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JANUARY 27, 2021

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Thiele Introduces Legislation to Implement Sand Mining Moratorium


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Streetlight Conversion Program Reduces Town’s Electricity Bill by $1.5M



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In Address to Three New York Churches, Governor Cuomo Reassures New Yorkers in Hardest Hit Communities That The COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe And Will Save Lives

This past weekend, in a virtual address delivered to three New York churches, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reassured all New Yorkers, particularly those in communities hardest hit by COVID-19, that the vaccine is safe and will save lives. The address builds on the Governor’s commitment to equity in vaccine distribution, bringing it to communities that do not have access to traditional healthcare institutions by using churches and public housing, among other locations. The Syracuse and Rochester church sites open January 25, and the Brooklyn site opens on

Tuesday, January 26. Governor Cuomo stated, “We now have a vaccine that will save lives, but it will only save lives if we take it. While the vaccine is scarce across the country, I am working as hard as I can to get it here for you. I will fight to deliver it, and we will make it available through churches, community groups, public housing in many different ways to make sure it is accessible to the hardest hit communities of color. The second issue is where I need your help. We all need to trust the vaccine.” The Governor also announced Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Address Delivered to Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Rochester, The People’s AME Zion Church in Syracuse and Bethany Baptist Church in Brooklyn. All Three Churches Will Host Pop-Up Vaccination Sites; Rochester and Syracuse Open Tomorrow, Brooklyn Opens Tuesday that community vaccination kits will be deployed to eight additional New York churches to further strengthen fairness and equity in the vaccine distribution process. As with the pop-up sites established last weekend, these sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses. Last week, New York successfully piloted the deployment kits to five NYCHA senior housing developments and eight churches and cultural centers where nearly 4,200 seniors and

eligible New Yorkers received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.


Following this weekend’s deployments and as the federal vaccine supply increases, New York will continue to deploy these kits until pop-up sites have been established at all 33 NYCHA Senior

Housing Developments which house more than 7,600 seniors. Popup locations will also be established at other public housing complexes statewide, as well as at more than 300 churches and cultural centers which have volunteered to house these sites through Governor Cuomo’s Vaccine Equity Task Force.

“This vaccine was reviewed by the best doctors and hospitals in New York State and it is safe. My mother, who is 65 plus, will take it. I have my daughters, who I love more than life itself, they will take it when they are eligible. And I will take it also. You should take it too.” Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Thiele Introduces Legislation to Implement Sand Mining Moratorium in Special Groundwater Protection Areas Where Contamination has Been Found

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (Unaffiliated, D – Sag Harbor) today announced he has introduced legislation to protect drinking water and groundwater from sources of contamination. This new legislation would implement a moratorium on mining within certain special groundwater protection areas, where either the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) or a county health department has determined that operation of the mine has caused, or is contributing to, contamination of drinking water or groundwater resources. In July 2020, the State Legislature overwhelmingly passed sensible legislation that would have implemented the Grand Jury’s recommendations on sand mining and illegal dumping issued in 2019, and given local governments on

Long Island concurrent jurisdiction with the State over sand mining on Long Island. This was identical to the regulatory framework of concurrent jurisdiction that the DEC shares with local governments over wetlands protection. The Governor ultimately vetoed the legislation (Veto #73 of 2020) and instead directed the DEC, in consultation with the Department of Health, to conduct a study on the impacts to groundwater quality resulting from sand mining on Long Island and issue its findings to the public after three years. Unfortunately, this approach does nothing to address the immediate concerns of the towns located on Long Island’s East End that continue to challenge state mining approvals issued by the DEC for failing to consider local laws and regulations that protect our environment.

Thiele’s new legislation would place a moratorium on mining at sites where the DEC or a local health department had documented contamination that exceeded state or federal drinking water or groundwater standards. It would be deemed repealed three years after taking effect to coincide with the findings of the State’s study. “The hundreds of millions of dollars being spent to reverse the trend of declining water quality are a wasted investment if, at the same time, polluters are permitted to conduct business as usual,” Assemblyman Thiele stated, “Enactment of this legislation would not pose any threat to the operation of responsible sand mines that are critical to Long Island’s economy. The only negative impact would be borne by polluters that compromise our most precious

natural resource and our public health. I look forward to working towards the passage of this legislation

and, once again, fighting on behalf of all Long Islanders to ensure access to safe drinking water.”

Thank Animal Research for COVID-19 Vaccines By Matthew R. Bailey

The race to vaccinate the country is on. People are beginning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna. It’s the second vaccine to receive emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, closely following the one from Pfizer and BioNTech. Creating a coronavirus vaccine in less than a year is an astounding scientific achievement. But a global shortage of research animals particularly research monkeys could prevent some of the world’s latest life-saving vaccines from ever leaving the lab. Prior to testing in humans, scientists first conducted research with rhesus macaque monkeys and mice. Research then proceeded to preliminary human clinical trials to investigate the impact of Pfizer’s vaccine. Rhesus macaques share about 93 percent of their DNA with humans, so they’re ideal for determining how people might respond to a drug. The macaques showed no trace of coronavirus RNA in their lower respiratory tracts after receiving one dose of the vaccine followed by a booster shot. The Moderna vaccine prompted

similarly strong immune responses in rhesus macaques. Preclinical trials showed the vaccinated primates developed antibodies in greater numbers than those that had simply recovered from infection. Although Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccines were only developed last year, they are rooted in decades of research in animals.

a human immune system to develop its treatment. Researchers isolated antibodies created by mice and humans who had recovered from the virus and combined the strongest ones to produce what they call an “antibody cocktail.”

global shortage of research animals. Shanghai Junshi Biosciences, Eli Lilly’s partner, spent months gathering enough monkeys to conduct a proper trial. That ultimately delayed production of the therapy.

Both vaccines use messenger RNA to stimulate an immune response, a technique researchers began developing more than 20 years ago. Immunologist Drew Weissman and molecular biologist Katalin Kariko investigated how RNA might compel the production of specific disease-fighting proteins. In a study involving mice, Weissman and Kariko discovered a method to produce the specific proteins through RNA without side effects.

That’s not the only challenge researchers are facing. Some activists allege that employing animal models is inhumane. They’re arguing for the government to curb the practice. But they’re mistaken. Federal law requires researchers to provide appropriate anesthesia or analgesic drugs for any potentially painful procedures and to limit the number of animals involved in preclinical trials. Veterinarians and animal technicians rigorously oversee the caging, enrichment, exercise, feeding, health and well-being of the animals. Further, there’s no viable substitute for research in live animal models. Even the most powerful supercomputers fail to replicate or simulate the complexity of living organisms.

