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September 14, 2017

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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 SePort 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

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Wisam Dakwar, left, owner of Se-Port Delicatessen, during filming of ‘Food Paradise’, and Jesse Snider, above, the show’s narrator, next to the sandwich named after him. 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. “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

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Emma Clark library employee celebrates career milestone Rita J. Egan rita@tbrnewspapers.com A warm, familiar face at the circulation desk has greeted patrons of Emma S. Clark Memorial Library for decades. Audrey Hirschmann’s co-workers and members of the library’s board of trustees surprised her with a party Sept. 7 at Emma Clark to celebrate her 40th anniversary as an employee of the library. Hirschmann, 88, said she has seen a lot of changes at the library since she started in 1977, including two expansions — one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s. The circulation clerk said she has worked with three directors and several supervisors at the library through the decades. “A lot has gone on, and it just went so fast,” she said. “I can’t believe it went so fast.” She began working at Emma Clark at 48, when her children Leslie Baffa, who was in attendance for the recent get-together, and Nancy, were teenagers. Baffa, of Stony Brook, said she was 15 when her mother started working at the library, and remembers walking there from P.J. Gelinas Junior High School. She said she’s proud of her mother for celebrating such a milestone. “I think it’s great for her,” Baffa said. “She loves it here. It’s such a nice place to work; it’s such a nice place for the community. She really likes helping people at her job, so I think it’s great.”

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audrey Hirschmann, pictured left in 2000, has been a friendly staple at Emma Clark library’s circulation desk since 1977. Head of circulation aileen Clark and library director ted gutmann, right, were on hand for a party held at the library to commemorate her 40 years as an employee Sept. 7. Hirschmann said when she began working at the library she didn’t have any training in the field, and learned as the years went by. She said through the decades it’s been a pleasure working with her fellow employees and interacting with the patrons, especially her regulars. The library clerk said besides experiencing expansions and staff changes, she has shared life events with her fellow employees, including the passing of her husband, William, three years ago.

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“We had sadness, we had happiness,” she said. The circulation clerk said in recent years people will often tell her to sit down and take it easy, but she loves keeping busy. “In a lot of the ways it’s routine, which is good,” Hirschmann said. “I do certain things during the day, plus be at the desk. It’s pleasant. It’s nice work; it’s easy work, really. A lot of standing on the feet but it’s the whole atmosphere, it’s very forthcoming.”

Library director Ted Gutmann, who has worked with Hirschmann for 18 years, said he has always found her to be warm and personable. “She’s always been great to have on the staff and at the circulation desk,” he said. “And everyone knows her here in the community, and she knows everybody.” Library board of trustees president Linda Josephs echoed Gutmann’s sentiments. “It’s amazing that she’s been here this long,” Josephs said. “Everybody in the community knows her. She’s always a pleasure to see at the desk.” Aileen Clark, head of circulation, said she admires Hirschmann’s commitment to the job. “We’re very proud of Emma Clark library, and she’s one of the reasons why,” Clark said. Carolyn Emerson who has worked with Hirschmann for 32 years, said she’s inspired to reach the same milestone and has enjoyed her time working with her fellow circulation clerk. She said when she forgets a name, Hirschmann remembers it, and is knowledgeable about the community. “She was the mainstay of circulation when I came, and she is always so cheerful and welcoming to people,” Emerson said. When it comes to achieving such a work anniversary, Hirschmann has advice for those who are approaching retirement age. “If you like what you’re doing, keep working because it’s your saving grace,” she said. “Are you going to hang around the house and be a couch potato?”

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Dreamers find a haven at Stony Brook University By Rita J. Egan rita@tbrnewspapers.com As President Donald Trump (R) rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Stony Brook University community members and students voiced their support for the Dreamers — the name given to the approximately 800,000 undocumented immigrants that were brought to the United States as children. University President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. stated his and the institution’s continued support of DACA in a Sept. 5 email sent to the campus community. “We have seen how the recipients of DACA have a positive impact on our campus and broader community,” Stanley said. “Diversity of perspectives, thought and understanding serves as a foundation of Stony Brook’s academic enterprise and helps our students be-

come global citizens. Let’s do what’s right, and unite to support our ‘dreamers’ together.” Two days later, more than 200 students, faculty members and administrators united in the March for Dreamers rally to show undocumented students at the university their support. In addition, the marchers presented a letter to administrators listing further actions they hope the university will take. Members of the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, an equality advocacy group, were among the rally’s organizers. The group’s Vice President David Clark felt it was important to stand up for classmates who may feel vulnerable now. “I wanted to, first of all, raise awareness of the concerns of DACA recipients and Dreamers on campus and also to show support of them on campus,” he said. Clark said participants were thankful for the institution’s support of undocumented students and appreciated the university’s current stance on DACA and Stanley’s statement that the campus should be considered a sensitive location by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Clark said the marchers were joined by representatives of noncampus groups including the Islandia-based SEPA Mujer, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of Latina immigrant women. The college junior said administrators cooperated in securing a ballroom in the student activity center where participants gathered for speeches after walking around a circle and congregating in the main academic mall’s plaza. He said chants included, “Say it loud.

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Members of the Stony Brook University community joined forces to show support for students protected by DaCa. Say it clear. Dreamers are welcomed here.” Marchers held signs with messages that included, “Undocumented and unafraid” and “Sin DACA, Sin Miedo,” which in Spanish means, “Without DACA, without fear.” Clark was satisfied with the turnout of the peaceful protest. “I was really happy that so many Stony Brook students care about their fellow classmates, friends who are undocumented, who are getting through a very hard time right now, a time of uncertainty for them,” he said. In their letter, marchers asked the university to ensure SBU would not provide information to ICE about any undocumented

students or their families, not allow ICE to take students into custody without a judicial warrant and to let students know if ICE is on campus through the university’s alert systems. The organizers also asked that a list be available on the website of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to notify those who are undocumented where private scholarships may be available to them. Stanley said in his Sept. 5 email that the university does not request or require immigration status as part of the admissions process. He added that immigration status is not a factor in student housing decisions, and the university does not share private information.

Brookhaven and SBU partner to curb illegal off-campus housing By Rita J. Egan rita@tbrnewspapers.com Off-campus housing riddled with town code violations and unsafe conditions for Stony Brook University students has plagued Three Village residents for years. In 2013, the situation inspired community residents Bruce Sander and Anthony DeRosa to start the nonprofit organization Stony Brook Concerned Homeowners. Coordinated with the start of a new school year, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine (R) delivered a clear message to landlords who rent to university students within his jurisdiction during a press conference Sept. 8: Follow town building and fire safety codes or face consequences. The town and university presented a united front at Stony Brook Fire Department Substation 2 and stated their intentions to ensure students who reside in off-campus housing that they are safe in homes that meet town and state codes. “We have codes for a reason — to protect health and safety,” Romaine said. “We are going to protect the health and safety of the students.” The supervisor said many of the illegal rooming houses where students live have been subdivided into as many as 10 bedrooms, and a home on Christian Avenue, which he called the “showpiece” of illegal homes, had at least 16 occupants. Romaine said the house is now in foreclosure.

Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station) said it is important that renters in the town know their rights when dealing with landlords, and she said town officials are available to assist renters who feel they are in an unsafe situation. “The supervisor and I co-sponsored a number of resolutions over the years to improve the quality of life of residence and to improve the safety of the residents renting here in the Town of Brookhaven,” she said. “Over the past two years or so we have had a number of roundtable discussions with Stony Brook University, the supervisor’s office, Stony Brook Concerned Homeowners, and of course, our law department and planning department, to make sure we are addressing this issue, as it is a very important issue in our community.” Deputy Town Attorney Dave Moran said there has been an increase in foreclosures in the community due not to financial reasons but to the enforcement of building codes. “We have broken [landlords’] business models in some circumstances, where it is no longer profitable for them to own their second and third house and collect those thousands in rents, by enforcing the statutes that we’ve put in place, by monitoring the rental permits and complaints that come in,” Moran said. The attorney said the town has collected $211,000 in fines over the last month for building violations, compared to only $300,000 collected for the entire year in 2008. He said partnering with the university,

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Ed Romaine addresses the issues of illegal off-campus housing in the three Village area Sept. 8.

which has educated students on their rights, has helped in uncovering issues as more students are contacting the town to report violations by their landlords. Judith Greiman, chief deputy to the president of Stony Brook University and senior vice president for government and community relations, said the university has the most beds of any SUNY campus and is second among all universities in the state. The university added 759 new beds this past year with the opening of Chavez and Tubman residence halls and an additional 173 new beds will be available in the fall of 2018. The chief deputy said the university

has taken great steps to ensure students’ safety thanks to the input received from the community and the support Romaine, Cartright, town code inspectors and others have provided. 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 Town of Brookhaven 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. Sander was on hand for the conference representing the Stony Brook Concerned Homeowners organization, and he commended the town and the university for their efforts. “Unfortunately there will always be those landlords who still believe in the secret method of evading the laws and endangering the students and their community,” Sander said. “I’d like to send a message to the housing landlords: Obey the laws.” The organization founder said there should be no more than four people in a house. He said landlords can also do their part by maintaining their property, mowing grass weekly and providing garbage cans and enough parking space in driveways for tenants. When it comes to circumventing the law, Romaine had a warning for landlords. “Don’t do it, we’re coming for you,” he said. Additional reporting by Alex Petroski.


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Town

Port Jeff Station rabbi regularly offers a friendly ear during ‘Starbucks Schmooze’ By Alex Petroski alex@tbrnewspapers.com Outlets for negative feedback are bountiful in 2017 America. One need not look far to find someone willing to tear down or criticize, but for residents in the Port Jefferson, Setauket and Stony Brook areas, finding a friendly face who’s ready to listen and provide constructive advice is as easy as buying a cup of coffee. Rabbi Aaron Benson of the North Shore Jewish Center in Port Jeff Station began hosting regular “office hours” at Starbucks on Route 25A in Setauket earlier this year, or gatherings to discuss ideas in a comfortable, informal setting which have been dubbed Benson’s “Starbucks Schmooze.” Every Thursday, members of the NSJC congregation, or anyone else with something on their mind, are invited to the coffee shop to visit with Benson between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. “I always liked the idea, when I was a kid, I really had this in mind, when I would File photo see one of my teachers outside of the classrabbi Aaron Benson from the North room it was always like a special treat,” shore Jewish Center in Port Jeff station is Benson said during his schmooze Aug. 31. drawing guests every thursday for coffee “Like, ‘Oh my goodness, they let them out of the box.’ And so I thought in today’s day and advice. and age, it would be a nice thing to be able to interact with people not inside the synaLinda Miller, another member of Bengogue, to be out there and perhaps interact son’s congregation, was attending her first with people that I don’t know, and the suc- schmooze Aug. 31, though she said before cess of it is really just if I meet a few people she left she planned on sending her husand connect a few people.” band for advice the following week. She Benson said typically he has between said the visit was worthwhile not only for two and four visitors during a session, the advice she got from Benson regarding though he’s had as many as six guests ac- upcoming Jewish holidays, but also because tively engaged in conversation, and the dis- she had a lengthy conversation with Shacussion ranges from politics to relationship piro, who she said she’d known in passing advice to current events and everything for years but couldn’t recall the last time, if in between. He said the idea emerged or- ever, they had conversed for so long. ganically because it fit in perfectly with his “I think it’s wonderful,” Miller said. normal Thursday routine, Benson said some of which always includes a the more rewarding sesstop at The Rolling Pin, sions are the ones that a kosher bakery, in the feature conversations same shopping center as which require very little of Starbucks where the rabbi his own input. He recalled supervises to ensure traone schmooze when two ditional processes and reattendees spent much of quirements are followed the hour bonding over the for the kosher designation. watch one was wearing. After that he would go to The rabbi offered perStarbucks for his caramel — Rabbi Aaron Benson spective on the impormacchiato, then heads to tance of seeking help and St. Charles and Mather guidance in challenging hospitals, where he voltimes, be it religious adunteers as a chaplin. He decided to work vice or otherwise. the hour-long schmooze into the routine in “I can’t tell you to believe in particular January and hasn’t looked back since. stories, but everybody in the world has to JoAnne Shapiro, a regular attendee and have a set of stories that tells them about member of the NSJC congregation, said it’s how you decide on priorities in life,” he refreshing to have a personal relationship said. “What do you do when you fall in with the rabbi at her synagogue. love? What do you do when you fail? “I think when you think of the term What do you do when you lose someone rabbi, even in this day and age, people view important? Religion provides those stories the rabbi up there [on a pedestal],” Shap- for you, but everyone has those sorts of iro said. “And it just makes our rabbi much questions. Everyone confronts those sorts more approachable … I think the neat thing of issues and everyone needs help with about this is that you never know what’s go- that. So if I can bounce an idea off one ing to come out of the visit. It’s neat, it’s sort of those vital life questions for somebody of like a nice way to start the day.” then I am happy to help with that.”

‘If I can bounce an idea off one of those vital life questions for somebody then I am happy to help with that.’

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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.

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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

Top Suffolk Democrat weighs in on the past and future of the party BY ALEX PETROSKI ALEX@TBRNEWSPAPERS.COM As the night progressed Nov. 8, 2016, it steadily became clear that months of data and polls had failed to accurately predict the future. Around midnight, it was no longer in doubt — Donald Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States, and Democrats had a long road ahead to figure out what went wrong. Both nationally and locally, the time since the shocking 2016 presidential election has served as a period of reflection and resistance for the Democratic Party. Political leaders across the country, like Suffolk County Democratic Committee Chairman Rich Schaffer, were tasked with crafting a new message and understanding the emotion Americans voiced with their votes in November: anger. In an exclusive interview at his North Babylon office, Schaffer weighed in on the platform of the party going forward: How Trump’s message resonated for Suffolk voters making him the first Republican presidential candidate to win the county since the early 1990s; a high profile race for Suffolk’s district attorney; the two congressional seats up in 2018; his journey in politics since age 11 and much more.

