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This graph shows the Town of Smithtown’s 2018 salaries for three positions — town supervisor, town council member and supervisor of highways — with their proposed 2019 salary increases and how that relates to similar positions’ pay in the neighboring townships of Brookhaven and Huntington.

2019 while to the west, the proposed annual salary for Huntington town council members is $76,841 next year. In Smithtown, Wehrheim has proposed $30,000 for a new government liaison position, which if approved, will become an additional title and responsibilities for one of the town board members. The supervisor said the individual appointed will take on responsibilities similar to a deputy supervisor or chief of staff. “It’s a more economical way as opposed to additional full-time staff in the supervisor’s office,” he said. Murphy also stands to get an additional $20,000 a year, increasing the highway supervisor’s salary from $110,000 up to $130,000 per year, if the proposed budget is approved. Wehrheim said the 18 percent hike is warranted and has been talked about for several years. “[Highway] is the town’s largest department,” Wehrheim said. In perspective, Murphy’s new salary would be more than Brookhaven’s highway superintendent, poised to earn $119,132 in 2019 but less than Huntington’s $140,000 salary per year. Wehrheim said that while he has added a few new positions to his administration in 2018, including a public information officer, he is hoping to hire two additional laborers each for the Highway Department and Parks, Buildings & Grounds Department next year. The exact salary for these positions has yet to be determined, according to the supervisor, as the town is in the midst of negotiating new contracts with both the Civil Service Employees Union, representing the municipality’s employees, and the Smithtown Administrators Guild, which represents its departmental directors. The previous contracts expired Dec. 31, 2017.

“Any increase would be result of union negotiations,” Wehrheim said. The supervisor has also put forth a proposed $10 million capital budget for 2019, presented at the same time as the operating budget. He said

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A change of leadership at Smithtown Town Hall has resulted in a proposed 2019 budget that could increase homeowners town taxes for the first time in three years. Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) presented his $109 million tentative budget for 2019 to the town council in a short meeting Oct. 5, on deadline under New York State Law. The proposed budget represents an increase of $4 million more than this year’s budget, with $1.5 million additional in the taxes levied among Smithtown’s homeowners. The supervisor promised it will be used to the benefit of its residents. “We’ve committed in this administration to invest in Smithtown,” Wehrheim said. “We are going to do just that. I looked at the operating budget and we’ve stayed within the 2 percent mandated state tax cap.” If approved, the 2019 tentative operating budget will be a total $66.60 annual increase for the average Smithtown homeowner, according to Wehrheim, with $28 of that increase attributable to a rise in solid waste district fees. The town’s singular largest driving cost behind the proposed budget was a $1.1 million increase to health care insurance contributions for its full-time union employees, according to the supervisor. He also expects operational expenses such as fuel and utility costs to continue to grow over the year ahead. The tentative budget sets aside $5.5 million for road, curb and sidewalk improvements, which Wehrheim said he decided in conjunction with Superintendent of Highways Robert Murphy (R). The town supervisor has also proposed an approximately 40 percent increase to the Community Development Fund, which he said is used to help fund a list of neighborhood projects to improve local look and character of the neighborhoods. Most of the town’s funds will be used to kick-start projects, according to the supervisor, before hopefully being reimbursed through a combination of state aid or other grants. Wehrheim is looking to increase the salary of each town council member by more than $9,000; from $65,818 up to $75,000. This represents a year-to-year increase of about 14 percent. “I feel that it is in line with surrounding neighboring municipalities,” he said. “I feel the council position deserves that salary. It’s a different administration and they have far more responsibilities than they did previously.” By comparison, each Town of Brookhaven council member is poised to make $72,316 in

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Town Smithtown High School West teacher arrested for allegedly lewd actions BY SARA-MEGAN WALSH SARA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

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A Northport-East Northport Community Theater member has been arrested for allegedly masturbating in front of a 15-year-old girl. Northport police arrested Robert Miller, 35, on charges of first-degree public lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child Oct. 5 at approximately 8:15 p.m., according to police. Miller’s arrest took place during a rehearsal of the Northport-East Northport Community Theater group at the William J. Brosnan Administrative Building of the Northport school district. Northport police said Miller, a technical director with the theater group, requested a teenage girl accompany him outside to the parking lot to check on a motor issue with his car. Once outside, Miller instructed the teen to sit in the car and rev the engine while he looked under the hood. The girl said she was instructed to take off her socks and shoes, so she could “feel the vibration of the gas pedal” and did so, accord-

