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November 9, 2017

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Activists speak out about Mercer’s resignation Group feels co-CEO will still be entrenched in Renaissance

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Too close to call •Sheriff ’s race will come down to absentee ballots •Sini wins in landslide to become next Suffolk DA •Brookhaven incumbents all win by comfortable margin Photo on left by Alex Petroski; photo on right by Rita J. Egan

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Three Village students excel on Regents exams By AndreA PAldy As the Three Village Central School District continues to see a decline in its enrollment, it can look to the performance of its students as a bright spot on the district’s annual report card. At the district’s mid-October school board meeting, Kevin Scanlon, assistant superintendent for educational services, presented a snapshot of the state of the district. Enrollment continued to decline, dropping about 3 percent from last year, to 6,264 students. With well over 600 students, the current senior class is the largest in the district, Scanlon said. During his presentation, Scanlon also went over the results of state assessment and Regents examinations. He called the Regents scores “amazing,” saying that they were some of the highest in the state. Ninety-seven percent of the students who took the Regents English Language Arts and U.S. History and Government exams passed, and 93 percent passed the Global History and Geography Regents exam, he said. On the Common Core-aligned math Regents exams, 95 percent passed the Algebra exam, while Geometry had an 89 percent passing rate, and 99 percent passed the Algebra II exam. Seventy-one percent of the smaller group who took the old Algebra 2/ Trigonometry exam passed. Equally as “amazing” were the results from the science Regents, Scanlon said.

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regents scores for Ward Melville High School students are among the highest in the state. At least 91 percent of students taking the four science exams — Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry and Physics — passed, with the highest pass rate in Living Environment, at 97 percent. Scanlon noted that Three Village students continue to perform above the state mean for SAT scores and had the highest scores for Suffolk County. “I happen to attribute this to the students and the hard work of the teachers,” he said. He also pointed to the installation of the writing and math centers at all of the secondary schools. “All of the services that we’ve been putting into place are really coming to fruition,” Scanlon said. Additional numbers from the class of 2017 show a 96 percent graduation rate. The same percentage of students went on to

two- and four-year colleges. The assistant superintendent also recognized the less than 1 percent of graduates who went directly into military service. The report also covered the yearly state assessments for students in grades three through eight. Thirty-two percent of Three Village students took the English Language Arts (ELA) assessment — this is down 2 percent from the previous year. Additionally, 31 percent took the math assessment, which was up 1 percent from the previous year. As in past years, Three Village students’ scores surpassed both the state and Nassau and Suffolk counties averages. The state average for the number of students who met or exceeded proficiency was 39.8 percent, while in Three Village, the number of students meeting or exceeding standards for each grade was 61 percent and above, Scanlon reported.

In math, the state average was 40.2 percent. At least 73 percent of district test takers met or exceeded standards at each grade level, except in eighth grade. This was because the majority of district eighth-graders took the Algebra I Regents instead of the math assessment, Scanlon said. He said that when compared to similar districts — Commack, Half Hollow Hills, Harborfields, Hauppauge, Northport, Port Jefferson and Smithtown — Three Village students outperformed those districts in all but two grades on the ELA and all but one grade in math. Areas that the district continues to work on are elementary math and reading, Scanlon said. In addition to the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for writing, previously introduced to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, the district recently introduced Units of Study for reading, he said, because “literacy is the most important key” to all subjects. He added that students are tested three times throughout the year in both math and reading to get a baseline for their progress. This allows teachers to begin intervention even earlier than before, the assistant superintendent said. The landscape continues to change with New York State’s introduction of the new Social Studies standards last year and the new science standards that are being rolled out this year for kindergarten through second grade, Scanlon explained. In the next few years, he said, students can expect to see significant changes as the state continues to adjust to new standards.

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Sini seals the deal, incumbents win back seats County sheriff race too close to call By Desirée Keegan Desiree@tbrnewspapers.com In a landslide victory, Suffolk County will have a new district attorney, and with that a new chief of police. Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini (D) defeated Ray Perini (R) with 62.08 percent of the vote in the Nov. 7 general election. Perini, who came up with 106,773 votes, ran a contentious campaign against Sini, who campaigned as a reformer hoping to restore reliability to the office. “Together we have ushered in a new era of criminal justice in Suffolk County, an era of integrity, fairness and doing the right thing,” Sini told supporters at his campaign headquarters in Hauppauge. “We are going to return the office to the honorable institution it once was.” With Sini’s victory, he will leave his post at the start of 2018, and Suffolk County ExToulon said he believes he will maintain ecutive Steve Bellone (D) will appoint a new his advantage. police commissioner. “I feel very confident,” he said from the “I will immediately begin to assemble a top-notch transition team consisting of local IBEW Local 25 building in Hauppauge. “I feel and federal officials,” Sini continued. “This incredibly overwhelmed with the support considering I have only been team will conduct a thorough in this race for five-and-a-half top-to-bottom, bottom-to-top weeks, and the people of Sufassessment of the office and folk County recognize they we will do whatever it takes to want someone with experiensure the Suffolk County Disence, and I feel confident that trict Attorney’s office works for when the absentee ballots are the people. Under my admincounted I will be sheriff of istration, the office will work Suffolk County.” for the people and not politics. Zacarese said he knew it For far too long this office has was down to the wire, and been used as a tool for those couldn’t wait to see the results who are politically connected. once the 15,000 absentee balThat ends today.” The race for the new sherlots are counted. iff in town was too close to call “For anybody here who at the end of election night, knows me, you know I don’t — Larry Zacarese do anything the easy way, so with Democrat Errol Toulon, a former New York City depwhat else did you expect?” he uty corrections commissioner, said. “This is far from over. holding a slim lead over Republican Larry We’re going to get to work starting tomorrow.” Zacarese, an assistant police chief at Stony Incumbents swept Suffolk County and Brook University. The last update from the Brookhaven Town in TBR News Media’s Suffolk County Board of Election’s unofficial coverage area on election night. results showed Toulon had 141,006 votes to In the most contested legislative race Zacarese’s 139,652. on the North Shore, incumbent 6th District Legislator Sarah Anker (D-Mount Sinai) edged out Rocky Point resident and local business owner Gary Pollakusky to secure her fourth term. After winning by 17 votes in the 2015 election, Anker finished the evening with 10,985 (54.93 percent) votes to Pollakusky’s 9,004 (45.03 percent). “We had such an amazing victory, and this shows you all the hard work that I do, that my office does,” Anker said. “This is what we do — we are public servants. We work for the people. The people make a decision to vote and it’s a victory for everyone. There are so many initiatives and projects that I started and I want to continue with.” Pollakusky thanked the members of his team for their hard work in putting together what he called a “great campaign.” “Blood sweat and tears,” he said went into his preparation for election night. “Really, we ran a great race.”

‘For anybody here who knows me, you know I don’t do anything the easy way, so what else did you expect?’

Photo above by greg Catalano; all other photos by alex Petroski

Clockwise from top left; Diane and ed romaine celebrate the Brookhaven Town supervisor’s reelection; suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim sini talks to supporters after learning about his landslide win for district attorney; and voters anxiously and nervously watch results come in. In the 5th District, Kara Hahn (D- lican James Canale’s 39.66 percent. “I am just extremely humbled and Setauket) is looking forward to continuing her environmental work. She came through honored to have been given this amazing with 63.39 percent of the vote, defeating opportunity,” Canale said. “I may have lost, challenger Ed Flood, who finished with but you can not keep me down. I will be back and I will be better than ever.” 36.56 percent of the vote. Bonner, representing the 2nd District, “I love our community, and I work hard every day to make a difference and to help said she was happy with her win. She pulled people,” Hahn said. “I’m just thrilled to be away with 63.54 percent of the vote to Coram resident and software developer able to continue to do that.” Returnee Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) Mike Goodman’s 36.43 percent. In the town’s 3rd Council District, claimed her second term in office at the Councilman Kevin LaValle helm of the 12th District with (R-Selden) lauded what he an overwhelming 67.40 percent called “amazing results” (65.53 of the vote to challenger Kevin percent of the votes). Hyms’ 32.55 percent. “Well I guess the word is out Brookhaven Town Super— good Republican government visor Ed Romaine (R) was in is back in Brookhaven,” LaValle a race that nearly doubled in said. “I look back at this town turnout total from the last time board — this is a great team he ran. With 61.9 percent of the we have here with supervisor vote, the longtime politician Romaine, highway superintensecured his seventh and eighth dent [Dan] Losquadro — this is year as the head of the town. “Thank you to all of the — Sarah Anker a team that’s going to get the job done and has gotten the job done voters in Brookhaven,” he said for the residents of Brookhaven.” from Stereo Garden LI in PaLosquadro (R) maintained his highway tchogue. “Thank you for the overwhelming mandate for myself and all those who ran superintendent title, securing 60.32 perwith us. We got the message. We’re going cent of the votes to Democratic challenger to keep on making sure that taxes stay low, Anthony Portesy’s 39.65 percent. Donna we’re going to keep on moving Brookhaven Lent (I) will remain town clerk with a forward, we’re going to keep on doing the 57.26 to 42.7 percent win over Democrat Cindy Morris. right thing.” Lent said of the results, “when you run Councilwomen Valerie Cartright (D-Port Jefferson Station) and Jane Bonner (C- on your record and you run on your integrity you always win.” Rocky Point) also secured their seats. Kyle Barr, Rita J. Egan, Alex Petroski and Cartright, representing the 1st District, won with 60.3 percent of the vote to Repub- Kevin Redding contributed reporting.

‘This is what we do — we are public servants. We work for the people.’


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2017 Election Results District Attorney

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Brookhaven Town Supervisor

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SportS Patriots girls tennis team takes Suffolk County by storm By BILL Landon

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Ward Melville’s girls tennis team’s unbeaten, 14-0, regular season record is unmatched by any of the 52 varsity squads in Suffolk County. Add to that four playoff victories, the last one leading to a Suffolk County championship title, and the Patriots are in rarefied air. Head coach Erick Sussin said the remarkable winning streak is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. “No other team in Suffolk County has gone undefeated, in all leagues — all the others have at least one loss,” he said. “Now every team plays different schedules and sometimes you’re comparing apples and oranges, but we did have a tough schedule and to not drop a match.” The Patriots tasted defeat for the first time when they fell to Port Washington, 5-2, in a rain-delayed Long Island championship finale at Half Hollow Hills West Nov. 1. Ward Melville junior Denise Lai had her hands full at first singles, but ultimately prevailed against seventh-grader Thea Rabman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Section XI had a surprise in store for the three-year varsity player after the match. Lai, who was been name All-State the last two seasons, learned she had captured the sportsmanship award for the season, as voted by Suffolk County coaches. “There’s no doubt about [it], its humbling,” Lai said, overwhelmed. “I’m just happy I’m acknowledged for how nice I am.” Sussin was quick to point out what his junior standout has meant to the team. “Denise is not just our captain, she’s the team leader at the highest position,” the coach said. “She’s been top notch all year and she plays well under pressure. She represents our team at first singles.” Ward Melville junior Anna Ma, a three-year varsity player who usually competes in first doubles, found herself competing in fourth singles and won her match 7-5, 6-3. Sussin said his strategy for the match was to get to four wins as soon as possible. To try to do this, he continued to move some of his star doubles players to singles spots, like Keren Collins, who ultimately won the county championship for her team. The senior, who usually pairs with Ma, competed in third singles throughout the postseason. “We know that in our [matchups] we can get four points in other ways,” Sussin said. “They prefer doubles, and in doubles their hands get better, their volleys get better, and you can use that in singles play.” Collins said she had confidence in her team throughout the playoffs no matter where her teammates were slotted. “It didn’t matter who we were playing, everyone in every position had the ability to get it done — we all did our part, we just kept pushing through,” Collins said. “We had confidence going out there each time, knowing we could do it. And every time we won, we’d have a quick 10-second celebration and move on to the next match. We set our goals and we conquered them.” Julia Hu attributed her team’s remarkable season and its rise to Long Island championship level to the depth of Ward Melville’s roster. “Reaching this game says so much about how deeply talented our team is from our first singles to our third doubles,” Hu said. “Our girls are so disciplined with their training throughout the year, and with their effort and support of the entire team — we all contributed to that 18-0 record.” For more photos from the Long Island championship match, visit www.tbrnewsmedia.com. See more sports coverage on page A49.


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village Mercer stepping down doesn’t appease local activists Peace group now focuses attention on proposed renaming of school of medicine to include Renaissance By Rita J. Egan rita@tbrnewspapers.com The end of a co-CEO’s reign won’t stop an activist group from demonstrating outside of his hedge fund’s East Setauket office, especially after members heard a local university school of medicine may be renamed to include the company name. Robert Mercer, of Renaissance Technologies, announced in a Nov. 2 letter to investors that he will be stepping down as co-CEO and resigning from the firm’s board of directors as of Jan. 1. In the letter, he stated he would remain a member of the technical staff and be involved in research work. For nearly two years, the North Country Peace Group, a local peace and social justice organization, has often held demonstrations in front of the entrance of Renaissance Technologies. Most recently, the group held an August rally protesting the alleged contributions of millions of dollars to alt-right causes by Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, and the pair’s alignment with the ultraconservative online media company Breitbart News. “We were shocked [when we heard the news], because we immediately thought look what we’ve accomplished,” said Bill McNulty, a member of the North County Peace Group. He said the sense of accomplishment

was short-lived after news reports of companies pulling their investments from the hedge fund, and he said he believes this was the determining factor for Mercer stepping down and not the group’s demonstrations. “I don’t feel he’s really stepping down,” said Myrna Gordon, a member of the activist group. “In his statement, he said he was still going to be involved with Renaissance, that he would still be doing work there. The only thing that was changed was the word co-CEO. He’s still there. So, we feel that he’s still entrenched in the company.” Members of North Country Peace Group were alerted to an Oct. 2 Stony Brook Council meeting where it was proposed to rename the Stony Brook School of Medicine to the Renaissance School of Medicine. The council serves as an advisory body to the campus and Stony Brook University’s president and senior officers. In the webcast of the meeting available on SBU’s website, council chairman Kevin Law said a resolution regarding the renaming was approved electronically a few weeks prior and needed to be ratified by the council members at the Oct. 2 meeting. Dexter Bailey, senior vice president for advancement and executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation, said during a presentation Oct. 2 the reason for the renaming was due to the generosity of 111

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Members of the north Country Peace group, pictured above and below at an aug. 23 rally in front of the offices of Renaissance technologies, plan to continue organizing demonstrations at the location despite the announcement that co-CEO Robert Mercer is stepping down. of the 300 Renaissance employees over the last few decades. The university received its first donation of $750 from one of the firm’s employees in 1982, and through the years Renaissance employees have donated $508 million to the university. In 2011, Renaissance Technologies founder and former CEO Jim Simons and his wife Marilyn donated a historic $150 million. “These are individuals who have graduated from the top schools around the world — a lot of Ivy League grads — and to be able to have them adopt Stony Brook as one of their philanthropic priorities has really been a pleasure,” Bailey said. He said many of the donors like to keep their contributions private, and the university looked for something that the employees could reflect on and take pride in. “We feel that naming the school of medicine will not only recognize the 35 years of history, but it actually sets the stage for future giving.” Bailey said. During voting for the resolution, only one council member, Karen Wishnia, who represents the graduate student body, opposed the proposal. Wishnia said in a phone interview after the meeting, that even though she recognizes the generosity of the Renaissance employees and Simons, she “couldn’t in good conscience vote yes for this” largely because of the association with Mercer. The next step for the resolution is for the university to obtain approval from the State University of New York chancellor and board of trustees. McNulty and Gordon said members of the North County Peace Group strongly believe a state school of medicine doesn’t need to be renamed after a company, even if its employees are generous. They said the group has struggled in the past with how to separate the employees of Renaissance from the CEO. “It puts the employees in a strange spot,” McNulty said, adding it’s understandable how those making good salaries with the company may be reluctant to ad-

mit Renaissance may be involved in negative activities. “We have had people come out of the company’s office who have been supportive of the information that we’ve imparted, and we’ve had others who have given us the [middle] finger.” The two said the North Country Peace Group plans to continue demonstrations in front of Renaissance and educate the community about the renaming of the medical school. Gordon said when she watched the video of the Stony Brook Council meeting she was surprised there was no discussion after the vote was taken, and she wonders why the university hasn’t been more transparent about the proposal that involves a state school of medicine paid for by taxpayers. “I would be pleased and honored to have the Stony Brook School of Medicine right up there in the forefront, and once big money corporations start buying landmarks, arenas, stadiums, you’re dealing with a whole other type of situation,” Gordon said. “We should be proud that it’s the State University of New York at Stony Brook. We should be proud that it’s the Stony Brook medical center.” A Renaissance representative did not respond to requests for comments by press time.