They patented their work, and the technology was eventually licensed to BioNTech and Moderna. Other treatments for COVID-19 also have their genesis in animal research. Consider antibody therapies from Regeneron and Eli Lilly.

Regeneron’s antibody treatment successfully reduced viral loads in the airways of golden hamsters and rhesus macaques before approval for use in humans.

Regeneron employed genetically modified mice capable of imitating

Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment almost never left the lab due to a

Amid the pandemic, demand for research animals has increased while supply has dwindled. China previously supplied 60 percent of the United States’ research monkeys, but the COVID-19 outbreak prompted a halt to exports.

Thanks to vaccines developed via animal research, an end to the pandemic is in sight. Animal research can deliver the treatments we’ll need to combat the next public health crisis, too - if we let it. Bailey is president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research. This piece originally ran in the Houston Chronicle.

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Zeldin and Local Officials Highlight Preservation of T-Band Spectrum for First Responders

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), local elected officials and local first responders highlighted the passage and signing into law of the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act, which saves local first responders’ vital communications spectrum, known as T-Band.

how important clear and dependable communication is, and this legislation will first off absolutely help save lives,’’ said Brookhaven Councilman Mike Loguercio. “And in addition to saving lives, which is the most important thing, it will also save millions of dollars to the taxpayers.”

“In the most dire of circumstances, the T-Band spectrum provides critical communications between first responders. Even when you have cell phones, internet, and electricity ceasing to function, T-band can serve as the last line of defense. Our first responders have spent years and hundreds of millions of dollars to place and build out what is a battle tested communications system and rely on it to serve our communities in need,” said Congressman Zeldin. “After years of working together at every level of government and across the aisle in the House and Senate to show a bipartisan, united front on this effort to save T-Band, the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act was included in Congress’ year end spending bill, which was passed in December of last month. It was also recently signed into law.”

Read Brookhaven Councilman Mike Loguercio’s full remarks here.

Read Rep. Lee Zeldin’s full remarks here.

Read Riverhead Councilman Tim Hubbard’s full remarks here.

“As both an elected official and a first responder, I see first hand every day

“To lose [T-Band], and have to replace it...there was nowhere to go, there was no radio frequency to replace everything we were using,” said District Supervisor of Brentwood Fire District and New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Chief of Operations Myles Quinn. “The burden on our taxpayers would have been phenomenal.” Read Brentwood Fire Department District Supervisor Myles Quinn’s full remarks here. “If this had not passed, and we had to do away with the T-band, it would have devastated the East End,” said Riverhead Councilman Tim Hubbard. “We don’t have that kind of money for infrastructure to put a new system in. It would have been awful.”

“There was no frequency even

available for us if [T-band] got sold off,” said Selden Fire District Manager & Suffolk County Fire Chiefs Association Secretary Jay Egan. “How would we ever replace it?” Read Selden Fire District Manager Jay Egan’s full remarks here. “We helped protect the health and safety of residents throughout New York State and throughout the country with the passing of this bill,” said Brookhaven Councilman Kevin LaValle. “The changeover of getting rid of T-band would have absolutely destroyed the communications that our first responders really need to have and being able to get this done, it really not only saved money, it’s going to save lives.” Read Brookhaven Councilman Kevin LaValle’s full remarks here. “I was invited to fire commission meetings in the past couple years, and I know that [losing T-band] was heavily on their minds,” said Smithtown Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo. “Just to see their faces talking about not having it and expressing how this actually saves lives and how important it is for response time, it made me realize how important this is.” Read Smithtown Councilwoman Lisa Inzerillo’s full remarks here.


New Solutions to Municipal Waste Management Needed Dear Editor, With the useful life of the Brookhaven Town landfill ending in the near future, new solutions to municipal waste management are needed more than ever. Local governments such as Brookhaven have been successful with aggressive recycling programs to reduce the end product of our waste stream. However, more needs to be done regarding wasteful packaging that makes up a large portion of our waste stream, shifting responsibility to the producers of this waste. Extended Producer Responsibility legislation by the State of New York would require these producers to undertake the development and implementation of strategies to promote recycling, reuse and recovery of materials and mandated postconsumer content in new packaging. Currently, NY State Senator Todd Kaminsky and Assemblyman Steve Englebright are working on such legislation. Changes in recycling markets have displayed the critical importance of the socially and environmentally responsible management and disposal of packaging. New York State implemented an Extended Producer Responsibility program nearly a decade ago for post-consumer electronic waste. Expanding this to consumer packaging is the next logical step. Extended Producer Responsibility legislation for packaging would have significant environmental and economic benefits, with municipalities achieving cost savings from decreased recycling costs and new markets resulting from reuse requirements. Similar programs have been in place for many years in Canada, and several other states are considering similar legislation. The Town of Brookhaven joins the League of Conservation Voters, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and other environmental groups in supporting the efforts of Sen. Kaminsky and Assemblyman Englebright to pass Extended Producer Responsibility legislation this year. Sincerely,

Edward P. Romaine Brookhaven Town Supervisor

The T-Band is a portion of spectrum used in 11 heavily populated metropolitan areas, including New York, covering over 90 million Americans, to support critical public safety communications (i.e. police, fire and other first responder’s radios) and provide regional interoperability among first responders. This battletested public safety network provides resilient coverage, reliability and regional interoperability. This spectrum is essential to public safety and for many public safety entities there is nowhere else to move. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Zeldin, alongside thenCongressmen Eliot Engel (D, NY-16) and Peter King (R, NY-2), in February 2018, was included in Congress’ newly enacted appropriations bill and repealed the provision of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 which mandated the sale of the T-Band spectrum. Following the passage of this legislation, law-enforcement, fire officials, and EMS can continue using the T-Band spectrum to operate their radios for day-to-day life saving operations. 2021-01-22 Press Release Town Dedicates Street to Rachel Ragone in Manorville.doc

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DeStefano Promotes Plan to Stimulate Economy seek to emerge stronger and better than ever, Albany must recognize the importance of delivering for the job-creators and hard-working individuals across the state.” The Republican Conference has developed a comprehensive outline that can immediately improve the state’s economic climate and provide a framework for long-term success and recovery. DeStefano’s proposals include: • Limiting the governor’s expanded powers and increasing local authority during future emergencies; • Implementing the “NY Business Emergency Relief Act of 2021” to direct all unallocated settlement funds and any further settlement money to business relief purposes; • Utilizing Regional Economic Development Councils for disaster recovery instead of general economic development purposes;

State Assemblyman Joe DeStefano has joined his Republican colleagues in sponsoring a plan to stimulate New York’s economic recovery and strengthen its fiscal resilience ahead of future emergencies. Jump-Start New York, A Plan for Economic Recovery, will assist both taxpayers and small businesses that are the life blood of our economy. “All one has to do is look around to realize communities and small businesses are in desperate need of

help,” DeStefano said. “Storefronts are shuttering and restaurants are closing. The very fabric of our communities is changing.”