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ing to police. Police said the girl said she noticed Miller standing behind her, outside the driver’s side door with his pants unzipped, hand down his pants and was allegedly masturbating. The

theater director allegedly told the teenager to look forward and watch the car’s dashboard gauges. Police said the girl reported she looked at Miller again and he was still allegedly masturbating. Robert Banzer, superintendent of the Northport-East Northport school district, sent a letter out to residents Oct. 6 regarding the incident, which occurred on school grounds. “The Northport police department notified the district of an alleged inappropriate action that took place on school district property, Friday night after school hours,” Banzer wrote, noting the theater group is not affiliated with the school district. “The district will continue to cooperate with police in their investigation to the fullest extent possible.” The superintendent noted the schools would also make support services available for students Tuesday, after the Columbus Day break. Smithtown school district Superintendent James Grossane also sent a letter out to district parents to address Miller’s arrest, as he has worked in that district for 14 years.

“[D]uring the teacher’s 14 years working within the district there have been no incidents reported,” Grossane wrote. “The teacher has been placed on administrative leave, effective immediately, and we will continue to assist in the police investigation as needed.” The Smithtown superintendent said a math teacher would immediately be placed in Miller’s classrooms Tuesday in order to ensure “no disruption to the academic process” and support services would also be made available to students. The theater group declined to comment on Miller’s arrest. Northport police said they have reason to believe there may be other people subjected to allegedly lewd behavior by Miller. Anyone who feels they were a victim of Miller in the Northport area is asked to contact Detective Peter Hayes or Detective Peter Howard at 631-261-7500. Any individual who believes they are a victim of Miller in the Smithtown area is encouraged to contact Suffolk County Police Department’s 4th Precinct detective squad at 631-854-8452.

BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM If you asked Smithtown fourth-grader Aiden Eddelson about the New York Mets, he could tell you the batting average of most players on the team. He could tell you where most pitchers like to pitch to outfielder Brandon Nimmo and can tell you which player thinks he’s the best dancer. “[Shortstop Amed] Rosario’s from the Dominican Republic, he bats right, and he also thinks he’s the best dancer on the Mets,” Aiden said, speaking live from SportsNet New York broadcast booth Sept. 26. The 9-year-old fan was given the opportunity to be the SportsNet New York’s kidcaster during the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Atlanta Braves versus New York Mets game Sept. 26. The SNY Kidcaster Contest asks young Mets fans to submit a video of them broadcasting a home run made by Nimmo in a previous Mets game. Only a few days after Aiden mailed his submission, he was asked to join the station’s veteran broadcasters Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling in their booth. The professionals said they were surprised how knowledgeable young Aiden was about the team. “I did not know that,” Hernandez said, when he heard Aiden comment on Rosario’s dancing capability. Aiden was paying attention to the players warming up for their turn at bat. “I actually saw him dancing over there

before, and he was dancing when he was getting ready,” the young Mets fan said. Aiden and his father, Brian, spent several hours in the days before the broadcast researching the team so they could be prepared. While Aiden knew those at bat would be at the bottom of the lineup, he didn’t know who exactly would be standing at the plate. “Aiden’s been a fan since birth, whether he’s known it or not,” Aiden’s mother, Roie, said. “To be 9 years old and accomplish that is just something we’ll never forget.” Everyone in the Eddelson family is a Mets fan, especially with his parents being born in Queens and Brooklyn. That enthusiasm has bled down into Aiden and his 6-year-old brother, Jack. Aiden, who attends Mount Pleasant Elementary school, watched his first Mets game during the 2015 World Series when the Mets faced the Cincinnati Reds. He has been a dedicated fan ever since, saying he and the rest of his family have done their best to never miss a game. Despite the family’s lifelong commitment to the team, it will never stop them from complaining about how they perform each season. “They always do well in the beginning 30 games in the season, and then they downfall for some reason,” Aiden said. “They were first this year and last year, and then they just went down.” Nonetheless, Aiden’s mother said she and her family will always believe in their home

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team. Her husband confirmed it. “This year, they ended on a high note,” Aiden’s father said. Aiden said he plays little league hockey, soccer and baseball, where his favorite position is catcher. If he had a choice of career, it would either be a major league sports player or sports broadcaster. Therefore, it was really heartening

for Aiden to hear, at the end of the broadcast, the veteran game pundits had only encouraging words for the young superfan. “You did a fantastic job, you were so well prepared, and you had great notes,” Cohen said. “Ronny might become the general manager, Keith might retire, so there might be a spot in the booth before we know it.”