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S E R V IC E S Cleaning 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.

Decks DECKS ONLY BUILDERS & DESIGNERS Of Outdoor Living By Northern Construction of LI. Decks, Patios/Hardscapes, Pergolas, Outdoor Kitchens and 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

Fences 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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Furniture/Restoration/ Repairs REFINISHING & RESTORATION Antiques restored, repairing recane, reupholstery, touchups kitchen, front doors, 40 yrs exp, SAVE$$$, free estimates. Vincent Alfano 631-286-1407

Gardening/Design/ Architecture DOWN THE GARDEN PATH *Garden Rooms *Focal Point Gardens. Designed and Maintained JUST FOR YOU. Create a “splash” of color w/perennials or Patio Pots. Marsha, 631-689-8140 or cell# 516-314-1489

Gutters/Leaders GREG TRINKLE PAINTING & GUTTER CLEANING Powerwashing, window washing, staining. Neat, reliable, 25 years experience. Free Estimates. Lic/Ins.#31398-H 631-331-0976

Handyman Services HANDYMAN SERVICES “No job too big or small” Very Neat. Kitchens, baths, roofing, windows, decks, brick work, siding, etc. Free estimates. Over 30 yrs experience. Old World Restoration, Inc. Old World Craftsmanship. Lic/Ins. #41083-H. 631-872-8711 JOHN’S A-1 HANDYMAN SERVICE *Crown moldings* Wainscoting/raised panels. Kitchen/Bathroom Specialist. Painting, windows, finished basements, ceramic tile. All types repairs. Dependable craftsmanship. Reasonable rates. Lic/Ins. #19136-H. 631-744-0976 c.631 697-3518

Housesitting Services 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

TRAVELING? Need someone to check on your home? Contact Tender Loving Pet Care, LLC. We’re more than just pets. Insured/Bonded. 631-675-1938

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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.

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

*BluStar Construction* The North Shore’s Most Trusted Renovation Experts. 631-751-0751 Suffolk Lic. #48714-H, Ins. See Our Display Ad

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

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

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 COUNTY-WIDE PAINTING INTERIOR/EXTERIOR Painting/Staining. Quality workmanship. Living/Serving 3 Village Area Over 25 Years. Lic#37153-H. 631-751-8280

Painting/Spackling/ Wallpaper BOB’S PAINTING SERVICE 25 Years Experience Interior/Exterior Painting, Spackling, Staining, Wallpaper Removal, Power washing. Free Estimates. Lic/Ins. #17981. 631-744-8859 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. 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 “PAINTING WITH PRIDE” 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 POWER WASH AND APPLY APPOXY to your garage floor before the winter. Durable with a great finish, $500. Driveway sealing also available. 25 years experience. Call 631-742-7838.

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Window Cleaning SUNLITE WINDOW WASHING Residential. Interior/Exterior. “Done the old fashioned way.” Also powerwashing/gutters. Reasonable rates. 30 years in business. Lic.#27955-H/Ins. 631-281-1910


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at night followed by a few days in the 50s. Ironically, as resistant as ticks are to I commonly get the question, “What colder temperatures, they are much more month can I stop using tick preventatives?” sensitive to higher temperatures and huMy answer is always, “That depends.” It midity (or lack thereof). Eggs will desiccate, used to be that somewhere around late or dry out, and die during hot dry periods. October/November until late March/early The other life stages are at risk for dehydraApril one could stop using flea and tick tion due to increased respiratory rate in an preventatives. However, with changing effort to thermoregulate (control body temclimate conditions and parasite adaptation perature) and questing (looking for hosts). Hotter, drier temperatures mean less this is no longer true. The tick life cycle contains four stages: vegetation. Less vegetation causes multiple egg, larval, nymph (young adult) and adult. problems for ticks: less protection from the After the larval stage hatches out from the elements and less vegetation for hosts. The white-footed egg, it must feed and go mouse is the primary through a molt between host for the larval stage each successive stage. of the deer tick. This Ticks are sensitive to mouse survives on vegenvironmental changes etation, and less vegetathroughout their life tion and less resources cycle but, ironically, are for the mouse means a most resistant to temsubsequent decrease in perature changes. It has the mouse population. to be below 35°F for ticks A decrease in poputo even “overwinter.” lation means less hosts. Overwinter is a term Less hosts, less ticks that refers to a process Long Island is an ideal survive from the larmany species use to pass environment for many val stage to adulthood. through the period of the year when “winter” species of ticks, specifically Fortunately, and unfortunately for us, the conditions (cold or subthe deer tick. northeast United States zero temperatures, ice, rarely sees prolonged snow, limited food supplies) make normal activity or even sur- droughts. Even if we have hot, dry periods vival difficult or near impossible. During during the summer, we usually make up the overwinter period all activity nearly for it in the fall. It is an ideal environment completely ceases until conditions become for many species of ticks, specifically the more favorable. If conditions become more deer tick. In summary, it is my feeling that the favorable (above 45°F) ticks will set out in tick season is 9 to 10 months out of the search of a host. To kill a tick temperatures must be year. You may be able to stop applying consistently below 10°F for many days in preventative during the months of Janua row. If the tick is able to bury itself in ary, February, and March (this depends on the vegetation below a layer of snow, even temperature), but the rest of the year ticks below 10 degrees may not kill them. It is are active. pretty routine even in January to have one Dr. Kearns practices veterinary medicine or two days that are in the 20s during the from his Port Jefferson office and is pictured day, dropping to the teens or single digits with his son Matthew and his dog Jasmine.


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North Shore Artist Coalition hosts second annual Studio Tour

By Heidi Sutton

The North Shore is teeming with talented artists and local venues like the Mills Pond House Gallery, the Reboli Center for Art and History, The Long Island Museum, Gallery North, the Port Jefferson Village Center and libraries are more than eager to show off their artwork. But what if you could hit the rewind button and observe the artist working on the piece right before your eyes? That rare opportunity will arise this weekend as the North Shore Artist Coalition hosts its second annual Artist Open Studio Tour. The self-guided event will offer an intimate glimpse into the working studios of 11 award-winning artists living in Miller Place, St. James, Setauket, Port Jefferson and Stony Brook, giving visitors a personal opportunity to meet and talk with artists about their work and the creative process. The coalition, whose core artist group is Nancy Bueti-Randall, Mary Jane van Zeijts, Jim Molloy, Doug Reina and Pam Brown, formed last year to contribute to the community through exhibitions, open studio tours and educational programs. “Fundamentally we believe the arts improve our lives and enrich our communities culturally, socially and economically. As well our mission is to promote and increase regional awareness of professional artists working in a wide range of styles and studio practices,” said Brown in a recent email. Artists Peter Galasso, Kelynn Z. Adler, Sungsook Setton, Christian White, Hugh

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Abstract artist Peter Galasso’s Setauket studio will be one of the stops on the tour. McElroy and Marlene Weinstein were invited to participate in this year’s tour. “Each year we invite artists from the Three Village and surrounding areas [to join us],” Brown explained. “Our goal is to invite more artists each year as the Studio Tour grows.” In addition to the Artist Studio Tour, the group aims to have yearly pop-up

exhibitions. This past June, Mary Jane van Zeijts hosted an exhibition at her Setauket studio titled Five @ 268 Art on Main that featured the core group. Upcoming projects include a curated exhibition of the Artists in the Studio Tour. “Currently we are looking for exhibition spaces in our local area,” said Brown.

At each studio, which can be in a backyard barn, garage, house, storefront or outdoor space, visitors will be able to talk freely with the artists and ask questions about their approach and individual styles to making art. “They can visit as long as they like,” said Brown. “Additionally some of the artists will be doing demonstrations and talking directing about their processes and the materials they use.” Visitors can also expect to see a variety of artwork on display including original paintings, sculptures, ceramics, pastels, photographs, prints and textiles. Additionally, artwork will be for sale. Brown is hoping to attract even more visitors to this year’s event. “Last year’s Studio Tour was very successful and well-attended, we received positive feedback from local art organizations and other cultural venues, plus we had incredible support from fellow artists, friends and our community at large,” she said. “It is our hope that people walk away with a deeper meaning and understanding of art, the Artist, and the important role that art plays in our community.” The North Shore Artist Coalition’s Artist’s Open Studio Tour will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine and admission is free. Refreshments will be served at several studios. For a list of the 11 locations, visit www.facebook.com/ NorthShoreArtistCoalition. For more information, call 631-834-9036.

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Lentils lend tasty nutrition to a variety of recipes

DIRECTIONS: Place lentils in a large pot and cover with the 9 cups water; add salt and pepper, onion, celery, carrot, thyme, bay leaf and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer 45 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove bay leaf and discard. Scoop out 2 to 3 cups of the lentil and vegetable mixture and puree in a food processor. Return puree to remaining soup, stir and bring back to a boil. Stir in vinegar, a tablespoon at a time, until just a hint of its flavor is evident.

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Lentils may not be the most attractive foods when cooked, but they do pack a powerful nutritional and delicious wallop. Low in fat and high in protein and fiber, they are a staple of many Asian cuisines. When I looked them up in my old cookbooks, they often were absent. However, in my newer and more recent cookbooks, they occupy a whole column in the indexes, a gift of the many immigrants and ethnicities that have become a part of our American culture. I would venture to say that lentils are one of the go-to elements for ethnic as well as vegetarian recipes and are an ideal addition to anyone’s pantry for a quickcooking, tasty and nourishing dish that welcomes and complements other flavors. From the familiar greenish-tan ones to tiny green Puy lentils to red (actually salmon pink) lentils, with many other varieties along the spectrum, their mild earthy flavor has captured many a palate.

Lentil Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs YIELD: Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup green Puy or black beluga lentils, rinsed • 2 teaspoons salt • 1 large garlic clove, minced • 12 ounces fresh tomatoes, chopped • ²/3 cup thinly sliced scallions

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lentil Soup 1 handful fresh dill, chopped Lentil Soup ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil YIELD: Makes 8 to 10 servings 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar INGREDIENTS: Salt and freshly ground black pepper, • 2 cups lentils to taste • 9 cups cold water DIRECTIONS: • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Fill a large saucepan with one quart cold • 1 large onion, chopped water; add lentils, garlic and two teaspoons • 2 ribs celery, sliced thin salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and sim• 2 carrots, peeled and diced mer, uncovered, until lentils are just tender, • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a teaspoon dried large bowl. Toss hot lentils with tomatoes, • 1 bay leaf scallions, dill, oil and vinegar. Season with • ½ teaspoon sugar salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot or warm • 2 to 3 tablespoons wine vinegar with lamb or chicken and tossed green salad. • Juice of one lemon • • • •

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CURIOUS ORIOLE Stony Brook resident Jay Gao captured this image of a Baltimore oriole in his backyard garden over the summer using a Nikon D5500. This songbird has most likely already migrated to its wintering grounds, which include Florida, the Caribbean, Central America and the northern tip of South America.

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hometown heroes In honor of Veterans Day we are saluting those who kept us free, and in some instances made the ultimate sacrifice.

Benjamin Tallmadge East Setauket United States Army Lt. Colonel Second Continental Light Dragoons American Revolution

Evan Goldstein Sound Beach United States Air Force Airman First Class 1991-1994

Melvin Tessler Port Jefferson United States Army World War II

Charles William Geiger Ridgewood, Queens United States Marine Corps Corporal World War II

Brad Lods Selden United States Navy Seaman 1968-1974

John C. Drews, Jr. United States Navy Sonar Technician 3rd Class 1963-1967

Frank Malafronte Shoreham Army Infantry, WWII Private Rifleman 1943-1945

Samuel J. Finkel United States Army Sergeant Korean War

William Ryan Rocky Point United States Army & Air Corps Flight Officer 1935-1938 & 1941-1945

Kathleen Ford Sound Beach United States Air Force Technical Sergeant 2008-present

John E. Whitton Sr. Garden City/Stony Brook United States Army/Air Force Lieutenant Colonel 1941-1949

Charles A. Hughes Port Jefferson United States Army Staff Sergeant-Korean War 1952-1953

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Port Jefferson United States Navy Captain

Matthew Moran Sound Beach United States Navy AN-USS Independence 1960-1964

William Schreck & Joseph Knoetgen Massapequa Park & Mt. Sinai United States Navy & Air Force Pharmacists Mate/Senior Airman 1943-1945 & 2013-present


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Patrick E. Byrne Brooklyn, NY United State Marine Corps Corporal 1953-1956

Stanley Feltman Coram United States Army Air Corps Corporal 1943-1945

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Business Profile Buttercup’s Dairy Store, Inc. Southeast Corner of Boyle Road and Old Town Road Port Jefferson Station, NY 631-928-4607 www.buttercupdairy.com Like us on facebook! Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 8 pm; Saturday 8 am – 7 pm; Sunday 8 am – 6 pm. Closed Thanksgiving

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Owner: The Smith Family Background: In the 1930s the current family purchased a working dairy farm called Buttercup Dairy. Four generations later, through cows, glass bottles and home delivery milkmen, the farm has evolved into its current format with its emphasis on freshness and value. A typical surburban story...from cow barn to processing plant to home delivery, to small drive through dairy store in 1971. In 1975 the cow barn was converted into the current store and housed a few basic essentials. As the neighborhood grew so did the store’s inventory and selection into the everyday market it is today. Notes about the business:

“I’m in the mooooood for pie”

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MEET BLUE!

