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Vol. 33, No. 8

September 14, 2017

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What’s inside

Results from county sheriff primary race A2 Photos: Remembering those we lost on Sept. 11 A4

A personal account of running Tunnel to Towers A5 Call for opioid advisory panel passes in Legislature A7 Wrestler Mick Foley lends hand helping Harvey victims A8

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PersPectives

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Rich Acritelli, Mike conlon, Brooke Bonomi and Andy levine in New york city after participating in the 2016 tunnel to towers run, on left, took photos of the view through the tunnel during the race, above.

Running in Tunnel to Towers race was an unforgettable experience By Rich AcRitelli Sixteen years ago, on a beautiful day, as Americans were putting their children on buses and going about their daily responsibilities, the United States was attacked. Through the use of civilian aircraft, the terrorists that commandeered the planes flew them directly into the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. On United Airlines Flight 93, passengers fought back over the skies of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and undoubtedly saved lives. While the nation was stunned by the assaults against democracy, at once the U.S. was unified to help citizens struggling, both physically and emotionally, to survive in the aftermath. Since the 2001 attacks on the American way of life, traditions and tributes can be seen in countless walks of life to embody the familiar tenet: never forget. The New York Yankees have always utilized the seventh-inning stretch to play “America the Beautiful,” to honor veterans and rescue workers. In the fall, professional football teams expand a gigantic flag with military veterans and Wounded Warriors, and citizens across the U.S. observe ceremonies at memorials erected with steel from Ground Zero. One of the most powerful displays of remembrance is the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk from Red Hook, Brooklyn toward the Freedom Tower in Lower Manhattan. Last year, Rocky Point High School guidance counselor Michael Conlon, who is also a former police officer, suggested to me and to several other teachers that we should run in the race. “There are no words to describe the intense feeling of patriotism and honor as you exit the tunnel toward the banners of those who perished,” Conlon told us before the event. “You literally feel a charge of energy run through your body. It’s an experience everyone should endure.” The vibe during the run is unique, unlike any other competitive race. From the very start as runners enter the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, they see themselves in massive screens placed

near the entrance and cheers for the runners from the bystanders can be heard. For me, it was a chance to run with veteran Rocky Point English teacher Andrew Levine. As we ran, we noticed the thousands of people with different athletic abilities running to show their national pride. In the tunnel, music was playing and the words from “Proud to be an American” could be heard for miles. Next to us were fully dressed rescue workers in their FDNY gear who were running in memory of their lost comrade, Stephen Siller, who ran through the tunnel with 60 pounds of gear 16 years ago. The firefighter was supposed to play golf on that day, but when he learned about the attacks on the city, he parked his car near the entrance of the tunnel and, while it was closed to traffic, he ran toward the World Trade Center Complex. During our run, uphill and out of the tunnel, we were treated to an impressive sight. West Point cadets and FDNY family members held flags and pictures, and handed out water. Behind them we could see the Freedom Tower, a new beacon of strength within the skyline of a proud city. As that was the finish line of the race, thousands of people were lined up on the street and along the waterfront of the Lower West Side to show their support for us, as we finished not too far from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Longtime social studies teacher Brooke Bonomi from Rocky Point was completely taken aback by the immense amount of pride demonstrated during the run. During his more than 30 years as a teacher, Bonomi always stressed the importance of national and local service inside and outside of his classroom. He ran next to Conlon wearing his Corona Tigers FDNY shirt to recognize the efforts of his own family members who served within the Queens fire house. Bonomi, who has organized Wounded Warrior basketball games and collected thousands of pounds of food and other items for soldiers over seas, has a father, brother and brother-in-law who all served in the FDNY. For the local educator, 9/11 is a day of reflection on the sacrifices his

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Medford man charged in multiple burglaries by desirée keegAn Desiree@tbrnewspapers.com Daniel Labbe, a 37-year-old man from Medford, allegedly stole catalytic converters off several cars in the 5th, 6th and 7th precincts, according to police. He was arrested and charged with 14 counts of petit larceny, two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and second-degree auto stripping.

The man was caught by a 6th Precinct Suffolk County Police Department officer, Gerard Marino, as he was in the process of removing a catalytic converter from a 2006 Ford box truck in a parking lot on Middle Country Road in Selden Sept. 7. Initially, he was just charged with second-degree auto stripping, burglar tool and third-degree criminal mischief. It was after further investigation by detectives from the three precincts and the Property/Auto Crime Unit that he was charged for additional crimes.

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Incidents and arrests Sept. 6–10 Drug quad

A 25-year-old man from Coram was driving a 2016 Yamaha all-terrain vehicle on Apex Drive in Coram at about 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9, exceeding the 50 mph speed limit and swerving around cars in traffic, according to police. The driver was instructed to pull over and failed to do so, police said. He eventually stopped near the intersection of Pine Street and Oakwood Avenue in Port Jefferson Station, where police discovered he had more than an eighth of an ounce of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana, police said. When police tried to handcuff him, he flailed his arms attempting to break free and ignored verbal commands from police officers. He was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug, thirddegree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, third-degree fleeing a police officer in a vehicle and resisting arrest.

