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Vol. 43, No. 24

August 9, 2018


Community, law officers come together Suffolk County Police Department hosts National Night Out events


Capturing the Spirit of Long Island opens Also: Harbor Jazz Festival returns, Theater Talk with Zachary Podair, Photo of the Week, review of ‘Christopher Robin’



Final salutes

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Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (DSetauket) will be collecting school supplies at her office, located at 306 Main St. in Port Jefferson, the Port Jefferson Free Library, Comsewogue Public Library and Emma S. Clark Memorial Library through Aug. 14. Coordinators of the drive are looking for loose

leaf paper, notebooks, three-ring binders, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, colored pencils, calculators, rulers, backpacks, scissors and erasers. Supplies will be distributed during the 11th annual Stand up for the Homeless event hosted by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services Aug. 29.

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Stony Brook orthodontist to give away mouthguards Orthodontist Dr. Andrew Everett will be giving away free Shock Doctor mouthguards, Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the office of Three Village Orthodontics located at 2500 Nesconset Highway, Building 6-B in Stony Brook. All children and teens are welcome. According to the American Dental Association, 10 to 20 percent of all sports-related

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Ex-Chief John Evans, a 62-year member of the Setauket Fire Department, died July 28 and was buried with honors in the St. James R.C. Church Cemetery in Setauket Aug. 2. Firematic Services were held at Bryant Funeral Home Aug. 1. Evans was born Oct. 31, 1934, in Mather Hospital. He graduated Port Jefferson High School in 1952. His studies in college were followed with a position with Suffolk County as a civil engineer. He retired after 36 years in 1991. He married Betty in 1957 and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. They have three children, Sharon Pifko, Tim Evans and Kathy Mays. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Hailey and Sean Mays, and sister Sandra Kratina of Miller Place. Evans joined the Setauket Fire Department when he was 18 years old and was chief of the department 1964-65. He was also an assistant chief for six years prior. After serving 61 years, 11 months and four days, he became a life member of SFD, and in his final years he was a member of the fire police. In his years of active firefighting, Evans


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History Close at Hand

Campers learn about spies at the historical society Fifteen summer camp students ranging in age from 11 to 13, from Campus Camps in Oakdale, under the direction of Ashleigh Frezza, director, came to Setauket for a half-day spy school at the Three Village Historical Society’s history center. The students were ready to discover the story of the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring and to explore how the ring operated during the British occupation of Long Island and Manhattan. The spy school program was designed to introduce students to each of the five main spies in the spy ring and how they operated between 1778 and 1783. Following a short

PowerPoint presentation on the Culper Spy Ring, the students were divided into three groups. Each group of five students, together with an education leader, were provided with specific details of the operation of the spy ring. They studied the information until they understood the ring and were able to write about it and make presentations to the entire camp group at the end of the session. The first group learned about each of the five principal members of the spy ring: Benjamin Tallmadge, Abraham Woodhull, Robert Townsend, Austin Roe and Caleb Brewster as well as the most important female who aided the ring, Anna Smith Strong. They also dressed in some of the clothing of the period and learned about a number of everyday items used and enjoyed by Long Islanders. When the entire camp met, each student, portraying a specific member of the spy ring, gave clues to the students in the other groups to see how long it would take to discover their identity. The second group provided information about five various codes used during the Revolutionary War period, and the other students had to decipher a simple message presented by each student. “They loved the codes and wanted more samples to decode,” said Donna Smith, TVHS education director. “I think they appreciated how long it might take to write a message in code and even to decode some of them.” The third group working with three different invisible ink liquids — lemon juice, milk and a solution of baking soda — presented their hypnosis as to which would prove to be the most effective invisible ink and their individual



Donna Smith, education director with Three Village Historical Society, explains to students the use of codes during the Revolutionary War. Left, a student presents the results of her work.

findings when they finished the experiment. “I really enjoyed seeing how they were able to make predictions and were genuinely surprised when they realized how different the results were,” said Lindsey Steward, spy school leader. Following the presentations, the students and their leaders went on a field trip to the Setauket Presbyterian Church graveyard and the Setauket Village Green. Here the students learned about conditions in Setauket and the Town of Brook haven during the Revolutionary War. They explored part of the cemetery with special

emphasis on the grave of Abraham Woodhull and the other Revolutionary War-era family sections that make up the earliest part of the graveyard. As they were leaving, I asked one student what she liked best about the day. “I liked the trip to the cemetery, I liked everything,” the student said.

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Volleyball tournament to raise funds for firefighter’s memorial foundation BY RITA J. EGAN RITA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM


Local firefighters are training to serve up some fun and to help members of firehouses around the country. On Aug. 23, a 4-on-4 volleyball tournament will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook with fire departments competing to win and raise money for the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation. The money raised will help to buy “bailout systems” for fire departments who lack the vital equipment. The personal escape kits are used when rescue workers find themselves in fires that are difficult to escape, like when they are a few floors up, a building collapses or there is a backdraft. Tanya Lee, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing, said she came up with the idea for the fundraiser when DiBernardo’s father, Joseph DiBernardo Sr., stopped by the hotel to book a workshop. Lee, who is a volunteer with the Centereach Fire Department along with her son, said she was looking for a way the hotel could give back to the community and saw DiBernardo’s visit as a sign. She said she discovered while talking to him that many fire departments in the country don’t have the funds to pay for bailout systems and the training required to use them, which together can cost up to $1,000 per firefighter depending on the manufacturer. “It was kind of like that ‘Aha’ moment,” Lee said. “Like he walked right in when I was looking to do something for the community.” DiBernardo Jr., who was a volunteer with the Setauket Fire Department, was one of three New York City Fire Department firefighters injured during a tenement fire in the Bronx in 2005. Three firefighters also died in the blaze, and the tragedy was called “Black Sunday.” During the fire, DiBernardo Jr. helped his fellow firefighter Jeff Cool escape the building using a rope and then secured it to a child safety guard to lower himself from a window. The rope broke, and DiBernardo Jr. fell four stories, breaking practically every bone from his waist down and shattering both feet. During his recovery in the hospital, he suffered respiratory arrest and developed pneumonia. While DiBernardo retired as a firefighter due to his injuries, he traveled the country and assisted in safety trainings for firefighters despite the physical pain he continued to suffer, according to his father. In 2011, the firefighter died from the injuries he sustained in the 2005 Bronx fire. In 2013, the DiBernardo family, members of the Setauket Fire Department and Cool established the foundation. “We decided to [start] the foundation, so no other firefighter would have to die due to lack of personal safety ropes,” DiBernardo Sr. said. Lee said the 4-on-4 tournament will consist

