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Vol. 43, No. 3

March 15, 2018


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Library announces winners of picture book award Emma S. Clark Memorial Library has announced the winners of the fourth annual Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award, a contest that showcases the young writing and artistic talent in the Three Village community: •First prize in the grades seven to nine category: “Racing Star” by Rebecca Blumenthal •First prize in the grades 10 to 12 category: “Wally’s Wild Ride” by Nicole Freeley •Second prize in the grades seven to nine category: “I Can Help!” by Eliana Sasson •Second prize in the grades 10 to 12 category: “Freddy the Fish and His First Election Day” by Samuel Kim “Racing Star” by Rebecca Blumenthal, a student at R.C. Murphy Junior High School, follows a boy’s imagination during his bedtime routine. “Wally’s Wild Ride” by Nicole Freeley, of Ward Melville High School, is about a scared dog in an animal shelter and his journey to adoption. Winning authors will be recognized at a private awards ceremony at Emma Clark Library April 23 at 7 p.m. At the reception, each first-prize award recipient will receive a $400 scholarship, each second-prize award recipient will receive a $100 scholarship, and bound books for all winning entries will be presented and added to the library’s Local Focus Collection. Light refreshments will be served at the reception, and desserts will be donated by the Bite Size

Bake Shop, a local Three Village business. All contest entrants will receive a certificate of participation at the awards ceremony. The Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Contest calls for teens in grades seven through 12 who live in the Three Village Central School District to create a children’s picture book. Each entry could be the work of a single author/illustrator or a collaborative effort of an author and an illustrator. The contest is divided into two grade categories, grades seven through nine and grades 10 through 12, with one first-prize winner and one second-prize winner selected from each group. This award is given in memory of Shack by her family. As a teacher, she was committed to the education of children, and she especially loved literature written for them. She was a frequent visitor to Emma Clark Library where, even in retirement, she kept current with the latest children’s books. The library is grateful to the children of the late Shack who have established a substantial endowment with the library to cover the cost of the winning scholarships. At last year’s ceremony, state Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) commented on the endowment. “Part of the genius of this family’s gift [is] to make an investment into young people,” Englebright said. Emma S. Clark Memorial Library is located at 120 Main St., Setauket. For more information, visit — RITA J. EGAN

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VILLAGE Students join #Enough movement, walk out of high school


Ward Melville High School students were determined to make their voices heard. Despite the Three Village school district’s official decision March 9 to not allow students to stage a walkout March 14, approximately 250 of them did so anyway. The walkout was held in conjunction with events across the nation honoring the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Feb. 14 to call for stricter gun control laws. Parents and students were told it was a joint decision by the board of education, principal and district’s lawyer to not encourage the walkout. The students walked out of the gym entrance and headed toward Old Town Road so they could be seen by drivers passing by. Across the street two dozen parents and residents stood, some with signs, to support the teens. During the walkout, the students chanted “enough is enough,” and stopped for a moment of silence. Bennett Owens, a Ward Melville student and one of the walkout organizers, delivered a speech.


“We, the students of Ward Melville High School, along with hundreds of thousands of students across the nation have had enough,” Owens said. “We’ve had enough of gun violence. We’ve had enough of Congress’ inaction while nearly 1,300 kids are slaughtered each year as a result of gun violence. We’ve had enough of the [National Rifle Association] buying our representatives with their blood-soaked money. We’ve had enough of the argument that since we’re kids, we can’t change anything. We’ve had enough of adults telling us we can’t.” Owens said asking Congress to introduce or support legislation that bans assault weapons, like the AR-15, was part of the students’ goal. Parents standing across the street from the walkout said they were proud of their children and their friends. Caren Johnson, whose daughter is in 10th grade, said she had tears in her eyes watching the students march out. “This is really the first movement my daughter has been politically active in and I’m here to show her support,” Johnson said. Osbert Orduña, a parent of a 11thgrader, said he believes it’s important for parents to come out to support the social activism of their children, especially when it comes to protesting assault weapons and discussions like school staff members being armed. Orduña held a sign that said he was a Republican and veteran who is against the NRA and assault weapons in the hands of everyday people. “The kids are out here, and they are doing the right thing by voicing their opinions and voicing their displeasure with our elected officials,” Orduña said. At the end of the school day March 9, the school district released a letter from Superintendent Cheryl Pedisich and board of education President William Connors explaining the district’s position on the matter. Various discussions were held with

Students, above, before the March 14 walkout display their signs, and, below, a protester displays a sign while walking out. students and staff to find the best way for students to participate in what has been called the #Enough movement, according to the letter. “As a result of these discussions and with the guidance of our legal counsel, our district will not be encouraging or condoning a walkout involving students exiting the building or leaving campus,” the letter read. “We feel that this type of demonstration would not only disrupt the educational program but would severely compromise our mission to ensure building security and student safety.” In the letter, the district also informed parents that any student who leaves the building without authorization will be asked

to return to class. Parents will be contacted if their children disregard the direction, and students who are disrespectful or disorderly will be subjected to the district’s code of conduct. The district could not be reached by deadline to confirm if any parents were called or any students were disrespectful or disorderly. As an alternate to the March 14 walkout, the district offered voluntary activities for high school and junior high school students, according to the school district. A moment of silence was held at the high school and both junior high schools. A forum moderated by instructional staff and supervised by administrators was held in the Ward Melville

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LEGALS Notice of formation of Carolyn Benson, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 12/22/2017. Office: Suffolk County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC:CAROLYN BENSON LLC; 21 Spyglass Lane, East Setauket, New York, 11733. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. DAVID HOWARD BESSO, Referee. FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore, NY 11706. File No. 34674. #94213 134 3/8 4x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Ditech Financial LLC f/k/a Green Tree Servicing LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST Michelle Niemczyk a/k/a Michelle Reilly, Matthew Reilly a/k/a Matthew J. Reilly, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 1-25-2016 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, County of Suffolk on 3-262018 at 1:00PM, premises known as 37 Lake Promenade, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being at Lake Ronkonkoma, Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, SECTION: 761.00, BLOCK: 02.00, LOT: 039.000, District: 0200. Approxi-

mate amount of judgment $360,891.36 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index#: 25173/2011. Daniel J. Sullivan, Esq., Referee Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 01-038442-F00 51929 140 2/22 4x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR GMACM HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2006-HE3, Pltf. vs. REBECCA EVANS, et al, Defts. Index #061761/13. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale entered Sept. 21, 2016, I will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on April 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. prem. k/a 7 Bayview Court, East Setauket, NY. Said property located in the Incorporated Village of Poquott, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, and further described as follows: Lot No. 9 and part of Lot No. 10, said Lots being shown upon the Map of Hoyt Heights, which said LEGALS con’t on pg. 6