‘I’m trying to make sure I keep saying this: Make sure we don’t burn the house down.’

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Schaffer is in an enviable and high stakes position. The leading Democrat in the county has a blank slate as a platform, while the party tries to rebirth itself from the ashes of 2016. The path forward is whatever Suffolk Democrats choose to make it from here, but choosing wrong could be a major setback. The successes of ultra-progressive candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) could make a further left-leaning Democratic Party a possibility for the future. However, swinging too far to the left could alienate moderates from both sides of the aisle, similar to the way Trump Republicans are trying to go it alone with little support outside of the base. “I’m trying to make sure I keep saying this: Make sure we don’t burn the house down,” Schaffer said of infighting amongst different sects of the party. “Or even I use the line, ‘Don’t make me pull the car over.’ The kids are arguing in the back and we’re about 50 miles away from the destination and they’re carrying on … I’ll pull the car over and we’re not going anywhere.” Schaffer said he held a meeting in March with about 25 leaders of various activist groups in the hopes of emerging with a unified front. “I brought them all together at our headquarters and I said, ‘Look, we all have the same goal — we want to defeat [U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)] and [U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford)] and we want to defeat Trump,’” Schaffer said. “‘That’s our four-year plan. We all have different reasons why we want to accomplish that goal — your issue might be health care, your issue might be the travel ban, your issue may be you think Trump’s an idiot, you’re concerned about the Supreme Court. Whatever your issue is, we have to put that energy together and see how we can, as best as possible, move in the same direction to accomplish that.’” The Democratic Party is not in the

County. I’m never going to question — take a Republican — [county Legislator] Leslie Kennedy [R-Nesconset]. I’m never going to question that. I know that nobody wants to have gunfights breaking out and gangs and people overdosing, but can we sit down and figure out how we get it done?” Schaffer was careful to relay that the party needs to have a parallel focus in order to smooth over tensions between the two in the current political climate. “I think the message should be that we’re going to oppose Trump and his team on things we believe are hurtful to people,” he said. “And we’re going to support him on things, or compromise with him on issues that are going to deliver results.” A common refrain from Republicans is the everyday voter doesn’t care about “distracting” issues — like the investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign/ administration, palace intrigue stories and the president’s tweets to name a few; the voters care about what is actually getting done. From that perspective, the Democrats Schaffer has come in contact with are in the same boat as Republicans.

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Suffolk County Democratic Committee Chairman Rich Schaffer works at his desk in his North Babylon office. shambles locally as it might appear nationally, according to Schaffer. The Suffolk County Legislature has had a Democrat majority since 2005. He said he wasn’t a huge fan of the “A Better Deal” Democratic rebranding effort released by the party nationally recently, but instead would like to see politicians from both sides of the aisle meet in the middle and compromise on important issues, rather than focusing on branding and slogans. Schaffer described his initial foray into politics as getting swept up in a Democratic wave of support. Living in West Islip, Schaffer had a friend named Jeff, whose older brother Tom Downey was running for the county legislature in 1971. The candidate, who was just 22 years old at the time, enlisted the help of neighborhood kids, including 11-year-old Schaffer, to pass out fliers for the campaign. “The father, Mr. Downey, says, ‘Alright you guys, get in the station wagon, we’re going to go deliver these fliers for Tom,’” Schaffer said. Downey was elected, becoming the youngest member of the legislature in its history. In 1987, Schaffer was also elected to the county legislature, and when he was sworn in at age 23 he became the second youngest member. He also currently serves as town supervisor for Babylon and will seek re-election in the fall. Schaffer credited his preparation for office at such a young age to an unusually difficult upbringing. He said his father abandoned the family when he was 10

years old, and when he was 14, his mother was sent to jail for killing someone while she was driving drunk. His aunt and uncle finished raising him through those difficult times, though he came out the other end more prepared than most for adversity. In 1974, Downey ran for Congress again aided by Schaffer and others. He attributed the post-Watergate environment to Downey’s victory as a Democratic candidate. Schaffer said he anticipates a similar wave to impact the 2017 and 2018 elections locally and nationally as a response to all things Trump.

Trump support in the county

Trump’s victory nationally was a surprise, but a Republican winning Suffolk County was a shocker not seen in the last five election cycles. He took home nearly 53 percent of the vote and Suffolk County Republican Committee Chairman John Jay LaValle, who also played an active role in Trump’s campaign, told TBR News Media during an interview in April the key issues that drove local residents to the polls in support of a first-time politician were the failures of his predecessors to make any inroads on immigration, health care and jobs in Suffolk. Schaffer realized the irony in LaValle and him naming the same few issues as the most important to voters in the county. “Because they’re human issues,” he said. “So that’s what I say, is that I’m never going to question John LaValle’s commitment to wanting to make a better place in Suffolk

Schaffer pointed to the race for Suffolk County district attorney as a potential indicator of where politics is heading in the county in the near future. He sang the praises of Democrat candidate and current Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini, whom the party has already endorsed. Sini will square off with Ray Perini (R) a criminal lawyer from Huntington, for the seat left open by Tom Spota (D), who will not seek re-election. Schaffer also cleared up an issue with Sini’s announcement of his candidacy, which came as a surprise because during his confirmation hearing to become police commissioner before the legislature he said he had no interest in running for DA. Schaffer said at the time Sini was being truthful, he had no intentions of running, but he said Sini felt he had made more progress in his short time as Suffolk’s top cop to make him comfortable seeking a step up. “No secret kabuki plan, no conspiracies,” he said. “Nobody said, ‘OK, we’ll fake them out and tell them you’re not running and then you’ll run.’” LaValle was critical of County Executive Steve Bellone (D) and his management of Suffolk’s finances. The county has a poor credit rating and an ever-growing deficit, though Schaffer defended Bellone and said he’s done an admirable job in a tough position. Schaffer also addressed comments LaValle made in April regarding Zeldin and his claims that “liberal obstructionists,” and not genuine constituents, were the ones opposing his policies and protesting his public appearances. LaValle called those constituents “a disgrace.” “Yeah and John should know better also,” Schaffer said. “I’m not ever going to question anyone’s patriotism unless somebody shows me evidence that they’re colluding with a foreign government or they’re doing some terrorist activity.” Schaffer said regardless of where on the political spectrum a given Democrat falls currently, the goal is to find candidates capable of defeating Zeldin and King.


