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Flower Hill’s John Walter had tax documents in his Manhasset house BY LU K E TOR R A N C E While serving as the mayor of Flower Hill in the early 1990s, John Walter was helping the family of President Donald Trump filter millions of dollars through a company that allowed its members to get around the estate tax. In a report last week, The New York Times exhaustively cataloged the ways that Fred Trump passed down millions of dollars to his children, particularly Donald Trump, while dodging taxes. The Times reported that in the early 1990s — with Fred Trump’s health failing, yet with millions of dollars of real estate under his name — Trump was looking to pass that property down to his children without having to pay the 55 percent inheritance!tax. So he turned to “a favorite nephew” — John Walter. A company called All County Building Supply & Maintenance was incorporated on Aug. 13,

1992, ostensibly to pay for maintenance crews and equipment for the properties Trump owned around New York City. But The Times reported that All County’s purpose was instead to allow Fred Trump to give his children large cash gifts disguised as legitimate business transactions, thus evading the estate tax. The address listed for All County!was that of Walter’s home at 511 Manhasset Woods Road in Manhasset. For years, vendors who maintained the Trump properties had cashed checks from Fred Trump. But in August 1992, they began to receive their payments from All County instead, according to the Times. Through a computer system set up by Walter, invoices were padded by 20 percent up to more than 50 percent, the Times reported. This allowed Trump to pay his children without incurring any Continued on Page 67

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Parents of National Merit semifinalists photograph their children as the Roslyn Board of Education recognizes their achievements. See stpory on page 7.

Schools not involved in film about past scandal BY T E R I W EST

about the district’s early 2000s corruption scandal. Roslyn schools will not be The Roslyn school district sent a letter to parents saying used as sets for the film and that it is not associated with will not participate “in any “Bad Education,” a movie cur- way,” according to the letter. “While the film is purportrently in production that is

edly meant to entertain, it’s important to remember that what occurred in our school district was far from entertaining,” the letter, dated Oct. 3, says. “A former superintendent Continued on Page 67

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Man arrested for 3 local burglaries G.N. man entered Roslyn Heights site: police BY T E R I W EST

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Melissa and Bruce Shulman (center) cut the ribbon honoring the new plaza surrounding the statue. They donated the statue to the Town of North Hempstead in 2009.

Historic marker, plaza added to horse statue Town celebrates renovations in Gerry Pond Park BY T E R I W EST Historical society members and local officials gathered in Gerry Pond Park Tuesday afternoon to unveil a new historical marker in front of the Mackay Horse Statue and additions to the space surrounding the base of the statue. The Roslyn Landmark Society, with the guidance of town Historian Howard Kroplick, now the group’s president, partnered with the Town of North Hempstead to organize the renovation efforts. Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton provided a $71,000 grant to help complete the project. A brick platform, year-round lighting, a fence and bushes now surround the statue. “It’s lovely when you come in at night and it’s all lit up,” DeRiggi-Whitton said. “I love to

see that.”# The statue is one of a pair of twin figures that were originally placed on the Harbor Hill estate in 1920, according to the statue’s new sign detailing its history. The estate’s original owners, Clarence and Katherine Mackaw, commissioned the statues to be modeled after King Louis XV’s Marly Horse statues, which were transferred from a royal residence to the#ChampsElysées in 1749. When the 648-acre estate went into disrepair during World War II and became a housing development after its demolition, one of the statues was moved to Roslyn High School. The other remained in its original spot, which became an East Hills home’s backyard. Bruce and Melissa Shulman moved into that home and in 2009 decided to donate the stat-

ue to the Town of North Hempstead. The Landmark Society then handled its restoration and moved it to the park in 2013. At Tuesday’s ceremony, the Shulmans cut the ribbon on the base of the statue to celebrate the renovations. Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth said that the statue is a meaningful part of the town’s community. “Long after we’re gone, this statue will remain,” Bosworth said. She and other speakers at the celebration emphasized how much of a team effort it was to complete the project. “It does take a lot of us to work together and to make this possible,” said Councilwoman Anna Kaplan. “I’m just so grateful that I could be a small part of it.”

A Great Neck resident was arrested last Wednesday in connection with a series of burglaries in Manhasset and Roslyn Heights. David Mintz, 36, was charged with three counts of third-degree burglary for three business burglaries in September. Two of the incidents were Sept. 3 in Manhasset, according to a Nassau County police arrest report. At 5:11 a.m. Mintz entered Studio Salon on Bayview Avenue through a back window and did not steal anything, the report says. That evening, he allegedly entered Forbici Hair Salon on Plandome Road through a window and stole cash and a credit card from the register. The third incident Mintz was charged with occurred Sept. 20 at Joy Acupuncture on Mineola Avenue in Roslyn Heights. Mintz allegedly entered through a rear window. He did not take anything, police said. Mintz was arrested in a Hempstead parking lot at 2:40 p.m. last Wednesday. He was also arrested for burglary in

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David Mintz was arrested for third-degree burglary. 2013, according to the Nassau County police. The three September incidents were among a series that began as early as June that the burglary pattern squad was investigating in the area. “Right now we’re able to close out these three cases and the active investigation will continue,” said Officer Jean Deluca, a public information officer for the Police Department.

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Bringing European flair to Greenvale KarinaNYC offers luxurious face and lash treatments using European skincare approach BY T E R I W EST Greenvale has a new salon, though for many customers it’s less new and more of a commute-saver. KarinaNYC’s new Greenvale location is the company’s second after its first on the Upper East Side opened five years ago. The store will have an official grand opening in October, though it has been operating for existing clients, who formerly would trek from Long Island to Manhattan, and owner Karina Freedman’s devoted Instagram fans since Labor Day. The salon offers lash treatments and facials and uses methods and materials from Freedman’s European roots; she immigrated to Long Island from Russia at age 21. She said she sees the difference between European-style and American facials in both the ingredients and the process. Her business approach requires commitment, treating time as a necessity for the skin rather than a luxury. Routine visits lead to gradual, healthy and

long run some of those results can be extremely dangerous and damaging,” Freedman said. Freedman’s salon was among the first in Manhattan to offer eyelash extensions, she said. The lashes she offers, appointments for which range from $85 to $280, do not use clusters and permanent glue like cheaper competitors, she said. Top lash artists from around the world apply to work with her, she said, and she trains them to match her style. “We can make any length, any curve, any thickness without it looking fake,” Freedman said. She decided to enter the beauty business because of a recommendation from her own facialist. In Europe, women start going to them around age 21, Freeman said. When she immigrated PHOTO BY TERI WEST to Huntington, the first thing she asked about was who to go to. She was so passionate about Karina Freedman (left) and spa manager Iryna Rybak conskincare that the facialist she sult with a veteran client. found took note and suggested lasting results, she said, and con“They do injections or some she go to beauty school. So she trast with the instant gratifica- insane laser peel and they expect did. tion many Americans crave. immediate results, and in the Freedman spent eight years

at NuBest salon in Manhasset, where she gained a loyal following – so loyal that clients trekked to Manhattan when she opened her first KarinaNYC location. Anna Naso, Freedman’s former co-worker at NuBest, said it’s the quality of her treatments that make her services stand out. Plus, “everyone likes Karina,” Naso said. “She just makes it easy for you to feel comfortable,” she said. “People fall asleep during their services, and, if not, she gets to know you and makes you feel like a friend.” Beyond finding passion in the beauty industry, she has developed pride and gratification in crafting her own business. Her estheticians and lash artists are young women, and Freedman says mentoring them is “the biggest privilege and my personal calling.” “Being a woman and immigrant and starting a business from scratch … it’s encouragement and inspiration, I think, for every little girl,” she said.


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Summer Academy may be extended Roslyn school board praises free program that bridges learning gap from spring to fall BY T E R I W EST

The Roslyn Board of Education is considering extending the Roslyn Summer Academy next summer so that the program offers more learning time for the students who most need it. The free program is for rising first-graders through ninthgraders to continue English language arts and math education into the summer. This past summer it was four weeks long. After praising the program as a valuable resource at last Thursday’s board meeting, Clifford Saffron, vice president of the board, suggested that the academy be extended. “The more education the better, the more days of education the better,” he said. No one on the board disagreed. Many members bounced around ideas about the logistics of how it could be achieved. Board President Meryl Waxman Ben-Levy wondered whether attendance would drop off due to family vacations should the program be extended. Average daily attendance is

program, those who would benefit from more classroom time would make the program extension worthwhile, suggested Trustee David Seinfeld. Waxman Ben-Levy said she remained slightly concerned that some parents would just use the program as “free babysitting” for a brief period before vacations or sleep-away camp, making it difficult for students to bond as a cohesive group throughout the summer. Saffron emphasized that the board should focus on keeping the students who participate fully rather than trying to get those who attend less to participate more. Instruction in the program ranges from remedial assistance to practice for the SATs, Murphy said. The program also incorPHOTO COURTESY OF ROSLYN PUBLIC SCHOOLS porates physical education activities and field trips to nearby spots such as the Cradle of AviaA student at the Roslyn Summer Academy, a program that tion Museum and Queens Zoo. the school board is considering lengthening. “It was really my pleasure to supervise the Roslyn Summer 265, said Carol Murphy, princi- than the total enrollment. pal of the Roslyn Summer AcadEven if attendance lessened Academy,” Murphy said. “I can’t emy, which is about 100 less toward the end of the extended tell you how much I enjoyed be-

ing there. I loved the kids. I loved the staff … it was tremendous.” Enrollment in the program has increased in recent years, especially for elementary students. Elementary enrollment was 212 in 2016 while this past summer it was 256, Murphy reported to the board. Last summer it was held at Harbor Hills School. In public comment, Roslyn Teachers Association President Eleanor Russell suggested that it move to the middle school. Elementary school teachers spend a lot of time decorating classrooms, so taking the decorations down for the summer program at the end of the school year is time-consuming, she said. The same teachers like to come in early before the start of the school year to put them back up, which could interfere with the program should it be extended. If the middle school was hosting, the academy could avoid those conflicts, Russell said. The meeting proceeded with a report on the Extended Year Program, a summer program for Continued on Page 77

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Phillips outpaces Kaplan in fundraising Republican Senate committee donates $344K to help give GOP candidate 3-to-1 edge BY JA N E LL E CL AUSEN State Sen. Elaine Phillips holds a 3-to-1 fundraising advantage over Democratic challenger Anna Kaplan, newly released campaign finance reports show, having raised more than $865,000 as of Oct. 1 compared with Kaplan’s roughly $270,000. Republican groups have donated $377,200 to Phillips’ campaign so far. The New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee contributed the bulk of that money, the reports filed with the state Board of Elections show, giving $344,500 to her campaign. Friends of John Flanagan, the Republican majority leader of the state Senate, contributed $11,000 to the campaign. Cathy Young for Senate, which supports state Sen. Cathy Young, who chairs the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, also donated $11,000. The North Hempstead Century Club contributed $5,000, while Friends of Catherine Rizzo, who is seeking to become a judge on Nassau County Court, contributed

The majority of the spending has gone toward advertising, with the campaign paying $360,939 to" Brabendercox LLC" for television advertisements. The campaign has also ramped up its spending with CCC Enterprises, reports show, paying the company $13,303.44 on Sept. 13 for campaign literature. Both the New York State Senate Republican Campaign Committee and Nassau County Republican Committee are also spending a considerable amount with CCC Enterprises for mailing, campaign literature and printing, according to the reports. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ELAINE PHILLIPS AND ANNA KAPLAN The county Republican committee, so far, has spent State Sen. Elaine Phillips, left, has outraised North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Anna $87,963.63 with CCC Enterprises – which is roughly half of its total Kaplan, according to campaign filing records. $176,558.28 expenditures this schools, libraries, veterans and vil- tant this race is to preserving bal- year. The state committee, mean$700. Meaghan Fitzgerald, a cam- lages, how she fights for lower tax- ance in state government and en- while, has spent $254,058.52 paign spokesperson, said Phillips is es to help make it more affordable suring that Long Island continues with the group out of its $1.57 “grateful and humbled” for the bi- to live on Long Island, demanded to have a voice in decisions about million in expenditures. partisan support her campaign has better service for LIRR commut- our own future.” Kaplan, meanwhile, has Of the $865,177.90 the Phil- raised $269,821.53 this year so ers, and is working every day to attracted around the 7th District. “Her supporters have seen protect our way of life,” Fitzgerald lips campaign has raised so far, far, according to the records. $450,142.30 has been spent, achow she successfully delivered said. Continued on Page 76 “They also know how impor- cording to financial reports. record funding for our public

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County lost $6M in PILOT: comptroller ‘Massive deficiencies’ in county collection that resulted in write-offs, Schnirman says BY LU K E TORRANCE

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An audit released last week by the Nassau County comptroller’s office showed that the county lost more than $6 million in PILOT payments due to expired or terminated agreements on properties that were not added back to the tax roll. “Our team found massive deficiencies in how the County recorded, tracked, and collected PILOT payments,” Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman said. “Nassau County cannot afford to just write off $6 million in revenue, but in this case that is exactly what happened.” PILOT stands for “payment in lieu of taxes.” Such deals are granted to certain industrial or commercial parcels by industrial development agencies — in this case, the Nassau IDA and the Town of Hempstead IDA. The audit was started in 2016 by the previous county comptroller, George Maragos, to determine if all PILOT revenues were properly collected,

calculated and allocated to the municipalities in a timely and accurate manner. Auditors found that the county was not being notified of the early termination of PILOT agreements in the Town of Hempstead. They also found that the Hempstead# IDA failed to ensure that the expired PILOTs were billed at the full assessed# value until the parcels were restored to the tax rolls. The audit also revealed a lack of oversight from the Nassau IDA. The county IDA failed to provide evidence that it was ensuring compliance on PILOT employment goals. Almost half of Nassau PILOT agreements did not meet such goals. On several occasions, late fees were waived. Additionally, the Nassau IDA was not invoiced by the county’s Department of Assessment for more than $500,000 in reimbursements to the county’s general fund. While the $6 million in missing PILOT revenues is lost forever, Schnirman did have some good news: the Town of Hemp-

stead would send Nassau County $7.6 million for missing payments from 2017 and the first half of 2018. “Our investigation is shining a light on these wasteful practices, providing corrective actions and resulting in money being returned to county taxpayers,” Schnirman said.# The comptroller’s office said that the Department of Assessment has agreed to take steps to ensure that PILOT revenues are properly recorded and collected. The audit calls for increased transparency in the Nassau and Hempstead IDAs. It also recommended that PILOT recipients must disclose if a PILOT has expired within 30 days or incur a penalty. The comptroller’s office is currently conducting a separate audit of the Nassau County IDA. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at ltorrance@theislandnow.com, by phone at 516-3071045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @LukeATorrance.

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Phillips held events at biased golf club BY LU K E TOR R A N C E State Sen. Elaine Phillips (R-Flower Hill) has run into criticism for holding fundraising events at a golf club that does not allow women to be full members. But her campaign said she was unaware of the policy at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston. “At no time before, during or after the fundraiser was Senator Phillips or anyone on staff aware of any such policy,” Phillips’ spokeswoman Meagan Fitzgerald said in a statement. “Since learning of this information, the senator has strongly encouraged the leadership to change its policy and informed the club she will no longer hold events there.” A report in the New York Daily News said Phillips hosted fundraisers at the club in May 2017, March 2018 and September 2018. A Facebook event showed that she also held a golf outing at Wheatley Hills in September 2017. According to a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former female manager in 2013, the club consisted of 250 “bondholders,” all of whom were men and had purchased a bond for $12,500. “Only men are bondholders and only men are allowed to be full Club members,” the lawsuit read. “Lesser memberships are available for wives, widows and daughters." Women are not permitted in the men’s grill, the card room, a section of the bar and certain staircases and doorways.” The lawsuit went on to say that the former female manager’s boss suggested that she put “pornographic” magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse in the men’s locker rooms and bathrooms. “[He]" also suggested that the female servers dress up in sexy costumes on Wednesday nights,” the lawsuit continued. Phillips’ opponent in the race for state Senate, Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, a Democrat, quickly put out a news release criticizing

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My Father’s Place to star on screen

Documentary supported by Kickstarter campaign will profile fabled Roslyn institution BY J E S S I C A PA R K S Documentarian Meshakai Wolf finds inspiration in stories where “people are successful in nontypical ways that one wouldn’t expect.” Few fit this description better than Michael “Eppy” Epstein, the owner and founder of Roslyn’s My Father’s Place, the music venue that gained fame in the 1970s and ‘80s.! Wolf’s documentary, “Names are BS” is a character story about Epstein that interweaves the legend of the nightclub to illustrate “the unlikely impresario” that Epstein was. As a music enthusiast, Wolf connected with “Eppy’s desire

and passion to bring talent to an area that isn’t New York City.” While living in Atlanta after attending Emory University, Wolf opened an art gallery and ran his own record label, forming a community where people could be brought together over their shared passion for art. Epstein brought the same idea to an international level, signing headliners such as the Talking Heads, Bob Marley and Bruce Springsteen. My Father’s Place opened in a golden age of music at a time when “milestones were happening by the month,” Wolf said. “Every artist of today names their predecessors from the ‘70s as a musical influence,” he said.

Wolf points to Epstein’s partnership with the radio station WLIR as a catalyst to his success. “The confluence of the live radio broadcast, the club itself and the era of music boosted My Father’s Place into a star-making machine,” he said. Work on the documentary was on hold for a period but was rejuvenated with the reopening of the club at the Roslyn Hotel in June. “A documentary cannot be forced,” said Wolf, “and the reiteration of My Father’s Place gave us the perfect ending to our story.” Wolf and his team filmed the reopening of the club on June 30 but the film mainly focuses

on capturing the nightclub in its heyday. “It’s important to us to tell this story to younger people who have no idea about the club,” he said. The production team has been focused on collecting archival material and creating reenactments to capture “the energy behind live music” in that period. Wolf encouraged fans to share their recollections of the original My Father’s Place with his team and will try to include them in the story. “For everyone who went to the club, this is their story as well,” he said. To raise community aware-

ness of the project, Wolf created a Kickstarter campaign that raised $30,000 from 149 donors. The money will help the team with costs such as vintage photography, archival elements, animation, music research and re-enactments. It will also help with submission fees for film festivals once the film is completed. Wolf hopes to premiere the film in New York City or at the Hamptons International Film Festival, but also has sights on HBO or Netflix picking up the film.

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The state seized Antonette’s East Hills, a restaurant on Glen Cove Road, for not paying taxes. The New York state Department of Taxation and Finance seized the restaurant on Oct. 4, said James Gazzale, a department spokesman. Antonette’s has 17 open warrants with a total balance of $182,034.38, he said. The liability period for those warrants was between 2014 and 2018, Gazzale said. Efforts to reach the restaurant’s owner, James Antoniotti, were unavailing. “In general, after we seize a business we continue to communicate with the business owner to find a mutually beneficial way forward in hopes of reopening the biz as soon as possible,” Gazzale said. Antonette’s hosts musical performances, and many groups were scheduled to perform this month, including Sweetwater, a Long Island band sched-

uled for Oct. 26. Sweetwater bandleader Tony Polito said the restaurant never informed him about the closure but he heard rumors from customers and other performers. “I called a couple of times,” Polito said. “I got an answering machine that said ‘Antonette’s’ and then the rest of the times the phone just rang and rang.” “[Antoniotti] was always a very nice man, everybody liked him,” Polito said. “I liked him too. I wish him well even though it’s a little bit of a hardship … I’ll never book that date again … it’s too close.” Keith Ruzika was planning on performing at Antonette’s this week and had not been informed of the restaurant’s closing. “I appreciate the information because I actually turned down a gig at another place to play there, and I guess it’s not going to happen,” he said. A sign on the building noting the seizure has been removed.

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ounty Executive Laura Curran recently did something that might seem obvious anywhere else, but in Nassau marked a red-letter day. What Curran did was sign an executive order requiring the county assessor to maximize the accuracy of what Nassau bases residents’ tax rates on. This was intended to allow the county to successfully defend against tax challenges and avoid the need for mass settlements and excessive refunds beginning with the 2020-21 tax year. In a cash-strapped county like Nassau, which owes more than $700 million to property owners, this is a welcome sign of sanity. Even better, County Assessor David Moog came up with a residential assessment rate –! 0.1 percent – that will sharply reduce the level of assessment for 386,000 properties that have been overpaying their taxes because they have not challenged their tax bills in the past. Those overpaying just so happen to be less affluent and composed of a higher percentage of minority members. Under Curran’s plan, that disparity in assessments would be corrected over five years. Too long in our books, but better than any alternative proposed. Oyster Bay Town Tax Receiver James Stefanich helpfully pointed out that “we’re going to see big tax increases, relatively speaking. The same amount of being raised, but the burden on the taxpayer is being shifted around. It will have a negative impact on people with higher value properties.” Precisely. For the past eight years, “people with higher value properties” have been paying their property taxes at a lower rate than people with lower value properties.

And now Curran wants to make them pay their fair share. Horrors. Stefanich’s comments remind us of the words Leona Helmsley was quoted as saying during her trial in federal court: “We don’t pay taxes;! only! the! little people pay taxes.” Helmsley, you may recall, was a flamboyant New York real estate developer in the 1980s convicted of tax evasion. Imagine that. Newsday estimated that property owners who have appealed successfully since 2010 saved $448 million in the most recent tax year alone. “Had the county not awarded any of those reductions, the tax bills of those who appealed successfully would have been an average of $1,800 higher while those who were not awarded them would have been about $2,500 lower,” according to Newsday. Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) said the new level of assessment will raise taxes for homeowners and decrease their chance of successfully challenging in court. Nicolello thinks this is a bad thing, allowing some people’s rates to go up 20 or 50 percent in the coming year. He pointed out that the new assessment ratio reduces the number of homeowners protected by a 6 percent state cap on property tax increases. In doing so, Nicolello essentially admitted how much some people were underpaying their taxes. And that he doesn’t want to see them begin paying their fair share for years to come. Nicolello and his fellow Republicans in the county Legislature responded to Curran’s executive order by proposing a law to require the county to disclose the potential impact of the reassessment on resi-

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dents’ property tax bills. Now, we are strong supporters of transparency in government and an informed electorate. But somehow we don’t believe that is the intent of the Republican legislators. Republican legislators never recommended a similar disclosure during the eight years in which Edward Mangano served as county executive, a period in which the property assessment roll was frozen. “During this time,” Curran noted in a news release, “real estate values increased dramatically, creating a large discrepancy between the market values used by the County in determining assessments and actual market values. The combination of the frozen roll and mass settlements severely degraded the accuracy and integrity of assessments and shifted the tax burden disproportionately.” The Republican legislators also did not complain that Mangano

never bothered to hire a licensed county assessor during his entire term – a failure that Curran correct shortly after her election. The Republican legislators and Mangano did benefit greatly from the large campaign contributions given by a small group of firms that challenged county assessments that officials admitted were grossly inaccurate. There is also the fact that under the county’s plan Nassau would be required to give tax bill estimates two years in advance, rendering them out of date. But perhaps we are being too hard on the Republicans. Let’s test this with a modest proposal. Let the county go ahead and disclose the potential impact of reassessment on residents’ property tax bills. But let’s also include the impact on residents’ property tax bills dur-

ing the eight years in which tax rolls were frozen. This will show residents who have underpaid in the past how much money they saved. This might make them more willing to accept steep increases this year. And this will show residents who have overpaid how much money the county’s system cost them. If a business is found to have overcharged its customers, it is forced to refund the money. Perhaps those who have been overpaying will get together to have the county do the same. We’re certain they will be more likely to vote in the next election for county legislators. In the meantime, Republicans legislators should stop their games and support the creation of a system in which all county residents are paying their fair share as soon as possible.

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Can GOP’s Molinaro beat Cuomo?

