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September 6, 2018
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Commack resident petitions LIRR for change, seeks refunds A4 Smithtown officials look at other options for KP sewers A5 East Bulls girls volleyball charges into the 2018 season A6
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A Smithtown student was honored last month for earning one of the county’s top youth recognitions. Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) congratulated Brian O’Reilly for completing the requirements to receive the county’s Distinguished Youth Silver Award. This award focuses on four categories: Volunteer Service, Personal Development, Exploration and Physical Fitness. “I am proud of Brian’s accomplishments and his determination to complete this program and achieve this recognition,” Trotta said. The purpose of the program is get young people more involved in their communities and to improve their well-being. Brian completed 100 hours of developing his personal skills and 100 hours of doing physical fitness activities, as well as visiting and exploring 15 Suffolk County parks.
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Obituaries Joseph W. Barra
Joseph W. Barra, 63, of Smithtown, died Aug. 19. He was the beloved husband of Teresa; loving son of Frances and the late Michael; and devoted father of Jillian, Justine and stepsons Jason and Justin. A funeral service was held at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Hauppauge. Interment followed at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.
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Harold John Noviello, 56, of Smithtown, died Aug. 11. He was the beloved son of Lorraine and the late Donald.
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Commack man starts petition over LIRR’s lackluster service BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM
Tired of delays, cancellations, safety issues and general stress of commuting on the Long Island Rail Road, several thousand Long Islanders have signed a petition asking for refunds and an investigation of the venerable rail system. Nearly 3,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the LIRR investigate the rail line’s safety and inefﬁciency problems as well as institute refunds for canceled service. More are signing the petition every day. For Commack resident and three-year LIRR commuter Eric Trinagel, 42, who started the petition, it displays just how fed up commuters have become. “If they’re working on construction, if they are going to short schedules, at least increase the cars,” he said. “Instead they’re reducing schedules and reducing car lengths from 12 cars to eight. Everybody standing and standing uncomfortably.” Trinagel, a technical manager for Viacom, said he didn’t expect so many people to join the petition, originally only expecting he and his wife would support it, if that. Within a few hours, he said he watched as more than 1,000 people signed their names to his Change.org petition. The current total of 2,781 petitioners as of Wednesday is only a drop in the bucket of the LIRR’s 355,000 average weekday ridership, according to the LIRR’s 2016 data. Still, its creator believes these issues of constant delays for riders is coming to a head. He said commuters are sick and tired of delays, especially if it means being late for work. “People are worried that they’re going to lose jobs because the train makes them late,” Trinagel said. “People are looking for jobs outside of the city because of the LIRR.” Data on LIRR’s website shows July 2018 had an 88.9 percent on-time performance compared to 93.1 percent in July 2017. Trinagel also said that the LIRR should look to reimburse at least a small part of commuter’s tickets if there are service delays, especially because of recent fare hikes. In March 2017, fares rose 4 percent across the board for train users, though the increase did not affect New York City subways. Another 4 percent fare hike has been proposed for 2019. Many who signed the petition decried the amount they pay for their commutes compared to
the level of service. People complained of overcrowded cars, rising fares and an overall feeling of being uncared for, especially when the railroad could be the determining factor if they are late for their jobs. “Chronic lateness to work can jeopardize one’s career stability,” Mount Sinai resident Cynthia French wrote as she signed the petition. “Their trafﬁc and weather reporters rattle off delays with a smile, but commuter stress is real.” As the country heads into election season, multiple incumbents and candidates have also criticized LIRR’s recent performance. U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) and his Republican opponent, Dan DeBono, have both criticized LIRR’s inefﬁciencies and called for an overhaul of the rail system. “The LIRR is taking my hard-earned money and giving me next to nothing in return,” Port Jeff resident Lorraine Mastronardi wrote. “I’ve been riding the LIRR as a commuter since 1988 and it has never been this horrendous.” This comes as Phil Eng, the newly appointed president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s LIRR, is overseeing several major changes to the rail system, including the Double Track Project, which would add a second track to the Ronkonkoma branch between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma train stations. The LIRR is also dealing with increasing calls for the electriﬁcation of the Port Jefferson to Huntington line. LIRR ofﬁcials did not response to request for comments by this publication’s press time. The LIRR has outlined several changes with the intention of increasing customer satisfaction in its March Performance Improvement Plan. It called for an increase in rail inspections, improved rail monitoring systems, increased maintenance, hiring a new chief customer advocate and increased communication between LIRR leadership and customers. Trinagel said he has spoken to Eng and they talked for approximately 40 minutes. While Trinagel said he respects Eng , he still calls for better communication between the railroad and commuters. “We can’t be sitting on a train for an hour saying it’s just a signal issue, meanwhile on Facebook there’s a picture of two trains parked face to face a few feet away from each other,” Trinagel said. “We’re smarter than that.” View the petition at www.change.org/p/andrew -cuomo-demand-better-safety-practices-and-farerefunds-from-the-long-island-railroad.