Reckless crash

On Sept. 9 at about 7 p.m., a 62-year-old man from Port Jefferson drove a 2006 Chrysler into a group of people in the parking lot of Jefferson Shopping Plaza in Port Jefferson Station, attempting to hit them, according to police. He collided with a parked Nissan and fled the scene without exchanging contact information with the owner of the vehicle, police said. He was arrested in Port Jefferson and charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Plowing through

A snowplow was stolen from a 2016 Chevrolet parked outside of North Shore Certified used car dealership on Route 112 in Terryville at about 8 p.m. Sept. 9, according to police.

Grand theft video game

A 21-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, both from Farmingville, together possessed 15 stolen video games belonging to the Middle Country Public Library while they were outside the library at about 5 p.m. Sept. 8, according to police. They were both arrested and charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Try ringing the bell

At about 8 p.m. Sept. 9, a 33-year-old undomiciled man used a concrete cinder block to damage a steel door to a residence on Barbara Avenue in Port Jefferson Station, breaking the locking mechanism, according to police. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief.

Two by two

The windshield of a 2017 Toyota was smashed while it was parked outside Noah’s Arc Daycare Center on South Street in Port Jefferson at about 3 p.m. Sept. 9, according to police.

A walk in the park

At Cordwood Landing County Park on Landing Road in Miller Place at about 5 p.m. Sept. 8, someone broke the passenger side window of a Jeep Compass and stole a Michael Kors bag containing prescription medication, car keys and a hard drive, according to police.

Uninvited guests

At about 9 p.m. Sept. 9, someone entered the yard of a home on Admiral Street in Port Jefferson Station and damaged three window screens and a patio table, according to police.

Life’s a beach

A purse containing cash, medication, keys, a license and credit cards was stolen from a Lexus while it was parked at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai at about 6 p.m. Sept. 8, according to police.

Little burglary

At Little Joe’s III pizzeria on Route 25A in East Setauket, a window was broken and money was stolen during the overnight sometime between Sept. 7 and 8, according to police. An investigation by 6th Squad detectives is ongoing.

Food drive

Someone stole assorted food items from Stop & Shop on Pond Path in South Setauket at about 5 p.m. Sept. 6, according to police. — Compiled by Alex petroski


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County

Legislature votes to approve heroin, opiate panel By Desirée Keegan Desirée@tbrnewspapers.com Another push for a Suffolk County drug advisory panel has been made, and approved. At the general Legislature meeting Sept. 6, the members passed Introductory Resolution 1664 to create a panel that will provide ongoing guidance and input to the county in combating the opioid issue. The panel will take an interdisciplinary approach by focusing on preventative education, enhancement of law enforcement efforts, and aiding in treatment and rehabilitation. “A coordinated, continuous and interdisciplinary approach is needed to fully address the epidemic and implement susPage a26 tainable change,” Legislator Sarah Anker (D-Mount Sinai) said. The ever-evolving nature of the opiate problems within the county will be addressed by a panel that will include members of the county Legislature — Anker, Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory (D-Amityville), Chair of the Public Safety Committee Kate Browning (D-Shirley), Chair of the Education and Human Services Committee Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood) and Chair of the Health Committee William “Doc” Spencer (DCenterport). The panel will also include representatives from the police department, sheriff’s department and department of health, as well as local rehabilitation providers, advocacy groups, hospitals and the county superintendents’ association. “The opioid epidemic has Suffolk communities in its grip, and it is time to create a long-term, countywide response to the crisis,” Gregory said. “This panel brings together more than a dozen of the most qualified and connected individuals and organizations in a position to make a difference.” Police Commissioner Tim Sini (D), who is on the panel, said it is a positive piece of legislation. “We are seeing this overdose epidemic develop from pills to heroin to the leading cause in Suffolk County, now Fentanyl,” Sini said. “Suffolk has not been spared. There have been recommendations made for previous panels at the state and county level — some have been adopted, and this allows us a forum to make additional recommendations and visit previous ones to be implemented and fine-tuned.” He has some of his own ideas he will bring to the table. “We need to invest in prevention and ways to keep people sober,” he said. “We opened the first recovery center — THRIVE — but we need more, and maybe even recovery high schools, to provide an environment that fosters support, especially when there’s the errors insurance companies [make] treating addiction.” He said he likes that there is a wide array of those in support of, and providing input on the panel. “You need all the stakeholders at the table,” he said. “This isn’t just a public safety issue, it’s first and foremost a public health issue.” An intervention program has already been put in place by the police department recently, to help put people in touch with the Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence. “When a police officer or detective comes into contact with intelligence for someone who needs substance abuse treatment, we will directly contact LICADD to get that person treatment,” he said. “We’re not just arresting drug dealers, but also connecting people to much-needed treatment.” It is anticipated that the advisory panel will meet for the first time at the beginning of October. Following the first meeting, the group will meet quarterly and will provide regular reports to the appropriate county committees, and all meetings will be open to the public. To aid in the efforts, the panel will conduct a minimum of two formal public hearings annually to acquire necessary information and data to assist it in developing further recommendations.