This sweet and energetic puppy is Blue. An 8-month-old male husky mix, he just recently came from Puerto Rico to Kent Animal Shelter and he is looking for a loving home with a big backyard to run and play for the rest of his days. One look into his blue and brown eyes and you will be hooked! Blue comes neutered, microchipped and up to date on all his vaccines. Kent Animal Shelter is located at 2259 River Road in Calverton. For more information on Blue and other adoptable pets at Kent, please call 631-727-5731 or visit www.kentanimalshelter.com. Photo courtesy of Kent Animal Shelter

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THE GARDEN JOURNAL

Solving the mysteries in your garden

By JoAnn CAnino

I’m looking out into my garden and find it hard to believe it is November. My yard is still green and the oak trees haven’t yet turned. It is a mystery I can solve. Making observations will naturally lead to asking questions. And by asking questions we can discover the mysteries in the garden. “Come forth into the light of things, Let nature be your teacher,” advised William Wordsworth (“The Tables Turned”). This month we change the clocks, fall back one hour, and become more aware of the shifting light. Long before this, Nature has been “clocking” the subtly shifting light. The daisy was originally named “day’s eye” as its flower opens its petals in the morning and closes them at dusk. The sunflower turns to follow the sun. Plants detect the direction of the sun’s rays throughout the day to get maximum light for growth. Why do the leaves of some trees, shrubs and vines turn colorful in the fall? What triggers this event? And why do the leaves fall off? We want to be dazzled by the beauty of the countryside and plan day trips north to catch the fall colors. So why is my garden still very green? I go to my bookshelf to find some answers. Two of my favorite books, “The Practical Botanist” by Rick Imes (Simon & Schuster, 1990) and “The Random House Book of How Nature Works” by Steve Parker (1992) provide some of the answers. The process that we look forward to every fall is nature’s response to environmental changes. “Bright sunshine stimulates the leaves to continue producing sugars rapidly, and the cool nights (40°F) trap the sugar in the leaves. Dry weather diminishes the intensity of fall colors because parched leaves produce less sugar.” [“The Practical Botanist”] Environmental changes such as length of day, light intensity, temperature and rainfall trigger an instinctive response — deciduous trees, shrubs and vines form an extra cell layer as a protection against the coming cold of winter. The sugar trapped in the leaf is converted into red and orange carotene. Blue and purple pigments combine with the yellow xanthophylls and green chlorophyll producing the colorful display of fall leaves: crimson and vivid yellow of maples, gold of hickories and bronze, russet and cinnamon of oaks. But why do the leaves fall off? The specialized cells are easily broken by plant enzymes. Wind and rain sever the connection and the leaf falls. Keeping a garden journal is a way of interacting with your surround-

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Our backyard gardens hold many secrets ready to be uncovered. ings. Making observations, asking questions and taking detailed notes give you data to compare in each season. Start by recording the weather conditions, wind direction, daily temperature, season of the year, expected rainfall, time of day and the date you made these observations. Make lists, for example, of the birds and animals that visit the garden. Many birds migrate, come to our island, stay a while and then leave. Which birds stay? Which are only here for a season? How do they find their way over land and oceans? Before we draw any conclusions, we should make some observations, ask some questions, formulate hypotheses. Record your observations and musings as you walk through the garden. Include sketches, note details and questions. Later, transfer these notes to a logbook or binder. Arranged by month, you can compare your observations with those you made last year. Expand your notes with research from field guides, magazine articles and internet research. For example, in your index card file, note the common name of a plant, its scientific name and a description. Don’t limit your explorations to the backyard. Take your notebook out into the field as you walk. Note different habitats, the location and time of day. Take photographs to enhance your observations. Remember, your garden and the habitat you are exploring are part of a larger system. Look for patterns and make comparisons. Visit the same location at different time of the day. What changes? What phase of the moon is in play? Native Americans and early

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been cleared at harvest time. November’s full moon, the Beaver Moon, is so named because it was time to set beaver traps. The Old Farmer’s Almanac continues to be a wealth of information (www.farmersalmanac.com). Data on frosts and growing seasons, schedules for planting by the moon’s phase, along with weather facts and forecasts for the current year are readily available. Check to see how accurate its forecast was for last year. How do we fit into this ecosystem? Plants and animals coordinate their biorhythms and behavior patterns with changes in the environment. How do we humans respond to these environmental changes? Don’t forget to note your own feelings and responses to the changing seasons as you keep your garden journal up to date. This month we celebrate the abundance and blessings of the season as we gather together to enjoy a very happy Thanksgiving. JoAnn Canino is an avid journal writer and gardener and a member of the Three Village Garden Club.


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Increased risk can begin at the age of 45 When we are young, falls usually do not result in significant consequences. However, when we reach middle age and chronic diseases become more prevalent, falls become more substantial. And, unfortunately, falls are a serious concern for older patients, where consequences can be devastating. They can include brain injuries, hip fractures, a decrease in functional ability and a decline in physical and social activities (1). Ultimately, falls can lead to loss of independence (2). Of those over the age of 65, between 30 and 40 percent will fall annually (3). Most of the injuries that involve emergency room visits are due to falls in this older demographic (4).

What can increase the risk of falls?

Many factors contribute to fall risk. A personal history of falling in the reBy David cent past is the most Dunaief, M.D. prevalent. But there are many other significant factors, such as age; being female; and using drugs, like antihypertensive medications used to treat high blood pressure and psychotropic medications used to treat anxiety, depression and insomnia. Chronic diseases, including arthritis, as an umbrella term; a history of stroke; cognitive impairment and Parkinson’s disease can also contribute. Circumstances that predispose us to falls also involve weakness in upper and lower body strength, decreased vision, hearing disorders and psychological issues, such as anxiety and depression (5).

How do we prevent falls?

Fortunately, there are ways to modify many risk factors and ultimately reduce the risk of falls. Of the utmost importance is exercise. But what do we mean by “exercise”? Exercises involving balance, strength, movement, flexibility and endurance, whether home based or in groups, all play significant roles in fall prevention (6). We will go into more detail below. Many of us in the Northeast suffer from low vitamin D, which may strengthen muscle and bone. This is an easy fix with supplementation. Footwear also needs to be addressed. Nonslip shoes, if recent winters are any indication, are of the utmost concern. Inexpensive changes in the home, like securing area rugs, can also make a big difference.

Medications that exacerbate fall risk

There are a number of medications that may heighten fall risk. As I mentioned, psychotropic drugs top the list. Ironically, they also top the list of the best-selling drugs. But what other drugs might have an impact? High blood pressure medications have been investigated. A propensity-matched

sample study (a notch below a randomized control trial in terms of quality) showed an increase in fall risk in those who were taking high blood pressure medication (7). Surprisingly, those who were on moderate doses of blood pressure medication had the greatest risk of serious injuries from falls, a 40 percent increase. One would have expected those on the highest levels to have the greatest increase in risk, but this was not the case. While blood pressure medications may contribute to fall risk, they have significant benefits in reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and events. Thus, we need to weigh the risk-benefit ratio, specifically in older patients, before considering stopping a medication. When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lifestyle modifications may also play a significant role in treating this disease (8).

activities. This leads to a dangerous cycle of reduced balance and increased gait disorders, ultimately resulting in an increased risk of falling (10).

What specific types of exercise are useful?

Many times, exercise is presented as a word that defines itself. In other words: Just do any exercise and you will get results. But some exercises may be more valuable or have more research behind them. Tai chi, yoga and aquatic exercise have been shown to have benefits in preventing falls and injuries from falls. A randomized controlled trial, the gold standard of studies, showed that those who did an aquatic exercise program had a significant improvement in the risk of falls (11). The aim of the aquatic exercise was to improve balance, strength and mobility. Results showed a reduction in the number of Where does arthritis falls from a mean of 2.00 to fit into this paradigm? a fraction of this level — a In those with arthrimean of 0.29. There was no Arthritis, a history of tis, compared to those change in the control group. stroke and Parkinson’s without, there is an apThere was also a 44 perdisease can contribute cent decline in the number proximately two-times increased risk of two or more of patients who fell. This to fall risk. falls and, additionally, a study’s duration was six two-times increased risk months and involved 108 of injury resulting from falls, according to postmenopausal women with an average age the Centers for Disease Control and Pre- of 58. This is a group that is more susceptible vention (1). This survey encompassed a to bone and muscle weakness. Both groups significantly large demographic; arthritis were given equal amounts of vitamin D and was an umbrella term including those with calcium supplements. The good news is that osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, many patients really like aquatic exercise. lupus and fibromyalgia. Thus, our best line of defense against Therefore, the number of participants fall risk is prevention. Does this mean stopwith arthritis was 40 percent. Of these, ping medications? Not necessarily. But for about 13 percent had one fall and, interest- those 65 and older, or for those who have ingly, 13 percent experienced two or more “arthritis” and are at least 45 years old, falls in the previous year. Unfortunately, al- it may mean reviewing your medication most 10 percent of the participants sustained list with your doctor. Before considering an injury from a fall. Patients 45 and older changing your BP medications, review the were as likely to fall as those 65 and older. risk-to-benefit ratio with your physician. The most productive way to prevent falls is Why is exercise critical? through lifestyle modifications. All exercise has value. A meta-analysis of a group of 17 trials showed that exercise References: significantly reduced the risk of a fall (9). (1) MMWR. 2014; 63(17):379If the categories are broken down, exercise 383. (2) J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med had a 37 percent reduction in falls that re- Sci. 1998;53(2):M112. (3) J Gerontol. sulted in injury and a 30 percent reduction 1991;46(5):M16. (4) MMWR Morb Mortal in those falls requiring medical attention. Wkly Rep. 2003;52(42):1019. (5) JAMA. Even more impressive was a 61 percent re- 1995;273(17):1348. (6) Cochrane Dataduction in fracture risk. base Syst Rev. 2012;9:CD007146. (7) JAMA Remember, the lower the fracture risk, Intern Med. 2014 Apr;174(4):588-595. (8) the more likely you are to remain physi- JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):577-587. cally independent. Thus, the author sum- (9) BMJ. 2013;347:f6234. (10) Age Agemarized that exercise not only helps to ing. 1997 May;26(3):189-193. (11) Menoprevent falls but also fall injuries. The pause. 2013;20(10):1012-1019. weakness of this study was that there was Dr. Dunaief is a speaker, author and local no consistency in design of the trials included in the meta-analysis. Nonetheless, lifestyle medicine physician focusing on the integration of medicine, nutrition, fitness the results were impressive. Unfortunately, those who have fallen and stress management. For further inforbefore, even without injury, often devel- mation, visit www.medicalcompassmd.com op a fear that causes them to limit their or consult your personal physician.

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Wine and cheese art event Join the Setauket Artists for a free wine and cheese art reception at the Setauket Neighborhood House, located at 95 Main Street, on Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. View their 37th annual exhibition featuring over 40 local artists while enjoying musical entertainment by Carolyn Benson. For more information, call 631-365-1312.

Life Is Music fundraiser Westy Self Storage, 4049 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport will host a fundraising event for Life Is Music, Music Is Life on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will be filled with live performances, food, drinks and raffles. Tickets are $60 in advance at www.lifeismusicmusicislife.org, $65 at the door. Proceeds will benefit underprivileged children who have a talent and passion for music.

Adult IBD support group The Long Island Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation will hold its monthly adult support group on Thursday, Nov. 16 and the third Thursday of every month thereafter at 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at 3 Technology Drive, Suite 300, East Setauket. The support group is a gathering where people (and their loved ones) can share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges. Free. To register, call 516-222-5530.

Blended Family Conference Island Christian Church, 400 Elwood Road, East Norhtport will be holding a Blended Family Conference on Friday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This free event is geared toward bringing hope and help to blended families. This workshop is not only for stepfamily couples but also single parents, dating couples with kids and those who care about blended families. Childcare will be provided at $5 per child, $15 max per family. To register, visit www. islandchristian.com/blended. For further details, call 631-822-3000.

Bereavement support St. Catherine of Sienna Medical Center, in collaboration with the Pastoral Care Department, 48 Route 25A, Smithtown will host a Coping With the Holidays workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is a free workshop for those who are grieving and will offer support and strategies to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season. Registration is required by calling 631-828-7628.


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THE FACTS: My husband and I are in our sixties and have three grown children. All were given the same opportunities growing up, but they did not all take advantage of those opportunities or make wise decisions about their futures. Our two daughters are financially secure and doing very well. Our son, however, has struggled and we expect will continue to struggle to make ends meet his entire life. My husband and I have accumulated significant assets over the years. We have been generous to our children and have made an effort to treat them all the same despite the differences in their financial well-being. Despite this fact, my son seems to be under the impression that because he needs more, he is entitled to more. He has made comments on a number of occasions suggesting that since we have the means to make his life easier, we should do so. It is clear that he expects that we will be leaving him a sizable inheritance, perhaps even more than we leave our daughters. We are bothered by these comments for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that my husband and I are planning on using our hard earned money to travel and, if needed, to cover our health care costs. While we fully expect that all of our children will inherit some money from us, I do not believe that we will be leaving any of them substantial assets.

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parents often accumulated more wealth than they spent and passed that wealth on to their boomer children. The boomers, on the other hand, may not have been such conscientious savers. Even if they were, they are finding that they are living longer, may need more money for health care and often believe that they need not leave substantial assets to their children since they did so much for them during their lives. Like you and your husband, many boomers plan on using their assets to make their golden years golden. That is your right. You earned it. You can spend it. However, if you do not want your son to be surprised or resentful when he does not inherit the kind of money he may expect will be coming his way, the best thing to do is to tell him outright. Perhaps you can share with him the choices you made over the years that resulted in having a significant nest egg. Then tell him how you hope to spend your hard earned money on yourselves while you enjoy a long and healthy life. You may discover that the comments he has made about a large inheritance were made in jest and that he isn’t really counting on a windfall. That would be the best scenario. Even if he expresses disappointment and/or anger, you and your husband should feel better about the fact that you were open and honest with him. He can ignore what you say or he can use what you tell him to better plan for his future. In either case, having the conversation will ensure that when you and your husband pass away, he is not blindsided. Linda M. Toga provides personalized service and peace of mind to her clients in the areas of elder law, estate administration and estate planning, real estate, marital agreements and litigation. Visit her website at www.lmtogalaw.com or call 631444-5605 to schedule a free consultation.