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Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine (R) had a warning for unscrupulous landlords who illegally turn residential homes into rooming houses. “Don’t do it,” Romaine said. “We’re coming for you.” One landlord found that Sept. 8 statement to be true March 9 when the Town of Brookhaven Law Department condemned a house at 1423 Stony Brook Road in Stony Brook, where eight people were sharing the home, according to a press release from the Town of Brookhaven. Seven of the residents were found to be students of Stony Brook University. The landlord of the ranch-style house that had been unlawfully converted to include living space in the garage and basement was not named by the town. “This was one of the worst cases of illegal student housing that we have seen in the Stony Brook area,” Romaine said in a statement. “Off-campus housing that is not in compliance with town building and fire codes threatens the health and safety of the students who reside there and the neighbors who live nearby.” Romaine attributed the discovery of the violations to the town’s law department and the vigilance of neighbors who contacted the town. He urged students and their families to ensure their housing complies with town code. At the Stony Brook Road home, the town found bedroom doors equipped with key locks, and some rooms containing refrigerators and microwaves. In addition to the illegal basement and garage apartments — with two bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom in each — the basement had a coin-operated washer and dryer. The law department issued the property owner several housing code violations, including no smoke detectors, no carbon monoxide detectors, no rental permit and illegal use as a rooming house. The owner’s school tax assessment relief property tax exemption was revoked, and both the Suffolk County district attorney and New York State attorney general have been notified for prosecution. Bruce Sander, president of Stony Brook Concerned Homeowners, said the organization reported the house to the town, calling the members the “eyes and ears of this community.” “We are glad that this landlord will get the fines, etc., that he or she deserves, and I hope they shut this house down permanently and sell it to a family,” Sander said. “This type of landlord does not belong in any community when they openly violate the laws and put the students at risk as well as destroy property values of the surrounding neighborhoods.” SBU offered dorm rooms on campus to the displaced students. For five years, the university has been working collaboratively with the Town of Brookhaven, the Suffolk County Police Department and local community groups to address safety concerns for students living in off-campus housing, according to a statement from SBU spokeswoman Lauren Sheprow. Before the house was condemned March 9, the town notified university administration, and a coordinated effort was conducted by the school’s government and community relations, campus residences, dean of students’ office and commuter student services and off-campus living to find rooms for the students, according to Sheprow. At the Sept. 8 press conference, Judith Greiman, chief deputy to the president of SBU and senior vice president for government and community relations, said the school takes great steps to ensure students’ safety. Among measures the university has undertaken since March 2013 are prohibiting advertisements of off-campus rentals on SBU’s website, unless the landlord can provide a Brookhaven Town rental permit, and prohibiting posting on campus bulletin boards. The university also holds tenants’ rights workshops to help students understand what to look for when renting. In 2013, Romaine launched a mobile phone app to help fight illegal off-campus housing in the town. To download the free mobile app, visit from a mobile device. Residents can also call 631-451-TOWN (8696) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to report housing violations. For more information or to access the town’s code book, go to

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LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg. 4 map was duly filed in Suffolk County Clerk’s Office on Mar. 4, 1946 and bears the County Clerk’s No. 1469. Approx. amt. of judgment is $172,321.22 plus costs and interest. Said sale shall be subject to a First Mortgage held by GMAC Mortgage LLC, dated June 24, 2005 in the original principal balance of $128,000.00 and recorded on November 23, 2005 in Liber 21178, Page 517. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. RUDOLPH CARTIER, Referee, COHN & ROTH, Attys. for Pltf.,. 100 East OId Country Rd., Ste,. 28, Mineola, NY- #94261 161 3/1 4x vth

195 3/8 4x vth PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK VILLAGE OF POQUOTT The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Poquott will hold a Public Hearing at Village Hall on Thursday April 12,2018 at 7 P.M. to hear public comments on proposed new Local law 50 of 2018 titled Unsafe Building and Structures. Copies of the proposed new Local law 50 will be available at the office of the Village Clerk during normal business hours. Any resident wishing to comment on the new local law may do so at this hearing. By order of the Board of Trustees

199 3/15 2x vth VILLAGE OF POQUOTT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK PUBLIC BID The Incorporated Village of Poquott is soliciting bids for the construction of a Village Dock. Bidders may obtain building plans and specifications from the office of the Village Clerk, 45 Birchwood Avenue, East Setauket, N.Y. during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday 9AM- Noon-1 PM to 3 PM. Sealed bids must be returned to the office of the Village Clerk at the above address before 3 PM on Wednesday April 11, 2018. The sealed bids will be opened at the Work session of the Village Board at 6 PM Thursday April 12, 2018. The Village of Poquott reserves the right to accept the lowest responsible bid after all bids have been reviewed. The project will commence immediately after the bids have been reviewed and a contract awarded to the winning bidder. March 5, 2018 By order of The Village Board Joseph Newfield Village Clerk 200 3/15 2x vth PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK INCORPORATED VILLAGE OF POQUOTT The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Poquott will hold a work session at 6 P.M. on Thursday, March 22,2018 at Village Hall 45 Birchwood Avenue, Village of Poquott for the following; 1) Discussion on budget for fiscal year 2018-2019

folk County. SSNY is designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of the process served against the LLC: Cerulean Pond LLC, 21 Lynx Lane, East Setauket, NY 11733 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 206 3/15 6x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Ditech Financial LLC f/k/a Green Tree Servicing LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST David A. Kaufman, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 2-282017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, County of Suffolk on 4-182018 at 10:00AM, premises known as 79 Willow Wood Drive, Unit No. 27, East Setauket, NY 11733. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, SECTION: 278.10, BLOCK: 01.00, LOT: 027.000, District: 0200. Approximate amount of judgment $417,108.20 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index #1046/2009. Dara Martin Orlando, Esq., Referee Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 01-030362-F00 52012 209 3/15 4x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL I. INC. TRUST 2003-NC10, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-NC10, Plain-

2) Public Hearing on override of 2% tax cap for fiscal year 2018-2019


Whereas the working meeting is open to the public there will not be a comment The Public Hearing on the override of the tax cap will be open to comments from attendees.


