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Fort salonga east • kings park • smithtown • nesconset • st james • head oF the harbor • nissequogue • hauppauge • commack Vol. 31, No. 7

April 12, 2018


Family reunited Kings Park throws homecoming celebration for 106th Air Rescue Wing member’s safe return — A5 SPACE RESERVED FOR SUBSCRIBER ADDRESS

What’s inside

Nesconset civic group protests new 7-Eleven store A3

A riveting ‘12 Angry Men’ heads to Theatre Three

Smithtown street dedicated to limo crash victims A5

Also: ‘Images of Broken Light’ book review, Brick Clay Studio & Gallery opens, ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ reviewed

Eagles baseball slides past Kings Park for win A10


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He is a 2016 Kings Park High School graduate and was a member of the National Honor Society. Brendan Lanese has continued his education at Suffolk Community College and works at Spectrum Designs Foundation. “Whether we work harder to hire bright young men like Brendan and one day, Kevin ... or make a commitment today to better understand spectrum disorders, to show compassion and most of all, acceptance to those young and old, learning how to communicate with us every day,” Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) said. — SARA-MEGAN WALSH





Above, the former Capital One bank at Smithtown Boulevard and Nichols Road is slated to become home to a 7-Eleven. Right, Nesconset Civic Association members protest against the 7-Eleven on March 31.

Nesconset Civic Association opposes new 7-Eleven “You have tainted the process by prematurely coming to a conclusion and have left the town vulnerable to a legal challenge,“ said Marie Gruick, of Nesconset. Garguilo said that the town’s hands are tied because the developers have the legal authority to build on the property. Town officials cannot deny a site plan solely based on its intended use. She said the town could be subject to an unwinnable lawsuit if they tried to halt it. “If something is zoned where it requires no variance or exceptions or anything like that, by law the town has to approve it unless they are asking for a special exception or something it isn’t zoned for,” Garguilo said.

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Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on July 5, 2017. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the front steps of the Smithtown Town Hall, 99 West Main Street, Smithtown, N.Y. on the 1st day of May, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Smithtown, County of Suffolk and State of New York. Said premises known as 45 Empress Pines Drive, Nesconset, N.Y. 11767.

Town to pick up negotiations on purchasing land for Kings Park parking lot Contract approved with H2M to study sewer main possibilities in St. James

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“All that we would be left with is a big bill that comes out of taxpayers’ pockets.” Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) said that the board will arrange for all of the traffic counts and accident studies to be made available to the residents who are concerned about traffic. He also said that the county still has to approve plans to create a new curb cut onto Smithtown Boulevard. The Nesconset Civic Association, which is not associated with either the existing Nesconset-Sachem Civic Association or Nesconset Neighbors United, will be holding a meeting April 19 at 7 p.m. The location is the Nesconset branch of The Smithtown Library at 148 Smithtown Blvd.

A proposed 7-Eleven on the southeast corner of Smithtown Boulevard and Nichols Road has a Nesconset civic group up in arms. Nesconset Civic Association, a recently formed community organization, is fearful that construction of yet another 7-Eleven will negatively affect traffic safety in their neighborhood during rush hour, especially as there is already another one a short way down the road. Civic members attended the Town of Smithtown board meeting April 10 to voice their opinions. Bob Souto, a board member of the Nesconset Civic Association, said he and his group collected 400 signatures through an online petition from residents who opposed the proposed 2,500-square-foot convenience store. The site in question was formerly home to Capital One bank, across from Nesconset Christian Church. “My neighbors don’t want this, are troubled by this, and say they didn’t vote for this,” Souto said. “Our roads are designed 50, 60 years ago. This new business doesn’t add more cars to road, but it does change

traffic patterns. It causes safety, pollution and congestion issues.” He also asked the board to call a moratorium on all new development in Nesconset. The project is being spearheaded by Bay Shore-based developer J. Nazarro Partnership. Nazarro could not be reached for comment before this publication’s press time. “Historically, Smithtown’s town codes were written to protect the interests and investments of the Smithtown residents at the time of their codifications,” Nesconset resident Amy Fortunato said. “It’s time to step back, moratorium’s a good word, and prepare a comprehensive master plan for all five hamlets.” Smithtown spokeswoman Nicole Garguilo said that in order for the town to declare a moratorium on development in Nesconset, it would have to institute a townwide building ban. However, the Town of Smithtown has several villages and hamlets, including Lake Grove, Nissequogue and Village of the Branch which would be free to make their own decisions. Civic members also said they felt that the town board has too quickly allowed the development to go through the approval process.