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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and 4th Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the men who allegedly stole tools from a Commack business. Two men allegedly stole power drills, saws and impact tools worth more than $3,000 from Home Depot, located on Crooked Hill Road, Aug.18 at approximately 9:15 p.m. The suspects filled two plastic bins with the tools and exited the store without paying.

They then fled in a gray car. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can submit an anonymous tip by calling 800-220-TIPS (8477) or texting SCPD and the message to CRIMES (274637). All text messages and calls will be kept confidential.

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Hauppauge hotel’s door broken Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and 4th Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the woman who allegedly damaged a hotel door in Hauppauge. A woman allegedly damaged a glass fire door at the Radisson Hotel on Motor Parkway Aug. 24 at approximately 9:50 p.m. The woman was described as white with a blond ponytail wearing a camisole top and shorts. During the incident, she cut her lower left leg. A reward of up to $5,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about this incident can submit an anonymous tip by calling 800-220-TIPS (8477) or texting SCPD and the message to CRIMES (274637). All text messages and calls will be kept confidential.

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Report details affordable housing shortage in Suffolk

BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM

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It’s already difficult for both the young and old to find affordable housing in Suffolk County, but according to a recent report, the lack of low-cost homes and apartments is forcing some people to live without roofs over their heads entirely. The Suffolk County Legislature’s Welfare to Work Commission, which advises the legislature on issues related to poverty in the county, released a report Oct. 2 that detailed the holes in affordable housing and government programs. Many of those homeless in Suffolk have some sort of job or income, according to the report. “There has been some progress on public acceptance for affordable housing especially for working people, and especially for young people and senior citizens,” said Richard Koubek, the chair of the commission. “There still remains obstacles for creating affordable housing for two groups of residents: one is working poor families … the other are people who have mental illness which often leads to homelessness.” The commission spent two-and-a-half years studying the issue of affordable housing and other related problems, including the county’s capacity to aid the homeless and those suffering from mental health issues. The final report showed high home and rent costs, along with government programs unable to handle the current numbers of people suffering from mental health issues, among its conclusions. Need for more affordable and supportive housing As of January 2018, the advocacy group Long Island Coalition for the Homeless reported there were 3,868 homeless individuals in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Not all homeless are considered chronically homeless, or individuals who have a disability and have been homeless for more than 12 months, or have had at least four stints without a home in the last three years. About 500 families are homeless, or 2,500 individuals, in Suffolk County, of which half have a source of income but are still unable to afford housing or rent costs, according to the report. The report said the county spends more than $19 million annually feeding and supporting this population. The report noted the 2017 Suffolk County area yearly median income is $110,800, while the median price of a home in 2017 was $376,000, according to census data. If an individual or family spent 30 percent of income on housing costs, the national and suggested average, they would have to earn $125,000 a year to afford the median home price. If a family wanted to rent, only 18 percent of available housing is rental, compared to the national average of 37 percent. Market rate for monthly apartment rentals in Suffolk was $1,589 in 2017, according to census data, meaning families in that market would have to earn $57,204 — 52 percent of the area median income — a year if

Dean Jones, a resident of the Concern for Independent Living facility in Amityville which is constructing a new project in Port Jeff Station, speaks during a press conference on affordable housing in Suffolk County Oct. 2 flanked on the left by Richard Koubek, chair of the Welfare to Work Commission, and on the right by Legislator DuWayne Gregory.

they spent 30 percent of their income on the apartment costs. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (D) said Suffolk was ranked 57th out of 62 New York counties in rental affordability. Greta Guarton, the executive director of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, said among government entities there is more of an emphasis on removing people from poverty rather than aiding people in poverty. “The thinking used to be 20 percent of those who are homeless use 80 percent of emergency services,” Guarton said. “A fresh look at homelessness shows 80 percent of homeless families do not have disabilities. ... In places like Long Island these people are homeless because they cannot find an affordable rental unit in this region’s tight, extremely expensive housing market.” The LICH director added the most effective approach to combating homelessness is the Housing First Model, which tries to provide stability in a person’s life through housing, in addition to treatment and supportive services. With housing secured, those suffering from chronic homelessness can focus on stabilizing other parts of their lives, the report said. It is especially difficult for those suffering from mental illness to find affordable housing. Koubek said the emphasis has been moving away from asylums since the 1960s and toward community care facilities, but those smaller-scale places have not been financially supported, and there simply aren’t enough of them. The Suffolk County Department of Health Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services’ Single Point of Access program, which places people with mental illness into supportive housing, had a wait list 887 people long as of late 2017, according to the