By order of the Board of Trustees Joseph Newfield Village Clerk March 5, 2018 201 3/15 2x vth Notice of formation of Cerulean Pond LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 3- 1-18. Office location: Suf-


Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered on 1/12/2018, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on 4/18/2018 at 9:00 am, premises known as 11 Minerva Lane, Centereach, NY 11720, and described asfolLEGALS con’t on pg. 8

POLICE Body of missing Terryville man found BY ALEX PETROSKI ALEX@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM The body of a 71-year-old Terryville man who had been missing since Feb. 27 was found in Sound Beach, according to Suffolk County police. Michael Boreshesky, of 62 Superior St., was last seen boarding the Port Jefferson Ferry at 8 p.m. Feb. 27. SCPD’s initial Silver Alert indicated Boreshesky was diabetic and potentially suicidal. Police said his death appeared to be noncriminal. His body was found on the beach on Hilltop Drive in Sound Beach. The Silver Alert is a program implemented in Suffolk County that allows local law enforcement to share information with media outlets about individuals, especially senior citizens, with special needs who have been reported missing.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY. WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BANC OF AMERICA ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-8 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-8, Pltf. vs. TERI RUSZKOWSKI, et al, Defts. Index #601862/2015. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Oct. 4, 2017, I will sell at public auction at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on April 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. prem. k/a 5 Milburn Rd., South Setauket, NY 11720 a/k/a Section 364.00, Block 06.00, Lot 006.000, District 0200. Approx. amt. of judgment is $570,287.81 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. DONNA ENGLAND, Referee. FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore, NY 11706. File No. 72965. #94351

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SCPD: Alleged drunk driver pulled from burning vehicle after crash BY ALEX PETROSKI ALEX@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Suffolk County police arrested a man for allegedly driving while intoxicated following a crash during which officers had to rescue him from a burning vehicle in Mount Sinai March 9. Jose Nunez was driving a 1999 Honda CRV westbound on Route 25A at Hallock Avenue when he allegedly lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the median, went over a front lawn and into the 7-Eleven parking lot, located at 1 Route 25A, where the vehicle side-swiped a light pole and crashed into a parked tractor trailer at approximately 2 a.m., according to police. The Honda was stuck in full throttle, and the engine caught fire near the fuel cells of the tractor trailer. Sixth Precinct officers, Port Jefferson EMS members, Mount Sinai Fire Department and Terryville Fire Department responded and found the driver trapped and unconscious. Sgt. Richard Grice used a fire extinguisher

to put out the fire near the engine, while officers Jamie Treadwell and Brian Cann used another fire extinguisher to put out the fire near the rear of the vehicle, police said. Officer Chris Weiner, with assistance from fire department members, kept the driver’s airway open until rescuers, including officer Anthony Buonagurio, officer Fred Crasa and officer Thomas Wassmer, were able to use the Jaws of Life tool to cut the vehicle and pull Nunez to safety. Nunez, who regained consciousness during the rescue, was transported with serious injuries to Stony Brook University Hospital. There was one person in the tractor trailer who was not injured. Nunez, 25, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested and charged with allegedly driving while intoxicated. Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information about the crash can call the 6th Squad at 631-854-8652. Attorney information for Nunez was not immediately available.

Rocky Point man arrested for alleged involvement in Coram robbery BY DESIRÉE KEEGAN DESIRÉE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Suffolk County police arrested a man March 9 for allegedly robbing a Coram 7Eleven in February. The person entered 7Eleven, located at 1671 Route 112, on Feb. 26 at approximately 1:20 a.m. and approached the counter as if he was going to purchase merchandise. When the clerk began to ring up the items, the suspect punched him in the face, knocking him down to the ground.

The clerk hit his head on shelving and then the floor, and was knocked unconscious. The suspect then hopped over the counter and stole cash from the drawer and other items before he fled on foot southbound on Route 112. An investigation by 6th Squad detectives led to the arrest of Paul Mauro, 31, of Rocky Point, at approximately 1:50 p.m. at the 6th Precinct. Mauro was charged with second-degree robbery and with an active parole warrant. Mauro was held overnight at the 6th Precinct.


OBITUARY Ronald Douglas

Ronald Douglas, 79, of College Station, Texas, longtime mathematician and former provost of Texas A&M University, died Feb. 27. He was born Dec. 10, 1938, to Mary Ellen Knapp Douglas and George Joseph Douglas in Osgood, Indiana. After graduation from Hughes High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1956, he received his bachelor of arts degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1960, and a doctorate in mathematics from Louisiana State University in 1962. Ronald’s academic career was prodigious and long lasting. He was a professor at the University of Michigan until 1969. He became a professor and then vice provost at Stony Brook

University until 1996. Then he moved to College Station to become the provost and executive vice president of Texas A&M University, ending as a distinguished professor in the department of mathematics. Ron was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bryan, Texas, and earlier Setauket Presbyterian Church. He traveled widely and had students around the world. He leaves behind his beloved Bunny, his wife of 34 years; children Michael, Kevin, Kristin, Kim and Tana; beloved sister Marilyn; nephews Steve and Tim; and grandchildren Adrian, Alec, Laura, Saba and Nicolas. Memorial contributions may be sent to American Parkinson Disease Association at A visitation was held at Bryant Funeral Home in East Setauket followed by a funeral service at Setauket Presbyterian Church March 12. Visit to sign the online guest book.


Students during the March 14 Ward Melville walkout.