According to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index, our state is one of the three worst in the U.S. in that regard.

Thanks to failed state policies, many businesses already faced an unfriendly tax and regulatory climate even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. New York ranked very poorly among the 50 states for its high cost of doing business (42nd), high cost of living (48th) and lack of business friendliness (49th).

“We must seize the opportunity to help struggling New Yorkers and small businesses recover from the devastating economic impact of this pandemic,” DeStefano noted. “The Assembly Minority Conference has never wavered in its attempt to provide relief and support to those hit hardest. As we

• Repurposing and utilizing capital programs like those from state and municipal facilities, special infrastructure, the New York Works Economic Development Fund and START-UP NY; • Implementing a 180-day “regulatory amnesty” period to allow small businesses to remedy violations without being subjected to fines or penalties; • Establishing the Division of Regulatory Review & Economic Growth (DRREG) to establish a framework to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses;

• Providing a tax credit to landlords for any loss of rental income due to actions taken to suspend rent as a result of COVID-19; • Increasing rural internet accessibility to ensure equality in access to telehealth, remote learning and work-from-home capabilities; • Supporting New York farmers and agricultural businesses by loosening regulatory expenses and requirements, broadening eligibility standards for funding and expanding markets to foster greater opportunities to move their products. “COVID-19 has pushed the small businesses that define and sustain neighborhoods and communities across New York to the brink,” said Greg Biryla, NFIB’s Sr. State Director in New York. “Uncertainty is high, sales are down and new challenges emerge every day. There is no silver bullet solution that alone will save our beloved Main Streets; it will take a determined effort from all of our federal, state and local elected officials to implement creative and novel solutions to this crisis. The New York State Assembly Republican Conference’s Jump-Start plan includes several NFIB priorities – allowing small businesses to safely reopen and restore operations, preventing new unemployment insurance taxes and redirecting economic development program funds to provide direct relief to small businesses – and we will continue our hard work to see they are enacted as soon as possible.”

Senator Palumbo Announces Free Memory Screenings for Suffolk County Veterans Senator Anthony Palumbo (R,C-New Suffolk) is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to help promote free virtual memory screenings to Suffolk County veterans and their families. The memory screenings, which can be taken from home, are offered every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm and every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. Suffolk County veterans interested in signing up for a memory screening should contact

the AFA at 866-232-8484 to make an appointment. Senator Palumbo noted that there are more than 450,000 veterans over the age of 65 in New York State, with Suffolk County being home to the largest population of veterans in the state. “Early detection of any memory loss or cognitive decline is essential to either treating or reversing the problem,” said Senator Palumbo. “I hope veterans

and their families will utilize these free virtual screenings. This is a terrific program designed to give back and help the brave men and women who served our nation and defended our freedoms. I’d like to thank the AFA and Suffolk County Marathon for their help and generosity to bring this important program to our veterans and their families.”

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Brookhaven Highway Department’s Streetlight Conversion Program Reduces Town’s Electricity Bill by Nearly $1.5 Million

The Brookhaven Highway Department’s Division of Streetlighting has completed Phase I of the energy-efficient street light conversion program – replacing all low-pressure sodium (LPS) and high-pressure sodium (HPS) overhead lights with Light Emitting Diodes (LED) streetlights. Since the program began in 2017, the Town has reduced its electricity bill for streetlights by nearly $1.5 million. The Highway Department has now entered Phase II of the program which involves converting all existing neighborhood post top fixtures to LED and replacing

the old fiberglass poles with new aluminum poles. It is expected that Phase II will be completed by 2023. “The Town has saved nearly $1.5 million in electricity costs since the Highway Department began the conversion to LED lights three years ago,” said Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro. “We saved $930,000 in 2020 alone. That number will only continue to increase as the program nears completion. These are real, recurring savings that ultimately resulted in a tax cut in the 2021 streetlighting district operating budget.”

Brookhaven Highway Department employees replace Town streetlight fixtures and poles.

Supervisor Romaine and Councilman Panico Dedicate Manorville Street in Memory of Rachel Ragone On January 20, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilman Dan Panico were on hand to dedicate a portion of Deer Lane in Manorville to honor the late Rachel Ragone, who passed away on January 20, 2019 at the age of 22 from Ewing’s Sarcoma, a pediatric bone cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease when she was just 16 years of age. The ceremony was held on the corner of Deer Lane and Shang Lee Drive in Manorville, across the street from her home and the location of her old school bus stop. Ms. Ragone was a 2014 graduate of Eastport South Manor High School and Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business where she earned many accolades and awards for her community

service and academic achievements. Some of the organizations she worked with were: Friends of Karen, Contractors for Kids, Stony Brook Hospital’s School Intervention and Reentry Program and NY Blood Services. As a student at Fordham, Rachel was a member of Colleges Against Cancer and was instrumental in raising funds for the Fordham Dance Marathon that benefited the children’s cancer charity, Be Positive. The Supervisor and Councilman were joined by Rachel’s mother, Kim Ragone, family members, friends and neighbors. Pictured left to right are Supervisor Ed Romaine; Father John Sureau, Pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Center Moriches; Rachel’s mother,

The Show Must Go On!

Kim Ragone; Councilman Dan Panico and Rachel’s friends Kaitlyn Shire and Betsy Spellman. Supervisor Romaine said, “Rachel was a special person. She was a spark that would light a fire in all of us to do better for our community, ourselves and our neighbors. Today is a very special day and I am proud to honor Rachel and celebrate her wonderful life.” Councilman Panico said, “Rachel Ragone touched the lives of so many in her very accomplished life that ended too soon. She will be remembered by all those who knew her and with this tribute across from her family home.”

Photo Credit: South Country Central School District

Top, South Country Central School District music student Rianna Raghunandan performed violin, while (bottom-left) Cameron Kerr-Smith showcased a music drawing during the district’s music showcase. (Bottom-right) Students also recorded their individual performances. Concert music in the South Country Central School District’s auditoriums may have been silenced this fall, but the COVID-19 pandemic was no match for music teachers who virtually shared videos, performance recordings and classroom projects with parents and the community during a virtual music showcase. “The show must go on,” District Music Chairperson Victoria Hartman said. “By creating a Google

classroom, parents and members of the community could listen to and view all of the wonderful music being made in our buildings.” There were group and individual performances, as well as student artwork, which showcased the acquired skills of the district’s talented students. Ms. Hartman said the showcase was a huge success and that there are plans for a similar showcase this spring.