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an the GOP’s Molinaro beat Cuomo? New York is a dark blue Democratic state. That helps explain why no Republican has won an election statewide since Governor George Pataki’s election to a third term in 2002. However, there is a possibility that this year’s Republican-Conservative gubernatorial candidate, Duchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, could make the election a real horse race or pull off an upset victory. Before you dismiss my thesis give me a chance to explain. Andrew Cuomo is not very popular with rank-and-file Democrats and extreme leftists. He’s viewed as a pol who stands for nothing except holding onto power. Party regulars perceive him as a bully and a control freak. He treats them like dirt and they know he will throw them over the side if they get in his way or dare to disagree. Leftists consider Cuomo a political chameleon and they don’t

trust him. They also believe his administration has been corrupt; that he is owned by oligarchs who finance his campaigns. Four years ago, Cuomo’s far left primary challengers, Zephyr Teachout and Randy Credico, received 192,210 votes and 20,760 votes, respectfully, for a total of 37.08 percent. Cuomo’s 361,380 votes totaled 62.92 percent. That November, Cuomo won with 52.73 percent of the vote versus Republican-Conservative Rob Astorino’s 39.16%. The leftist Green and Sapient minor parties received 189,382 (4.86 percent). I think it’s fair to say that most of Teachout’s supporters, unable to bring themselves to vote for Cuomo, cast their ballots for the minor party candidates. Cuomo’s primary challenger this year, Cynthia Nixon, received a percentage of votes close to Teachout’s in 2014, 34.4 percent. However, the votes she received, 512,585, were more than double Teachout’s total. Obviously, a lot more Democrats are tired of Cuomo or fed up

GEORGE J. MARLIN On The Right with him. If all these dissident Democrats vote for either the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins or the Independent candidate, Stephanie Minor—the former mayor of Syracuse and Co-Chairman of the State Democratic Party—then Cuomo’s total could be down another 300,000 votes. Assuming the off-year election turnout is roughly the same as 2014, then the best-case scenario for the governor could look

like this: Cuomo, 46.4 percent of the votes cast; Molinaro, 40.3 percent; and the Minor Parties, 13.1 percent. The worst-case scenario for Cuomo: Molinaro beats him by a small plurality. Leftists punishing Cuomo at the polls helps Molinaro. But that’s not enough for him to win. He must rally economically-distressed upstaters who Cuomo has failed to help, particularly pro-fracking voters, to come out in force for him. And he must get suburbanites angry over high taxes to flock to the polls for him by stressing he will make the 2 percent cap on local municipal and school district taxes permanent. On Tuesday Nov. 6, I’ll be voting for Marc Molinaro for a number of reasons. He has been a competent county executive and has proven to be a fiscal conservative. He knows firsthand the burden unfunded state mandates place on county governments and its overburdened taxpayers, and he is committed to eliminating them.

His scandal-free record in public service positions him to take on Albany’s culture of corruption and to fight for genuine ethics reform. He would also end Cuomo’s crony capitalism giveaways that have cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars on failed investments and have led to convictions of the governor’s closest political pals. Readers should know that Molinaro did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016; but neither did I, so I don’t hold that against him. Molinaro is certainly a dark horse and the odds on him winning are slim. But stranger things have happened. And even if Molinaro falls short, if he and the minor party leftist candidates keep Cuomo’s total under 50 percent of the vote— that could kill Cuomo’s presidential aspirations. A candidate who can’t get a majority of the votes in his home state can’t be expected to get majority support from the nation at large. Think about it.

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Sometimes, it’s a sin of omission

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hat a relief! The High Holiday season is over, and I can start committing sins again! “But seriously,” I said to my friend Millie, “we atoned for so many things in that service! All that long list of sins we read — even in the English version, I lost track!” We were in my house a week later, conversing over tea. “Yes,” Millie replied. “Like ‘being stiff-necked.’ Why is that a sin? I always assumed it had something to do with headaches.” “Me, too!” I said. “Then there’s ‘devising evil.’ What does that mean? Making booby-traps for pigeons? Selling shares in a Ponzi scheme? An assassination plot? The worst thing I’ve done, all year, is waiting for everyone else to sign up for snack nights, hoping I wouldn’t have to help them!” “Plus, there are a lot of sins that I’ve never committed,” said Millie. “If I have to atone for them, I might as well commit them!” “It would be a sin not to!” I agree. “Which reminds me, there’s brandy in that cupboard. Shall we?”

“Why not? That will take care of ‘sinning through food and drink.’” “Maybe even ‘losing self-control!’ ” I say, as I slosh a slug into each of our tea-cups. “What did you make of ‘We ridicule the ones we love?’” “Oh, I haven’t done that in years! Not since my brother got rid of his dopey ‘Don’t Worry Get Happy’ sweatshirt.” “What about this one? ‘We act perversely’? That covers a lot of ground.” “You’re not kidding,” says my husband who just happened by and took some cookies I had opened along with the booze. “That describes everything you do!” “Like what?” “Like the time you waved my toothbrush over the toilet to prove something — I think to show that you weren’t accident-prone.” “That doesn’t sound too bad,” said Millie. “It fell in!” he said. “Once! One time! And you’ve never forgiven me!” “And now you can atone for that,” he said.

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A Look on the Lighter Side “ That’s ‘Failure to let go of grudges!’ ” I yell at my husband’s back as he leaves the room. “Oooh, holding grudges! That’s a good one,” says Millie. “How many times have you ranted to me about people who leave their shopping carts out in the parking lot, where you have to park around them? And yet, do you bring them back to the store yourself?” “At least I put them up on the grass,” I mutter. “I’m not an animal.” “And you’re pretty rude about

drivers who slow down in front of you, at the end of a yellow light, so that they make it through but you don’t.” “Well, some of those red lights last forever!” I reply. “Hmmm. ‘We are hostile’,” Millie reads out of the prayer book, “and we are stubborn.’ Sound like anybody you know?” “Nope.” My problem is, some of them completely cancel each other out. “Look at these: ‘Intrusiveness; over-involvement; manipulation’ — that just sounds like a job description for being a Jewish mother! But then, a few sins later, it says ‘Failure to give time and attention to people in my life’ — so which is it? They can’t have it both ways! And if everything’s a sin, why bother trying?” “Here’s a good one,” says Millie: “ ‘We have done wrong through dishonesty in business dealings’.” “So I counted my overdue library fines as business expenses. Is that so wrong?” “Judy, you lead such a boring life! If this is the best — I mean the worst — you can do, you need

to get out there and do some real sinning!” “Okay,” I say, “as long as you’re sinning with me. I like these: ‘Overconsumption, materialism, and self-indulgence.’ I don’t think I’ve bought myself anything new since 2014! How about we go to Roosevelt Field, next week?” “All right — as long as you promise not to steal any more parking spaces!” “That was only because I couldn’t tell the other car was waiting for the space till I’d already pulled into it!” “ ‘Discourtesy, ill-temper’ — you’d better let me drive, Judy.” “Here’s one for you: ‘Intolerance of imperfection in others.’ Especially when they’re driving.” “What about ‘Criticism? Gossip? and Bearing tales about others?’”… “Without all of that,” I answered, “I could hardly write my columns!” Just then, CRASH ZAP — lighting struck the end table right between us, leaving my notes for this column a smoking ruin. Looks like it’s time to turn it in!


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Do not accept ‘rape culture’ – end it

n the 1980s I held a parttime job as a psychiatric crisis counselor for an emergency room nearby my home in Long Beach. I carried a beeper and was on call nights and weekends. I handled some of the crises over the phone. Many calls required my presence at either the ER or, in some cases, the police station. The calls involved people with thoughts or actions related to suicide; substance use issues; family conflicts; or people with mental illness experiencing disturbing symptoms such as hallucinations or delusions. Sometimes crisis calls were more benign. They included people seeking advice or referrals, or people who simply wanted to make human contact in the middle of the night to combat their loneliness. A few of the crisis calls have not escaped my memory.

One of them involved a young black woman who told me that she had been raped. She said she came to the ER to request an examination. In the course of my intervention in the ER I asked the on-duty nurse if the woman was given a “rape kit,” a sexual assault forensic exam to preserve potential DNA evidence and receive important medical care."The nurse said she had not. When I asked why not, she gestured with her head towards the chief emergency room physician and rolled her eyes. I approached him and asked him the same question, “Why not?” With no change of expression, he said matter-of-factly, “Because she’s crazy.” I said, “What has that got to do with it.” He did not respond. I returned to the woman and asked her again, “Would you like to be examined?” She nodded yes.

ANDREW MALEKOFF Kids First

I circled back to the doctor and said, “If you’re telling me that you are refusing her a “rape kit,” I am including that in my crisis note which will be read by government officials that support this hospital. I will state that the patient reported being raped, requested a rape kit and that you denied her the examination.” He appeared sur-

prised to be challenged and finally said, “I’ll give her a kit but don’t ever question my authority again.” As I was following the proceedings leading up to the most recent Supreme Court nomination and the protests led by women, I found the term “rape culture” popping up repeatedly on social media. Emilie Buchwald," author of “Transforming a Rape Culture” describes rape culture as “a complex of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm.” Women Against Violence Against Women Rape Crisis Centre in Vancouver, B.C., Canada further states that “rather than viewing the culture of rape as a problem to change, people in a rape culture think about the persistence of rape as just the way things are.”

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of rape culture is that, to a large extent, it is accepted as inevitable when, in fact, it is an “expression of values and attitudes that can change.” Parents can teach their children not to condone sexual violence in everyday language and reject the sexual denigration of women and girls. Schools can teach comprehensive sex education that includes values and attitudes. The justice system can punish rapists and not their victims. And, medical personnel who perform forensic exams can be properly trained. " Andrew Malekoff is the executive director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, which provides comprehensive mental health services for children from birth through 24 and their families. To find out more, visitwww.northshorechildguidance.org.

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t filters down from Trump (or from Fox to Trump) to the Republican talking heads eerily mimicking the same phrases and charge: the anti-Kavanaugh protesters weren’t actual assault survivors but paid by George Soros (versus the astroturf Tea Partyers literally paid by Koch Brothers). We can’t have “mob rule.” We must uphold the “Rule of Law” – a laughably ironic statement coming from this mobster-in-chief, whose kinship with Kavanaugh – credibly accused of sexual assault, and now vulnerable, as Trump is, to blackmail – is cemented by Kavanaugh’s promise to shield Trump from investigation or indictment, and his pronounced threat against the “conspiracy” of liberals, Democrats and Clinton supporters. “What goes around, comes around,” the pretender “umpire calling strikes and balls” menaced. Trump has been playing the “victim” card that he attacks women for: Oh pity the poor, aggrieved white men who need to fear being held to account for wrongdoing. Can’t have that. He has attacked Senate Democrats who were doing their due diligence in investigating Kavanaugh’s fitness (unfitness) for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court as “evil,” and accusing them of “con” (that’s really rich coming from Don the Con). He is desperate to use Kavana-

ugh to turn out his voters because he fears a Blue Wave will result in investigations, actual oversight and maybe even impeachment if Democrats get a majority in Congress. So he manufactures a message of aggrievement, of discrediting victims of sexual violence, which is a form of subjugation: shut up and take it because you will be vilified, not believed. More menacingly, Trump, a dictator wannabe, is signaling that he will summon the forces of the state to suppress opposition. I watched as dozens of protesters on the Capitol steps arrested (300 on Thursday, 124 on Saturday) while Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed with the smallest number of votes ever, a mere 50. How does exercising the Constitutional right to assemble and petition our government warrant arrest? But in Trump’s America, can’t have that. Kavanaugh becomes one of four sitting Supreme Court Justices named by presidents (George W. Bush and Trump) who lost the popular vote; meanwhile, those 50 Senators who confirmed Kavanaugh represent barely 40% of Americans but now, those Justices have the majority to control the lives of millions of people for generations to come. So a minority is exerting its tyranny over the majority – taking over each and every one of its insti-

KAREN RUBIN View Point

tutions, the White House, the Congress and now the Supreme Court (and all the other lesser courts). So people are taking to the streets. And Trump can’t have that. This faux “Law and Order” Putin-MiniMe is signaling with his use of terms like “mob rule” and screams that protest somehow violates the “Rule of Law” (as opposed to his own evasion of accountability for sexual assault, tax evasion, campaign finance violations, conspiracy with a foreign adversary to steal the election) that he will call out forces to shut down protest. In his mind, even not applauding his State of the Union is tantamount to treason. He will use all the tools and powers at his command, including whatever is possible to suppress

the vote, under the guise of preventing voter fraud, or physically impeding access to the polls. This actually has happened where those entrusted with enforcing the law does the bidding of those wielding political power. At the New-York Historical Society, there is a chilling exhibit, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow,” a punch-to-the-gut examination of an institutionalized system of terror and subjugation of African Americans. This included the complicity of the Supreme Court which issued decisions dating back to Dred Scott and Plessy v Ferguson that perpetuated subjugation. For decades, the Ku Klux Klan terrorized Blacks, especially those who sought to run for political office. More than 4,000 Blacks were lynched for nothing more than being accused of looking at a white woman (making Trump’s faux victimization of white men credibly accused of sexual assault even more absurd), in many cases, aided and abetted by local police. Interestingly, anti-lynching efforts were led by women’s organizations, though none of the antilynching bills got passed the southern Dixiecrats’ filibusters. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went nuclear in overturning the filibuster, even as the United States’ gap

in populations of large and small states mushroomed from the time of the Founders’ compromise that gave each state, large and small, two senators each. Wyoming with a population of 579,000 has equal voting power to California with 40 million. A similar imbalance in the Electoral College shows the fraud of “one-person, one vote” (a Wyoming voter has four times the weight of a Californian), and the lie to the Republicans’ false flag of “voter fraud” to justify its voter suppression. The majority no longer rules, not in the White House, not in the House, where gerrymandering entrenches the minority Republican party, not in the Senate and not in the Supreme Court. Activists for Women’s Rights. Gun Rights. Climate Action, Workers Rights, Immigrant Rights cannot be cowed. Yes, it is crucial to turn out and vote in these midterms, and it will take a Blue Wave of more than 60 percent just to get to 51 percent majority in Congress. But if the Republicans are able to retain control with all the levers and advantages of using power to keep power (gerrymandering, voter suppression, campaign spending, propaganda and outright election hacking), then those peaceful protests protected under the Constitution may, in fact, turn into an angry mob of unleashed frustration and victimization.


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OUT OF LEFT FIELD

Thinking about baseball in an intense time It’s the October playoff season. How many American minds still turn to baseball? Nearly 50 years ago, noted historian Bruce Catton celebrated baseball as “The Great American Game.” Almost a century ago, humorist Ring Lardner wrote that it was foolish to expect Americans (especially males) to think about politics and elections until the “World Serious” is over. But in our huge, populous and diverse nation change is a constant, and past generalizations face new challenges. As I revel in the delights of playoff games, several queries occur for me, and, perhaps for others. – To what extent are the delights of the game sufficient to deflect our thoughts from the increasingly partisan and intense politics of our time? – Will the Italian term “desporto,” indicating a literal “being carried away” by the drama and play of games be sufficient to reduce or avoid social tension? – Is it a good thing to have our minds deflected from politics, especially when many consider the 2018

elections the most important of our lives? – How should we evaluate baseball as a cultural force for positivity in American society? – Have past idealizations been wildly extreme and unrealistic? Are they out of touch with changing aspects of gender, race, ethnicity, citizenship, the “American Dream?” – Have acclaimed writers, like Pulitzer-prize journalist, James Reston gone too far contrasting the negatives of politics with the positives of baseball? These questions deserve several library Socratic café sessions. As I watch baseball now, I can see the passionate fan engagement across gender and age lines. For me, the drama and aesthetics of baseball are providing a daily delight – no matter who is playing whom. I have a special reason to look for pleasure after a very recent five-hour quadruple, bypass heart surgery. Still, the playoffs spark ongoing societal perspectives, going back to my first Yankee Stadium game in 1944 and to my annual reading of Zane Grey’s “The Shortstop” –starting at age 8.

MICHAEL D’INNOCENZO Out of Left Field During this 2018 season of baseball playoffs, I find a flood of memories from many games and chats with the late Stan Isaacs who lived in Roslyn Heights., for more than 50 years. Stan was one of the giant sports writers at Newsday (from the 1960s into the 90s) when it was one of the top ten newspapers in the U.S. Stan cherished the paper’s rising young stars, John Jeansonne and George Vecsey, who extended his focus on connecting sports with our larger society. Because we were the closest of

friends, and because I developed a new course at Hofstra (responding to social trends of the 1960s) on “Sports and the American Character,” Stan often took me to sporting events with him and invited my views as a historian. I vividly recall our Mets locker room visits in 1972-3 when Willie Mays came back to New York. I was a bit stunned to hear Willie referring to Stan as “Shorty,” no doubt because like most aspiring male athletes I aspired to be tall. But Willie, like other athletes and journalists, had enormous appreciation for Stan’s intelligence, his skills as a writer and his quintessential sense of fairness. It was Stan’s impact as a creative sports journalist that provides the brief transition today for “Baseball, Politics and Parades.” Stan and I and our pals liked Reston’s celebrations of baseball over politics: baseball had a clear and enforceable set of rules, and the competitions took place in open view of everyone (unlike politics where who could know what lobbyists were compromising senators). In baseball, your skills were immediately evident: can you hit a

round ball with a round bat? Are you a shortstop who can range to your right for fielding (unlike politics, where obfuscations, delays and distractions were regular features)? Baseball is a kind of “daily war” with clear winners and losers. How many fans transcend other differences to rally behind their team (how much common ground are we finding in today’s politics?). Certainly, we were aware of baseball’s limits over decades (drug abuses, big money). Now, there is an improvement, with challenge and review to umpires (a version of fact-checking that could improve our politics!). So: here are final queries for this brief discussion: 1. Is it okay for many of us (temporarily) to ignore politics and enjoy the desporto of baseball? 2. Will our team bonding (beyond political lines) when we rally as fans contribute to building better social bridges? 3. But will the passions of baseball risk deflecting us from our citizen’s duties to try to shape our politics and policies? 4.Do we also risk succumbing to Bob Dylan’s cynicism of the late 1960s when he sang: “I’m about to fade into my own parade?”

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In wildness is preservation of world “In wildness is the preservation of the world” Henry David Thoreau This summer, a friend remarked that I must be a butterfly magnet. Whenever she visits my house, a monarch flutters by. I’d love to take credit for attracting butterflies, but truth is I planted a lot of milkweed last fall. Near my home you’ll find different kinds of milkweed, the only plant the monarch caterpillar feeds on. Do you know what is growing in your soil? Are you ready to transform your yard into a pollinator and bird-friendly habitat? I remember the day I committed to metamorphosis. Transforming my behaviors from a hungry caterpillar of gluttonous consumption, I chose to belong to a restorer species. I admit, I’m still work in progress. I make several mistakes in my daily life. I like to think I’m in the chrysalis stage of digesting away harmful habits and getting ready to grow wings. It’s not easy, but trusted friends and fellowship of like-minded make it more fun. On that note, I attended an inspirational gathering last weekend at the Planting Fields Arboretum. Celebrating expressive agriculture, Orkestai farm is a not-for-profit

ecological and educational farm that encourages healthy living, social engagement, creativity, emotional wellness and welcomes people of all abilities and backgrounds. See http://www.orkestaifarm.org/. Guests were invited to pick a thread of yarn and weave into a collective tapestry. The threads were all different, tightly knit or loose, everyone added to the tapestry in their very own way. I suggest we weave a little wildness into our lives here in Port Washington. Bees and butterflies are critical pollinators and global decline in their population is of great concern. If bees were to go extinct, we’d lose 70 of around 100 crop species that feed more than 90 percent of the world. Imagine a world with no cashews, watermelons, pumpkins, cocoa, and the list goes on. What’s worse, with the plants that bees pollinate gone, all of the animals that eat those plants may not survive. In response to this alarming trend, David Jakim founded the ReWild Initiative and the Port Washington Monarch Butterfly Alliance on Earth Day 2017. Prosperous Monarch butterfly breeding grounds are maintained by Port

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Washington Green at the meadow habitat known as the Guggenheim estate. Audubon’s Peggy Maslow established a bird-friendly habitat at the Science Museum of Long Island, Plandome, and is helping Port Washington residents transform their yards. Monarch enthusiast, Tanya Clusener, is Growing Love in Manorhaven, and was instrumental in planting a pollinator garden at the Sands Point Preserve. Clusener even went a step

further than planting milkweed and took it upon herself to harvest monarch eggs. She fostered and raised over 700 monarchs from egg to flight this summer. In the wild, a monarch has about 2 percent chances to survive from egg to flight, whereas when raised in foster care the survival rates are above 90 percent. This year the Town of North Hempstead took the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge by National Wildlife Federation http://www.northhempsteadny.gov/monarchs. Autumn is here and it is timely to prepare your yard for winter. Please consider adding a thread of sustainability to the community tapestry we want to create together. Functional use of space can be fun. Five fun ways you can make a difference this fall: 1. Qualify for bird-friendly habitat certification. Join the movement, for more information see http://northshoreaudubon. org/certification/. 2. Create a monarch waystation. http://www.monarchwatch. org/waystations/certify.html and http://www.PWMonarchAlliance. org. 3. Join the “I love Long Island”

campaign and stop using pesticides and fast-dissolving, high nitrogen fertilizer, see http://www. ilovelongisland.org/. 4. Re-Wild your lawn. Help your neighbors grow wildflower meadows and rain gardens instead of grass lawns and be sure to meet all 3 criteria above. Contact Raju Rajan (raju@idli.net) and David Jakim (david.jakim@gmail.com) for details on how to join this effort. Receive guidance from Certified Urban Permaculture Designer and Consultant Mark Scaramucci (Permascape Designs). 5. Prepare a patch of land to grow vegetables next spring. Locally, Patti and Wood of Grassroots environmental education lead the way with the Farm at the Dodge Homestead House, followed now by a wonderful initiative at Growing Love Community Gardens in Manorhaven https://growinglovepw.com/, and The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy have successfully dedicated a large patch of land to functional use. To join the Earth Matters movement, email me at hildur@ sol.center to be added to our mailing list. We aim to educate and add health to the collective tapestry in Port Washington.


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emocratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo! ! is following the infamous Rose Garden Strategy of ignoring underdog Republican challenger Dutchess!County Executive Marc Molinaro!and refusing to participate in a series of!public debates between now and Election Day.!! He did the same for the Democratic Primary by only participating in one debate at the 11th hour with his under financed opponent, Cynthia Nixon.!! Molinaro!has challenged him to a series of statewide debates.! Cuomo is noncommittal about debating Molinaro!oneon-one.! ! He suggested he may insist minor party candidates are included — a favorite Cuomo!debate tactic.! Cuomo’s! $26M primary campaign plus $5M from the State Democratic Party Committee outspent Nixon 10 to 1.! Minor party candidates, including Working Families Cynthia Nixon, Green Howie! Hawkins, Libertarian Larry Sharpe and Serve America Movement Stephanie Miner, have no chance of winning.! They are running to obtain 50,000 votes necessary for permanent ballot status.! Permanent ballot status makes it easier to qualify candidates.! Having these candidates included in debates crowds out Molinaro, resulting in less time to get his message out.! With less than five weeks to go until

Nov. 6, Cuomo will run out the clock in negotiations.! Cuomo’s! goal is agreeing to one or two debates, knowing that his election is already preordained.! Just look at the voter affiliations and campaign funds.! Voter enrollment numbers favor Cuomo.! There 5,621,811 Democrats versus 2,632,341 Republican active voters.!Cuomo has $11 million and will raise millions more.! Molinaro,! like Nixon, will be outspent by Cuomo 10 to one.! Albany’s infamous State Street lobbyists who represent various special interest groups will continue “pay for play” by providing more campaign contributions to Cuomo.! It is an investment to stay on his good side.! They know in the previous eight years as Gov. Cuomo! “returned the favors” and will deliver over the next four years. ! ! All incumbent elected officials, be they Democrat or Republican, start out with many advantages not available to challengers. During any term of public office, incumbents have daily television, radio and newspaper exposure, press conferences, newsletters, guest columns in newspapers, letters to the editor and speaking engagements on a regular basis. Don’t forget the perks of public office, including announcements of member items (local pork-barrel projects).!

