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experiences and gave advice and resources for women seeking to network and grows. “I’d like to thank all the women who made this breakfast possible,” Kennedy said. “I couldn’t have organized this event without the help of Gold Coast Bank as well as the Holiday Inn, and of course thank you to our honorees and all the amazing women who strive to make this world a better place for ourselves, our peers and our daughters.” All the honorees were presented with proclamations from Kennedy as well as plaques courtesy of Gold Coast Bank. — SARA-MEGAN WALSH

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EDUCATION

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Across the Town of Smithtown, voters headed to the polls May 15 to show their overwhelming approval of their school district’s 2018-19 budgets. Many of the districts are planning to use funds to increase their security measures in schools or make critical infrastructure and building repairs. Yet, threat of hazardous weather and early evening storms made for a light voter turnout, with fewer ballots being cast than in previous years. This disappointed school officials, who rely on their taxpayers’ votes for critical feedback and as a measurement of community involvement.

Smithtown school district

Proposed 2018-19 budget Smithtown voters approved Smithtown Central School District’s $244.9 million budget for the 2018-19 school year by 1,873 votes to 800 votes Tuesday night. The budget represents a 2.3 percent increase, or additional $5.5 million more than the current year. The school district’s security will receive a funding increase under the approved budget. The planned security upgrades include vestibules in all school entrances that will be constructed over the summer as well as full-time, unarmed security guards for all elementary schools. “Full-time security guards began on May 1 in all district elementary schools and will continue as part of the budget moving forward,” said James Grossane, district superintendent. In addition, the district is looking to

Newcomer Mandi Kowalik was elected to a seat on Smithtown’s board of education to serve alongside trustee Jeremy Thode, who was re-elected. add an additional school psychologist, one social worker and a guidance counselor to its staffing to address students’ mental health and well-being. The district’s spending plan maintains all current programs while transitioning to universal elementary school start and end times from 9:20 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. It also allows the district to offer new elective courses at the high school including adding Advanced Placement Capstone Research in addition to the existing AP Capstone program. The approved budget will impose a 2.95 percent tax levy increase, which is within the district’s state tax levy cap.

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Proposition 2 Residents passed Proposition 2 by 2,090 votes to 583 votes. The measure will allow Smithtown school officials to use the district’s capital reserve funds to complete a number of repairs and renovations. The project list includes repairs to the tennis courts at Smithtown High School East and West, window replacement in the Accompsett Middle School and roof and skylight repairs at the Smithtown Elementary School. Smithtown board of education There will be a new face at the table of Smithtown’s board of education come July. Newcomer Mandi Kowalik, receiving 1,618

votes, managed to unseat incumbent trustee Christopher Alcure, who received 935 votes in Tuesday’s race. “I am thrilled and honored to have been elected to represent the Smithtown Central School District as Board of Education trustee,” she said. “I thank every single one of my supporters, I absolutely could not have held this strong without all of you standing behind me.” Kowalik is a 14-year Smithtown resident and a published children’s author. She worked as a school teacher for nursery school through sixth grade for 13 years before leaving to raise her three children. Kowalik has one son starting kindergarten this September with two younger daughters she plans to enroll in the district. Kowalik said during her campaign for the board seat that she wants to focus on security as well as the mental and physical well-being of students. “The security of our students and staff are the most important issue that we are currently facing,” she said. “I am prepared to do whatever it takes to keep our school safe.” Kowalik said she believes students need time to socialize without adults actively interacting and closely monitoring them. While she said the district has explored this at some levels, she would like to continue to explore further avenues for it.

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Award for her work in 2017. “It is my great privilege to be honored by New York Blood Center,” she said. “I will continue providing blood drives and I hope that my office can make a difference.” During her time in office, Kennedy has collected over 1,000 pints of blood, and she continues to collect these lifesaving donations through various events running throughout the year. — SARA-MEGAN WALSH

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Smithtown to plant 65 rose bushes for cystic fibrosis month BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

Above left, 5-year-old Lucas Cianci was honored as Smithtown town officials planted a rose bush, above right, in front of town hall May 10.