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BY TOM BARTON The Super Bowl is all set and we get a QB matchup that many have already begun to call the changing of the guard or passing of the torch from the greatest of all time Tom Brady to the new young gun Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes, of course, already has one Super Bowl win under his belt but his talent is unprecedented. Brady goes back to his absolutely mind boggling 10th Super Bowl. The oddsmakers favor the new sensation Mahomes and the Chiefs by 3 1/2 points of Brady despite the game being played in Brady’s home stadium, for the first time in history. The thing with passing of the torch is the man who is doing the passing in this case isn’t ready to give up his throne. Tom Brady will start his 4th Super Bowl in the last 5 seasons. It’s also his 3rd since turning 40. His resume reads like a thing of fiction. He will have as many SB starts in his 40s as Aaron Rodgers, Dan Marino and Drew Brees have in their combined careers.

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The man who Brady passed years ago as the GOAT, Joe Montana was 2-5 on the road in his playoff career. Tom Brady is 3-0 this season alone, at 43. He is now 33-11 in the playoffs, has 10 conference championships, and has as many Super Bowl appearances for the NFC in one season that Drew Brees had in 15 seasons. We can go on and on, yet, he was an underdog to Aaron Rodgers who, for years, many wanted to his place. But he won that game, and now enter Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes has had a start to his career like we have never seen. He’ll be in his 2nd Super Bowl, already has a regular season and Super Bowl MVP under his belt and is the new face of the NFL. It’s very rare in sports that ‘the next’ guy has a chance to literally take the crown away from the man who he will be compared to his entire career, but Mahomes has his chance in Tampa Bay in two weeks.

Bettors Look to Prop Plays to Cash in On Super Sunday As sports bettors weigh their options for the Super Bowl, experts at Sports Garten Network contend that the game itself may not be the best play on the biggest wagering day of the year. On Feb. 7, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will attempt to become the first NFL champion to repeat in 16 years. Standing in their way is the player some call the Greatest of All Time – the last quarterback to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles – Tom Brady, now leading Tampa Bay in what amounts to a home game for the Buccaneers. For bettors, the Super Bowl has been historically tight against the spread. Favorites have covered to the tune of 29-23-2 all-time. The opening line this year has Kansas City -3. When the Chiefs and Bucs squared off earlier this season, KC won – by three – 27-24. In five of the past seven Super Bowls the spread has been a field goal or less. In three of

the past four years, the favorite beat the spread. In six of the past nine, the underdog covered. That’s tight. Tom Barton, lead wagering analyst, programming director and an on-air host for Sports Garten Network, says bettors should look instead to the prop bet (i.e., proposition) to win money regardless of who covers. Prop bets have been around for well over 100 years, dating back to the early days of pro baseball. Two of the most popular Super Bowl prop plays are the coin toss and whether a safety or two-point conversion is scored in the game. You can bet on how long the national anthem will last, and what color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach. There are player-specific props based on stats, or who wins MVP – even whether the jersey number is odd or even on the player who scores first (check your roster numbers). Las Vegas bookmakers say that Continued on page 9

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Continued from page 8 Manteris offered 20:1 odds that the Chicago Bears’ 350-pound defensive tackle William “The Refrigerator” Perry would score a touchdown against the New England Patriots. Bears coach Mike Ditka had lined Perry up at fullback earlier in the season, scoring three times. The money was heavy on the Fridge, driving the odds to 2:1 before Perry plowed over the goal line as the Bears dominated Super

as much as half of their Super Bowl wagering handle comes from the hundreds of prop bets they offer. Super Book’s Jay Kornegay put up over 400 different props last year. “Prop bets can give an advantage to the bettor if you are able to study and find the value plays,” said Barton. “It’s not unusual to see similar props offered in different ways and at different prices. It’s not easy to outsmart the books,

Bowl XX, costing Caesars Palace over $100,000 in payouts.

Cameron Brate is another big target to watch on Super Sunday.

Opening odds have Mahomes as the favorite over Brady to win MVP honors (if you want to bet against the GOAT). Barton’s inside tip: expect the tight ends to shine. Tampa Bay’s Rob Gronkowski and KC’s Travis Kelce can be gamechangers. And with a touchdown pass from Brady in the NFC Championship, the Bucs’

For the national anthem, R&B star Jazmine Sullivan will be joined by country artist Eric Church. The prop play is over or under two minutes. What’s the average for national anthems? Duets? Yes, you can research that. You may be a winner before the game even starts.

but you can do it if you know how to read the lines and shop around. Don’t jump at the first prop play you like, and especially don’t bet at the first sports book offering that play. Look around and be smart, and you can cash in without having to bet on the outcome of the game.” The first Super Bowl prop play remains one of its most memorable. In 1986, Caesars Palace bookmaker Art

From Individual Player Performance to the Coin Toss, Props Offer Odds Without Covering the Spread

SUFFOLK CLOSEUP BY KARL GROSSMAN The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was a model for the Long Island Power Authority when LIPA was created more than three decades ago. SMUD has an elected board of trustees and provides electric service to the Sacramento area of California. It’s a service area with a population comparable to that of LIPA’s. SMUD’s establishment was bitterly opposed by an inept private utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, just like LIPA’s formation was bitterly opposed by the inept Long Island Lighting Company. For example, faulty PG&E transmission lines were found to be the cause of the 2020 Camp Fire in California. The deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, it burned more than 150,000 acres and killed 85 people. PG&E has now settled with victims’ groups for a total of $25.5 billion, and PG&E has declared bankruptcy. LIPA since its establishment, instead of itself providing electric service—like SMUD—has contracted with private utilities to do this. Currently, its contract is with Public Service Enterprise Group, PSEG, a Newark, New Jersey-based company. LIPA is to decide next month whether to continue this arrangement with PSEG

or fire it, as it did the private utility it previously had a service arrangement with, the London, England-based National Grid. LIPA recently initiated a $70 million lawsuit against PSEG for its terrible performance this past July during Tropical Storm Isaias accusing PSEG of “corporate mismanagement, misfeasance, incompetence and indifference, rising well beyond the level of simple negligence.” PSEG failures were termed “willful” and “in bad faith.” “I agree,” says State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. of Sag Harbor. PSEG’s “failure resulted in great hardship and great expense to its customers because of its inferior performance,” he says. “The breach of trust exhibited by PSEG cannot be repaired. The model for contracting out LIPA’s responsibilities to a private company is a two-time loser. There is no reason to think it would be different a third time.” “When LIPA was created,” says Mr. Thiele, “the vision of its sponsors was the creation of a public power company to replace Long Island’s unaccountable, profitdriven private utility, LILCO. We should return to that vision.” Indeed, the model of SMUD should be returned to.