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TOWN Smithtown street dedicated to honor 2015 crash victims Families pledge to continue to fight for stricter limousine safety laws, driver qualifications with online petition BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

LABS Continued on page A9


Smithtown High School West students entering the south entrance this week may see a new street sign “LABS Ln,” dedicated as a lasting tribute to four young women killed in a 2015 limousine crash. More than 700 runners were joined by about 300 local residents, first responders and politicians for the first Running 4 Our Angels 5K Run/Walk April 8. The event aimed to bring awareness to safety issues with limousine safety and honor the lives of Lauren Baruch, Stephanie Belli, Amy Grabina and Brittney Schulman. More than $10,000 raised through donations will go to scholarships given out by nonprofit organizations founded by the four families to honor their daughters’ lives. The proceeds will be equally split between the Lawzie Marigold Foundation, founded in honor of Lauren Baruch; the Stephanie Belli Whisperette Scholarship; The Amy Rose Grabina Foundation; and a scholarship given out by the Schulman

family. The event organizers declined to release the total amount raised. “This was amazing, beyond my wildest imagination,” said Felicia Baruch, Lauren’s mother, who organized the event. “We have such an amazing community in Smithtown, without the community this could not have happened.” On July 18, 2015, the four women had rented a limousine along with four others to go wine tasting at various North Fork vineyards. Peconic resident Steven Romeo was driving an SUV when he collided with the limousine as it attempted to make a Uturn near the intersection of Depot Lane and County Route 48 in Cutchogue. The four young women died in the crash while the other six were injured. “It’s coming up to three years in July and there’s nothing,” said Brittney’s father, Paul Schulman. “There are no changes to anything, the people responsible are still walking around, and I have to keep fighting because if I don’t, then [change] is not going to happen.”

From left, Felicia and Steven Baruch, Carol Belli hold copies of the honorary street sign that commemorates their daughters’ lives at the corner of Central Road and Plymouth Blvd.

KP residents welcome home National Guard member BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM


Cheering friends and family lined Longfellow Drive in Kings Park Wednesday afternoon to welcome home a National Guard airman returning home from Iraq. Nobody was more excited to see him than his children. Both Ella, 3, and Gavin Brucculeri, 2, screamed with delight when they saw their father, Master Sgt. Jimmy Brucculeri, pull up in the family’s Dodge Ram. Ella bounded over to her dad who immediately picked her up into his arms. Gavin walked down the driveway with tears in his eyes, completely overcome with emotion. Suffolk County Police Department members looking on cheered loudly in welcoming Brucculeri home. It took him by surprise. “It’s a great feeling, all of this, it’s a great feeling to be home,” he said. ‘It’s good to see everybody come together.” Brucculeri works as a Suffolk County police officer in addition to serving as a member of the 106th Air Rescue Wing of New York’s National Guard. In January, his unit was deployed into Iraq to assist Operation Inherent Resolve, a U.S. led mission to combat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The 106th Air Rescue Unit lost four of its members March 15 when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq during a mission for Operation Inherent Resolve, aiding coalition forces along the Iraq-Syria border in the war against ISIS. The U.S. Department of Defense has said the cause of the crash is still under investigation, but it did not appear to be the result of enemy activity. “It’s kind of somber, but half of my unit is still in Iraq,” Brucculeri said. “So until

Left, U.S. Navy Master Sgt. Jimmy Brucculeri holds his children as Suffolk County police and residents welcome him home from Iraq. Above, Gavin, 2, gets emotional upon seeing his father.