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Five-year-old Lucas Cianci watched Town of Smithtown officials plant a rose bush in front of town hall May 10. He could watch, but he wasn’t allowed to go touch the plant or play in the dirt. Lucas knew why — he has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. “Cystic fibrosis is extremely germ driven, even by bacteria contracted in water and soil, which really is everywhere,” Lucas’ grandmother, Debbie Haupert of Smithtown, said. “[Lucas] knows he’s different. He knows he’s restricted from doing things that other children do.” Cystic fibrosis is caused by a genetic mutation that causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. The mucus traps bacteria inside the organs, which leads to infections and extensive lung damage. Smithtown town officials pledged May 10 to plant 65 rose bushes in the upcoming weeks in honor of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month with the help of several local civic and community groups. The story behind the 65 Roses Project dates back to 1965 when 4-year-old Ricky Weiss, who when he was first diagnosed with the disease could not say cystic fibrosis, but called it by the closest approximately he could, “65 roses.” Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) also gave Lucas a bag of superhero toys with a Kindle Fire so he can read books without having to pick up books that might have bacteria on them. When Lucas opened the Kindle, there was a personal message on it calling him a superhero. “You know who else have genetic mutations? Superheroes,” Wehrheim said to Lucas “You’re our superhero.” Every day Lucas, of Merrick, has to go for airway clearance treatments that can last 20 to 30 minutes at a time. As people with cystic fibrosis get older, the treatment can take as long as four hours. “It’s a progressive disease, so as the years go by the need for additional treatments increases,” Lucas’ mother, Emily Cianci said. “Right now, it’s not overwhelming for us, but it’s hard. It’s hard telling [Lucas] to sit still during treatment — he’s just a kid.” Approximately one out of every 31 people in the United States are carriers for cystic fibrosis, according to the nonprofit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. If both parents are carriers, there is a 25 percent chance the child will be born with the disease. Lucas’ mother, a graduate of Smithtown High School, said that before she became pregnant she could not imagine that she or her husband James were both carriers for cystic fibrosis. “I was blindsided with it while I was already pregnant with Lucas,” she said. “It’s overwhelming to find out this information when you could have found out before hand with a simple blood test.” She expressed how important it is for prospective parents to get tested for being cystic fibrosis carriers before they make any decision. The American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that doctors offer pre-pregnancy screenings to all women. Cianci said she has marveled at the strides that researchers have made in treating cystic fibrosis and is optimistic that by the time her son needs more extensive treatment that there will be more options available to help him. Many area community organizations have pledged to help spread awareness of cystic fibrosis by joining the town in its 65 Roses Project. Local leaders including Rob Cartelli, of the Smithtown Chamber of Commerce; Tony Tanzi, president of the Kings Park chamber; Vincent Puleo, of the Nesconset chamber; and Kerry Maher-Weisse, Bill Capurso and Mario Mattera of the Community Association of Greater St. James have all made commitments to planting rose bushes at various plazas and parks in their respective hamlets. Smithtown residents who wish to be part of the 65 Roses Project are encouraged to post photos of roses they plant in their yard on Twitter with the hashtag #65RosesSmithtown.


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SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BROUGHAM FUND I TRUST, Plaintiff against FRANK TRIMBOLI; ROBIN TRIMBOLI; JARED TRIMBOLI, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Amended Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale dated April 18, 2018. 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 18th day of June, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plat, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and designated as Lot Number 2 on a certain map entitled. “Map of Tusa Terrace. Section One which map was filed in the Office of the Clerk of Suffolk County on September 17, 1986 as filed Number 8184. Said premises known as 3 Tusa Court, Saint James, N.Y. 11780. (District: 0800, Section: 080.00, Block: 03.00, Lot: 008.002). Approximate amount of lien $ 1,024,692.92 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 20700-13. Mark Goldsmith, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Town Law Section 181-b (1) and pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 35 (2)(a) the fiscal affairs of the Smithtown Fire District for the period beginning on January 1, 2017 and ending on December 31, 2017 have been examined by an Independent Certified Public Accounting Firm. A copy of their independent audit report and management letter has been filed in my office, with the Town Clerk of the Town of Smithtown, and the New York Office of the State Comptroller where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons. Pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 35, the Smithtown Fire District may, in its discretion, prepare a written response to the independent audit report and management letter and file any such response in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons not later than ninety days after presentation of the independent audit and management letter to the Smithtown Fire District. Dated: May 10, 2018 Smithtown, New York THOMAS A. BUFFA District Secretary Smithtown Fire District 100 Elm Avenue Smithtown, New York 11787

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POLICE

Police: One new school threat a day in Smithtown BY SARA-MEGAN WALSH SARA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

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agreed is the people they hire are ex-law enforcement,” he said. “Highly trained professionals who have been out there and dealt A Suffolk police officer offered startling with dangerous situations like this.” insight into threats of school violence within He indicated a second school district the Smithtown community. within the Town of Smithtown is considerSuffolk County Police Department Capt. ing hiring armed guards in the future. As this Kevin Williams gave his first presentation becomes more common, Williams said cops of what is expected to be many to Town are working to make sure they can quickly of Smithtown officials at their May 8 town and easily identify armed guards in case of an board meeting. As the active shooter situation. town’s new liaison to the In April, the police 4th Precinct, he gave an department reported overall picture of what violent crimes and drug threats police are dealing overdoses were all headwith at area schools and ing in the right direcin the community. tion in the first quarter Williams said that of 2018. This trend has since the Marjory Stonecontinued over the past man Douglas High 30 days in Smithtown. School shooting in ParkWilliams reported land, Florida on Feb. drug overdoses due 14, police have seen to opioid use, both an increase in schoolfatal and nonfatal, have related incidents within decreased by 25 percent the areas of Commack, compared to the same Hauppauge, Nesconset time period last year. He and Smithtown. credited this to the agen“If you’ve seen it in cy’s 852-NARC (6272) the media, there’s probhotline, which receives Capt. Kevin Williams ably one a day, threats approximately 12 to 15 from students against phone calls a month from the school stating they are going to do a residents providing tips on drug dealers and Parkland-like shooting or Columbine-type sales. The officer said the 4th Precinct’s narthing,” he said. cotic detectives executed 14 search warrants Williams said the increased cases in January alone and made numerous arrests. of threats of school violence are not Over the last month, Williams said robunique to Smithtown but are occurring beries are down, with one in 2018 compared in other precincts across the county. He to four over the same period of time in 2017, advised parents to make a point of talk- as well as a decrease in residential burglaries. ing with their children about what may The biggest culprit of home invasions remains be inappropriate things to say and how unsecured homes or buildings, he said. they can raise a red flag with police. All “It’s summer and people want to leave threats are taken seriously, according to their windows open, but a screen is not Williams, and are fully investigated taking a protection,” he warned. “decent” amount of time. One exception to the decrease in crime is Suffolk police have been reaching out to in the area of commercial burglaries. In the and engaging in conversation with those past 30 days, there have been four instances school districts who have chosen to hire compared to none during the same period of armed guards, including Hauppauge School 2017, according to Williams. One recent case District, following the Florida shooting, involved an individual who attempted to pry according to Williams. open the back door of St. Thomas More R.C. “One of the most important things we all Church in Hauppauge.