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LEGALS NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK CIT Bank, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST John P. Oliver As Executor of the Estate of Francine Percyz Oliver, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated July 20, 2017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, on September 28, 2017 at 1:30PM, premises known as 1552 STONY BROOK ROAD, AKA 1522 GOULE ROAD, STONY BROOK, NY 11790. 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, DISTRICT 0200, SECTION 247.00, BLOCK 02.00, LOT 004.000. Approximate amount of judgment $539,305.22 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 605196/2016. Theresa A. Mari, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 562 8/31 4x vth Notice of formation of NID Studio Designs, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/06/2017. Office location: 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: 53 West Meadow Road, Old Field, NY, 11733. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 571 8/31 6x vth SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF SUFFOLK FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff against ANTHONY LOMONACO A/K/A ANTHONY LO MONACO; FRANCINE LOMANACO, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on June 21, 2017. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the front steps of the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, N.Y. on the 5th day of October, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. Said premises known as 198 Southaven Avenue, Medford, N.Y. 11763.

(District: 0200, Section: 840.00, Block: 03.00, Lot: 006.000). Approximate amount of lien $ 316,272.73 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 37021-11. Michael Cox, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 636-8900 589 8/31 4x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff AGAINST Frank Domingo, Melissa R. Domingo, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated 7-122017 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738, County of Suffolk on 10-10-2017 at 10:00AM, premises known as 8 Ashland Street, Mount Sinai, NY 11766. 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: 233.00, BLOCK: 05.00, LOT: 030.000, DISTRICT: 0200. Approximate amount of judgment $379,407.76 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index#: 031038/2012. Daniel J. Murphy, Esq., Referee Frenkel Lambert Weiss Weisman & Gordon, LLP 53 Gibson Street Bay Shore, NY 11706 01-057796-F00 48486 615 090717 4x vth PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF POQUOTT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK VARIANCE HEARING SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the following request at a public hearing at 7:00pm on September 20, 2017 at Village Hall, 45 Birchwood Avenue, Village of Poquott. Variances requested by Joseph Boglia of 25 Walnut Avenue, Poquott, NY 11733 are as follows; Variance #1 – Variance seeking sports court 1 foot from front yard whereas Village Zoning Code requires a minimum of 30 feet in Zone C3. Variance #2 – Variance seeking 10 foot fence in front yard whereas Village Zoning Code requires a 4 foot maximum height in front yard. Anyone interested in commenting on said variance may do so at this hearing. Applicant’s plans are available for review at the office of the

village clerk Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to Noon, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Date August 31, 2017 Joseph Newfield Village Clerk 618 090717 2x vth PROBATE CITATION File No. 2017-1628 SURROGATE’S COURT SUFFOLK COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO Eric T. Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General and Kathleen Meyer, Mary Pearl O’Dell, Iva Boyd, Mary Ellen Schild, Hannah Maclean Miller, Carl Powis, Lillian Sharrow, Grace Thatcher, Wendell Maclean, Donald Maclean, Reynald Maclean, Bruce Maclean, Malcolm Maclean, Jane Maclean, Fraser Maclean, Shirley Cook, Gayle Bigelow, Winston Bigelow, Wayne Hay, Duncan MacLean, Douglas MacLean, Kenneth Ronald Maclean, Bruce William MacLean, Robin Mary MacLean, Gordon Thomas Gunn, Connie Gunn, Shirley Gunn, David McMahon, Jeff McMahon, John McMahon, Victoria MacLean, Brian Maclean. The distributees, heirs at law and next of kin of MARION BONNIE, deceased, if any be living; and if any be dead, their respective distributees, heirs at law, next of kin, legatees, devisees, executors, administrators, assigned and successors in interest, all of whose names, whereabouts and addresses are unknown and cannot be ascertained with due diligence, being any persons interested in the estate of MARION BONNIE, deceased, as distributees or otherwise. A petition having been duly filed by Dorothy Dixius, who is domiciled at 425 West 57th St #5H New York, NY 10019 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Suffolk County, at 320 Center Dr. S, Riverhead, NY 11901, on October 17, 2017, at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of MARION N BONNIE lately domiciled at 16 Ringneck Lane E Setauket, NY admitting to probate a Will dated November 25, 2002 a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Marion N Bonnie deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [X] Letters Testamentary issue to: Dorothy Dixius [ ] Letters of Trusteeship issue to: ________________ [ ] Letters of Administration c.t.a. issue to ____________ (State any further relief requested) Dated, Attested and Sealed HON. JOHN M CZYGIER, JR.,

Surrogate August 16, 2017 ______________________ MICHAEL CIPOLLINO, Chief Clerk ______________________ ScottSchweber, Esq. Telephone Number (212) 245 4871 Attorney for Petitioner Address of Attorney 420 Lexington Ave Suite 2440 New York, NY 10170 619 090717 4x vth NOTICE OF ADOPTION Notice is hereby given that the following amendment(s) to the Uniform Code of Traffic Ordinances of the Town of Brookhaven.was/were adopted by the Brookhaven Town Board on Public Hearing Date 08/31/2017 to become effective ten (10) days from this publication as required by Section 133 of the Town Law. Article III Section 3 entitled TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS is hereby amended by ADDITION of the following in the hamlet of EAST SETAUKET FIRE DEPARTMENT DRIVEWAY OLD TOWN RD SIGNAL Article VIII Section 34 entitled RESTRICTED PARKING is hereby amended by ADDITION of the following in the hamlet of EAST SETAUKET STALKER LN NO PARKING- DURING TIMES PER DIR OF TRAFFIC SAFETY BEG +/-180’ S/O CABIN LN CONT S +/-370’ Article VIII Section 34 entitled RESTRICTED PARKING is hereby amended by DELETION of the following in the hamlet of EAST SETAUKET STALKER LN NO PARKING- DURING TIMES PER DIR OF TRAFFIC SAFETY BEG +/-330’ S/O CABIN LN CONT S +/-220’ STATE OF NEW YORK) SS: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK) I, Donna Lent, Clerk of the Town of Brookhaven in said State and County do hereby certify that I have compared the annexed copy of the Amendment(s) to the Uniform Traffic Code with the record of the original filed in my office, and that it is true and correct copy of such record and of the whole thereof. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and Affixed the seal of the Town of Brookhaven on this 1st day of September, 2017. 623 9/14 1x vth LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Town Law, a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill, Farm-

ingville, NY on the 28th day of September, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. on the findings of Cashin, Spinelli, & Ferretti, LLC that the building(s) or structure(s) located upon 20 Branch Lane, in the Hamlet of E. Setauket, New York, SCTM# 0200-278.0003.00-005.000, represents a health and safety hazard and should be removed. DONNA LENT, TOWN CLERK TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN DATED: August 31, 2017 Farmingville, New York 627 9/14 1x vth

DITORIUM) COMMENCING AT 2:00 P.M. AT ONE INDEPENDENCE HILL, FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: VILLAGE TIMES HERALD 4. Stony Brook Realty LLC, c/o Morano Expediting 4 Hamilton Ct., Coram, NY. Location: Northwest corner Route 347 and Stony Brook Rd., Stony Brook. Applicant requests permission for 70.4 sq. ft. wall sign located on rear of building and 56 sq. ft. wall sign located on west side of building (36 sq. ft. permitted respectively). (0200 41700 0600 002003)

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THE FOLLOWING CASES WILL COMMENCE AT 4 P.M.

SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, WATERFALL VICTORIA MASTER FUND, LTD., Plaintiff, vs. CAESAR M. FIGUAROA, APRIL FIGUAROA, ET AL., Defendant(s).

32. Nicholas Gary Hemming, 19 William Penn Dr., Stony Brook, NY. Location: North side William Penn Dr., 473’+/- West of Van Dyke Pl., Stony Brook. Applicant requests front yard setback variance for proposed covered porch exceeding 4’ x 8’ permitted (10’ x 8’). (0200 15400 0200 021000)

Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on June 05, 2017, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on September 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., premises known as 8 Azalea Court, Miller Place, NY. 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, District 0200, Section 120.00, Block 04.00 and Lot 002.005. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 60892/14. The original sale was scheduled for September 5, 2017 at the same time and location. The referee will not accept Third-party checks as a deposit. Garrett W. Swenson, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff 630 9/14 1x 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 SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 (BZA CONFERENCE ROOM – 1ST FLOOR) AT 3:00 P.M. AND A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (2ND FLOOR AU-

42. Alex Simmons, c/o Traci’s Permits 80 Terry St., Patchogue, NY. Location: North side Abbey Lane, 2303’ +/- West of Gnarled Hollow Rd., E. Setauket. Applicant requests front yard setback variance for proposed roofed over porch exceeding 4’ x 8’ permitted (7’ x 40.3’). (0200 15600 0200 013050) CASES WILL BE HEARD AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD. PAUL M. DE CHANCE CHAIRMAN 635 9/14 1x vth

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Ward Melville 7 longwood 0 Photos by John Dielman

Patriots shutout A handful of Ward Melville girls soccer players contributed to a 7-0 blanking of Longwood Sept. 11. Jessica Stabile scored a hat trick, Kerri Liucci added two goals and an assist, and Alyssa Grabowski and Nicole Liucci tallied two assists apiece to keep Ward Melville undefeated in League I, at 3-0.

The victory is Ward Melville’s fourth in a row, and the Patriots are now 4-1 overall with the win. Clockwise from top left, Liv Halvorsen chases after the ball; Kerri Liucci leaps up to head the ball; Kiley Hamou sends the ball into play; and Hannah Mark battles for possesion.

obituaries Homer Goldberg

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The Se-Port Delicatessen is located at 301 Main St. in East Setauket.

deli Continued from page A4 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 “BunBelievable” episode of “Food Paradise” Sept. 17 at 9 p.m.

Homer Beryl Goldberg, 93, formerly of Setauket, died of natural causes Aug. 29 at his home in Minneapolis. He was a distinguished teaching professor of English, emeritus, at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he taught for 35 years. A Fulbright lecturer in Venice, he previously taught at Haverford College and the University of Chicago, where he earned his doctoral and other degrees. A devoted and beloved teacher and mentor, Homer was the author of “The Art of Joseph Andrews,” and the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of “Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews.” Born and raised in Chicago, he served in World War II in the European theater with the U.S. Army’s 57th chemical maintenance company. Encyclopedic in his knowledge, with a sparkling wit, boundless enthusiasm for life and a deep commitment to humanitarian causes, Homer loved swing era jazz, classic movies, food of any kind, and the White Sox. He is survived by Bette, his wife of 61 years; his daughter Emily and partner Chris; his son John and wife Julie; his four grandsons Alex, Matt, Zach and Ben; and his sister Lois and her children Phil, Barbara, Terry and Beverly. A memorial celebration is being planned for the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 14. Contributions in Homer’s memory may be made to the Struthers Parkinson’s Center, Park Nicollet Foundation, Box 9173, Minneapolis, MN 55480 or to the Southern Poverty Law Center at donate.splcenter.org.

Marion G. Paddock

Marion G. Paddock, died peacefully at home Aug. 24. Marion was devoted to her family and enjoyed working in her garden in Stony Brook. Her friends and family remember her as a good woman, with a lovely laugh, an easy smile and an interest in the people and world around her. She was a volunteer with the clothing closet at St. James R.C. Church, a poll worker for the Suffolk County Board of Elections, a member of the Over Fifty Club at the St. James R.C. Church and a member and past officer of both the Three Village Garden Club and Three Village Senior Citizens Club. During her life, she was fortunate to share love and time with three fine men: her first husband Lawrence E. Shea, her second husband John J. Paddock and her dear friend Art Solberg. She is survived by her daughter Maureen G. Bybee; her son-in-law Donald M. Bybee; grandson Donald J. Bybee; granddaughter-inlaw Melanie Wills Bybee; as well as her sister Elaine Krieger; brother-in-law John Krieger; niece Linda Snider and nephew Jack Krieger, all of New Jersey. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home in East Setauket. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to the Three Village Garden Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2083, Setauket, NY 11733. Visit www.bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book.


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Community news Setauket

Stony Brook

Wedded bliss

Motivating others

Charles and Cornelia Reina of Setauket are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this month. Their sons, Douglas and David, have both been married over 20 years, with Doug and his wife Susan celebrating their 25th this year. Their family would like to congratulate Charles and Cornelia on this “amazing milestone and for being such wonderful examples of love, devotion and a successful partnership.” Photo from Doug Reina

Brookhaven

Wedding bells Wedding bells are ringing. Coram’s Mr. and Mrs. John Miastkowski are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Miastkowski to Daniel Fisk, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Fisk of Port Jefferson. The happy couple said they are planning a fall wedding. Photo from Liz Miastkowski

Joe Campolo, managing partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP, a law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, has been recognized by the business community with a Long Island Business News ICON Award. ICON winners are chosen based on their ability to motivate and teach others. Campolo, a Stony Brook resident, will be honored at an awards ceremony and breakfast Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Under his leadership as managing partner at CMM, the firm has grown from two lawyers to a robust and highly respected team of over 30 lawyers servicing clients in a wide range of legal practice areas. Campolo dedicates his time to a variety of philanthropic causes, including the Tourette Association of America, Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island, United Cerebral Palsy Long Island, the American Red Cross on Long Island and the Long Island High Technology Incubator. An avid supporter of the arts, Campolo also serves on the advisory board of the Staller Center for the Arts. Prior to starting the firm, Campolo served honorably in the United States Marine Corps.