they get home and everyone gets home, it’s just waiting.” Thousands of mourners traveled to King’s Park to attend funeral services for Commack airman Master Sgt. Christopher Raguso, a member of Brucculeri’s unit, who was killed in the line of duty when the helicopter crashed. Brucculeri’s family was able to keep in contact with him while he was overseas, but said it was much better to have him home. “We spoke daily over Facetime or texting, which was good, but it was still obviously

hard,” said Cathryn, Brucculeri’s wife. “ The kids definitely felt it. Gavin’s birthday was yesterday, so it’s a very good birthday present to have him home.” Ernie Kabelka was also there to welcome Brucculeri home. “He’s a great neighbor, he’s a great friend. He does everything around here,” Kabelka said. He recalled how during a major snowstorm he and Brucculeri were driving around town together, when they spotted a man whose car was stuck in the snow.

Brucculeri pulled over and spent more than a half hour helping dig the man out, according to Kabelka. “He didn’t think nothing of it, it’s just what he does,” the neighbor said. Concetta Van Winckel, a friend of the Brucculeri family, helped to organize the homecoming by posting on Facebook and social media. “Everyone from the community really came out for this,” Van Winckel said. “It was beautiful. People were really great to come out, even in the rain.” See more photographs of Brucculeri’s homecoming on




Police said the above-pictured man is wanted for allegedly paying for food with counterfeit money.

Counterfeit bills in Commack

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Violent crime, overdoses down; drug seizures up so far in 2018 BY ALEX PETROSKI ALEX@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

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Cops seek a well-dressed thief

Police said the above-pictured man is wanted for allegedly stealing clothing.

Seeking stolen credit card user Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and 5th Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who allegedly used a stolen credit card multiple times at businesses throughout Suffolk County in November last year. The stolen credit card was used at multiple locations, totaling approximately $3,700 at businesses throughout the county from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2017. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 800-220-TIPS (8477) or texting SCPD and the message to CRIMES (274637). All communication will be kept confidential. — SARA-MEGAN WALSH


“Once again, the hard work of the men and women of the Suffolk County Police Department has led to the lowest levels of crime in recorded history,” he said in a statement. “Not only does this reaffirm that our crime-fighting strategies are working, we are doing this in the most cost-effective way possible.” Despite the positive countywide signs related to violent crimes, the 6th Precinct is not yet enjoying such a trend in 2018. This year to date, 36 violent crimes have occurred, compared to 31 in 2017’s first quarter. Specifically, more aggravated assaults and robberies have been committed in 2018 than in 2017. Cameron also touted a 25 percent first quarter decrease in fatal motor vehicle crashes and an 11 percent reduction in crashes resulting in injuries. “These results reflect the department’s increased focus on traffic enforcement, the incorporation of an effective intelligencedriven model to traffic enforcement and the department’s new Alarm Management Program, which has freed up patrol time to allow for increased enforcement,” a press release from the department said.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and 4th Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who allegedly stole merchandise from a store in Commack. Assorted clothing valued at more than $500 went missing from Kohl’s, located on Crooked Hill Road, Jan. 24, at approximately 12:15 p.m. Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 800-220-TIPS (8477) or texting SCPD and the message to CRIMES (274637). All communication will be kept confidential. — SARA-MEGAN WALSH


Suffolk County is off to a safer start in 2018. Violent crime, drug overdoses and fatal motor vehicle crashes are all trending in the right direction in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time period last year, according to data announced April 4 by then Suffolk County Police Department Acting Commissioner Stuart Cameron. Geraldine Hart, the county’s first female police commissioner, took the helm and officially began her tenure, according to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (D). Homicides, rape, robbery and aggravated assault combined, dropped almost 19 percent when comparing the first three months of 2018 to the same period in 2017, according to the department. During the first quarter of 2017, 17 people were injured or killed by gunfire in Suffolk County. Nine people have been injured or killed by gunfire in 2018 so far, representing a 47 percent decrease. Drug overdoses during that time period have also dropped 42 percent, according to SCPD, citing a 25 percent increase in narcotics-related search warrants so far in 2018. During those searches, detectives arrested 155 people and seized 43 guns, police said. In 2018, 871 grams of heroin have been seized in Suffolk County and 3,732 grams of cocaine, representing 189 percent and 724 percent increases respectively compared to January through March 2017. “The statistics in the first quarter of 2018 show impressive results which are reflective of the hard work done by the men and women of this department,” Cameron said, adding that the encouraging statistics also came despite a 17 percent reduction in overtime costs. Bellone was complimentary of the police department in light of the announcement of the statistics.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police 2nd Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who allegedly used counterfeit currency at a store in Commack. A man allegedly used counterfeit $20 bills to purchase two $100 Visa gift cards from Speedway, located on Jericho Turnpike, Jan. 31 at approximately 11 p.m. The man fled in a silver Nissan Maxima, possibly a 2007 or