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▶ Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station will hold its annual Fine Art & Crafts Fair on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested merchandise and food vendors should call 631-549-8582.

Left, Muriel Musarra; above from left, Paloma Papageorge, Jaden Chimelis, Irene Ruddock and Will Boonin Photos by Marlene Weinstein ART FOR A LIFETIME The Setauket Artists’ Exhibition, now in its 37th year, held an opening reception at the Setauket Neighborhood House on Oct. 22. Longtime member Muriel Mussara was this year’s Honored Artist, an award chosen by her peers, while art scholarships in memory of artists JoAnn Coaine, Burton Woods and Andrew Schmitt were awarded to Setauket Elementary School students Paloma Papageorge, Jaden Chimelis and Will Boonin. Coordinated by Irene Ruddock, the exhibit, which features the works of over 40 artists, will run through Nov. 20 with viewing daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

▶ Our Savior New American School, 140 Mark Tree Road, Centereach seeks vendors for its annual Craft Fair on Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call 631-588-2757. ▶ Fountainhead Church, 782 Larkfield Road, East Northport will hold a Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested vendors should call 631-235-3825. ▶ Rocky Point PTA will host a Holiday Boutique at Rocky Point Middle School, 76 Rocky Point Yaphank Road, Rocky Point on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested merchandise and food vendors may call 631-744-1600 for further details. ▶ Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 465 Pond Path in East Setauket, is seeking vendors for its annual Craft Fair on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications can be found online at www.messiahny.com under events or by calling 516-316-1336. ▶ Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills will present its 54th Holiday Fine Art & Craft Fair on Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Merchandise vendors with one-of-akind art and craft work are wanted for this juried event. Vendor deadline is Nov. 21. For additional details, call 631-462-5400. ▶ St. James R.C. Church, 429 Route 25A, Setauket seeks vendors for its Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50 registration fee per table. For information, call 631941-4141. ▶ Deepwells Mansion, 497 Moriches Road, St. James will hold its annual Art & Craft Holiday Boutique on Dec. 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and seeks merchandise vendors for the event. For more information, call 631-563-8551.

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Judith and Gerson Leiber honored in Dix Hills

Long Island’s iconic Judith and Gerson Leiber were honored for their contribution as art and fashion pioneers, spanning a career of more than 70 years, at a special reception at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills on Oct. 15. The event, which featured a talk by Ann Fristoe Stewart, collections manager of the Leiber Museum, coincided with the Art League’s September/ October exhibit, Passion for Fashion: Of Purses & Paintings — The Gerson and Judith Leiber Collection. Judith Leiber is known throughout the world for her innovative handbags and minaudières while Gerson Leiber, when not running the business end of the eponymous company with his wife, created modernist-style paintings, sketches and lithographs that have been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian, among other high-profile museums and galleries. The Leibers have housed a collection of their work in their own museum built on their property in East Hampton.

Help for Puerto Rico Made to Move Tennis & Wellness, 5 South Jersey Ave., East Setauket, recently concluded a fundraising campaign to help the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The campaign, which ran from Oct. 9 to 23, captured the participation of 25 people who together raised $9,611. That sum was matched by Made to Move co-founders, Spencer Edelbaum and his wife, Sue Seel, shown above,

which brought the campaign’s total funds raised to $19,222. The funds are being contributed to UNICEF for disbursement in Puerto Rico. “My wife and I saw the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico, and we were compelled to help,” said Edelbaum. “The extent of the destruction and need are so widespread and the infrastructure so weak, that we chose Puerto Rico for our fundraising.” For more information, call 631-751-6767.

▶ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 800 Portion Road, Lake Ronkonkoma seeks vendors for its annual Christmas Fair on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deadline to apply is Nov. 27. For further information, call Marilyn at 631-846-9823. ▶ American Legion Post 360, 1 Mill Dam Road, Huntington will host a Huntington Craft & Gift Show on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor deadline is Nov. 30. Interested merchandise vendors should call 516-209-7386. ▶ Ward Melville High School’s Habitat for Humanity Club will hold a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity at the Bates House, 1 Bates Road, Setauket on Dec. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. Vendors selling gift and holiday-themed items welcome. Contact Callan or Susan at 631-751-5131 to reserve a spot.


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Northport Historical Society presents Monuments Men Exhibit honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

By Kevin Redding For years, they were neglected. Passersby barely shot a second glance at the nearly 100 names of brave men and women from Northport and East Northport engraved on stone monuments on Main Street and in John Walsh Park — locals who lost their lives in service to their country in every conflict from the Civil War to the Iraq War. But that all changed in recent months thanks to the efforts of Terry Reid and exhibit committee members of the Northport Historical Society. “We don’t want people to just walk by these monuments anymore,” said Reid, curator of the historical society’s new and expansive Monuments Men exhibit, which opened Sept. 3. The exhibit showcases the stories behind these heroes with regiment and battle information, personal memorabilia, photographs, letters and mannequins draped in authentic uniforms and jackets — which Reid said is like “having our own troops standing guard.” World War II memorabilia includes a German hand grenade and a gas mask. Items were pulled from military databases and museum records, while others were donated directly by family members of the fallen. “We wanted to put a face to every single name listed on each of those monuments so their memory would live on,” she said. “A lot of what we received must be priceless to these families but I think they knew the importance of this. Really, the whole gist of this exhibit for the veterans is: We won’t forget you.” Reid, who was part of an exhibit put on by the historical society in 2015 marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, sought out any and all objects pertaining to the conflict at the time and began researching the names on the monuments. She was struck by photographs she found of soldiers and touched by their heartbreaking stories. It was then that she crafted the idea of shedding a light on all the local soldiers. Once she got the green light from the historical society to helm the project, Reid reached out in search of anybody who had connections to the names, from members of the community on Facebook to the American Legion to Atria nursing home in East Northport. At the nursing home, she found and conducted a video interview with a Korean War veteran who detailed what he and his fellow troops went through during

donated uniforms from the museum’s permanent collection, from left, World War ii Army Air Force; Alan Salzman, Signal Corps, vietnam War; and Peggy Zumbach, navy Waves, World War ii are in the exhibit. Photo by Heidi Sutton

what’s been deemed “The Forgotten War,” which visitors can watch at a kiosk in front of the Korean War cabinet in the exhibit. Multiple pieces of personal items belonging to Corporal Christopher Scherer, from East Northport who died in Iraq in 2007, is also highlighted, including the veteran’s lacrosse gloves from when he attended Northport High School, his Boy Scout lanyards, dog tags and even a photograph of his old bedroom — all provided by his family. In mapping out a more personal exhibit, Reid also contacted Kevin O’Neill, a longtime friend of the museum and the co-

Veterans Day Weekend Trolley Tour All aboard! Have you ever noticed the trolley tracks that run through Northport? They’re all that is left of the trolley that ran from Woodbine Avenue to the Northport Railroad Station from 1902 until 1924. On Sunday, Nov. 12, thanks to its sponsor Nolan & Taylor-Howe, the Northport Historical Society will run a trolley tour giving Long Islanders a chance to relive this important part of Northport’s past. Guided tours of the monuments in town honoring the Northport area fallen will be offered aboard a replica trolley generously provided by Mark of Elegance Limousine Service. The tour, led by Northport Historical Society curator, Terry Reid, is a great family-friendly way to celebrate

owner of the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport. The popular venue was named in honor of O’Neill’s brother-in-law, an Iraq War veteran and East Northport native who died in 2006 at 45. Engeman’s medals and awards, as well as other pieces of memorabilia, were donated by his widow. “It stirs up a lot of emotions when you walk through something like this,” O’Neill said of the exhibit. “It was 11 years ago that John was killed but it feels like yesterday. I think the historical society and Terry did a first-class, wonderful job with this exhibit. It’s very impressive, powerful and beautiful

Veterans Day and learn about local history. Reid will share the stories of many of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and who are currently also honored in the society’s new Monuments Men exhibit. Tours, which are approximately 45 minutes long, will depart from the Northport Historical Society at 215 Main Street at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers, and $10 for veterans and children under 15. Refreshments will be served. To purchase tickets please visit www.northporthporthistorical.org/events or call 631-757-9859. Proceeds from the tour support the society’s mission to preserve and promote the history of Northport and its surrounding communities.

display. I encourage people to go and learn about these men and women.” Steven King, the chairman of the Exhibits and Collection Committee at the historical society, said the public so far has responded extremely well to Monuments Men. “We’ve been getting a lot of compliments because of the nature of the exhibit,” King said. “It’s kind of a difficult subject to take on, as it represents a lot of pain for families that have lost soldiers in recent years, but they’ve all come forward and helped us with the exhibit to make sure the War on Terror period is well-represented. Including the most recent heroes has special poignancy for many of the visitors who have spoken to us about their appreciation for this.” The entire exhibit takes up half the museum and is made up of 10 fully stocked cabinets of items. While no women from the area have lost their lives according to the monuments, the exhibit highlights the history of their roles within the military throughout the years, including the Women’s Army Corps and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, Reid said. In conjunction with the exhibit, the society will host a special Veterans Weekend Trolley Tour on Nov. 12 (see below). A lecture by Ret. Col. Al Vitters, who served in Vietnam and was a powerful figure at the United State Military Academy Preparatory School in West Point, will be held on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at the society’s headquarters. Vitters will reflect on his military career, which will cover when women were first admitted to the school in 1976. Admission is $5 per person, free for members. “I just want people to stop and take a pause and really reflect and feel some gratitude for what these people do for us,” Reid said. “It’s important to the families that they are not forgotten and that their sacrifices stay in our hearts and minds. We all should be a little more thankful for our freedoms, as they come at a price, and we’re hoping this exhibit illustrates just how lucky we are.” The Northport Historical Society, located at 215 Main Street in Northport, will present Monuments Men through May, 2018. Admission is free. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 631757-9859 or visit www.northporthistorical.org. On the cover: A photo of Corporal Christopher Scherer of east northport and some of his personal items on display in the Monuments Men exhibit. Photo by Heidi Sutton


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Join the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor for a presentation of "The Accidental Sailor" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: a firsthand account from guest speaker Nelson Simon, one of a crew of nine who found themselves fighting to stay alive in The Perfect Storm in 1991. Simon will recount a harrowing tale of courage, survival and a historic Coast Guard rescue in the dead of night. Light refreshments will be served. $15 per person. Questions? Call 367-3418.

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The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will welcome the Phyllis Tagg Trio with pianist and vocalist Phyllis Tagg in concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. To order, call 751-1895 or visit www. thejazzloft.org.

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The Friends of Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn will present its 8th annual Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Nov. 11. Featuring more than 40 vendors of handcrafted items including the Starz on Broadway crafters. Call 757-4200 for more info.

The Huntington Hilton, 598 Broadhollow Road, Melville will host a Holiday Antiques Show in its Grand Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with over 50 exhibitors featuring diverse and memorable antiques and collectibles for home and gift giving. Admission fee is $8 adults, free for ages 12 and younger. Questions? Call 516-868-2751.

Contradance in Smithtown

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LITMA will hold a contradance at the Frank Brush Barn, 211 E. Main St., Smithtown at 7 p.m. Lesson at 6:45 p.m. Featuring John Gallagher calling with live music by The Huntingtones. $15 adults, $10 members, $7.50 students, free for children under 16 with paid adult. For more info, visit www.litma.org.

Friday Night Face Off

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will host Friday Night Face Off, Long Island's longest running Improv Comedy Show, on the Second Stage from 10:30 p.m. to midnight. $15 per person. Cash only. For ages 16 and up. Call 928-9100 for more information.

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ACROBATIC TROUPE The Martial Artists and Acrobats of China will grace the Main Stage

at the Staller Center of the Arts at Stony Brook University on Nov. 11. The evening will celebrate the inauguration of the China Center at SBU and the 10th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook. Photo courtesy of Staller Center

Autumn Art and Craft Festival

Stony Brook University’s Student Activities Center, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will host its 21st annual Autumn Art and Craft Festival today and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handcrafted jewelry, original art, pottery, handmade soaps, photography, leather, woodworking and more. $5 admission fee. Call 563-8551 for further details.

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St. James Lutheran Church, 230 2nd Ave., St. James will host a craft fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring over 40 vendors with various quality crafts and handmade goods. Questions? Call 473-7976.

Hauppauge Craft Fair

Parade of Flags

Holiday Craft Fair Hauppauge High School, 500 Lincoln Blvd., Hauppauge will host its 6th annual holiday craft fair today and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With 100 vendors. Something for everyone. Proceeds will benefit Hauppauge HS PTSA. Questions? Call 846-1459.

Yard Sale for Wildlife

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown will hold a Yard Sale for Wildlife today and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include household goods, collectibles, antiques, fabric, aquariums, a plant sale and more. Each dollar helps care for their animals. Admission is free. For further information, call 979-6344.

Scandinavian Bazaar

Sons of Norway Loyal Lodge 252 will host a Scandinavian Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Norway Hall, 201 Seventh St., St. James. Featuring a variety of imported food items for sale including cheeses, chocolates, Rodkal, flat bread, Lingonberries along with authentic baked goods including Julekake, Sostekake, Krumkake and Almond Cake. Enjoy a Scandinavian lunch and take part in a raffle. For more info, call 862-8017.

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In honor of Veterans Day, Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Road, Mount. Sinai will hold a Parade of Flags from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. National, state, territory and local flags will be displayed. Guided tour at 11 a.m. Free event. Weather permitting. Call 509-0882 for more info.

Historic House tours

The Rocky Point Historical Society will hold guided tours of the Noah Hallock Homestead (c. 1721), 172 Hallock Landing Road, Rocky Point every Saturday through November and December from 1 to 3 p.m. The Homestead Gift Shop is now open for holiday shopping and unique collectibles. For further information, call 744-1776.

Historical walking tour

The Three Village Historical Society will present a walk through history with farmer and Revolutionary War spy Abraham Woodhull from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Explore the nature sanctuary that was once Woodhull’s farm, the Setauket Village Green, Grist Mill, Patriot’s Rock and historic grave sites. Tour begins and ends at the parking lot at the front of the Caroline Episcopal Church, 1 Dyke Road, Setauket. $10 per person, free for veterans. No reservations necessary. Call 751-3730.

Harvest Home Dinner

The Sound Beach Civic Association will hold Veterans Day services at the Sound Beach Veterans Park on New York Avenue, Sound Beach at 11 a.m. For more information call 744-6952.

Bethel AME Church, 33 Christian Ave., Setauket will host its annual Harvest Home Dinner at 4 p.m. Dinner includes choice of turkey, roast beef or ham and a drink with collard greens, string beans, candied yams, coffee, tea and dessert. $20 per person, $15 veterans. Questions? Call 941-3581 or 751-4140.