#ENOUGH Continued from page A3 auditorium for interested students to discuss issues connected to the #Enough movement. R.C. Murphy Junior High School students had the opportunity to write letters to Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, and P.J. Gelinas junior high schoolers gathered in the gymnasium during fourth period to hear student government leaders read memoriam notes and listen to a brief music interlude. The decision came a week after students interested in participating in a walkout sat with Principal Alan Baum to discuss their plans at a March 2 meeting. Both Owens and fellow organizers were optimistic after the meeting, but despite the students’ optimism, the district released a statement that read no plans were final after that meeting. After the walkout, senior Hannah Fondacaro said it was energizing to participate in a peaceful protest. “It felt amazing knowing that we are letting the MSD students know they’re not alone,” Fondacaro. Samantha Restucci, 16, said she felt great after participating in the walkout. She said if adults refuse to fix the gun violence situation then it was up to young people to take action. “It felt like I was a part of something — like I could do something important,” Restucci said. “It brought out a variety of emotions. I was angry for what happened but hopeful for what is to come. I hope this walkout wakes people up, and I hope that we are taken seriously.” The morning of the walkout, parents received a message from Pedisich saying the administrative staff at the high school was notified about a social media posting that was a cause of concern. The student in question was immediately identified, removed from the school and the incident was reported to the Suffolk County Police Department, according to Pedisich’s message. It is unclear if the threat was related to the walkout. “Please know that the district takes these matters very seriously and will investigate any suspicious act to the fullest extent possible,” Pedisich said. “I encourage you to take this opportunity to remind your child(ren) to be mindful when posting to social media. It is important that they understand a posting that they may make to be humorous can be viewed vastly different by another individual and/or misinterpreted to be dangerous.”



LEGALS LEGALS con’t from pg. 6 lows: ALL that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Suffolk County Treasurer as District 0200, Section 514.00, Block 06.00 and Lot 034.000. The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $432,738.68 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 063110/2014. Donna England, Esq., Referee. SHELDON MAY & ASSOCIATES Attorneys at Law, 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Dated: 2/28/2018 File Number: 26767 MNB 214 3/15 4x vth Notice of formation 140 Fries Lane, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/6/2018 Office location: Orange County. Princ. office of LLC: 291 Comfort Trail, Montgomery,NY 12549. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 291 Comfort Trail, Montgomery, NY 12549. Reg. Agent: Adam Peterson 291 Comfort Trail, Montgomery, NY 12549. The purpose: real-estate holdings. 217 3/15 6x vth NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE IV, SEC. 85-29 OF THE BUILDING ZONE ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS WILL HOLD A WORKSESSION ON MARCH 20, 2018 (BZA CONFERENCE ROOM – 1ST FLOOR) AT 3:00 P.M. AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 (2ND

FLOOR AUDITORIUM) COMMENCING AT 2:00 P.M. AT ONE INDEPENDENCE HILL, FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: VILLAGE TIMES HERALD 4. NIMT Enterprises LLC & LJT Development Ent. Inc., c/o Joseph Troffa, 70 Comsewogue Rd., E. Setauket, NY. Location: West side of 50’ R.O.W. 570’ +/South of Comsewogue Rd., E. Setauket. Applicant requests relief of the following Planning Board Special Permit criteria for outdoor storage in conjunction with proposed 3000 sq. ft. industrial building: buffer to residential zoned property (100’ required-0’ provided LIPA R.O.W.); buffer to industrial zoned property (25’ required-0’ provided); outdoor storage of sand, concrete and aggregate (not permitted); all outdoor storage shall be screened from adjoining property lines and adjoining roadways with a double row or evergreen plantings 7’ high and 5’ on center and solid tongue and groove fence with no gaps (none proposed); relief of the following Planning Board special permit criteria for overnight parking: 50’ setback required – 0’ proposed; parking in front yard (not permitted); also, front yard setback for proposed building (50’ required – 33.8’ provided); minimum natural area/landscaping (20% required – 2.8% provided) minimum natural area/ landscaping in front yard (10% required – 1.26% provided); street trees 30’ on center along road frontages (11’ required – 3’ provided); minimum natural area/ landscaping along street frontage (15’ required – 0’ provided); minimum buffer to residential zone or use (25’ required – 0’ provided at south property line adjacent to LIPA R.O.W). (0200 13400 0400 006004 & 0200 15700 0400 004000) 6. MAGID Setauket Associates, Inc., PO Box 1280, Syosset, NY. Location: Northwest corner NYS Rte. 25A and Jones St., E. Setauket. Applicant requests the following relief for proposed gas station/ repair shop with canopy:

front yard setback variance from NYS Rte. 25A (50 ft. required - 14.5 ft. proposed). (0200 11100 0100 002002) 7. MAGID Setauket Associates, Inc., PO Box 1280, Syosset, NY. Location: Northwest corner NYS Rte. 25A and Jones S., E. Setauket. Applicant requests front yard setback from Jones St. (12’ required – 4.7’ proposed) for proposed free standing ground sign to exceed 24 sq. ft. permitted (72 sq. ft. proposed). 7A. MAGID Setauket Associates, Inc., PO Box 1280, Syosset, NY. Location: Northwest corner NYS Rte. 25A and Jones St., E. Setauket. Applicant requests maximum illuminance at ROW not to exceed 0.05fc (2.09fc proposed @ NYS Rte. 25A and 0.44fc @ Jones St.) and not to exceed 0.10fc between commercial properties (1.12 fc proposed @ North proprerty line and 0.19 @ West property line. THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL COMMENCE AT 4 P.M. 29. Michael Forde, 11 Maureen Ln., Stony Brook, NY. Location: North side Maureen Ln. 252’+/- West of Malverne Ln., Stony Brook. Applicant requests rear yard variance for existing roof over patio; also, side yard variances for 2 existing detached sheds. (0200 38600 0200 006000) CASES WILL BE HEARD AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD. PAUL M. DE CHANCE CHAIRMAN 218 3/15 1x vth SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Plaintiff designates SUFFOLK as the place of trial situs of the real property SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS Mortgaged Premises: 5 SANDPIPER LANE CORAM, NY 11727 Section: 370 Block: 3 Lot: 32 INDEX NO. 611453/2017 CIT BANK N.A., Plaintiff, vs.