Police said the above-pictured man is wanted for allegedly making purchases on a stolen credit card.



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Boating Courses •U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: Local flotillas offer a variety of safety classes, including basic/introductory boating courses and safety courses, navigation, sailing and personal watercraft safety, among others. The Port Jefferson Flotilla offers a range of boating safety courses. •U.S. Power Squadron: Offers a wide range of boating courses. •American Boat Operators’ Course: Offers online boating safety courses with online certification tests for a number of states.


Insurance companies recognize that a defensive driving course will make for better automobile drivers. So why not a defensive boating course for the New York State boating community? Perhaps marine insurance companies will give boaters a break in the same way that they discount premiums for drivers who take defensive automobile driving courses. The states of Florida and Kentucky already have such courses, which give the same benefits as defensive driving courses. We all know that pleasure boating can be great fun, as well as dangerous. In many ways, boating is comparable to driving. Both boats and cars require that the driver pay keen attention and have a strong sense of “situational awareness.” In both cases, we should be cognizant of our surroundings, and to other cars or other boats. In fact, it can be argued that pedestrians for cars are analogous to paddle boaters for powerboat drivers. In boating as in driving there are “rules of the road,” the breaking of which can lead to vehicle damage and in the worst cases loss of life. We have airbags and personal floatation devices. There are very high frequency radios for boats and cars have horns. Driving under the influence clearly applies to both driving cars and piloting boats: The practice is dangerous and the penalties can be severe. It is becoming more common to read about high-speed boats crashing into other boats or breakwaters, where a driver is “boating under the influence.” Texting while driving is particularly dangerous, whether in a car going 30 mph or in a speed boat flying through the water at 30 mph. But the analogy fails when we compare road maps to nautical charts. While road maps restrict us to clearly narrow paths of driving, charts for boats allow “freedom of expression” on the part of the boat driver. On the other hand, there are limits for boaters as well, being greeted with signs indicating “no wake,” and on charts indicating

Like rules for the road, rules for the open water are in place to keep motorists safe. rocks, wrecks, buoys, marked swim areas, etc. In fog, one drives cars slower and puts on fog lights, whereas on the water radar is used together with a bell or horn while carefully listening for other boats. Defensive boaters generally adhere to “rules of the road” and International Maritime Organization’s COLREGs, or Conventions on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, established in 1972. These rules are very real regulations promulgated by the United States Coast Guard, which must be observed by both pleasure boaters and professional captains. These rules refer to collision avoidance regulations, which are considered to have legal basis just as automobile traffic laws determine right and wrong in courts of law. To obtain a captain’s license you must know these regula-

tions by heart; they are the traffic laws on the water, whether on a river, lake or at sea. Boating accidents occur too commonly, making one wonder why licensing is not required of boaters. More recently, in fact, minimum operational documentation is required for boaters, whether using a stand-up paddle or piloting a 60-foot yacht. Courses do exist, and most states demand some knowledge of the nautical rules. A variety of organizations offer certified courses. For example, the USCG Auxiliary Port Jefferson Flotilla offers a range of study programs, including America’s Boating Course and Suddenly in Command, aimed at a passenger should the vessel operator become disabled. Herb Herman is the flotilla staff public affairs officer for the 1st Southern District of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

•Boat/U.S. Foundation Courseline: The Courseline is a searchable database of current boating safety courses around the nation. • Offers online boating safety courses with online certification tests for a number of states. •Boatsafe: Offers an online Basic Boating Certification Course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, and a Coastal Navigation Course. •PWC Safety School: Offers online courses and certification for PWC operators in several states •State Courses: Many states offer boating safety courses. The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ online Directory provides contact information for state boating agencies. To contact the Port Jefferson Flotilla about boating courses, use the following for a prompt reply:

New York State regulations to remember this boating season Effective May 1, 2014: All indviduals born on or after May 1, 1996, are now required to successfully complete an approved course in boater education in order to operate a motorboat. Approved courses include those offered by NYS Parks, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or the U.S. Power Squadron. Individuals less than 10 years of age may not take this course of instruction. Certain allowances to this law have been made for visitors to New York, persons renting a boat from a livery and persons purchasing a new boat for the first time. Life jacket law for children under 12: Any youth under the age of 12 on boats 65 feet or less in length must wear securely fastened U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device of appropriate size. It does not apply if the youth is in a

fully enclosed cabin. Cold weather boaters — Personal floatation device laws: Anyone underway in a boat less than 21 feet in length anytime between Nov. 1 and May 1 must wear a securely fastened life jacket. This includes paddle boats and motorboats. Personal watercraft operators must: •Wear a U.S. Coast Guard PFD. •Carry a U.S. Coast Guard approved visual distress signal. •Carry a sound signaling device capable of a 2-second blast, audible at least 1/2 mile. •Engine cutoff: if so equipped must be functional and attached to the rider. Personal watercraft operators may not: •Operate a PWC under the age of 14. •Operate in excess of 5 mph within 100 feet

of shore, a dock, float or anchored boat. •Operate within 500 feet of a marked swim area. •Operate between sunset and sunrise. •Operate in a reckless manner and carrying more passengers than is recommend by the manufacturer. Mandatory education requirements for PWC operators: New York requires that anyone operating a PWC complete an approved course in boating safety or otherwise be accompanied, on board, by someone 18 years of age or older who is the holder of an approved boating safety certificate. Certificates are required to be carried at all times when operating the personal watercraft. Water skiing: On the navigable waters of NYS, any vessel towing a water skier,

parasail or other similar device must have on board, in addition to the operator, an observer who is specifically charged with watching out for the person towed. The observer must be at least 10 years of age. Waterskiing and similar towed activities are limited to the hours between sunrise and sunset, provided that visibility is not reduced. Anyone towed by a vessel must wear a securely fastened U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD. This includes those on water skis, inner tubes, parasails, inflatable devices, to name a few. The preferred PFD for these activities is the type III specialpurpose device as it is impact rated, form fitting and generally affords better visibility for the skier. Remember the skier is considered a passenger and is to be counted against the maximum passengers allowed. Exceeding that number can be considered reckless operation.


OBITUARIES Leslie Joan Budke

Leslie Joan Budke, 75, of Kings Park, died March 24. She was the loving wife of Henry; beloved mother of Karen (Mike), Kirsten (Eric), Robert (Heather) and Kurt (Rebecca); fondly remembered grandmother of Lindsey (Jeremy), Craig, Kristen (Jeff), Nicolaus, Stephanie, Sarah, Dierdre, Dianna, Brennan, Sean, Macy, Ryan and Rachel; and loved by her great-grandchildren Penelope, Beatrice and Daniel. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Smithtown. Interment followed at Northport Rural Cemetery in Northport. Arrangements entrusted to the Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to The Building Fund at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, NY 11787.

Roy W. Day

Roy W. Day, 85, of Smithtown, died March 15. He was a math teacher in the Hauppauge school district for 31 years. He was the beloved husband of the late Johanna; loving father of Kathryn (Joe) Martino, John (Eileen) and Susan (Peter) Day-Holsinger; adored grandfather of Joseph, Gabrielle, Colin, Hayden, John Scott and Matthew Roy; and dear brother of Earl. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Smithtown. Private cremation followed. Arrangements were entrusted to the Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown.