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Park employees settle labor grievances with Smithtown Town of Smithtown officials will pay out more than $13,000 in past-due overtime pay and offer training to settle labor disputes involving more than 25 town employees. The Smithtown Town Board approved settlements at the May 8 town board meeting for two labor grievances with unionized town park employees related to overtime pay and hiring a third-party contractor installing its new playgrounds. Currently, Gibbs Pond Park in Nesconset, along with Gaynor Park and Veterans Memorial Park in St. James are receiving long-awaited renovations including the installation of new playground equipment. When the town bought the equipment in September 2017, it also hired the installation services of Minnesota-based Landscape Structures Inc. The members of Civil Service Employees Association local union Chapter 852 brought the labor grievance to the town board claiming that said town employees were not notified of the hiring of the third-party company and having an outside company install the playground equipment was a violation of the workers’ collective bargaining rights. Despite repeated attempts, a representative from the union chapter could not be contacted by press time. Some of the playground work included

BUDGET RESULTS Continued from page 3 “I have truly been enjoying all of the meaningful dialogue, and I hope that people will continue to feel comfortable approaching me,” Kowalik said. “Let’s keep engaging in these important conversations, and together we will make a difference.” Current board President Jeremy Thode ran unopposed for his third term as trustee and was re-elected with 1,790 votes. Both Kowalik and Thode will serve threeyear terms through the 2020-21 school year.

Commack school district

Proposed 2018-19 school budget Commack residents passed the district’s $193,222,797 2018-19 budget by 1,203 votes to 419 votes against. The approved budget contains a $3 million increase to expand college level courses at the high school while also conducting a districtwide security review. The budget will maintain all current programs while expanding upon others. Classes that will be added include the pottery wheel classes for sixth-graders, more college level, project-based courses for high school students and a Movement in the Arts program that will attempt to give elementary students 40 to 60 minutes of physical activity during the school day. The district’s spending plan also provides funding for replacement vehicles for the security and maintenance departments, updated computers with more antivirus and malware programs and enhancements to WiFi connectivity in the district buildings. Angela Cicalo, Commack’s PTA council president, expressed her concern about the

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Smithtown park employees took issues with the town hiring a third party to install new playground equipment at three parks including Gaynor Park in St. James, pictured above. groundwork and removal of old playground equipment. The town paid Landscape Structures $144,000 for the installation of the Gibbs Pond equipment, $87,050 for Gaynor Park and $94,000 for Veterans Memorial Park for a total of more than $325,000. Town Attorney Matthew Jakubowski said that the notification of hiring the third-party installer was run through the town’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Grounds. “For the type of playground that was purchased, it requires a certified installer from the company,” he said. Town officials said that the playground equipment required workers who had Cer-

tified Playground Safety Inspector licenses, which are the National Recreation and Park Association produced certifications giving lessons on playground safety issues such as hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements and risk management methods, according to NRPA’s website. “We put that out to bid to furnish and install that equipment,” Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) said. “The reason we did that is federal standards have changed in what we are required to do for liability purposes in playgrounds. In this case, when [the third party] installs, the equipment is warranteed. So, if

low turnout of less than 2,000 voters. “It’s sad that we have about 6,000 students in all of the buildings here in Commack, but only about 2,000 people normally come out and vote,” Cicalo said. “And there will probably be fewer than that this year. Sometimes the voter turnout is low when the incumbent is running unopposed and there aren’t a lot of candidates to choose from.” Commack board of education Voters did not have many options when it came to candidates for Commack’s board of education. There was one trustee seat up for vote, and incumbent trustee and current vice president on the board Jarrett Behar ran unopposed receiving 1,302 votes. Even though Behar was running unopposed, he still made the rounds before going to work: stopping at the high school first — with his two children, Jeffrey, 11, and Mollie, 6, in tow — to shake hands and introduce himself to voters. “I’m very invested in the district,” he said. “I want to represent our children and our community while looking out for their best interests.” For his second term, Behar said that he would “love to convince Albany to fix or abandon the Foundation Aid formula and start giving moderate wealth districts like Commack more aid, which would in turn reduce the tax burden on our community members.” He added that he will continue to advocate “for the curtailment or abolishment of the numerous unfunded mandates that serve to further burden our community.” Behar said he would also like to continue the board’s efforts in improving the district’s communication with the community. “It has definitely gotten better, but we will continue to try to improve,” he said.

Kings Park school district

Proposed 2018-19 budget The Kings Park Central School district $92 million budget for the 2018-19 school year got the stamp of approval from voters, 1,189 votes to 550 votes. The budget contains a 4.09 percent increase, or approximately $3.6 million more than the current year. It will increase the tax levy on district homeowners by 2.73 percent. “This community is very supportive of education and the job that we’ve done here in Kings Park,” Superintendent Timothy Eagen said. “It’s a very supportive budget, and we have some strategic adds and supports in the budget,” “I’m just really happy that we can go forward with the spending plan that the board of education and I have carefully developed over the last couple of months.” The adopted budget features plans to increase security measures. These include $100,000 dedicated to the creation of security vestibules in the main entryways of all Kings Park school buildings. It provides funding for additional security cameras and the school administrators plan on having the teachers download an app to their phones called Rave Panic Button, which will enable them to have a direct line to police, fire and emergency medical service at the push of a button. Eagen said that the new budget maintains all current curriculum, classes, clubs and activities while adding new courses. There will be funding for a new AP Capstone Research program, an exploratory course where students learn to do research in any number of fields and synthesize that research into research papers. Other new courses include an American Sign Language elective for eighth-graders, new math programs, robotics,