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All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook will host a poetry reading from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate Gladys Henderson, featured poets will be Susan Grathwohl Dingle and Maggie Bloomfield. An open reading will follow. Free and open to all. Bring a can of food for a local food pantry. Questions? Call 655-7798.

Veterans Day observance

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3054 will hold a Veterans Day observance ceremony at East Setauket’s Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Route 25A and Shore Road, at 11 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 751-5541.

Join All Souls Church, 61 Main St., Stony Brook for a classical concert featuring Russian harpsichordist Elena Zamolodchikova at 6 p.m. Program will include works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Free. For more information, please call 655-7798.

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The Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai will host a lecture by the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society at 7 p.m. Historian Arthur Billadello will speak about George Washington and the Culper Spy Ring. Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Call 476-5742 for more info.

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Civic association meeting

The Sound Beach Civic Association will hold its last meeting of the year at the Sound Beach Firehouse, 152 Sound Beach Blvd., Sound Beach at 7:30 p.m. Stop by for good conversation and light refreshments. For more information, call 744-6952.

Tuesday 14 A veteran's story

Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station will present a program titled Click: A Combat Photographer, Vietnam 1968 from 2 to 3 p.m. Honor Veterans Day by listening to personal stories and viewing photographs by combat photographer Ronald Rorie. Free and open to all. Call 928-1212.

SBU Orchestra concert

Stony Brook University’s Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook will present a concert by the University Orchestra, a 70-member ensemble of SBU undergraduate students, on the Main Stage at 8 p.m. Conducted by Susan Deaver, the program will include works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Schumann. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 seniors and students. To order, call 632-2787.

Wednesday 15 Weaving with wine

Join the Huntington Historical Society for an introductory class on the ancient art of weaving at the Conklin Barn, 2 High St., Huntington at the 380 Nicolls from 6 to 8:30 p.m. All materials provided. The Parhe- Light refreshments will be served – you provide ram will in- the wine. $40 per person, $35 members. Reserclarinet and vations required by calling 427-7045, ext. 401. lassics by 25 adults at at the door, information, RJO Intermediate School, located at the corner of Church Street and Old Dock Road, Kings 543-0337. Park will host an evening of international and Israeli folk dancing every Wednesday (when school is in session) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $9 oute 25A, fee. Questions? Call Linda at 269-6894. m, Learning p.m. Director olomon, folkd, folklorist The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook ociety, and will host The Atelier at Flowerfield’s new nd Museum program, The Art of Jazz, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. oundtable Sketch a clothed figure model posing with coping and a musical instrument while listening to the wrath. Free smooth sounds of jazz. $20 per person. Regisollowing the ter online at www.atelieratflowerfield.org, by display in calling 250-9009 or pay at the door. r more info.

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The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave., Stony Brook will welcome Rich Iacona’s Bad Little Big Band in concert at 7 p.m. Pianist Rich Iacona and vocalist Madeline Kole perform jazz standards. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students. To order, call 751-1895 or visit www. thejazzloft.org.

A psychic evening

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will welcome psychic medium Robert Hansen at 8 p.m. as he takes the audience on a journey through the other side of the veil. Hansen will share his psychic gifts of communication with loved ones that have crossed over to the other side. All seats are $30. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

Hard Luck Café concert

Bettman & Halpin and The Belle Hollows share the bill during the monthly Hard Luck Café series at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. The 8:30 p.m. concert in the cinema’s Sky Room will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $10 members at the door. Visit www.fmsh.org or call 425-2925 for more info.

For seniors Senior Tuesdays

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook welcomes seniors 62 and older to enjoy a free self-guided tour of the exhibit In Harm’s Way in the Art Museum on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Jefferson’s Ferry. For more info, call 751-0066.

Theater ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Star Playhouse at Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack will present Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" on Nov. 11 and 18 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and students. To order, call 462-9800, ext. 136, or visit www.starplayhouse.com.

'I Ought to Be in Pictures'

Neil Simon's charming classic, "I Ought to Be in Pictures" heads over to the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum's Carriage Theater, 180

Little Neck Road, Centerport on Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and children. To order, call 516-557-1207.

Christmas — past, present and future. Tickets are $35 adults, $28 seniors and students, $20 children ages 5 to 12. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

'Oliver!'

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Join the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown for a rousing production of "Oliver!" from Nov. 11 to Jan. 21, 2018. Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, "Oliver Twist," with some of the most memorable characters and songs ever to hit the stage. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 children under 12. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www. smithtownpac.org.

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine Annie takes center stage at the John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport from Nov. 9 to Dec. 31 in one of the world's best loved family musicals. Featuring such unforgettable songs as "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "New Deal for Christmas" and the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Tickets range from $73 to $78. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www. engemantheater.com.

‘That Night Before Christmas’

The theater department at Suffolk County Community College, 533 College Road, Selden will present the musical "That Night Before Christmas" in the Shea Theatre, Islip Arts Building, on Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Written and directed by JD Lawrence. Tickets are $12 adults, $10 students 16 years of age or younger. SCCC students get one free ticket. For further details, call 451-4000.

'Company'

Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills will present a production of the musical comedy, "Company," on Nov. 16 to 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 seniors and students. To order, call the box office at 656-2148 or visit www.ftc.edu/ftcpac.

'A Christmas Carol'

Celebrate the season with Long Island's own holiday tradition, the 34th annual production of "A Christmas Carol," at Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson from Nov. 18 to Dec. 30. Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of

An Evening at the Reboli Center

Film 'Swim Team'

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen "Swim Team" on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. chronicling the overwhelming struggles and extraordinary triumphs of three young athletes with autism and shows how a swim team can bring hope to a community. With director Lara Stolman in person. Tickets are $16, $11 members and includes a reception.

‘Winning’

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington will screen the documentary "Winning" on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. $16, $11 members includes a bagel brunch at 10 a.m. and a reception and Q&A with director and producer Jacqueline Joseph. Questions? Call 423-7611.

‘The Wendy Wild Story’

Join the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington for the Long Island premiere of the documentary "The Wendy Wild Story" on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. A huge fixture in the New York City art and music scene in the 1970s and '80s, Wild is currently featured in a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. $16, $11 members includes reception with director Glenn Andreiev. Call 423-7611.

Northport Public Library, located at 151 Laurel Ave. in Northport, will screen "The Beguiled" starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Rated R. Free and open to all. Call 261-6930.

‘Wonder Woman’

Join Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station for a free screening of "Wonder Woman" starring Gal Gadot on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Rated PG-13. To register, call 928-1212.

Thursday 16 Veterans Resources Fair

The Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood

y lecture Blvd., Centereach will host a Veterans Resources

Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Visit with over 30 local organizations dedicated to helping veterans and their families including Services for the Underserved, Catholic Charities, Give an Hour, Family Service League, United Way of Long Island, Paws of War, Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Wounded Warrior Project and more. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 631-585-9393.

You know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, but what about his infamous partner, Jacob Marley? From Dec. 8 to 17, The Carriage House Players will present "Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol," the well-known Dickens' tale told from a different perspective, at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Carriage House Theater, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport. This riotously funny and touching evening of theater proves redemption is possible for anyone. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and children. To order, call 516-557-1207.

‘The Beguiled’

Three Village Community Trust’s 13th Annual Celebration will be held at the Reboli Center for Art and History, 64 Main St., Stony Brook at 7:30 p.m. Speaker will be Lois Reboli, President and Founder of the Center. Join them for a fun evening of wine, beer, soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts, and a chance to explore current exhibitions and all the art center has to offer. There will be drawings for rk Ave., Hun- baskets of wines, gift certificates for tickets and , The River dinners, and other items. Admission is $30 per a Stern and person, $50 for two. For more information and m that traces make reservations call 689-0225 or visit www. medieval threevillagecommunitytrust.org. seniors, $20 ons recom-

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The Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center, 97P Main St., Stony Brook will present a St. George Living History production: Linda Ronstadt and Olivia Newton John Musical Holiday Tribute Show from Nov. 19 to Jan. 10. Tickets are $48 adults, $45 seniors and children ages 14 and younger. Includes lunch, tea and dessert. For schedule, visit www.wmho.org. To order, call 689-5888.

FAMILY TIES From left, Niki Kuttler, Mary Caulfield and Gary Tifeld star in the Neil Simon classic comedy, 'I Ought to Be in Pictures,' at the Vanderbilt Museum's Carriage House Theater in Centerport from Nov. 10 to 19. Photo by Evan Donnellan

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KNOWLEDGE SEEKERS

BNL team sets record for drawing miniaturized patterns Weekly horoscopes SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22

Scorpio, this week you can dedicate your time to something that will educate you further on an area of concentration you want to pursue. It may be a charitable cause.

BY DANIEL DUNAIEF It took a village to build this particular village or, more precisely, a pattern so small it could fit thousands of times over on the head of a pin. Working at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, a team of researchers wanted to exceed the boundaries of creating small patterns with finely honed features. The group included Aaron Stein, a senior scientist at CFN, Charles Black, the head of CFN, Vitor Manfrinato, a former postdoctoral researcher at BNL and several other key members of the BNL team. The team added a pattern generator that allowed them to control a microscope to create a pattern that set a record for drawing at the 1-nanometer scale. Just for reference, the width of a human hair is about 80,000 to 100,000 nanometers. The size of the pattern is a breakthrough as standard tools and processes generally produce patterns on a scale of 10 nanometers. “We were able to push that by a factor of five or 10 below,” Stein said. “When you get to those small size scales, that’s pretty significant.”

‘That’s really the joy of working in a place like this: There are [so many] permutations for collaborating.’

— Aaron Stein

In this case, the novelty that enabled this resolution originated with the idea of employing the scanning transmission electron microscope, which isn’t typically used for patterning to create these images. The scanning transmission electron microscope has an extraordinarily high resolution, while the pattern generator allowed them to control the patterns they drew and other aspects of the exposure. Researchers at CFN are focusing on this spectacularly small world to manipulate properties such as chemical reactiv-

ity, electrical conductivity and light interactions. “This new development is exciting because it will allow other researchers to create nanomaterials at previously impossible size scales,” Kevin Yager, a group leader at CFN explained in an email. “There are numerous predictions about how materials should behave differently at a size scale at 1 to 3 nanometers. With this patterning capability, we can finally test some of those hypotheses,” he said. Stein and the research team were able to create this pattern on a simple polymer, polymethyl methacrylate, or PMMA for short. “It’s surprising to us that you don’t need fancy materials to create these kinds of features,” said Stein. “PMMA is a common polymer. It’s Plexiglas. It’s kind of exciting to do something that is beyond what people have done” up until now. One of the many possible next steps, now that the researchers have developed this proof of principle, is to apply this technique to a substance that might have commercial use. Taking the same approach with silicon, for example, could lead to innovations in electronics. “We can make them with a high clarity of patterns and sharp corners, which we can’t do with other techniques,” Stein said. The BNL research team would “like to apply this to real world research,” which could include electronics and transistors, as well as photonics and plasmonics, he added. This project arose out of a doctoral thesis that Manfrinato was conducting. He is one of the many scientists who came to BNL, which isa Department of Energy funded user facility that provides tools to conduct research for scientists from around the world. Manfrinato was a doctoral student in Professor Karl Berggren’s group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an email, Manfrinato explained that he was interested in pushing the resolution limits of ebeam lithography. “BNL has

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21

Your great imagination often causes you to be the life of any gathering, Sagittarius. This week you may have to let others’ creativity take center stage.

CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20

Changes, particularly early in the week, will do you good, Capricorn. Rearrange the furniture or even try out a new hairstyle for some new perspective.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Photo courtesy of BNL

From left, BNL Staff Scientist Lihua Zhang, former postdoctoral researcher Vitor Manfrinato and BNL Senior Scientist Aaron Stein state of the art facilities and expert staff, so our collaboration was a great fit, starting in 2011,” he explained. Other scientists thought it was worthwhile to continue to pursue this effort, encouraging him to “come here and work on this. It’s a home grown project,” Stein said. Manfrinato worked on his doctorate from 2011 to 2015, at which point he became a postdoctoral researcher at BNL. His efforts involved several groups, all within the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at BNL. Stein, Manfrinato and Black worked on the lithography part of the project, while Lihua Zhang and Eric Stach developed the microscopy. Yager helped the team to understand the processes by which they could pattern PMMA at such small scale lengths. “No one or two of us could have made this happen,” Stein said. “That’s really the joy of working in a place like this: There are [so many] permutations for collaborating.” Indeed, the other scientists involved in this study were Yager; Zhang, a staff scientist in electron microscopy; Stach, the electron microscopy group leader at CFN; and Chang-Yong Nam, who assisted with the pattern transfer. Manfrinato, who is now a research and development engineer at a startup company in the San Francisco Bay area, explained that this lithographic technique has numerous possible applications.

Other researchers could create prototypes of their devices at a level below the 10-nanometer scale at CFN. Manfrinato interacts with the BNL team a few times a month and he has “exciting results to be further analyzed, explored and published,” he wrote in an email. Stein said BNL would like to offer this patterning device for other users who come to BNL. Ultimately, researchers use materials at this scale to find properties that may vary when the materials are larger. Sometimes, the properties such as color, chemical reactivity, electrical conductivity and light interactions change enough to create opportunities for new products, innovations or more efficient designs. A resident of Huntington, Stein and his wife Sasha Abraham, who works in the planning department for the Town of Huntington, have a 15-year-old daughter Lily and a 13-year-old son Henry. As for his work, Stein said he’s interested in continuing to push the limits of understanding various properties of nanomaterials. “My career has been using the e-beam lithography to make all sorts of structures,” he said. “We’re in a regime where people have not been there before. Finding the bottom is very interesting. Figuring out the limits of this technique is, in and of itself” an incredible opportunity.

Aquarius, take some time to do something with your partner, who can probably use your help right now. This can change your life emotionally and financially.

PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20

Pisces, remain tight-lipped about a positive development. You won’t have to stay silent forever, but wait a little longer to share the news.

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20

An emotional encounter that you have with someone close to you gives you clarity and peace of mind, Aries. This is the catalyst for making personal changes that improve your life.

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21

Taurus, it’s good to want to help others. But do not let someone take advantage of your generosity. Be as accommodating as you can and then communicate your feelings.

GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21

Gemini, spend time fixing up your home this week or doing things that are geared around family. This is a great time for parents and children or even extended family to get together.

CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22

Hoping and wishing for something without taking any action will not lead to satisfaction, Cancer. Figure out what you hope to achieve and then work toward that goal.

LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23

Optimism abounds this week, Leo. You are ready to tackle any project big or small. Even though you may feel like you can take on the world, enlist a few helpers.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22

Safeguard your personal information, Virgo, because not everyone you meet is on the up and up. Be cautious without being suspicious and things will turn out fine.

LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23

Libra, you can make a big difference by contributing time, money or both. Don’t hesitate to pitch in. Celebrate all that you have accomplished with someone you love.