These are used to raise name recognition and assist in greasing the wheels of reelection.! Up until the 1980s, both Democratic and Republican primary candidates participated in numerous television and newspaper editorial board debates. Voters could look beyond 60-second TV commercial sound bites to learn about real views and issues among the candidates.! Those candidates who refused to participate in these debates would be subject to critical newspaper editorials. They ended up losing newspaper endorsements and usually went down to defeat in either the primary or general election.! In the 1980s, the Rose Garden Strategy emerged. Incumbents or officially designated incumbent candidates of both parties refused to debate lesser-known, under-funded opponents in either the primary or general election. They had no interest in providing a free forum for challengers to get their message directly to voters. Many newspapers and good government groups failed to speak up and shame these incumbents into participating in debates.! They don’t want to provide their respective unknown and under-financed opponents with free forums to explain their positions on issues of the day. Newspapers provide a forum at no charge affording under financed and lesser known

candidates a chance to communicate their views on issues of the day to voters.! Why not participate in debates sponsored by each of NYC’s daily newspapers and television stations? The Daily News, Post, Newsday, Times, Wall Street Journal and Staten Island Advance, along with local weekly newspapers such as Blank Slate Publications, would all!be happy to host debates.! Ditto for upstate newspapers and television stations in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Ithica, Rochester, Syracuse and Watertown.! Let us hope that enlightened newspapers such as the Great Neck News call for an end of incumbents and officially designated organization candidates use of the infamous Rose Garden Strategy in future elections.! Intelligent voters deserve frequent debates prior to!the!general election as opposed to canned TV commercials. If Cuomo!continues to refuse to participate in series of debates open to full media coverage with his underdog Republican challenger Molinaro,!he should be subject to critical newspaper editorials. He!should forfeit any chance of endorsements by media outlets. Larry Penner (Larry Penner!of Great Neck is a long time follower of Albany State Government and Politics)

‘Illegal’ immigrants Plaza unsafe for walking overrunning U.S.

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was appalled as usual by radical-leftist Karen Rubin’s latest diatribe regarding “Trump’s ‘lawless’ treatment of migrants” in the Oct. 5 issue. How dare! Rubin urge readers! to “vote out (Republicans) before the United States becomes an!‘outlaw nation.'” Who does she think she is, with her ultra-liberal, leftist opinions, to tell voters how to vote on election day? As a sovereign nation, the United States has every right to decide who is and who is not allowed to enter our great nation. I realize that Rubin is a committed globalist who does not believe in national borders and that borders are an act of hostility against humanity, and I am so sick and tired of these 1960s-era refugees and their outmoded ways of thinking (if you can call it that) further undermining our American cultural values with their push for unregulated and unlimited flows of illegal aliens.

Rubin’s most bizarre “point,” that diversity is good for the human gene pool, as well as for ideas and culture, is the most ridiculous! argument I’ve ever heard. America today is being overrun by illegal aliens who have no desire to become assimilated to western values, have no desire to learn the English language, and who demand that we Americans submit to their cultural norms. Just look to Europe to see how “multiculturalism” has failed and the “Balkanization” of European society. So enough with Rubin and her radical leftist arguments. There is nothing “illegal” with what President Trump is doing about immigration, so get off of your high horse and respect American sovereignty and the rule of law. If illegal aliens never entered the country illegally, they would not be facing deportation proceedings today.!!!!!! Paul Giarmo Carle Place

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anelle Clausen’s Oct. 5 front page story — “Car strikes man trying to cross Middle Neck Rd.” — highlighted the clear and present danger for pedestrians trying to cross the streets in Great Neck Plaza; and if you don’t get hit or killed by a car while trying to cross the street, you run the risk of slipping or tripping on the dangerous bricks that pave the village’s sidewalks. During her long administration as mayor of Great Neck Plaza, Jean Celender has half-heartedly convened and disbanded a couple of pedestrian safety committees to make it appear that she actually cared about pedestrian safety; I know — been there, done that during 2010-11.

In August of 2011, I was hit by a car while carefully trying to cross Middle Neck Road in a crosswalk. I was lucky; I went to the hospital where I was treated and released. The woman who was hit the week before me wasn’t so lucky; she went to the undertaker. After my accident, I presented graphic photos of my injuries to the mayor and asked her what she was going to do about the lack of pedestrian safety in the village. Celender’s response was that it was not her problem because Middle Neck Road was under Nassau County’s jurisdiction. I wasn’t invited back to the committee, which died shortly afterwards, along with all the casualties.

This year, the number of reckless drivers who speed through the streets of Great Neck maiming and killing pedestrians is larger than ever. (Maybe they are in a hurry to get to their favorite stores or restaurants before they go belly-up.) Until we have a mayor in Great Neck Plaza who prioritizes people over photo-ops and desires to work productively with Nassau County for the benefit of her constituents, I am suggesting a new official motto: “Neck Plaza — it’s a village to die for!”! Leo Pfeifer Village of Neck Plaza (We want our “Great” back!)

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rossing Middle Neck Road at Station Plaza is an unnecessarily dangerous experience. It is easily corrected by having a four-way red light so pedestrians can cross in

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the table, such as enacting “sensible gun laws,” the Reproductive Health Act, the Child Victims Act and the Gender Expression NonDiscrimination Act, that Phillips and Republicans have not supported. Kaplan highlighted the issue of schools, casting herself as someone who would be a champion for public school funding and not diverting taxes toward privately managed charter schools – there are none in the district – like Phillips. In 2016, StudentsFirst, a pro-charter school group, spent $2.6 million on Phillips’ behalf in her successful state Senate race against Democrat Adam Haber of Roslyn. “She’s 100 percent charter school support. We are clearly on different ends of the spectrum on this,” Kaplan said. “I’m all for public schools; I believe the crown jewels of District 7 are the schools.” Meagan Fitzgerald, a spokesperson for the Phillips campaign, said Phillips helped secure “record state funding,” a $112 milContinued on Page 77

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Suozzi says bipartisanship needed U.S. representative up for re-election in 50-50 district leans toward center on many issues BY LU K E TORRANCE

In these increasingly partisan times, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) repeatedly stressed the importance of reaching across the aisle during an interview with Blank Slate Media on Friday. “I know my duty is to hold the president accountable, but I will not say no just because he’s a Republican and I’m a Democrat,” he said. “I’ll say yes when I think it’s right and no when I think it’s wrong … I’m willing to work across party lines when necessary and my whole thing is about getting things done.” The congressman is running for re-election in the 3rd Congressional District, where he is facing off against Republican Dan DeBono. Suozzi stressed that President Donald Trump should be held accountable, and mentioned several occasions" when he criticized the president for separating immigrant children from their parents or the ban on immigrants from certain major-

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Republican District 16 Assembly candidate guided by military background and voter input BY T E R I W EST If you want to know where Assembly District 16 candidate Byron Divins stands on an issue, you’ll have to look beyond his party label. Though Divins is running as a Republican against Democratic incumbent Anthony D’Urso, he says he sees his party affiliation as more of an afterthought, despite the fact that so many of November’s races are set up to be battles of the parties in the first major election since Donald Trump assumed the presidency. On many issues Divins leans more left, others right, and the best bet for figuring out which way he’ll tilt on a particular one may be to consider a couple of key parts of his identity: veteran and father. The district he is running in covers much of the Town of North Hempstead, excluding parts of Roslyn, New Hyde Park and Williston Park. Divins, a lawyer, sat down with Blank Slate Media to discuss his positions on issues in

a nuclear aircraft carrier,” Divins said. “It’s just something that’s not compatible.” His military background has also made supporting veterans a priority, he said. As an assemblyman, he wants to address veteran homelessness on Long Island. Regarding abortion, he said he supports Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision permitting abortions, and New York’s Reproductive Health Act, with the one exception that he thinks it should only permit doctors to perform the operations. He formed an opinion on the Child Victims Act after speaking with state Sen. Elaine Phillips, he said, and now does not support it and is instead in favor of a Republican bill. The Republican bill would compensate victims PHOTO BY TERI WEST with a state fund and eliminate the criminal statute of limitaByron Divins is running on the Republican ticket against Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso but tions while the Child Victims Act does not see his party as a defining part of his identity or platform. would expand the criminal and civil statute of limitations and create a one-year window for filNew York politics and his priori- juana legalization, he said, an “It’s just based on my beliefs ing civil lawsuits. ties should he be elected. opinion ingrained in him during seeing the dangers of someone When it comes to gun conDivins firmly opposes mari- his 20 years of military service. being on marijuana and being on Continued on Page 66


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Hofstra to train sexual assault nurses Federal grant funds program intended to increase number of nurses trained to help victims BY T E R I W EST Hofstra University is developing a program to train nurses to be certified sexual assault nurse examiners with the goal of increasing the number of examiners on Long Island and in New York City. The program was made possible by a $754,000 federal grant awarded to Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. Amy Smith, a nurse practitioner at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills who has been a sexual assault nurse examiner for 10 years, will be the project coordinator. Many organizations have had difficulty finding the funding for training examiners, which can cost about $1,000 per nurse, Smith said. The result is a lack of nurses available for victims of sexual assault, she said. “The assumption is a hospital should be able to take care of [victims of sexual assault] and not all do,” Smith said. Interested nurses will be

and believe survivors.” The examiners support rape and sexual assault patients both medically and emotionally. They also provide patients with resources for moving forward, such as psychological support. If the patient chooses, the sexual" assault examiners can collect evidence for possible use in investigations by law enforcement. The examiners can serve as liaisons between sexual assault victims and the police. New York City and Long Island emergency departments saw over 1,200 victims of sexual assault in the first six months of 2017, though not every hospital has a sexual assault examiner, according to Northwell. Sexual" assault nurse exPHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHWELL HEALTH aminers" tend to spend hours with patients, Smith said, which Amy Smith, a nurse practitioner at Long Island Jewish sharply contrasts with her work Forest Hills, has been tapped to be the project coordinator in the emergency department in of Hofstra University’s new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Forest Hills. Smith is often the first perProgram. son a victim talks to after an asable to apply to Hofstra for ad- Smith said. “We want people sault, she said. That first interaction can be mission to the nine-month certi- that are really interested, that fication program. are passionate about people and critical for shaping how victims “We want it to be great,” want to stand with the victims of sexual assault perceive their

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assault and whether they continue to seek support, according to a 2006 study published in the American Journal of Community Psychology. If the conversation is negative and brings into question the validity of the assault or whether the victim is truly a victim, it can cause them to stay silent about their experience, the study found. That’s one reason it is so important for hospitals to have nurses trained to support victims, Smith said. Smith said she also enjoys the different roles the job allows her to perform. She feels like a social worker in addition to a nurse while also sometimes getting to work with law enforcement, she said. She said she hopes that other nurses will take this opportunity at Hofstra to diversify their skills and explore a new style of nursing. “I knew that I wanted to [become a sexual assault nurse examiner] without even knowing what it was,” Smith said. “When I got into it, I just never looked back.”

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Village fears Belmont ‘scope creep’ Arena was just the first of several additions planned for development project BY J E D HENDRIXSON Additions to the Belmont arena development plan are beginning to get out of hand, according to Floral Park’s elected officials. “I know a lot of us probably think this is about the arena, the Islanders,” Deputy Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald said. “That’s how it started, but it has since morphed into something a lot bigger.” Fitzgerald stood in front of more than 100 people crowded into a room at the Floral Park recreation center last week for an information session to address the proposed redevelopment of Belmont Park. A sports arena, which would serve as a home for the New York Islanders hockey team starting in the 2021-22 season, was the initial proposal. “It’s called scope creep,” Fitzgerald said. “When you start a project, you start with one idea and start putting more and more little ideas on top of it and

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Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth has sent a letter to New York’s health commissioner expressing concern that all of Nassau County’s current and proposed medical marijuana dispensaries are in North Hempstead and are not more dispersed throughout the county. The county’s only existing facility is a MedMen dispensary in North New Hyde Park. Curaleaf plans to open a facility in Carle Place this fall, according to the company’s website. In her letter to Commissioner Howard Zucker, Bosworth said that an application for a new facility in Manhasset means that the town would have a total of three dispensaries. MedMen, the company that applied for the new location, said that the store would be a replacement for its current location in North New Hyde Park, which means that the town would have two dispensaries at once. A third organization, Fiorello, will soon submit plans to the Department of Health for a Nassau County dispensary, and the company and department are working “to ensure that they do not locate in the same town as the other two

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t never rains in your town… but it pours down in mine” is the refrain in the song “Never Rains” by British blues and rock musician Will Johns from his second album, “Hooks and Lines” (2013). While the lyrics can take on several meanings, for Johns they harken back to the move he made with his mother as a young boy from sunny Los Angeles to soggy England after his parents’ divorce. The son of legendary music recording engineer Andy Johns, and model and actress Paula Boyd, Johns spent his childhood going back and forth between these two different landscapes and lives. While staying with his father, he grew up alongside rock star royalty, as the older Johns helped build the careers of artists like Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton. His uncle, his father’s brother Glyn Johns, was also a well-known music producer who represented The Who, the Eagles, Bob Dylan, and many other budding performers during the 1960s and ‘70s. Although life with his mother was a bit more “normal,” if there is such a thing, Boyd’s side of the family kept young Johns close to his music roots. Paula Boyd’s sister, Pattie Boyd, was married to George Harrison during the Beatles’ heyday, and later married Eric Clapton, giving Will Johns two more rock icon uncles. Perhaps being born with this silver “spoonful” is what led Johns to start playing music at a young age and recently hear from Kofi Baker and Malcolm Bruce about joining their Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary World Tour. The North American tour kicked off on Sept. 28, with 38 scheduled concerts in the U.S. and Canada, including a stop at The Paramount in Huntington on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.

“It’s some pretty big shoes to fill,” Johns said by phone while taking a break from rehearsal to talk about how the trio came together, what fans can expect at the concert, and his own music path. For those who missed the late ‘60s, Cream broke music ground with their psychedelic, improvisational style that influenced groups like Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Comprised of drummer Ginger Baker, the late bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce, and Clapton on guitar and vocals, the band released just four albums during their three short years together, but their legacy lives on — not only given their impact on rock music then and now, with classic songs such as “Strange Brew,” “Badge,” and “White Room,” but also through the next generation of musicians in their families. The Baker and Bruce sons, along with Clapton’s nephew Johns, are now marking the 50 years since the original lineup’s farewell U.S. tour of 1968 with their own concert tour that promises to be a sweet salute. Johns was actually working on a charter fishing boat on the English Channel when he heard from Malcolm Bruce out of the blue a few years ago. “I used to play in a band with Malcolm’s brother, who sadly is no longer with us. His name was Joe Bruce,” Johns said. “This is going back years ago… when I was about 18, 19… when I first met Malcolm. And then just after my father died (in 2013), the phone rang and it was Malcolm to say, ‘Hi Will, I’m playing with Kofi and we’re coming to England.’” Baker and Bruce were on their Sons of Cream tour, and they asked Johns if he wanted to come to one of their concerts and jam with them. “Of course I was completely flattered and a little bit scared,” Johns recalls. “We played one show in London and things kind of built from there.” The threesome’s musical chemistry paved the way for the current anniversary tour that launched in Aus-

tralia and New Zealand. “The audiences there were just so lovely and enthusiastic,” Johns said. “The show was pretty loose, but they didn’t seem to mind… What we do is like Cream, a lot of improvisation, and jamming, and bouncing off each other musically… and that just makes for exciting stuff.” And from what Johns witnessed, the tour is creating a new generation of Cream fans. “There were quite a lot of kids showing up with their parents and grandparents. That was great to see because… most kids, if they pick up guitar, ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ is a standard to learn,” Johns said. “Although they may not have heard of Cream necessarily, a tune like that stands out.” Now that the tour has made its way to America, Johns said audiences here “can expect a little bit of everything.” “We’re going to cover quite a lot of the material… the well-known songs and quite a few of the maybe lesser-known songs, and then within that there are great jams, great opportunities for us to stretch out on the music and improvise together.” Described as a multimedia experience, Johns said, “Thanks to modern technology, we’re able to use a vibrant mix of both old lighting styles you might have seen in the ‘60s… the oil lamps and psychedelic lights back then, together with modern lighting effects.” The show will also feature photographs and video footage — both personal and from Cream concerts in the past — on screen, which Johns says marries nicely with their music performances on stage. And he promises there will be plenty of stories from their wild upbringings, adding icing on the cake. When asked what Cream song he likes to perform, Johns replied, “I have to probably say ‘Crossroads.’ That was something when I first started out on guitar that Continued on Page 55


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The Sounds of Cinema Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Sounds of Cinema takes the audience on a multimedia tour of 20th-century compositions either scored or re-purposed for films. Excerpts of classic movies will be projected while the Capital Symphony Orchestra enhances the drama with the complementary film scores. The range of the concert spans from somber (Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”) to thriller (Bernard Hermann’s “Psycho Suite”). Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City Info & Tickets: (516) 877-4000 • pac.adelphi.edu

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Direct from the hit Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale,” written by Chazz Palminteri and directed by Robert De Niro, Bobby Conte Thornton brings his acclaimed concert, “Blame It on My Youth,” to Landmark for one performance only. In addition to the full concert with a four-piece band, Thornton sits down with Palminteri live on stage to talk about their unique collaboration of working together on his life story. Where: Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, 232 Main St., Port Washington Info & Tickets: (516) 767-1384 • landmarkonmainstreet.org

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Long Island Whiskey and Craft Spirits Fest

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Long Island Whiskey Fest is a perfect opportunity for spirit enthusiasts to socialize while learning about amazing craft whiskies and spirits from distillers. The event will showcase over 150 styles of whiskey, spirits and local beer, making it a great place to discover new libations. Where: NYCB Live, Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale Info & Tickets: (516) 231-4848 or (800) 745-3000 • nycblive.com


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PUSH Physical Theatre’s “Dracula”

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

PUSH Physical Theatre will perform the legendary tale of “Dracula” as never seen before. The powerful, site-specific production will take place in Castle Gould’s Black Box Theater. Seating is limited so order tickets now. Where: Sands Point Preserve, Castle Gould, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point Info & Tickets: (516) 571-7901 • sandspointpreserveconservancy.org

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The Gold Coast Arts Center is rolling out the red carpet at this event that begins with cocktails, delicious food, music, and a silent auction, and is followed by “A Conversation with Robert Wagner,” in which the actor will discuss his career. The gala benefits the Gold Coast Arts Center and Gold Coast International Film Festival. Where: Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck Info & Tickets: (516) 829-2570 • goldcoastarts.org

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Best known for her roles in NBC’s “The Office” and Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Ellie Kemper is coming to Book Revue to speak about and sign copies of her new book of essays, “My Squirrel Days,” a funny, free-wheeling tour of her life — from growing up in suburban St. Louis with a crush on David Letterman, to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

Special guest President George W. Bush will join Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the challenges facing our nation in the 21st century and the power of freedom. Where: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville Info & Tickets: (516) 299-3100 • tillescenter.org

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Musical Morning with Dr. Brent Talbot

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.

This event will feature children’s songs and games from Bali led by Dr. Brent Talbot, artistic director of the Gettysburg Children’s Choir and founding director of Gamelan Gita Semara, an instrumental ensemble that performs concerts of contemporary and traditional music from Bali, Indonesia.

Where: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City | Info & Tickets: 516-877-4000 or pac.adelphia.edu

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“IT’S PURE FUN!”

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Kids ages 10 and over and their parents can join this eerie walking tour through historic Cold Spring Harbor as an educator recounts fascinating tales of mishaps, apparitions, and historic hauntings of Bedlam Street. Cider and snacks will be available. (Note: 6 p.m. is the spookier session.) $12 per adult; $8 per child.

Where: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor | Info & Tickets: 631-367-3418 or cswhalingmuseum.org

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Experience wonder and amazement, joy and laughter with Magic Mike. After the magic, there will be face painting, spooky (not scary) games, Halloween crafts, a prize for Best Costume, guided tours, and more fun for all ages. $9 per child; chaperones are free. !

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station | Info: 631-760-6216 or waltwhitman.org

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s biomimicry! Biomimicry has inspired engineers to get their ideas from nature as they create their designs. Children ages 4 and up will learn how birds were the inspiration for airplane design and then create their own airplane to take home. $4 with museum admission; $3 LICM members.

Where: Long Island Children’s Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City Info: 516-224-5800 or licm.org

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a free story hour for children ages 1 to 4 with a parent or caregiver cohosted by the Bryant Library in the Great Room at beautiful Cedarmere.

Where: Cedarmere, 225 Bryant Ave., Roslyn Info: 516-621-2240 or bryantlibrary.org


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Manhasset’s Cuccioli to star 50+ comedians Tony Award nominee and Manhasset resident Robert Cuccioli will star in “Fun Home” on stage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center in Westchester County. Cuccioli is no stranger to weighty roles; in fact, the Tony Award nominee loves them. So when the offer came to return to the White Plains Performing Arts Center to play Bruce Bechdel in the New York regional premiere of “Fun Home,” he readily accepted. The production runs Oct. 12 through 28. "Cuccioli last performed at the venue during “Man of La Mancha” in 2008. Cuccioli is a seasoned performer, having starred in Broadway’s “Jekyll & Hyde,” for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, and “Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark.” “I have a passion for deeply complex characters and Bruce ranks among them. He is certainly not like any other character I’ve played before and I wanted very much to delve into this challenge,” said Cuccioli. “I also love to do shows that have meaning and will affect people in one way or another. To that end, ‘Fun Home’ is an incredibly complex piece of theatre and is very much pertinent to today. It has a strong message and I believe will touch anyone who

comes to see it.” Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Fun Home” centers around graphic novelist Alison Bechdel. When her father, Bruce, dies unexpectedly, Alison dives into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-akind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Joining Cuccioli are three other Broadway veterans: Rita Harvey, Lauren Cohn, and Elliot Fishman.

The cast also features the talents of Catherine Ashmore Bradley, Wyatt Cirbus, Jessica Mosher, Megan O’Callaghan, Serena Parrish, and Ian Smith. “Fun Home” is directed by Amy Griffin with musical direction by Stephen Ferri and choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare; scenic design by Christopher and Justin Swader; lighting design by Jamie Roderick; costume design by Molly Seidel; sound design by Emma Wilk; and stage managed by Kellie McMenemon. "Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. the music is by Jeanine Tesori, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. For tickets, visit the theatre box office Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., purchase tickets online at wppac.com, or call 914328-1600. The White Plains Performing Arts Center is a professional regional theatre located in downtown White Plains, Westchester County. “Fun Home” is a WPPAC Mainstage Equity Production. Mainstage productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams, played by large live orchestras, and boast highquality sets and costumes.

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It’s no joke." There is a comedy show that features only performers over the age of 50." And it’s coming to the Gold Coast Arts Center again on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. This year’s lineup for the “50+ Comedy Tour” is completely new and includes retired FDNY firefighter John Larocchia; Art Schill, an octogenarian from Patchogue; and Jim Dailakis, an Australian-Greek actor, writer and comedian. “Audiences love this show,” says Ronni Berger of the Gold Coast Arts Center." “One reason is that the baby boomer market is often overlooked in the world of comedy, and another reason is that the show is hilarious." We’re never surprised that it sells out every year.” Retired firefighter Larocchia has been performing stand-up comedy for more than 20 years." He is the president of the Laughter Saves Lives Foundation, which assists first responders trying to overcome financial hardship due to an unforeseen tragedy or illness. A former chemist and ex-

ecutive recruiter, Schill is new to the world of stand-up comedy — the 82-year old started at age 81 — but he’s already performed at such clubs as Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, Mohegan Sun, and the Broadway Comedy Club. He placed second in the 50-Plus Comedy Competition on Long Island, and was a runner-up at the NYC Comedy Festival. Dailakis has been headlining in major comedy clubs, including Caroline’s, Standup NY, Broadway Comedy Club, and Dangerfield’s, for 15 years." He has shared the stage with noted performers, including Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Nealon, Caroline Rhea, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and Weird Al Yankovic. The show will take place at the Gold Coast Arts Center at 113 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck. "Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and refreshments will be available for sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 516-8292570 or visit www.goldcoastarts.org.


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These are some of the artists, writers and composers whose work will be explored and experienced: artists Pieter Breugel, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamps; writers William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Jennings, Pablo Neruda, Gertrude Stein, John Updike, Langston Hughes; and composers Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, J.S. Bach, Kurt Weill, Don McLean and Ludwig van Beethoven.

CNN commentator to discuss book in Port The Community Synagogue will host Sally Kohn, CNN political commentator and columnist, as she discusses her book, “The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity,” as part of their new Lifelong Learning: Open Minds series. The event, in partnership with the Jewish Book Council and The Dolphin Bookshop & Café, will take place on Monday, Oct. 15, with a!Meet the Author reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the book talk at 7:30 p.m. In her book, Kohn takes readers on a journey to understand why we divide against one another — and the harm it does to our culture, our businesses and ourselves. ! She then points a way forward, giving people concrete steps for how they can combat hate and division in their own minds and lives. At the speaking event, Kohn will deliver a fun and informative talk filled with powerful, at times hilarious, personal stories, as well as scientific findings from her

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Award-winning artist Dana Gluckstein will visit Long Island University for the Oct. 18 premiere of her powerful exhibition entitled, “DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition.” The exhibit chronicles Gluckstein’s decades spent photographing indigenous peoples as they struggle to maintain their identity in a changing world. “It’s my sincere wish that DIGNITY will serve as a call-to-action in support of all indigenous peoples,” said Gluckstein. Her DIGNITY advocacy campaign, in association with Amnesty International, created a tipping point for President Barack Obama to endorse the United Na-

tions Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2010. “We’re thrilled to present compelling photographs by Dana Gluckstein as we introduce our newly renovated Steinberg Museum of Art,” said Barbara Applegate, museum director. “We invite Long Islanders to be inspired by our unique visible storage suite that makes viewing our collection of 5,000 objects feel limitless.” “DIGNITY: Tribes in Transition” opens on Oct. 18 and runs until March 3, 2019. Gluckstein will speak on opening night and sign copies of her companion book, “DIGNITY:!In Honor of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” There will be a VIP preview reception with the artist at 5:30 p.m. The show will open to the public at 7 p.m. For more information about Dana Gluckstein, go to www.danagluckstein. com. LIU’s Steinberg Museum of Art is on the ground floor of the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, 720 Northern Blvd. in Brookville.


