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The event is being dedicated in memory of Billy Reitzig, a Miller Place resident who died as a result of a heroin overdose in 2016 when he was 25 years old. The rally will feature speakers, self-help experts, community leaders and local celebrities sharing personal experiences, as well as raffles and activities geared toward children, according to a press release for the event. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the theater, located at 1 Ski Run Lane in Farmingville. It is free to register and attend, though donations to benefit Hope House Ministries will be accepted. For more info visit www.waronaddictionrally.com.


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Students who have served and their families are receiving some transitional support. U.S. Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Peter King (R-Seaford) announced the expansion of the VetsSuccess on Campus program to Suffolk and Nassau County community colleges. The initiative, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, helps veterans, service members and their qualified dependents succeed in school using a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance, including offering referral services and peer-to-peer counseling. The program is intended to lead students to graduation and prepare them to enter the workforce in viable careers. “Our nation’s servicemen and women put their lives on the line to protect us, and when they return home, they have earned nothing less than our unwavering support when transitioning back into civilian life,” Zeldin said during an announcement of the program’s expansion at Suffolk County Community College April 4. “The expansion of the VetsSuccess on Campus program means local veterans here at Suffolk and Nassau will have access to an even wider rage of tools at their disposal to help them transition into their new lives after military service.” Suffolk County is home to the largest number of veterans in the state. SCCC serves more than 700 military-connected students annually across three campuses. Nassau County Community College serves more than 300 military-connected students each year. Students like retired Air Force Master Sgt. Olivia McMahon benefit from the program, and she said she’s thrilled to hear

U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin speaks about the expansion of the VetsSuccess on Campus program to Suffolk and Nassau community colleges at a press conference in Selden April 4. that what she was once provided remote access to will now feature a more personal connection to resources and benefits. “As a single working parent and veteran, I cannot stress enough the importance of this program,” the SCCC student said. “It allows us to reach our educational goals and further educate our community.” Christopher Holder, the VetsSuccess on-campus program counselor, was at the April 4 press conference to talk to veterans about his position in the program and share firsthand experience with reacclimating to society. “As a veteran, as a disabled veteran, I have made the transition these students are making now,” he said. “I hope that my experience on both sides, as a veteran and

as an administrator, will help these veterans make theirs.” During the event, Zeldin and King presented Christopher Adams, SCCC vice president of student affairs, with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the expansion of the program and to honor the veterans it serves. “Suffolk County Community College has a long history of assisting student veterans and maximizing their benefits and achieving their educational goals,” Adams said. “They deserve it and we are honored to be able to recognize their service to our country in this way.” VetsSuccess on Campus began as a pilot program in 2009 at the University

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VetsSuccess on-campus counselors provide: • Adjustment counseling to resolve problems interfering with completion of educational programs and entrance into employment; • Vocational testing; • Educational and career counseling; • Expedited VR&E services; • Support and assistance to all veterans with VA benefits regardless of entitlement, benefit usage or enrollment status.

of South Florida in Tampa and has expanded to such an extent that SCCC and Nassau are now two of 99 colleges in the nation with the program.


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LEGALS LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION AND BUDGET HEARING MIDDLE COUNTRY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AT CENTEREACH, TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE MIDDLE COUNTRY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT at CENTEREACH of the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York (the “School District”), that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, at the Newfield High School Library, 145 Marshall Drive, Selden, New York for Election Districts No. 1 and No. 2, for the transaction of business as authorized by the Education Law, including the following: 1. To present to the voters a detailed statement (proposed budget) of the amount of money which will be required for the 2018-19 fiscal year. 2. To discuss all the items hereinafter set forth to be voted upon by voting machines at the Budget Vote and Election to be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting pursuant to Education Law of the State of New York and acts amendatory thereto. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the vote on the budget and election of the members of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Prevailing Time, for the purpose of voting by machine upon those matters at Election District No. 1, located at Centereach High School, Centereach, New York and at Election District No. 2, located at Newfield High School, Selden, New York. AND NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of a detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required for the 2018/2019 school year for school purposes (the proposed budget) will be made available, upon request, to any resident of the District between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM beginning Wednesday, April 25, 2018, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays, at the District Administration Office located at 8 43rd Street, Centereach, NY 11720. A copy of the proposed budget shall be made available beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018, on the District’s website at ht tp://w w w.m c c s d.n et /, and except Saturday, Sun-