JOHN HARPER, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA HARPER A/K/A SHELIA HARPER A/K/A SHEILAH MARILYN HARPER; if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; THOMAS HARPER, JR., AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA HARPER A/K/A SHELIA HARPER A/K/A SHEILAH MARILYN HARPER; BARRY HARPER, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA HARPER A/K/A SHELIA HARPER A/K/A SHEILAH MARILYN HARPER; SUSAN ACUNA, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA HARPER A/K/A SHELIA HARPER A/K/A SHEILAH MARILYN HARPER; THOMAS HARLOW, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA HARPER A/K/A SHELIA HARPER A/K/A SHEILAH MARILYN HARPER; RENE HENRICKSEN, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA HARPER A/K/A SHELIA HARPER A/K/A SHEILAH MARILYN HARPER; RONALD HARLOW, AS HEIR AND DISTRIBUTEE OF THE ESTATE OF SHEILA HARPER A/K/A SHELIA HARPER A/K/A SHEILAH MARILYN HARPER; any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or

specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT,’’JOHN DOE #1’’ through ‘’JOHN DOE #12,’’ the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. To the above-named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief de-

manded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $517,500.00 and interest, recorded on March 12, 2007 in Liber M00021493 at Page 179, of the Public Records of SUFFOLK County, New York, covering premises known as 5 SANDPIPER LANE, CORAM, NY 11727. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. SUFFOLK County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: September 13, 2017 Westbury, New York RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY:DANIEL GREENBAUM, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 106 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 235 3/15 4x vth


Nicole Christian

Debbie Engelhardt

Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Maddie and Joseph Mastriano and Legislator Kara Hahn

Christine Austen

Joe Camarda, Pete Costa, publisher Leah Dunaief, Stephanie Mendelson and Priscilla Arena

Joseph Rizzo

Kelli and Frank Cutinella with Dunaief

Sgt. Michael Alfieri and Dunaief

Rich Fink and Tommy O’Grady from Tuscany Gourmet Market with Dunaief

Dr. James Vosswinkel

Representatives from the Reboli Center

Ed Darcey

Dunaief and Charles Lefkowitz

John Turner

Dunaief with representatives from Building Bridges

Jack and Steven Soldano

Frank and Diana Rivera

TBR News honors Brookhaven People of the Year TBR News Media’s People of the Year were honored at the Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, Sunday, March 11. The 2017 honorees are Margo Arceri, Christine Austen, Building Bridges, Champions for the Autistic (Joe Camarda and Pete Costa from TOPSoccer, Priscilla Arena

and Stephanie Mendelson from SASI, and Tristan Whitworth from Game On), Nicole Christian, Frank and Kelli Cutinella, Ed Darcey, Debbie Engelhardt, Joseph Higgins, Charles Lefkowitz, Joseph and Maddie Mastriano, the Reboli Center, Frank Rivera, Joseph Rizzo, Jack Soldano, Suffolk County

Police Department’s 6th Precinct officers, John Turner, Tuscany Gourmet Market and Dr. James Vosswinkel. TBR News Media would like to thank Stony Brook University, the Three Village Inn, Dan Lafitte and the Lessing Family for sponsoring the reception; the Setauket

Frame Shop for framing the award certificates; and Beverly Tyler for being our event photographer. Not pictured are Margo Arceri, Joseph Higgins and Tristan Whitworth who were unable to attend the event. — RITA J. EGAN








Ron LaVita and Ted Rosenberg are running for Old Field village justice, while current mayor Michael Levine and trustee candidates Tom Pirro and Bruce Feller run unopposed.

Old Field village justice challenged in election, first time in 20 years Sitting mayor and two new trustee candidates will run unopposed in their races during March 20 Old Field election BY RITA J. EGAN RITA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM It’s been 20 years since Old Field Village Justice Ron LaVita has been challenged in an election, but when residents vote March 20 they will see two names on the ballot. Attorney Ted Rosenberg, who has served in various positions in the village and is currently associate justice, decided to throw his hat in the ring. Recently LaVita and Rosenberg answered questions about their backgrounds, and why they feel they would be the best choice for Old Field village justice.

Ron LaVita, village justice

LaVita, an Old Field resident since 1995, has lived in the Three Village area for nearly 50 years. For 27 years, he has been a general practice attorney working from his Setauket law office and, 18 years ago, he opened an additional office in Rocky Point. “I have 34 years’ experience handling client cases similar to the ones I have presided over for the last 20 years,” LaVita said. “I am also a former Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association attorney. My opponent is an accident lawyer.” LaVita became associate justice in Old Field in 1997. Soon after, he became acting village justice when William Johnson moved from Old Field and was unable to complete his term. LaVita said he has been unopposed in elections, except for his first run for office in 1998. The attorney said he has presided over hundreds of village court cases through the years and has a perfect attendance record, which means no associate judge has had to serve on a village case. He said he prides himself on being independent from the village board and has concerns that Rosenberg, a former trustee, may be influenced by the board. “I have done a good, dedicated and faithful job for the residents of Old Field for over 20 years and therefore there is no reason for a change,” LaVita said. In addition to serving as village justice, the attorney said he has helped improve the village. During his early days as justice, he helped to obtain a state grant which enabled the village to update the court clerk’s office including its technology.

Ted Rosenberg, justice candidate

Rosenberg is a 20-year resident of Old Field and has been an attorney for 35 years. He is currently a partner with Rosenberg & Gluck LLP, located in Holtsville. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association select bench/bar committee, a frequent lecturer to the bar on trial practices, and a mentor to the Ward Melville High School mock trial team “I have 35 years of courtroom experience — most lawyers don’t spend any time in the courtroom — and I spent a better part of my career as a trial attorney trying cases,” Rosenberg said. “I very much enjoy being in the courtroom, and I have a lot of experience doing that.” Through the years, in addition to currently being associate justice, Rosenberg said he has served as a trustee, deputy mayor, commissioner of roads and harbor commissioner for Old Field. He said while he has worked well with both past and current board members, he would not be influenced by the mayor or board members. He said he has received the highest rating from his fellow lawyers for both ethics and professionalism in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, which rates lawyers on their legal ability and ethical standards. Rosenberg said running for justice is something he has thought about for a few years. “The current justice has been in office for 20 years, and I think that I could bring some new fresh thinking to the table,” Rosenberg said.

Meet the mayor, trustee candidates

Current Old Field Mayor Michael Levine is running unopposed in the March 20 village election. With two seats open, two trustee candidates, Bruce Feller and Tom Pirro, are also running unopposed as current trustees Timothy Hopkins and Robert Whitcomb decided not to run for re-election.