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Smithtown ofﬁcials look to plan B for Kings Park sewers
While the alienation bill required to move forward with Kings Park sewers is stuck in the state Legislature’s deadlock, Town of Smithtown ofﬁcials are formulating a plan B. Smithtown ofﬁcials said they have been eyeing property behind the Kings Park Jewish Center, though planning director Pete Hans said it is just one option the town is considering. “The town has said for years that they maybe should acquire it, even before the pump station, because they’re not using it,” Hans said. “The town has property on both sides, and our parks department could use a little more space.” The original plans call for 11,000 square feet in front of the town’s Department of Parks, Buildings and Grounds facility located at 110 E. Main St. in Kings Park for a sewer pump station. Since the area is zoned as parkland, the town requires approval for alienation from the state Legislature in order to build on that property. The bill was left on the ﬂoor when the Legislature dismissed for the summer, along with multiple other small local bills, without a vote. Requests for comment from the Kings Park Jewish Center were not responded to by press time. The Jewish Center site sits at a low elevation,
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similar to the parks department property, which is necessary for the wastewater to ﬂow through. Though Hans said the town still has to contact the synagogue about the unused property, that piece of real estate is just one of several ideas the town is considering. The planning director said town ofﬁcials are also looking at the water district property just northwest of the parks department building or stateowned land next to the U.S. Post Ofﬁce also on East Main Street. Building on these properties also faces complications that would cost the town and county both time and money, according to Hans. Suffolk County’s Deputy Executive Peter Scully (D), who is handling much of the county’s wastewater projects, said that while there should be no odor issues at the Jewish Center if the town
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does build a pump station there, the best site would still be at its originally planned location. Doing it any other way could result in both the town and county spending more money and time than needed, especially important as the Kings Park sewer project is largely funded by a $20 million state grant offered by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in the 2018 budget. “In this case, we wouldn’t need to issue any debt so the Kings Park business district and Kings Wood apartment complex would be connected at virtually no cost,” Scully said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that we will never see again, so the notion that an inability to have the state Assembly pass this bill and have the project move forward is concerning.”
State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-St. James) said that he remains optimistic the state Legislature will reconvene again this year. He said the most likely time frame would be after the Nov. 6 elections but before the Christmas season, leaving a very small window. “I remain optimistic, we’ll see, but if not, then the goal is to pass it next year unless the town decides to look at a different piece of property,” Fitzpatrick said. Scott Rief, the communications director for state Senate Republicans, said there has been no speciﬁc discussions at this time about the Legislature reconvening. Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) said he has asked county engineers to examine if the Jewish Center site is feasible, because if they delay building the pump station it could delay nearly all of the town’s other sewer projects. “I hope we don’t have to go that way, because this other part is already designed,” Wehrheim said. The town had planned to start construction of Kings Park sewers in early 2019. Nicole Garguilo, the town’s spokeswoman, said pushing back the alienation bill into 2019 could push all current sewer projects back a year. “People in Kings Park and Smithtown have waited long enough for sewers and we’re trying to make this a reality in 2019,”Garguilo said.
Education BY ALEX PETROSKI ALEX@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM
Superintendents in Suffolk County are trying to get their schools all on the same page when it comes to safety. Following the particularly deadly school shooting — though just the latest in a long line of similar occurrences — that took place in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, which resulted in 17 fatalities, discussions about concrete steps to enhance safety for students and staff in buildings from coast to coast have been seemingly unending. In Suffolk County, school ofﬁcials have teamed up to release a ﬁve-point blueprint of actionable steps, ofﬁcially recommended by the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association Aug. 27 to local, state and federal lawmakers. The superintendents are calling on lawmakers to invest in the School Resource Ofﬁcer program, providing additional ofﬁcers in Suffolk County schools; adopt legislation that enhances campus safety, including amending the New York State Criminal Procedure Law dealing with setting bail; make the NY SAFE Act the law of the land; support the social, emotional and mental health of
children through screening programs and education initiatives; and provide institutional support to ﬁnance school safety, calling for the state to initiate school security aid and to exempt school safety expenditures from the tax-levy limitation. “While school safety has always been a top priority, following the horriﬁc massacre at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, and the tragic events that followed, the importance of a strong working relationship between the police, mental health providers and public-school ofﬁcials has become more important than ever,” the association said in a press release. “The SCSSA plans to continue to work together with Suffolk County law enforcement and local, state and federal legislators to turn these plans into actions that will improve school safety and the safety and wellness of all students in Suffolk County.” In August, representatives from Sandy Hook Promise, a national nonproﬁt organization that was founded by parents from the Connecticut elementary school to carry out its mission of preventing all gun-related deaths, held a forum for the association and law enforcement ofﬁcials. The purpose of the meeting was to share details about four programs they’ve created aimed at preventing violence in schools.