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build your home bar guests can gather and enjoy great conversation. Such a spot also can serve as a neighborhood hangout — a smart choice for those who want to indulge safely and not have to drive home afterward. Creating a home bar need not be a difficult project. By investing in basic equipment, stocking up on preferred liquors and gaining some mixology expertise, hosts can impress and entertain their guests.

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any people enjoy opening their homes to friends or family. In fact, according to the National Eating Trends survey and custom research by the NPD group, in 2016 the average person ate 38 meals at other people’s homes. Knowing how to cook, set the mood and entertain is increasingly important for many homeowners. Installing and outfitting a home bar can provide guests with the features of a night out, only without the crowds or bar tabs that come at the end of the night. A home bar is a place where hosts and their

Establish a bar setup Home bars can range from rolling carts to built-in wet bars to a single tray of items. Space in a home will dictate the kind of bar homeowners can have. Rolling bar carts are popular and versatile, and they can be kept stationary or rolled in and out of a room as needed. If a bar cart is open, organization is key, as you don’t want it to look unkempt. A full-blown wet bar will require more construction, including plumbing and electricity if you need outlets for plugging in appliances. Wet bars are ideal in dens, renovated garages and finished basements. Stock up on equipment A new home bar requires barware and glassware.

Various drinks are best served in requisite glassware and prepared with the right equipment. A home bar will benefit from a muddler, jigger, cocktail shaker, strainer, ice cube trays, and bar spoon. Glassware can include short glasses, tall glasses and wine glasses with stems. Martini glasses provide a chic look and are practical for those who prefer cosmopolitans and martinis. Fill it with spirits No bar is complete without alcohol and mixers. Homeowners can buy the types of spirits they love and complete their bars with the basics for mixing. When stocking a bar, keep in mind that everything does not have to be top-shelf. Vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and whiskey are some of the more popular spirits. Simple syrup, fresh fruit, club soda, cola, and bitters are examples of versatile mixers. Entertaining guru Martha Stewart says to have enough supplies on hand for guests. Expect each person to have three drinks (requiring three glasses), use a pound of ice, and three cocktail napkins per two-hour party. Don’t forget to also have nonalcoholic items on hand for those who don’t imbibe.

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Items to consider when outfi!ing a home gym

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ome gyms can make working out more efficient, saving time driving to a fitness facility and enabling people to stick to a workout regimen during inclement weather. Having a gym at home also may motivate people to work out more frequently and more effectively, as they can exercise at any time of day they choose and won’t need to share equipment with fellow fitness enthusiasts. While workouts will vary from individual to individual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend adults should combine both aerobic and strength training to achieve optimal health. The CDC recommends adults do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigorousintensity aerobic activity. In addition, the CDC advises adults to include moderate- or high-intensity musclestrengthening activities, involving all major muscle groups, in their workout regimens two or more days per week.

When constructing their home gyms, homeowners should keep CDC recommendations in mind so they can enjoy as complete a workout as possible. The following are some items homeowners can consider when outfitting their home gyms.

Barbells: Barbells aren’t just for biceps. Barbells can be used to work all the major muscle groups, including arms, chest, shoulders, legs, and back. Purchase a set of barbells of various weights so workouts can be varied depending on the muscle group being targeted.

Bench, bar and plates: A bench, bar and plates also can be invaluable to people who want a fitness facilityquality workout at home. Purchase plates of various weights but remember to be cautious with the amount of weight you lift when no partner or spotter is present. When shopping for a bench, look for one that can incline and decline, which increases the range of

exercises you can perform at home.

want to include lots of equipment in their home gyms. Before considering which flooring material to lay down, write down your likely workout routine before taking that write-up with you to a flooring contractor who can recommend the best material for you.

Land line: If the gym will be in a basement or another area of the home where access to a mobile network is unreliable, the presence of a land line in the room can help in the case of emergencies. Those who work out at home will be doing so without gym staff or other fitness enthusiasts nearby, so the land line can be invaluable should someone suffer an injury when exercising alone. If possible, place the land line in the middle of the room so it’s not too far away from any particular area.

Cardiovascular equipment: Homeowners don’t have to reinvent the wheel when purchasing cardiovascular equipment for their home gyms. If a treadmill worked for you at the gym, purchase one for your home gym as well. Cardio equipment can be expensive, but savvy homeowners may be able to find fully functional secondhand equipment online. If you currently have a gym membership, speak with the owner about purchasing a used item directly from the facility. Outfitting a home gym requires homeowners to give careful consideration to their workout preferences so they can tailor their gyms to their specific needs.

Flooring: Homeowners have various flooring options when outfitting their home gyms. Carpet tiles, rubber flooring, foam flooring, and vinyl tiles are popular options. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and the right choice may depend on how the gym will be used. For example, foam flooring may be compressed under heavy equipment, which may be problematic for homeowners who

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inter weather can be harsh. Homeowners who spend much of the year tending to their lawns and gardens may worry that winter will undo all of their hard work. Though homeowners cannot do anything to prevent snow, wind and ice from affecting their properties, they can take various steps to prepare their lawns and gardens for whatever winter has in store. Mulch leaves. Falling leaves are a telltale sign that winter is coming. In lieu of raking leaves as they begin to fall, homeowners can mulch them into their lawns. Scotts®, an industry leader in lawn care, notes that mulching leaves is a great way for homeowners to recycle a natural resource and enrich the soil of their lawns. While it might not be possible to mulch fallen leaves in late autumn when they begin to fall en masse, doing

so in the early stages of fall should be possible so long as the lawn is not being suffocated. Scotts® recommends mulching the leaves to dime-size pieces to a point where half an inch of grass can be seen through the mulched leaf layer. Rake leaves as they start to fall more heavily. Once leaves begin to fall more heavily, rake them up and add them to compost piles. The resource GardeningKnowHow.com notes composting leaves creates a dark, rich and organic matter that can add nutrients to garden soil and loosen compacted earth. Leaving leaves on the lawn once they start to fall in great numbers makes it hard for grass blades to breathe, and the leaves can block moisture from reaching the soil, which needs water to maintain strong roots. In addition, potentially harmful pathogens can breed on damp leaves left on a lawn, and such bacteria can cause significant damage to the turf over time. Apply a winterizing fertilizer. Winterizing fertilizers can help lawns store food they need to

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itchen remodels are a popular home improvement project that help homeowners recoup large percentages of their initial investments at resale. A kitchen remodel can invigorate a home and make the most popular room in the house more functional. According to HomeAdvisor, a home-improvement informational guide, homeowners spend an average of $22,000 on kitchen remodels. However, lavish projects can cost more than $50,000. Protecting such investments is important and requires that homeowners understand how to properly maintain kitchen features so they have the longest life possible. This includes the new countertops that make the kitchen look complete. Countertops come in various materials, not all of which should be treated the same way. Quartz, granite, marble, laminate, and tile countertops require different types of maintenance.

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when using knives or sharp objects around marble. Laminate One of the more budget-friendly materials, laminate countertops can be fabricated to mimic the look of natural stone, wood or even quartz. Laminate is less resistant to damage than other materials and will need a gentle touch. Formica® says to never use abrasive cleansers, scouring pads or steel wool when cleaning laminate countertops. For tough stains, an all-purpose cleaner should suffice when applied with a nylonbristled brush. Test any cleanser in a discreet area first. Tile Cleaning tile countertops requires getting into crevices along the grout lines. A toothbrush and a mildew-fighting cleaner or bleach diluted with water is advised. Also, unglazed tiles need to be sealed yearly. Some soap may leave residue, which can be removed with a solution of vinegar and water. Check with the manufacturer or installer of the countertops to learn more about the ways to clean and maintain new counters.

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Designing

a more functional pantry basement or a mud/laundry room. Various factors should be considered before placing a pantry outside a kitchen. What is the climate? Will food spoil? Is there a possibility that vermin or insects can infiltrate the room and access food? These factors will dictate whether to have closed cabinets, air-tight bins or open shelves or if other modifications must be made to the room prior to building.

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any homeowners wish they had more storage space, and kitchens are one area where people seemingly can always use more storage. Despite a desire for more kitchen space, until recently, kitchen pantries fell out of favor. Builders and architects may have thought that close proximity to supermarkets as well as multi-use cabinets in kitchens would offset the need for pantries. But according to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders, a kitchen pantry is the most desirable kitchen feature for buyers in the market for a new home. According to a 2016 survey from ReportLinker, 98 percent of Americans say cooking at home is their preferred way to prepare a meal. And despite the wide array of restaurants, prepared meals and fast food options nearby, more than one-third of people cook at home daily, with nearly 50 percent cooking between three and six days a week. In order to accommodate for spending more time in the kitchen, homeowners are directing additional attention to kitchen preparation and storage features. In fact, one recent trend in kitchen renovations is creating custom-designed pantries. Locate the appropriate space Ideally, pantries should be in or adjacent to the kitchen. But not every home layout allows for this setup. Some homeowners need to move storage pantries into the garage, the

Basement remodeling tips

A basement remodeling project can add valuable and usable space to a home. For many years, homeowners overlooked the potential of a basement remodel, perhaps thinking it would not be a smart return on investment. But that’s no longer the case. The latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling magazine says the average basement remodel can cost around $61,000 with a 70.3 percent recoup rate. In addition, HGTV says architects and contractors indicate Choose the type of pantry the cost of redoing a basement is Accessibility is essential in a pantry. roughly one-third to one-half less Everything should be easily reached than the price of putting an addition and grabbed as needed without on a home. having to move too many things. Before remodeling a basement, Ideally, foods should be arranged homeowners should think about how they want to use the space. in a single layer so that all items Homeowners also must focus can be viewed at a glance. Shelves on some potential obstacles in of various depths and heights can a basement that will need to be accommodate items of different addressed so that the area can be as sizes. Adjustable shelves are ideal functional as possible. because they can be modified as Basements can be chilly and damp. foods change. Sliding drawers can That means moisture issues and improve reach in cabinets. heating and cooling needs must be In smaller spaces, French door-style addressed prior to any construction. reach-in cabinets are convenient Homeowners may have to consider and flexible. In complete kitchen the installation of a dehumidifier and remodels or new constructions, run venting through the basement walk-in pantries offer the most space to allow for proper climate control. If a basement takes on water, either and flexibility. through the walls or a concrete slab, a professional waterproofing Must-have features company can come in and fix these Pantries serve different functions issues so they will not damage in different homes. For the bulk drywall and flooring afterwards. shopper, a pantry with plenty of room The presence of insects and for large items will be needed. pests also must be addressed. Lighting can be beneficial in all Exterminators can help homeowners pantries. Lights can improve figure out which insects are in their visibility when trying to locate items. basements and how to make the Others prefer an outlet for charging space less hospitable to these hand-held vacuums or other small unwelcome guests so that the room appliances. Counter space in the will become comfortable for human occupants. pantry enables homeowners to unload groceries directly onto pantry Space is often at a premium in basements, which may contain shelves. HVAC units, water heaters, filtration For pantries located outside of devices, ductwork, pipes, and the kitchen, built-in freezers can the other appliances. Qualified maximize storage possibilities, contractors can suggest solutions especially for those who freeze-andfor cordoning off appliances and eat after bulk shopping ventures. camouflaging pipes and wires so Pantries are popular features they won’t detract from the finished that homeowners can customize product. However, building access depending on their storage needs panels into the design will make it and the amount of time they spend in easier to service or repair features as their kitchens. necessary. Homeowners also may

want to wrap pipes before drywall is installed to quiet noisy drainage pipes. Uneven basement flooring will need to be smoothed out and flattened before carpeting or tile can be laid down. A self-leveling underlayment can be applied to fill in gullies, while larger crack and holes will need to be patched. Once the structure of the basement is addressed, then the design work can begin. Many professionals advise against drop ceilings, which can take away from ceiling height and look cheap. Basements can be dark, so the addition of plenty of lighting can help brighten the room. Small basement windows can be replaced with larger ones to add more light as well. Homeowners can mimic built-ins and architectural details from elsewhere in the home so the basement is aesthetically cohesive and doesn’t seem like an addition. Bookcases and shelving can add valuable storage space as well. Decorate the basement with bright, neutral colors so they make the space feel more inviting. With some effort and financial investment, basements can be as beautiful and functional as other rooms in a home.


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Defining hardscape

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urb appeal is beneficial in various ways. Curb appeal can make a home more attractive to prospective buyers and give existing homeowners a place they want to come home to. In its study of the worth of outdoor remodeling projects, the National Association of Realtors found standard lawn care and overall landscape upgrades were most appealing to buyers, as well as the most likely to add value to a home. Although plants, grass and other items can improve curb appeal, homeowners should not overlook hardscaping. Hardscaping is an industry term that refers to the non-living features of a landscape. These features can include everything from decks to walkways to ornamental boulders. Introducing paths or paver walls to a property helps develop that home’s hardscape. Hardscape and soft elements often work in concert to create inspiring landscape designs. DIY landscape designers can heed certain tips to make the most of hardscape features on their properties. Choose materials. As with many landscaping projects, homeowners must first determine what types of additions they would like on their properties. Common hardscape features include patios, decks, walkways of pavers or bricks,

Choose a theme. The right style allows hardscaping and softscaping materials to work together. For example, homeowners may want to give their yards an eastern feel, complete with a koi pond and decorative bridge or trellis. A formal English garden, however, may include manicured paths with stepping stones and ornate topiaries. Mixing too many styles together can take away from the overall appeal. The pros suggest looking at the overall plan of the design, even if all of the work can’t be completed at once. This way the eventual finished project wil be cohesive.

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omeowners may associate mulch with springtime lawn and garden care, but mulching in fall can benefit a lawn as well. Think about the purpose. According to the Morton Arboretum in Illinois, mulch protects roots Hardscaping can look good but against extreme temperatures, also serve key purposes. Pebbles and not just those associated with or gravel can mitigate trouble areas summer heat waves. that don’t grow grass or plant life Mulch is often connected with its well. Retaining walls hold back ability to help soil retain moisture soil in yards with sharply inclined during especially warm times of the hills. Mulch can set perimeters year, when mulch promotes strong around trees and shrubs, as well roots that can help lawns and plants as planting beds. Fencing, another survive periods of extreme heat. form of hardscaping, is essential for But when applied in the fall, mulch establishing property boundaries and also inhibits freezing and thawing in adding privacy. winter, reducing the likelihood that plants will be injured. Consult a professional. While applying mulch in fall can be While many hardscaping additions beneficial to lawns, homeowners can be handled by novices, largeshould first consider a few factors. scale projects, such as patios and Timing: The Morton Arboretum decking, can change the grading of notes that mulch being applied the yard. Professionals can map out as winter protection should not how to handle drainage issues and be applied too early in the fall, as meet building codes. In addition, doing so may delay the soil freezing professional installation can ensure process. Homeowners should wait hardscaping features last for years until after a hard frost in the fall to to come. apply winter mulch. In many places, Hardscaping should blend with the hard frost will not appear until late fall. nature around it and take its cues from the surrounding environment. Texture: The Morton Arboretum This recommends medium-textured can help softscaping and mulch. Fine particles may pack down and retain moisture that will hardscaping work as one.

evaporate before it reaches the plant roots. Materials that are too coarse may be incapable of holding sufficient amounts of water to benefit the soil. Nutrients: Humus is an organic component of soil that forms when leaves and other plant materials decompose. Organic mulches provide humus and decompose over time, adding nutrients into the soil. The Morton Arboretum recommends that homeowners use organic mulch that was composted or treated prior to application so any weeds, insects or microorganisms are killed.

Application: Correct application of the mulch is essential. Applying too much mulch can adversely affect lawns, plants and soil. In addition, excessive application can cause decay and make lawns and plants more vulnerable to disease. Homeowners uncertain about when and how to apply mulch in the fall can consult with a lawn care professional to devise a plan that ensures their lawns and gardens hold up against winter weather. Mulch may be widely associated with spring lawn care, but applying mulch in the fall can benefit lawns and gardens as well.


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Shadows subject of new Art Guild exhibit The Art Guild invites the public to the reception and awards ceremony for “Casting Shadows, A Juried Competition and Exhibition” on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit, featuring 51 artworks and three sculptures by 36 artists, fills the galleries of Elderfields with the beauty and mystery of shadows. Artists included in the show are: Diane Bares, Mike! Barry, Katrina Benson, Caryn Coville, Aleta! Crawford, Teresa Cromwell, Barbara Flamm, Ivan Frisch, Mayra Guillan, Heather! Heckel, Susan Herbst, Susan!Hicks, Lori Horowitz, Barbara Karyo, Marceil Kazikas, Lily Labella,

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Broadway stars to support L.I. students Tony and Drama Desk Award winners and nominees, along with Broadway’s fastest rising stars, will be performing musical numbers during an all new production of Broadway Supports LIHSA. The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Rosalind Joel Conservatory for Music and Theatre, Seymour Weiner Theatre at the Long Island School for the Arts campus, located at 239 Cold Spring Road in Syosset. Dozens of Broadway performers have appeared in previous editions of! Broadway Supports LIHSA, including! Tony Award nominee! Philip Boykin! (“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” “Once on This Island”); composer! Joe Iconis! (“Be More Chill”);! Tony Award Nominee!Chad Kimball!(“Come From Away,” “Memphis”); and Drama Desk Award nominee! Eddie Korbich! (“The Little Mermaid,” “The Drowsy Chaperone”), among many others. Under the helm of Musical Director and Accompanist Rachel Dean, the production has been called!“lightning in a bottle” since the cast is never the same, but always overflowing with talent. This is the fourth year that Broadway stars have come together to support LIHSA, which is the only Long Island performing arts high school program that offers world-class training and preparation for students who are interested in exploring and pursuing careers in the arts. Last year’s show was a sell-out.

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THE CULINARY ARCHITECT

An easy grilled clambake in a bag Making a traditional clambake is no easy task. First, you need to find a beach where it is legal to dig a pit three-feet deep by four-feet wide. Then you need rocks, seaweed, and a tarp. Not to mention a lot of time! Why not recreate this traditional New England feast with little effort and get lots of flavor? The “secret sauce” to recreating a clambake with ease is The Reynold’s ® Oven Bag, sold in supermarkets near the aluminum foil section. Just take one bag and fill it with all the ingredients (you can even set this up in the morning for evenings’ entertaining), seal the bag tight so your seafood will steam and the mussels and clams will open, and grill for 45 to 55 minutes. Remove from grill open and serve and you have a feast. I take all the leftover seafood and turn it into a delectable meal the next day. Follow the following easy recipes and you will have two feasts for the price of one. How easy is that?

Menu Day 1 (Serves 4 people with leftovers for Day 2) Potato Leek Soup* Grilled Clambake in a Bag Salad* Bread* Menu Day 2 (Serves 4 people) Left-over “Paella” *Recipe Not Given Grilled Clambake in a Bag 3 ears of corn, cut into fourths 16 shrimp, 10-15 shrimp to the lb., cleaned 1 lb. clams, cleaned 2 lbs. mussels, cleaned and debearded 15 very small red potatoes 4 garlic cloves, sliced 1/2 stick butter, sliced 1/4 cup white wine 4 to 6 sprigs parsley for garnish 6 lemon wedges 1. Preheat your grill to 400 degrees. 2. Place all of the ingredients in a Reynolds ® Oven Bag. Fold to seal. 3. Place on grill and cook for 45

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to 55 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and potatoes are tender. 4. Cut open bag, pour off the liquid and place in a bowl for dipping and serve. (NB. If you do not have a grill, you can make this in a 400 degree oven. Just place your filled bag on a baking sheet and bake for 45 to 55 minutes.) Left-over “Paella” Spray olive oil 1 shallot, sliced 4 garlic cloves, sliced 2 tomatoes, cut into chunks

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar NYCB LIVE, HOME OF NASSAU VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale (516) 794-9300 • www.nycblive.com Through Saturday, Nov. 3 (check website for daily times) Blood Manor Presents Crypts of the Coliseum NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury (516) 247-5205 • www.thetheatreatwestbury.com Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Engelbert Humperdinck Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. The Tenors: Fan Favorite Tour Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. Collective Soul Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. The Price is Right Live Stage Show THE PARAMOUNT 370 New York Ave., Huntington (631) 673-7300 • www.paramountny.com Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Trivium Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. The Jim Breuer Residency: Comedies, Stories and More Sunday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Jack Russell’s Great White Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. The Music of Cream — 50th Anniversary World Tour THE SPACE AT WESTBURY 250 Post Ave., Westbury (516) 283-5566 • www.thespaceatwestbury.com Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Melvin Seals and JGB Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Lisa Stansfield MY FATHERS PLACE AT THE ROSLYN HOTEL 1221 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn (516) 413-3535 • www.myfathersplace. com Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Nancy Atlas Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. John Waite Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Spyro Gyra Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m. J.D. Leonard & Friends Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. Kate Usher & the Sturdy Souls LANDMARK ON MAIN STREET 232 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-1384 • www.landmarkonmainstreet.co Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. J.J. Grey Sunday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Poco

GOLD COAST ARTS CENTER 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck (516) 829-2570 • www.goldcoastarts.org Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. The 50+ Comedy Tour Through Dec. 15 Exhibit: Storytelling Through the Lens TILLES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville (516) 299-3100 • www.tillescenter.org Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra with “Let’s Hang On” ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 1 South Ave., Garden City (516) 877-4000 • www.pacadelphi.edu Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14, 4 p.m. Best of Broadway: Razzle Dazzle – A Kander and Ebb Musical Celebration MADISON THEATRE AT MOLLOY COLLEGE 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre (516) 323-4444 • www.madisontheatreny.com Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero presents: “Flamenco Pasion” HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead (800) 463-7872 • www.hofstra.edu Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Play: “Dream of a Common Language” At the Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus. Ongoing performances through Oct. 14. For tickets, go to university website or call number above. NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor (516) 484-9338 • www.nassaumuseum. org Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Studio Saturdays at The Manes Center Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Family Sundays at the Museum SANDS POINT PRESERVE CONSERVANCY/HEMPSTEAD HOUSE 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point (516) 571-7901 • www.sandspointpreserve.org Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Owl Prowl for Adults Wednesday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Just Moms Discussion Group


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A&E Calendar cont’d LONG ISLAND CHILDRENS MUSEUM 11 Davis Ave., Garden City (516) 224-5800 • www.licm.org Friday, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Kids in the Kitchen: Loaded Potato Skins Children ages 3 to 5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members). Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Messy Afternoon Children ages 18 months to 4 years will be up to their elbows in mud and slime. Free with museum admission. BARNES AND NOBLE 1542 Northern Blvd., Manhasset and 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place (516) 365-6723 (Manhasset); (516) 7419850 (Carle place) • www.barnesandnoble.com Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. “I Lost My Tooth!” Story Time CINEMA ARTS CENTRE 423 Park Ave., Huntington (631) 423-7611 • www.cinemaartscentre. org Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Hard Luck Cafe: The Kennedys BOOK REVUE 313 New York Ave., Huntington (631) 271-1442 • www.bookrevue.com Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Authors Alice & Lisa Hoffman, “Faerie Knitting” THE DOLPHIN BOOKSHOP AND CAFE 299 Main St., Port Washington (516) 767-2650 • www.thedolphinbookshop.com Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cafe Music at the Dolphin Saturday, Oct. 13, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. At the Dolphin: Authors Corinthian Oliphant, “Behind Those White Doors of the Operating Room,”; Coleman Paul, “Will to Survive”; Joel W. Harris, “Public Parks; and N.J. Azzaro, “The Vision of Christ” Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m. to 2 p.m. Author Lisa Kohn, “To the Moon and Back”

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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL AND TOLERANCE CENTER OF NASSAU COUNTY 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove (516) 571-8040 • www.hmtcli.org Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m. Film: “Into the Arms of Strangers — Stories of the Kindertransport”

NEW HYDE PARK ELKS CLUB 901 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. New Hyde Park North Lions Club’s Supermarket Bingo Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 and includes a bingo board, one special, a door prize ticket, coffee and cake.

ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND JEANIE TENGELSEN GALLERY 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills (631) 462-5400 • www.artleagueli.org Saturday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 28 Exhibit: Alex Ferrone Gallery Presents — “Eclecticism”

OLDE TRADING POST 1218 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park (516) 492-3195 • www.oldetradingpost. com Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Music: The Hambones Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Music: Frankie T & the Keys

Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Music: Dan Readon EISENHOWER PARK Stewart and Merrick Aves., East Meadow Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EPIC: L.I. Walk for Epilepsy Pre-registration: $30; day of event: $35; students with ID: $15; children 10 and under are free. T-shirt included. For more information, contact EPIC Long Island at 516-739-7733 x355 or go to epicli.org. Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CROP Hunger Relief Charity Walk Continued on Page 54

PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay (516) 922-8678 • www.plantingfields.org Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music at the Mansion: The Carolina Gents Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Haunted Halloween Nights at Coe Hall OLD WESTBURY GARDENS 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury (516) 333-0048 • www.oldwestburygardens.org Through Monday, Oct. 29 (see website for daily hours and ticket info.) Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns THE WHALING MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor (631) 367-3418 • www.cshwhalingmuseum.org Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ports of Call: Zanzibar — Annual Benefit to Support Education Programs At the Pine Hollow Country Club; Tickets are $150. LONG ISLAND BAROQUE ENSEMBLE: “A BAROQUE BASH — CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF THE ERA” www.libaroque.org Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 30 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. Christ Church, 61 Main St., Oyster Bay

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‘Gilbert & Sullivan and Me’ in NHP In the entire 65-year history of the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island, only one person has been a member longer than Gayden Wren, who in September marked his 43rd year as a member of the company. Now Wren, a singer and actor best known to Long Island audiences as the country singer Tennessee Walt, is telling his own story in a one-night-only, one-man show, Gilbert & Sullivan and Me, to be presented at Westy Self Storage in New Hyde Park on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. “People have come up to me after Walt shows, where I’d mention that I’ve done Gilbert & Sullivan for 43 years, and told me that they were Gilbert & Sullivan fans too,” Wren said. “They didn’t see how you got from! Gilbert & Sullivan to country music. I’ve told them that the story of me and Gilbert & Sullivan was too long to tell, because it was basically the story of my life, but that it was definitely an unusual and interesting one, at least to me.”

Now that story is being told through Gilbert & Sullivan and Me, which Wren has described as “a show 43 years in the making.” It was previously seen in Rochester, NY, and in Austin, Texas, in 2007 and 2016 respectively, but never before as a fulllength program and never before in Wren’s native Long Island. “It’s a musical program featuring 16 songs, not one of which is actually from the Gilbert & Sullivan operas per se, but all of which relate in some way to the Savoy operas and the lifetime I’ve spent working on them,” Wren said. “People can expect to hear lyrics by such masters as Bobby Braddock, Earl K. Brent, Howard Dietz, Rudyard Kipling, Geoff Mack, Cole Porter, Miriam Walowitz and, yes, W.S.

Gilbert, and lots of lyrics by me. I’ll be doing a song from ‘A Gilbert & Sullivan Christmas Carol,’ a song from the Yiddish version of H.M.S. Pinafore and, especially for Walt fans, two songs associated with four members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.” Joining Wren for a few numbers will be his wife, singer Sara Holliday, with Thomas Shepard accompanying on piano. “This probably isn’t a show for someone who’s never heard of Gilbert & Sullivan,” Wren said, “but for anyone who knows and loves the Savoy operas, this ought to be a once-in-alifetime event. I hope they’ll have as much fun on Saturday night as I will.” Westy Self Storage is located at 2400 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park. Admission is $15, with all proceeds benefiting the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island and its 2019 production of The Gondoliers. For further information, visit www.gilbertandsullivanli.com.

Dance party at Tifereth Israel on October 20 Bring your dancing shoes to a rollicking dance party featuring the talented six-piece rock band, Spontaneous Combustion, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., at Congregation Tifereth Israel in Glen Cove. The public is welcomed to join in the fun. Spontaneous Combustion, formed more than 20 years ago, is inspired by the ensemble’s enthusiasm for performing music of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. In addition to classic rock, the group also plays oldies and country music. The band’s name reflects the fact that the original members were all volunteer firemen in various Long Island communities. Two of the current members are still active

volunteer firemen. The group consists of keyboardist Carl Schreiber, a Glen Head resident and CTI member; Ken Lang of Woodbury on guitar and vocals; Steve Jones of Mineola on guitar and vocals; Frank Chester of Williston Park on bass guitar and vocals; Don Amira of East Williston on percussion and vocals; and Mickey Giehl of Setauket on drums and vocals. Admission to CTI’s Spontaneous Combustion dance party is $20 for adults, $25 at the door, and $10 for those 18 and under. Soft drinks and snacks are included in the admission price; a cash bar will be available. All proceeds from the dance party support CTI and its programs. Reservations are requested by Oct. 13. For reservations, call CTI at 516-6765080 or email office@ctionline.org. Long Island’s oldest continuously operating Jewish congregation, Congregation Tifereth Israel has provided Jewish programming and education to the Long Island community since 1897. CTI is located in Glen Cove at 40 Hill St. at the intersection with Landing Road.

Community Calendar cont’d Continued from Page 3 There will be one and two mile walks to benefit Church World Service’s food drive. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Dogwoods area of Parking Field # 1 (ice rink entrance), and the walk begins at 11 a.m. Refreshments and music follow the walk. For more information, visit www.crophungerwalk.org. MINEOLA COMMUNITY CENTER 155 Washington Ave., Mineola (866) 946-8476 • www.nyuwinthrop.org Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evening Star Quilters 16th Harvest of Quilts Show This event will include quilts judged for their artistic beauty and technical mastery. There will be raffles for the 2018 Opportunity Quilt, as well as for baskets and other items. Daily admission is $10. CRESTWOOD COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 313 Round Swamp Road, Melville (631) 692-6361 • www.crestwoodcountryday. com Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crestwood’s Fall Fair Tour the beautiful, 18-acre facility and enjoy the pumpkin patch, face painting, arts & crafts, a tree top playground, ziplines, a carousel & Ferris wheel, snacks and more. 35TH ANNUAL OYSTER FESTIVAL Oyster Festival Way, East Main Street, Oyster Bay (516) 628-1625 • www.theoysterfestival.org Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oyster Festival Enjoy the largest outdoor festival on Long Island, where there will be live entertainment, tall ships and pirate shows, top-notch artisans, midway rides, a food court, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. ST. MARY’S PARISH 1300 Northern Blvd., Manhasset (516) 627-0385 • www.stmary.ws Saturday, Oct. 13, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., with mass at 5 p.m. St. Mary’s Parish Harvest Festival The Marist Hall grounds will have inflatable rides, bingo, face painting, dunk tank, arts & crafts, carnival booths, kiddie striker and football toss. For more information, contact the Office of Development at 516-627-4605 or e-mail kwalsh@stmary.ws. ST. AIDAN’S PARISH SCHOOL 510 Willis Ave., Williston Park (516) 561-6994 • www.staidanparish.org Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Spirituality for Singles: Monthly Singles Gathering Monthly gathering for singles: discussion and socialization. Snacks, pizza and beverages will be served. For ages 35+. Cost: $5. NORTHWELL’S CENTER FOR WELLNESS AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE 1500 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn (516) 858-3095 • www.northwellhealth.edu/ integrativemedicine Saturday, Oct. 13 through Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Girl Scout Mother Daughter Yoga

Learn the benefits of yoga in a parent/daughter combined practice that will gradually increase the level of difficulty at your own pace each Saturday. $80 for each mother/ daughter pair; $10 additional for siblings. Register online at www.northwell.edu/integrativemedicine. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Yoga for the Broken-Hearted A healing context for individuals who have experienced loss of all types using Kundalini Kriya’s meditations and specific mantra. $50 in advance; $60 at the door. Register online at www.northwell.edu/integrativemedicine. EISENHOWER PARK Stewart and Merrick Aves., Field 6/6A, East Meadow (516) 880-3445 or (516) 582-5638 Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. AHRC Floral Park Auxiliary Walk-A-Thon The $10 registration fee includes an AHRC Walk-A-Thon T-shirt. Please join this fundraiser by calling one of the numbers above. BROOKVILLE CHURCH 2 Brookville Road, Glen Head (516) 626-0414 • www.brookvillechurch.com Sunday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. Blessing of the Animals Outdoor Worship Service Bring your pet for a blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assissi, patron saint of animals. All friendlt, well-behaved and vaccinated pets with ID on a leash are welcome. CAUMSETT STATE HISTORIC PARK PRESERVE 25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington (631) 423-1770 Sunday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. History of Caumsett This hilly, approximately two-mile walk will study the park’s social, economic, architectural, and political history. Bring drinking water. Admission is $4. Reservations are required by calling 631-423-1770. NORTH HEMPSTEAD BEACH PARK 175 West Shore Road, Port Washington (516) 869-6311 or 311 • www.northhempstead. com Sunday, Oct. 14, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Gold Coast Long Island Take Steps Walk By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community to not only provide support to each other, but who actively raise money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research. Check-in is at 12 p.m. and the walk begins at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Suzanne Beck at 516-222-5530 or sbeck@ crohnscolitisfoundation.org. STEPHEN C. WIDOM CULTURAL ARTS AT TEMPLE EMANUEL Temple Emanuel, 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck (516) 482-5701 • www.scwculturalarts.org Sunday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m. Richard Haass & Nick Akerman: A Conversation Moderated by Errol Louis SHELTER ROCK JEWISH CENTER 272 Shelter Rock Road, Roslyn (516) 621-741-4305 • www.srjc.org Sunday, Oct. 14, 4:30 p.m. Unity in the Community Concert: The AfroSemitic Experience Tickets are $28 and includes a light bite after the concert.


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Cream to perform Romaine talk on arts at Temple Emanuel ‘sweet’ concert Continued from Page 25 Eric showed me the opening riff to.” And by Eric, he means Clapton, who he remembers visiting in London as a child. “Auntie Pattie and Uncle Eric… they definitely made a huge impression on me, and I always knew that I wanted to be in the creative world, perhaps in the music world.” Given his music pedigree, playing the guitar and singing came naturally to Johns. “From a very early age… I was always in recording studios and so that presence of creativity, music and even the smells of musical equipment and electricity inside the studios… it’s a very particular smell that has always been home for me.” Johns picked up an old, beat-up guitar at the age of 15. “Then my dad Andy… he bought me my first real guitar, which was a 1957 vintage Fender Stratocaster in surf green.” Johns said he started to teach himself to play along to the music his mother liked, “tapes she had like Tina Turner, the ‘Private Dancer’ album, a lot of Fleetwood Mac… all of that good stuff,” he said. “That’s how I started,” Johns went on to say, “and then at some point Eric showed me the first part of ‘Crossroads.’” Once Johns learned the opening, he asked his uncle to show him the next part of the song. “He, quite rightly, didn’t show me the next part,” Johns said. “He said to me, ‘Well, you have to figure that out yourself,’ and so that set a precedent of having to make an effort to learn it myself. That was the start of my road, my musical journey, and it’s (been) quite an amazing trip.”

Johns went on to study performing arts at Oxford, where he played in his first band called Cloud 9, and then performed for 15 years with his own Will Johns Band, releasing three award-winning albums in the U.K., with songs that he says are all inspired by the people and experiences in his life. During that time, Johns also performed with many acclaimed musicians, including Jack Bruce. “That was probably one of the most amazing musical experiences of my life,” he says. “It was at Jack’s house on one of his birthdays… and Jack actually called me up on stage saying, ‘Come on, Will.’ !I can’t tell you what we played together… but what I do remember (was) his amazing bass playing, which is such a beautiful platform in which to interact musically with guitar.” Now Johns gets to play with Jack’s son Malcolm and Ginger’s son Kofi, who he says are like brothers, as the three musicians take on their inherited roles — Baker on drums, Bruce on bass, and Johns on guitar. “We all bring our very particular and different elements to the mix,” Johns says, in a concert meant to honor Cream. “That’s really what makes it work… and what makes it special as well.” Since Johns now appears to be “sitting on top of the world,” what about his fishing gig? “My job was getting up at six in the morning to help people catch fish. Now I get to play music for people all around the world and go fishing to relax,” he says. For more information about Johns, visit www.willjohns.com. To purchase tickets to the show, go to www.paramountny.com.

On Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m., all members of the community are invited to attend a sabbath afternoon presentation, entitled “Image and Inspiration,” hosted by Shirley Romaine at Temple Emanuel of Great Neck. Romaine, an actress, arts enthusiast, activist and longtime host of Cablevision’s “Artscene” on Long Island, has created a vehicle designed to bring together the dimensions of the visual, literary and musical arts.

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Participants will view a painting and hear it described in the poetry or prose of a renowned writer inspired to interpret it. It is the compelling voice of Romaine that will be heard — an instrument in itself — and through her dramatic reading, she will bring her insights to bear, further revealing the mysteries that lie within the visual and literary art. A melody, an instrumental accompaniment that relates to the era of the work in question, will be heard in the background. All of these elements combine to enhance and deepen one’s understanding, appreciation and enjoyment. Some of the artists, writers and composers whose work will be explored and experienced include: artists Pieter! Bruegel, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and!Marcel Duchamp; writers William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Jennings, Pablo Neruda, Gertrude Stein, John Updike, and Langston Hughes; and composers Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, J.S. Bach, Kurt Weill, Don McLean and Ludwig van Beethoven. Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For further information, call 516-482-5701.

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Bryant Library Bryant Park Library is located at 2 Paper Mill Road in Roslyn. For more information about these and other events, go to www. bryantlibrary.org. GAME TIME — BYO SET Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join this informal gathering to play classic games, such as Mahjong, Cribbage and Scrabble. Bring your own game sets. Tea and coffee will be provided. ALICE HOFFMAN, LISA HOFFMAN & KNIT LONG ISLAND Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m. The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting — woven together like never before. From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman comes “Faerie Knitting,” a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. Featuring four teen original fairy tales, “Faerie Knitting” is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered

ALICE HOFFMAN, LISA HOFFMAN & KNIT LONG ISLAND: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting. charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike. The event features a talk by renowned author and Roslyn resident Alice Hoffman and sister, Lisa Hoffman. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Knitwear from

the book will be on display by Roslyn’s Knit Long Island. BOOK TALK WITH ELIZABETH OLESH Monday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. “The Reef” by Edith Wharton.EN

UNITED NATIONS DAY Sunday, Oct. 21 This program will give families a taste of the flavor of various cultures with speaking events.

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Roslyn Community Calendar VILLAGE OF EAST HILLS The Architectural Review Board meetings take place on the first Monday of the month at 209 Harbor Hill Road in East Hills. The Village includes Kids in the Park and Seniors Activities Committees, the latter of which includes movies, lunches, games, trips and other events. For a complete schedule of upcoming events, go to www. villageofeasthills.org. The East Hills pick-up softball game is always looking for a few good men. Games are every Sunday, weather permitting, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the park at East Hills off Harbor Hill Road. Contacts: William Gavin, East Hills Park Director, 516484-9800; Steward Faden 516-4106666; Peter Wagner 516-527-1200. SHELTER ROCK JEWISH CENTER The Shelter Rock Jewish Center, located at 272 Shelter Rock Road (intersection with Herricks Road) in Roslyn, offers daily and Shabbat prayer services in the Conservative tradition, and also is home to the North Hills Orthodox Minyan. The Early Childhood Center has programs for 2- to 4-year olds, with full, half-day and extendedday options. The Religious School educates children in Grades K to 7,

call the center at 516-858-3095.

on Sunday mornings (all grades) and Tuesday afternoons (grades 2 to 7). We celebrate the festivals together as a friendly community, and offer Adult Education, social events, and Men’s Club and Sisterhood programs. See the Events Calendar and more at www. srjc.org, Call us at 516-741-4305. NORTHWELL HEALTH’S CENTER FOR WELLNESS AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE IN ROSLYN This education, wellness and retreat center, located at 1500 Old Northern Blvd., Suite 3, in Roslyn, hosts a variety

of mind, body and soul improvement classes on an ongoing basis, including yoga for adults, Pilates, daily meditation sessions, an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, nutrition, medical wellness consultations, massage, Reiki, acupuncture, 200Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Vinyasa Teacher Trainings, and workshops. Specialized programs now include Cardiac Medical Yoga, Yoga for Infertility and Cancer, Kundalini Yoga, Personalized Fitness under Spencer Scalzetti and more. For a complete schedule, go to www.clients.mindbodyonline.com or

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Temple Beth Sholom, located at 401 Roslyn Road in Roslyn Heights, offers an array of classes in Hebrew, Bible study, Torah cantillation, Jewish thinkers, prayer, and parenting through a Jewish lens, as well as a monthly “Lunch and Learn” program with guest speakers and TBS Sisterhood Education Classes that are open to the community. The day and evening classes are open to all adults, although there is a registration fee for some of the courses. For further information and a listing of events, go to www.tbsroslyn. org or call 516-621-2288. THE LITTLE GYM OF ROSLYN The Little Gym of Rosllyn, located at 55 Lumber Road in Roslyn, is a children’s gym offering activities for kids including parent/child classes, kids dance, gymnastics, sports skills and karate for children from 4 months to 12 years. Tuition plans starting at $27 per class. To see a full schedule of events, go to www.thelittlegym.com or call the studio at 516-513-0600.


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Gourmet chef New Roslyn Eagle Scout demonstrations The Roslyn, Herricks, East Williston Adult Continuing Education presents the Gourmet Chef Demonstration Series, a delicious series where you will enjoy a cooking demonstration from a professional chef, and then a wonderful, leisurely luncheon. Whether you love to cook and want to know the secrets of some of our great local chefs or you just want to watch

how sensational meals are put together “behind the scenes,” this series is a delectable treat. The restaurants the program will visit are La Parma on Oct. 30, The Polo Lounge at Westbury Manor on Nov. 13 and Havana Central in Roosevelt Field on Dec. 4. You can sign up with a discount if you enroll in all three.

Kevin Cheng, a senior at Roslyn High School, has earned scouting’s highest rank and is now an Eagle Scout. One of every six boys joins scouting, and then only 5 percent of Scouts earns the Eagle rank.! ! On Oct. 3, Kevin was examined by seven adults from Scouting’s Shelter Rock district on his academic, scouting and personal career in a nearly 90-minute-long Board of Review. The review board is charged with determining the quality of a Scout’s experience and deciding whether he has fulfilled the requirements for the rank. He was grilled on his leadership skills, his time management, his meaningful community service and his vision of

the future.!! Kevin’s Eagle service project involved the planning and management of the construction of a retaining wall, the refurbishing of a cracked driveway and the rustproofing and

repainting of a wrought iron fence at the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist worship center on Roslyn Road. The project, although difficult to complete, is more about the planning and leadership than the actual physical project itself. Kevin explained to the board, that his primary take-away from this project, that took over 300 hours to complete, was that the planning was the most important, and critical phase. Kevin lives in Roslyn Heights and is applying to Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech, two top colleges for computer science.

Heights honors custodians Challah baking at Beth Sholom Temple Beth Sholom Sisterhood and Z’havah Young Leaders Group are sponsoring a family “Challah-bration” on Oct. 11 for adults either alone or with children and teens ages 11 to 17. Celebrate Parashat Noach by creating animalshaped and braided six-strand rainbow challah. The fee is $26 for adults for prepared dough and hands-on baking instruction. This challah-baking preparation event will be an egalitarian family workshop led by Beth Eichenholtz, Sisterhood’s resident challah baking expert,

and Sharon Solomon, the temple’s Religious School Director. The event is open to the public and will be held at Temple Beth Sholom at 401 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Heights. Preregistration is required. The congregation is also collecting school supplies to distribute to students in our local community to replenish supplies throughout the school year. Please donate spiral and marble notebooks, glue sticks, pens, pencils, markers and packaged crayons.

Mascot visits Heights Roslyn High School’s mascot, the bulldog, and cheerleaders visited Height School during spirit week last week.

Heights School students and staff celebrated National Custodian Appreciation Day by inviting custodians into their classrooms and presenting them with a special project. Custodians! Anthony Calo, Carl Smithson, Odessa Burton, Michael Douglas and Steve Koretz were recognized for their hard work. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROSLYN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Carl Smithson (left) and Heights head custodian Anthony Calo on Custodian Appreciation Day.

Adult ed registration open Residents of the Roslyn, Herricks and East Williston school districts are invited to participate in the fall semester of Roslyn Adult Education. Registration is now open. Residents of all three districts pay the resident rate for course offerings and trips. Look for the catalog in the mail or online at!www. roslynschools.org under “Community.” Visit the

Adult Education Web Store to register online for all courses and trips: RoslynSchools.Revtrak.net. There is an online registration guide on the Roslyn schools website. The office of Roslyn Adult Education is in Roslyn High School, on the main floor near the Counseling Center. For information, call 801-5091 or visit the schools website.

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NYU Winthrop cancer fundraiser

Fundraising for cancer care will take flight on Wednesday, Feb. 6 when NYU Winthrop Hospital hosts its third annual “Love is in the Air” from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Proceeds from the event will support NYU Winthrop’s Center for Cancer Care and work to enhance patient care, support survivorship programs, and support technology and research advancements. Area residents are encouraged to “show the love” by supporting this all-important cause, as each year more than 18,000 Long Islanders on average are faced with the challenges of cancer. “Every day, we strive to improve early detection of cancers, foster the development of advanced treatments, and seek to maintain the quality of life of our cancer patients,” said Eva Chalas, the physician director of NYU Winthrop’s Cancer Center. “’Love is in the Air’ helps us re-

alize these important objectives, providing funds that directly benefit patient care and wellbeing.” The fun-filled evening will feature a cabaret show in the museum’s domed IMAX theatre, cocktail dining in a lounge atmosphere, a DJ and dancing. Cradle of Aviation galleries will be open for guests to enjoy. The museum boasts more than 75 air and spacecraft from a hot air balloon to an actual Apollo Lunar Module. The Center for Cancer Care provides multidisciplinary comprehensive cancer care and has a robust infrastructure to support our patients, their caregivers and our staff. However, through our study of patients’ distress, we have identified a need for assistance with situations which adversely impact their distress levels. Dr. Megan Winner, one of our surgical oncologists, and her team have developed a new interdepartmental platform

capable of extracting relevant data leveraging multiple electronic sources of information. This platform is now powering quality improvement and clinical research at NYU Winthrop. “The generous support of ‘Love is in the Air’ patrons from this event will fund projects that

help identify and treat early signs of distress related to a cancer diagnosis and treatment; accelerate cross-discipline communication about patients’ progress through their cancer care journey; and identify ways to minimize and shorten emergency room visits and inpa-

tient hospitalizations which are linked to side effects from cancer treatment. They will help us swiftly refer patients to needed supportive services, including social work and financial assistance, which can be so important in helping a cancer patient maintain emotional resiliency,” Winner noted. “The proceeds from last year’s event are already increasing the scope of this platform, enabling expedited day-to-day tracking of treatment updates across physician disciplines, enhancing the care delivered by our expert team, and empowering a new era of clinical research at NYU Winthrop leading to improved quality of care at NYU Winthrop’s Center for Cancer Care for decades to come.” A full range of event sponsorship opportunities are available for “Love is in the Air,” and tickets are $250 per person. For ticket reservations or more information please call (516) 663-8275.

Teacher donates India Association honored art to LIU Post Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso recently attended the Town of North Hempstead’s Annual IndiaFest held at North Hempstead Beach Park organized by the India Association of Long Island and their president Gunjan Rastogi. “This event is an excellent way for people to sample traditional Indian food and learn more about their culture,” said D’Urso.

Roslyn High School art teacher Louis Buschi donated an original drawing to LIU Post in honor of Coach Dom Anile who passed away this

year. Buschi graduated from LIU Post in 1981 where Anile was his coach. Anile won a Super Bowl ring with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006.