Michael Levine, mayor

Levine moved to Old Field in 1992 and became mayor in 2008. The attorney, a partner with Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo LLP, said he has a couple of goals in mind for his next term. “One of my major goals if re-elected will be to restore the Old Field Lighthouse/ Village Hall to its original beauty, both

inside and outside,” he said. “I would also like to continue to work on grants to address stormwater runoff issues in the village. Where the funds will come from for these projects is always a major issue.” Recently, the village board has been facing the debate over whether or not to install a cellphone pole in Kaltenborn Commons, a small park located at the intersection of Old Field Road and Quaker Path and surrounded by homes. At the January and February public meetings both residents and nonresidents filled village hall, some to voice concerns and others to show their support of the pole. Levine said the meetings have been helpful to him and board members. The vote on the tower has been postponed until the two new trustees take office. “There are always difficult issues that must be dealt with and the way to deal with them is to listen to the residents and do what you feel is best for the village, while at the same time trying to accommodate the residents,” Levine said. “It’s a balancing act. I try to constantly strive to be fair and attentive.”

Tom Pirro, trustee candidate

Pirro recently moved from Bayport to Old Field with his fiancé, Shannon McCann. The certified public accountant, who has had his own business for 30 years, said he has been traveling to the Three Village community as a member of St. George’s Golf and Country Club since 2003. In June 2017, he opened a new office in Setauket. The candidate said he feels his work experience and love for the village will be an asset as trustee. “I have spent my entire life in the business sector, and I feel those experiences will help me in carrying out my duties as a trustee,” Pirro said. “I chose to live in Old Field because of its natural beauty, and I would like to be a part of its continued preservation.” When it comes to the issue of the cellphone pole in the village, Pirro said he is open to discussing the debate as long as needed to come to a decision. He said a lot of good questions were raised at the public meetings, including the aesthetics of the pole, which many feel may affect real estate values. “I think it’s going to be difficult because no matter where it goes it’s going to impact someone,” Pirro said.

With a deep appreciation for his new village, he is on board with helping the mayor work to renovate the lighthouse. “It’s part of the local heritage, so obviously it’s something you would want to address and maintain,” Pirro said. “It’s not something you want to go into disrepair, and I don’t think Old Field is a village that would let that happen.”

Bruce Feller, trustee candidate

A resident of Old Field since 1988, Feller retired as vice president from MetLife in 1998. Shortly after his retirement, he served as a village trustee after taking over the expired term of Barbara Swartz when she became mayor. During his first time as trustee, he said he established the village’s entitlement and access to funding from New York State’s Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program. This gave Old Field a revenue stream to improve and maintain the village’s roadways. He and his wife, Marianne, in the past have served on a village committee to preserve the Old Field lighthouse. He currently is the vice chair of the village planning board. Feller said when it comes to the cellphone tower, he is undecided. At press time, he was hoping to attend the March board meeting, and said he is open to hearing everyone’s opinions. He said he has heard persuasive issues on both sides at the village’s January meeting. “There’s a lot to take into account, and I’m hoping that there is additional information that will nudge me decidedly in a direction that I can personally live with and live with as a representative of the constituents in the village,” Feller said. He said when he was previously a trustee, a bone of contention was subdivision of properties. The candidate said listening to both sides was important, and believes his listening skills have developed even more over time. Remembering when the residents debated over deer hunting in the village and the mayor held multiple public hearings to come to a decision, he said it’s a skill he believes Levine also has. “I give the mayor a lot of credit, he pays a lot of attention to what people think,” Feller said. The Old Field Village elections will be held March 20, from noon until 9 p.m. at the Keeper’s Cottage located at 207 Old Field Road.


SPORTS Suffolk Sports HOF unveils 2018 induction class Seeing coaching as an action, not a title, has yielded great success, and now a prestigious honor for a few local leaders. Former Babylon head football coach and Shoreham-Wading River assistant Hans Wiederkehr, and Middle Country track and field coaches Bob Burkley and Harry Schneider were named members of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s 2018 induction class, announced by the organization Feb. 13. The three will join eight other selectees at the induction ceremony May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Watermill Caterers in Smithtown. “I’d like to thank all the kids that played for me — they’re the main reason I’m here,” Wiederkehr said. “I love the kids. I’d do anything for them.” After a successful career as a lineman at Syracuse University, Wiederkehr spent a season with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an offensive lineman in 1985-86. From 1986 until 2002 he served as a physical education teacher and director at Babylon, and coached varsity football from 1987 to 2002. The Panthers won 10 league crowns, six Suffolk County titles and two Long Island championships during his tenure. From 2014 to 2016 he was an assistant coach at Shoreham-Wading River. The Wildcats won three Long Island championships and two Rutgers Trophies, given annually to Suffolk’s top football team. “I had tremendous parents, tremendous support, and then I took the time to coach my own son at Shoreham and dealt with the same type of people,” Wiederkehr said.

“I’ve been very lucky to have that support, and I think that’s the foundation of amateur athletics.” The former Division I athlete and NFL player is also one of the longest tenured athletic administrators of any coaches association in Long Island history. He has served as president of the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association since 1999, known for its famed awards dinner that draws more than 900 guests annually. Widerkehr is also an inductee of the East Lyme High School Hall of Fame (2004) and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (2009). Burkley was the varsity track and field coach at Newfield High School from 1964 to 1970, and at Centereach from 1971 to 1998. He won 28 league championships and 10 county championships. Following his time in Middle Country, he was an assistant at Bayport-Blue, from 1999 to 2004, at Center Moriches from 2005 to 2009, and has been at Northport since 2010. Burkley has coached 60 student-athletes who went on to have their own track and field coaching careers. He coached five national champions, two national record holders and five New York state record holders. Burkley’s teams went 26 years and 158 matches without losing a dual meet. He was also a lifeguard captain at Jones Beach for 42 years and was named New York State Lifeguard of the Year in 2010. “I’d like to thank my wife for letting me spend all this time the last 55 years coaching student-athletes,” Burkley said, smiling. “I still love it, and I love it because of the athletes — their dedication, responsiveness. It’s so rewarding to work with kids that love what they’re doing and stick with it.” Much like Burkley, Schneider taught physical education in the Middle Country school district for 32 years, coaching boys cross country, boys winter track and boys spring track and field during each of those seasons and beyond. Since retiring from teaching and moving to Sedona, Arizona in 2000, he has continued to coach boys and girls cross country and track and field. Schneider’s boys cross country teams at Middle Country won 10 division titles, 18 league championships and 11 county titles. His dual meet record was 165-20. In 1995, his team was ranked No. 8 in the nation.