somebody is ever hurt on that playground equipment the town is covered in terms of liability because certified people installed them, our guys were not certified.” Under the settlement, Smithtown officials agreed with the union that, starting in 2019, the town will provide an opportunity for any town employee who wishes to get licensed to take the necessary classes and become certified. Wehrheim said the town will cover for any associated expenses. Officials also agreed that in the future the town discuss whether any new playground equipment or playground maintenance will be done by town employees or a third-party directly with the chapter president or other chapter officers. The town also reached an agreement with parks employees on overtime equalization. In 2017, unionized workers brought to the attention of the town board, problems with the equalization of overtime pay of parks department employees in 2016. Under current agreement, member employees are allowed an overtime equalization equal to 80 percent of the employee who received the highest overtime pay. Jakubowski said that a mistake in the parks department meant several employees were not given those funds. The town will pay out the sum total of $13,775 divided among 25 employees who did not receive their proper overtime wages.

computer programming and coding. Kings Park board of education Kings Park board of education incumbents Kevin Johnston, receiving 1,383 votes, and current Vice President Diane Nally, receiving 1,281 votes, were re-elected to their seats. Challenger Darryl Valinchus fell short with 530 votes in Tuesday’s election. Johnston said the board of education race remained civil throughout the process and hoped he would be able to reach out to Valinchus to tap into his knowledge of security procedures to aid the district. Valinchus is a 15-year Kings Park resident and is a retired sergeant of the New York Police Department’s intelligence bureau. He currently owns a business as an expert witness providing services to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices. Johnston also expressed some disappointment regarding the lack of turnout at the board of education meetings. “We would like to have more input from people in the community,” he said Tuesday night as polls closed. “This is a $92 million budget we’re talking about and very few people show up for the school board meetings. I think over the last few years with Diane [Nally], we’ve accomplished a great deal providing for the students in Kings Park but we still have a ways to go.” Pam DeFord, Kings Park’s board of education president wanted to express her gratitude. “I look forward to the continued work that the board has started and to continue to do [what’s] in the best interest of our students and community,” DeFord said. “Kings Park is in a great place, and we’ll continue to show our Kings Park pride.” Additional reporting from Rita J. Egan and Karen Forman.


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Above, a child takes Infant Swimming Resource steps during a lesson to prevent drowning. Below, a child floats to the surface during fully clothed drown-prevention training.

ISR swimming school teaches drowning prevention BY KEVIN REDDING KEVIN@TBRNEWSPAPERS.COM

as they hit the water, they know to flip back and float.” McCarren said parents are encouraged to In honor of May being National Drowning stay on the sidelines and not interfere as their Prevention Month, this feature focuses on the child is learning, as hard as that might be iniNorth Shore founder of IRS schools. tially. The children are tested in both winter For 10 minutes a day, five days a week, and summer clothes, as most would be fully Kristine McCarren prevents tragedies. clothed in a drowning situation. As founder of the Long Island branch of In“Kristine is absolutely amazing and it’s infant Swimming Resource — a sane what she’s able to do with “self-rescuing” program that them,” said Sarah Walters, who originated in Florida in 1966 two years ago traveled every day — McCarren, of Mount Sifrom Babylon to Port Jefferson nai, teaches children between Station with her three children. 6 months and 6 years of age “I know that’s absurd, but at how to hold their breath unthe same token I don’t have to derwater, wriggle onto their worry anymore. It’s the best backs and float on the surface investment I’ve ever made. We until help arrives in the event were at a party once and my that they fall in water unsuperdaughter, [who was 2 at the vised. Since it began, she said, time], fell into the pool. There the technique has proven to be were adults all over the place, successful in saving more than but I didn’t have to panic. She 800 children from drowning — just got herself to the surface the leading cause of accidental and to the side. That peace of death for children under the mind is worth every penny and age of 4 in the United States. hour spent driving.” “People worry about their McCarren got involved in children in car seats and preearly 2013 after seeing a picventing accidents there, but ture of her then-18-month— Kristine McCarren old niece swimming underI don’t think they even think about how big of a problem water in Florida, where the drowning is,” said McCarren, program had been extremely who since 2013 has provided lessons, at ISR popular for decades. A physical therapist at Seal Team Survival Swimming Inc. in Port Jef- the time, with a doctorate from Stony Brook ferson Station and Courtyard by Marriott in University, the lifelong lover of water quickly Ronkonkoma. She currently has 15 students of decided to travel down to Florida to get cervarying ages, who each go through a six-week tified as an ISR instructor. She went through program. an intensive, eight-week training program McCarren said unlike typical swim lessons, that, on top of in-water, hands-on training, it’s best to teach the technique every day in included education in physiology, anatomy small increments so the children are able to and child psychology. retain it. Melissa Larsen, who brought her “This program is about making swimming 14-month-old son to McCarren for lessons second nature,” she said. “If a child can learn in 2016, became so inspired by her and the how to crawl or walk, it’s the same thing — program that she became an ISR instructor it’s a motor skill just like that. The repetition herself, training in New Jersey. She currently gets it into their muscle memory, so as soon teaches ISR in Hauppauge and Garden City.