of eight teams that will compete in a 15-point game until one team is left standing. For teams that are eliminated earlier in the tournament and for spectators, there will be a Cornhole toss, raffles, food and beverages. Attendees who stay overnight at the hotel will also receive a discount on their room. “I just want them to feel good about helping their brothers, whether they’re a fire department in Schenectady or they’re a fire department here, they’re all brothers,” Lee said. So far there are five teams consisting of firefighters set to participate — FDNY, Hicksville, Jericho, Selden and Centereach. Kevin Yoos, fire commissioner with the Setauket Fire District and vice president of the foundation, said volunteers in Setauket are currently organizing a team. Lee said there will also be a team consisting of Gold Coast Bank employees. The tournament was one that John Tsunis, the owner of Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook, said he was on board from the moment he heard about it. The hotel donated $1,000 to the tournament, and it will be awarded to the winning team, according to the hotel owner. Tsunis, who is also CEO and chairman of Gold Coast Bank, said he believes in giving back to the community the hotel serves. “We’re not big hotels in Las Vegas or international banks in New York City,” Tsunis said. “We’re neighbors and friends, and we work together, and we live together.” DiBernardo Sr., who is a retired FDNY firefighter, said his son wanted to fight fires since he was a kid. He would play with fire trucks as a child, and when he was a bit older, would visit his father at work at his station house in Brooklyn. When he was 18, DiBernardo Jr. became a fire alarm dispatcher on Long Island, and the next year he became a volunteer with the Setauket Fire Department, according to his father. During his tenure with the department, he became a lieutenant and captain. In 1993, DiBernardo Jr. became an FDNY fire alarm dispatcher, and in 1995, his dream of becoming a firefighter in the city was achieved. “That’s what he always wanted,” the father said. “It’s nice to see your son achieve his dreams.” The father said he was touched when he heard about the volleyball tournament and the $1,000 donation. “Someone would care in the community to do something for us like that … it’s fantastic,” he said. The Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook is located at 3131 Nesconset Highway, Stony Brook. Entry donation is $20 for players and spectators and includes food and beverages. For more details about the event, contact Tanya Lee at 631-4718000. Or visit for a link to sign up. For more information on the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation, visit

An Aug. 23 volleyball tournament will help raise funds to buy bailout systems for firefighters through the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation. DiBernardo, right, with his father in an undated photo.

Bailout systems explained BY RITA J. EGAN RITA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Many firefighters across the country are without a piece of equipment that could save their lives if caught in a fire that is burning out of control, especially if they are in a structure with more than one floor. Kevin Yoos, a fire commissioner with Setauket Fire District and vice president of the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation, said fire departments across the country in municipalities with small tax bases have trouble securing the funds to purchase bailout systems. The system includes a rope approximately 40 to 50 feet long with a descendant-control device and a deploy hook carried in a stow bag, according to Yoos. Firefighters have a harness they wear on their gear and the system can be attached to it. While the rope can be tied to an object, the hook can also be attached to a window ledge or a similar item to escape flames. “The idea behind it is that the descendant device will stop you from free falling,” Yoos said. “You actually have to pull on it or do some sort of adjustment to lower yourself down once you get outside of the window.” Joseph DiBernardo Sr., president of the foundation, said the bailout systems and necessary training classes combined could cost between $850 and $1,000 per firefighter depending on the manufacturer. Since 2012, New York State law requires that firefighters have the systems and show competence and proficiency in using them,

according to Yoos, who is also a New York City Fire Department firefighter. This is accomplished with training classes. In the Setauket Fire District, volunteer firefighters in the past have received training outside at the Nicolls Road firehouse, but in the future, rescue workers will be able to also train inside at the Main Street firehouse, where renovations to the building have included an apparatus bay with a bailout window for volunteers to practice the mandated drills. The fire commissioner said to his knowledge no firefighter in Setauket has had to use his or her bailout system, even though he knows of those in New York City who have. Yoos said over the years fires have picked up steam faster due to plastics and other items in homes, so it’s important for rescue workers to have the means to escape quickly. “A fire room can flashover in less than four minutes, usually about 3½ minutes, where in the 1970s that took about 29, 30 minutes,” Yoos said. “The evolution of the stuff that we have — everything we have is synthetic, plastics — it’s basically gasoline. And once that starts burning, the whole room can be involved in a fire very fast. So, firefighters have less time to make those decisions on how to get out.” The fire commissioner said the goal of the foundation is to ensure every firehouse in the country has a bailout system for every firefighter. “If you don’t have a system, and you can’t save yourself, you can’t go in and rescue other people,” he said.



Notice of formation 3 Hilltop, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/06/2018 Office location: Orange County. Princ. office of LLC: 291 Comfort Trail, Montgomery,NY 12549. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 291 Comfort Trail, Montgomery, NY 12549. Reg. Agent: Adam Peterson 291 Comfort Trail, Montgomery, NY 12549. The purpose: real-estate holdings. 600 7/5 6x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: SUFFOLK COUNTY. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-14, Pltf. vs. MICHAELANGELO ACCARDO, et al, Defts. Index #12361/2012. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated Apr. 19, 2016, I will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY on Aug. 24, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. prem. k/a 43 Mercury Ave., East Patchogue, NY 11772 a/k/a Section 898.00, Block 02.00, Lot 098.000, District 0200. Approx. amt. of judgment is $597,830.91 plus costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. DAVID HOWARD BESSO, Referee. FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP, Attys. for Pltf., 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore, NY 11706. File No. 34674. #95199 604 7/26 4x vth SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK - COUNTY OF NASSAU U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-5, V. LEIRA THOMPSON, ET. AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY

GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 08, 2018, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Nassau, wherein U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,AS TRUSTEE FOR STRUCTURED ASSET INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20055 is the Plaintiff and LEIRA THOMPSON, ET AL. are the Defendant(s). I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive Calendar Control Part, Mineola, NY 11501, on August 28, 2018 at 11:30AM, premises known as 80 BILTMORE AVENUE, ELMONT, NY 11003: District 016, Section 32, Block 426, Lot 50-53:

proximate amount of judgment $529,382.19 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 067391/2014.



Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 11335/2013. Mark S. Ricciardi, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. 631 7/26 4x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, D/B/A Christiana Trust as Owner Trustee of the Residential Credit Opportunities Trust III, Plaintiff AGAINST Larry Marchfeld a/k/a Lawrence Marchfeld; Jamie Marchfeld; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 17, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill Farmingville, NY 11738 on August 23, 2018 at 10:30AM, premises known as 16 Hancock Court, South Setauket, NY 11720. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, State of NY, District 0200 Section 364.00 Block 07.00 Lot 020.000. Ap-

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Usha Srivastava, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835 Dated: July 9, 2018 653 7/19 4x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK

Plaintiff, Against Index No.: 26561/2012 STUART B. YALOWITZ, KAREN YALOWITZ, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office on 9/12/2016, I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction, at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on 8/27/2018 at 1:30 pm, premises known as 4 Clare Court, Manorville, NY 11949, and described as follows: ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, and designated on the tax maps of the Suffolk County Treasurer as Section 462.00 Block 04.00 Lot 003.002 The approximate amount of the current Judgment lien is $317,337.42 plus interest and costs. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid Judgment of LEGALS con’t on pg. 8

Incidents and arrests Aug. 2–6

Driving on drugs, burglary

A 21-year-old man from Coram allegedly possessed heroin when discovered unresponsive behind the wheel of a 2018 Nissan that was running while on Badger Court in East Setauket Aug. 6, according to police. He was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and first-degree operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. Upon his arrest, it was discovered he allegedly broke into a home on William Street in Port Jefferson Station and stole property July 28 at about 3:30 a.m., police said. When arrested Aug. 6, he allegedly possessed jewelry from the burglary, according to police. He was also charged with burglary and possession of stolen property.

Drinking in public

While on Linden Place in Port Jefferson Aug. 6 at about 8 p.m., a 21-year-old man from East Setauket allegedly possessed an open Bud Light Straw-Ber-Rita, an alcoholic beverage and prescription pills without a valid prescription, according to police. He was arrested and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and cited for having an open alcohol container.

Cash grab

On Aug. 3, a 28-year-old man from Mount Sinai allegedly stole money from a cash box at Skyline recycling on Comsewogue Road in East Setauket, according to police. He was arrested Aug. 6 in Selden and charged with petit larceny.

Illegal security

On Aug. 2, a 25-year-old man from Ridge was serving as a security guard at Bahia Bar y Restaurant in Port Jefferson allegedly without a valid license to do so, according to police. He was arrested and charged with working as a security guard without a valid registration.

Mailbox smashed

A mailbox at a home on Helme Avenue in Miller Place was damaged Aug. 4 at about 11 p.m., according to police.

Reckless driving

A 43-year-old man from Miller Place allegedly drove a 2016 BMW at speeds exceeding 60 mph on Meadow Pond Circle in Miller Place Aug. 5 at about 10:30 a.m., according to police. He also allegedly drove around the rear of homes on the street, damaging grass, police said. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving, two counts of criminal trespassing, and was also discovered to be allegedly driving with a suspended or revoked license, yielding a second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation charge as well.


While driving a 2001 Hyundai on Mill Creek Road in Port Jefferson July 5, a 19-year-old man from Port Jefferson allegedly collided with a 2014 Honda and fled the scene, according to police. He was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Equipment stolen from Lowe’s

A 41-year-old woman from Nesconset allegedly stole a backpack leaf blower, a vacuum and a chainsaw from Lowe’s Home Improvement on Nesconset Highway in Stony Brook Aug. 6 at about 4:30 p.m., according to police. She was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny.

Unlicensed driver

On Aug. 5, a 45-year-old man from Setauket driving a 2004 Lexus on Old Town Road in East Setauket was allegedly doing so with a suspended or revoked license, according to police. He was arrested and charged with second- and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Phone taken from car

An iPhone 8 was stolen from within a 1993 Mazda Aug. 4 at about 11:30 p.m. while parked on Main Street in Port Jefferson, according to police.

— Compiled by Alex Petroski



Opioid symposium posits ethical questions on crisis Stony Brook University hosts opioid forum featuring health care community BY KYLE BARR KYLE@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM


The opioid crisis has reached its tendrils out to touch every person in the U.S., and the doctors who prescribe those opioids for pain relief see the ethical dilemma; whether they should treat their patients’ pain or not out of concerns of misuse. At an opioid ethics symposium hosted at Stony Brook University Aug. 3, Dr. Kevin Zacharoff, an expert in pain medicine and a sitting member of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said a number of doctors no longer prescribe opioids for pain management because of how quickly the repercussions of misuse will come down on them. “All the regulatory agencies are coming down and tightening the screws of people in primary care, and people in primary care are saying ‘I wash my hands of it,’” Zacharoff said. “This is all falling on the shoulders of health care providers — when people dying from heroin and fentanyl has overtaken pain medication.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that nationally 116 people a day died from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released in 2016 said that the rate of death from drug overdoses has increased 137 percent and a 200 percent increase in the rate of opioid overdose deaths from 2000 to 2014.

Medical professionals, above, participate in an opioid ethics symposium at Stony Brook University Aug. 3. Dr. Kevin Zacharoff, below, delivered the keynote speech and discussed the effects of regulatory agencies on addiction.

CDC data shows that regulations on prescription opioids restrained the rise of overdose deaths involving legal drugs, but since 2011 there has been a spike in the number of deaths caused by illicit drugs such as heroin and other painkillers including fentanyl. Zacharoff said he fears that these regulations on opioid prescribing pushes stable patients who could have been using opioids to treat long-term pain into using illicit drugs. “Prescription drug monitoring programs have made a positive impact, but they have also had a negative impact on health care providers, because it takes a lot of time and energy,” Zacharoff said. “Should we sacrifice our care for patients for the sake of people using the substances illicitly?” For the past several years federal agencies, as well as state governments, have started to restrict the number of opioids available for pharmacies as well as scrutinizing how doctors prescribe that medication. A large number of federal agencies, such as the CDC, the FDA, the Drug Enforcement Administration, just to name a few, are involved in opioid research and regulations. This is on top of state prescription drug monitoring programs, which make doctors fill out forms on patients, saying whether they informed them of the dangers of the drugs and whether they asked if there was a person in the house with a history of addiction. In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the DEA would propose setting more limits on the numbers of opioids that a drug manufacturer could produce. Prescribing doctors said they have seen multiple problems