Ward Melville High School

— Hans Wiederkehr

Hans Wiederkehr, a former athlete, NFL player and football coach at Babylon and ShorehamWading River, above, and Ed Morris, former executive director of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, below left, are members of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame 2018 induction class. Boys winter track teams at Middle Country won seven division titles, 21 league championship and 11 county titles under Schneider’s guidance, which also produced a 103-3 overall record. Burkley coached 85 individual champs, two national champs and 11 state champs. In the spring, he won eight division titles, 28 league championships and 10 county titles. His record was 189-4-1. He coached 78 county champs, four national champs and 15 state champs among his spring track campaigns. He won more than 80 coach of the year awards and more than 65 of his student-athletes went on to coach throughout the United States. Among other coaches, referees and players to be inducted is Miller Place native Matt Ryan, noted as one of the greatest handball players in American history. The 1996 U.S. Olympic captain was a threetime U.S. Handball Player of the Year, and his 225 official international matches are an American record. Ryan also played professional handball overseas and starred in multiple world championship tournaments. His athletic prowess, however, began on the basketball court. As a senior in 1984, Ryan was named New York Basketball Player of the Year. As a junior, he was second team All-Long Island and won a gold medal at the Empire State Games with the Long Island squad. In 2013, he was in-

ducted to the Miller Place Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2004, he was honored with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Service to Youth Award. Former executive director of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame, Ed Morris, is also in this year’s class. He served on the executive board since 1992 prior to taking over the organization in 2000. A Sachem alum, he is also the first recipient of his namesake award, the Edward J. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also served on the board of directors of Suffolk County PAL. Half Hollow Hills graduate Stephen Bowen, who spent 10 seasons in the NFL, and Shannon Smith, a three-time firstteam lacrosse All-American who is among the most decorated players in the sport, and is also the head women’s lacrosse coach at Hofstra University, also highlight this year’s class. “When I found out that I was one of the new members I almost felt guilty, because there are so many wonderful men and women coaches in Suffolk County,” Wiederkehr said. “There so many that work hard, and sometimes don’t achieve some of the success some other coaches have, but that doesn’t bother them, they just keep working and working and working. I’m very honored and humbled to be a part of this induction class.”

Nassakeag Elementary School

first-round playoff win over Half Hollow Hills West. The Patriots won the league title for the first time in 28 years, finishing 17-5 this season.

Skating to gold

Michaela Cassara, a fourth-grader at Nassakeag Elementary School, is not only striving for success within the classroom, but in the world of figure staking. This February, Michaela glided her way to the top in her age group and captured a gold medal for the third straight year at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid. She now qualifies for the State Games of America in 2019 in Lynchburg, Virginia.



Legislator honors Ward Melville boys basketball team Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (DSetauket) honored the 2017-18 Ward Melville boys basketball team for its Suffolk Class AA

‘I’ve been very lucky to have [the parents’] support, and I think that’s the foundation of amateur athletics.’




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E M P L OY M E N T / C A R E E R S BENCHMARK SENIOR LIVING JOB FAIRS Wed. March 21st 3-7pm and March 22nd 10am-3pm Whisper Woods at Smithtown 71 Route 25A; St. Johnland Rd., Smithtown, NY 11787 RSVP: 631-320-3181 or FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, PLEASE SEE OUR AD IN THE EMPLOYMEN/CAREERS DISPLAY SECTION OF THIS PAPER.

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OPINION Editorial

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The Republican-held Senate is touting its school safety package of bills, which did nothing to advance common sense gun reform.

Safe school package doesn’t address guns

The two tribes have set their respective baselines while New Yorkers yearn for compromise and actual, tangible change. The Republican-held state Senate has thus far made its position clear. Billed as the way to keep kids safe, its legislative school security package, which passed March 6, has several strong ideas and mercifully doesn’t get New York educators any closer to possessing firearms on school grounds. It establishes funds for districts that want to hire school resource officers, and opened the definition to include retired or active duty police officers, deputy sheriffs and/or state troopers, who would be allowed to carry weapons on campuses. The package also provides state education aid to districts acquiring safety technology or otherwise improving security of facilities. A bill to create more funding for schools to hire additional mental health professionals was also included. On its face, the Republican package does plenty to improve safety in schools. A Suffolk County initiative announced by Executive Steve Bellone (D) last week would allow districts to give access to existing surveillance systems to the police department, designed to speed up response times during mass shooter situations. The package and the new county scheme are outside of the box and forward-thinking ideas that are welcome for making students safer. The Republican plan passed with bipartisan support However, the only use of the word “gun” in a press release announcing the package from a spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-East Northport) is in reference to potential future legislation that would create funding for districts seeking more weapon detection systems. At the end of February, the state Senate voted down a package of measures introduced by the Democrats that aimed at addressing access to firearms. That legislative bundle included stronger background checks, a ban on bump stocks and an “extreme risk protection” measure designed to keep weapons away from people who are determined by a court to pose a risk of harm to themselves or others. In other words, common-sense, bare minimum gun control measures that do nothing to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. A similar package made it through the New York State Assembly the same day. “I am not encouraged that we’re there yet,” state Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket) said when asked if he thought the discussion about guns at the state level was progressing among both parties. “Schools must be safe havens where students can learn and teachers can teach,” Flanagan said in a statement announcing the Republican bills. “In New York, we must act swiftly and decisively to implement additional measures in schools throughout our state to give students, parents and teachers the resources and peace of mind that they deserve.” He and his fellow local senator from the Republican conference, Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), have yet to respond to a request for comment through respective spokespersons asking if either intend to support the Assembly package. If the Republicans are serious about creating “peace of mind” for schools and parents, the school safety measures are an excellent start, but the Assembly package should be passed too.

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Discussion of Parkland and guns Mr. Jim Soviero and Mr. George Altemose weighed in on the slaughter of students in Parkland, Florida, in the March 1 edition of The Village Times Herald. Both seek to spread the blame widely, studiously avoiding the elephant in the room: Nikolas Cruz was able to murder 17 people because he was able to walk into a neighborhood store and buy an AR-15 and as many magazines and bullets as his heart desired. [Some of]the mass murderers in San Bernardino, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas and Sunderland Springs also obtained their weapons of war legally. You can’t buy such weapons in New York state because we passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement

Act in 2013. It is illegal to buy or sell assault rifles at all and handguns with magazines holding more than 12 bullets. The law also supplies funds for reasonable security measures in schools. You also can’t carry a handgun outside your home in New York state without a permit, although Rep. Lee Zeldin recently voted, fortunately unsuccessfully, to let residents of states with lax gun controls carry their weapons secretly into our state. In effect, New York has made schools relatively safe “gun-free zones.” The United States had a similar ban, in the 1990s, but the act was allowed to lapse early in George W. Bush’s term. Both writers show great faith that President Trump will find effective solutions to this problem.