SMUD – A Model for LIPA In 1923, the citizens in the Sacramento area voted to create SMUD as a communityowned public utility. But PG&E fought that for decades. PG&E’s obstruction was finally stopped in 1946 when the California

of electricity, SMUD gives back to the community in ways that make life better for all who live and work in the Sacramento area.”

for 14 years, and was shut down. Among other damage it caused: cancer. A study in the journal Biomedicine International by Joseph Mangano and Dr. Janette Sherman of the Radiation and Public Health Project found cancer rates in Sacramento County declined after the shutdown of Rancho Seco with the end of radioactive emissions from the plant cited as a cause. Fortunately, Shoreham never got beyond problemplagued low-power testing and was closed before inflicting us with nuclear poisons. SMUD now focuses on safe, clean, green renewable energy, with a big emphasis on solar power.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) new East Campus-Operations Center

Supreme Court denied its final petition and SMUD was able to begin operations. “SMUD is owned by its customers who elect a seven-member board of directors,” its website notes. “SMUD was born of this community, and is an integral part of it. More than just a barebones supplier

SMUD had an awful experience with nuclear power as we had with the Shoreham nuclear power plant—another parallel. In 1966, the same year that LILCO announced building its Shoreham nuclear power plant, SMUD purchased land for what became the site of its Rancho Seco nuclear power plant. It was a problem-plagued disaster, ran

At long last, LIPA should return to the vision of being like SMUD—serving Long Island itself, not jobbing out service to private utilities that it then has to fire. “We hired PSEG to do a job and they failed to do it,” said LIPA CEO Tom Falcone as it filed the $70 million lawsuit against PSEG. New York State’s Department of Public Service agrees and has recommended LIPA “terminate” PSEG “as LIPA’s service provider.” That should happen, LIPA should provide electric service itself, and also—as the law creating LIPA stipulated—have an elected board of trustees like SMUD.

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how I hate crowds with people.” Roger rode the bus home and BY VINCENT PICA, COMMODORE, stared intently out the window. “You better go. That man is He glanced at the billboards of SOUTHERN REGION 1ST DISTRICT, famous and you’re a big (D1SR) fan. The beautiful people and noticed his party’s this AUXILIARY Saturday. I’m sure you’ll U.S. COAST GUARD own reflection through the glass, a have a good time.” round, friendly face with natural Well, that didn’t take along. NOAA has meaningfully pushed up its guessjust so.” 3 months ago. smile thatof hides sadness. forecast namedhisstorms by atThe least 31%,“Ifrom bus makes its way until it’s empty Up in shoulder his room,orRoger Almost without exception, we get the tail, rumpdreams of one except for Roger. He gets dropped ofuphisin hero, Jack LaLanne. He’s or two of the dozen or so that form the Atlantic between the off at a neat but tired-looking home swimming from and Alcatraz Island Caribbean and Africa and bring so much destruction misery with and is greeted by his Mother. to Fisherman’s Wharf—more them as they thunder west and north… and Hurricane season stillthan has a mile—while handcuffed. Then “Take your coat off, honey. Have months to go. he’s setting the Guinness World something to eat. I have a nice Record for doing 1,000 pushups in dinner for you and some exciting We live on an island. This column23is minutes. about that. Roger imagines himself news.” on the beach looking tan and buff Roger settles in front of a huge TIDAL SURGES like Jack LaLanne. He’s admired by plate. girlsbe in (more bikinis.onSomeone calls ithis For Islanders, as bad as the winds will that below), is name.of the damage, which is why your first, that Roger, it do most the“Eat tides andbroccoli tidal surges will will feel better.” evenmake theseyou tails that go by every year leave“Roger, so much trouble The Roger! Get behind. up. You have storm tide is added to the astronomical tides. when those waves to get readyAnd for the party.” He digs into the macaroni and hit something solid, they generate force dozens of times more powerful cheese. “I don’t know mom. Do I really than wind of theLenny same got speed. Andrewhave generated to go?” a storm tide of 17 feet. “Your cousin invited Camille in 1969? feet. And of course, there was Sandy who just sat to a big party in the 24 Hamptons from “Yes, Lenny will be here soon. there, high a full that guyaton the tide. radio During you really like.moon… Come on, area get upand andthe go.”increase in Addhis to name?” that the population growth in our What’s and Lenny drive through the“Tom valueKat of Kelly.” homes and it can spell eitherRoger “an absolute disaster” or “they the manicured yards and mansions were prepared.” of East Hampton until they arrive “That’s him. Lenny gets to meet WHAT IT?working at the radio at a huge estate. The gate opens and all the big IS shots A hurricane in for the11words scientists, an organized rotating are pointed to a long walkway station. He’s been is, there years of they weather develops in the tropics. is alooks “tropical leading Technically, up to a home itthat like and Aunt system Bessie isthat so proud of him. a castle. Guess what, Lenny can cyclone” andHoney? it is classified as take one of three states, with hurricanes being someone with himinto and levels he wants to further classified of destruction… “Come on Roger. Don’t be afraid. know if you would like to go.”- sustained winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or 1. Tropical Depression: We’ll just go in and have something to eat. I’m sure they’ll have some “I don’t know, Mom, you know

NOAA UPDATES 2020 HURRICANE FORECAST – 31% INCREASE Roger: Part 1 FROM MAY’S FORECAST less 2. Tropical Storm: - sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph (34-63 knots) Back home, Roger skips dinner and great food.” 3. Hurricane: - sustained winds of goes 74 mph (64 knots) or greater up to his room. He sits down at They’re stopped by a lady with in the western Pacific and cyclones in Hurricanes are called typhoons his computer and starts typing. a clipboard. looks thema half dozen of the other… the Indian She Ocean. Six at of one, suspiciously.

Dear Mr. Kelly:

Category 1 - 74-95 MPH | Category 2 - 96-110 MPH

I doubt you remember me, but “This is a private party. 3 - 111-130 MPH I| Category 4 - 131-155 was at your party, a MPH friend of InvitationCategory only.” Lenny’s. Thank you so much for “My name’s on the list, Lenny Category having 5 - 156-> us. It was exciting to be at Berner, and guest.”