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Town

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Clockwise from left, WWe wrestler and Smithtown resident Mick Foley signs autographs at Fourth World Comics in Smithtown for fans and young children, including Austin, Texas resident Chance Clanton, on left, and the Castoro family of Smithtown, below, to raise money for nonprofit KultureCity’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Mick Foley visits comic book shop for a cause WWE wrestling star, Smithtown resident signs autographs to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts By Kevin Redding kevin@tbrnewspapers.com Wanting to help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, wrestling icon and Smithtown resident Mick Foley stopped by a local comic book shop Sept. 7 to sign autographs for a cause close to home. The big-bearded and even bigger-hearted 52-year-old best known to WWE fans as Cactus Jack, Mankind and Dude Love visited Fourth World Comics on Route 111 in Smithtown to sign autographs, pose for pictures and raise money for KultureCity, a Birmingham, Alabama-based nonprofit advocating for autism awareness and acceptance. Foley helped raise $3,240 for the organization that is helping dozens of special needs families that have been affected by the Category 4 storm in Houston, Texas. When he found out the group had members on the ground in Texas, and special needs families were struggling with tornapart homes and lost items, he knew he had to get involved. The organization is also near and dear to Foley, because his son is autistic.

“Anyone who knows about children on the autism spectrum know they tend to thrive on regularity, and so to take everything they have and to suddenly turn that upside down is just devastating — even above and beyond what other families are going through,” Foley said. “This just seemed like a good way to make a difference. The money we raise may not change the world, but it will change the lives of these families.” As a frequent shopper and celebrity guest at Fourth World in recent years, Foley took his idea for the meet-and-greet fundraiser directly to Glenn Fischette, the comic book store’s owner. “It was really last minute, [but] as we can’t really go down there and help, we figured this is a good way to do it,” Fischette said, adding that he and Foley spent a day and a half blasting the event across social media after Foley proposed the idea Sept. 5. By 5 p.m. on the day of the event, an hour before Foley was set to arrive, a long line of Superfans had already assembled outside. “People just love him,” the owner said. “I know a lot of people who’ve been here before to see him, and they want to see him again. He’s really into the charity stuff, so it’s great.” Set up behind a table inside the store, Foley put a smile on the face of hundreds of adults, teens and kids eager to meet their hero as he signed shirts and his own Pop! Vinyl doll for $20 to $30. The Castoro family, from Smithtown — parents Jason and Nicole, and their 9-year-old kids Marilena and Brandon — were at the front of the line, each of them donning a wrestling shirt. As excited as they were for Foley, they came to support the cause, too. “I think it’s wonderful he’s using his celebrity status for a good cause,” said Jason Castoro,

a lifelong fan. “Sometimes when we go to meet famous wrestlers, you have to wait on a long line, and that’s just to meet them and take a picture. This really adds something special to it. We realized we had to come to this.” Nicole Castoro pointed to her daughter, Marilena, who she said came up with a similar idea on her own. “The other day, she said, ‘Why can’t all the wrestlers just give the people in Texas the money they make?’ and here he is, giving them all the proceeds,” she said. “That’s really cool.” Another lifelong WWE and Foley fan was Chance Clanton, an Austin, Texas resident staying in New York for the week. He said he has friends in Houston and is grateful for the overwhelming support from everybody,

including his childhood idol. “It’s really cool that he’s taking time out of his really busy schedule to show support for something like this,” Clanton said. “But it also really was no surprise to me when I heard he was doing it, he’s so charitable.” Throughout the event, Foley shared stories from his career, goofed off and laughed with fans, all the while thanking each and every one of them for being there. “I’m really flattered by the length of that line — I didn’t think there would be this many people,” Foley said. “This shows the strength and the heart of the Smithtown community and the surrounding areas. We’re called Strong Island for a reason. We pull together. And that’s really nice to know.”


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East Setauket deli to be featured on ‘Food Paradise’ Rita J. Egan rita@tbrnewspapers.com When a television show narrator fondly remembers his favorite hometown delicatessen, it turns into an opportunity of a lifetime for the deli’s owner to showcase his signature sandwiches. The Se-port Delicatessen, located at 301 Main St. in East Setauket, will be featured in the Sept. 17 episode of Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” in an episode titled “BunBelievable.” Owned by Wisam Dakwar, the deli is a favorite of many in the area, including former resident Jesse Blaze Snider. The oldest son of Twisted Sister front man, Dee Snider, and 2001 Ward Melville High School graduate is the narrator of “Food Paradise.” When he was younger, Jesse Snider was a frequent visitor to Se-Port. Jason Levine, co-executive producer of the show, said the deli was a perfect choice. “Our host Jesse Snider grew up going to Se-Port Deli with his family,” Levine said. “There’s a sandwich called ‘The Snider’ on the menu, and he’s been going there for approximately 20 years at this point. And, anytime we can incorporate that much love from our host into a childhood favorite we’re going to go for it.” While Dakwar and Levine couldn’t discuss the sandwiches featured on the Sept. 17 episode taped earlier this summer, Dakwar said years ago the television narrator created his namesake sandwich that includes honey mustard, bacon, chicken salad, and melted mozzarella on a toasted garlic roll. Dakwar said it was great seeing Snider again, and he was honored he appeared on screen to eat the sandwich. According to the deli owner, Snider usually only provides the voice-over and doesn’t appear on screen.