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Breast cancer seminar In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NYU Winthrop Hospital’s “Inspiring Women” educational series will offer a free seminar open to the community, “Breast Cancer: What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25." It will be held at the NYU Winthrop Hospital Research & Academic Center, 101 Mineola Blvd., at the corner of Second St. in Mineola, in the Treiber Family Conference Center." The program will offer the latest information on

practical steps you can take that may make a positive impact on your breast health. NYU Winthrop speakers Gina DeLuca with the Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Shubhada Dhage, director of the Breast Health Center and associate director of the Breast Health Program, and Carole Filangieri, Department of Behavioral Health, will address nutrition, stress, anxiety, lifestyle choices, and how they impact your overall risk of cancer."They will also provide guidelines for reducing your

risk. A question and answer period will be included. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required." To register for the program, call 516-6633916 or e-mail inspiringwomen@ nyulangone.org. For inclement weather or parking information, call 516-663-9761. For information about Inspiring Women events or other programs at the hospital, learn more at www.nyuwinthrop.org/community-programs" or call 1-866-WINTHROP.


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Manganos’ corruption retrial postponed BY LU K E TORRANCE The retrial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda, was supposed to begin next week, but a federal judge on Tuesday adjourned the trial until January. U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack — who presided over the couple’s initial trial this spring — decided to adjourn the trial so that new evidence could be viewed by the defense, according to Newsday. The trial is tentatively set to begin on Jan. 10. According to a report in Newsday, the new evidence consists of more than 2,000 wiretaps of the prosecution’s star witness,! restaurateur! Harendra Singh. Some of the wiretaps are in Hindi and need to be translated. When the retrial begins, Edward Mangano will once again face charges of extortion, conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice, totaling seven counts. Linda Mangano is facing five counts of obstruction of justice and making false statements. The Manganos’! last trial lasted 12 weeks, but the jury could not reach a conclusion on the couple and the nature of their!relationship with Singh. Part of that trial focused on former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, who was also facing

corruption charges for his relationship with Singh. Singh testified early in the case that! he had showered the Manganos with free meals, gifts and a!$450,000 no-show job for Linda Mangano in exchange for lucrative deals and county contracts. Singh said that Venditto received similar treatment, giving the town supervisor free meals and limousine! rides in exchange for millions in loan guarantees backed by Oyster Bay. In mid-May, Venditto was found not guilty of securities fraud,! conspiracy to commit federal program bribery and honest services wire fraud. But the Manganos’ trial continued for another couple weeks as jurors could not reach a consensus. According to a report in Newsday, some jurors complained that it wasn’t clear which statements made by

Linda Mangano were lies. In order to address that confusion, federal prosecutors! filed a superseding indictment in August that included!11 examples in writing of Linda Mangano allegedly lying to FBI agents. The new jury will not be told that this is a retrial, the New York Post reported last week. But Mangano attorney John Carman said it would be almost impossible to find jurors who have not previously heard of the trial. “Unless [the jurors] were asleep, they’ll know [about the first trial]… we basically just had Long Island’s trial of the century,” Carman said, according to the Post. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at ltorrance@ theislandnow.com, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @ LukeATorrance.

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orld renowned and veteran gemologist, Kenneth Lejman, has been in the gem and jewelry appraisal business for nearly 40 years. He opened the first Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America (GAL) in Manhattan in 1979, which has become the most highly rated gem and jewelry appraisal firm in New York City. The Gem Lab’s new branch office, located at 1044 Franklin Avenue in Garden city provides nearly all of the same services as the flagship location in Manhattan, providing Kenneth Lejman, G.G. a more convenient and central location to Long Island residents. The 71-year-old Port Washington resident said that the reason he opened a location in Garden City was because of the lack of appraisal and gem testing services on the island. “This location is convenient for anyone who lives on Long Island, and it serves as a main hub for independent gem and jewelry appraisal services for those who don’t want to travel into Manhattan.” said Lejman. “We provide all of the same appraisal services as our Manhattan location, and if advanced analysis is needed, we can easily send it out to the Manhattan office for an expedited service.” “And so many people are pleasantly surprised when they find out the vast worth they may have sitting in their jewelry box. A client was given a diamond heirloom ring from her aunt; she thought it was worth about $500, it turned out to be valued at $25,000. Needless to say, she was floored.” Lejman said that GAL is one of the most respected gem appraisal laboratories in the world, and the company works with many high-end department store, insurance companies, major banks, celebrities, as well as individuals and families who are looking for accurate analysis and evaluations of their gemstone and jewelry items, ranging from simple solitaire engagement rings to more intricate, antique jewelry items. The Gemological Appraisal Laboratory is a member of almost every major gemological society including: the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), International Consortium of Gemological Laboratories, The Gemological Association of Great Britain, NAJA, JVC, and the AGTA. “We’re one of the biggest and best in the world as far as appraisal services go.” said Lejman. “We do everything from scientific identification to monetary evaluations.” Clients are seen by appointment only in order to provide the most comprehensive, one-on-one attention that is needed to provide the most accurate assessment and best possible experience for our clients.


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Fresh Meadow club is ‘world class’ This is no small cided to indulge myself task for a club pro who and go enjoy some golf spends most of his with them. I always look time running events at forward to seeing Chuck his club, teaching and Stogel and his band of making sure his pro merry pranksters from shop is presentable. the world of print jourMatt is not in the least nalism, television and bit physically imposradio. ing. He is not remarkTrue, traveling up ably tall or lean or fit Lakeville Road at 9 a.m. and even admits that on a weekday is no picDR. TOM FERRARO he’s not a gym rat. nic but when you turn Our Town I asked him what into the club all that he thought was the sepain is fast forgotten. You wind your way up a hill along a cret to his accomplishments and he said tree-lined road and you look out over the two things. front nine holes with all those huge oak The first was that he had very good trees and emerald green fairways and balance and the second was that he you know you have arrived in the land knew how to manage his expectations of plenty. while playing. One of his closest friends The clubhouse is a sprawling Colo- on tour is the South African Brandon nial-style stucco building which affords Grace who I have always felt has the views of the entire golf course. As you best swing and the finest balance on head to the men’s locker room you notice tour. pictures of Babe Ruth and Ben Hogan hitHe then mentioned that his dad ting shots at Fresh Meadow. was a child psychiatrist and my guess is One of my goals for the day was to that’s where he learned about realistic chat with their head pro Matt Dobyns. He expectations and character. is two-time PGA Professional National After our morning chat, I got to play Champion and has qualified for the PGA golf on this gem of a course along with Championship five times. an attorney, a TV guy and a Daily News editor. The news editor and I commiserated on the fall of print journalism and the rise of the electronic media. I also A FREE COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM got to express my disgust for Brett Kavanaugh et al as I spoke to the attorney. ANCER WARENESS DUCATION AY The glory of golf is that it affords you the time to be in a spectacular setMULTI-DIAGNOSIS/MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR ting among the huge oak trees, the man-

Fresh Meadow Country Club, founded in 1923, is located along Lakeville Road in Lake Success and is one of those classic old-school courses that have history, class, exclusivity and beauty. It was designed by the famed British golf course architect Charles Alison who also designed Century Country Club, Milwaukee Country Club, the last three holes at Pine Valley and Hirono which is widely considered to be the best course in Japan. The Charles Alison bunkers have that restrained and clean cut look of the bunkers at Augusta and Royal Melbourne and that’s because Alison learned his craft from Alister Mackenzie who was his mentor. Fresh Meadow Country Club has long had a history of attracting worldclass players. Gene Sarazen was a club pro there and so was Al Ciuci. They now have Matt Dobyns who is considered to be one of the best club pros in the nation and Johnny Doppelt is a long time member at Fresh Meadow who is a nationally ranked amateur and a guy who’s won their club championship many times. I was delighted to learn that the Met Golf Writers Association planned an outing of the year at Fresh Meadow so I de-

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icured grass, the babbling brooks and the rolling hills all of which are doing a very fine job of shielding you from the stress of life as we know it. Then you get to go inside a wonderful clubhouse and take a long shower in a stall made of fine marble, dry off with the largest and softest towels imaginable and feel renewed once again. Indeed I am a man who has been spoiled his whole life thanks to parents who were kind and good and generous to me. And that is why I feel so comfortable in a place like Fresh Meadow. The world of golf has been wringing its hands and gnashing its teeth about things like “falling membership” and how the millennials don’t have the time or patience to play golf and how country club life may be in danger. I find all that laughable. Fresh Meadow Country Club is a perfect example of why country club life will always grow. This club and others like it will continue to thrive no matter what the state of the economy is in because everyone on earth loves beauty and elegance and safety and shelter and fine food and wonderful service and a place to relax and a place that welcomes you and makes you feel that you are at home. Country club life is a place where successful adults go to relax and luxuriate and play golf and swim and where their children learn about breeding and manners and etiquette. All that and more is what Fresh Meadow offers its lucky members. As Jackie Gleason once said “how sweet it is!”

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READERS WRITE

LGBTQ protections must start at top

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n the first hour of Oct. 7, 1988, as the wind chill dipped into the 20s and clear skies allowed the stars to break through the darkness — this much remained true. Most of the world had never heard of Matt Shepard. And he was alone.” So begins a four-page saga of the life, death and times of Matthew Shepard, which appeared in the Fall 2018 copy of “Teaching Tolerance,” a publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The narrative continues. “The detail most often cited to underscore the brutality of what he’d been through is the blood… his face was covered in it, his skin visible only in the tracks left by his tears.” We have reached the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s brutal slaying by Aaron

McKinney and Russell Henderson. The sole reason for this heinous crime was that Shepard was gay. The two perpetrators offered Shepard a ride home, beat him mercilessly, and tied him to a fence shortly after midnight. What has transpired in the two decades that have passed since this horrific crime? The assailants, McKinney and Henderson, were each sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. Sen. Ted Kennedy introduced a Hate Crimes bill which specifically included crimes based on sexual orientation. Eight years later, Congress passed the Shepard-Byrd hate crime bill expanded upon the above-mentioned law and in 2009, Barrack Obama signed it. “The Laramie Project,” a play about the incident, opened in Denver, and a docu-

mentary film, “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine,” won an Emmy award. On the other hand, reporting of hate crimes to the FBI is totally inadequate. Violence still looms over the lives of LGBTQ children. One in ten of them will be sexually assaulted or raped. These are not good times for those who are sexually different or for women. We have a Supreme Court nominee accused by three women of sexual assault. We have a president similarly accused by 19 women. In both cases, there are denials and the statement by Trump that “no one has more respect for women than I do.” Read the accusations against the president. They include unwanted kissing, groping, commenting on women’s underwear and genitals, and sticking his hand up skirts.

Connecting the dots between the treatment of gays and Kavanaugh’s and Trump’s behavior may seem like a stretch to some, but there is a tone set by the president. When he lies and sexually assaults, this gives “carte blanche” to others to do the same. The idea that there is a culture of hatred, racism and misogyny emanating from the White House does not augur well for comity and civility in our government. In short, the tone is set at the top. Barrack Obama knew this when he said: “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter what they are, or whom the love, we are all more free.” Dr. Hal Sobel Great Neck

Union mailings unfair to Phillips

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am writing to say enough! The relentless mailings from Empire State 32BJ PAC regarding Elaine Phillips "are not only annoying, but untruthful and misleading. "I have known Phillips for 23 years, since we were both working mothers waiting for the 6:24 a.m. train to New York City. The authors of these mailings clearly do

not know Elaine Phillips. She is a person of integrity and a unwavering moral compass. " Phillips has worked hard for all of her many achievements and continues to work harder still for her constituents. " She believes in all that is fair, just, and right. The numerous quotes, clearly taken out of context, are just plain wrong. The phrase, Elaine Phillips is not who

“we” think she is, speaks for itself. "Whoever the “we” are clearly misinformed and do not know Phillips at all. " The “we” should be grateful that someone of her character is willing to give her time and energy to serve the people of this state. " Like the “do not call list,” we should have the option to opt out of false propa-

ganda such as these mailings. " Elaine, I am honored to call you my friend and truly hope you get the opportunity you deserve to lead us for many more years to come. Thank you for all that you do. Mary Jo Collins Port Washington

Brett Kavanaugh is Fund Port Washington’s Community Chest a balanced jurist

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enators Schumer, Blumenthal, Feinstein and Booker are just some of the naysayers trashing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh." Schumer, also known as the Monday morning quarterback, had written off Judge Kavanaugh from the onset of his nomination without any considerate thought on the matter. The mob-like actions of many in Washington, D.C. over the last week serves as a reminder that the progressive agenda that some espouse is not what this country needs and it serves to destroy than build up this nation." History reminds us that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and Supreme Court Justice William Brennan were both nominated by a Republican

president while their judicial careers allowed for liberal leanings. The alarmists who fear the tenure of Justice Kavanaugh need to look at the history of the judiciary and realize that justices keep an open mind and render their decisions with much due prudence. Democracy is alive and well despite those who want to thwart the exercise of the political process. Judge Kavanaugh will be a balanced constitutionalist with an open mind. His years of unsung volunteer service to his local community puts him in a very favorable light. Congratulations to our newest Supreme Court Justice.

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uppose 28 Port Washington charities came to your door today and asked for your help." How much would you give to each?" When you give to the Community Chest of Port Washington, you’re giving to them all because your donation is carefully distributed amongst all 28." Even better though is the screening that the Community Chest does on your behalf to research, interview and evaluate the programs and the impact of each." I’m a board member of the Community Chest of Port Washington and I am here to tell you how hard we work to make sure that every dollar you give is spent wisely."

During October Port will be blanketed with “I live HERE; I give HERE” signs; testimony to how much this community cares for its residents." I’m proud to live here and proud to sit on the board of this organization." Please donate today to ensure that Port Washington remains a strong and safe community." Mail a check to the Community Chest of Port Washington, 382 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050 or donate on-line at www.portchest.org." Thank you. Mary DeNisco Port Washington

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Abortion rights in jeopardy with Phillips

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s I write this letter, it is only hours after Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. From a policy standpoint, this should worry all New Yorkers, as it means that Roe v. Wade is likely to be partially or completely overturned in the coming months. This is the culmination of decades of relentless efforts by right-wing groups, such as the Federalist Society, to strike abortion as a universal legal right in the United States. One New Yorker I know isn’t concerned, however, is Republican Sen. Elaine Phillips, who is running for re-election in the 7th Senate District. Phillips has actively refused to support the Reproductive Health Act, a bill that would codify Roe v. Wade on the state level and insulate New York from any action the Supreme Court might take on this issue. She has tried to deflect criticism by falsely claiming that the Reproductive Health Act is an extreme bill that “goes too far.”" For the record, here are the three main changes to state code the RHA would accomplish if passed. 1. "Abortion is currently regulated under the state’s criminal code." The Reproductive Health Act would shift regulations to the state’s public-health code.

2. Current state law allows for an abortion to be performed after 24 weeks if necessary to save a woman’s life." The Reproductive Health Act would formalize two other exceptions already recognized under Roe v. Wade: a non-viable fetus and the preservation of a woman’s health. (Opponents of the Reproductive Health Act have falsely claimed that this provision of the bill would lead to women frivolously choosing to receive abortions late in their pregnancy." Such a claim is naked fearmongering with no basis in reality.) 3." Current state law only allows a medical doctor to provide abortion services." The Reproductive Health Act would allow other qualified health-care professionals, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to provide these services. (Opponents of the Reproductive Health Act have falsely claimed that this provision would allow non-doctors to perform surgery on patients." In actuality, it would allow these qualified health-care professionals to offer non-surgical abortion services.) For those interested in taking a deeper dive into the purpose and necessity of the Reproductive Health Act activist group #GetOrganizedBK has a detailed breakdown, complete with citations, available

online at www.wharr.com/reproductivehealth-act-about. The text of the bill (S2796) is also available on the State Senate’s official website at www.nysenate.gov/issues/ reproductive-health-act. To reiterate, none of the changes described above would give New Yorkers any new rights; they would merely preserve the rights they currently have under Roe v. Wade in advance of any potential overturn or narrowing of that decision by the Supreme Court’s new hard-right majority. When Phillips says that the Reproductive Health Act is extreme and “goes too far,” she is explicitly stating that the Supreme Court was extreme and went too far in 1973 when it handed down Roe v. Wade. She is also explicitly condoning the restriction of abortion access and the criminal prosecution of women who choose to abort a pregnancy after 24 weeks because of a non-viable fetus or a serious threat to their health. For those who believe that abortion should be severely restricted or outlawed, I’m sure these facts make you more likely to support Phillips." However, for those who were under the impression that Phillips was a moderate who would never challenge a woman’s right to choose, I hope you will re-evaluate your opinion of

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Remember that Phillips’ Democratic opponent, Anna Kaplan, has expressed her unconditional support for the Reproductive Health Act and pledged to vote in favor of it." If Kaplan is elected and the Democrats take the majority in the State Senate, the Reproductive Health Act, will be passed in short order and the rights of New Yorkers will be preserved. However, if Phillips retains her seat and the GOP retains a majority in the state Senate, the Reproductive Health Act, will sit on the shelf for another two years, more than enough time for the Supreme Court to dismantle Roe v. Wade. Make no mistake; Phillips cannot be coaxed or pressured into changing her mind on this issue." Local representatives from Planned Parenthood and other members of the community have met with Phillips in good faith on this issue to no avail. The good news is, with Election Day right around the corner, this critical decision is no longer in Phillips’ hands." It is in the hands of each and every voter in the 7th District. Do the right thing on Nov. 6." Vote for Anna Kaplan, and send Elaine Phillips and her extremist agenda packing. Matthew Zeidman New Hyde Park

Comment on flags What’s in store for misses big picture us in the next life?

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ast week’s letter from Joel Katz regarding the flags on Port Blvd not following code was completely correct in its presentation of the requirements stated in the U.S. Flag Code regarding proper display of and respect for our nation’s flag. As a 75-year-old veteran and active member of The American Legion, this is a topic close to my heart. However, I believe Katz missed an important point relevant to the age we live in. With the visible display of disrespect by many of our youth, and the lockstep liberalism that is presented to them in their schools and colleges, there is a much larger issue at stake than whether the flags were properly illuminated, or whether they were taken in during inclement weather. I understand those requirements, and highly recommend compliance. The point here should not be the oversight of those who displayed our

flag, but the fact that they are proud to show that they are American patriots. I am constantly in the schools as a veteran to educate the students regarding our proud history, and to foster respect for the thankless job done by our veterans who have sacrificed so much. Many schools do this by displaying a “field of honor” for all to see. Often, this is coupled with a fundraising effort to benefit a veterans’ organization or veterans’ hospital. Sometimes is it used to raise funds to buy toiletries, socks, and other items needed by our troops serving in combat zones around the world. Do I prefer that the Flag Code be followed to the letter? Absolutely! But don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. Let’s build this “Spirit of America” by showing our appreciation for their efforts- they are on the right path! Eric Spinner New Hyde Park

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have a most profound theological question. Now we have been taught by our religious leaders that if we lived a good life, our reward would be that we would go to heaven for all eternity. Now do any of us really know what eternity really is? Scientists say it is where time has no meaning. As human beings, we know time as a measurement for everything we do and unfortunately there is never enough time to spare. We go to and fro across this planet we call Earth and try to do what has to be done for the good of others and the survival of our family and to all that we hold

most dear. Again, as human beings, we need to be kept busy with things to do. I’m almost 70 years old now and have come to my grasp of my mortality. I don’t know what time I have left, but I’m interested what I will do in heaven if I make it there. I wonder what our heavenly father has planned for us in the next life. I therefore wonder what our religious leaders teach us on that question. Please let me know because inquiring minds need to know. Frederick R. Bedell Jr. Mineola

Wrong on No. 7 train

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n a recent op-ed submission (“The missing Hudson Yards No. 7 intermediate subway station three years later,” Sept. 28), Larry Penner implied that the No. 7 train extension to Hudson Yards went over budget by $300 million. In actuality, the cost increased to cover an expansion of the project’s scope, at the direction of the city, to rebuild the 11th Avenue viaduct through the Hudson Yards area.

This city-funded scope expansion saved the city from having to do that work on its own, and was unrelated to the decision to pull back on the 10th Avenue station, which had been made by the city years earlier. The subway-related portion of the project finished under budget at $2.1 billion. Janno Lieber MTA Chief Development Officer


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Heroes Club followed flag etiquette properly

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e would like to address concerns raised in a “Readers Write” regarding the! September 11th Memorial erected last month by the American Heroes Club of Schreiber High School. In this article, the writer wrote: “Whoever is responsible for the flag planting and whoever in our school district approved of it, both were unfamiliar with American flag etiquette and U.S. Flag Code.” We, Andrew Athanasian and Harry Hoffman, as the presidents of the American! Heroes Club of Schreiber, are responsible for the flags which were sponsored by members of the community in memory of loved ones who served defending our freedoms as well as the victims of 9/11. These flags were planted following Flag Code guidelines: they were lit at night by lights specifically for the flags. The flags are all-weather flags made by Annin Flag Company.

The height of the flags was uniform and made to ensure that the colors never touched the ground. Our fellow club members contacted local VFW Post 1819 to inform them of our! memorial prior to it being raised. Members of the club checked flags daily to make sure each was in good condition and following flag code. It is our hope that we have addressed the writer’s concerns regarding these!90 American flags and that the Port Washington community can continue to unite around such an important cause in the future. We have the utmost respect for the American Flag and the great nation it represents. Andrew Athanasian Harry Hoffman Presidents of American Heroes Club of Schreiber High School Port Washington

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Time for sellers to cash in now Well, we experienced another interest rate increase the other week, which is not helpful to the purchasers and not really helpful to the sellers either. Those who have homes at the higher end of the spectrum locally and in NYC, are experiencing much less traffic and a serious slowdown in the market. Obviously, the cost of financing has increased dramatically over the last few years, from the low of 2.5 percent for a 30-year fixed rate for a full documentation loan to now hovering around the 5 percent rate; albeit, it had to go higher as the economy, jobs and the mindset of the public became more positive and so many purchasers and investors were jumping back into the market, pushing pressure on interest rates and “quantitative easing” has done its job, as far as the Fed is concerned. Developers and builders could not keep up with the demand as the buying public stripped down the inventory from a normal six to seven months to a now 4.3 month supply. However, as I mentioned in last week’s column, inventory is slowly increasing and interest rates are having an effect on those who are trying to purchase, but are being shut out of the market due to down payment and monthly overhead. I see the major issue is how much of the “higher end” inventory was constructed over the last six years in NYC. #What else could a developer do but to construct over the top condos for the rich and wealthy con-

suming public, who devoured units faster than they could put them up. Land values were so great, the only choice was to build those type of units and price them accordingly at the upper end of the spectrum (I say the stratosphere) in order to turn a profit that the developers expected, after paying their hard and soft costs. My new neighbor, who had bought next to me a short time ago, could not possibly have bought similar square footage in a NYC apartment, compared to the home he was able to purchase out on the North Shore of Long Island. Moreover, the icing on the cake was he eliminated his NYC income tax, which we do not pay out in Long Island. This all depends on what his earnings are, and hopefully is saving him some serious money. One bedroom apartments in certain areas of NYC had been selling for one million or more. Two and three+ bedrooms were (and some are still trying) selling in the multiple millions, again depending on their location. I believe the glory days are over for now. The ten thousand dollar cap on real estate taxes (S.A.L.T. — state and local taxes) has also exacerbated the reduction in prices on all those homes or properties with very high taxes. I also see an increase in the number of people coming out of NYC and its outlying areas, where there is a city income tax, and opting for searching in Westchester, Long Island and other states.

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Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has some thinking we may be entering a buyers’ market after sellers have had the upper hand for the past several years. Is this really happening? The market has definitely softened. However, according to two chief economists in the industry, we are a long way from a market that totally favors the purchaser, as I quote Dr. Svenja Gudell, Zillow chief economist: “These seller challenges don’t indicate we’re suddenly in a buyers’ market — we don’t expect market conditions to shift decidedly in favor of buyers until 2020 or later. But buyers certainly are starting to balk at the rapid rise in prices and home values are starting to grow at a less frenetic pace.” Danielle Hale, chief economist of realtor.com, says “The signs are pointing to a market that’s shifting toward buyers. But, in most places, we’re still a long way from a full reversal.”