with a shortage of opioids due to these limits Suffolk County officials are hoping to see a on manufacturing and distribution. decline in the number of opioid-related deaths “We are seeing an inability this year. In a report presented to get our prescriptions filled at the May 31 Suffolk County on Long Island,” said Laureen ‘Prescription drug Legislature’s health committee Diot, a nurse practitioner from monitoring programs meeting Chief Medical ExamEast Patchogue. have made a positive iner Michael Caplan said that Though that is not to say there if numbers stay low, approxhave not been bad actors. In May, impact, but they have imately 260 opioid-related Merrick doctor Michael Belfiore also had a negative deaths are expected this year was convicted of prescribing impact on health care — a near 100-person decrease hundreds of opioids for profit compared to 2017. However, and for causing the deaths of two providers, because the county will not know the men via overdoses. He wrote it takes a lot of time total opioid-related deaths until 5,000 prescriptions for 600,000 and energy.’ the year’s end. pain pills between January 2010 There are options for nonopiand March 2013, but Belfiore oid pain relief, such as rehabilitais asking a federal judge to distive and psychological therapies. —Dr. Kevin Zacharoff Doctors at the symposium said miss the case, saying it was the pharmaceutical companies who they expect as opioid prescribing promoted the drugs while downebbs, then other practices or drugs playing their risks. will become more prevalent. While some medical The issue, Zacharoff said, stems from doc- professionals said medical marijuana might one tors’lack of education when it comes to pain med- day work as effective pain relief, it not being legal icine. A 2011 study in the National Academies in New York and without the necessary number of Press showed that out of 117 U.S and Canadian tests, the drug is not viable at this moment. medical schools only four U.S schools offer a “It’s too early to write the book on marijuana required course on pain. for chronic pain,” said Marco Palmieri, the direc“That’s despite the fact that pain is the most tor of the Center for Pain Management at Stony common reason people seek medical attention,” Brook University. “Some physicians have gotten Zacharoff said. “Doctors will often say to me, ‘I around this by opting not to test for marijuana have to think about hypertension, diabetes, heart [when doing prescriptions]. Whether that’s right, disease,’ but pain is more prevalent than diabetes, I don’t know. There certainly needs to be more cancer and heart disease combined.” data available.”


Legals LEGALS con’t from pg. 6 Foreclosure and Sale; Index # 26561/2012. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Theresa A. Mari, Esq., Referee. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504 Dated: 7/11/2018 GNS 668 7/26 4x vth SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK ______________________

to plaintiff; UM CAPITAL, LLC; CAPUTI, WEINTRAUB, & NEARY; PINTA LLC; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. _______________ Plaintiff designates SUFFOLK as the place of trial situs of the real property

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Mortgaged Premises: 29 VARSITY BOULEVARD EAST SETAUKET, NY 11733

Plaintiff, vs. KATHLEEN PAGARTANIS; STEVEN PAGARTANIS; MICHAEL E. KHOURY; if living, and if she/he be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown

District: 0200 Section: 307.00 Block: 08.00 Lot: 021.000 To the above named Defendants YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York) in the event the United States of America is made a party defendant, the time to answer for the said United States of America shall not expire until (60) days after service of the Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the above caption action is to foreclose a Mortgage to secure the sum of $650,000.00 and interest, recorded on September 5, 2003, at Liber M00020491

at Page 238, of the Public Records of SUFFOLK County, New York, covering premises known as 29 VARSITY BOULEVARD EAST SETAUKET, NY 11733. The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the Mortgage described above. SUFFOLK County is designated as the place of trial because the real property affected by this action is located in said county. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to the mortgage company will not stop the foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Dated: May 30, 2018 RAS BORISKIN, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff BY: ANDREW FILIPAZZI, ESQ. 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310 Westbury, NY 11590 516-280-7675 669 8/2 4x vth and ptr NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING OF THE THREE VILLAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF BROOKHAVEN AND SMITHTOWN, SUFFOLK

COUNTY, NEW YORK ON BEHALF OF THE EMMA S. CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Three Village Central School District of Brookhaven and Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York, will be held in the Periodicals Room of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Main Street, Setauket, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time, to vote upon the annual operating budget of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library for the calendar year 2019. The proposition will appear on voting machines in the following form: Shall the Board of Education appropriate funds in the amount of Five Million Three Hundred Eighty Eight Thousand One Hundred Ninety Five Dollars ($5,388,195) for the 2019 operating budget of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, with said sum to be raised by tax on the taxable property of the Three Village Central School District. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that voting at such meeting will be by paper ballots; polls will be open on September 26, 2018 during the period commencing at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, on said date. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the Library’s budget for 2018 may be obtained by any resident of the District on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 through Tuesday, 25, 2018 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, at the Library on those days on which the Library is open and between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays at the North Country Administration Building, 100 Suffolk Ave., Stony Brook, New York. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that personal registration of voters is required either pursu-

ant to Section 2014 of the Education Law or Article 5 of the Election Law. If a voter has heretofore registered pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law and has voted at an annual or special district meeting within the four years preceding September 26, 2018, he/she is eligible to vote at this special district meeting; if a voter is registered and eligible to vote under Article 5 of the Election Law, he/she is also eligible to vote at this special district meeting. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots will be obtainable from the District Clerk beginning September 4, 2018; between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., prevailing time, during all days on which school is in session. Completed applications are to be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the vote, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 if the ballot is to be delivered to the District Clerk’s office located at the North Country Administration Building, 100 Suffolk Ave., Stony Brook, New York. A list of persons to whom absentee ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the office of the District Clerk during regular office hours through the day of the vote. Said absentee ballot must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, September 26, 2018 if it is to be canvassed. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that registration for the purpose of registering all qualified voters of the District pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law who are to be added to the Register to be used at the aforesaid vote will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on days when school is in session at the Office of the District Clerk in the North Country Administration Building and at the Office of Student Registration located at the North Country Administra-

tion Building; any person will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such Register, provided that he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the Registrar to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the Special Meeting for which the register is to be prepared. The deadline for registering to vote is Friday, September 14, 2018. The register so prepared pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law and the registration list prepared by the Board of Elections of Suffolk County will be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the School District in the North Country Administration Building, 100 Suffolk Ave., Stony Brook, New York and will be open for inspection to any qualified voter of the District beginning on Friday, September 14, 2018 through Tuesday September 26, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, on weekdays and each day prior to the day set for the vote, except Sunday and; in addition, the registration lists shall be available at the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library on the day of the vote. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law of the State of New York, the Board of Registration will meet on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in the Periodicals Room of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Main Street, Setauket, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. prevailing time, to prepare the Register of the School District to be used for the Annual School District Meeting to be held in 2019 and any special district meetings that may be held subsequent to the preparation of said Register. On the day of the vote, any qualified voter will be entitled to have his or her name placed on such Register provided that he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the Annual School District Meeting in 2019 or any Special District Meeting held subsequent to September 26, 2018. Dated: July 19, 2018 Stony Brook, New York LEGALS con’t on pg. 10





On Aug. 7, Suffolk County Police Department officers, as well as members of the military and local fire departments, took time out to spend an evening with residents in the communities they serve. National Night Out events took place in various locations in Suffolk County including Centereach Pool Complex in Brookhaven, hosted by the 6th Precinct, and in the Commack Target parking lot, organized by the 4th Precinct. The free events included a chance to meet and chat with law enforcement officers, rescue workers and representatives from the different branches of the military. During the evening, attendees could play games, learn how to perform CPR, sit in an impaired driver simulator device, rock climb and more.