‘I can see parents know this can save their child’s life one day.’

“Seeing what [McCarren] did with my own son was incredible,” Larsen said. “She has patience and she’s thoughtful in what she’s doing. We have a pool in our backyard, and even if we didn’t, I think it was a necessary skill for him to have.” The program has been especially essential and therapeutic for those in the area who have suffered water-related tragedies like Nicole Delfino, a Centereach mother whose 15-month-old daughter Kyleigh died after falling into a pool at a family party Aug. 15, 2016. Delfino said Kyleigh was in a crowded living room while she was helping her 5-yearold daughter Liliana in the bathroom. Kyleigh found her way outside and into the pool. “Kyleigh was bright,” Delfino said. “She had her whole life ahead of her, and it was taken away in an instant.” Only a few months after Kyleigh’s passing, Delfino enrolled Liliana in the program to make sure something like what happened to Kyleigh never happened again. Her 6-month-old daughter will begin ISR lessons in a few weeks. “After five weeks of the intense training

and a little bit of tears, she can now save herself,” she said of Liliana. “It means everything to me, and she’s phenomenal in the program. If my daughter [Kyleigh] would’ve taken ISR lessons, she could have fallen into the pool, gained her composure and floated on her back until she was able to literally swim to the side of the pool.” She said she encourages any parent to enroll their child in the program. “I would highly suggest it to anyone, because at the end of the day, who is responsible to save them are themselves,” Delfino said. “All the layers of protection — you should have a gate around your pool and you should have an alarm — can fail, and if they do, you and only you can save yourself.” McCarren and Delfino are in the process of starting a nonprofit in Kyleigh’s name to provide ISR scholarships to children whose siblings have drowned. For more information on the ISR program, visit www.isrnewyork. com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ isrsealschoolli. Visit tbrnewsmedia.com to see a video.


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SCHOOL NEWS

Dogwood Elementary School

Mills Pond Elementary School

SMITHTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

SMITHTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Planting seeds of friendship

Fairy tale fun

of the classic tales. As a culminating activity to their fairy tale unit, the students presented their knowledge of the stories to invited guests in the school’s cafeteria. Following their grand entrance, each class gathered on the stage to present the three popular tales of “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The

Three Little Pigs” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” The secondgrade teachers, along with Dogwood Elementary Principal Renee Carpenter, also dressed the part of notable characters. In between each of the class performances, the students sang and danced for the audience.

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Finding peace in art

Students from Smithtown High School East and High School West were selected to receive the Students Building Bridges Award. They were honored for their efforts in building bridges across communities and creating a more civil society at Suffolk County’s Yom

New Eagle Scout

HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program at Suffolk County Community College. Each student was recognized with a citation from an elected official and a certificate from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island.

Pictured (from left): Smithtown High School East students Jhanvi Ravishankar, Kelsey Greco and Julie Anderson; New York State Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-St.James); and Smithtown High School West students Victoria Holtje, Sydney Rose and Alan Ajit.

As part of a 17-year club tradition, the students walked to the facility to participate in an afternoon of gardening together with the seniors. With their garden tools and gloves in hand, the students spent time beautifying the outdoor patio during their visit while working alongside the seniors.

TROTTA’S OFFICE

The second-graders at Dogwood Elementary School in the Smithtown school district dressed as their favorite fairy tale characters to celebrate their literacy skills with a Fairy Tale Ball May 9. Kings, queens, princes and princesses joined many of the famous characters found in some

Fourth-graders in the Cares Club at Mills Pond Elementary School in the Smithtown school district spent the afternoon of May 9 planting flowers and connecting with local senior citizens and residents of the St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, located across the street from their school.

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) recognized Evan Garland of Boy Scout Troop 75 at his recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Garland’s goal as a young Scout was to become an Eagle Scout in order to follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle, who were Eagle Scouts. His desire was so earnest that he joined the same troop his father had been in when he became an Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Garland decided to do something that honored the veterans who died in the 9/11 attacks. He consulted with the director of Calverton National Cemetery and they decided that

he would construct a memorial in the section where the veterans who died on that fateful day were buried. The memorial would include a walkway and a garden where the families could come and pay tribute to their loved ones. “Evan you are going in the right direction by achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16 and you will continue to excel because of your passion and dedication to the public and your community,” Trotta said. “I applaud your efforts and urge you to keep up the good work.” Above, Garland stands with Trotta at his Eagle Scout Court of Honor in Kings Park.


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SPORTS BILL LANDON

West softball game postponed due to inclement weather BY BILL LANDON The No. 4-seeded Smithtown West softball team found itself in a hole against No. 13 Lindenhurst that it started to climb out of before the May 15 Class AA playoff game was suspended due to weather. “We made a couple of mistakes early on, and you can’t do that against a team like that,” said Smithtown West head coach Dave Miller. “Yeah, we’re the No. 4 seed and we won 14 games, but [Lindenhurst] hits the ball much harder than we do.” The Bulls ended up in a 3-0 hole fast, with two of the runs being allowed on errors. In the top of the fourth inning, the deficit grew to 5-0 before Smithtown West started to rally. Sophomore Keri Dufficy singled and got to second base on a sacrifice fly before stealing third. Sophomore third baseman Sarah Chapman’s bat spoke next with a drive to right field for a stand-up double that plated her team’s outfielder for the Bulls’ first run.