USCGthat hurricane Andrew, Katrina and Dorian “Seems you are. aircraft The tentreported is winds over 200mph at various times of the storms… inhad the generated back.”

When looking at Cat-5s’, no one is saying that there is no difference between a storm that brings 160-mile-per-hour winds and one that A massive open reaches 190.door Theswings force of thetowinds goes up with the square of the anvelocity. ornate foyer alive with tanned, In layman’s terms, that means a hurricane with 200-mile-perwell-dressed people. No one looks hour winds has four times — not just double — the force of one with at them. They are spotted by a 100-mile-per-hour winds. rotund man with a great head of “Thank you.”

hair andYOU a bigREADY smile talking to a GLANCING BLOW? ARE FOR THE beautiful woman. Look, if a Category-4 or -5 gets up here like in 1938, there are no

levels of preparedness evacuation. A storm surge like Camille’s “Lenny, my man! I’m soexcept glad you made it. Honey, Lenny. He “south of the highway”, as real estate basically meansthis thatiseverything takes carelike of my at the studio. agents to sound classify choicest properties on Long Island, is gone I’dfor beallnothing him. And intents without and purposes. But what if the glancing blow like Ivan’s who is your in 2004 or,friend?” Earl, who came by earlier in 2012, came in head-on? How can youisbemy ready? “This cousin Roger, Mr. Kelly. He’s a big fan.”

BEFORE THE STORM ARRIVESyour beautiful home and seeing you “ of mine is a friend of mine. Have a family action plan – ifand you’re caught at family. school They or at youratwonderful Please comewho in. Have something work, do you call? Totograndmother’s house wewriting. go? are the reason I am eat.” 2. flash lights working? Canned goods and water supplies? Cash? Mr. Kelly, you are rich and They are radio? ushered to a lavish Portable famous and I hope you stay around banquet, the ARE most you foodgoing Roger 3. Where to move boat? Don’t even to THINK for the many years to come enjoy has ever and they spend the aboutseen, staying all of your life’s gifts. Please don’t afternoon eating. The pair sticks to themselves and are the first to leave.

take this the wrong way, but I’m

on her… (more on that next week!) 4. How about your prescription medicines? A first-aid kit is much in your life for so many. Now very worried about you. I’m sure WHERE…!? it is time to do the most important you know this, so I’m just going to thing for yourself. Get yourself fit come right out andSTORM say it: Please be DURING THE and goes live aout long, life. aI to lose Have the your radioweight or TVand on.get If power andlong youhealthy don’t have you.“to grandmother’s house physically Enlist your portablefit. radio, I’d get thefamily kids in thebeg carofand and friends to help—they would be we go…!” Sincerely, Your Biggest Admirer, delighted to be part of your new, 2. Propane tanks on your Shut them off, completely. Roger healthy life. Announce it on property? your 3. Turn refrigerator up all the way and don’t open the door idly. radio show,the give us daily reports. Please it Tom Kat, be an 4. Fill the bath tub with water. HowP.S. about thedobig spaghetti pot? example that it can be done. Be our Anything that can hold water and keep it clean. inspiration.

5. If ordered to evacuate, do so. Immediately. And tell someone A week later, another letter where you are going. follows: 6. When evacuating, don’t drive across flowing water. 2’ of flowing water can carry your car away. Yes. Only of Kelly: moving water. Turn Dear2’ Mr. around and go another way. There is no other way – call 911 or the I was blown away listening to US Coast Guard. your show today. You’re going to

do it! What courage, what honesty AFTER THE STORM in sharing your goal andthe your fears 1. If you’ve been ordered to evacuate, don’t go back until area is with the world. One hundred and declared safe. fifty pounds—it will melt away 2. If you see someone that needs rescuing, unless the threat of loss of like butter! Thanks so much for life is imminent, call 9-1-1. mentioning me. That I can be an 3. See standing water? Do you know if any power cables lie in you it? is inspiration to someone like 4. Never use candles and other open flames indoors.everKeep the something I couldn’t imagine. flashlight at your side… Your family is on board too. They will get you there, Tom Kat. Their

it asowakeeasy. This is by no means an exhaustivelove list. for Butyou Earlwill justmake sent us Theyprepping must beyour so proud; There is noAnd shame inweek, it. We we’ll are here up call. next talk about boat. and I’m for you and I hope you will be here for us as we struggle.

so proud too. I’ll be your biggest cheerleader.

BTW, if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me see how your family looks at direct Sincerely, atI or go to the D1SR Human Resources you so lovingly. the world department, whoYou areare in charge of new members Rogermatters, at DSO-HR and we towill them. Can“get you imagine how help you in this thing…” their lives would be if you were no longer around? You’ve done so

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HURRICANE II – the THE BOAT Don’tPREP, FallPART over Estate

with a “spider web of lines”, you can create a fighting chance that your beauty will ride out the storm. (images courtesy of BoatUS)

you can (now!), be sure that the cleats on the boat and on the dock are through-bolted with a backing plate. If not, they will become highspeed guided missiles as they fly out of their bedding under strain. And the boat will be free… No garden hose? Improvise. Leather straps. Rags. Anything helps, just some things help more than others.