The Flashing Fingers Signing Club also performed in Centereach. “The night is about being able to humanize the people behind the uniform,” said William Zieman, 6th Precinct community liaison officer at the Centereach event. “It’s also about connecting residents with all the positive resources in the community and at the same time having the opportunity to interact with law enforcement in a positive way.” The Squillance family of Medford attended the event to show support for the 6th Precinct, including officers that came to their rescue recently. “This Suffolk police are a great group of people,” Steve Squillance said. “They were there when my son had a seizure in our pool at home, and Officer [William] Zieman and Officer [Casey] Berry even came to our house to teach my kids about pool safety.” Additional reporting by Anthony Petriello




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Legals LEGALS con’t from pg. 8 Kathleen Sampogna, District Clerk Three Village Central School District of Brookhaven and Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York 685 8/9 4x vth STATE OF NEW YORK SUPREME COURT: COUNTY OF SUFFOLK WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, A/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, A DIVISION OF WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, F/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, FSB, F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE RUSSELL A/K/A GEORGE RUSSELL III, PATRICIA PIERRE A/K/A PATRICIA RUSSELL, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered in the office of the County Clerk of Suffolk County on March 17, 2017, I, Theresa Ann Mari, Esq., the Referee named in said Judgment, will sell in one parcel at public auction on September 6, 2018 at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, County of Suffolk, State of New York, at 1:30 P.M., the premises described as follows: 5 Fairview Dr Shirley, NY 11967 SBL No.: 028.00-05.00043.000 ALL THAT TRACT OF PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York The premises are sold subject to the provisions of the filed judgment, Index No. 35665/11 in the amount of $244,043.20 plus interest and costs. Elizabeth A. Clarke, Esq.

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP Plaintiff’s Attorney 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St. Rochester, New York 14614 Tel.: 855-227-5072 693 8/2 4x vth PUBLIC NOTICE VILLAGE OF POQUOTT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK VARIANCE HEARING AUGUST 15, 2018 The Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the following request at a public hearing at 7:00pm on Aug. 15, 2018 at Village Hall, 45 Birchwood Avenue, Village of Poquott. Variances requested by J&D LI Developers of 12 Chestnut Ave., Poquott, NY 11733 are as follows; Variance – 183-13(D): Variance seeking minimum Total Side Yard Setback of 20 feet whereas Zoning Code requires a setback of 25 feet in Zone C1. Anyone interested in commenting on said variance may do so at this hearing. Applicant’s plans are available for review at the office of the village clerk Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to Noon, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Date July 25, 2018 Joseph Newfield Village Clerk 698 8/2 2x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF SUFFOLK U.S. Bank N.A., as trustee, on behalf of the holders of the J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2006-CH2 Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-CH2, Plaintiff AGAINST Victoria Martini a/k/a Victoria Peters as Heir at Law and Next of Kin of Keith Peters; Deborah Peters as Heir at Law and Next of Kin of Keith Peters; Sandra Peters as Heir at Law and Next of Kin of Keith Peters; Capital One Bank (USA), NA; Eastern Infectious Disease Association; Incorporated Village of Patchogue; John Doe 1 through 50; Jane Doe 1 through 50, intending

to be the unknown heirs, distributes, devisees, grantees, trustees, lienors, creditors, and assignees of the Estate of Keith Peters who was born in 1966 and died August 4, 2009, a resident of the County of Suffolk, their successors in interest if any of the aforesaid defendants be deceased, their respective heirs at law, next of kin, and successors in interest of the aforesaid classes of person, if they or any of them be dead, and their respective husbands, wives or widows, if any, all of whom and whose names and places of residence are unknown to the Plaintiff; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 21, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York, 11738 on September 6, 2018 at 11:00AM, premises known as 23 Kirby Lane, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk, State of NY, District 0200 Section 620.00 Block 02.00 Lot 008.000. Approximate amount of judgment $545,526.12 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 601021/2015. Daniel Ross, Esq., Referee

and recreation amenities on 16.99 acres with associated parking, and related site improvements @ East Setauket, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York; Described as follows: NORTH: bound Right of Way;



WEST: bound by lands now/formerly: SETAUKET MEADOWS LLC OGDEN JUDITH SOUTH: bound by; Comsewogue Road lands now/formerly: COLLABORATIVE LABORATORIES INC EAST: bound now/formerly: RA 225 LLC



Notice is hereby given that the Town of Brookhaven Planning Board will hold a public hearing in the Town Board Meeting Room, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York on Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 4:00 P.M., when adjacent property owners and/ or others interested in any way in the proposed site plan may appear before the Board to be heard. This notice is advertised in accordance with the requirements of Town law. DATED: July 30, 2018 Vincent Pascale, Chairperson

Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 759-1835

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Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board at Brookhaven Town Office Complex, Town Auditorium, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York on 08/23/2018 at 2:30 pm, to consider enacting the following proposed amendment(s) to the Uniform Code of Traffic Ordinances of the Town of Brookhaven. Article VII Section 26 entitled STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS is hereby amended by ADDITION of the following in the hamlet of STONY BROOK MANCHESTER LN MEADOW DR ALL WAY STOP N&S/ MANCHESTER LN W/MEADOW DR WEST INTERSECTION

707 8/2 4x vth NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Enrico Scarda, C/o Setauket Meadows in the Woods LLC, 1201 Route 112 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 has made application to the Town of Brookhaven Planning Board for approval of a site plan with variances from land development standards for Setauket Meadows in the Woods to construct (92) Ninety two senior rental housing units with clubhouse


Article VII Section 26 entitled STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS is hereby amended by DELETION of the following in the hamlet of STONY BROOK MANCHESTER LA MEADOW DR W STOP W/MEADOW DR W At said public hearing, any persons interested shall be given the opportunity to be heard. DATE: 7/12/2018 Farmingville, NY Donna Lent, Town Clerk Town of Brookhaven 721 8/9 1x vth NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COUNTY



WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006FF15, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF15, Plaintiff, AGAINST ANNETTE GIULIANO A/K/A ANNETTE T. GIULIANO and ANTHONY GIULIANO, ET AL, et al. Defendant(s) Pursuant to a judgment of foreclosure and sale duly entered on January 5, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee, will sell at public auction at the Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738 on September 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM premises known as 10 STARFIRE DR, CENTEREACH, NY 11720. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York. District 0200 Section 392.00, Block 01.00 and Lot 025.000. Approximate amount of judgment $576,256.32 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment. Index #23317/2011. JOHN JULIANO, ESQ., Referee, Aldridge Pite, LLP -

Attorneys for Plaintiff 40 Marcus Drive, Suite 200, Melville, NY 11747 729 8/9 4x vth NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a resolution regarding the employment of paid firefighters by the Setauket Fire District in the Town of Brookhaven, State of New York will be presented by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Setauket Fire District for its consideration. A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at the Setauket Fire District administration building at 26 Hulse Road, Setauket, NY on the 23rd day of August, 2018 at 6:00pm. RESOLVED, that pursuant to section 176 (11c) of the Town Law, the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Setauket Fire District does hereby determine that in order to protect the residents of the Setauket Fire District, it is in the public interest of the residents of the Fire District to: 1. employ 3 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) paid firefighters; 2. provide for the powers and duties of such paid firefighters; 3. determine the chain of command in the fire department as between volunteer and paid firefighters; 4. establish rules and regulations which set out the above determinations; 5. the salaries of the paid firefighters proposed to be employed shall be $27.00 per hour for 8 hours per day 5 days per week for a total of $56,160 annually per FTE firefighter. Dated: August 9, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF FIRECOMMISSIONERS OF THE SETAUKET FIRE DISTRICT Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York 733 8/9 1x vth


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has put New York on a path to become the 10th state in the United States to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. We’re in favor of jumping on the national movement, so long as it’s done with both eyes wide open. On Aug. 2, Cuomo announced that he was forming a group of 20 experts specializing in public health, safety and economics to draft legislation to regulate the recreational use of marijuana by adults. The bill would go before the state Legislature in January 2019. Laws surrounding marijuana have been gradually shifting since California legalized its medical use in 1996. A number of scientific studies have shown the drug may be beneficial for those suffering from chronic pain, seizures and mental impairments. New York adopted medical marijuana laws in July 2014. The state’s foray into opening the medical marijuana market has been closely regulated. Patients need to be formally diagnosed by a licensed medical practitioner, have it prescribed, register with the state and carry an identification card. The state has limited the number of dispensaries, making for news whenever a site opens. Moving toward decriminalizing recreational use of pot — as its more commonly called — could provide several benefits. Colorado, one of the first states to allow smoking marijuana in 2012, saw an immediate economic boom. It saw a vast spike in tourism, something unlikely to repeat here in New York, but reports show benefits from taxing and regulating what was once an underground market. The Gazette, a Colorado Springs newspaper, reported in July that studies show there’s been an increase in the number of adults who are indulging in marijuana, while the number of high school and middle school students who report testing it out has held steady at or below the national average. Simply put, if a teen was tempted to try it — marijuana’s legality wasn’t stopping them. New York approving legislation allowing for the drug’s recreational use — treating it similarly to alcohol — could open up avenues for regulations of an otherwise black market turning it into a resource to provide tax revenue for the state. The funds would arguably benefit school districts and could be used to help close state budgetary shortfalls while helping offset any further tax hikes. The drafted bill should outline restrictions on smoking up more in line with shifting socially acceptable drugs, like alcohol. We agree age restrictions, limitations on appropriate places and enforcement against drugged driving need to be on the books. The issue becomes, can marijuana be safely, legally and responsibly used? State legislators need to create a carefully crafted, well-thought out bill that sets parameters to allow for regulation of what’s already happening. Each week, TBR News Media reporters see countless incidents of people being arrested for possessing or smoking marijuana — without committing other criminal behavior. Regulate it, create a market and be flexible to amending the laws when — not if — loopholes emerge. It’s time to refocus our law enforcement’s efforts on cracking down on Long Island’s illegal heroin and opioid problems, which can and do result in fatal overdoses and places stress on our health care system. Letters … We welcome your letters. They should be no longer than 400 words and may be edited for length, libel, style and good taste. We do not publish anonymous letters. Please include a phone number and address for confirmation. Email letters to rita@ or mail them to The Village Times Herald, P.O. Box 707, Setauket, NY 11733.

Letters to the editor Something is wrong, we must speak up What do you do when everything within says the policies and statements coming from the White House are unjust, inhumane and ultimately un-American? You feel it in your bones: Something is wrong, morally wrong. Because when immigrant children are taken from their parents and placed in cages, that is immoral. When an entire people is stereotyped as “criminals and rapists,” that is immoral. When politicians beholden to the NRA protect guns over students, when the wealthy get big tax breaks while the poor face losing food stamps, when environmental regulations are stripped so greedy corporations can increase profits, all of that is immoral. And when the president makes enemies of our allies and allies of our enemies, siding with a brutal human rights-abusing dictator over U.S. intelligence communities, it is not only immoral but treasonous, even

if our economy is humming along, and it’s tempting to turn a deaf ear to the cries of people suffering the consequences of immoral decisions. Something is terribly wrong. That’s why I felt compelled to shout in protest, “Stop the hate talk!” and “We are all Americans!” during Congressman Lee Zeldin’s June 28 campaign rally after hearing speakers ridicule Americans with whom they disagreed. I’d do it again because I’m sick over the direction in which our country is moving and am convinced we must use every platform available to appeal to Trump die-hards like Zeldin to turn back this terrible tide. We need acts of nonviolent moral resistance, planned or unplanned, alone or with others. We need to exercise our God-given, Constitution-affirming inalienable right to protest because as a friend once said, the opposite of depression is expression and

expressing your outrage, even in a small way, is far better than staying depressed. I was thrown out of Zeldin’s campaign event along with two newspaper reporters with visible press credentials. Could it be that in Smithtown — pegged “Zeldin country” by the town supervisor during that same rally — the Trumpian refrain of the press is “the enemy of the people,” despite its ugly history, is frighteningly embraced? Something is terribly wrong, and it may take all of us — white, black, brown, left, right, Christian, Muslim, Jew, gay, straight, rich and poor — to come together and express ourselves before our democracy goes over the cliff that leaders like Trump and Zeldin have brought us to. Susan Perretti East Setauket (Editor’s note: This letter is in response to Jim Soviero’s July 26 letter, “Lists, contradictions, credibility.”)