Photo at top by Rita J. Egan; photo above on left from Se-Port Deli; photo above on right from O’Malley Productions

Wisam Dakwar, above left, owner of Se-Port Delicatessen, at top, located at 301 Main St. in East Setauket, during filming of ‘Food Paradise.’ Jesse Snider, above right, the show’s narrator, smiles next to the sandwich at the deli named after him. “I’ve known Jesse since high school, and his dad,” Dakwar said. “The whole family, they grew up here.” The deli features specialty sandwiches bearing the names of other well-known residents — especially sports figures — including Mets pitcher Steven Matz, a 2009 graduate of Ward Melville. Dakwar said recently he received a call from Matz to deliver 35 sandwiches and Se-Port’s iced tea to his teammates at Citi Field in Queens. For many, television appearances and recognition from sports figures may equal the American Dream. Dakwar has achieved the dream through hard work and long hours. He said when he emigrated from Israel to the United States in 1991 he worked at his cousin’s deli in Islip every day and played violin at Middle Eastern clubs in New York City at night to earn additional cash in order

to save up for his own deli. “I always wanted to own my own business,” Dakwar said. “I’m a workaholic. I’m not scared of working and nothing comes easy, I know that.” Dakwar bought the Se-Port Deli and the building it occupies in the late 1990s and renovated it. Originally the delicatessen was approximately a quarter of the size it is now until he expanded when a TrueValue hardware store next to the deli closed. The Old Field resident, who only takes off Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, still works days and nights. Dakwar said while working with his cousin he gained the knowledge to run a deli business, and he also improved his English language skills by interacting with customers. He knew very little English before moving to the United States, because being of

Palestinian descent and living in Israel, he grew up speaking Arabic and Hebrew. The single 40-year-old, who became a U.S. citizen in the late ’90s, said his parents still live in Israel and visit him once a year for a few months at a time. Dakwar said his parents are proud of the success he has achieved while living here. “I’m thankful because I do a lot of business,” the deli owner said. “A lot of people come here.” Lately, Dakwar has been busy creating a gyro sandwich, which offers a different taste than the average one by using various meats and ranch dressing. He has plans to install an additional counter where he can offer a wider variety of foods including Mexican favorites. Dakwar said the day of the taping the restaurant was filled with cameras and the television crew, and he appreciated the customers’ patience. Abdul Mustafa who has worked behind the counter for four and half years said it was a good day for the deli. “The place was packed with people on the day of the taping,” Mustafa said. Mustafa said he and the other deli employees are looking forward to seeing themselves on television. However, Dakwar said he isn’t organizing a big screening of the show, because he said he would like to view it in private. “I’m nervous because I’m not a camera guy,” he said. The deli owner said he’s grateful for his regular customers, and he’s looking forward to the exposure the show will give his business. “I’m always looking forward to seeing new people, new customers from the area,” Dakwar said. The Travel Channel will air the “Bun-Believable” episode of “Food Paradise” Sept. 17 at 9 p.m.


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Community members polish up Rocky Point’s Veterans Way Park North Shore Community Association members joined with residents, Rocky Point VFW Post 6249, the Mount Sinai Garden Club, Boy Scouts of America, Brookhaven Next, Joseph Kessel Automotive, Tilda’s Bake Shop and United Studios Progressive Martial Arts to tackle the cleanup of Veterans Way Park in Rocky Point Sept. 7. Gloves, trash bags, snacks and water were provided to volunteers that helped spruce up the well-used pocket park from 10 a.m. to noon, weeding, picking up trash and cleaning up around the playground. “It is important that we keep our parks clean so everyone in the community can enjoy them,” North Shore Community Association president Gary Pollakusky said. “Organizing initiatives like this is very rewarding because it teaches young people how they can make a positive impact on their community.”

Mount Sinai Reading Continued from page A3 that demonstrate either high academic achievement or most progress with minimal gaps in student achievement between certain populations of students, according to the New York State Education Department. “We want to remain a Reward School, but we’re not going to have that if kids aren’t being more challenged in reading and writing early on,” Brosdal said. Deena Timo, Mount Sinai executive director of educational services, worked alongside the superintendent to bring the reading programs to the district. “We focused on how we could do more to target those students who are not making progress and are stuck at a level or falling behind as they get older, and the work gets more difficult,” Timo said. “We’re look-

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Clockwise from above, North Shore Community Association members and residents of local groups help clean up Veterans Way Park in Rocky Point Sept. 7.

ing at the individual student’s needs and adjusting to meet those particular needs.” She explained the Wilson and Sonday systems are based on the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach, which commonly consists of a one-on-one teacher-student setting and is targeted for those with more severe reading issues, such as students with learning disabilities. The programs focus mostly on word pronunciation and expression, Timo said, while Fountas & Pinnell is more comprehension based. During a Fountas & Pinnell session, a student simply reads a book with his or her teacher. As he or she reads, the teacher takes note of overall reading ability and then asks questions about the book to gauge understanding of the text, whether it’s a “Clifford the Big Red Dog” or “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” book. If the student understands the book well, that student graduates, moving on to a

book with a more challenging reading and comprehension level. Beyond expanding the student’s literacy understanding, the program allows for teachers to grasp exactly what learning level a students is at — which can then be easily communicated to parents. “As a parent, you don’t want your kid reading books that are too hard or too easy, you want them reading books that are just right and this makes it really clear,” said Rob Catlin, the district’s new elementary school principal. “It’s helping parents and teachers become a team to help that kid.” Catlin taught Fountas & Pinnell for years as an educator in New York City before arriving at his new position. He is also well versed in the Columbia Writing Program, which enters its third year in the Mount Sinai school district and has aided in strengthening students’ writing scores on English Language Arts exams.

