Player of the Year, and his 225 official international matches are an American record. Ryan also played professional handball overseas and starred in multiple world championship tournaments. His athletic prowess, however, began on the basketball court. As a senior in 1984, Ryan was named New York Basketball Player of the Year. As a junior, he was second team All-Long Island and won a gold medal at the Empire State Games with the Long Island squad. In 2013, he was inducted to the Miller Place Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was honored with the Boys and Girls Clubs

of America National Service to Youth Award. Former executive director of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, Ed Morris, is also in this year’s class. He served on the executive board since 1992 prior to taking over the organization in 2000. A Sachem alum, he is also the first recipient of his namesake award, the Edward J. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also served on the board of directors of Suffolk County PAL. Half Hollow Hills graduate Stephen Bowen, who spent 10 seasons in the NFL, and Shannon Smith, a three-time first-team lacrosse All-American who is among the most decorated players in the sport, and is also the head women’s lacrosse coach at Hofstra University, also highlight this year’s class. “When I found out that I was one of the new members I almost felt guilty, because there are so many wonderful men and women coaches in Suffolk County,” Wiederkehr said. “There so many that work hard, and sometimes don’t achieve some of the success some other coaches have, but that doesn’t bother them, they just keep working and working and working. I’m very honored and humbled to be a part of this induction class.”

Northport, Huntington runners place at nationals North Shore athletes brought home some national bacon last weekend. Northport and Huntington athletes were at the helm of it, earning bronze at New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in Manhattan March 11. Northport’s 4x800-meter relay team of twins Elijah and Isaiah Claiborne, Thomas Fodor and Dan O’Connor placed third in 7 minutes, 46.36 seconds, winning the rematch they really wanted. The Tigers flipped the script on St. Anthony’s, which had edged out the quartet at the state championship. St. Anthony’s finished fourth in 7:48.86 but both earned All-American status, which is awarded to the top six places. Virginia’s Loudoun Valley won the national championship in 7:39.30. Northport’s time broke West Islip’s Suffolk indoor record, a 7:47.68 run in 2016,

according to “We knew what [St. Anthony’s] order was going to be,” Isaiah Claiborne said. “We knew that they were going to stack up the end with Payamps and Gatewood running third and fourth. We just knew we had to get a lead on them because they’re great competition.” Elijah ran the opening leg, putting Northport in front at the first handoff. Although they would not stay on top, the stretch set the tone for a strong finish. “My whole goal was just to stick in behind the second guy and with 300 [meters] to go, out-kick everybody,” Elijah Claiborne said. “Which I did.” Huntington’s Keily Rivas squeezed between two Sachem standouts, placing third in the mile race walk in 7:25.53 to also earn All-American honors. Shoreham-Wading River runner Katherine Lee came in third in the mile, crossing the finish line in 4:46.61.

She sat in fourth for most of the race, jetting out of the gate at the bell but not able to make up any ground. In the final 70 meters, she was able to overtake third place and narrowly missed sneaking into second. Victoria Starcher of Ripley, West Virginia, took second in 4:46.32 and Katelynne Hart of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, won in 4:45.47. “I just wanted to hang on to the top pack,” Lee said. “I thought, in that case, my kick would let me hang on to the spot I was in.” Isaiah Claiborne also took fourth in the boys mile in 4:10.96. In a physical battle, Claiborne bumped toward the back of the pack but hung close enough to the middle and raced his way into fourth on the final lap. “There was tons of competition in that race — all similar times — so of course there’s going to be pushing around,” Claiborne said. “I don’t let it get to me. I’d do the same thing. I just tried to get my stride back and finish hard.”



Isaiah Claiborne

The Times of Huntington-Northport - March 15, 2017  
The Times of Huntington-Northport - March 15, 2017