report. Those who wish to be placed on the list must attain a physician’s diagnosis, which the report calls difficult if the person is suffering alone or is already homeless. People with undiagnosed mental illness also create a vacuum of funds — utilizing a huge chunk of the county’s money allocated for homeless programs. The report noted as much as $8 million of the $10 million in grants for homeless programs awarded to Long Island’s federal Department of Housing and Urban Development funded Continuum of Care program went to serving those with undiagnosed mental issues. The study also pointed to incidents where people suffering from mental health issues were discharged from hospitals before they could receive the proper care. This puts more of an emphasis on requiring local government to funnel these people into supportive housing, which is difficult if they are released onto the street or remain undiagnosed. The commission named a number of countywide solutions to address these issues, including increasing funding for the SPA program and improving the number of placements, prioritizing homeless families on the Public Housing Authority waiting lists, addressing substandard housing, improving Suffolk hospital discharge policies for the homeless and creating a coordinated county response to address low-income housing. Current affordable housing projects trying to meet demand New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced May 10 $25.6 million had been awarded to four housing developments on Long Island to create 239 affordable homes. On the state level, the report requested New York increases financial supports for capital

construction and operating costs of supportive housing, and that it turns over unused state property to the county for the construction of more supportive housing. Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville) and Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Deer Park), who also chairs the legislature’s Education & Human Services Committee, each said Oct. 2 a need exists for public-private partnerships to create more affordable housing options. “Homelessness is not imagined — it exists here in Suffolk County because of government policies which create instability,” Gregory said. “If people are spending a greater percent of their income on housing costs it leads to difficult choices. Will they buy food and clothing for their children or will they pay for their own home?” In 2007 the commission issued another report, “Affordable for Whom? Creating Housing for Low and Moderate-Income People in Suffolk County,” which noted a public opinion poll showing 70 percent of Long Islanders seeing the need for more affordable housing while twothirds of the same population not wanting it near their own communities. Koubek said this attitude is changing somewhat, but getting projects like these approved remains a tall task. Roger Weaving Jr., the president of the Huntington Township Housing Coalition, said the lack of affordable housing is a major reason why so many young people are leaving for other states. Many Long Islanders express concerns about having affordable two- to three-bedroom apartments in their communities, despite obvious demand for such dwellings. “On the North Shore you can either have a single-family house or you can leave,” Weaving said. “While some of this is affected by state and county actions, a lot of action is at the town level, because they control zoning.” Out of the money Cuomo helped set aside for affordable housing, $8.1 million was tabbed for construction of six two-story buildings on vacant land off Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station, north of East Grove Street and south of Washington Avenue. The project is being constructed by Medford-based Concern for Independent Living Inc. The development came under fire from the community, during a Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Civic Association meeting in May for various reasons, including concerns about overdevelopment and costs to educate children living in the new buildings. Ralph Fasano, the executive director of Concern for Independent Living, said a section of the development is dedicated to housing veterans as well. He said the company plans to break ground on the project by December. “It’s going to look [like the company’s development in Amityville] – it’s going to be quiet.” Fasano said. PJSTCA president, Sal Pitti, declined to comment, and said the association would be having a civic member vote Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. on whether or not to publicly support the project.


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“Thank you to everyone who attended and was a part of Commack Day,” read a post-event message on the website. “This event could not have been as successful at it was without your contributions. Your support means the world to us, so thank you.” A check of $3,000 from the proceeds of the event was presented as a donation to Commack Fire Department.

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Kicking off Kings Park’s 2018 homecoming celebration Kings Park students celebrated their school pride during the 2018 fall homecoming Oct. 5-6. Kings Park High School started the events with a barbecue Friday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 6 p.m., that was followed by a pep rally, bonfire and a Kingsmen varsity girls soccer victory, 3-0, against Bayport-Blue Point. Kings Park’s homecoming parade

stepped off from Memorial Park at 4:30 p.m., Oct. 6, progressing its way to the high school. The varsity football team shut out the West Babylon Eagles 30-0 much to the excitement of the crowd. See more photos of Kings Park’s 2018 homecoming celebration online at www.tbrnewsmedia.com.