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Religious ASSEMBLIES OF GOD STONY BROOK CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Connecting to God, Each Other and the World

400 Nicolls Road, E. Setauket (631) 689–1127 • Fax (631) 689–1215

www.stonybrookchristian.com Pastor Troy Reid Weekly Schedule Sunday Worship w/nursery 10 am Kidmo Children’s Church • Ignited Youth Fellowship and Food Always to Follow Tuesday Evening Prayer: 7 pm Thursday Morning Bible Study w/Coffee & Bagels: 10 am Friday Night Experience “FNX” for Pre K-Middle School: 6:30 pm Ignite Youth Ministry: 7:30 pm Check out our website for other events and times

BYZANTINE CATHOLIC RESURRECTION BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH

38 Mayflower Avenue, Smithtown NY 11787 631–759–6083 resurrectionsmithtown@gmail.com www.resurrectionsmithtown.org Father Tyler A. Strand, Administrator, Joseph S. Durko, Cantor Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 10:30 am Holy Days: See website or phone for information Sunday School Sundays at 9:15 am Adult Faith Formation/Bible Study: Mondays at 7:00 pm. PrayerAnon Prayer Group for substance addictions, Wednesdays at 7 pm A Catholic Church of the Eastern Rite under the Eparchy of Passaic.

CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. GERARD MAJELLA 300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station (631) 473–2900 • Fax (631) 473–0015

www.stgmajella.org All are Welcome to Begin Again. Come Pray With Us. Rev. Jerry DiSpigno, Pastor Office of Christian Formation • (631) 928–2550 We celebrate Eucharist Saturday evening 5 pm, Sunday 7:30, 9 and 11 am Weekday Mass Monday–Friday 9 am We celebrate Baptism Third weekend of each month during any of our weekend Masses We celebrate Marriage Arrangements can be made at the church with our Pastor or Deacon We celebrate Reconciliation Confession is celebrated on Saturdays from 4–5 pm We celebrate You! Visit Our Thrift Shop Mon. – Fri. 10 am–4 pm + Sat. 10 am–2 pm

INFANT JESUS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 110 Myrtle Ave., Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 473-0165 • Fax (631) 331-8094

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www.www.infantjesus.org Reverend Patrick M. Riegger, Pastor Associates: Rev. Francis Lasrado & Rev. Rolando Ticllasuca To schedule Baptisms and Weddings, Please call the Rectory Confessions: Saturdays 12:30-1:15 pm in the Lower Church Religious Ed.: (631) 928-0447 • Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145 Weekly Masses: 6:50 and 9 am in the Church, 12 pm in the Chapel* Weekend Masses: Saturday at 5 pm in the Church, 5:15 pm in the Chapel* Sunday at 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm in the Church and at 8:30 am, 10 am, and 11:30 am (Family Mass) in the Chapel* Spanish Masses: Sunday at 8:45 am and Wednesday at 6 pm in the Church *Held at the Infant Jesus Chapel at St. Charles Hospital Religious Education: (631) 928-0447 Parish Outreach: (631) 331-6145

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ST. JAMES ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 429 Rt. 25A, Setauket, NY 11733 Phone/Fax: (631) 941–4141 Parish Office email: parish@stjamessetauket.org Office Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

Mission Statement: Beloved daughters and sons of the Catholic parish of St. James, formed as the Body of Christ through the waters of Baptism, are a pilgrim community on Camiño-toward the fullness of the Kingdom of God, guided by the Holy Spirit. Our response to Jesus’ invitation to be faithful and fruitful disciples requires us to be nurtured by the Eucharist and formed by the Gospel’s call to be a Good Samaritan to neighbor and enemy. That in Jesus’ name we may be a welcoming community respectful of life in all its diversities and beauty; stewards of and for God’s creation; and witnesses to Faith, Hope and Charity. Rev. James-Patrick Mannion, Pastor Rev. Gerald Cestare, Associate Pastor Rev. Jon Fitzgerald, In Residence Weekday Masses: Monday – Saturday 8:00 am Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil 5:00 pm Sunday 8:00am, 9:30 am (family), 11:30 am (choir), 6:00 pm (Youth) Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Baptisms: Contact the Office at the end of the third month (pregnancy) to set date Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 – 4:45 pm or by appointment Anointing Of The Sick: by request Holy Matrimony: contact the office at least 9 months before desired date Bereavement: (631) 941-4141 x 341 Faith Formation Office: (631) 941-4141 x 328 Outreach: (631) 941-4141 x 333 Our Lady of Wisdom Regional School: (631) 473-1211 Our Daily Bread Sunday Soup Kitchen 3 pm

CONGREGATIONAL MT. SINAI CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

233 North Country Road, Mt. Sinai • (631) 473–1582 www.mtsinaichurchli.org

“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here” Worship hour is 8:30 am and 10 am Sunday School and Childcare offered at 10:00 am open to all children (infants to 8th grade). The last Sunday of every month is our Welcome Sunday Service. This service has been intentionally designed to include persons of differing abilities from local group homes. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.

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ALL SOULS EPISCOPAL CHURCH “Our little historic church on the hill” across from the Stony Brook Duck Pond

Main Street, Stony Brook • (631) 751–0034

www.allsouls–stonybrook.org • allsoulsepiscopalchurch@verizon.net Please come and welcome our new Priest: The Rev. Farrell D. Graves, Ph.D., Vicar Sunday Holy Eucharist: 8 and 9:30 am Religious instruction for children follows the 9:30 am Service This is a small eclectic Episcopal congregation that has a personal touch. We welcome all regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey. Walk with us.

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CAROLINE CHURCH OF BROOKHAVEN The Rev. Cn. Dr. Richard D. Visconti, Rector

1 Dyke Road on the Village Green, Setauket Web site: www.carolinechurch.net Parish Office email: office@carolinechurch.net (631) 941–4245

Sunday Services: 8 am, 9:30 am and 11:15 am Church School/Child Care at 9:30 am Church School classes now forming. Call 631-941-4245 for registration. Weekday Holy Eucharist’s: Thursday 12:00 pm and first Friday of the month 7:30 pm (rotating: call Parish Office for location.) Youth, Music and Service Programs offered. Let God walk with you as part of our family–friendly community.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 127 Barnum Ave., Port Jefferson (631) 473–0273 email: ccoffice@christchurchportjeff.org www.christchurchportjeff.org

Father Anthony DiLorenzo: Priest–In–Charge Sunday Services 8 am & 10 am Sunday Eucharist: 8 am and 10 am/Wednesday 10 in our chapel Sunday School and Nursery Registration for Sunday School starting Sunday after the 10 am Eucharist Our ministries: Welcome Inn on Mondays at 5:45 pm AA meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm/Prayer Group on Wednesdays at 10:30 am/Bible Study on Thursdays at 10 am. It is the mission of the people of Christ Church to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and to make his love known to all through our lives and ministry. We at Christ Church are a joyful, welcoming community. Wherever you are in your journey of life we want to be part of it.

EVANGELICAL INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH Loving God • Loving Others • Sharing the Gospel

1266 N. Country Road, Stony Brook, NY 11790 (631) 689-7660 • www.internationalbaptistsb.org Pastor Hank Kistler Sunday Worship 11 am Thursday Small Groups 7 pm

THREE VILLAGE CHURCH Knowing Christ...Making Him Known

322 Route 25A, East Setauket • (631) 941–3670 www.3vc.org

Lead Pastor Josh Moody Sunday Worship Schedule 9:15 am:Worship Service Sunday School (Pre–K – Adult), Nursery 10:30 am: Bagel/Coffee Fellowship 11:00 am: Worship, Nursery, Pre–K, Cornerstone Kids (Gr. K–4) We offer weekly Teen Programs, Small Groups, Women’s Bible Studies (day & evening) & Men’s Bible Study Faith Nursery School for ages 3 & 4 Join us as we celebrate 55 years of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ!

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Religious GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION

430 Sheep Pasture Rd., Port Jefferson 11777 Tel: 631-473-0894 • Fax: 631-928-5131 www.kimisis.org • goc.assumption@gmail.com

Rev. Demetrios N. Calogredes, Protopresbyter Sunday Services Orthros 8:30 am - Devine Liturgy 10 am Services conducted in both Greek & English* Books available to follow in English* Sunday Catechism School, 10:15 am - 11:15 am* Greek Language School, Tuesdays 5 pm - 8 pm* Bible Study & Adult Catechism Classes Available* Golden Age & Youth Groups* Thrift Store* Banquet Hall available for Rental* For information please call Church office*

JEWISH

CHABAD AT STONY BROOK “Judaism with a smile”

Future site: East side of Nicolls Rd, North of Rte 347 –Next to Fire Dept. Current location: 821 Hawkins Ave., Lake Grove (631) 585–0521 • (800) My–Torah • www.ChabadSB.com

Rabbi Chaim & Rivkie Grossbaum Rabbi Motti & Chaya Grossbaum Rabbi Sholom B. & Chanie Cohen Membership Free •Weekday, Shabbat & Holiday Services Highly acclaimed Torah Tots Preschool • Afternoon Hebrew School Camp Gan Israel • Judaica Publishing Department • Lectures and Seminars • Living Legacy Holiday Programs Jewish Learning Institute Friendship Circle for Special Needs Children • The CTeen Network N’shei Chabad Women’s Club • Cyberspace Library www.ChabadSB.com Chabad at Stony Brook University – Rabbi Adam & Esther Stein

NORTH SHORE JEWISH CENTER

385 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station (631) 928–3737 www.NorthShoreJewishCenter.org Rabbi Aaron Benson

Cantor Daniel Kramer Executive Director Marcie Platkin Principal Heather Welkes Youth Director Jen Schwartz Services: Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 9:15 am Daily morning and evening minyan- Call for times. Tot Shabbat • Family Services • Sisterhood • Men’s Club Seniors’ Club • Youth Group • Continuing Ed Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah • Judaica Shop • Food Pantry Lecture Series • Jewish Film Series NSJC JEWISH LEARNING CENTER RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Innovative curriculum and programming for children ages 5-13 Imagine a synagogue that feels like home! Come connect with us on your Jewish journey. Member United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

JEWISH

TEMPLE ISAIAH (REFORM)

1404 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook • (631) 751–8518 www.tisbny.org A warm and caring intergenerational community dedicated to learning, prayer, social action, and friendship. Member Union for Reform Judaism

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Rabbi David Katz Cantor Marcey Wagner Rabbi Emeritus Stephen A. Karol Rabbi Emeritus Adam D. Fisher Cantor Emeritus Michael F. Trachtenberg

Sabbath Services Friday 7:30 pm and Saturday 10 am Religious School • Monthly Family Service • Monthly Tot Shabbat Youth Groups • Senior Club • Adult Education Sisterhood • Brotherhood • Book Club-more

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YOUNG ISRAEL OF CORAM

Coram Jewish Center 981 Old Town Rd., Coram • (631) 698–3939 www.YIC.org • YoungIsraelofCoram@gmail.com

RABBI DR. MORDECAI AND MARILYN GOLSHEVSKY RABBI SAM AND REBECCA GOLSHEVSKY

“The Eternal Flame-The Eternal Light” weekly Channel 20 at 10 a.m. Shabbat Morning Services 9 a.m. Free Membership. No building fund. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Shabbat and Holiday Services followed by hot buffet. Adult Education Institute for men and women. Internationally prominent Lecturers and Torah Classes. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Kaballah Classes. Jewish Holiday Institute. Tutorials for all ages. FREE TUITION FOR HEBREW SCHOOL PUT MEANING IN YOUR LIFE (631) 698-3939 Member, National Council of Young Israel. All welcome regardless of knowledge or observance level.

LUTHERAN–ELCA HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH AND ANCHOR NURSERY SCHOOL

46 Dare Road, Selden (631) 732-2511 Emergency number (516) 848-5386

Rev. Dr. Richard O. Hill, Pastor email: hopelutheran@msn.com • website: www.hopeluth.com Holy Communion is celebrated every week Saturdays at 5 pm, Sundays at 8, 9:30 and 11 am Service of Prayers for Healing on the first weeked of each month at all services Children and Youth Ministries Sparklers (3-11) Saturdays 5 pm • Sunday School (ages 3-11) 9:30 am Kids’ Club (ages 4-10) Wednesdays 4:15 pm Teen Ministry (ages 11-16) Saturdays 3 pm

ST. PAULS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 309 Patchogue Road, Port Jefferson Station (631) 473–2236

Rev. Paul A. Downing, Pastor email: pastorpauldowning@yahoo.com • pastor’s cell: 347–423–3623 Services: Sundays-8:30 and 10:30 am—Holy Communion Sunday School during 10:30 service Bible and Bagels 9:30 am on Sundays Wednesday Night — 7:30 pm Intimate Holy Communion Friday Morning 10:30 am—Power of Prayer Hour Join us for any service-all are welcome We are celebrating 100 years in Port Jefferson Station

METHODIST BETHEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

33 Christian Ave/ PO2117, E. Setauket NY 11733 (631) 941–3581 Rev. Gregory L. Leonard–Pastor Sunday Worship 10:30 am • Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Lectionary Reading and Prayer Wed. 12 noon Gospel Choir Tues. 8 pm Praise Choir and Youth Choir 3rd and 4th Fri. 6:30 pm 

COMMACK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 486 Townline Road, Commack Church Office: (631)499–7310 Fax: (631) 858–0596 www.commack–umc.org • mail@commack–umc.org Rev. Linda Bates–Stepe, Pastor

METHODIST FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Welcome to our church! We invite you to Worship with us! Come check us out! Jeans are okay! Open Table Communion 1st Sunday every month. 603 Main Street, Port Jefferson Church Office- (631) 473–0517 Rev. Sandra J. Moore - Pastor Sunday Worship - 9:30 am (summer), 10:00 am (September) Children’s Sunday School - Sept. to June (Sunday School sign up form on Web) Email- 1stumc@optonline.net Web- http://www.pjfumc.org

SETAUKET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 160 Main Street, Corner of 25A and Main Street East Setauket • (631) 941–4167

Rev. Steven kim, Pastor

www.setauketumc.org • SUMCNY@aol.com Sunday Worship Service & Church School 10 am Holy Communion 1st Sunday of Month Mary & Martha Circle (Women’s Ministry) monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 1pm

STONY BROOK COMMUNITY CHURCH UNITED METHODIST

216 Christian Ave., Stony Brook, 11790 Church Office: 631-751-0574 stonybrookcommunitychurch@gmail.com www.stonybrookcommunitychurch.org Rev. chuck Van Houten, Pastor Connecting people to God, purpose and each other Sunday Worship 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am

Renewing, Restoring, Reviving for the 21st Century!