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Members of the SCSSA executive board meet with Suffolk County law enforcement officials and lawmakers to discuss its five-point Blueprint for Action to Enhance School Safety Aug. 27.
The four strategies, which fall under the nonproﬁt’s Know the Signs programs, are taught to youth and adults free of charge in the hopes of fostering an environment that empowers everyone in the community to help identify and intervene when someone is at risk. Superintendents who were in attendance from several local districts pledged to
further examine Sandy Hook Promise’s programs and to take steps toward implementing them. During an exclusive interview with TBR News Media in July, Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. (D) said creating countywide standards for school security is a priority for his department.
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How much lower can Trump, Zeldin get METRO
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Newspaper publishers, editors and staff members across the country — especially weeklies operating on tight budgets — are breathing sighs of relief. Last week the United States International Trade Commission overturned President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on Canadian newsprint, and we couldn’t be happier. The tariffs that the U.S. began charging this year caused many newspapers in the country to cut staff or paper sizes — in some cases both — to absorb the rise in newsprint costs. Other publications closed their doors as the additional expense was the breaking point for many outlets, making it impossible to continue operating in an environment already riddled with challenges in a changing industry. The overturning of this tariff, besides creating a sigh of relief, has demonstrated the balance of power in our country at work. Many have expressed fear about how much power a president may have or think he has, but our forefathers were visionaries. Declaring their independence from England, they knew a monarchy wouldn’t work in the U.S. All levels of government, from federal down to local, are designed with checks and balances in place in the form of executive, legislative and judicial branches. The president may want something to happen — in this case to impose a tariff — but that doesn’t mean that senators, congressmen, judges and federal agencies have to agree with him. And if they don’t, they have the power to make sure that a bill or an edict doesn’t go forward or remain in place. Speaking of our Founding Fathers, they ensured the U.S. Constitution contained an amendment to aid in protection of the free press. It was written to allow journalists to fairly report on events and happenings without government interference. This enables reporters the freedom and ability to keep a close eye on what elected officials are up to. Imagine if weekly, in most cases local, newspapers needed to continue to absorb the newsprint tariff. We presume many more would suffer, and as each one folded, regional and national outlets would be left to try to pick up the slack jumping into areas local news reporters know inside and out. Or worse: No one would pick up the slack. If the press runs into an issue like this again — government decisions directly impacting our ability to do our jobs effectively — we as an industry have shown there is strength in numbers. In a show of unity, Aug. 16, hundreds of papers in the U.S. published similar editorials voicing displeasure over the president’s disrespectful treatment of members of the press dating back to his campaign. The goal was to make it clear that the press wasn’t the enemy of the people. As your local press, we are thrilled to continue to serve you in the years to come. Letters … We welcome your letters. They should be no longer than 400 words and may be edited for length, libel, style and good taste. We do not publish anonymous letters. Please include a phone number and address for confirmation. Email letters to email@example.com or mail them to The Times of Smithtown, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733.