President’s actions are a betrayal On July 16, millions of patriotic Americans watched in horror as Donald Trump refused to defend our democracy against Russian president Vladimir Putin. It was a shocking display of capitulation to the Russian government, and a betrayal of our nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies by an American president, the likes of which our nation has never seen. It is unanimously agreed upon by our intelligence community that the Russian government interfered in our 2016 election. Rather than using the diplomatic and economic tools available to him, President Trump has taken Vladimir Putin at his word, which endangers our free and fair elections of the future. He has refused to hold Putin accountable for the poisoning and death of a British citizen, the annex-

ation of Crimea and the propping up of the Assad regime, which has greatly contributed to the humanitarian refugee crisis. Instead, he has chosen to reward Russia, a globally bad actor, with our trust, while denigrating and alienating NATO, our trade partners and allies. The reaction from our Republicancontrolled Congress has been characteristically complicit. Our legislative branch has largely refused to condemn this president’s behavior, including our own congressman, Lee Zeldin, who merely said that “Russia must stay thousands of miles away from American elections,” without addressing Trump’s words and actions. In a situation where the executive branch refuses to stand for Americans, it is imperative that Congress, as a coequal branch of government,

does so. Zeldin does not serve as a check and balance on the Trump presidency; he has been little more than a cheerleader for this administration. This breach of trust by our executive branch and lack of reaction of our Republican-controlled legislative branch are strategic and moral surrenders of our nation’s founding principles. It is past time for citizens of all political affiliations to stand up against this, and elect leaders who defend our freedoms. This November, I look forward to casting my ballot for a Congress that will not be complicit, which is why I will be voting for Perry Gershon, a Democrat, and working to get Trump cheerleader Zeldin out of office. Shoshana Hershkowitz South Setauket

Affordable senior housing needed The Village Times Herald reported in the July 26 edition [“Planning board ready to make decision on South Setauket rentals”] that the Town of Brookhaven is in the final stages of deciding on allowing a retirement community to be constructed on part of the Heatherwood golf course at Arrowhead Lane, where I have spent some pleasant hours. Long Island certainly needs housing

attractive to seniors, with competitive rents based on income and not market value. Upstate New York and Connecticut are already offering such communities, very similar to Fairfield Knolls, where I live, for $800 to $1,000 a month for one- and two-bedroom apartments. The opposition — coming from the courageously challenged — focused on traffic rather than the need for affordable senior

housing. Just own it — you are for it but just not here. Studies show that the county has an aging population that is increasingly choosing to move somewhere else in the U.S., and more than 11,000 residents left Suffolk County in 2016. Our leaders need to step up, before our love affair with Long Island gets too exorbitant. Jerry Reynolds Coram

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OPINION The next generation’s attitude to driving


s driving uninspiring for the next generation? My daughter recently got her license and my son is attending driver’s education classes so he can join his sister behind the wheel. This should be cause for celebration for them, right? Nope. When I ask my daughter if she wants to drive somewhere, she often shrugs and says, “Nah, that’s D. None OK, you can drive.” of the above I recently took BY DANIEL DUNAIEF a long drive with my son, where I pointed out the magnificent trees along the side of the road and where I couldn’t help noticing the license plates of cars

from Alaska, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Oregon, just to name a few. “Dad,” my son interjected, after the pitch of my voice rose when I saw the one from Alaska, “you really like license plates.” No, he doesn’t get it, just as I don’t get his generation. When I got my license, I couldn’t wait to visit my friends, to go to the movies, to drive to West Meadow Beach where I had spent so much of my time walking, jogging or biking. Driving meant I no longer had to count the curves until I was at the beach. I could also exhaust myself in the waves and run out to the end of the magnificent sandbar, which seemed to stretch halfway to Connecticut, without worrying about leaving the beach before sunset so I could get home in the light. I could also offer to pick up my friends. I could drive to their houses, knock on their doors, show off my license to their parents and then laugh my way into the car with a friend, who would turn on the radio to music. It wasn’t

the boring nonstop news stations that my parents listened to — and which I now play in the car when I’m alone. I could drive to The Good Steer in Lake Grove and meet someone for a burger and a mountain of onion rings. I could make the car as hot or cold as I wanted. A driver’s license meant independence, freedom and maturity. I didn’t have to wait for anyone. But, no, my children and, from what I understand, many kids just aren’t as enthralled with the opportunity to get a license. For starters, as we have told them endlessly from the time we handed them their first wonderful-terrible device, they can’t use their cellphones when they are driving. When we drive, they can ignore the road signs and street signs. They don’t have to search the side of the road for deer, turtles or the rare and exciting fox. They can chat with their friends, who are similarly indifferent to their immediate surroundings, while the car, driven by someone else, magically carries them

to their next destination. We must have taken them to so many places where they wanted to go that they had no great urge to get behind the wheel and drive themselves. I know my mom was a chauffeur, too, driving the three of us hither and yon, but maybe we haven’t said to our children, “You can go when you can drive,” often enough. Maybe all the FaceTime and Skype time means that they can see and laugh with their friends without leaving the comfort of their home. They can’t bowl, see a movie or drink an Orange Julius, but they can hang out together while being in different places. Access to Uber and Lyft may also have reduced the need for them to drive. Then again, maybe it’s much simpler than that. I recently asked my son why he wasn’t more excited about driving. “Because,” he sighed, “when I get my license, you’ll ask me to do stuff.”

Techniques for avoiding traffic tickets


f your car is pulled over by a police officer, there is a good chance that you will be treated mercifully by the officer if you have the same first name as his or hers. How do I know this? There has been research that corroborates that statement. Now in a possible scenario, it would be a little difficult for me to pass myself off as Between “James,” the name you and me on the officer’s name tag, when BY LEAH S. DUNAIEF my driver’s license clearly says differently, although I suppose I could try telling him that he can call me by my

nickname, “James,” for short. Somehow, on reflection, I don’t think that strategy would work. As I was considering the possibility, I remembered strategies that did work, deliberate or not, that at least got me out of a ticket. I’ll bet you have some such memories of roadside encounters with the law, too. The first one to come to mind happened the day after I got married. My new husband was a medical student in Chicago, and he had flown into New York City for the Sunday wedding. We then flew back to his apartment that night, he returned to school the next day, and I got into his car and began to drive to an employment agency in the neighborhood. As I passed along the unfamiliar streets, I came up behind a large truck that was stopped just short of an underpass. When it didn’t immediately move, I assumed it was either stuck or parked there, and I drove around it to continue on my way. Immediately a police car appeared in my rear-view mirror,