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In the bottom of the fifth with two outs, junior outfielder Kristin Horoszewski smacked the ball to right field and was able to stretch out a double. Junior second baseman and outfielder Natalie Ardizzone hit a long fly ball up center field that scored her teammate to trim Lindenhurst’s lead to three runs, 5-2. Smithtown West’s defense helped retire the next three Lindenhurst batters before the wind picked up and the skies grew dark.

Clockwise from top left, Natalie Ardizzone, Dani Badillo and Sarah Chapman compete for Smithtown West in the eventually postponed game against Lindenhurst May 15. A flash of lightening prompted a 30-minute delay, but as the storm picked up referees made the call to postpone the game. “I think our pitch selection wasn’t as good as it should be — we have to be smart about that,” Miller said. “We’ve struggled with that the entire year. Hopefully we’ll finish this tomorrow, but we have to do the basics

correctly. Defensively we’ve been solid all year, but mistakes just opened it up.” Smithtown West was scheduled to retake the field Wednesday, May 16, and resume the game in the bottom of the sixth. If storms continue the game would once again be postponed to a later date, but the outcome was not available by press time.

St. James HARBOR COUNTRY DAY

Stony Brook hoops stars visit Harbor Country Day On May 2, several members of the Stony Brook University men’s basketball team, accompanied by head coach Jeff Boals and assistant Bryan Weber, visited St. James independent school Harbor Country Day. “We had a great time,” Boals said. “We are so appreciative of the community support for our program throughout the year, and it’s always a welcomed opportunity when we have a chance to spend time and return that support.” Boals delivered an inspiring message during the visit about teamwork and commitment to the school’s students, which was followed by a game of knock-out and a mini-scrimmage between Harbor Country

Day’s undefeated girls team and the Seawolves players. “It was such an honor to welcome coach Boals and the Seawolves to Harbor, as the basketball program at Stony Brook has become a real source of pride throughout our local community,” Harbor Country Day Head of School John Cissel said. “At Harbor, we strive to instill in our students the importance of strong character, integrity and hard work, and the Stony Brook players and coaches are a perfect representation of those qualities. Not only was it a great experience for our girls team to play against them, but it also was an opportunity to reinforce the important life lessons we try to teach every day.”


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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Hauppauge builder seeks both PT/FT positions. Needs to be proficient with Excel and Microsoft Word. Please email resume to service@ libuildingsystems.com

FOOD SERVICE PJ Ferry seeks Snack Bar Associates & Bartenders to work on-board. FT, early morning & afternoon shifts available. Excellent pay/benefits pkg. Light cooking, people skills a must. Call 631-331-2167 between 10am-1pm or fax 631-331-2547.

LANDSCAPE CREW P/T, F/T Need people for seasonal clean-ups, cuts, trims, mulch, weeding, etc. M-F, 8:45-4:00. Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license a plus, experienced. $11/hr to start, up to $15/hr with demonstrated abilities. Text your name and town to 631-988-9211. Must have valid ID/SSN, W-9 required. Employer reports wages.

FRONT DESK ASSISTANT Busy Alternative Care Office. Must be computer savvy and a multi-tasker. Call Ann Marie, 631-897-0299 Please see ad in Employment Display for complete details

LIGHT HOUSE WORK Laundry, light cooking, 6 hrs per wk, $15/hr. Local References, Stony Brook Village. 631-988-8810, Text replies only.

GARDEN CENTER ASSISTANT Knowledge of annuals, perennials. Assist in plant sales & design ideas. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mt. Sinai. 631-474-9225. Fax resume, 631-828-6634. See employment display for complete details. INSTALLER/TECHNICIANS NEEDED for non-profit medical alert services; flexible independent schedule. Kind, compassionate individuals w/car, driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and some phone, electronics understanding. Background check required. Paid training. PLEASE CALL 516-364-3401 FOR MOR INFORMATION.

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OPINION Editorial

Letters to the editor METO/CREATIVE CONNECTIONS

The power of sharing opinions the right way It would behoove us all to be active instead of passive government participants. As we continue to use social media as a way of communication, its use as a focal point of complaints and criticism continues to soar. In high school, participation in government classes is part of the core curriculum, designed to focus on citizenship and what it means to take part in a democracy. The culmination of a student’s social studies experience should ready him or her to apply the content-rich study of contemporary and historic public issues to the current ones, and increase awareness of the rights and responsibilities of a United States citizen. These goals are laid out clearly by the U.S. Department of Education. Just as the course is geared to engage students in the analysis of public policies and issues and encourage their practice of freedom of speech to voice opinions or ask critical questions to those in administrative or political power, we implore every nonstudent to do the same. Whether it’s disapproval about how a district is readying itself for a potential loss in revenue to fund programs in a budget, or the concern of an increase in the homeless population in a given area, civic engagement goes far beyond complaining in a Facebook post. Elected officials take office for the stated purpose of representing the interests of a constituency. Before opening Facebook, write a letter or an email to your government representative, school superintendent or board of education president, or attend a meeting to speak during public comment. Elected officials want their phones and email accounts buzzing with issues important to people they represent. That’s why they decide to serve, or at least it should be. Recently, when residents were concerned about the construction of a water fountain at a new dog park in Selden, many took to a private Facebook page to complain and tagged Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin LaValle (R-Selden) in their posts. Others gathered together and attended a town board meeting to make their sentiments heard. This active participation not only gets a message across in a more mature manner, but it also can create change. With these complaints and asked questions, they were able to place the fountain in an appropriate location inside the dog park and ensure the completion of the project included a rock bed to cover the fountain’s drain. In Huntington Town, residents have joined together to create banners, post signs and send out mailers to let neighbors know of public hearings regarding a 486,380-square-foot commercial project. The group, in opposition to the project, is attempting to strengthen its unified front with more bodies. These cases prove participation in government matters. Our Founding Fathers established this government to protect people’s basic rights and create order. If someone feels or believes he or she has an opinion that should be heard, or feels their basic rights are being threatened, engagement in democracy needs to happen beyond feverish typing across a keyboard behind a computer screen.