day or holidays, at each of the following school houses in the District during the following designated hours and at the Middle Country Public Library: CENTEREACH HIGH SCHOOL, Centereach 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. DAWNWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL, Centereach 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EUGENE AUER MEMORIAL SCHOOL, Lake Grove 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. HAWKINS PATH SCHOOL, Selden 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. HOLBROOK ROAD SCHOOL, Centereach 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. JERICHO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Centereach 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. NEWFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, Selden 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. NEW LANE MEMORIAL SCHOOL, Selden 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. NORTH COLEMAN ROAD SCHOOL, Centereach 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. OXHEAD ROAD SCHOOL, Centereach 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. SELDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL, Centereach 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. STAGECOACH ROAD SCHOOL, Selden 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. UNITY DRIVE SCHOOL, Centereach 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, Pursuant to Chapter 258 of the Laws of 2008, Section 495 was added to the Real Property Tax Law and requires the School District to attach to its proposed budget an exemption report. Said exemption report, which will also become part of the final budget, will show how much of the total assessed value on the final assessment roll used in the budgetary process is exempt from taxation, list every type of exemption granted, identified by statutory authority, and show: (a) the cumulative impact of each type of exemption expressed either as a dollar amount of assessed value or as a percentage of the total assessed value on the roll; (b) the cumulative amount expected to be received from recipients of each type of exemption as payments in lieu of taxes or other payments for municipal services; and (c) the cumulative impact of all exemptions granted. The exemption report shall be posted on any bulletin board maintained by the District for public notices and on any website maintained by the District. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the following propositions shall be voted upon at the annual budget vote and election: PROPOSITION NO. 1 Shall the following proposition be adopted, to wit:

RESOLVED, that the 201819 school budget, as submitted by the BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE MIDDLE COUNTRY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AT CENTEREACH, be approved and the requisite portion thereof be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the School District. The following shall also appear on the ballot: To elect one (1) member of the Board of Education for a three (3) year term commencing July 1, 2018, and expiring on June 30, 2021 to succeed Arlene Barresi whose term expires on June 30, 2018. To elect one (1) member of the Board of Education for a three (3) year term commencing July 1, 2018, and expiring on June 30, 2021 to succeed Karen J. Lessler whose term expires on June 30, 2018. To elect one (1) member of the Board of Education for a three (3) year term commencing July 1, 2018, and expiring on June 30, 2021 to succeed James H. Macomber whose term expires on June 30, 2018. To elect one (1) member of the Board of Education to fill the remainder of an unexpired term created by the resignation of Eliness Estevez, that commenced on July 1, 2017, and expires on June 30, 2020 (which is currently occupied by Kathleen Walsh whose appointment expires on May 15, 2018), with the successful candidate for such unexpired term to take office immediately upon being elected and duly qualified. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that the text of additional resolutions, if any, to be presented to the voters is available along with the budget statement at the times and places hereinabove mentioned and also at the School District Clerk’s Office. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a petition for the submission of propositions by anyone other than the BOARD OF EDUCATION for which there are no specific statutory requirements may be made upon a petition of the qualified voters of the School District, said petition to contain signatures of 104 qualified voters (representing five (5%) percent of the registered voters of the District who voted in the previous annual election of board members). AND FURTHER NOTICE BEING GIVEN, that pursuant to a rule adopted by the Board of Education in accordance with §2035 of LEGALS con’t on pg. 10

the Education Law, any referenda or propositions to change the number of Board of Education members, or a bond issue for capital improvements, or any other petition required by law to be stated in the Notice of Annual Meeting and Election must be filed with the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Friday, March 16, 2018. Any other petition, except those petitions required by law to be stated in the Notice of Annual Meeting and Election, must be filed with the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., prevailing time on Monday, April 16, 2018. However, the School Board will not entertain any petition to place before the voters any proposition the purpose of which is not within the powers of the voters to determine, which is unlawful or any proposition which fails to include a specific appropriation where the expenditure of monies is required by the proposition, or where other valid reason exists for excluding the proposition from the ballot. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the School District Clerk no later than Monday, April 16, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Prevailing Time. The following vacancies are to be filled on the BOARD OF EDUCATION: TERM Three (3) years LAST INCUMBENT Arlene Barresi TERM Three (3) years LAST INCUMBENT Karen J. Lessler TERM Three (3) years LAST INCUMBENT James H. Macomber TERM Two (2) years (unexpired term) LAST INCUMBENT Eliness Estevez (resigned)/ Kathleen Walsh (by appointment) Each vacancy on the Board of Education is a separate and specific office and a separate petition is required to nominate a candidate to each specific office. Each petition must be directed to the School District Clerk and must be signed by at least 41 qualified voters of the District (representing two (2%) percent of the voters who voted in the previous election for the members of the Board of Education), setting forth the name and residence of each signer, the name and