I have been following the battle between Susan Perretti and Myra Gordon, et al and the cowardly U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin and his supporters who blindly follow him and his master puppeteer — President Donald Trump. Maybe Ms. Perretti and Ms. Gordon are just like me — tired and scared of how constitutionally ignorant Zeldin and his supporters are and how gutless Zeldin is as he continually supports a man who runs this country like a dictatorship. What part of Helsinki did you people not get? How about freedom of the press, freedom of speech, impeding a court case, not protecting our elections despite all dangerous and definite proof to the contrary, taking meetings with Russians who are
out to help you with your election? What about lying more than 4,000 times to the American people and being a bigot who has defended white supremacists? These are all horrible and anti-American actions that can all be proven by Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s mouths and written words. How much lower can Trump, his spineless friend Zeldin and his supporters sink then watching the international stage as Trump denigrates our intelligence community and throws them under the bus while kowtowing and complimenting Putin and being his spineless friend — another version of “trickle down politics.” This country is in danger and to support Zeldin is irresponsible as he supports Trump as he supports Putin. In other
words, do you love your party or do you love the Constitution and this country? It’s as simple as that. As for quotes of George Washington’s rule in one letter. It gets me sick when supporters of today’s Republicans quote past presidents as I’m sure they all would be turning in their graves and heartbroken if they knew what was happening in this country today. Especially Republican hero, Ronald Reagan, as his daughter Patti Davis has said. If you want to quote something, here is food for thought by an excellent author, one Ben Clements with others: “Impeachment is the cure for a constitutional crisis.” Karen Jillian Stony Brook
John McCain’s lasting legacy on America There is no one that knows me as a friend, acquaintance, journalist or simply a politically opinionated resident that does not consider me as anything but a liberal democrat, now fashionably called a progressive. That said, tears filled my eyes Aug. 25 when I heard of the death of the honorable senator, John McCain. Some 17 years my elder, I was 5 years old when he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. In 1969 I became a very active member of the Vietnam anti-war movement, and McCain was a prisoner in North Vietnam at the “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp. I did not dodge the draft, and although I had the right to apply for a college deferment I did not, as I saw the inequity of that based on the percentage of American whites in college as opposed to African-Americans. When I registered in 1971, I expressed a willingness to serve but requested a designation as a noncombatant conscientious objector. Neither my parents nor my priest would sign the paperwork and I was denied my request by the draft board. As I waited out the 1972 draft with a suitcase packed for a train ride to Canada, McCain still sat in North Vietnam as a prisoner. He experienced horrible torture and turned down what he considered an out-of-order repatriation designation
because of his father’s position as the admiral that oversaw the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet. In 1973 the war ended, I celebrated with other anti-war Beantown college students packing Harvard Square and dancing in the street, as McCain still sat in prison. He eventually was put on a plane in Hanoi and returned to America, but with arms so broken from his aircraft crash that caused his capture and a re-breaking of his arms under torture, he was never again able to lift his arms high enough to even comb his own hair or put on his own jacket. We danced in Boston. McCain could not lift his arms over his head, nor would he ever be able to lift any future grandchildren over his head like the rest of us. Rather than choose a comfortable future after as much of a dedicated life to his country as any American can claim, he continued serving his country by entering into American politics. After his position as naval liaison to the Senate from 1977 until he retired from the Navy in 1981, he ran for the House of Representatives in 1982 and won in a heavily Republican Arizona district he decided to call home after a life of growing up with no real home as a son in a naval family. After two terms, he ran for the Senate and was re-elected five times. Two runs for the presidency resulted in
a primary loss to George W. Bush and a general election loss to Barack Obama. Ironically, both men eulogized McCain at his personally arranged funeral, while our current president was not even invited to attend. In his death McCain may have made the greatest statement about the sitting president. Obviously, I did not agree with many of McCain’s political opinions, but we did agree on Native American rights, that immigrants created this great country, and that there is no place in America for prejudice and bigotry. He was a man of integrity that believed government could not function without compromise, and his frustration with the current state of affairs in Congress he made abundantly clear during the closing years of his senatorial service and in the last letter he left for the American people. This was a man who exemplified the qualities of honor, service and, again, integrity. Certainly, I pale in comparison to this man when it comes to sacrifice for country, as most of us do. I fear we will not see another of his like again if the discourse of our American politic continues along its present path. God’s speed Senator John McCain, God bless! Douglas MacKaye Harrington Stony Brook
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Avoiding the slings and arrows of would-be foes
here people live, conﬂicts thrive. It’s inevitable. Get two people in a room for long enough and, eventually, they will ﬁnd elements about the other person that irritate them. It’s what drives people to watch some reality TV shows. Participants can’t stand each other, they call each other names and, before you know it, someone is screaming at someone else D. None and the viewing audience at home of the above is rubbernecking BY DANIEL DUNAIEF through the drama. When it happens to other people, it’s entertainment. When it happens to us, it can hurt. Why do we care what other people think?