As a principal, he said his goal is to see students progress throughout the year and believes these reading programs will help with that. “I want to see that no matter where you were in September, you’re at a different point in June,” Catlin said. “Each kid is getting differentiated instruction based on what they need and we’ll find the right program for them. Maybe they do need Wilson, maybe they don’t. Regardless, we’ll figure out the best approach.” He said he doesn’t want to see kids continue to fall through the cracks. “Good instruction is never one-size-fitsall,” he said. “We’re equipping our teachers with options when a student is struggling and making sure they have the skills to address the individual needs of every kid in their room. I feel like this district was on the precipice of doing really great things and I happened to just come in at the perfect time.”


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School NewS Shoreham-Wading River School District

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Dozens of community residents and families joined Shoreham-Wading River school district administrators and board of education members to celebrate the successful completion of the summer bond work at both Miller Avenue and Wading River elementary schools. During ribbon-cutting ceremonies for both new spaces, superintendent of schools Gerard Poole expressed thanks and admiration to those who served on the public facilities committee, which worked tirelessly researching

and recommending a plan that culminated in a community-approved capital improvement project bond referendum in January 2015. The bond included, most recently, the construction of new spaces at both Miller Avenue and Wading River. Updates, which were completed in time for the start of the school year, feature instructional classroom additions; improved infrastructure; site and parking improvements; new windows and doors; and ceiling, electrical, roofing and ventilation upgrades.

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vania. The ceremony, which was held at the 9/11 Memorial Garden at Town Hall, also included the traditional ringing of the fire bell five times in memory of all the first responders who heroically gave their own lives in the line of duty.

Peter Last, 57, of Wading River, died Aug. 26. He was the beloved husband of Heidi; cherished father of Erika and Christopher; adored son of Mary Lamia; loving brother of Margaret Gershowitz (Steve), Tamme Serpico (Fred), and Kristen Bishop; and uncle to Justin, Kaitlyn, Freddie, Matthew, Nicole, Thom-

A sun-filled morning was the backdrop for the hundreds of students who started school in the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District Sept. 7. A warm welcome to the Class of 2030 was evident at Miller Avenue School where all kindergartners were greeted by Principal Christine Carlson and their teachers. Wading

River School Principal Lou Parrinello greeted every child with a smile and a fist pump before taking part in a ribbon cutting to unveil the newly renovated building. Students at the secondary schools were also welcomed back to school by faculty and staff, making a seamless transition from their summer routines.

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Abigail Korzekwinski, left, Michelle Steimel, above, and Rachel Biemer, on right, compete for ShorehamWading River.

Harborfields snaps Wildcats’ win streak By BiLL LAndon Shoreham-Wading River was on a hot streak — scoring 27 goals in the first three games of the field hockey season, all of which were shutouts. That spotless streak came to an end with a 3-1 loss to a tough Harborfields team Sept. 12. “We were very worried and concerned about Shoreham,” Harborfields head coach Lauren Desiderio said. “They were blowouts, and that’s beyond impressive.” The Tornadoes showed no worry or concern, as midfielder Gianna Bifulco dished the ball off to forward Jenelle Bennardo for the first goal of the game 11 minutes in. Not used to playing on grass, the Wildcats seemed to struggle. “The ball moves very slowly on grass, and everyone reaches the ball more quickly. but I think we adjusted well in the second half,” Shoreham-Wading River junior Michele Corona said. “We just needed to talk more towards the end and we need to work on that in our next game.” Opportunity came knocking again for Harborfields, and Sarah DeVito answered for a 2-0 lead with 11:26 left in the half. “I’m not going to lie, I was really intimidated when we were told what their record was coming in,” DeVito said. “And all day in school, especially in math class, every couple of questions the numbers zero, three and 27 would pop into my head.” On a penalty shot, Harborfields Sarah Gray put her team out front 3-0. “We thought we were on the lower end,” said Gray. “But we were excited to get in the game and show them that we’re here to play.” The Wildcats had no answer by halftime, but with 16:03 left in regulation, Harborfields went a man down, and Shoreham-Wading River looked to capitalize, but squandered the opportunity. “They have a lot of skilled players and they’re very fast,” Harborfields Desiderio said. “They have skilled players and they did a good job putting pressure on us. I was pleased with our transition.” Shoreham-Wading River found the box nine minutes later when Corona’s solo shot took the zero off the scoreboard to close the gap, but the team would come no closer. With the win Harborfields improves to 2-1 and will see action today, Sept. 14 at Greenport-Southholdat 4:30 p.m. Shoreham-Wading River hits the road the same day to face Miller Place at 5:45 p.m. “We’re so used to playing on a smooth surface we’re a passing team and that’s much more effective on turf,” ShorehamWading River head coach Jenna Stevenson said. “It’s our first loss of the season and we’ll look to see where our weaknesses were in this game and improve — get back on a winning streak.”