PRESBYTERIAN

SETAUKET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

5 Caroline Avenue ~ On the Village Green (631) 941-4271

Making God’s community livable for all since 1660!! www.setauketpresbyterian.org Email: setauketpresbyterian@verizon.net

Rev. Mary, Barrett Speers, pastor

Join us Sundays in worship at 9:30 am Church School (PreK-6th Grade) at 9:45 am Adult Christian Education Classes and Service Opportunities Outreach Ministries: Open Door Exchange Ministry: Furnishing homes...Finding hope www.facebook.com/welcomefriendssoupkitchen Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen Prep Site: tfolliero@yahoo.com All are welcome to join this vibrant community of worship, music (voice and bell choirs), mission (local, national and international), and fellowship. Call the church office or visit our website for current information on church activities. SPC is a More Light Presbyterian Church and part of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians working toward a church as generous and just as God’s grace.

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Above, CTeen Jr. teens from The Chai Center Noskin Hebrew School in Dix Hills show the emoji pillows they created; below, children from the orphanage play with the pillows made for them. Photos from The Chai Center

LI teens make emoji pillows for children in Ukrainian orphanage

On a recent Sunday evening, seventhgraders from CTeen Jr. (West Suffolk County Chapter) spent some time creating special emoji pillows. One week later they were in the hands of beautiful young children at the Mishpacha Orphanage in Odessa, Ukraine, which provides care to 80 boys and girls from birth to 18 years old.

CTeen Jr. is part of The Chai Center Noskin Hebrew School in Dix Hills. The CTeen Jr. program helps young teens understand their Jewish identity and the role they play in their community and beyond, with a focus on humanitarian and social activities. For more information, contact The Chai Center at 631-351-8672 or visit www.DixHillsHebrewSchool.com.

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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

UNITY

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP AT STONY BROOK

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF HUNTINGTON

UNITY CHURCH OF HEALING LIGHT

380 Nicolls Road • between Rte 347 & Rte 25A (631) 751–0297 • www.uufsb.org • office@uufsb.org

109 Brown’s Road, Huntington, NY 11743 631–427–9547

(minister@uufsb.org) Sunday Service: 10:30 am

Rev. G. Jude Geiger, Minister

Rev. Margaret H. Allen

Religious Education at UUFSB: Unitarian Universalism accepts wisdom from many sources and offers non-dogmatic religious education for children from 3-18 to foster ethical and spiritual development and knowledge of world religions. Classes Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Childcare for little ones under three. Senior High Youth Group meetings Sunday evenings. Registration is ongoing. For more information: dre@uufsb.org.

www.uufh.org

(minister@uufh.org) Starr Austin, religious educator (dreuufh@gmail.com) Sunday Service 10:30 am, Children’s Religious Education 10:30 am Whoever you are, whomever you love, wherever you are on your life’s journey, you are welcome here. Our services offer a progressive, non-creedal message with room for spiritual seekers. Services and Religious Education each Sunday at 10:30 am Youth Group, Lifespan Religious Education for Adults, Adult and Children’s Choirs. Participants in the Huntington Interfaith Housing Initiative. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

203 East Pulaski Rd., Huntington Sta. (631) 385–7180 www.unityhuntingtonny.org

Rev. Saba Mchunguzi

Unity Church of Healing Light is committed to helping people unfold their Christ potential to transform their lives and build spiritual community through worship, education, prayer and service. Sunday Worship & Church School 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Sign Language Interpreter at Sunday Service

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SBU SportSweek Tomorrow is Friday – wear red on Campus!

NoV. 9 – NoV. 15, 2017

StoNy Brook UNiVErSity

Stony Brook tops Vermont in America East final Seawolves head to NCAA Tournament Stony Brook women’s soccer edged University of Vermont, 2-1, Nov. 5 in the 2017 America East championship, advancing the Seawolves to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history. Freshman Alyssa Francese and senior Manuela Corcho both scored for Stony Brook — which improves to 1110-0 (4-4-0 AE) in 2017. Corcho, Kimmy Chavkin, Sydney Vaughn and Franki Priore were all named to the America East All-Championship team. Vaughn, a senior defender, earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player Award. “I’m just super excited for our student-athletes that they get to continue playing and represent Stony Brook University in the NCAA Tournament,” Stony Brook head coach Brendan Faherty said.

“It’s quite an honor for all of us. We have a great staff here, great people behind the scenes. This win is for all of us. It’s for the entire athletic department and the university.” Francese gave the Seawolves an early lead, finding the back of the net in the 18th minute. The forward collected a pass from junior defender Kaitlin Loughren, pushed the ball up field and blasted it into the back of the net for her ninth goal of the year. Freshman Fanny Gotesson was also credited with an assist. Corcho then made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute, collecting a pass from freshman forward Rachel Florenz and finishing an open look on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Sofia Manner recorded five saves in the win, earning her 10th victory of the year. Manner now has a 0.84 goals allowed average and .826 save percentage this year.

Stony Brook recorded four shots, attempting five corner kicks. Stony Brook women’s soccer has now played in five America East Championship contests in program history (2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2017), winning and advancing to the NCAA Tournament twice (also making the trip in 2012). Faherty has a 20-18-3 record in his first two seasons at the helm. Faherty won his 100th career game as a collegiate head coach during Stony Brook’s victory over University of Hartford in the conference quarterfinals. Stony Brook will travel to No. 3 Penn State University Nov. 10. The first matchup between the two programs is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. “I thought Vermont played a great game,” Faherty said. “In the second half they were really good. This game showed a lot about our character. It wasn’t our best performance, but I’m happy that we get to continue playing.”

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Members of Stony Brook’s women’s soccer team hoist up the America East championship trophy following the win over University of Vermont.

SBU football team reclaims Golden Apple with OT win Photo from SBU

the Stony Brook men’s cross-country team won the America East championship title.

Men’s XC wins conference title The Stony Brook men’s and women’s crosscountry teams had very strong performances at the America East Championship at Hard’ack Recreation Area, with the men taking the title by three points and the women coming up a few points short for third place. Sophomore Cameron Avery led the men. Sophomore Vann Moffett and seniors Nick Cruz and Danny Connelly rounded out the Top 10. “Today was a complete team performance by the men,” Stony Brook head coach Andy Ronan said. “They took the challenge offered by the course. The men really competed for each other and showed great maturity in the way they handled themselves during the race.” The Seawolves won with a score of 40 points, ahead of University of Massachusetts Lowell’s 43 and University at Albany’s 87. The Seawolves had four Top 10 performers and four more in the top 25. Avery came in second in 24 minutes, 41.54 seconds. “They never gave up and the reward is

their second championship in a row,” Ronan said. “I am very proud of this group of young men. Cameron was excellent. He is a true cross-country runner that takes whatever the course and competition throws at him and then grinds his way to the top.” The Seawolves’ women team came in third with 58 points behind University of New Hampshire with 37 and UMass Lowell with 57. “We missed it by one point,” Ronan said. “This is a good group of athletes and I feel if we add some depth this year that they will be in contention for a conference title soon.” The women were led by seniors Annika Sisson and Tiana Guevara and junior Alexandria Ortega who all finished in the Top 5. Avery and Moffett received First Team AllConference honors, as well as Sisson, Ortega and Guevara. Cruz, Connelly, Kyle Kelly, Bryce Hedman and Chris Biondi got Second Team. The Seawolves will head to the NCAA Regional Championships in Buffalo Nov. 10.

Junior quarterback Joe Carbone found graduate wide receiver Harrison Jackson in the end zone during overtime to lift the Stony Brook football team to a thrilling 28-21 victory over Colonial Athletic Association in-state rival University at Albany to reclaim The Golden Apple on Nov. 4 at LaValle Stadium. “I was just happy to make a play for my team,” Jackson said of helping to win Stony Brook’s first overtime game since 2014. “I was just waiting for my number and was just making sure I was ready to make the play.” The Seawolves’ (7-2, 6-1 CAA) defense held the Great Danes (3-6, 1-5 CAA) in their overtime possession to hang onto the lead. “I’m really happy for this team,” Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore said. “We knew Albany was a good football team and had lost a lot of close games this year.” Carbone tossed a pair of touchdowns for Stony Brook, including the one in overtime and a second-quarter toss to junior wide receiver Donavin Washington. Stony Brook also scored twice on the ground from senior Stacey Bedell on a 4-yard rush and junior Donald Liotine on a 6-yard rush. After Liotine’s touchdown, Albany tied it up on the ensuing drive. Bedell’s score brought back the lead with 3:31 left in the first quarter. Bedell is just the second player in school history to record at least 30 rushing touchdowns. He joined Miguel Maysonet (2010-12) who collected 48 during his career.

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Carbone found Washington on a 26-yard catch and run for a touchdown to open the second and extend the advantage to 28-14. The Great Danes cut the deficit to seven on a touchdown from a Donovan of their own, as Donavan McDonald caught a 15-yard pass. The teams were held scoreless in the third, and Stony Brook’s lead slipped to nothing when running back Karl Mofor carried the ball into touchdown territory from three yards out with 1:34 remaining in the fourth quarter. The drive was 19 plays for 96 yards. Stony Brook scored the only points in overtime when Carbone hit Jackson in the end zone with a 13-yard pass for the win. “That was all about Harrison,” Carbone said. “He had his corner beat twice in a row. I probably should have thrown to him more during the game. Harrison did a great job.” Stony Brook wide receiver Ray Bolden became the fifth player in school history to gain at least 2,000 career receiving yards. He finished the game with 82 yards to improve his career total to 2,037. Bolden also moved into second on Stony Brook’s career receptions with 165. “You don’t ever deserve to win because you work hard, but you like to see things happen for good people, and this team is a bunch of good people who stayed focused,” Priore said. The Seawolves host Wagner College Nov. 11 in the final home game of the regular season in LaValle Stadium. Kickoff for senior day against the nonconference foe will be at 1 p.m.


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KIDS KORNER

www.nutcrackerballet.com

SEISKAYA BALLET’S

Nutcracker the

Staller Center for the Arts Stony Brook University Tel: 631-632-ARTS “Polished”

Goodman-NEWSDAY

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Friday at 7PM Saturday at 2PM & 7PM Sunday at 1PM & 6PM Monday at 7PM

HOLIDAY FUN Join Barnaby and Franklynne as they set off on a journey to save Christmas at Theatre Three from Nov. 24 to Dec. 30. File photo by Peter Lanscombe, Theatre Three Productions Inc.

Programs The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present a Hands on Art program for students in grades K through 4 on Nov. 9, Dec. 7 and Jan. 11 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Visit the latest exhibit in the Visitor’s Center, Animal Kingdom: From Tame to Wild, and then create your own inspired masterpiece to take home. $10 per class, $8 members. Advance registration required by calling 751-0066, ext. 212.

Wanted: FBI agents

Drop by the Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson on Nov. 10, 11 or 12 between 1 and 5 p.m. to take part in a program titled Wanted: FBI Agents for Fingerprinting. Use materials to practice your skills in forensic science and make all kinds of “prints” that are uniquely yours! $5 per person. For more info, call 331-3277.

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday!

The Long Island Science Center, 21 North Country Road, Rocky Point, will present a walk-in program titled S.T.E.A.M. Saturday on Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Science, technology, engineering, art and math are all important topics covered in this fun-packed day. Build like Da Vinci, paint like Picasso and invent like Tesla throughout the day. $7 per person. Questions? Call 208-8000.

Nature Quest

The folks at Sunken Meadow State Park, corner of Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park will present a program for children, Nature Quest, on Nov. 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Are you good at spotting things? Traveling at your own speed, take part in a scavenger hunt while solving riddles and searching for the amusing items on the list. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 581-1072.

Corn Husk Figure workshop

Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown will present a Tiny Tots program, Legend of Baby Rattlesnake, on Nov. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. This is a special time for parent and child to discover the wonders of the natural world together. For ages 3 to 5. $4 per person. Advance registration required by calling 265-1054.

Toddler Time

Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington hosts Toddler Time for ages 3 to 5 every Thursday at 11 a.m. On Nov. 16 sing and dance with guitarist Jeff Sorg. Free. No registration necessary. For further information, call 271-1442.

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Hands on History

The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook will present a Hands on History program for students in grades K through 4 on Nov. 16, Dec. 14 and Jan. 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Visit a different gallery each month and explore history, making the past come alive. $10 per class, $8 members. Advance registration required by calling 751-0066, ext. 212.

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He’s back! The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport will present “Frosty” from Nov. 18 to Dec. 31. Join Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from mean old Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow. Jenny calls on all of you to help her save her home, get Frosty to the North Pole, and make this holiday season a Winter Wonderland for one and all! Tickets are $15. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

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‘Barnaby Saves Christmas’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson will present the holiday favorite, “Barnaby Saves Christmas,” from Nov. 24 to Dec. 30 with a sensory-friendly performance on Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. Come join Santa, Barnaby, Franklynne and all their friends as they learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah and the holiday season. All seats are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

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‘Peter and the Wolf’

Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma will present “Peter and the Wolf” on Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. and again at 12:15 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. Based on the popular Russian folktale and set to Prokofiev’s world-famous score, this captivating ballet will delight audiences of all ages. Tickets are $18 adults, $9 children and senior citizens. To order, call 737-1964.

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Teens ages 12 to 16 are invited to a Corn Husk Figure workshop at the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor on Nov. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. Discover the origins of corn husk dolls and create a unique one from dried husks for yourself. Light refreshments will be served at this fun drop-off program. $12 per teen. To register, call 367-3418. The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor will present a Little Voyagers program for toddler and adult on Nov. 16 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Explore how people like the Pilgrims traveled by ship to discover the New World. Learn fun facts about boats, enjoy story time and create a simple boat to take with you. $12 per pair includes a snack. To register, call 367-3418.

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Scarecrows descend on Stony Brook Village Center The winners of Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s annual Scarecrow Competition were announced at its 27th annual Halloween Festival on Oct. 31. Over 30 scarecrows were displayed throughout the Stony Brook Village Center during the month of October as visitors voted for their favorites. Congratulations to the following winners, clockwise from above left: Category A – Previous 1st Prize Winners & Professionals 1st place – “Mirror Mirror” by Barbara DeStefano GS Troop 405 2nd place – “The Courageous Lady in Pink” by Linda Hubner Category B – Adults/Families 1st place – “Cheshire Cat” by Natasha Bartley 2nd place – “Au Pair Annie & Kids” by Cindy Garruba 3rd place – “Old Mother Goose” by Emma S. Clark Memorial Library Category C – Children (under 12) 1st place – “Poppy Troll” by Beth Siar of Brownie Troop 873 2nd place – “Pinkalicious” by Lauren McGowan of St. Patrick’s Daisy Troop 2165 3rd place – “Captain Underpants” by Beth Siar of GS Junior Troop 3083 Sponsors Suffolk Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy; Samuel R. Taube R.C.S.W.; Sharon Doyle, MS, RN, CS, NPP; J. Robert Quilty, PhD, P.C.; and the Roseland School of Dance helped to make the event possible.