residence of the candidate, the date of signing, and must describe the specific vacancy for which the candidate is nominated, including at least the term of office and the name of the last incumbent. No person shall be nominated by petition for more than one (1) office. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that candidates for the Board of Education will draw by lot on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, at the office of the District Clerk, to determine their position on the ballot. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that candidates for election to the Board of Education shall file sworn statements as to campaign expenditures with the School District Clerk and the Commissioner of Education if required in accordance with Section 1528 of the Education Law. The time for filing such statements shall be in accordance with Section 1529 of the Education Law which requires that: (a) A first statement shall be filed on or before the thirtieth day next preceding the election to which it relates (April 16, 2018). (b) A second statement shall be filed on or before the fifth day preceding the election to which it relates (May 10, 2018). (c) A third statement shall be filed within twenty days next succeeding the election to which it relates (June 4, 2018). VOTING will be by ballot on voting machines in the school houses designated in each of the separate school election districts heretofore established and the polls will remain open for voting from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and as much longer as may be necessary for all voters present as of 9:00 p.m. to cast their votes. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the place in each Election District where said School District Election will be held, including a description of each Election District, is as follows: ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 1 Place of Election: CENTEREACH HIGH SCHOOL 14 43 Street, Centereach, New York 11720 Description of Election District: All those portions of the Middle Country Central School District having U.S. Postal Service zip codes 11720, 11755, 11779 and 11790 zip codes. ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 2 Place of Election NEWFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 145 Marshall Drive, Selden New York 11784 Description of Election District: All those portions of the Middle Country Cen-

tral School District having U.S. Postal Service zip codes 11727, 11738, 11776, 11784 zip codes. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that pursuant to either Section 2014 of the Education Law or Article 5 of the Election Law, personal registration of voters is required. All persons who have heretofore registered pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law and, who shall have voted at any annual or special meeting or any election held or conducted during the last four (4) calendar years are eligible to vote at this election and are not required to register for the annual election to be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Those persons who are not registered for any annual or special district meeting or election, as above set forth, but who are currently registered pursuant to Section 352 of the Election Law and whose names appear on the central registration books of the Suffolk County Board of Elections, Yaphank, New York, are not required to register for said annual election to be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Those persons disqualified from voting under the provisions of Section 5-106 of the Election Law shall be ineligible to vote in School District elections. Registration is conducted daily at the Office of the School District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, Monday through Friday; and at each Regular Meeting of the Board of Education, between the hours of 6:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, except that no registration will be permitted for purposes of voting at the May 15, 2018 annual school district election vote after Thursday, May 10, 2018. The register will be filed in the Office of the School District Clerk. Beginning May 10, 2018 such register will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of said School District on each of the five (5) days prior to and on the day set for the School District meeting, except Sunday or holidays, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., prevailing time on weekdays and by appointment, and available on Saturday by appointment only. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that pursuant to §2014 of the Education Law, the Board of Registration will meet on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, at each of the two (2) election districts to prepare the Register of the School District to LEGALS con’t on pg. 6


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SPORTS BILL LANDON

Clockwise from above, Abigail Finley, Nina Costanza, Ebubechukwu Uwechia and Kaitlynn Drennan compete in the meet at Ward Melville April 10.

Middle Country girls track & field falls to Ward Melville BY BILL LANDON The Patriots proved they have what it takes to go the distance. After falling to Longwood 90-60 in the first League I matchup of the season, Ward Melville’s girls track and field team reversed the roles at an April 10 home meet against Middle Country, winning 90-60 with help from long-distance runners. Junior Kate Cochran led the way in the 3,000-meter run with a winning time of 11 minutes, 39.5 seconds. She was pushed by Middle Country’s Kaitlynn Drennan from the moment the gun sounded, with Drennan finishing just six seconds behind her. Things were different in the 1,500, where it was a one, two finish for Ward Melville. Freshman Emma Rathburn crossed the line first at 5:18.1, and Shannon Ryan clocked in at 5:26.3. Drennan rounded out the top three with a 5:47.6 time. “We studied the statistics — they’re a young team, they’re rebuilding, they have some very talented sprinters, but I knew that our strong events were going to be the distance events, the throws, along with some of the field events,” Ward Melville head coach J.P. Dion said. “From what they had in the winter and from last spring, I knew that this is where we could gain most of our points.” Ward Melville senior Allyson Gaedje won at 800 in 2:36, a pace well off her personal best but enough to take the title. Senior captain Kiera Hughes competed in the 100 hurdles, 100 dash, 4×100 relay and long jump. A returning All-County athlete in the spring and winter, she was ranked first in the winter 55 hurdles. “I thought I did pretty well,” she said of her performances on the afternoon. “I’m happy, but my long jump was my strongest event, and it’s a good way to get back [into a rhythm].”