Photo from Campolo, Middleton & McCormick

Campolo is a member of St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Stony Brook. In addition to his legal work and community involvement, he is also an executive producer of “Tribute,” an award-winning short film.

sChool news Three Village Central School District

School days

Students attending Ward Melville High School, P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy junior high schools, and Setauket, Arrowhead, Minnesauke, Nassakeag and W.S. Mount elementary schools and The Three Village Academy returned to school Sept. 5 on a sunny, warm day. Incoming students to the high school and junior high schools were well prepared after visiting their new buildings during the summer presentations at each building. Students were able to ask questions of school administrators and go on tours with upperclassmen. Photos from Three Village Central School District


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Setauket Fire District remembers 9/11 Photos by Greg Catalano

The Setauket Fire District held its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony Sept. 11 at the district’s 9/11 Memorial Park located at 394 Nicolls Road in Stony Brook. Members of the district were joined by Stony Brook Fire Department, local residents, Boy Scout troops and local legislators. Speakers during the evening included Setauket Fire Department Chief William Rohr and county Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Setauket), whose father is a volunteer with Stony Brook Fire Department.


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history close at hand

Photos by Beverly C. Tyler

Clockwise from left, the peace wall in the Shankill road area of Belfast; a close-up of the peace wall; people visiting Titanic Belfast can experience what it was like to be on the ship; and wall painting along a street in the Catholic area of Belfast.

Local historian explores Ireland’s walls, Titanic tragedy By Beverly C. Tyler After two weeks in the Republic of Ireland, my wife and I arrived in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a tour around the city. For the next two and a half hours we looked at, photographed and listened to our tour guide tell us about Belfast sights including the memorials, statues and paintings on walls in both the Catholic and Protestant areas of Belfast. It is easy to judge from the murals painted on the walls in both Catholic and Protestant areas that little has changed in attitudes and positions concerning the divisions that existed before the peace (in 2007) that stopped most of the violence. However, there are examples of new murals calling for harmony and brotherhood in both sectarian areas that are replacing the many militant murals that have, for a long time, promoted hate, distrust and fear. There are also a number of memorial gardens commemorating those killed during the Troubles, as the fighting in Northern Ireland for more than three decades is identified. The fences and gates dividing the two

sides are still there, but there are no restrictions on driving through any area except that some gates between Catholic and Protestant areas are still closed at night, according to our tour guide and confirmed by many reports and websites. In the Shankill Road area, a so-called peace wall separating Catholic and Protestant communities, originally constructed to keep the peace between factions, now contains many thousands of personal messages of goodwill and unity. The wall is topped by corrugated steel panels, which in turn are topped by steel screens or fence that appear to be about 40 feet high. Erected during the Troubles, there is no indication that these walls, dividing the population of Belfast both physically and culturally, are to be removed any time soon. Belfast, as well as much of Ireland, both north and south has an economy based in large part on tourism. After experiencing the sectarian divide in Belfast, our tour took us to the Titanic Quarter. An area that was once a thriving shipbuilding area and then a deteriorating industrial site is now an area of high-rise condos, an entertainment center and the impressive Titanic Experience, opened in 2012, inside the area known as Titanic Belfast. Before our tour, we were given personal multimedia electronic guides with headsets that help guide visitors through the four floors of Titanic Experience. The tour starts with the history of Belfast especially detailing the rise of the linen industry through factory work and the history of shipbuilding in Belfast that culminates in the building of the Titanic. The Titanic Experience has a total of nine interpretive and interactive galleries that expose you to the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the RMS Titanic from its building to its launching and fitting out. It continues as you move from floor to floor with Titanic’s shakedown cruise in 1912, picking up and discharging passengers in two ports and heading across the Atlantic. The experi-

ence gets more dramatic as the ship hits the iceberg, and we hear the official messages transmitted and received as well as the oral histories of surviving passengers. As we explored the twists and turns of the galleries, we reached the gallery where we saw the ship sinking and the efforts of the crew and passengers to get off the ship. We were provided a number of stories of individuals on the ship including the captain, the ship’s designer and stories of first-, secondand third-class passengers. Then we saw the reactions of media and officials, the boards of inquiry and in brief detail the many movies made about the Titanic, mostly showing how they had romanticized the tragic events. Another section detailed the graveyards in places like Halifax, Nova Scotia, where many of the recovered bodies are buried. The last part of the Titanic Experience, on a theater-sized screen, is the story of the discovery of the wreck of the Titanic in 1985 by Robert Ballard and his team. We watched their dramatic film of the two separated sections of the Titanic 12,000 feet below the surface and the debris field that trailed out behind the ship.

It was this debris field that provided Ballard with the ability to locate the Titanic. The last experience, below the giant screen, under a glass floor, is film taken from above the Titanic. You see the Titanic below as you stand on the glass floor and watch as the sunken ship passes beneath your feet. Outside the Titanic Experience, the building itself is a dramatic creation of both the Titanic’s massive hull and the iceberg that ended its life and the lives of its many passengers and crew. Within the area covered by Titanic Belfast are the Titanic’s Dock and Pump House, the SS Nomadic — the last remaining White Star vessel, and a Discovery Tour that includes the drawing offices where Titanic was created and the slipways where she was built. We left Belfast for our afternoon ride to Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and our next morning departure. Goodbye, Northern Ireland, sláinte! Beverly C. Tyler is Three Village Historical Society historian and author of books available from the society at 93 North Country Road, Setauket. For more information, call 631-751-3730 or visit www.tvhs.org.


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Patriots positivity, composure helps team rake its first win of season By DesiRée KeeGAN Desiree@tbrnewspapers.com With the game-winning goal, Ward Melville’s Justin Seedorf got a promotion. “Welcome to the starting lineup,” Ward Melville head coach Jon Stecker said to his sophomore center midfielder while he grabbed his shoulders as the two walked off the soccer field. Seedorf helped the Patriots make light of what seemed to be a dark situation during the team’s first win of the season, a 2-0 blanking at home of Sachem East Sept. 12. “We knew this was a must-win game and we had to give 200 percent to get this win,” Seedorf said. “We stayed in it, we didn’t give up.” Through an unusually high volume of foul calls, changed calls and overruled whistles from the game’s two referees — which included two disallowed Ward Melville goals — the Patriots focus never wavered. “They played very hard, they kept their heads in the game and I’m very happy with what they did today,” Stecker said. “The way they kept their composure — they took a step in the right direction and showed me they have the maturity it’s going to take in League I to get to the playoffs and get to the next level.” Despite a 0-0 halftime score, the two teams came out firing. The first half even saw Ward Melville senior Justin Cahill fire

Ward Melville 2 Sachem East 0

Photos by Desirée Keegan

Clockwise from top left, Nick Honor maintains possession with an opponent on his back; Honor and Harry Radke celebrate a good goal; Anthony Guglielmo dribbles the ball between a swarm of defenders; and Justin Cahill leaps and heads the ball.