In addition, Pulsenomics, Inc. recently surveyed over one hundred economists, real estate experts, and investment and market strategists and asked this question: “When do you expect U.S. housing market conditions to shift decidedly in favor of homebuyers?” Only five percent said the market has already shifted. Here are the rest of the survey results: seven percent say by the end of 2018; 13 percent in 2019; the majority 43 percent say 2020; 18 percent say 2012; 6 percent say 2022; and 9 percent say after 2022. Bottom line: the market is beginning to normalize, but that doesn’t mean we will quickly shift to a market favoring the buyer. We believe Ivy Zelman, author of the well-respected ‘Z’ Report, who best explained the current confusion: “With the rate of home price appreciation starting to decelerate alongside the uptick in inventory… we expect significant debate about whether this is a bullish or bearish sign. In our view, the shortterm narrative will probably be confusing, but more sustainable growth and affordability will likely be the end result.” Look at your real estate taxes and if you are on the higher end, start contemplating selling; for the time is right. On the other hand, if you don’t want to lose equity (think of how much you have appreciated over the years) as rates increase and prices soften, by waiting, and are thinking of selling, do not hesitate any longer; it’s the right time to pull the trigger and downsize or reduce your

costs. But have you given any thoughts about your monthly costs, real estate taxes, heating, costs of maintaining your home, e.g. Repairs to your roof, utilities or any unforeseen issues or emergencies that might pop up? Also, have you noticed how many around you are selling and new neighbors moving in? Then maybe, just maybe you should consider selling. But first thing to is create a plan of what you really need to do. If you need some advice, feel free to reach out to me and I will try to help you by providing some straightforward guidance with a tried and true plan for the future. However, if you are very comfortable where you are and may or may not have a mortgage, and money is not an issue, since the cost of staying put is doable, (and you beeline down to Florida during the winter months) then by all means, stay where you are and live your life and enjoy! Philip A. Raices is the owner and broker of Turn Key Real Estate at 3 Grace Ave., Suite 180, Great Neck, N.Y. 11021-2415. He has earned designations as a graduate of the Realtor Institute and a Certified International Property Specialist. Receive regular “free” updates of sold homes in your area and what your home would sell for in today’s market or search on www.LiRealEstate.Com. ! Raices can be reached by email at Phil@TurnKeyRealEstate.Com or by cell at 516-647-4289.

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Recent Real Estate Sales in Roslyn Roslyn Real Estate Market Conditions MEDIAN SALES PRICE $904,000 Demographics near Roslyn, NY Population Population Density Median Age People per Household Median Household Income Average Income per Capita

City 2,795 4,331 43.7 2.2 87,961 66,626

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104 Deerpath Road, East Hills Sold Price: $1,450,000 Date: 08/27/2018 5 beds, 3 Full/1 Half baths Style: Colonial # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 103x129 Schools: Roslyn Total Taxes: $25,463 MLS# 3026634

43 Westwood Circle, East Hills Sold Price: $780,000 Date: 06/15/2018 4 beds, 2 Full baths Style: Exp Ranch # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 134x106 Schools: East Williston Total Taxes: $14,218 MLS# 3010354

47 Laurel Lane, East Hills 2 Thornwood Lane, East Hills Sold Price: $999,999 Date: 06/27/2018 4 beds, 2 Full/1 Half baths Style: Colonial # of Families: 1 Lot Size: .32 Schools: Roslyn Total Taxes: $23,978 MLS# 3014039

Sold Price: $1,045,000 Date: 06/29/2018 3 beds, 3 Full/1 Half baths Style: Colonial # of Families: 1 Lot Size: 100x107 Schools: Roslyn Total Taxes: $18,991 MLS# 2996869

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Divins won’t be defined by party Continued from Page 22 trol, Divins says his opinions have a lot to do with the solutions that make the most sense and his role as a parent of two children in Roslyn Public Schools. He doesn’t think New York’s gun regulations are too restrictive, he said, but he also doesn’t feel the need to eliminate guns entirely. He said he has to look more closely into New York’s gun-related bills, such as one that would disqualify people with domestic violence convictions or protection abuse orders from owning guns, but he would not make a decision about gun legislation, or any other legislation, based on the party that introduces it. “If legislation comes through and it makes sense to protect our kids and to protect us, I’ll vote for it,” he said. Then there are the positions that

Divins has formed or deepened throughout his campaigning, based on what residents have expressed to him while he’s canvassed door to door. He’s been campaigning with the promise of fighting to make the 2 percent property tax cap permanent. “I was in Port Washington and I must have knocked on five or six houses of people telling me they were literally leaving, and they’re leaving because the taxes are way too high,” he said. As for the environment, “what people have been talking to me about on the trail is water,” Divins said. So now, that’s what he too is worried about – purifying water when it comes to chemical runoff. Divins doesn’t seem concerned about making voters dig a little to see if he’s the candidate who suits them.

“You can look at my website and see what I’m running on, and I’m walking door to door,” he said. “They can ask me. I’m not necessarily identifying strongly with any political party.” Nearly all of his campaign finances come from individual contributions, according to Vote Smart, a web database that collects and publishes a variety of records about candidates nationwide. The $25,050 Divins contributed himself is currently about half of his total finances. D’Urso, who is finishing up his first term, has over $30,000 more than Divins in the bank, which includes support from groups such as law enforcement associations and Friends of Judi Bosworth. Divins suggests that voters choose him because of his “fresh eyes,” a quality he finds valuable in Assembly members and that has influenced his promise

Belmont development scales up Continued from Page 24 clude a 435,000-square-foot mall, a 40,000-square-foot power substation and a 250-room hotel, all of which were not mentioned in the initial plans. A flyer from the Belmont Task Force claims the development project is “ten pounds of development in a five-pound space,” and that “there is such a thing as too much.” When Fitzgerald asked the Empire State Development team and members who would run the proposed mall at an earlier meeting how many people they expected on a daily basis at Belmont, they said 18,000 to 20,000. The arena and racetrack could see at least 100 nights a year with maximum capacity, according to information from the same meeting. “How will Floral Park survive when

the traffic that could be anticipated could be the same as that we see on a Belmont Stakes day?” Fitzgerald said. He said the north lot of Belmont Park race track, which was also not originally intended for development, will only have an access point to the west, preventing it from being routed through Floral Park streets to the east. “The only way out will be through and onto the Cross Island Parkway,” Fitzgerald said. “To get 3,000 cars out of that lot in a timely manner is a very narrow exit, and the on-ramps to the Cross Island from those lots only run about one to two hundred feet, a very short distance.” Fitzgerald raised points of concern in his presentation over long-term construction disruption for up to 28 months once the project breaks ground, the unknown

Bosworth concerned about town dispensaries Continued from Page 24 New York Department of Health. “Time will tell if the North New Hyde Park locations closes, however that doesn’t settle the questions as to why there are no other medical marijuana dispensaries in any other municipality in all of Nassau County,” Bosworth said in a statement. The state regulates medical marijuana dispensaries so that they are dispersed throughout the state and not congregated in a single area, said Daniel Yi, MedMen’s senior vice president of corporate communications and investor relations.

“Nassau County is one of five counties in New York State with the highest number of certified medical marijuana patients, with 5,365,” Montag said. “Every one of these counties has, or will soon have, more than one dispensing facility.” There is no limit on the number of dispensaries per county, she said. Organizations registered to sell medical marijuana are required to get approval from the state Health Department before making plans to close, according to the department. MedMen already has approval from the state to close its North New Hyde Park

impacts like an expansion project by the New York Racing Association, and the effect it will have on other projects in the area. Floral Park Mayor Dominick Longobardi fielded questions from concerned residents over the changes to the village that could come with the full scope of the Belmont development. “How much would it cost to build a wall,” Ken Guidice, of Elm Avenue, said, half-jokingly. “The reality is, if push came to shove, I have a vision of these beautiful brick walls with flowers on top,” Longobardi said of the traffic on the west end. “If we had to, because this keeps evolving and changing we have got to make sure that we’re protected.” Floral Park Village Justice Douglas Hayden voiced concerns about security,

location and move to Manhasset, with conditions such as getting local permits and passing a state inspection, Yi said. “The locations in part are mandated by the state,” Yi said. “You can’t put all four of them in Manhattan.” “The Department of Health is committed to growing New York’s Medical Marijuana Program responsibly,” Montag said. “The Program has helped thousands of New Yorkers suffering from serious health conditions. Registered organizations must follow strict regulatory requirements on matters including security, packaging, and labeling and have New York State registered pharmacists on staff at dispensing facilities to assist patients.” MedMen wants to move from North New Hyde Park to Manhasset to be among retail stores, Yi said. In her letter, Bosworth expressed concern that county residents who need medical marijuana would have to travel from throughout the county to the Town of

to fight for a two-term limit should he be elected. It’s a position again shaped by his military background. “We get moved every two, three years, and we have to learn a whole new set of things,” he said. “One day I’m stationed in Groton, Connecticut, the next day I’m in Pensacola, Florida, then I’m in Yokosuka,"Japan, and things are done quickly and they’re done differently. I see this as no different.” Even if a term limit doesn’t become policy during his time in office, he says he’ll step down after two terms. And during those terms, should 16th"District voters choose him this November, he says, he wants to be one politician helping to bridge the divide between parties. In a time when partisanship seems to run deep, he says he thinks everyone should be aiming for the opposite. “Let’s stop with, ‘Hey what party do you come from?’ and [instead ask], ‘Is it an idea that’s going to help?’ Divins said.

safety and health over the development. “I think about the Long Island Rail Road. We still don’t have an answer on the third track in regards to the third track and the chemicals used to kill off the brush,” Hayden said. “And then this underground parking, is there a health concern there as well?” “What can our local officials do to stop this?” James McGovern, of Crocus Street, said. “I think that’s a huge part of it.” “If they know of our concerns, they can certainly express them,” Longobardi said. New York state Assemblyman Ed Ra attended the event, as well as representatives from Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages’ and Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen’s offices, among others. The 33-page Belmont Park Redevelopment Project Final Scope plan is available online on the Floral Park village website, and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be available in the coming weeks for study and comment.

North Hempstead rather than having more accessible locations in their own towns. “The purpose of my letter is to start a dialogue to better understand how the locations for facilities are chosen and regulated by the state,” she wrote. Councilwoman Anna Kaplan said she is also worried about having too many medical marijuana dispensaries in the Town of North Hempstead. “I have significant concern that North Hempstead should not become a place where clusters of medical marijuana dispensaries operate,” she said in a statement. “Given New York’s current legislative view of marijuana as a purely ‘medical’ substance, permit me to suggest that the most appropriate place from which to dispense marijuana would be a medical facility with appropriate security.” In a news release, Bosworth also encouraged residents to call their state representatives about the issue.


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Trump tax papers in F. Hill home Continued from Page 1 gift#tax. For his work generating the invoices, Walter received a cut of the markup and owned 20 percent of All County, which was split between him and the four Trump children, according to the Times report. One example of this process that The Times gave was the Beach Haven Apartments in Brooklyn. In 1991 and 1992, Fred Trump bought 78 refrigerator-stove combinations for the complex, for an average price of $642.69 each. When All County# started paying for the refrigerator-stove combinations in 1993, the vendor received the price that Trump had negotiated. But Trump paid 46 percent more to All County, with the difference going to Trump’s children without incurring any gift tax. “I remember opening my mail one day and out came a check for $100,000,” recalled the owner of a boiler company who negotiated with Fred Trump but received a check from All County. “I didn’t recognize the company. I didn’t know who the hell they were.” According to The Times, Walter said during a deposition that Fred Trump chose not to make himself one of All County’s owners because “[Trump] said he would have to pay a death tax on it.” The Times reported that Trump also used All County#invoices to justify raising rents in his apartments beyond the annual increases set by a government board. Walter and one of Fred Trump’s sons, Robert, were both aware of this practice. “The higher the markup would be, the higher the rent that might be charged.” Robert Trump said, according to The Times. A law professor from the University of Florida interviewed# by the Times called Trump’s use of All County “highly suspicious” and that it could constitute#criminal tax fraud, although the statute of limitations has long since lapsed. Another company — Apartment Man-

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John Walter, center, with State Sen. Elaine Phillips (left) and current Flower Hill Mayor Robert McNamara in 2016. agement Associates Inc. — was incorporated on Jan. 21, 1994, with Walter’s Manhasset home listed as the mailing address. The company soon began to collect fees that had gone to the Fred Trump, instead diverting them to the Trump children. By 1998, the two companies were generating today’s equivalent of $2.2 million per year for each of the Trump children, according to The Times. The newspaper also reported that Walter served as the unofficial keeper of Fred Trump’s personal and business papers, which filled boxes in the basement of his Manhasset home. Walter, who served as the mayor of Flower Hill from 1988 to 1996, died in

January. He was born in#Queens on April 17, 1934, the son of Fred Trump’s sister. When contacted for his obituary, daughter Cynthia Frey told Blank Slate Media that her father worked a variety of jobs. She declined to comment on his relationship with the Trump family. New York state announced last Tuesday that it was launching an investigation into the Trump family’s tax dealings. Later that day, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he had directed the city’s Department of Finance to work with the state on the investigation. Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at ltorrance@theislandnow.com, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @LukeATorrance.

District keeps distance from film Continued from Page 1 and several accomplices conspired to steal approximately $11.2 million meant for our children’s education. The scandal shook our community deeply.” The letter notes the changes in the school system since then, which included a new Board of Education and efforts to regain funds. “The transformation of Roslyn Public Schools has been nothing short of remarkable,” it says. The film’s crew has been sighted in Roslyn, and though it is not filming on school grounds, there were trucks near Roslyn High School in front of St. Mary’s Church’s Monsignor Ryan Hall. Judy Winters, who regularly disseminated information about the scandal to the community at the time and is writing a book about it, is skeptical about how fully screenwriter Mike Makowsky will convey the history.

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Trucks were spotted in front of St. Mary’s Church’s Monsignor Ryan Hall on Round Hill Road. “I don’t know what part of the story he’s telling,” Winters, a Roslyn resident, said. “And there are many stories to it. There are many sides.” Her neighbors have been excited about rumors that Hugh Jackman is in town, but she doubts many are thinking about the potential repercussions of the film depending

on how it portrays Roslyn and whether it notes how far the schools have come. “It’s a nice little quick story made for Hollywood, I guess,” Winters said. “I’m sure that Mr. Jackman is going to do an excellent job … As far as the school is concerned and the community – I could not determine the damage that could be there. It’s potential.”

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Suozzi stays to center Continued from Page 21 But there is nothing the Democrats can do, Suozzi said, unless they take control of Congress. Discussing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — who was confirmed to join the court the day after the interview — he again reiterated that the Republicans held all the power. Still, Suozzi cautioned that Democrats should not assume an easy victory in November. “It’s not an obvious blue wave,” he said. In his positions on the issues, Suozzi repeatedly toed the slightly left-of-center line. He said he supported universal health care “academically” but said that “the devil is in the details” and that it would need a lot more work before he could support it. He said he was opposed to the Trump tax cut but could not find consensus on it with the Problem Solvers Caucus. He supported Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but said there needed to be a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians. Suozzi’s calls for bipartisanship and center-leaning positions are due to the fact that the 3rd Congressional District is, by Suozzi’s own admission, a 50-50 district. The congressman nonetheless holds a significant fundraising lead over DeBono as of the most recent campaign filing period, which ended on June 30. As for his accomplishments, Suozzi touted the millions of dollars he secured for Bethpage to clean up a chemical plume affecting its water, for the cleanup of Long Island Sound, for drawing attention to problems at the Northport VA Medical Center, and for cutting helicoptor traffic over Queens. Through it all, again and again, Suozzi stressed his willingness to reach across the aisle. “It’s easy to rant and rave and yell at the wind,” he said. “Bipartisanship is tough.” Reach reporter Luke Torrance by email at ltorrance@theislandnow. com, by phone at 516-307-1045, ext. 214, or follow him on Twitter @ LukeATorrance.

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COIN SHOP

We Buy It All Coins, Paper Money, Stamps, Jewelry, Diamonds, Sports Memorabilia, Comic Books, Antique Guns, and many more

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TAG SALE *BROWSE *SHOP *CONSIGN A.T. STEWART EXCHANGE CONSIGNMENT SHOP China, Silver, Crystal, Jewelry, Artwork, Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles Tues-Fri 10-4 Sat 12-4 Every Tuesday: 10% Senior Citizen Discount. All proceeds benefit The Garden City Historical Society 109 Eleventh Street Garden City 11530 516-746-8900 email: store@atstewartexchange.org www.gardencityhistoricalsociety. org

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INSURANCE Floral Park Agency Now Hiring For (2) Excellent Openings • PART TIME FILING & DATA ENTRY Some customer service, phones, no students

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Experience in TAM required Email resume to: Lucy@harrygottlieb.com or fax to: 516-358-0143 ROSLYN CHILD CARE CENTER is growing! Positions available for Director (requires combination of early childhood education experience & supervision). Head Teachers & Assistant Teachers, with morning & afternoon shifts. Great opportunity to work in a beautiful setting with competitive pay scale. Please send resume to: trinityroslynjobs@gmail.com (Please do not call or post Facebook message)

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TAX PREPARER PART TIME in Franklin Square. Experience needed. Retirees welcome. Call 516-358-9455 Fax resume 516-358-9483

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Must love animals. Excellent opening for experienced person. (Will train right indiv.) Responsible individual to work Evenings, Weekends. Busy & friendly environment. Call: 516-883-2005

SITUATION WANTED CARE GIVER: NEED A COMPANION or nursing assistant for your loved ones at home or in a health care facility? Call 516-410-9943 for a NY State certified nursing assistant with excellent references !

SITUATION WANTED COMPANION AVAILABLE Available full time. Looking for someone to take care of your elderly parents in the comfort of your own home for peace and tranquility? 18 yrs. experience, references, driver w/ reliable vehicle. Please call 516-410-1892 or 516-967-1130 COMPANION/HOME HEALTH AIDE With 20 years experience in home care & nursing homes seeking position to care for the sick/ elderly. Experience with Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Dementia, Stroke. References available. English speaking. Please call 347-546-4133 ELDER CARE Seeking position to take care of the elderly. Live in or Live out. Please call 347-891-2955 ELDER CARE: trained to care for patients with various illnesses. Over 12 years experience. Prepare nutritious and appetizing meals, light housekeeping, live in or out. Excellent references. Please call Faith 347-898-5804 ELDER CARE: Woman seeking position to care for the elderly. Live in, full time, prepare meals, many years experience. Please call 917828-2809 HOME HEALTH AIDE will take care of your loved one in their home. Experienced & honest. Licensed driver with own transportation. Call Flo 352-262-6970

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES HAVE AN IDEA FOR AN INVENTION/NEW PRODUCT? We help everyday inventors try to patent and submit their ideas to companies! Call InventHelp, FREE INFORMATION! 888-487-7074

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ANNOUNCEMENTS A PLACE FOR MOM has helped over a million families find senior living. Our trusted, local advisors help find solutions to your unique needs at no cost to you. Call: 1-800-404-8852 CPAP MACHINE Have a CPAP machine for sleep apnea? Get replacement FDA approved CPAP machine parts and supplies at little or no cost! Free sleep guide included. Call 866-430-6489 LUNG CANCER? And Age 60+? You and your family may be entitled to significant cash award. Call 866951-9073 for information. No risk. No money out of pocket.

ALWAYS BUYING Old Mirrors, Lamps, Clocks, Watches, Furniture, Glass-Ware, Military Items, China, Anything Old or Unusal.

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BUBBA BROWN’S TREASURES 302 Main St., Port Washington, NY 516-767-6200

INVITED ESTATE SALES BY TRACY JORDAN Looking to sell items from your home? Consider doing an Online Auction! Online Auctions reach more interested buyers than tag sales and can often sell for more than what you would make at an estate or tag sale. Invited Estate Sales by Tracy Jordan can do both! You can sell your items online reaching potential buyers locally or globally as well as hosting a private sale from your home! Let us guide you on what items to put in auction including furniture, housewares, decorative items, jewelry, collectibles, coins, artwork and anything else you may no longer want or need. Our services can help you to maximize your selling experience whether you are selling 1 item or 500 items. We are a one stop service for all your needs when you are moving or selling a property! Selling, donating, discarding and cleaning out services can be done to meet your time frame with minimal stress. Estate and Tag Sales Online Auctions Cleanout and Moving Services Home Staging Services Appraisals Contact for more info: info@invitedsales.com or Call: 516279-6378 to schedule a consultation or receive more information. www.invitedsales.com

WANTED TO BUY LOOKING TO BUY! Oriental items, clothing, art, old & modern furniture, estates, jewelry, silver, glassware, dishes, old photos, coins & stamps, flatware. Call George 718-386-1104 or 917-775-3048 TOP CASH PAID: JEWELRY, Furniture, Art, etc. Please call 718-598-3045 or 516-270-2128. www.iBuyAntiquesNYC.com

TAG SALE GARDEN CITY TAG SALE Saturday, October 13 9:00am 18 Hawthorne Rd. 45 years of stuff! Come inside to find antique furniture, jewelry, lamps, rugs, mirrors, books, wall art, bedroom sets, kitchen sets, chairs, housewares, linens and basement full of electronics, records, old radios, trunks and so much more!

FLORAL PARK: Multi family yard sale. October 13, Rain date October 14. 9am-4pm. Adams Street between Magnolia and Tulip. Too much to list!

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AUTOS WANTED DONATE YOUR CAR to Wheels For Wishes, benefitting Make-aWish. We offer free towing and your donation is 100% tax deductible. Call 631-317-2014 Today!

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BLUEPOINT WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE Private Beach, Boat Slip, Pool, Clubhouse, Gym, Tennis, Florida Room, Fireplaces, Gated Community, $599K. Call owner

917-748-3621

GARDEN CITY Friday 10/12 and Saturday 10/13 9am to 3pm 26 St. James St South Clothing, books, housewares, frames, Christmas items. Something for everyone! NO PREVIEWS Rain Date: 10/19/2018

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GARDEN CITY Friday 10/19 Saturday 10/20 10am to 3pm 38 Kensington Rd Mixer, rug, artwork, household items, lamps, holiday decor, chafing dishes, screen RAIN DATE: 10/26, 10/27

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GARDEN CITY CO-OP FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths (new), New Kitchen, LR /DR, Garage parking included. 1 Block from 7th Street shopping. $695,000. Low Maintenance. For more info call: 516-488-2544 (leave message) NO BROKERS!