Alexandra Engstrand

Alexandra “Allie” Engstrand, 45, of Fort Salonga, died March 7. She was the beloved wife of Daniel; loving mother of Greta, Jack (Sasha) Pryce and Gunnar; cherished daughter

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William J. Knust, 91, of Kings Park, died March 4. He was a longtime resident of Smithtown and a World War II veteran. He was the beloved husband of Emma; loving father of Patricia Ann and the late William John Jr.; dear brother of Charles and the late Joseph; caring grandfather of Keith; and loving great-grandfather of Charlie. He also is survived by many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick R.C. Church in Smithtown. Interment followed with military honors at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Smithtown. Arrangements were entrusted to Hawkins & Davis Funeral Home in Smithtown.

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Elmer E. Hornberg, 87, of Nesconset, died March 17. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the loving companion of Carol Terlaga; beloved father of Linda (Edward) Loza, Diane (Tobia) Palma, Douglas (Sharon) and Kenneth (Arleen); adored grandfather of John, Michael, Phillip, Matthew, Victoria, Troy, Alexandra, Jack, Nicholas, Beau and Brett; and cherished great-grandfather of Tobia, Vincent and Cole. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Cross R.C. Church in Nesconset. Interment followed with full military honors at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton. Arrangements were entrusted to the Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown.

Robert Joseph Jacoutot, 80, of Kings Park, died March 10. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the beloved husband of Dolores; cherished father of Robert (MaryAnn), Debra (John) Attardi, James and Michael; loving grandfather of Nicole, Danielle, Joseph, Brittany, John, Alexis, Lynette, Amanda and James; great-grandfather of Logan, Gavin, Thomas, John, Tyler and Carter; and dear brother of William (Gisella). A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Kings Park. Interment followed with military honors at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton. Arrangements were entrusted to the Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown.

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William J. Stottler

William Joseph Stottler, of Smithtown, died March 7. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the beloved husband of Ann; loving father of William (Janice), Lori (Gerard) Kelly, Debbie (John) Castellane and Jeanne (James) Kingsley; cherished grandfather of Janice, John, Jessica, Jennifer, Michael, Jaime, Kristen, Joseph, Sarah and Benjamin; great-grandfather of 12; and adored brother of George, the late Eugene and Jacqueline McKim. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Christ the King R.C. Church in Commack. Entombment followed with military honors at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale. Arrangements were entrusted to the Branch Funeral Home of Smithtown.

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LABS Continued from page A5 Romeo pled guilty to driving while impaired and received a 90-day license suspension in April 2017. The limo driver, Carlos Pino, of Old Bethpage, was arrested and arraigned on four counts of criminally negligent homicide among multiple other traffic violations. However charges were dismissed by a Suffolk County judge in October 2017. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office has a pending appeal to reinstate the charges against Pino. The victims’ families said they feel there hasn’t been any progress made in the fight to improve limousine safety standards, according to Schulman. They have circulated an online petition that calls for politicians to increase regulations on the industry. Their requests include that limos not be allowed to make U-turns, drivers should have required training and that limousines should meet federal safety standards similar to other commercial vehicles. “What we’re looking for is more changes in Albany,” he said. “Anybody here can be a limousine driver. We want them to go through the same standards that any truck driver or anybody who drives a bus has to go through.” Local and state politicians offered their condolences to the families and promised to do what they could to help implement change. “We have brought with us letters from every elected official who is here advocating for a no U-turn sign, or signal, or both [at the road where the accident occurred] and improved safety measures for stretch limousine vehicles.” Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) said. Wehrheim also wrote a personal check for $500 as a donation to the event and the scholarships it supports. State Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport) said that he is optimistic about introducing a law that will restrict limousine’s ability to make U-turns on left turn signal. “This should be an absolute no brainer,” Flanagan said. “It’s not like we’re building a bridge. We’re banning U-turns in a spot where four young women were killed. I want to roll my sleeves up and help these people.” “The people want it, it’s the politicians who need to implement it,” said Howard Grabina, Amy’s father. The families’ online petition and more information on legal changes they are requesting can be found at: www.





Clockwise from above, Kings Park catcher Garrett Bower tags out a Hauppauge runner at the plate; Hauppauge’s Ryan Mackey slides safely into second ahead of Kings Park Jayson Sanchez’s tag; A.J. Fenton makes a play in center field; and Kevin Sambuco fires a pitch from the mound.