at the net, knocking in a wayward kick with his head, but despite a defender being on the post, an offside call negated the goal. Sachem East seemed to be running out of energy in the second half, and Seedorf sought to take advantage of it. With 19:21 left to play, he raced ahead of the midfielder and got his foot on the ball, knocking it between two of his opponent’s toughest defenders and into the goal. “I saw there was a lot of space up in the top of the box so I made my run, and as I did that the ball came back to me and I finished it near post,” he said. “To see that ball hit the back of the net felt amazing.” Ward Melville pressed on, and later senior Anthony Guglielmo had a goal removed from the scoresheet, also on an offside call. “Teams in the past might have let what

was going on today affect the outcome of this game,” Stecker said. “I think we needed this game more importantly for our own psyche than even our record. They played very hard despite some goals that were taken away.” At the 1:44 mark, senior left wing Harry Radke got his body on a send-in from classmate Nick Honor for an insurance goal. “I knew with Nick Honor that we were going to go front post,” Radke said. “I made the run at the right time and dove as far as I could.” He said it was sweet to help seal the deal. “I’ve played against a few of these kids when I was younger and it feels good to score against them,” he said. “We were resilient. Even when we got bad calls and lost two goals we pulled together and pushed through as a team.”


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COME HOME TO A CLEAN HOUSE! Attention to detail is our priority. Excellent References. Serving the Three Village Area. Call Jacquie or Joyce 347-840-0890.

FINE SANDING & REFINISHING Wood Floor Installations Craig Aliperti, Wood Floors LLC. All work done by owner. 25 years experience. Lic.#47595-H/Insured. 631-875-5856

ALL PHASES OF HOME IMPROVEMENT From attic to your basement, no job too big or too small, RCJ Construction www.rcjconstruction.com commercial/residential, lic/ins 631-580-4518.

LANDSCAPES UNLIMITED SPRING/FALL CLEANUPS Property Clean-ups, Tree Removal, Pruning & Maintenance. Low Voltage lighting available. Aeration, seed, fertilization & lime Package deal. Free Estimates. Commercial/Residential Steven Long Lic.#36715-H/Ins. 631-675-6685, for details

Decks DECKS ONLY BUILDERS & DESIGNERS Of Outdoor Living By Northern Construction of LI, Inc. Decks, Patios/Hardscapes, Pergolas, Outdoor Kitchens & Lighting. Since 1995. Lic/Ins. 3rd Party Financing Available. 105 Broadway Greenlawn, 631-651-8478 www.DecksOnly.com

Electricians ANTHEM ELECTRIC Quality Light & Power since 2004. Master Electrician. Commercial, Industrial, Residential. Port Jefferson. Please call 631-291-8754 Andrew@Anthem-Electric.net FARRELL ELECTRIC Serving Suffolk for over 40 years All types electrical work, service changes, landscape lighting, automatic standby generators. 631-928-0684 GREENLITE ELECTRIC, INC. Repairs, installations, motor controls, PV systems. Piotr Dziadula, Master Electrician. Lic. #4694-ME/Ins. 631-331-3449

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SMITHPOINT FENCE. Vinyl Fence Sale! Wood, PVC, Chain Link Stockade. Free estimates. Commercial/Residential 70 Jayne Blvd., PJS Lic.37690-H/Ins. 631-743-9797 www.smithpointfence.com.

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SWEET SUMMERTIME! What better time for a new fence, gate, arbor or pergola? Do it yourself or let us install Wayside Fence 631-968-6828 See our display ad for more information.

MEIGEL HOME IMPROVEMENT Extensions, dormers, roofing, windows, siding, decks, kitchens, baths, tile, etc. 631-737-8794 Licensed in Suffolk 26547-H and Nassau H18F5030000. Insured.

*BluStar Construction* The North Shoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Trusted Renovation Experts. 631-751-0751 Suffolk Lic. #48714-H, Ins. See Our Display Ad PRS CARPENTRY No job too small. Hanging a door, building a house, everything in-between. Custom cabinets, windows roofing/siding/decks. POWER WASHING. Serving North Shore 40 years. Lic/Ins. 631-744-9741 THREE VILLAGE HOME IMPROVEMENT Kitchens & Baths, Ceramic Tile, Hardwood floors, Windows/Doors, Interior Finish trim, Interior/Exterior Painting, Composite Decking, Wood Shingles. Serving the community for 30 years. Rich Beresford, 631-689-3169 SUPER HANDYMAN DTA CONTRACTING WE CAN FIX OR BUILD ANYTHING. Kitchens/Baths, Tile Flooring, Doors, Windows/Moulding, Painting; Interior/Exterior, All credit cards accepted. Senior discount. daveofalltrades @yahoo.com 631-745-9230 Lic#-37878-H/Ins

Home Repairs/ Construction LONG HILL CARPENTRY 40 years experience All phases of home improvement. Old & Historic Restorations. Lic.#H22336/Ins. 631-751-1764 longhill7511764@aol.com

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

PRIVACY HEDGES FALL BLOWOUT SALE. 6 ft. Arborvitae (Evergreen) Reg., $149, Now $75. Beautiful nursery grown. Free Installation/Free delivery. Limited Supply! Order Now: 518-536-1367. www.lowcosttreefarm.com SETAUKET LANDSCAPE DESIGN Stone Driveways/Walkways, Walls/Stairs/Patios/Masonry, Brickwork/Repairs Land Clearing/Drainage,Grading/Excavating. Plantings/Mulch, Rain Gardens Steve Antos, 631-689-6082 setauketlandscape.com Serving Three Villages SWAN COVE LANDSCAPING Lawn Maintenance, Cleanups, Shrub/Tree Pruning, Removals. Landscape Design/Installation, Ponds/Waterfalls, Stone Walls. Firewood. Free estimates. Lic/Ins.631-689-8089

Masonry ALL SUFFOLK PAVING & MASONRY Asphalt Paving, Cambridge Paving Stone, Belgium Block Supplied & fitted. All types of drainage work. Free written estimates. Lic#47247-H/Ins. 631-764-9098/631-365-6353 www.allsuffolkpaving.com Carl Bongiorno Landscape/Mason Contractor All phases Masonry Work: Stone Walls, Patios, Poolscapes. All phases of Landscaping Design. Theme Gardens. Residential & Commercial. Lic/Ins. 631-928-2110

Painting/Spackling/ Wallpaper ALL PRO PAINTING Interior/Exterior. PowerWashing, Staining, Wallpaper Removal. Free estimates. Lic/Ins #19604HI. 631-696-8150, Nick