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Hughes finished second in the long jump behind Ward Melville sophomore Allison D’Angio, who bested the field with a 15 feet 2.5 inches leap. Middle Country freshman Jada Hodge placed third covering 12-11.75. “Kiera helps me out a lot by working with the younger athletes, helping them,” Dion said. Ward Melville’s Samantha Sturgess, who also ran the 4×100 and 4×800 relays, won the 400 hurdles in 68 seconds. “I had a season-best, but it’s not my personal best,” the senior said. “I don’t have a problem getting over the hurdles, but I have to get faster in between.” Middle Country head coach Charles Cuzzo said he was pleased with what he saw despite how young this year’s squad is. “We were strongest in the sprints … the kids did very, very well,” he said, noting Maritza Blanchard, Dana Cerbone and Lexie Roth are players his opponents should watch out for. “It’s early in the season, but they keep on improving.”

Dion said he also saw several bright spots on the afternoon, especially with his jumpers. D’Angio won the triple and the long jump and notched a personal best clearing 5 feet in the high jump, according to Dion. The coach added Lauren Moore, a freshman, increased her personal best in the triple

jump by 4 feet. She notched another personal best with a 4-inch increase in the high jump, clearing 4-8. The Patriots are back in action April 19 hosting William Floyd at 4:15 p.m. Middle Country is back on the track April 14 at the Coaches Meet at Bay Shore at 9:30 a.m.


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PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the School District Clerk shall also be present during the Annual Election and shall circulate throughout the school houses in the designated election districts for the purpose of preparing a register for School District elections held subsequent thereto. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that absentee voting will be permitted in accordance with Section 2018-a of the Education Law. All applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the Office of the School District Clerk beginning Monday, April 23, 2018. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available during regular Office hours in the Office of the School District Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of the election except Sunday. An application for an absentee ballot, on a form to be provided by the School District Clerk, shall be made to the School District Clerk, at least seven (7) days before the election, if the School District Clerk is to return the absentee ballot to the applicant by mail. If the applicant is to personally pick up the absentee ballot, the application must be received by the School District Clerk at least one (1) day before the election. No absentee voter’s ballot shall be canvassed, unless it shall have been received in the Office of the School District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m., Prevailing Time, on the day of the election. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that this Board shall convene a special meeting thereof within twenty-four hours after the filing with the School

District Clerk of a written report of the results of the ballot for the purpose of examining and tabulating said reports of the results of the ballot and declaring the result of the ballot. Dated: Centereach, New York February 7, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE MIDDLE COUNTRY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AT CENTEREACH, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK Stephanie Larkin District Clerk 192 3/29 4x tmc MOMMA BECKS WORKSHOP LLC Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/23/2018. Office location in Suffolk County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to the LLC, 1233 August Road, North Babylon, NY 11703. Purpose: any legal activity. 274 3/29 6x tmc Notice of formation of T&M Custom Marble Works, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/28/2018. Office location: Suffolk County. 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: 169 Mark Tree Road, Centereach, NY, 11720. Purpose: Any lawful purpose 276 3/29 6x tmc NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE IV, SEC. 85-29 OF THE BUILDING ZONE ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS WILL HOLD A WORKSESSION ON APRIL 16, 2018 (BZA CONFERENCE ROOM – 1ST FLOOR) AT 3:00 P.M. AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018 (2ND FLOOR AUDITORIUM) COMMENCING AT 2:00 P.M. AT ONE INDEPENDENCE HILL, FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOW-