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Where are Smithtown’s sewers? It’s fair to say that there is near universal agreement that sewers are the key component of Smithtown’s downtown revitalization. It’s a fact that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has committed $20 million to sewers for the central business district of Smithtown. But where are we? Yes, there is progress in Kings Park. The state Senate recently approved legislation that will allow the Town of Smithtown to alienate for development roughly 4,000 square feet of parkland and transfer it to Suffolk County for the construction of a pumping station required for the sewer project. Alienation of the parkland was the last obstacle before sewer construction can begin. In St. James, it looks like a deal has been brokered to enable hook up to a sewage treatment facility to be constructed as part of the Gyrodyne development. It sounds like Gyrodyne is “all in” with a proposal to facilitate sewers within the St. James business district. Confidence is so high that Lake Avenue reconstruction is pushed off for a year while the town’s consulting engineer, H2M develops preliminary and final construction drawings for a “dry sewer” (e.g., empty not utilized

pipe and facilities until Gyrodyne sewer treatment plant is permitted, built and put into service). Preliminary estimates put dry sewer construction between $3 to $4 million. Where are the sewers for Smithtown’s central business district? The business district is the heart of Smithtown. It’s supposed to be vibrant and inviting, but it’s not! We have one vacant property after another, unless you favor vape shops. Sewers are the key component of Smithtown’s downtown long overdue revitalization. Formal sewage treatment plant site selection planning goes back to 2011, at least. I think it would be fair to say we have had plenty of time. Siting any new facility is time-consuming work and requires engaging with key stakeholders. Arguably, it might be politically unpopular. Putting downtown revitalization aside, the environmental considerations are enormous. We are dumping nitrogen into our water supply. We have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren. The county is looking to residential septic restrictions and new individual homeowner septic requirements costing an estimated $30,000 per residence, but yet we

are struggling to move forward with a sewerage treatment plan within the central business district of Smithtown with committed state funding. We have $20 million committed from the state for the central business district of Smithtown. All would have to agree that it would be tragic if we were to lose the $20 million. Who do we hold accountable to make it happen? What steps are being taken to ensure the central business district does not lose the $20 million to St. James, Kings Park or another township because we do not have a project that is shovel ready? It’s hard to read anything about St. James without seeing the recently re-elected Councilman Tom McCarthy’s (R) name. It’s Councilman Tom Lohmann (R) when talking about building appraisals, government consolidation and efficiency, both issues Smithtown United has previously advocated. Where is leadership on sewers within Smithtown’s central business district? Shouldn’t we know more? Who is going to make it happen?

Tim Small President, Smithtown United Civic Association

Trump’s motivations, enablers President Trump’s motivation for many of his policies is his animus toward the previous president, Barack Obama: his opposition to Obamacare and the Iranian arms deal. Also encouraging the president are his recent choices of Pompeo for secretary of state and Bolton as assistant to the president for national security

affairs who share his hawkish views. Then there is his enabling legal adviser Giuliani who has put himself center stage in the news cycle. Giuliani on Fox News with Sean Hannity stated that the F.B.I. acted like storm troopers, like the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s. The next day our Twitter president changed his story

about Stormy Daniels regarding the $130,000 payment to her, so that she would not tell the press about the affair. This gift was given a few days before the 2016 election. Didn’t this violate campaign finance laws and was it not a cover-up of his questionable behavior?

Herbert Laub Stony Brook

Remember dad on his day, too Thank you for focusing on and honoring mothers in the May 10 editorial. It’s a most important role that cannot be filled by anyone who makes anything less than a wholehearted, time-consuming, self-sacrificing commitment to another developing and needy

human being. I look forward to an equally edifying Father’s Day issue acknowledging the vital role that has been diminished, but never adequately replaced, by laws, welfare, programs and more, induced and aggravated by a general moral breakdown

and abdication of personal responsibility, which have eviscerated the patriarchal provider and protector of the family and strength of the nation.

The Rev. Ronald Stelzer Our Savior Lutheran Church Centereach

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OPINION

Scientists use signs to save lives

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hat do the signs tell us? In Hawaii, numerous small earthquakes caused parts of Big Island to shake. Geologists, who monitor the islands regularly, warned of a pending volcanic eruption. They were right, clearing people away from lava flows. How did they know? It’s a combination of history and science. Researchers in the area point to specific signs that are reflections of patterns that have developed in past years. The small earthquakes, like the By Daniel Dunaief feel of the ground trembling as a herd of elephants is approaching in the Serengeti, suggest the movement of magma underneath the ground. Higher volumes of lava flows could come later on, as in 1955 and 1960, say USGS scientists in the archipelago.

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The science involves regular monitoring of events, looking for evidence of what’s going on below the surface. “Hopefully we’ll get smart enough that we can see [tremors] coming or at least be able to use that as a proxy for having people on the ground watching these things,” Tina Neal, scientist-in-charge at USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, explained to KHON2 News in Honolulu. People look for signs in everything they do, hoping to learn from history and to use whatever evidence is available to make predictions and react accordingly. Your doctor does it during your annual physical, monitoring your blood chemistry, checking your heart and lungs, and asking basic questions about your lifestyle. Scientists around Long Island are involved in a broad range of studies. Geneticists, for example, try to see what the sequence of base pairs might mean for you. Their information, like the data the geologists gather in Hawaii, doesn’t indicate exactly what will happen and when, but it can suggest developments that might affect you.