Painting/Spackling/ Wallpaper COUNTRYSIDE PAINTING A Company built on recommendations interior/exterior power washing, expert painting and staining, all work owner operated, serving The Three Villages for 23 years, neat professional service, senior discount, affordable pricing, 631-698-3770. COUNTY-WIDE PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR Painting/Staining. Quality workmanship. Living/Serving 3 Village Area Over 25 Years. Lic#37153-H. 631-751-8280 GREG TRINKLE PAINTING & GUTTER CLEANING Powerwashing, window washing, staining. Neat, reliable, 25 years experience. Free Estimates. Lic/Ins.#31398-H 631-331-0976 LaROTONDA PAINTING & DESIGN Interior/exterior, sheetrock repairs, taping/spackling, wallpaper removal, Faux, decorative finishings. Free estimates. Lic.#53278-H/Ins. Ross LaRotonda 631-689-5998 WORTH PAINTING â&#x20AC;&#x153;PAINTING WITH PRIDEâ&#x20AC;? Interiors/exteriors. Faux finishes, power-washing, wallpaper removal, sheetrock tape/spackling, carpentry/trimwork. Lead paint certified. References. Free estimates. Lic./Ins. SINCE 1989 Ryan Southworth, 631-331-5556

Power Washing EXTERIOR CLEANING SPECIALISTS Roof cleaning, pressure washing/softwashing, deck restorations, gutter maintenance. Squeaky Clean Property Solutions 631-387-2156 www.SqueakyCleanli.com

ARBOR-VISTA TREE CARE Complete Tree care service devoted to the care of trees. Maintenance pruning, waterview work, sun-trimming, elevating, pool areas, storm thinning, large tree removal, stump grinding. Wood chips. Lic#18902HI. Free estimates. 631-246-5377 EASTWOOD TREE & LANDSCAPE, INC. Experts in tree care and landscaping. Serving Suffolk County for 25 years. Lic.#35866H/Ins. 631-928-4070 eastwoodtree.com GOT BAMBOO? Bamboo Containment & Removal Services with Guaranteed Results! Free Estimate and Site Analysis Report Servicing All of Long Island. 631-316-4023 www.GotBamboo.com NORTHEAST TREE EXPERTS, INC. Expert pruning, careful removals, stump grinding, tree/shrub fertilization. Disease/insect management. Certified arborists. All work guaranteed. Ins./Lic#24,512-HI. 631-751-7800 www.northeasttree.com RANDALL BROTHERS TREE SERVICE Planting, pruning, removals, stump grinding. Free Estimates. Fully insured. LIC# 50701-H. 631-862-9291 SUNBURST TREE EXPERTS Since 1974, our history of customer satisfaction is second to none. Pruning/removals/planting, plant health care. Insect/Disease Management. ASK ABOUT GYPSY MOTH AND TICK SPRAYS Bonded employees. Lic/Ins. #8864HI 631-744-1577

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

TIM BAXLEY TREE INC. ISA Certified Arborist Tree removal, stump grinding, expert prunning, bamboo removal. Emergency Services Available. Ins./Lic. Suffolk#17963HI, Nassau#2904010000 O. 631-368-8303 C.631-241-7923

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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.

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I read U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin’s letter in the Aug. 17 issue of The Village Times Herald, “This is a time to be an American,” hoping that he would do what President Trump did not, which is unequivocally denounce the violence of white supremacists, without creating a false equivalency on the left. Unfortunately, Zeldin worked off of the president’s talking points with his blame of the “violence on multiple groups and multiple sides.” The fact is that only one group showed up with Nazi flags and torches, chanting “Blood and soil.” Only one group chanted “Jews will not replace us,” and only one side ran a car over other human beings, killing a woman and injuring dozens of others. There were not multiple sides to the hate and bigotry we witnessed

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U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) during a recent visit to the TBR News Media offices. in Charlottesville. Zeldin said that this is not to be a time to be a “Republican or Democrat,” and to be “united” as Americans, but unfortunately he does not live up to his words. Mere days after the violence in

Charlottesville, he posted the following on his Facebook account: “Do you agree that since the election of President Trump too many of his political opponents have gone too far in their efforts to resist, oppose and obstruct him on everything and anything?” I believe that a statement as divisive as this contradicts everything that he pleaded for in this letter. It is irresponsible leadership and sows seeds of hate in a time when emotions are already running high. While I did not vote for Zeldin, I do have the expectation that he will represent the interests of all of his constituents in the 1st Congressional District. It is unfortunate that unity is a term that he seems incapable of in both word and deed.

Shoshana Hershkowitz South Setauket

Ignoring left wing violence and ‘haters’ It wouldn’t have taken much research to confirm Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Charlottesville statement, “violence came from multiple groups and multiple sides.” For those wary of right wing blogs, there was the New York Times’ Sheryl Stolberg reporting, “I saw club-wielding ‘antifa’ beating white nationalists being led out of the park.” Police Chief Al Thomas officially stated, “The crowd size became increasingly violent with mutually engaged combatants.” With rival mobs coming well equipped for a fight, the resulting, tragic pandemonium should have surprised no one. One result of this deadly, heartbreaking incident, might be questions raised regarding one of the lesser known antagonists antifa. That would make sense, because while the vile history of Nazis, White Supremacists and KKK are known, except perhaps for the latter’s long sordid alliance with the Democrat Party, their current foe, antifa, is a mystery to most. Here we can use a letter writer’s quaint referencing of the “antifa decal” in [The Village Times Herald], Aug. 24 letter to the editor, “Zeldin’s letter reinforces Trump’s lie,” to shed some light

on the group’s probable origins. A visual comparison of a 1932 flag representing the militant wing of the German Communist Party, to banners currently being waved by antifa, proves instructive. They are remarkably, and likely deliberately similar. Which makes it reasonable to ask why another contributor in their letter “To Zeldin: Not enough to pay lip service,” [The Village Times Herald, Aug. 24] glorified an outfit behaving like a Communist paramilitary group, as the defender of “American values.” Given this, it’s interesting to contrast Mr. Zeldin’s characterization of the KKK and Nazism as harboring “hatred, bigotry, racism, intolerance and … a[n] inhumane past filled with horrible evil” to, when they’re faced with violence spawned from radical left wing precincts, the silence of his critics. Real-time video of masked extremist, antifa elements destroying property, committing assaults and battling police in Portland, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and Boston, doesn’t merit condemnation, so long as the felons are leftists. If those awful images weren’t proof enough, perhaps we need to be reminded that this past June,

Bernie Sanders supporter, James Hodgkinson, attempted to assassinate GOP members of Congress. This special “hater” of Republicans nearly succeeded in murdering House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, while wounding four others. Apparently hard-left inspired mayhem reached a tipping point on Aug. 27 at Berkeley. The evidence was so damning, even those who’ve shown virtually no conservative leanings felt compelled to denounce the brutality. The Washington Post headlined, “Blackclad antifa members attack peaceful, right- wing demonstrators in Berkeley.” Newsday stated, “[W] earing masks, and carrying shields and pepper spray … they attacked a small group of right-wing supporters of President Donald Trump.” Said Rep. Nancy Pelosi, “The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley … deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.” Those articles, along with House Minority Leader Pelosi’s powerful statement, acknowledge the growing threats posed by radicalized left-wing groups. Good for the truth tellers, but even better for the nation.

Jim Soviero East Setauket

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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.

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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.”

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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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