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ING: TIMES OF MIDDLE COUNTRY 2. First Millennium Home Builders Inc., c/o Andrew Malguarnera 713 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY. Location: North side Mooney Pond Rd. 183’+/- West of Evergreen Dr., Selden. Applicant requests division of parcel into 2 plots, 1 and 2, requiring lot area, lot frontage and minimum and total side yard variances for proposed one family dwelling on plot 1. (0200 53900 0100 008000, 009000 & 010000) 3. First Millennium Home Builders Inc., c/o Andrew Malguarnera 713 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY. Location: North side Mooney Pond Rd. 105’+/- West of Evergreen Dr., Selden. Applicant requests lot area, lot frontage and minimum and total side yard variances for proposed one family dwelling on plot 2. THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL COMMENCE AT 4 P.M. 24. Karen Clark, c/o Andrew Malguarnera, 713 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY. Location: Northwest corner Galaxie Ln. & Ambassador Ln., Selden. Applicant requests side yard & rear yard variances for proposed inground swimming pool; also, height variance for existing 6’ high fence located in the front yard (Galaxie Ln.). (0200 51900 0400 007000) 25. Marianna Mollengren, c/o Andrew Malguarnera, 713 Main St., Port Jefferson, NY. Location: North side Strathmore Village Dr. 647’+/- East of Tulip Hill Ln., Centereach. Applicant requests minimum & total side yard variances for existing carport & roof over wood deck; side yard, rear yard & height variances for existing 13.8’ high detached shed (12’ high permitted); also, front yard setback variance for existing roof over platform exceeding 4’ x 8’ permitted (6’ x 11’). (0200 39100 0100 001000) CASES WILL BE HEARD AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD. PAUL M. DE CHANCE CHAIRMAN 311 4/12 1x tmc

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LEGALS con’t from pg. 4 be used at the Budget Vote and Election to be held in 2019 and any special district meetings that may be held after the preparation of the Register. During this meeting, any person shall be entitled to have his or her name placed on the Register provided he/she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration to be entitled to vote at the school district election or special district meeting for which the Register is prepared and which is held after Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

A fire at Magic Isle Aquarium & Pets at 2350 Middle County Road, above, killed a dozen pets, including one of the store’s mascots, a parrot named Cheerio, below right. Some shoppers showed support on Facebook and left stuffed animals, at bottom, with a ‘rest in peace’ sign.

About a dozen animals killed in Centereach pet store fire BY DESIRÉE KEEGAN DESIREE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Sixth Precinct officers responded to a call of a fire at a Centereach pet store April 5. Magic Isle Aquarium & Pets, located at 2350 Middle Country Road was on fire at about 10 a.m., according to police. No one was inside the building at the time. Police said approximately a dozen of the animals, including birds, rabbits, hamsters and fish, died in the fire. One of those animals was the store’s mascot Cheerio, a parrot. “Today was a day we never dreamed could happen,” owner Joe Carpinone wrote on the store’s Facebook page. “We would like the thank everyone for the kind thoughts and prayers. A big thank you to the Centereach Fire Department and all the other towns that responded, the SCPD, to Dr. [Charles] Greco at Animal [Medical] Hospital of Centereach, Melissa at the Groomery, Jungle Bob’s, Brian’s Tropical Aquarium & Pets, Country Critters of Long Island and to Strong Island Animal Rescue League. We will be forever grateful for your support today.” Members of the Centereach, Coram and Lake Ronkonkoma fire departments responded to extinguish the fire. The Brookhaven Town fire marshal responded, and the cause was not suspicious. Hundreds of longtime supporters of the pet store took to Facebook to share stories and send well-wishes. “I am so sorry to everyone at Magic Isle that you had to go through such a tragedy,”

Ashley Evans wrote. “I felt so upset when hearing about this and thinking about all those sweet animals, but am glad that many animals were able to be saved.” Lynn Robin also shared some of her memories at the shop. “My heart goes out to all the people who made Magic Isle a special place for pet owners,” she wrote. “My mom and I came in many of Sundays to buy bird food and goodies for our two special birdies. We are saddened and our prayers go out to all involved. So sorry for your loss.” A GoFundMe page was started to help the shop rebuild. Almost $4,000 had been raised by press time. To join in the cause, visit www. gofundme.com/help-magic-isle-rebuild.


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Architecture Guide HOME FEATURES: arches, columns, dormers, roofs, windows, classic molding RESIDENTIAL STYLES: Art Deco – Homes built in this style feature geometric elements and a vertically oriented design. California Bungalow – A forerunner of the Craftsman style, California Bungalows offer rustic exteriors, sheltered-feeling interiors, and spacious front porches. Cape Cod – A true classic, Cape Cod homes – square or rectangular one-story structures with gabled roofs and unornamented fronts – were among America’s first houses. Colonial – An offshoot of the Cape Cod style, Colonial homes feature a rectangular, symmetric design, second-floor bedrooms, clapboard siding, and gabled roofs. Contemporary – Unmistakably modern in feel, Contemporary style homes are identifiable by their odd-sized windows, lack of ornamentation, and unusual mix of wall materials. Craftsman – Full or partial-width porches framed by tapered columns, overhanging eaves, and exposed roof rafters differentiate a Craftsman home from the similar California Bungalow. Creole – A front wall that recedes to form a first-story porch and a second-story balcony highlights the Creole Cottage design. Dutch Colonial – German, or “Deutsch”, settlers in Pennsylvania originated the Dutch Colonial style, dominated by a barn-like broad gambrel roof with flaring eaves.