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SportS Mustangs fall in close match to Comsewogue By Bill landon It was the strength of Comsewogue’s singles play that was the difference in a Sept. 11 matchup against Mount Sinai girls tennis, which the Warriors pulled away from 4-3 on the road. Nikita Katukota, a junior, led the way for Comsewogue, outscoring her opponent 7-5, 6-2, which set the tone early. “I thought I played pretty well — I was hitting the ball pretty hard, so I was happy with that,” she said. “I was more consistent. The first set was really tight, I was leading 2-1 on the second set but because of injury issues my [opponent] had to leave the court.” Classmate Kaitlyn Musmacher, who had to dig her way out of a hole, rebounded from her first-set loss to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. According to Comsewogue head coach Mike Taheny, Musmacher, a three-year varsity starter, is the best athlete and net player on the team. Katukota, he said, has the best strokes, is the most skilled and hardest hitter. The two are co-captains on a young team that fields no seniors. The Mustangs fell to Eastport-South Manor 5-2, but turned the corner in a 5-2 match against Rocky Point for their first league win of the season. “A lot of the girls did a fantastic job, even in some of the matches where we ended up losing they were close, so the girls are having a great start for the year,” Mount Sinai head coach Tom Duffy said of the last few matches. “We have young girls stepping in — we have a couple of freshman and an

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eighth-grader [Glorianna Gennaro] who played first doubles for us today, and the eighth-grader played fourth singles for us at Rocky Point, so we have a lot of flexibility.” Mount Sinai’s strength was in its first doubles play, where the Mustangs paired junior and three-year varsity starter Alexis Gergely with Gennaro, who won handily in two sets, 6-3 and 6-2. “I thought we played well at net,” Gergely said. “We won in our opening match against [Eastport-South Manor], but I’ve got to focus on getting better on my serves.” Taheny said Port Jefferson will give his team a run for its money, facing off against the Royals Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. “Rumor has it that Port Jeff has a very good singles lineup — I don’t know because we didn’t play them last year,” the coach said. “But I think our team is very strong, and honestly, it’s going to be a tight league.” Ankita Katukota, Nikita’s twin sister, answered the call in third singles, defeating her challenger 6-3, 6-4, and Trisha Sandhala was right behind her, besting her foe 6-3, 6-2 for the sweep. “I went up to the net more, but not as much volleying,” Ankita Katukota said. “I was pleased with my serving and I had more winners down the line.” Mount Sinai senior Kaitlin Chen said she had to battle her way through her singles sets, but was upbeat despite the outcome. “Although I lost my match today, I played pretty well and I was pleased with my forehand,” the co-captain said. “I’ll work on getting better with my back hand. I lost against Eastport-South Manor in our first match, but I won against Rocky Point on Friday.” Taheny said his team’s challenge this year will be in doubles play, which boasts

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Clockwise from top left, alexis Gergely serves the ball; Morgan Blasi volleys; and Glorianna Gennaro sends the ball back over the net in Mount Sinai’s loss to Comsewogue. all new faces. “We lost six seniors to graduation — I lost my entire doubles squad — but this year they’re new and they’re fresh, and getting better every match,” he said, noting that on the flip side his one through four singles players are returners. Mount Sinai co-captain Alexandra Suslan said she too had a tough match in singles, but was also pleased by how close it was.

“I lost today, but I played well in the first set,” the senior said. “I was satisfied with my serves and some of my angle shots, but I need to get better at hitting higher over the net.” With the win Comsewogue improves to 2-0 before hosting Middle Country Sept. 13. Mount Sinai drops to 1-1 in League VI play, but will look for redemption when the Mustangs take on undefeated Port Jefferson Sept. 13. Results were not available by press time.

Keeping score Miller Place 5, Southampton 0

Miller Place’s girls soccer team invaded Southampton Sept. 12, notching a 5-0 win. Emma LaMountain made six saves, and now all three of the Panthers’ victories have been shutouts by the eighth grader this season. Marianna Kalin scored twice, and Camryn Oliva and Abbey Curcio each recorded a goal and two assists.

Rocky Point 1, Harborfields 1

Rocky Point’s girls soccer team battled Harborfields to a 1-1 draw Sept. 12. Kaitlyn Heneghan scored the lone goal for the Eagles and Erin Abernathy made 13 saves.

Shoreham-Wading River 8, Rocky Point 1 The Shoreham-Wading River boys golf team invaded Rocky Point Sept. 12, outscoring its opponent 8-1 on the Rolling Oaks Golf Course on 25A.

Mount Sinai 3, Sayville 2

In Mount Sinai’s girls soccer Brooke Cergol scored her second of the game on an assist from Olivia Williams with four minutes remaining in overtime to lead Mount Sinai to a 3-2 win over Sayville Sept. 12. Caiya Schuster added a goal and an assist, and Katie Schall made 13 saves for the Mustangs. With the win, Mount Sinai is on a threegame win streak and improves to 3-1 in League VI.


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Lawn & Landscaping GOT POISON IVY We are Poison Ivy & Invasive Vine Control Experts! Free flagging, free estimates. Lic/Ins. Division of Emerald Magic Lawn Care. 631-286-4600, Lic/Ins. www.GotPoisonIvy.com

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WORKING & LIVING IN THE THREE VILLAGES FOR 25 YEARS. Owner does the work & guarantees satisfaction. COUNTY-WIDE Lic. & Ins. 37153-H 631-751-8280

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OpiniOn Editorial

Letters to the editor

File photo by Kevin Redding

Photo by Kevin Redding

Mothers who lost children to overdoses embrace one another during Hope Walk for Addiction at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai.