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Sports — Game of the Week

Kingsmen shut out West Babylon 30-0 Kings Park Kingsmen varsity football dominated the field against West Babylon Eagles in a 30-0 shutout homecoming victory Saturday, Oct. 6. Senior quarterback Kevin Decker led his team to victory by throwing for 125 yards and one touchdown. Senior tailback Vince D’Alto also played well with 12 carries for a total of 101 yards in the shutout. The win brings the Kingsmen up in the Di-

vision III rankings to 4-1 for the 2018 season. Kings Park will travel to take on Hauppauge Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Pictured, clockwise from top left: D’Alto breaks a tackle; Decker throws to junior Mark Ingraffia; senior Eddie Montemurro makes a catch; Decker takes off on a keeper; and senior slot receiver Chris Byrne turns upfield.

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Opinion

Editorial

Recent tragedies have shown just how good and inspired our community can be if everyone bands together behind a cause. On Sept. 30 Boy Scouts from Troop 161, based in Shoreham, were hit by an alleged drunk driver while hiking in Manorville. While four young men suffered injuries, 12-year-old Andrew McMorris, a student at Shoreham-Wading River’s Albert G. Prodell Middle School, was pronounced dead the morning after he was hit. The news quickly spread on social media, and the community rose rapidly to the occasion. Red ribbons still fly across Long Island from mailboxes, street signs and even entrances to Suffolk County parks. A GoFundMe to support the troop has already raised close to $19,000, and the wakes and funeral for the young man were packed by those wishing to pay respect. We’ve seen this groundswell of community activism in other places in response to hard times elsewhere. On Sept. 25 Port Jefferson Village was inundated with water that in some places reached as high as 4 or 5 feet following intense rain. Port Jeff’s Theatre Three saw the worst of that damage, as the flooding destroyed props, costumes, play scripts, books and thousands of dollars in electrical equipment, not to mention structural damage to the old building. Yet again we saw the community step up to aid its local theater. Galvanized by news stories and online crowd funding campaigns, dozens of volunteers came to the theater to aid in the cleanup, and theater personnel reported it started receiving thousands of dollars in donations the morning right after the flood, which have continued. The rise of online connectivity can prove a useful tool in times like these, yet still there is a pervading sense that the world is becoming more insular. With election season right on the horizon and with tensions rising, we kindly remind people it’s OK to be a good neighbor even in not-so-tragic times. We in the news business know just how powerful and stimulating a community coming together can be. Yes, reporters are people too, and it’s hard not to be heartened, even in the face of mind-numbing tragedy, to drive to work every day with countless red ribbons lining both sides of the road like a landing strip. Imagine if it didn’t take tragedy to excite such fervor in the local community. Two childhood friends in Commack have worked to bring Commack Day back to Hoyt Farm after a near-30-year absence. The lifelong friends and Commack natives James Manikas and Dean Spinato got the community involved by posting the idea to local Facebook groups, driving their support through connectivity. There are so many issues that Long Island currently faces, from the threat of nitrogen in coastal waters, rising sea levels and a lack of affordable housing, yet we at TBR News Media watched how well the community can come together to get things done in times of need. It would be great to see the community come together more on an average day.

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Trump must be impeached

It is astounding to note how often President Donald Trump attacks people who criticize him — whether directly, indirectly, openly or anonymously — such as the person who sent a highly critical note about Trump to The New York Times recently. The president regards most of those who criticize him as traitors. Apparently, he does not feel that he himself says and writes words that tend, most of the time, to offend the soul of America, unreasonably and treasonably. For example, when Obama was president, Trump made false, absurd comments about him — absurdly stating that Obama had not been born in America. Why did he do that? I believe Trump was stirred by private, ugly, ignorant racist feelings. (He has also, over the past couple of years, made a variety of anti-Latino remarks.) Furthermore, his defense, after the Charlottesville incident, of some neo-Nazis and KKK members involved in that incident, was shocking. Why? Because the Nazi and racist demonstrations and vicious actions — including a killing — were nothing less than a tremendous insult to America. Since 2016, Trump has frequently, strongly — and often bizarrely — aimed unpleasant language at a wide variety of individuals, races, groups, nations, etc.