Tax Cliff

CUT YOUR WINDAGE Do whatever you can to lower the boat’s profile to the wind. Take down the bimini cover and lash it. If you can’t, open the windows. Take down the antennas. Even that little bit of additional windage can Last week, we wrote about the tip the balance. A sailboat? I know I don’t need to say that you must including charitable giving in bequests in your Will or Trust occur only if the excess going be due at the time of death. For In example, York Despite the increasingly more dangerous season ahead. additionato New the forecast stow all the sails, even the furled ones, below or ashore. If the boat has charities is less than the New resident dies in January large about Federal update, it was largely what you and your family should do2021, (like your estate plan. You can reduce of the value in excess of the New todorades Additionally, a surviving or cowls, seal them. Wind – or wind-driven water – getting York estate tax that would be spouse cannot utilize a leaving a taxable estateabout of Tax through never stay on theEstate boat nor drive running water.) What below at high speed can’t be good. Duct tape… And take in all the due if the gifts were not made. $5,930,000. No federal or New x c l u of s iheavy o n weather. the boat? Tis thee season This column is about that. deceased spouse’s electronics and seal the boat’s electrical leads with tape. unused NYS amount ($11.7 million for a York estate tax is due. However, You may also want to exemption, as can be done with LET ME SAY IT AGAIN… FENDERS AND FENDER BOARDS single person and $23.4 million if the estate was valued at 105% consider lifetime gifts to move the federal exemption using staycouple), on the New boat.York I know.ofThere are old timers thatwhich swear Yes. As many as possible, put them out. I always suggest that they the exemption amount for aNever married assets out of your estate. Any the Portability Election. New by it. estate “I’ve saved my boat every others were lost.” With be secured to the boat, rather than the dock. If the boat does break is when $6,226,500 (exceeding the State’s tax exemption for time What is common to all these configurations is lots of lines and long individual may make lifetime York State does not recognize absolute certainty, it isThe simply the winds – andby seas – never free, at least she is taking some of her protection with her. exemption amount $296,500) 2021 is $5.93 million. Newbecause expanses of them. In three of them, you can also see that multiple gifts up to the federal gift portability. However, the exceeded the operational capacity of the engines. But when they York estate tax rate ranges from the New York estate tax due is anchors are used as well. The longer lines are there to address the tidal tax IN SUMMARY exemption amount of spouse’s NYS exemption can willHowever, be lost with boat. $538,992. The boat isThe justestate money. are paysYou estate 5%do,toyou 16%. youthe need surge. The additional lines are there for back-up. Losing one line to $11,700,000 Make a check – now. If yoube needcaptured one, email me below and I with a properly beforelistany federal someone. If you care about the people who care about you, read on to be aware of the dreaded New tax on the entire $6,226,500. stress doesn’t completely undo everything you’ve done. will tax send is youowed. one. DoHowever, you want a copy of the BoatUS guide for boat drafted Will or Trust. gift – and leave the boat behind while you take your loved ones to high The heirs of the decedent’s York estate tax “cliff.” marina Email me below and I’ll send that too. And alland gifts madeowners? by a New York CHAFE GUARDS ground. It is important to be mindful estate would be in a better rememberwithin these words: a three-year of the New York’s steep estate In New York, estates Without doubt, you will need chafe guards of some kind since the decedent financial position if the estate THE SPIDER WEB OF LINES “The time for taking all measures for a ship’s safety is while still able before death is included exceeding 105% of the New storm will put extreme stresses on the lines where they are wrapped period tax cliff and plan accordingly was valued at only $5,930,000 you can’t the boat out do so. Nothing is more dangerous than for a seaman to be grudging value of the estate for with YorkIf estate taxget exemption areof the water and on to “the hard”, then around the cleats and chocks. Your ground tackle too will need intothe an experienced estate (heirs receive $5,930,000), you are compelled to protect her in her natural element – the water. in taking of precautions lest New they turn out to have been unnecessary. calculating subject to a cliff. This means that additional chafe protection. Think of the storm as putting a summer’s purposes planning attorney. rather than $6,226,500 (heirs But the sea presents forces magnified beyond the speed of the wind Safety at seatax. foraIfthousand years has depended on exactly the opposite estate the decedent estates larger $6,226,500 will worth of stress on your lines – for every hour of ‘blow.’ If you go York receive $5,687,508). – it is absolutely the momentum of the wind-driven seas and the tidal surge. philosophy.” the three-year period, - Kera Reed, Esq. and Nancy receive no exemption through a set of lines every two summers, they will never withstand outlives TheNew stormYork tideestate is added to and the astronomical when those —Admiral Chester W.are Nimitz his or her beneficiaries in Burner, Esq. If your tides. estate And is hovering at or from taxes a half-day of a serious ‘blow.’ And that is assuming that they are new. impact of the cliff by York exemption. The bequests waves hit something solid, they generate force dozens of times more the harsh the entire value of the estate is above the New York exemption, What to use? The universal winner-take-all is old garden hose. a much better position because conditional charitable are structured so that they powerful thanYork windestate of the tax. same speed. a storm surge making BTW,York if you are interested in being part of USCG Forces, email me estate tax would youSandy maygenerated want to consider subject to New Lay the line through a length of hose and lay that through the chock no New of 14 feet. Andrew generated a storm tide of 17 feet. Camille in 1969? at or go direct to the D1SR Human Resources or along the toe rail where your line crosses the gunwale on its way to 24 feet. Dorian made the Bahamas look like Hiroshima… department, who are in charge of new members matters, at DSO-HR and we a cleat on the dock. In a pinch, duct tape (a TON of it) works really While nothing will save the boat from that, the A Svast K majority N A N C Yof • Pwell. H O NE : it( 6is3more 1) 9pliable 41-3than 4 3 garden 4 • Ehose. M A ILFor : INF O @ B U R NEwill R Lhelp AW. O Min this thing…” youC“get And the aficionados, storm-driven tidal surges are significant but really fractions of that. So, they will hate it because it looks like hell – but it works. BTW, while

What is meant by the New York State Estate Tax Cliff?

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Veterans Peer To Peer Program

VETERANS WAY BY REV. FREDERICK MILLER. PH.D. Back when we were in the military we referred to our fellow troops as brothers or sisters. Those in combat the close relationship got even closer, as your life depended on your brother next to you and his life depended on you. We were strongly taught by the military how important it was to work together. Our basic trust in others was limited to our brothers and the chaplains. We need to bring back that brotherhood now as veterans. Our brothers and sisters are committing suicide at a rate greater that the 20 to 22 a day as previously reported. Because the COVID 19 virus has forced many to remain home isolated, this has increased the depression and other mental stress. As a result of the virus most of us feel some depression. So let’s get together in peer support

for our brothers and sisters. When we talk about peer to peer working together there is a great story in the Bible demonstrating peer to peer, and I like to use a small demonstration to prove it works. In the Bible, Exodus 17:8-13 a war between Amalek and Israel was starting and Moses stated, “Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him and fought with Amalek. And Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; but when he let down his hand Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands became heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on each side; and

his hands were steady. So Joshus defeated Amalek. The demonstration requires four people. One

standing holds a glass of water straight out in front

of him. The longer he holds the glass the heavier it gets, so his two peers arrive with a chair for him to sit on.

Now he is comfortable and

his hand is lower where the peers can support it at their waist level easy. Then the clergy comes along and takes the glass (weight) away from him. With stress it gets stronger (heavier like the glass of water), the longer it is held in. So as a peer our first job is to make our subject comfortable where we can help him better. So try to sit him down in a church or synagogue, where else that he feels comfortable in, and comfort him until the clergy can step in and help. Most of the suicides are Moral Injury where they feel they broke their moral code or beliefs and no longer have a right to exist. Even if God forgives them, they cannot forgive themselves. We have all gone through the stage of being forgiven for something we’ve done, or

didn’t do, but still feel bad and guilty about it. So please let’s get out as peers, helping our brother and sister veterans who really need our help and bring that suicide number way down. If it’s PTSD our comrade is suffering from take him for medical help at a VA hospital. Help is available to you by calling the local VA hospital in Northport, (631) 261-4400 or Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, press 1 to talk to a veteran or have a confidential chat at >< or text to 838255. If you have any question relating to veteran problems please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to answer it. Contact us at >< Rev. Frederick Miller, Ph.D.