GARDEN CITY Garage/Estate Sale Saturday 10/13 10am to 5pm 56 First Street Fantastic merchandise. Everything will go! Pottery Barn desk/hutch set. PB set of dining chairs, 2 antique twin bed sets, Bellini crib & bookshelf, oriental rug, area rugs, lamps, armoire, tables, Halloween & Christmas decor. Mirrors, picture frames, gorgeous scarves & jewelry, sports equipment, bikes, American Girl dolls and accessories GARDEN CITY Saturday 10/13 9am 3pm 113 Wellington Rd. Quality men’s clothing/accessories, vintage: linens, glassware, bric-abrac, jewelry, books, golf bag, dolls, lamps, quilt, designer gown

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PET SERVICES A GARDEN CITY ANIMAL LOVER doesn’t want to leave your precious pooch or fantastic feline alone all day. I’m reliable, dependable and will walk and feed your pet while you work or travel. Please call Cheryl at 516-971-3242 DO YOU HATE KENNELS? OR STRANGERS IN YOUR HOUSE? HOME AWAY FROM HOME will care for your dog in my Garden City home while you are away. Dog walking also available. Pet CPR & first Aid Certified. Numerous referrals and references. Limited availability. Book early! Annmarie 516-775-4256

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APARTMENT FOR RENT FRANKLIN SQUARE 1 Bedroom apt, lower level, new move in condition. Suitable for one, utilities included. $1,100/month + one month security and references needed. Call 516-270-3236 GARDEN CITY BORDER APARTMENT: Huge, bright 1 bedroom, new kitchen and bath $1,725 AND studio $1,385, 1 bath, dining area, gated parking, laundry, A/C. NO BROKER FEE, near LIRR. rentals@gardencityborder.com or 516524-6965 (text or voice) WILLISTON PARK: Beautiful 2 floor apartment for rent in home. Recently renovated, tons of charm, spacious dining room, high end appliances, fenced backyard, new bathrooms, second floor master suite, spacious closets. Two floor rental, two blocks from East Williston train, parking in front. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, two floors, close to town. $3900 including utilities. Please call owner 917-301-5866

OFFICE SPACE GARDEN CITY 1565 FRANKLIN AVE Large Windowed Offices in newly built professional suite. Conference room, reception, copier, pantry included. Ample parking available. Call 516-248-3048

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GARDEN CITY Large One Bedroom Condo in the heart of downtown Garden City. This 800 sq ft Condo boasts newly finished Hardwood Floors, Dining Room, brand new Bathroom & Kitchen with d/w. Low maintenance & taxes. By owner no broker. $569,000 Call: 646-499-1684

LOTS FOR SALE BANK ORDERED LAND SALE! Oct 13th & 14th! 21 acreswas $69,900 SALE $49,900. 42 acres was $89,900, SALE $64,900. 35 acres5 acre PONDwas $199,900, SALE $129,900. Gorgeous No Catskills location less than 3 1/2 hrs NYC ! Views, State Land, Low Taxes, 100% Buildable! Special bank terms avail. Call 888-9058847 NewYorkLandandLakes.com

OPEN HOUSE JAMESPORT Saturday 10/13 1:00pm3:00pm 703 Herricks Lane Stunning 3500sf Victorian Private landscaped setting on 1 acre. 4 BRs & 3.5 Baths. 2 Master Bedroom Suites. Large EIK, Formal LR, Formal DR, Family Room/fireplace. Geothermal Heat, Central Air and Solar panels. Finished Basement. 3 Car Garage. Must See! $949,000. Colony Realty, Carll Austin 516-658-2623 JAMESPORT Sunday 10/14 1:00pm3:00pm 677 Herricks Lane Large Country Cape on landscaped acre. 4 BRs, 2.5 Baths, Kitchen/ Dining Area, Formal LR, family Rm /fireplace. HW floors, Full Basement & attached 2 car garage. REDUCED! $599,000 Colony Realty, Carll Austin 516-658-2623


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OUT OF TOWN REAL ESTATE JAMESPORT COUNTRY RANCH with Deeded Private Beach. Very short distance to the Sound. Great year round or vacation home. 3+BRs, 1.5 Baths, LR/Fireplace, Deck, Outside Shower. $499,000 Colony Realty, Carll Austin 516-658-2623

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS AMBIANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES *Handyman & Remodeling *Kitchen Installations *Furniture Assembly *Finish Carpentry *Minor Electrical & Plumbing 25 year GC Resident Lic & Ins H18E2170000 Call BOB 516-741-2154 AQUATEC LAWN SPRINKLERS Fall Drain Outs Backflow Device Tests Free Estimates Installation Service/Repairs Joe Barbato 516-775-1199 BATHROOM RENOVATIONS EASY, ONE DAY updates! We specialize in safe bathing. Grab bars, no slip flooring & seated showers. Call for a free in home consultation: 888-657-9488 CJM CONTRACTING, INC. Chris Mullins. Specializing in general contracting including churches and cathedrals. All renovations, expert leak repairs, dormers/extensions, bathrooms, kitchens, basements, carpentry, roofing, flat shingle, attics, masonry, stoops, brickwork, waterproofing, pointing, windows, power washing, plumbing, electric. Small jobs welcome. Free estimates. Licensed/insured #H18C6020000. 516-428-5777 LAMPS FIXED $65 In home service. Handy Howard. 646-996-7628 MASONRY All types of stonework Pavers, Retaining Walls, Belgium Block Patios, Foundations, Seal coating, Concrete and Asphalt driveways, Sidewalks, Steps. Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured #H2219010000 Boceski Masonry Louie 516-850-4886 ROOF LEAKS REPAIRED All types Roofing & flashing repairs, aluminum trim work and Gutter Clean Outs. Nassau Lic# H1859520000. B.C. Roofing & Siding, Inc. Text or call: 516-983-0860

HOME IMPROVEMENTS SKY CLEAR WINDOW INC. Window Restorations, Outdated Hardware, skylights, Andersen Sashes, new storm windows, wood windows, chain/rope repairs, falling windows, fogged panes, mechanical repairs, wood repairs, restorations, all brands. Call Mr. Fagan, 45 years experience. 631-385-7975 www.skyclearwindow.com rob@skyclearwindow.com

HEALTH & FITNESS Z ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL HEALING ARTS Xiao Jun Zhou, L.Ac. NYS Licensed Acupuncturist/ M.D.China. U.S. National Board Certified Herbalist. 103 South Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11021 516-809-8999 AccuHerbZhou@gmail.com Insurance Accepted

PAINTING & PAPERHANGING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING Plastering, Taping, Sheetrock Skim Cutting, Old Wood Refinish, Staining, Wallpaper Removal & Hanging, Paint Removal, Power Washing, Wood Replacement JOHN MIGLIACCIO Licensed & Insured #80422100000 Call John anytime: 516-901-9398 (Cell) 516-483-3669 (Office) JV PAINT HANDYMAN SERVICES Interior-Exterior Specialist Painting, Wallpapering, Plastering, Spackling, Staining, Power Washing. Nassau Lic#H3814310000 fully Insured Call John 516-741-5378 MICHELANGELO PAINTING & WALLPAPER Interior, Exterior, Plaster/Spackle, Light Carpentry, Decorative Moldings & Power Washing. Call: 516-328-7499

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LADIES & GENTLEMEN RELAX & ENJOY Your Next Party! Catering and Experienced Professional Services for Assisting with Preparation, Serving and Clean Up Before, During and After Your Party Bartenders Available. Call Kate at 516-248-1545

CLARINET, SAXOPHONE AND FLUTE LESSONS: Professional musician NYSSMA Adjudicator, motivating lessons in your home. All ages, beginner to advanced. NYSSMA Prep. Bernie Rose,Ph.D. 646-662-9373

SPRING INTO ACTION LET US CLEAN YOUR HOUSE WINDOWS GARDEN CITY WINDOW CLEANING Home Window Cleaning Service by Owner Free Estimates Inside & Out Fully Insured 25 Years Experience 631-220-1851 516-764-5686

TUTORING MATH, SAT, ACT TUTOR: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 plus Trig, Pre-Calc, AP Calculus. Norm 625-3314 ENGLISH, ACT, SAT TUTOR: 25+ year experience Critical Reading, Writing, Grammar, Essays. Lynne 625-3314 MATHEMATICS TUTOR: MATHEMATICS PROFESSOR Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, SAT. Call: 516-741-1762 PRIVATE SPANISH TUTOR: Let me help fill the learning gap that hinders your child’s success in Spanish. William Cullen, M.A. Spanish. Cell/text 516-509-8174. Email: wdctutor@aol.com PRIVATE TUTORING FOR GRADES K-6 Give your child a helping hand! Licensed NYC/ NYS Dept of Education teacher available to tutor students grades K-6. Contact Audrey Sullivan, M.S.Ed 347-628-8872 (voice/text) seguenow@aol.com WILSON CERTIFIED tutor available to motivate and work with your elementary-middle school aged child. Reading, math, writing, executive functioning (study/organizational)skills. 30+ years special education experience. Contact Michelle at shellycotter112@gmail.com or 516-428-1427

PIANO LESSONS By Ira Baslow. Experience the joy of playing the piano. Private lessons in your home, free no-obligation piano lesson, all levels, all styles, all ages. Beginners a specialty. 516-312-1054 www.iwantmypianolessons.com

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CLEANING AVAILABLE EXPERIENCED POLISH HOUSE CLEANER Good references, ability. Very honest, reliable, responsible and hard working. Own transportation. English speaking. Flexible days and hours. Reasonable rates. I will do a good job. Call or text 516-589-5640 CLEANING AVAILABLE Houses and Apartments. Flexible days and hours. Experienced, reasonable prices. Very good references. Own transportation. Please call 516-272-5154 HIGH QUALITY SERVICE, reliable, own transportation with great references. Please call Mirian at 516-642-6624

STRONG ARM CLEANING: Residential and commercial cleaning specialist, post construction clean ups, shipping and waxing floors, move ins and move outs. Free estimates. Bonded and insured. 516-538-1125 www.strongarmcleaningny.com

SERVICES 1-866-We Junk It: All phases of rubbish removal & demolition. Residential, commercial, construction sites, kitchens, bathrooms, clean-ups, attics, basements, floods, fires. All size dumpsters. Same day service. Fully insured. Bob Cat Service. www.1866wejunkit.com 516-541-1557 A & J MOVING & STORAGE: Established 1971. Long Island and New York State specialists. Residential, Commercial, Piano & Organ experts. Boxes available. Free estimates. www.ajmoving. com 516-741-2657 114 Jericho Tpk, Mineola NYDOT# 10405 College Advisory Services, Inc. College Counseling. College selection, application and resume preparation, essay development, application submission, financial aid consultation. 30+ years experience. Art Mandel, former Director of Guidance, Roslyn Schools. 516-643-4345 collegeadvisor1@gmail.com

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While we wait, we start making some noise for our boys. It’s crowded, hot, and sweaty. In other words, it stinks. The entrance to Bradley’s Field is across the street from the railroad station alongside of the Central Hotel. Passing through the gate, you come into foul territory in the outfield along the left field line. Over on the right, there are benches around the infield for the teams and the rooters. Looks like the clam diggers have got the best seats. Beyond the infield, there’s nothing but trees. But first I’m going to get a Wurzburger and look for a local to give me good odds on the game. That shouldn’t be too hard since their rooters are riding

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high these days and don’t realize how good we are. Last time I was here, you couldn’t get a drink in this part of town. Bradley has been good enough to open a bar and grill in the hotel. Bradley’s bar, Bradley’s grounds, Bradley’s nine. He’s even got some rooms to rent in the hotel, and I forgot to mention that he is the manager of the team for the Port Washington Field Club, which is how it came to be called Bradley’s team. Nobody’s making much money passing the hat during the game, but with the crowds coming here on Sundays to socialize and have a good time, he’s doing just fine. When a player hits the horsehide into the trees behind home plate, the opposing team has to fetch it. Same goes if a hickory hefter hits a home run. The difference is that home run territory here is cow pasture. When “Husky” Erb steps up to the plate, the clam diggers go wild. I’m guessing he’s semi-pro. As much as they want a corker into the cow pasture to win the game, I think they want to see one of our boys step in some cow dung. Husky let them down this time, and we went on to win 2-1. I left with enough money to pay for the beer and the ride home. And a noisy ride it was, no matter the crowd or the heat or the smell. Ross Lumpkin is a trustee at the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society

“It’s not surprising that the Republicans have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to prop up Elaine Phillips since she has consistently sided with the Republican extremists who block common sense gun legislation and oppose a woman’s right to choose,” Tess McRae, a spokeswoman for the Kaplan campaign, said in a statement. “Anna is running a grassroots campaign focused on talking to voters about the issues impacting the district, not promoting conservative talking points to please deep-pocketed special interest groups.” Among Kaplan’s biggest donors are Maiden Lane Properties LLC in Lake Success, real estate developer Nader Ohebshalom, legal firm Harass Bloom & Archer, the Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York, Vote/ Cope, the political fundraising arm of the New York State Union of Teachers, and Andrew Cuomo 2018 Inc. Each of them donated the maximum $11,000!allowed under state law. Kaplan’s campaign also received

$5,000 from Friends of Mike Gianaris, who heads the New York State Democratic Campaign Committee, but the Kaplan campaign does not appear to have received direct donations from the New York Democratic Senate Campaign Committee itself. The New York Democratic Senate Campaign Committee overall appears to be outspending the Republican committee, however, recording about $2 million in expenditures this year. The vast majority of this – $1.75 million – is going toward the Parkside Group for polling, television ads and campaign literature. “Anna Kaplan is a great candidate who has the full support of the DSCC,” Mike Murphy, the committee’s spokesman, said via email. “There is a month remaining before the Election, and we are confident that she will continue to have the resources!needed to win this November.” So far the Kaplan campaign has spent $100,33.27, according to the reports. More than a quarter of the amount – $27,421.69 – has gone to the Parkside Group for polling and lit-

erature. The next biggest expense appears to be wages, with $15,217.61 in expenses being listed with Paychex of New York LLC, followed by $8,618.82 payments to William Wilson, a consultant and policy analyst based in Michigan. Craig Burnett, an assistant professor of political science at Hofstra University, said it is a “good sign” that Phillips is capable of raising money but the amount Republicans are investing in the district signals the race is very close. “The fact that the Republicans are spending that amount of money in this district though suggests to me they think it’s either really close at the very minimum or at risk,” Burnett said. Most of the money will likely be spent in the last days of the campaigns, Burnett said – but regardless of who wins, it likely won’t result in a “total sea change toward very, very liberal policy.” “It’s going to be close, so Republicans will probably have some say in how things go because you are going to have people that are representing competitive districts,” Burnett said.


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Change needed in Senate: Kaplan Continued from Page 20 lion increase for Nassau County districts and $2 million in discretionary grants for security upgrades. When asked about the differences in funding between the Sewanhaka schools and Great Neck schools, which are only a few miles apart, Kaplan said she would try to bring more money to the district and push harder for schools “that have a hard time.” “It’s a district,” Kaplan said. “I represent everyone in the district.” The district covers the Town of North Hempstead, New Hyde Park, Floral Park and part of Hicksville. Kaplan also took issue with the new federal tax laws, particularly the cutting of state and local tax deductions, which she said disproportionately affects the 7th District. “[Phillips] has said publicly that 85 percent of New Yorkers are going to benefit from this, but you know what?” Kaplan said. “She is responsible for this district first and she and the Republican [state] Senate did nothing about it.” When asked about the potential implementation of a state sales tax on internet sales, which Republicans have opposed due to not wanting to raise taxes, Kaplan said the district and Nassau County need the revenue. “…I know there are a lot of people who buy online for the convenience, not necessarily to save the tax, and I think buying online should be the same as buying on the street and buying from our stores,” Kaplan said. “We all want our downtowns to work well. We need to help those business owners.” “It’s already hard, they’re competing with online purchases – again, it’s something that levels the playing field,” Kaplan added of the sales tax. Kaplan also said she “absolutely” wants to codify Roe v. Wade via the Reproductive Health Act to help more women gain access to healthcare and, if necessary, get an abor-

tion. She said the legislation would take abortion out of the criminal code, allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to administer nonsurgical procedures, and allow women to get an abortion after 24 weeks if their health is endangered or the fetus is deemed not viable. “Why make a woman go through that?” Kaplan said. Kaplan also expressed support for the Child Victims Act, which would extend the civil statute of limitations to age 50 for sexual assault victims who were children, up from 23 years, and would extend the criminal statute of limitations to age 28. Fitzgerald said Phillips has worked toward a plan “that would eliminate the statute of limitations for criminal charges in sex abuse cases and create a fund that’s available to all victims.” Asked about marijuana, Kaplan said the Town Board approved two medical marijuana dispensaries. But when it comes to recreational marijuana, Kaplan said she’d need more specifics on areas like how it’s bought and sold, and where taxes on it would go. “I’m not saying yes and I’m not saying no,” Kaplan said. “It really does depend on a lot of different factors.” When asked whether the state government should be less involved in local issues, she said there are some benefits to state government involvement. In approving affordable housing in the Town of North Hempstead, for example, Kaplan said it wouldn’t have been possible without tax breaks. She also said that while someone far from Long Island would also be deciding on certain issues, she said the person is only “one vote” and there are “certain things you want New York state to do.” “I think government is meant to help people and their lives,” Kaplan

Schools may lengthen Summer Academy Continued from Page 4 students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) that provides individualized support to help maintain mastered skills. Waxman Ben-Levy said she visited the program and was “moved to tears” by the success of what she saw.

The board meeting also included recognition of students who won National Merit Scholarship Corp. awards for their performance on the 2017 pre-SAT. The district had two qualifiers for the National Hispanic Recognition Award for being among the top

said. Regarding guns, Kaplan said her first goal would be passing “red flag” legislation, which would create extreme risk protection orders that could take guns away from “extreme risk individuals.” She also said bump stocks need to be banned. “I’m not taking the Second Amendment away from them, but we also have to make sure we’re protecting our communities,” Kaplan said. Fitzgerald said Phillips has in fact voted in favor of “red flag” legislation and said she supports stronger background checks, a bump stock ban and pointed to a bill she wrote that mandates" the removal of firearms from convicted domestic abusers. Asked about corruption in Albany, Kaplan said “real reform” is needed and accused Phillips, the chair of the ethics committee, of not holding any meetings on it. Kaplan also said the LLC loophole, which defines limited liability corporations as individuals and allows campaign donations of up to $11,000, should be closed and that there should be a limit on outside income for legislators. Tess McRae, a Kaplan spokeswoman, also said that Kaplan pledged to sign onto an anti-corruption amendment that would create a separate body to oversee and review campaign finance issues. “Something has to change because we cannot go on like this,” Kaplan said. In response, Fitzgerald pointed to Phillips’ vote to “strip corrupt politicians of their taxpayer-funded pensions,” sponsorship of legislation barring taxpayer-paid secret settlements for officials in sexual harassment cases, and support for “a sweeping package of ethics reforms” like giving the state comptroller more oversight powers.

2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino students in the region: Anthony Barisano and Thomas Vincent. Greg Wasserman, the director of guidance, also recognized the 19 students who earned letters of commendation and welcomed up National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Eleven district students were named semifinalists this year. “It is always a pleasure to show up at the board meetings to recognize our wonderful students and to have the honor of introducing them and their accomplishments,” Wasserman said.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT: NASSAU COUNTY. MERKOURIOS ANGELIADES, Pltf. vs. SINGH R & H REALTY, INC, HARVENDRA SINGH, GRAMMAN PLUMBING & HEATING CORP., and NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, Defts. Index #604684/2016. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale dated April 11, 2018 and entered on May 10, 2018, I will sell at public auction at the Calendar Control Part (CCP) Courtroom of the Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Dr., Mineola, NY on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. prem. k/a 1431 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576 a/k/a Section 20, Block A, Lots 503 and 504 and described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, lying and being in the incorporated Village of Roslyn, Town of North Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, being more particularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner thereof at a point on the westerly side of North Hempstead Turnpike adjoining land now or formerly of Anna A. Remsen and Cornelius E. Remsen, said point of beginning being distant 479.86 feet southerly from the corner formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Skillman Street with the westerly side of North Hempstead Turnpike; Running thence along land formerly of Anna A. Remsen and Cornelius E. Remsen the following four courses and distances: 1. North 77 degrees 20 minutes West 68.93 feet crossing a right of way; 2. North 82 degrees 53 minutes 10 seconds West 57.50 feet; 3. South 04 degrees 34 minutes 46 seconds West 5.30 feet; 4. North 80 degrees 43 minutes West 26.50 feet to land now or formerly of John D. Hicks; thence northerly along said land of Hicks, the following two courses and distances: 1. North 09 degrees 17 minutes East 31.45 feet; 2. North 09 degrees 02 minutes East 61.40 feet to land now or formerly of Mary F. Lynch; Thence easterly along said land of Lynch South 71 degrees 08 minutes 50 seconds East 177.37 feet (described), South 71 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 177.24 feet (calculated) to the easterly side of Hempstead Turnpike; Thence along the easterly side of said Turnpike South 29 degrees 30 minutes West 64.33 feet to the point or place of beginning. Approx. amt. of judgment is $1,822,251.53 plus attorney’s fee, costs and interest. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment of foreclosure and terms of sale. This is a First Mortgage. ERNEST BARTOL, Referee. SAHN WARD COSCHIGNANO, PLLC, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Suite 601, Uniondale, New York 11553, Attorneys for Plaintiff. RT #149289 4x 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 /2018 #149289

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LIU Post volleyball victorious again Defeats Queens College following merger of Old Westbury, Brooklyn campus teams BY JA DA B U T L E R The LIU Post volleyball team played with a new purpose during their match against the Queens College Knights on Friday, Oct. 6, their first since LIU’s announcement of the upcoming “One LIU” athletic department merger.

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The Pioneers beat the Knights with a 3-0 (25-16, 258, 25-18) win that placed them 12-8 for the season and 4-2 for the East Coast Conference. This game set a season high 13 services aces, the most in a three-set match since scoring 15 on Sept. 16, 2017 against Wilmington University. The Pioneers used long runs in the second (25-8) and third (25-18) sets to secure their win. Senior outside hitter Rachel Londot, who was ECC women’s volleyball player of the week on Sept. 24, led the match with four service aces, six kills and 12 digs. The match started at 7 p.m., but the Pioneers were in the game long before that.

This is the team’s first time on the court since the merger announcement, which stated that the Post and Brooklyn campus athletic departments will merge to create a “unified LIU.” Seven Post teams, including volleyball, will elevate from Division II to Division I in the 2019-20 season, and all Post indoor sports will move to the Brooklyn campus. “We were fired [up]; we wanted to prove something — we still want to prove something. This is our last season as LIU Post, so let’s make it the best,” said senior setter, Giulia Genna, explaining the mindset of the members of the team that

night. The members of the volleyball team, along with studentathletes on other LIU Post sports teams, oppose the merger. The Pioneers made a stand during their warm-up before the game by wearing their LIU Post t-shirts inside out, and taping over “LIU” on their jerseys during the national anthem. They did not cover the name during the game. “We intended on taping the LIU on our jerseys, but we were told we could not do that by the refs,” said senior middle hitter, Elise Strange, later adding that the administration also told players they could not cover

their jerseys. The team dominated in the first set, and continued to accumulate points throughout the next two sets. They were not holding back. “[The announcement] puts a different kind of spirit in you, and a different reason to play. We’re really playing for the school (Post) now, in addition to recognizing this is the last time we’ll play together,” Strange said. In their season opener, the Pioneers defeated both the Franklin Pierce University Ravens and the Texas A&M International University Dust Devils at the Raven First Serve Invitational on Aug. 24. The Pioneers

ran the Ravens through three sets to victory, and the beat the Dust Devils 3-1. Friday’s win for the Pioneers follows after a narrow loss prior in the week against the University of New Haven Chargers on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Pioneers pushed the Chargers to five sets, recording more kills, assists and digs, but ultimately came up short on a 15-8 loss in the fifth. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Pioneers faced Molloy College in a tight match, ultimately losing 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-22) to Molloy. But the Pioneers aren’t giving up yet. Head coach Stephanie Sheehan, has faith in her team. “[Friday] night was especially special because every girl on the team got on the court at some point to contribute to the win,” she said. “We decided as a team that we are going to continue the season the way we started, to win and go out on top.” The Pioneers’ next match is Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., against New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. This article was originally published in the Pioneer, the award-winning student newspaper of LIU Post, www.liupostpioneer.com, and is republished here by Blank Slate Media with the permission of the Pioneer.

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Temple Judea D’Urso sponsors election bill food collection State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso sponsored an Assembly bill which will change the election law, allowing locations which have been designated as a polling place to decline to have voting there if they have a valid reason. “There has been growing concern regarding public school buildings being used as polling locations,” D’Urso said. “When school buildings are used as polling locations they are open to the public and often it is difficult to track who comes in and where the person went. Many school districts have concerns about the amount of unfettered access, which is why I sponsored this bill.” Under the current state! laws, election law states that if a public school is designated as a polling (voting) place, the school must have polling in their building. If D’Urso’s bill becomes law, it would give school districts the right to decline to have a school as a designated polling place if they feel it would compromise children’s and staff

safety and also disrupt the school day. D’Urso’s bill is supported by the New York State School Boards Association.

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For over 20 years the Temple Judea Social Action Committee has established a High Holy Days food collection, which is sent to the Interfaith Nutrition Network. Each year, congregants have been given empty shopping bags, donated by Holiday Farms, as they leave Rosh Hashanah services. They are then asked to return the bags filled with nutri-

tious food and supplies!on Yom Kippur.! This year was no exception.! Two large trucks were needed to contain all of the bags of food which will fill the shelves at the food pantry. The INN truly appreciates the generosity of the congregants for providing much-needed nutrition for its clients.! !

North Hempstead Town invited representatives from The Safe Center LI to Town Hall on Sept. 26 as they joined together to declare October Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout the Town of North Hempstead.! Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.! It can include physical, emotional, psychological, financial, and/or sexual abuse.! The Safe Center LI hotline — 516-542-0404 — operates 24 hours per day and seven days

per week for domestic violence victims.! The Safe Center services victims of domestic and dating violence, child abuse, rape and sexual assault and human trafficking.!

Free literature featuring resources for victims of abuse and sources of help will be available at locations throughout the Town.! !

North Hempstead hosts 8th Annual KidStock

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board, and hundreds of North Hempstead residents had a blast at this year’s KidStock.! The 8th Annual KidStock took place under sunny skies on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson.!

The Town’s free outdoor family music festival starred nationally-acclaimed musical entertainment, including Grammy-award winning artists.! The lineup consisted of KidStock favorite Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets, as well as Brady Rymer, and performers

from the National Circus Project.! Bach to Rock Port Washington had hands-on and interactive opportunities for children to explore musical instruments.! There was also a game truck, arts and crafts, carnival games, and face painting and food to purchase.

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