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Clockwise from above, Ward Melville’s field hockey team celebrates earning its third straight trip to the state semifinals; Caitlin Evans taps in the ball after lexi Reinhardt freed it from between the Mamaroneck goalie’s legs; lexi Reinhardt passes the ball behind her; and Kate Mulham pushes the ball up the field.

Patriots make third straight state semifinal appearance News comes after field hockey team takes LIC, Southeast Regional titles By Bill landon The freight train keeps on rolling. Ward Melville’s undefeated field hockey team bested Mamaroneck 3-1 Nov. 4 to clinch the Southeast Regional title, and with that, punch a ticket to the state semifinal, where the Patriots will face Baldwinsville Nov. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Maine-Endwell Senior High School.

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The team has unfinished business after having its perfect record blemished following the state semifinal game last year, and falling to Mamaroneck in the state finals in 2015. Ward Melville head coach Shannon Sioss was happy her Patriots avenged their loss to the Tigers, but said the win is nothing more than a stepping-stone toward the ultimate goal. “I told them how proud I am,” Sioss said she told her athletes after the win. “But now it’s time to continue that journey at the state level, which has been our goal since the beginning of the season.” All of the goals were scored in the second half, the first coming in the opening minutes when Ward Melville’s Caitlin Evans tapped in the ball after Lexi Reinhardt freed it from between the Tigers’ goalkeeper’s legs, despite being a man down. “I was just so excited,” Evans said of scoring. “We’ve worked so hard all season, since August, to get here and we were not going to let it prevent us from getting to states. We were ready. We came in with heart and that really helped us to come back in the second half. We’re really working so hard for the seniors — it’s their last chance to make it to states.” The Patriots’ lead was short-lived, as two minutes later Mamaroneck defender Emily Mahland ripped a shot past the goalie to make it a new game. Both teams fielded formidable defensive units, proved by the lack of shots on goal early on, but Ward Melville kept to its status quo by turning up the heat in the second half. Reinhardt found an open lane and rocked the box with a solo shot for the go-ahead goal with 10:45 left in regulation.

Kerri Thornton scored the final goal with 2:45 on the clock. “Today we capitalized on our corners,” Thornton said. “In the last couple of games we haven’t been able to do that, but finally finished on those opportunities. Our defense also did a fantastic job. I don’t think they get enough credit for what they do.” Ward Melville has allowed just two goals in five postseason appearances, and outscored opponents 80-15 this entire season. Prior to the Southeast Regional win, the Patriots scored their 10th shutout of the year with a 6-0 win over Massapequa for their third straight Long Island championship title. “They’re an excellent program, so we had to keep the pressure going so they didn’t have a chance to come back,” Reinhardt said of Mamaroneck. “We’ve been [to the state semifinals and finals] before and we want to finish it this time. It’s not for us; it’s for the seniors, the whole program and the people [who] watch us.”


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Letters to the editor

Zeldin: ‘No’ vote on Trump’s tax reform bill

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A motorist died at St. Charles Hospital after being rescued from a submerged car in Port Jefferson Harbor Oct. 30.

It’s time for real action at PJ marina boat ramp A problem with quite a few seemingly simple and inexpensive solutions exists in Port Jefferson, and rather than working together to solve it, various levels of government are kicking the can down the road, pointing fingers and letting people die. The boat launch at the Brookhaven Town-owned Port Jefferson Marina, which sits in the heart of Port Jefferson Village beyond the intersection of a New York State and PJ Village road is a public health problem. Drivers heading north on Barnum Avenue are crossing over Route 25A, entering the marina lot and winding up on the boat ramp either intentionally or without realizing it — the distinction is irrelevant. This year alone, two men in their 60s drove into the water via the ramp, and in each case frantic rescue efforts ensued to pull the victims from their sinking vehicles. In April, good Samaritans on the scene succeeded. When it happened again last week, first responders couldn’t save the driver in time. While we understand a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled in 2011 that a 2005 incident in which a driver also died after plunging into the water via the boat ramp was not the fault of the town or village — the codefendants in the lawsuit by the executrix of the driver’s estate — that doesn’t mean complete inaction is acceptable. To be clear, we’re not blaming the town or village for the death of William Whalen Oct. 30. But the town’s idea that several “Do Not Enter” signs are enough and should completely absolve them of any culpability is extremely disheartening. Village Mayor Margot Garant has been vocal about the problem, at least since the April incident, and has been in touch with the State Department of Transportation, but the village’s “not our property” excuse is also disheartening. State Sen. Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) has been in power for decades and thus was around when Richard Levin died crossing the state road and submerging his vehicle in 2005. In response to last week’s occurrence, LaValle met with leadership of the DOT to discuss what his spokesperson called a “horrible incident” in an email. Wasn’t the 2005 incident horrible enough to warrant action? Garant has said the state has agreed to turn the traffic signals into strictly left and right arrows so motorists know they can’t go straight at the intersection. It is inexcusable that even with virtually every possible municipality having some sort of stake in improving safety at a clearly troublesome intersection the best solution that can be reached 12 years after a death resulting in a lawsuit is right and left arrows and Do Not Enter signs. We have a few suggestions. Put your collective dollars together and invest in a retractable or closable gate. Install strips to puncture driver’s tires should they head down the ramp. Put a permanent barrier in the middle of the wide-open ramp entrance that leaves a single vessel width on either side. Purchase a sign with a clear warning that if a driver proceeds across 25A they might end up in the water. Blinking lights could even be added to the sign for perfect visibility at night, when most of these incidents seem to occur. We don’t care any longer whose responsibility the ramp technically falls under. Do something now or prepare to share culpability when, not if, this happens again.

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The House tax reform bill was released Nov. 2, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which would eliminate the state and local tax (SALT) deduction in its current form. This proposal would eliminate the current deductibility for state and local income and sales taxes and cap the current property tax deduction at $10,000. I am a “No” vote on this bill in its current form. We need to fix this state and local tax deduction issue. Adding back in the property tax deduction up to $10,000 is progress, but not enough progress. If I’m not fighting for New Yorkers, I can’t expect anyone else from another state to do it for me. My goal in this tax reform mission is focused on allowing my hard-working constituents to save more of their paycheck, reduce their cost of living, and put away more money for retirement. We also need a fairer, simpler tax code that would allow Americans to fill out their tax return on a postcard. Additionally, we need to improve the business climate by reducing the corporate income tax rate to create more American jobs, bring jobs and businesses back from overseas, and prevent other

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jobs and businesses from leaving. I really like many aspects of the current tax reform plan, however, we still have more work to do to get this right, especially with regard to the SALT deduction, which has been in existence for over 100 years. Eliminating the SALT deduction would be a geographic redistribution of wealth, picking winners and losers. New York is a net contributor to the federal coffers with regard to both tax policy and spending policy and that is

even with the SALT deduction. It’s also important to note that the reason why our state and local tax deduction is so high is because our state and local taxes are so high, which is why all levels of government should be working on delivering tax relief. In the meantime, I’m going to fight for my home district and my home state in our nation’s capital.

Lee Zeldin U.S. Congressman 1st District

Of leftist violence, Democrat-KKK connection It’s hard to believe anyone could honestly misread my Sept. 14 letter to The Village Times Herald “Ignoring left wing violence and haters” as badly as Arnold Wishnia did in his Oct. 12 letter “President Trump’s Shameful Apologia.” Sadly, he retreats to tired clichés unsupported by the text of the submission. The professor claimed the letter is “filled with the usual right-wing attempts to justify … Donald Trump’s shameful apologia for the … Charlottesville …” riots, when the president’s name was never mentioned. Further, I cited specific instances of violence, confirmed by left-leaning sources including The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday and Nancy Pelosi. Are readers to rationally conclude those authorities are part of some “right-wing attempts” to give Trump a pass? That’s almost as unbelievable as Wishnia’s previous flight of fancy, “Zeldin’s letter reinforces Trump’s lie” in the Aug. 24 edition of The Village Times Herald,

contradicting Charlottesville Police Chief, Al Thomas. After Thomas publicly stated, “The crowd size became increasingly violent with mutually engaged combatants.” Mr. Wishnia opined, the “evidence … seems to be a photograph originally from a Greek demonstration in 2009, gone viral in the rightwing blogosphere.” Given the above, it’s probably fair to approach some of Wishnia’s suppositions with appropriate skepticism, including those employing Rachel Maddow as a legit source, and actually blaming the “ascension” of the KKK on Republicans. As to the former, while a known Trump hater, Rachel did get Democrat President Woodrow Wilson’s role as the racist in chief pretty much correct. Regarding the latter, it defies logic to assume a GOP president would deliberately promote the deadly terrorist group threatening both southern state Republican officeholders and the newly liberated black citizens for whom they’d fought.

In addition, the Klan, founded in 1866, fomented enough bloodshed over the next 10 years to help push almost all the former Confederate State Legislatures under Democrat control, thus lessening a need for this paramilitary force. Omitted in the professor’s time line were the 100 or so years of southern Democrat elected leaders legalizing, and at times brutally enforcing, segregation and Jim Crow laws — those awful injustices were overturned by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. The late senator J. William Fulbright, Bill Clinton’s political mentor, not only filibustered against the historic 1964 legislation but voted “Nay” the following year as well. In 1993, President Clinton presented Fulbright with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an action for which Bill still has offered no “apologia.”

Jim Soviero East Setauket

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opinion Seeking help from the Force in our daily lives

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our phone is across the room. You want it to come to you and you put out your hand. Nothing happens. You scrunch your face and flex the muscles in your outstretched fingers, but, still, nothing happens. Someday the iPhone C (for 100) or iPhone M (1,000) may fly through the air when you reach for it (avoiding people’s heads along the way). And, someday, we may figure out how to use By Daniel Dunaief the energy field described in such detail in the Star Wars franchise. Yes, just as the new iPhone X (a mere 10) arrives at Apple stores, Star Wars is revving its intergalactic engines, bringing an aging Luke

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Skywalker and his rebel friends back, yet again, to battle with evil. At the heart of the franchise is the Force, which would be a convenient skill to have when we can’t find the remote control or our phones. So, what is this Force and do we only acknowledge it in the movies? Thousands of years ago, long before Darth Vader, when primitive people struggled through a drought and needed rain, they prayed, they did rain dances or they carved images of rain in the walls so that future archeologists and artists could analyze and appreciate them years later. I’m not minimizing or trivializing religion or a belief in any deity. I am suggesting, however, that the Force and the battle between good and evil and the free-flowing energy that is a part of this mythology come into play in our daily lives. As we prepare to walk out the door, our shoelace snaps. We don’t have time to take the lace out of the

shoe and put another one in. We’re also not completely sure if we have other laces handy. We demand to know “Why now?” from the lace. We might even get annoyed and say, “No, no, no, come on! I can’t be late.” To whom are we talking? Are we personifying the shoelaces so we can complain? By expressing our frustration to the shoelace, perhaps we are externalizing our anger. But, maybe the dark side is challenging us in a moment of weakness, encouraging us to get angry, to take off our shoes, open the door and throw them deep into woods? We get into our car and turn the key. It doesn’t start. We hold our breath. “Please, please, please, you can do it,” we beg and try again. From whom are we asking for help? Are we seeking assistance from a deity who might be nearby or everywhere? Are we speaking to the inanimate engine, hoping that Bessie, like Herbie

the Love Bug, will come to life, rev her engine and shift back and forth from one tire to the other in a happy car dance? Maybe we promise Bessie a refreshing oil change if we can just get to work today. Or are we talking to a Force that makes things go our way, the way we hope a Force encourages our loved ones to answer the phone while we’re waiting for them or our favorite team to succeed in the moment? We may hope many of the objects we talk to, apart from our electronic friends Siri and Alexa, will respond to our needs, the way earlier people hoped that their efforts affected the weather. Movies may come and go from the big screen, but we live through our own nonintergalactic battles, escaping from the shadows of our fathers, perhaps, or finding our own destinies. As we do, we may turn to some version of the Force, or something like it, for help in a pinch.

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o we need tax cuts? Lots of people agree that our current tax rules are outdated, cumbersome and unfair. On the other hand, there will never be total unanimity on how the tax code should read because one person’s tax cut is another’s tax increase, and for sure no one wants to lose whatever benefits they already have. So the prospect of changes is only palatable as a campaign promise if there would be an overall greater that By Leah S. Dunaief good everyone recognizes. Such a benefit was proposed during the 2016 campaign as a way to recharge the slow economy. And the conversation has continued from there. But hold on. The circumstances have changed. Our economy is no longer sluggish. In fact, it seems to

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have taken off. And, unusually, the economies around the globe appear to have also done so, almost in unison. This rare good news bodes well for the United States and others around the world. So, back to my original question: Why do we need a tax cut? If the answer is, for political reasons, that stinks. Just because politicians promised to cut taxes, a regular pledge to get votes, is not good enough to shake the ground on which we live. If the answer is to reallocate wealth, that has never been the role of our capitalist democracy. If the answer is to make more equal the lives of the haves and the havenots going forward, then simply raise the taxes on the haves in proportion to how much they have benefited from our same capitalist society. And finally, if the answer is to raise revenue in order to reduce our unprecedented national debt, then raise taxes across the board proportionately on everyone who enjoys the services provided by life in these United States. Sometimes one can get too close to a problem and not see the bigger

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picture. There is a saying that goes: Are we doing things right—or are we doing the right things? To check on whether we are doing things right, we have to engage in the details, the nitty-gritty of the process. In the case of tax reform, we have to hammer out every line to the greater satisfaction of all concerned. But to decide if we are on the right track, that is, if we are doing the right things, we have to stand back and examine the whole picture. Has the situation changed, perhaps rectified itself, or do we still have to help matters along? I suggest the latter and I’ll explain why. Businesses, which will reap three-quarters of the tax proposals over the next 10 years as currently presented, are already, for the most part, doing just fine. That is why the stock market keeps hitting new highs. The prices of the stocks are earnings driven, and the companies we can publicly track via the markets are showing record profits. Why do they need more stimulus? To expand and create more jobs, which is a political mantra? More likely

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companies will reinvest the additional profits in job-saving equipment, which is the way trends are already leaning. If the government wants to create more jobs, it should help create more businesses, which it could do by offering tax breaks to start-up companies. But that doesn’t require broad tax overhaul. That would just take one change. Mr. President, pick up the pen. Furthermore, to encourage companies to add more workers, offer incentives specifically pegged toward those additional salaries, not tax breaks that can simply result in higher profits in the misguided hope of higher tax revenues. The initial tax proposals include eliminating deductions for large medical expenses; student loan interest; alimony; tax preparation costs; moving to a new job expenses; casualty, disaster and theft losses; and qualified adoption fees, according to CNBC. Are those the changes we want for our society? What ultimate goal can we all get behind, and do we get there with tax cuts?

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