MIKE SHEINKOPF

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Letters to the editor

Re-examining his behavior and utterances since 2016, we can easily conclude that he is an immensely dangerous and detestable person who is degrading the fine image of the presidency — and our country — day in and day out. He strongly, and often unintelligently and irrationally, blasts those whom he does not like. Obviously, prior to uttering or scribbling words, he never thinks about the destructive effect that his words will produce. Most of his acts have begun to degrade the office of the president. What a shameful, immature human being. His objectionable statements and deeds

have insulted many people and even many of our allied nations, and he has thus irreverently soiled the grand image of our beloved country. Trump must be impeached. Hopefully, he will be found guilty and be removed from office before he destroys our country. He is not fit at all, in any way, to be the president of the United States. He is the most embarrassing, destructive, ignorant, selfish man ever to occupy the highest office of our great nation. God save our country. Elio Zappulla Stony Brook

‘My’ party left me behind When I was 18, I registered as a Republican. Back then you could be Republican and still care about people who didn’t look like you, share your religion, or come from your background. That’s not the case anymore. It was hard for me to realize the party had come to represent something very different from what I signed on for. Harder still to admit I’d trusted the wrong people and disassociate myself from something that was part of my identity. But when I see what’s happened to “my” party today, I’m horrified. “My” party watched first-graders get massacred, and instead of doing anything constructive, offered “thoughts and prayers” and helped the NRA sell more guns. They allowed one deranged lunatic after another to lawfully purchase guns or take their parents’ guns, and refused to enact commonsense restrictions as most Americans want. Every few weeks, there’s another mass shooting that the GOP sweeps under the rug.

I’ve watched “my” party refuse LGBTQ people basic rights. “My” party has intentionally stripped away environmental regulations meant to protect us from getting cancer, lung diseases and other health problems so big businesses can cut costs. These politicians risk our lives because those businesses and the NRA bribe them via big campaign contributions. Suffolk County has elevated cancer rates (“cancer clusters”), which isn’t shocking considering we have 16 locations so contaminated by toxic waste that the EPA has designated them federal Superfund sites. Did you know the groundwater is still contaminated in more than a mile-long plume from the former Lawrence Aviation Industries in Port Jefferson Station? “My” party — and U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin particularly — couldn’t care less. Lobbyists pay them to keep quiet about how they’re killing our Island.

We have a president who cozies up to murderous dictators, threatens nuclear war and alienates our allies, and our congressman smiles about it while pretending to care about us. Zeldin voted against environmental protections in 91 percent of all bills in 2017, is bought by the NRA and votes in lockstep with Trump trying to remove health insurance from people like me who pay for coverage through the Affordable Care Act. He’s disastrous for anyone who cares about their health, children’s safety or equality. I’m relieved that the 1st Congressional District has a strong candidate now who is compassionate, intelligent and committed to getting our country back on its axis, and I hope that in November a slew of other “former Republicans” will join me in voting for the Democrat, Perry Gershon. Jennifer Brooks Stony Brook

The opinions of columnists and letter writers are their own. They do not speak for the newspaper.


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Opinion

Lessons learned from Kavanaugh confirmation

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have a few questions for the newly minted Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh. What did you learn through this process? You will be judging legal cases from people from all walks of life, working together with the eight other Supreme Court justices to decide on cases that will determine the law of the land for everyone. What’s it like D. None to be the accused? In some cases, the of the above accused will be as BY DANIEL DUNAIEF angry and defensive and frustrated as you were. How will you understand the legal issues of their cases? How will you consider the legal questions and how will you consider the implications for them? Will you understand the fury some people

might feel through the legal process? Will you appreciate their position, even as you use the law to guide your decision-making process? Maybe not because you, after all, didn’t go through a trial. Well, you certainly didn’t go through a judicial trial. You endured an ordeal, you experienced a political maelstrom and you became a divisive figure, suffering through accusations you found abhorrent. People prejudged you because of the claims women made about your behavior from years ago. Will you be able to appreciate the implications of your decisions on the people awaiting them? Will a process that you found impossibly difficult make you better at your job? Will you grow from this experience, the way people who take an impossible organic chemistry class where they have to memorize and learn structures, concepts and stoichiometry become better students? People rarely ask for the suffering and hardship that comes during any process. It’s what makes movies about road trips so compelling:

People have to overcome or surmount obstacles along the way to get closer to the destination — or the truth. Will you learn about yourself and gain a new perspective on the country and all of its citizens now that you’ve made that trip? In many jobs, we ask people to go beyond what might be their natural responses to people or circumstances. Firefighters race toward a burning building when they may want to run toward safety. The same holds true with the police, who enter unknown and potentially dangerous circumstances. Doctors can’t look at a wound and screech, “Yuck, that’s so disgusting, get that away from me.” In many jobs, we need to overcome our visceral responses, doing what’s asked and ignoring other parts of our experience because that’s what’s required. In your case, the country asks you to make the best judgment for everyone, even the Democrats or those who might accuse others of sexual assault. Will you be able to step out of a reflexive

response that’s all too human to make decisions that affect the lives of everyone? Taking a step away from Judge Kavanaugh, what have we all learned? We know the country is divided and we know people are prepared to find evidence to support whatever conclusions they have already drawn. Can we become more judicial instead of prejudicial? Can we act the way we all hope Judge Kavanaugh will behave? The downside of the instantaneous world in which we live is that we expect instant results. We want food as soon as we order it and we want to speak with everyone and anyone whenever we feel the urge, even if we’re driving, standing in a line or watching a movie. Maybe what we’ll learn is that the judicial process requires time, effort and consideration. Perhaps we can be thankful that the fact-finding, questions and appeals process that accompanies trials will bring out enough information to render a verdict consistent with the law — not a political or any other personal belief.

In politics, it’s raining dogs and cats

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artisanship is a distressing topic these days. We are a divided country on so many issues, and savvy candidates in the upcoming elections try to sooth that aggravation by offering to reach across the aisle to get the nation’s business done. But here is an age-old question that is simply unbridgeable: Which are smarter, dogs or cats? Now many of us have heard of Between Chaser, a border you and me collie from SparBY LEAH S. DUNAIEF tanburg, S.C., who understood 1,022 nouns. His owner was John Pilley, a scientist who studied canine cognition and trained his pet as part of his work. There was also a border collie named Rico who could identify 200 items.

These dogs helped us reach the conclusion that dogs were extraordinarily intelligent and certainly smarter than cats. But had their partisanship colored the verdict of remarkable canine smarts on the part of owner-scientists? Currently there seems to be a study for every question, and this one is no exception. Stephen Lea, an emeritus professor in the psychology department of the University of Exeter in Devon, England, along with Britta Osthaus, a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, England, conducted one such study, according to a recent Laura Holson article in The New York Times. The results are published in the journal Learning & Behavior. In the interests of full disclosure, Lea confessed that he was a cat person. Nonetheless the scientists tried to impartially compare dog cognition with three similar groups: carnivores, social hunters and domestic animals. Among those selected were wolves, cats, chimpanzees, dolphins, horses and pigeons. Here is what they found.

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Dogs cannot use tools, unlike dolphins, New Caledonian crows and chimpanzees, which according to The Times, can harness plant stems to fish for termites. Homing pigeons are trained to fly home over great distances, and probably would be more trustworthy to travel on a 1,000-mile errand than a dog, Lea believes. Domestic animals, like horses, can also impress with their learned tasks and tricks. Dogs seem smart in part, Lea said, “because they like to be trained.” The same cannot always be said for cats. In my dog-owning years, some 45 all together, I’ve loved and enjoyed the company of three golden retrievers and one royal (the largest) standard poodle. From this small sample, I would conclude that the poodle was the smartest. When I would sit on the sofa and read the newspaper, he would hop up on the cushion next to me, sitting upright as people and that breed do, and peer over my shoulder. I swear I think he was reading the paper, much as paperless people used to do to their paper-toting seatmates on subways before the arrival of the smartphone.

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So all right, I am a bit partisan. The conclusion that Lea’s study reaches is that dogs “are not smarter than they are supposed to be, given what they are.” Clive Wynne, director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University in Tempe and a dog lover, recognizes merit in Lea’s study. He explains that Lea is not putting dogs down but rather putting them in their proper context. What Wynne touts about dogs is their outstanding capacity for affection. Cats, I feel, are more aloof. So while Lea concludes that dogs are not particularly extraordinary, I would say that by being so affectionate toward humans, they have created the best possible lives for themselves. I once had a plumber working in my house who, eyeing my dog asleep on a pillow, told me, “In the next life I want to return as an American dog.” Now if that doesn’t show superior intelligence on the part of dogs and their ability to earn that kind of existence, I’m not sure what could reveal a higher IQ. Certainly our elected officials are not nearly so endearing.

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