Actions speak louder than panels Problem solving on Long Island seems to have become synonymous with panel making. As the opioid addiction and overdose crisis in Suffolk County continues to compound, it seems the only solution local government can think of is to create a task force. Last week, the county Legislature approved an opiate and heroin advisory panel, made up of legislators, organization heads, members of law enforcement, doctors and educational leaders, who will put their heads together to come up with solutions. While this may sound like a worthwhile idea, we’ve seen it done before, and seen it done in an attempt to fix numerous issues, with varying levels of success. In 2010, in fact, the Legislature passed legislation for a similar, impermanent panel with 13 members, many of whom are on this new one. It disbanded five years ago, and made 48 recommendations, two of which came to fruition — “The Ugly Truth” videos shown in public schools and the creation of countywide public Narcan training sessions. While Suffolk has seen some of the benefits from these initiatives, these committees still fail to get to the root of the problem: improving prevention and rehabilitation. We know some members, new ones like Police Commissioner Tim Sini, might present some helpful proposals and real solutions. We hope the other members take notes and think about seriously making a push to come together to instill change. Too many times advisory panels and task forces lead to dead ends. And with so many groups out there fighting the same subject, it becomes that much more difficult to focus the attention toward real problem solving. Will this panel attack the issue of overprescribing and illegally prescribing pain medication, which more times than not, is what leads kids down the path of heroin addiction? Marijuana was long considered a “gateway drug” to other more dangerous substances, yet Oxycodone and Vicodin don’t seem to be regarded the same way, and until that is the case no amount of panels or task forces is going to stem this tide. This can also been seen as a symbolic election-year move. With all of the legislators on the panel up for re-election, you can see where we’re going with this. It also consists solely of Democrats. Despite the panel being based on merit and knowledge, it is not a bipartisan effort and it can be understood why it has put a bad taste in the mouths of others. While we of course, as much as anyone, especially after devoting a whole special issue to the crisis, would like to see an end to the death, the pain and the suffering of our fellow Long Islanders, we remain skeptical an advisory panel is the way to get the job done.

Letters …

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The home on Henearly Drive, in purchase by the Developmental Disabilities Institute, has caused uproar with Miller Place residents both opposed to and in support of it.

DDI home opposer puts a bad taste in mouth I’ve seen your article, “DDI group move-in causes upset in Miller Place,” from the Sept. 7 issue of The Village Beacon Record, posted on quite a few Facebook pages, and I, for one, have shared it hoping that the community rallies together. Janice Simon’s feelings on the home and what she voices as “concerns” are not what the majority of Miller Place residents would back. I live on a main road in Miller Place and have two group homes that I pass every day. They are always kept clean and

the residents that come and go, along with their caregivers and/or friends, and it never causes a traffic situation that would warrant concern. In fact, it would probably benefit the area and make most drivers that drive too fast in that neighborhood have to slow down. However it’s still not going to cause some overpopulation cluster of traffic like she thinks it will. Having the residents in this home would bring the same amount of traffic as any residential home in a neighborhood with a couple of kids. These young adults will cause

no security concern, nor will they become vigilantes running around causing destruction in the middle of the night like some current local kids do now. See where I’m going with this? Most people in Miller Place would welcome the home with open arms and would also treat the residents with respect and compassion. This article put a bad taste in my mouth, making Miller Place look like a town full of horrible people that would steal candy from a baby’s mouth.

Suzanne Cloke Miller Place

Disgusted by my community members I would like to express my sincerest concern over the discrimination masked as a concern over the traffic congestion in Miller Place. DDI wants to open a group home on Henearly Drive and I was appalled at the article “DDI group move-in causes upset in Miller Place,” in the Sept. 7 issue of The Village Beacon Record. The people of this community who are discriminating against the individuals moving into this home should be ashamed of themselves.

I live in a community where there are two group homes within walking distance of my home, and find all the issues portrayed in this article are completely exaggerated and not anything I have witnessed. Everyone has a right to live wherever they choose. I would venture to guess that if the people of this community who oppose the home ventured out to other communities where there are group homes they wouldn’t be able to identify

these homes unless they were given specific addresses. The agencies that establish these homes take very good care of the properties — sometimes better than their neighbors. I totally support the DDI home and hope this letter of support shows that the community is aware of this issue, and that many are disgusted by what is going on here.

Peggy Cosgrove-Cohen Miller Place

Miller Place residents welcome group homes Janice Simon, in the Sept. 7 issue of The Village Beacon Record article “DDI group move-in causes upset in Miller Place,” does not reflect the general sentiment of the residents of Miller Place. Many of us already have some group homes next to us

in Miller Place and understand they are part of the community. These homes are typically quiet and well maintained. While it’s understandable that people would take issue with ex-cons or the like, handicapped and autistic adults and their families are welcome in

our community. Most of us are parents who support other parents, watch over each other’s children and are bound and determined to maintain our quaint, welcoming nature here.