Hauppauge slides past Kings Park in Game 1 of series BY BILL LANDON Hauppauge’s Kevin Sambuco is solid from the mound. The starting pitcher gave up five hits and two walks and struck out four to lead Hauppauge past Kings Park, 7-2, at home April 9. The win was the third straight for Sambuco, who picked up W’s in the first games of the Rocky Point and Westhampton Beach series. In an 11-2 victory over Westhampton to start the season, Sambuco tossed six strikeouts over five innings. “I just make sure I feel like I’m ready to go no matter who I face 60 feet away — it’s really just confidence and trusting your pitches,” Sambuco said. “Solid defensive plays behind me in big moments helped us hold onto the lead and helped us get out cheap.”

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Hauppauge (4-3) went early after two runs in the first and one in the second and third. Sambuco said despite his win in game one against Rocky Point, losing the series gave the team motivation to make bigger moves against Kings Park. “We played how we were supposed to play,” he said, adding he felt relaxed at the mound given the early advantage. “We scored one to two runs every inning.” Kings Park (3-3) was held scoreless through three innings, but cut the lead in half in the fourth at 4-2. After a base hit by center fielder A.J. Fenton, the senior stole second and was brought home with junior second baseman Jayson Sanchez’s sacrifice fly to right field. With one out, third basemen Joe Tardino worked the count and drew the walk looking to keep the Kingsmen alive. The junior took second base on a passed ball at home plate and senior left fielder Rich Kim ripped the ball through a gap to score Tardino, but that was as close as Kings Park would come. “We’ll need more energy,” Sanchez said. “We were dead from the first inning. But it’s one game, we need to shake this off.” Kings Park starting pitcher Derek Shreve found himself in trouble in the bottom of the fourth inning with runners in scoring position. He came close to loading the bases, but threw strikes over the plate when he had to. The junior pitched himself out of the jam, stranding both runners on base. Kings Park threatened in the top of the fifth after catcher Garrett Bower led off with a single. With one out, junior first baseman Paul Gugliuzzo was patient at the plate and drew a walk that sent Sambuco into the dugout. But Hauppauge’s errorfree defense sent the next two batters back where they came from to end the inning. Kings Park helped Hauppauge extend its lead on a wild pitch in the bottom of the inning, and the Eagles tacked on two more insurance runs in the sixth.

Hauppauge’s Brett Boller and Ryan Mackey each had two hits, and Mackey and Jeremy Contreras each had two RBIs. “We really can’t dwell on the past — we can’t do anything about this one — this game is over,” said Kim, adding he too thought his team lacked intensity. “We’ve got to work hard in practice tomorrow and focus on the next one.” The two teams face off in Game 2 April 11 at Kings Park at 4 p.m. and wrap up the series April 12 at Hauppauge at 4 p.m. Desirée Keegan contributed reporting.


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orative brackets under the eaves. Shed – A subset of the Modern style, Shed houses are asymmetric with multiple roofs sloping in different directions, which creates several geometric shapes. Shingle – An American style that echoes the Queen Anne, Shingle style is distinguished by unadorned doors, windows, porches, and cornices; continuous wood shingles; a steeply pitched roof line; and large porches. Shotgun – Tradition says that a shotgun blast can trace a straight path from the front to back door of this long, narrow home. The style is characterized by a single story with a gabled roof. Spanish Eclectic – Taking its cues from early Spanish missions, Spanish Eclectic then adds a dash of details from Moorish, Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural styles. Split Level – A Modern style, Split Level design sequesters certain living activities, such as sleeping or socializing. Stick – Decorative horizontal, vertical, or diagonal boards characterize Stick houses, which are members of the Victorian family. Tudor – Half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and facades that are dominated by one or more steeply pitched cross gables typify Tudor homes. Victorian – Built during the rise of the machine age, Victorian architecture often incorporated decorative details such as brackets, spindles and patterned shingles. The above information is provided by The National Association of Realtors®.


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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 lifesaving 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 stateof-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.

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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 undercounting 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 Program aimed at preventing 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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Confessions of a detested and detestable journalist


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?

D. None of the above

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


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

Between you and me

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

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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-



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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