But as usual, he has been all over the map: First he wooed a bipartisan group of legislators with age limits and other standard operating procedures — as he did on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — only to about-face March 1 and embrace the National Rifle Association’s poison pills, as with Stephen Miller’s immigration. Trump can be relied on ultimately to come down on the furthest right policy. He also, alarmingly, proposed seizing weapons without due process and arming teachers with handguns. All responsible law enforcement officials pointed out the dangers as well as the ineffectiveness of such a policy.

Arnold Wishnia Setauket

Intolerant of lawbreakers I would like to respond to Mr. Elio Zappulla’s Feb. 1 letter to the editor of The Village Times Herald titled “America: a nation of immigrants.” I totally agree that we are a nation of immigrants. I hope Mr. Zappulla would agree that we are also a nation of laws. It is unfortunate that he uses the word “intolerant” to describe people that don’t share his political views. However, maybe he’s right. I do not want to tolerate the latest trend of some people ignoring laws passed by Congress just because they do not like them. I do not want to tolerate politicians of both parties lying about fixing

our unsecured borders. I do not want to tolerate our governor attempting to buy votes by giving away more free services — college tuition, legal services, health care, etc. to people here illegally. I do not want to tolerate the gang MS-13 killing 18 people in one year on Long Island, including hacking two young girls to death on a street corner in broad daylight and brutally killing four young men in a local park. I do not want to tolerate some municipalities declaring themselves “sanctuary,” making it difficult for authorities to remove illegal aliens that have committed crimes.

If that is intolerant of me, then so be it. Since Mr. Zappulla ended his letter with a quote from the poem on the Statue of Liberty, I would like to point out an interesting fact. To visit the Statue of Liberty there are rules. You have to wait in line and pay a fee. People are not allowed to show up on Liberty Island any other way. Trespassing is not tolerated. If those rules are good enough for our “beacon of liberty,” then they should be good enough for entering this great country.

Charles Cozzolino Stony Brook

Preparing for retirement More than half of New Yorkers who work in the private sector have no way to save for retirement at work — including 55.9 percent right here in the 4th Assembly District. I want to thank my representative, Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D-Setauket), for co-sponsoring a bill to help change that. The Secure Choice Retirement Savings Act would establish a state-facilitated retirement savings program that would be voluntary

for employers but would allow companies to offer their employees a savings option if they don’t already. It’s voluntary for employees, too, and requires no contributions from the company or the state. AARP supports this idea because it’s a win-win-win: employers could offer a valuable benefit; employees are 15 times likelier to save if they can do so on the job; and taxpayers would have less need to fund services for people who lack

sufficient retirement savings. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has proposed Secure Choice as part of his state budget. With more than half of all state legislators — in both houses and from both major political parties — sponsoring Secure Choice and with the governor’s budget proposal, it is time to help workers start saving for their future.

Charlie McAteer Port Jefferson Station

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STILL SEEING SIGNS OF WINTER: Frank Melville Memorial Park in East Setauket.

Media mob wades into penguin paradise


t’s got great pictures and is good news. As a result, it’s a story heard around the world. Back in 2015, Heather Lynch, an associate professor of ecology and evolution at Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, started the tedious yet important job of counting Adélie penguins in a place with a well-earned name: the Danger Islands. This chain of nine Antarctic islands is surrounded by rocks and potentially shipice. By Daniel Dunaief trapping These parameters present a picture-perfect paradise for Adélie penguins, who live, breed, eat, squawk and poop there — more on that in a moment. Armed with drones that fly over these islands and working with collaborators from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at Oxford University in England and Louisiana State University in

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Baton Rouge, Lynch and others counted these flightless birds. The final number came to an astounding 1.5 million. Wait, but how could a planet so well covered by satellite imagery, where you can see your car in your driveway through online apps, not know about a colony so large that it’s called a supercolony? We kind of knew that they lived there, although not in such staggering numbers, when a plane flew overhead in 1957. It wasn’t until more recently, however, that Lynch and Mathew Schwaller from NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland, studied satellite images from guano stains — this is where the poop comes in — that they had an idea of the enormity of a population of penguins that would make Mr. Popper proud. News outlets, including TBR News Media, couldn’t get enough of the story, grabbing the pictures, getting Lynch and her colleagues on the phone and learning about the creatures. Publications of all political stripes, from The New York Times to CNN, to The Wall Street Journal to Breitbart News have all covered it. “It’s a good news story,” said

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Lynch. “People latched onto that.” Lynch said she spoke directly with 12 or more journalists. At the same time, about 360 stories mentioned Stony Brook and penguins. Some of the coverage has included mistakes. One report, for example, had spectacular visuals. The narrative, however, suggested the Danger Islands was a hotspot for penguins because the location has been left undisturbed by people. “That’s not what I said,” she said. “The question was, ‘Why hadn’t we discovered them before?’ The answer was because this is not an area where people go.” That, she said, is not the same as suggesting that the penguins flourished because humans haven’t been there. It only means we didn’t know about them because visiting the islands is so hazardous. Another outlet suggested that the Adélie penguins were on the verge of extinction. Not only is that inaccurate, but the population has been growing, as previous research from Lynch indicated. While that may not fit a simple climate-change narrative, it supports the concept of a warming world. To simplify the message, the



climate-change community has made a link between population and climate, which is “impossible to break,” she said, even though it’s also inaccurate. There is this “kind of tug of war between the scientists dealing with nuance and detail, and the conversation community,” she said. They don’t need to be at odds, she added. Indeed, this colony thrives because the Danger Islands hasn’t increased in temperature at the same rate as other parts of the Antarctic. The media spotlight taught her a few lessons. For starters, in addition to the talking points she had during her interactions, she would include bullet points in the negative, to make it clear what the researchers aren’t saying. Ultimately, however, Lynch recognizes the value of the photos. “The drone footage is amazing and stunning,” she said. She gives credit to the Woods Hole staff. “If we didn’t have pictures” the story would likely not have received such extensive coverage. What’s the lesson? From now on, she said, “I’ll think about the visuals in advance, if I want the attention.”





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