We know that some people will ﬁnd fault with everyone — their mothers, siblings and bosses — making criticism inevitable and, ultimately, meaningless. If someone stood on the side of the road and yelled “Duck!” often enough, pretty soon people would stop ducking, would stop looking for ducks, and, like so many other noises around them, wouldn’t hear the warning anymore. And yet, when someone we know or even someone we’ve recently met indicates a disdain for us, scowls at our presence, or undermines our abilities, intelligence or effort, we feel cut to the quick. That person might just be repeating the same criticisms to us that he or she levies at everyone all the time. It’s like a fortune cookie. We read something that says, “You need to think twice before taking advice.” Wow, we think, how incredibly insightful, even as we ignore the irony that we are taking advice from a small slip of paper crushed into a Pac-Man shaped cookie. Someone recently gave me advice that seems valuable, like
quitting a job I hate, but maybe that person just wants to take my job or doesn’t want to hear me complaining. Maybe that advice doesn’t really apply to me after all. The same holds true for insults, criticism and nastiness. It could apply to us or it could just be fortune cookie nastiness, conjured up by someone who may not enjoy the life he or she leads, trying to make everyone as miserable as them. Insults are ubiquitous. Much of the time, however, the insult is an opinion, not a fact. There are times when an admonishment such as “You weren’t driving well” is accurate, particularly if you were driving the wrong way on a one-way street. We don’t immediately imagine the person doing the insulting might be sharing an opinion about us that we would almost instantly dismiss if it were about our spouse, our children, our parents or our close friends. We think, “Maybe I am terrible at this,” or “Maybe I should be embarrassed.”
People make puppets, write stories about ﬁctional characters, draw cartoons and imaginary ﬁgures because they want to control something. But just because they want control doesn’t mean you have to give it to them. Even assuming someone doesn’t like you, your appearance or your ideas, so what? Our preferences are so subjective that we can’t or shouldn’t try to please everyone. We don’t have to play those reindeer games. We can disagree and express our opinions without attacking someone else. We follow whatever rules we set for ourselves and don’t need to ﬁght ﬁre with ﬁre, hit back 10 times harder or show that we mean business. We can be more graceful than our detractors. When someone attacks us, we don’t have to act as if we’re wearing a target. We can look at that person, put a slow smile on our face and say, “It’s too bad you feel that way. Maybe a good fortune cookie would cheer you up?”
Microwave ovens will not talk to us, but microwave radiation might Question: Put together some sci-ﬁ, add a bit of spy thriller and what have you got? Answer: The latest hypothesis for what caused the symptoms and illnesses of our diplomatic representatives in Cuba and then in China. The Cuban incident caused a serious rift in the newly mellowed relationship between Cuba and the United States. Now scientists are Between suggesting that microwaves might be you and me the weapons. BY LEAH S. DUNAIEF It seems that weapons emitting microwave radiation, not the short waves that come from our kitchen microwave ovens or connect our cellphones to antennae towers,
have been considered by military specialists for mind control since the Cold War. These invisible beams can transmit painfully loud booms and even spoken words into people’s heads, according to an astonishing story by William J. Broad on the front page of last Sunday’s New York Times. Now Douglas H. Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the lead author of a recent study of 21 affected diplomats from Cuba, pointed to this possible cause of the brain injuries. The Frey effect, named after American biologist Allan H. Frey, occurs when microwaves cause the brain to “hear” ordinary sounds, like loud noises, ringing and even human voices. These can be the result of stealth attacks with sonic weapons. Jason, a secretive group of elite scientists that, according to The Times, helps the federal government assess new threats to national security, has been called in to ﬁgure out the cause of the symptoms. While the group has
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not issued any explanations, nor has the FBI, it is certainly studying the possibility of microwaves being the agents. Frey, 83, who lives near Washington, agrees. He even thinks that a group of Cubans aligned with Russia, their longtime ally, might have launched such an attack. “It’s a possibility … a perfectly viable explanation,” to disrupt a closer United States-Cuban relationship. Microwaves, a form of electromagnetic radiation, are everywhere and are generally seen as harmless. However, when tightly focused, as when dish antennas turn the disorganized rays into concentrated beams, they can cause even deaf people to hear false sounds. Frey, in effect, founded a new ﬁeld of study on the neural impact of radiation waves. He realized that the human head, because of its dimensions, is a good antenna for picking up microwave signals. The temporal lobes, beneath the temples, are where nerve signals from the outer and inner ear are processed. The effect is now called radio-frequency hearing.
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Others took note. The Soviets built labs with armed guards to study the neural impact of microwaves and envisioned arms that they called psychophysical or psychotronic. These sounds, the Defense Intelligence Agency warned, could disrupt military or diplomatic personnel. The U.S. Air Force jumped in to research how to beam comprehensible speech into the heads of enemies. The Navy sought to paralyze with the beams. Russia, China and European nations know how to make such weapons today. The weapon might look like an innocuous satellite dish and could ﬁre beams over relatively short distances. We do know that Russian President Vladimir Putin resurrected “work on psychoactive arms” as recently ago as 2012, according to The Times. There is still no deﬁnitive explanation for the sickness of diplomatic personnel in Cuban and subsequently China, but suspicions of microwave radiation remain high on the list. The problem in pinpointing them is the stealth.
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