Federal – This style arose amid a renewed interest in Greek Roman culture, as its classical ornamentation around cornices, doors, and windows demonstrates. French Provincial – Balance and symmetry define the French Provincial style, which includes a steep hip roof; balcony and porch balustrades; and rectangular doors set in arched openings. Georgian – Refined and symmetrical with paired chimneys and a decorative crown, Georgian houses were named after English royalty. Gothic Revival – English romanticism influenced this style marked by “Gothic” windows with pointed arches; exposed framing timbers; and steep, vaulted roofs. Greek Revival – Large porches, entryway columns, and a front door surrounded by narrow rectangular windows characterize Greek Revival homes. International – The International style exposes functional building elements, including elevator shafts, ground-to-ceiling plate glass windows, and smooth facades. Italianate – Symmetrical bay windows in front; small chimneys set in irregular locations; tall, narrow, windows; and in some cases towers, typify Italianate houses. Monterey – The Monterey style updates the New England Colonial style with an adobe brick exterior and a second floor with a balcony. National – Rooted in Native American and pre-railroad dwellings, the National style consists of a rectangular shape with sidegabled roofs or square layouts with pyramidal roofs.

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OPINION Editorial

Letters to the editor

Leave citizenship question off census CUOMO’S OFFICE

An overheight vehicle detector installed at an on-ramp to the Southern State Parkway

Shore up oversights in passenger safety

A horrific crash on the Southern State Parkway injured many Huntington High School students when a coach bus slammed into an overpass April 9. The accident could have been easily avoided, elected officials said, and we couldn’t agree more. While we cannot control human error, this should be a wake-up call to re-examine our use of technological safety devices. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he called for improved transportation safety measures at the very same place, Exit 18 at the Eagle Avenue bridge, where an accident occurred in 2012. As a result, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advised truck drivers and commercial vehicles that a new GPS system was available to warn of parkways and roadways along their route with low clearances. While installing this commercial GPS system into commercial vehicles was highly recommended, Schumer admitted it was not mandated by federal law. Elected officials presumed transportation companies would voluntarily shell out money to improve safety. Decisions regarding passenger safety should not be left in the hands of private corporations. Federal, state and county politicians need to reconsider legislation that would require this vital, potentially life-saving equipment on school buses, coach buses, RVs and other tall passenger vehicles. This accident also warrants taking a closer look at those new technologies in the process of being installed on Long Island’s parkways. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Dec. 5 of last year that $4.3 million in funds would be spent to install overheight vehicle detectors at 13 locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties. His goal was to use state-of-the-art technology to prevent bridge strikes that can be potentially fatal and snarl traffic for hours. These detectors are installed at the top of on-ramps and relay an invisible beam set at the specific height needed to clear the parkway’s bridges. If a vehicle breaks the beam, the device triggers a colored LED message sign to flash a warning to the driver, alerting the truck or bus will not clear the bridge. Joe Morrissey, spokesman for the New York State Department of Transportation, confirmed these detectors have been installed at the Eagle Avenue overpass, but said they are not yet active due to calibration and testing. Morrissey admitted even if the detectors had been functioning, they would not have prevented the accident. They are not set up to scan for overheight vehicles entering from the Belt Parkway, as the coach bus did. Elected politicians and transportation officials made the assumption that because buses and commercial vehicles are not allowed on the Belt Parkway, none would enter the Southern State Parkway from that ramp. Cuomo’s plan to install these vehicle detectors needs to be looked over again to better determine where sensors need to be placed. Additional measures, like notification to highway police when the sensor is set off, should also be considered. These oversights are putting holes in the safety net.