Cancer researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University are using tools like the gene editing system called CRISPR to see how changing the genetic code affects the course of development or the pathway for a disease. Gene editing can help localize the regions responsible for the equivalent of destructive events in our own bodies, showing where they are and what sequences cause progression. Scientists, often working six or seven days a week, push the frontiers of our ability to make sense of whatever signs they collect. Once they gather that information, they can use it to help create more accurate diagnoses and to develop therapies that have individualized benefits. Indeed, not all breast cancers are the same, which means that not all treatments will have the same effect. Some cancers will respond to one type of therapy, while others will barely react to the same treatment. Fundamental, or basic, research is critical to the understanding of translational challenges like treating Alzheimer’s patients or curing potentially deadly fungal infections.

Indeed, most scientists who “discover” a treatment will recognize the seminal studies that helped them finish a job started years — and in some cases decades — before they developed cures. Treatments often start long before the clinical stages, when scientists want to know how or why something happens. The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake can lead to unexpected and important benefits. Outside the realm of medicine, researchers on Long Island are working on areas like understanding the climate and weather, and the effect on energy production. Numerous scientists at SBU and Brookhaven National Laboratory study the climate, hoping to understand how one of the most problematic parts of predicting the weather — clouds — affects what could happen tomorrow or in the next decade. The research all these scientists do helps us live longer and better lives, offering us early warnings of developing possibilities. Scientists not only interpret what the signs tell us, but can also help us figure out the right signs to study.

person’s life. Now we are in the time of Edwardian England, and the person who overhears the conversation and offers herself up for self-improvement is Eliza Doolittle. A Cockney flower girl in Piccadilly Circus, she is both terrified of what is to come and palpably ambitious, insisting that while she is a “good girl,” not looking for anything carnal, she desperately wants to learn. So Higgins takes her into his elegant home and professorial life and works intensely with her in his laboratory for months while Pickering looks on and offers help wherever he is needed — after being assured by Higgins that there will not be any hanky-panky involved. Higgins vehemently asserts to Pickering that he is not interested in emotional relationships. The experiment between the high-born cerebral bachelor and the “guttersnipe” pupil thus begins. Will Higgins succeed and win the bet? We know Eliza will succeed, even as we watch her anguished attempts to learn what Higgins is working so hard to teach. There are testing moments for

her progress and teaching opportunities that include a riotously funny visit on opening day to Ascot Racecourse. Fun is poked unmercifully at the pretensions of the upper classes. Finally, the big test arrives, a ball where Eliza is going to be introduced to and judged by those swells assembled. She, of course, pulls it off and is thought to be of Hungarian royal blood. But is she congratulated? Well, you have to go see the play. I’m not about to spoil the ending for those unfamiliar with the plot. But her triumph is not the point. Her future is. What is to become of this person who has transcended her class, with its freedoms, grime and penury notwithstanding, and is now locked into the bourgeois rules for women in an ossified society? Is she to become Higgins’ mistress? And what about him? She has now awakened emotions in him that he has long walled off from his daily life. Will he ask her to marry him? He, too, has been transformed. The answer is that 1956 was quite different to 2018. Can you guess?

How the fair lady has changed

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ucky me, our Mother’s Day celebration this year included a trip into New York City to see “My Fair Lady.” Now this show, which I first saw on Broadway in 1956 just after it was launched, was a trip down memory lane for me. It was also a bellwether for how much our culture has changed. At the time of its premiere 62 years ago, the By Leah S. Dunaief play was the “Hamilton” of its time, creating the adulation and frenzied response for tickets that we are familiar with today. “My Fair Lady” was a different sort of musical for its many-layered themes and clever, witty lyrics. It stood apart from the golden era of Rodgers and Hammerstein marvels like “South

Between you and me

Pacific” and “Oklahoma!” that had preceded it. This wasn’t in the mold of a romantic musical but rather one about personal transformation and English class rigidity. The play, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, had as its inspiration from the ancient world, Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” and more recently George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” This is the story of a sculptor, talented but alone, who carves a beautiful woman out of stone and then falls in love with her. He prays to Venus to bring her to life, and the goddess of love hears him. The statue becomes flesh and blood beneath his hands, and what comes next is the essence of the story. In the Lerner and Loewe iteration, two high society phoneticians named Henry Higgins and retired army Col. Hugh Pickering make a bet over whether the way English people speak — their accents — lock them into their class and station for their entire lives. Higgins feels that if he can teach a low-born pupil to speak the King’s English, he can change that

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Weekend LIRR train service reduced during construction May 19–20 Track and signal work will affect Long Island Rail Road train service on the Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch and Ronkonkoma Branch over the weekend of May 19–20. If you are planning to travel on this weekend, please make note of the following: Huntington/Port Jefferson Branch • Train service between Penn Station and Huntington will be reduced from half-hourly to hourly • Train service between Huntington and Port Jefferson will be reduced from every 90 minutes to every two hours Ronkonkoma Branch • Buses will replace trains between Brentwood and Ronkonkoma – please plan for up to 35 minutes of additional travel time • Departure times for trains operating between Ronkonkoma and Greenport will also be adjusted For details, pick up Special Weekend Timetables dated May 19–20 at stations or at mta.info/lirr, or check out the LIRR Train Time app.

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