Matt Sasso Miller Place

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OpiniOn School is open, drive carefully

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didn’t see a horrifying and preventable accident this morning. I didn’t see a little girl, let’s call her Erica, on her way to her first week of school. Erica, who, in our story, is 10 years old, wants to be a veterinarian, and has pictures of animals all over her room. She begged her parents so long for a kitten that they relented. They saw how well she took care of the kitten, putting drops in her eyes when she By Daniel Dunaief needed them, making sure she got the correct shots and even holding her kitten in the office when they had to draw blood to test for feline leukemia, which, fortunately, her kitten didn’t have.

D. None of the above

Two years after she got her kitten, Erica continued to ask for additional animals, adding a fish, a rabbit and a hamster to her collection. Each morning, Erica wakes up and checks on all the animals in her little zoo, well, that’s what her father calls it, to see how they’re doing. Her mother is convinced that the animals respond to her voice, moving closer to the edge of the cage or to the door when they hear her coming. When mother leaves to pick up Erica from school, the animals become restless. I didn’t see Erica walking with her best friend Jenna. Like Erica, Jenna has a dream. She wants to pitch for the United States in softball in the Olympics. Jenna is much taller than her best friend and has an incredible arm. Jenna hopes the Olympics decides to have softball when she’s old enough and strong enough to play. Jenna thinks bringing a gold medal to her father, who is in the

Marines and has traveled the world protecting other people, would be the greatest accomplishment she could ever achieve. I didn’t see a man, whom I’ll call Bob and who lives only four blocks from Erica and Jenna, put on his carefully pressed light-blue shirt with the matching tie that morning. I didn’t witness him kissing his wife Alicia, the way he does every morning before he rushes off to his important job. I didn’t see him climb into his sleek SUV and back quickly out of his driveway on the dead-end block he and Alicia chose more than a dozen years earlier. I didn’t see Bob get the first indication from his iPhone 7 that he had several messages. I didn’t witness Bob rolling his eyes at the first few messages. I didn’t see him drive quickly toward the crosswalk where Erica and Jenna were walking. The girls had slowed down in the crosswalk because Jenna pointed out a deer

she could see across the street in a backyard. Jenna knew Erica kept an animal diary and she was always on the lookout for anything her friend could include in her cherished book. I didn’t see Bob — his attention diverted by a phone he had to extend to see clearly — roll too quickly into the crosswalk, sending both girls flying. I didn’t see the ambulances racing to the scene, the parents with heavy hearts getting the unimaginable phone calls, and the doctors doing everything they could to fix Jenna’s battered right arm — her pitching arm. I didn’t see it because it didn’t happen. What I did see, however, was a man in an SUV, driving way too quickly through a crosswalk, staring at his phone instead of looking out for Erica, Jenna and everyone else’s children on his way to work. It’s an old message that we should repeat every year: “School is open, drive carefully.”

Calming the mind in a Japanese teahouse

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hen we went to a Japanese tea ceremony, known as chado, it was an immersion in Japanese culture. We had an enjoyable and instructive time at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University even if it was for only 30 minutes this past Sunday afternoon. By reservation, the center offers an authentic experience in a charming bamteahouse By Leah S. Dunaief boo on the first floor, hosted by a kimono-clad lady who holds such sessions for a maximum of four people at a time. We arrived early, signed in and waited until the session before ours

Between you and me

ended. The hostess then welcomed us with a bow, which we returned, and she explained that the design of two doors, a low one and a higher one, in the teahouse was deliberate. The guests, by bending to enter through the lower or “crawling in” door, were assured that all were of equal importance. None was to be considered more worthy. She then pointed out that because the sliding door was open slightly, it meant that the guests should enter. Had it been closed, we were to wait. We left our shoes outside the little house and sat on one of the four low stools placed inside for us on the tatami mats. The hostess then entered through the higher door and began preparations. Her movements were deliberate and scripted into a traditional procedure, called temae. She was following a centuries-old ritual of making and serving the powdered green tea called matcha. As the tea ceremony developed

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in Japan and was practiced by the monks, it was influenced by Zen Buddhism and embraced by the samurai or warrior class. The quiet ambience, the spare furnishings inside the teahouse, the unhurried and predictable movements of the hostess, the decorative scrolls emphasizing virtues like harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, helped calm the mind and push away fear before battle. Even the sound of water slowly boiling for the tea was soothing. The little bamboo teahouse was constructed in the midst of the modern Wang Center, yet we could leave behind our busy thoughts and worldly concerns with our shoes and purses as we entered this special space. Speaking quietly to us, the hostess explained the equipment to make the tea: bowls, the green tea powder that was not artificially colored but naturally bright green, the delicate whisk carved from bamboo to mix the powder with the hot water in the bowls, the tea caddy, the scoops —

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the smaller one to measure out the powder, the larger to bring the water to the pot. Each tool was beautifully and simply crafted from the unadorned wood. She gave us a fruit candy first, then handed each of us a bowl with tea, pointing out that the sweet was intended to offset the bitterness of the tea or perhaps emphasize them both. There was a simple mindfulness to the whole process. We were there with her, in the moment, watching her mix the tea, wipe clean each bowl before we drank, then again afterward, with the hot water and special cloth she kept in the belt of her kimono for that purpose. Nothing else intruded. The effect was almost hypnotic. And then it was over. We left the bamboo teahouse, put on our shoes, shouldered our purses and reentered the outside world. It was a quiet interlude in an otherwise busy and hectic day. A nice cup of tea will always call me back.

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