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

The addition of a question on the 2020 census relating to citizenship status is chilling in its simplistic attempt to suppress the political influence of Latinos and racially diverse communities by intimidating immigrants and their families. Allowed to move forward, it will accomplish what it is designed to do — instill fear in immigrant communities across Long Island and reduce response rates among this vulnerable population. The provocative addition of this question, in a climate of intimidation advanced by the president and his administration, will force immigrants into the shadows and disproportionately impact representation and federal funding for things like Medicaid and infrastructure across the country and specifically on Long Island where Hispanics and Latinos make up an estimated 17 percent of the population in Suffolk and 15 percent in Nassau. The consequences of under-counting our country’s population, especially in areas like Long Island, could create a disadvantage in representation in the House and create a

DuWayne Gregory disparity in distribution of the $600 billion plus in federal funding. The administration’s argument that it will help with protecting minority voting rights is disingenuous since the government already collects data that can be used to assist with enforcement. In addition, noncitizens are prohibited from voting and there has been no evidence that the fabricated stories that millions of illegals voted in the 2016 election are true. Immigrants are however, guaranteed representation in

the House and by undercounting them they — along with others in areas where they are undercounted — would lose that representation. As of now 16 states and the District of Columbia have filed lawsuits against President Trump and the Department of Commerce, with New York leading the multistate action to block the citizenship question from being included on the 2020 census. The lawsuit notes that the 2010 census failed to include more than 1.5 million minorities. We must not allow the exclusion of a significant portion of this country’s population to go uncounted. As Americans we have an obligation to demand a complete and accurate accounting. Anything less could have far reaching implications that would alter essential information, impacting everything from political representation to key demographic data used by business, government and localities in their decision-making. Ten years is a long time to be making choices based on flawed information.

DuWayne Gregory Presiding Officer Suffolk County Legislature

Breaking the cycle Each year, hundreds of thousands of people are released from jails and prisons throughout the United States. Nearly twothirds of these individuals will be rearrested within three years, perpetuating a cycle of crime and recidivism that impacts public safety, burdens taxpayers and creates generational instability for countless families. This is not surprising given the data: 68 percent of inmates participating in a rehabilitation program at the county jail report they have a close family member that has been incarcerated; 92 percent admit to a drug problem; and 63 percent have a mental health condition. Other common issues include homelessness, employment insecurity and learning deficits. Fortunately, calls for criminal justice reforms have gained momentum throughout the nation, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are fundamentally in agreement on

many proposals. If the goal of criminal justice reform is to reduce the number of individuals caught up in the cycle of crime, incarceration and recidivism, then there must be a corresponding investment in crime prevention, re-entry and reducing the roadblocks to successful reintegration. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the lead on these issues. His 2018 Criminal Justice Reform Package includes several crime prevention reforms directed toward at-risk youth that I believe would greatly improve public safety in many Long Island communities. The proposal includes expanded after school programs, vocational training opportunities, gang prevention education and comprehensive case management services for immigrant youth, who are often targeted by gangs like MS-13. As corrections professionals, we must also do our part to

improve the way that inmates are prepared to reenter society after serving time in jail and prison. Last month I announced I would soon be implementing a system-wide discharge planning model at the Suffolk County jail that would link sentenced inmates with service providers in their own communities, provide more vocational and rehabilitative programs, as well as connections to faith-based organizations. I will also be implementing a special Young Adult Programto prevent future criminal involvement. By addressing the known behaviors and circumstances that often underlie criminal behavior, and by investing more in crime prevention, I believe we will go a long way toward shutting the proverbial revolving door of generational crime and incarceration.

Errol Toulon Jr. Suffolk County Sheriff

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OPINION

Confessions of a detested and detestable journalist

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ello, my name is Dan and I’m a ... journalist. It’s been a few days since my last meeting and a lot has happened since then. For starters, I’ve decided to hate myself. I’m coming to grips with the idea that, as a journalist, I am detested and detestable. I ask questions. All the time. Just ask my wife and kids, although they’re too annoyed with my questions to entertain yours. I have this insane urge to understand and appreciate the By Daniel Dunaief nuance of a word or phrase. I even have a dictionary. Didn’t we burn those long ago? Aren’t we supposed to look for the underlined red words in a document?

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My editors and I also change my words. What you see doesn’t just leap from my fingers onto the page. How are you supposed to know what I’m thinking if I let my ideas develop before shouting them at you? I don’t have a specific character limit. Oh, and I only use hashtags when I’m pushing the button on my phone. Sacrebleu! And I write foreign phrases like “sacrebleu” to express my surprise. Additionally, I absolutely adore alliteration. I can’t help smiling when I think about the movie “Broadcast News.” I know, I know, we’re supposed to hate everything with the word “news” in it, but I grin when I hear Albert Brooks asking, “Pretty peppy party, isn’t it, pal?” I frequently read. Sometimes, I’ll be in a room with a television and I’ll have a book or a, gasp, newspaper in my hands with the TV off. How am I supposed to relate to everyone when I’m not watching TV? And deadlines? They’re so real for