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lights flashing. I should mention here that I had not been stopped before in my short driving career. I pulled over, rolled down the window and waited as the middle-aged policeman got out and walked toward me frowning. “What’s the matter with you?” he inquired. “You just ran a stop sign.” I looked into my side mirror and realized that was why the truck was stopped. It had, however, blocked my view of the sign. I started to explain. “Where are you going in such a hurry?” “I’m going for a job interview with an employment counselor. I just got married yesterday in New York and I need a job.” Although I do not cry easily, I could feel myself beginning to tear up. “What! You just got married? Where is your lazy bum of a husband? Why isn’t he out working?” (This was February 1963, years before women’s liberation was even an expression.) “He’s a medical student here, and I’m the



one who has to support us for now.” I was beginning to sob. My story must have had the ring of truth, because he stared at me for a moment, then took out his handkerchief — these were the days before tissues — and handed it to me. He looked stricken. “Now don’t cry. Everything will be all right. You just go on to your appointment.” He started to turn away, then turned back for a moment. “You just make sure that husband of yours takes care of you properly as soon as he finishes school.” He turned on his heel, climbed into his car and pulled away. It was only then, as I was wiping my cheeks, that I realized he had left me with only his handkerchief — and not a ticket. I have been stopped by police officers on the highways in the course of the ensuing years. But I have never again been able to cry on cue. If you have any surefire ticket beaters, please share them with the rest of us.





Ward Melville grad turned major league sports agent makes MLB history A Ward Melville High School grad recently scored a home run in the world of sports. A success story in the making, Burton Rocks, 46, has overcome great adversity to make history in Major League Baseball as a sports agent. Having worked a historic six-year, $26 million deal for St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop Paul DeJong in the spring, Burton has now reached the upper echelon of sports agents. DeJong’s contract may be worth more than $51 million due to an option to earn more money in the last two years of the contract, which makes it the largest ever awarded to a first-year player in MLB history. To garner the tremendous success he has achieved, Rocks has overcome a debilitating illness — life-threatening asthma — which he has suffered with since he was a young child. As a student at Ward Melville High School, Rocks said he missed many days in class due to his constant battle with the most extreme form of asthma. He had a passion for band — having played the clarinet and the saxophone — but was rarely able to play at concerts due to his illness, which continued throughout his school years. As a middle school student at R.C. Murphy Junior High School, Rocks said he felt like an outsider due to his absences and had an issue with bullying when he was present. “I was the outsider kid with the inhaler,” he said. “But you have to accept what God gives you and move on, and I don’t hold any grudges.” Rocks said his parents, who still live in the Three Village area, sacrificed a lot for him. His father, world-renowned chemist and author Lawrence Rocks, spent much of his time caring for his son, in and out of the hospital, during his childhood. Rocks said his father always made sure he came back home each night, even when he was

away on business. “My dad used to bring me up food from the coffee shop as a treat when he would come visit me late at night after a business trip,” he said. “My dad might’ve been Dr. Rocks to the world, but to me he was Dad. He was there in the morning every day to wake me up, and at night every night to tuck me in.” Burton Rocks’ mother, Marlene, a former substitute teacher at Ward Melville, spent just as much, if not more time by his bedside. Rocks said his mother quit her job as a Spanish teacher in New York City to spend more time with him. When Rocks was able to attend school, he did his best to overcome the difficulty of missing so much class time. He had a special connection with his eighth-grade social studies teacher, Dan Comerford, with whom he still keeps in touch. Comerford worked at Ward Melville as a teacher from 1968–2001 and now lives in Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, where he is the mayor and the police commissioner. Comerford had fond memories of meeting Rocks in the mid-1980s, when he Clockwise from above, sports agent Burton Rocks, right, a former Three Village Central School District student, recently helped the junior high school student overcome a negotiated a six-year $26 million contract for St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop Paul DeJong, left. Rocks and his mother in a bullying problem. family photo; and the sports agent with his father chemist and author Lawrence Rocks. “Because he wasn’t there a lot, there was a lot of work to be made up,” Comerford said. “My goal he was a great pitcher on his own accord, King did always [with Rocks] was to tell him to relax and not feel he was ready for the major leagues due to take it easy. He was and is a worrier, but that’s what his health issues. The late Norma King, Clyde’s wife, once spoke makes him a fantastic agent, he’s a detail man. I about Rocks, as recalled by made it my mission back then the sports agent: “Clyde alto take care of him and make ways said ‘When one door sure he wasn’t being picked ‘I was the outsider another door opens.’ on by anyone.” kid with the inhaler. closes Burton is living proof of that Even during high school, expression. He threw for Rocks said he frequently vis- But you have to Clyde here [in North Caroliited St. Charles Hospital due na] but his health precluded to his condition, but was still accept what God from playing professionable to complete multiple gives you and move him ally. When that door closed, Advanced Placement classes he turned to writing.” including AP Chemistry, AP on, and I don’t hold After the realization that Calculus and AP Spanish. his option to play profesRocks graduated in 1990 and any grudges.’ baseball would not attended Stony Book Univer— Burton Rocks sional come to fruition, Rocks fosity, where he graduated with cused on his writing. He said a degree in history in 1994. he worked with King on his Rocks continued his education at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hof- memoir “A King’s Legacy: The Clyde King stra University and graduated with a juris doctor Story” which was released in 1999. Not long and took those into account when measuring a after he graduated college, Rocks worked on his player’s value to a team. Rocks looked back at his degree in 1997. During law school, Rocks said he had the second memoir and co-authored the 2003 New own adversities as a child and young adult, and unique opportunity to go on scouting missions York Times best-selling book “Me and My Dad: saw that those life experiences hold value when with the late Clyde King, who was a close friend A Baseball Memoir” with Yankees outfielder drafting a player or coach who will be performing of Rocks’ father and was special adviser to George Paul O’Neill. in front of millions of people. After writing several books, Rocks said he Steinbrenner, the late owner of the New York “As a kid, you search for answers to feel norYankees. Rocks was given the chance to read founded the C.L. Rocks Corporation, a sports mal, and this is what I bring to the table,” Rocks through the original handwritten scouting reports agency, in 2008. Rocks implemented what he said. “That was, for me, a cathartic product of my from Steinbrenner, information that was and still called “the quantified intangibles metric” in his search. I realized I could apply it to business. I said is undisclosed to the public. Rocks also had the evaluation of MLB players. This metric mea- to myself, ‘Can I find coaches or players that coach opportunity to have an informal pitching tryout at sured a player’s life experiences and adversities or play well because they’ve overcome adversity King’s home in North Carolina in 1995, but while prior to becoming a professional baseball player and know how to channel it into wins?’”



The Village Times Herald - August 9, 2018  
The Village Times Herald - August 9, 2018