me that I sometimes don’t talk to my wife and kids just before they arrive. I used to work for Bloomberg News — the fastest twitch environment I’d ever experienced. An editor once followed me into the bathroom to find out how long I would be in there because I had a story to write. When I was on deadline at Bloomberg, particularly around earnings season, I would give my wife all of five seconds to share whatever she needed to communicate before I raced to the next story. Oh, and I sometimes make mistakes. That’s horrific, especially when I have to explain how I could have erred. I used to have to write letters reviewing how I blundered; I called them the “I suck because ...” letters. I periodically imagined weaseling my way out of trouble by claiming how tired I was from getting up at 4 a.m. when I learned of a story I’d missed in Europe. That, however, would never fly, because a mistake has no defense; it requires a correction. I also use semi-

colons and colons, which have nothing to do with my bathroom habits. Sure, there are times when someone claimed I made a mistake when, in fact, the mistake was not agreeing with their opinion. That’s not a mistake — a difference of opinion. But, hey, that’s another reason to hate me. I think about whether something is an opinion or a fact. An opinion lives in a realm where people need to repeat it to make sure everyone agrees. A fact can and should stand on its own. It’s hard, when we’re all human, to ignore the pleas of people in power who want journalists and their stories to go away. One of my journalism professors said he tried to limit his friendships so they wouldn’t prevent him from doing his job. That’s tough because I enjoy interacting, even with people who don’t share the same viewpoint. But, wait, I hate that because, ultimately, I’m loathsome and detestable.

Celebrating our 42nd anniversary as Facebook flounders

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ecently I received a voicemail message asking me if we were planning to cover fairly a contentious issue currently in the community. The speaker cared deeply about one side, and said he understood that we had friends on the other side of the issue. As a result of those ties, were we going to favor them or, at the least, bury the story in the back of the paper where no one would read it? Forty-two years ago this week, a handful of us started The Village Times in a tiny By Leah S. Dunaief office but with great ambition. We promised to serve the community according to “the highest ideals of a free press.” It was 1976, the bicentennial year. We were well aware of the singular role the press played in the

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American Revolution and the sanctity with which the Founding Fathers viewed the press. Today, we acknowledge other forms of free speech and press by putting them all together and calling them “media.” But the press, specifically the printed word on newsprint, will always be where my heart is in this business, no matter that we now have a website, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a place on YouTube and are called TBR News Media. We’ve gone viral on the internet, with over 17 million views for our story and video dealing with school safety in Rocky Point, and to have that kind of reach certainly impresses me. Nonetheless the printed story, the elegance of crafting exactly the right words to describe a scene or an issue or emotion, laid out efficiently and attractively, and most especially truthfully and fairly on a page, with pictures to drive home the information, gives me enormous professional satisfaction. Words as precision tools are not respected the same way on the more frenetic media. Nor are truth and facts always respected there. Because there is

little or no vetting, some people take advantage of the lawlessness to write the most astonishing things, slanted or even untrue as they may be, and others willingly believe what they read. Right now, Facebook, which was started in 2004, is facing the consequences of publishing unmonitored content presented as news or advertising, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tries to answer hard questions put to him by the U.S. Congress. Not to revel in another media’s troubles, but everything printed in a newspaper is vetted, even the ads, the sources of the ads and, to the extent possible for facts, the letters. That does not mean everything you might read in our papers is correct. We can and do make mistakes. But those are, or should be, immediately acknowledged and corrected in the next edition. Nor are we without bias, however hard we try. But if we try for a truthful and balanced presentation in every story that we print, to a large extent we can succeed. We reserve our opinions for the opinion pages. At least, so I believe. With such a long track record, I was quite sur-

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prised to hear that question on my voicemail. The caller left his number, and I was able to return his phone call. We had a heart-to-heart talk, and that, along with the story we wrote, I trust, persuaded him that we had dealt with the matter fairly. If he were trying to encourage us to lean in his direction on the issue, his strategy clearly didn’t work. Here are some of the other things newspapers don’t do. We don’t compile personal information about our readers and then sell that information to potential advertisers. We don’t even sell the names and addresses of our subscribers, although we have been asked a number of times. Your privacy is not for our profit. We don’t write stories about businesses in order to get their advertising. Our newspapers have never been hacked. But I wouldn’t mind having a couple of their billions. And forgive my pride if I suggest that there is some kind of old-fashioned honor that underpins a good newspaper serving its community. That’s not a sentiment I associate with the internet.

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