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OF MEN & ANGELS BY DOMINICK FORTE Before George Washington became the first President of the United States, he was a General during the American Revolution. In the middle of a brutal winter at Valley Forge, Washington received a most mysterious visitor. An angel came to him and showed him three visions. The following is an account Washington gave to his aide, Lance Corporal Thomas Collard. “This afternoon as I was sitting at a table preparing a dispatch. Looking up I beheld before me a hooded, eerie apparition. I had left strict orders not to be disturbed. I demanded an explanation from the intruder but all I got was dead silence. Strange sensations spread throughout my being. I tried to stand but was paralyzed by the riveted gaze of the hooded sprite. A glowing sensation took possession of me. Gradually my surroundings oppressed me and fear permeated the atmosphere. Everything about me became airier and, yet, more distinct. I was totally immobilized save a violent trembling over which I had no control. I now began to feel as one dying or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany oncoming death. I did not think, I did not reason. I did not move; I could not. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at the winged apparition. Finally, in a bellowing baritone voice it spoke: “Son of the Republic, look and learn.” My visitor extended his arm eastwardly. I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated and before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the lands of the world—Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn.’ At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being hovering between Europe and America. Scooping water out of the ocean in the hallow of each hand, he sprinkled some

upon America with his right hand and on Europe with his left. Immediately clouds arose from the two continents and joined together above the Atlantic. It then moved slowly westward until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Lightning flashed through it intermittently and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people. A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean in whose heaving billows it sank from sight. A third time I heard the words, ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn.’ I focused my attention upon America and saw villages and towns springing up. The whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was spotted with them.

gleamed a dark red light focused on an endless array of troops within the cloud. They marched over the land and sailed over the sea to America. Our country was engulfed by the voluminous, leaden cloud and these invading troops devastated the entire country, burning to the ground the toddler villages, towns, and municipalities. I heard cannons thunder and swords clashing. And millions of voices in mortal combat yelling frantically in unison. And the voice repeated: ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn.”

The General Receives a Visitor heavens attended by legions of Powers. These celestial troops joined with the Americans who immediately closed ranks and fought valiantly. ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn.’ For the last time the shadowy angel sprinkled water from the Atlantic Ocean over America. Miraculously, the dark cloud rolled back. In its wake were left jubilant victorious patriots. The villages, towns, and cities, sprung up again under the aegis of Michael the Archangel who bellowed in a victorious

Again, I heard the voice. ‘Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh, look and learn.’ At this the dark, shadowy angel turned his hooded face southward, and from Africa I saw an ominous specter approach our land. It flitted over every town and city. The inhabitants clad themselves in military garb and took up arms one against each other, brother against brother. As I continued, I saw a luminous angel with a crown of light resting upon its brow. On it was etched the word ‘UNION.” He removed it from his head and placed it in the center of the divided nation and said ‘Remember, ye are Brethren.’ Instantly, the waring sides stripped themselves of their weapons and embraced each other united under the Stars and Stripes. And again, the voice: ‘Son of the Republic, look and learn.” The dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to its mouth and rendered three distinct blasts. It sprinkled ocean water on Europe, Asia, and Africa. From each of these rose a dense, black cloud all of which gravitated to each and became one. Throughout this mass there

great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the entire world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land, and the Union. With these words the apparition left me, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress, and destiny of these United States.” This is the winter of our discontent. A new President vows an America United while his party impeaches an unpopular outgoing President with eight days left to his term of office. Plans are made to remove him from office even after he is no longer in office. The street violence continues with mercenary insurrectionists occupying and burning our cities. They are sacking, pillaging, and plundering our streets to the left of us. Rioters are storming our nation’s capital to the right. The majority class is stuck in the middle. During this chaotic upheaval, politicians offer solutions such as defunding the police and sending psychologists and social workers to hot spots to quell the street violence. Peace officers’ efforts to keep the peace are impeded.

Again, the dark, ominous angel raised the silver instrument to his lips and bellowed a long frightful blast which pierced the universe. Instantly, a ray of intense luminance shown down like a flaming spear, shattering the dark cloud into billions of shimmering pieces laden over the land. At that moment Michael, wearing a crown with the emblazoned word UNION, brandishing the Michael Sword in his right hand, and the waving the American flag in his left descended from the

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voice, ‘While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall this Union last.’ Taking from his brow the emblazoned crown he placed it over the National Standard while the people kneeling chanted, ‘Amen!’ The scene instantly began to dissolve and I saw nothing but the rising curling vapor I first experienced. Before me was the cowled angelic being. He lifted his hood, smiled radiantly, and proclaimed, ‘Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted: Three

The plagues are upon us. Famine threatens those who have lost their jobs due to the germ warfare which has been unleashed from across the Pacific. Families must choose between food for their kids and heat for their homes. Those who wallow helplessly in poverty don’t even have homes; they must cast their fate to the icy winds. They place their hope in the promises of bureaucratic bearers of falsehood, the false prophets. Nature runs rampant as we lose the fight of man versus nature. Earthquakes, tsunamis, deadly blizzards, and raging wildfires become all too commonplace. Are we to abandon all hope? In times like these hope in the

providence of God is our only refuge. But, keep the faith; there will be a change. During our human history the presence of archangels is a signal that great change is imminent. Today the Archangels are among us. They will lead the fight against evil. They will make their presence known when it is to their strategic advantage. Make no mistake about it. The Archangels are waiting for the optimum time to appear in all their power and might to lead the righteous in the unending war of good versus evil. And, make no mistake about it, good will triumph over evil. The forces of good will be commanded by Michael the Archangel. Michael is God’s foremost servant in heaven and his role is clear from episodes in which God sends him down among us to act on His behalf. His singular elite status in Heaven affords him great domain. The Book of Revelation tells that at the climactic battle of Armageddon Michael will spearhead the final battle of good versus evil. He will lead God’s army against the troops of the Prince of Darkness. At the pinnacle of this great battle, Michael will descend from the highest point in Heaven holding the key to the abyss and swirling a great chain. He will engage Satan and bind him tightly with the chain and cast him into the abyss. He will hurl the Devil, the source of all evil, and his demonic followers into hell and lock the gates. Order and tranquility will be restored and God’s kingdom will prevail. Good will ultimately triumph over evil. It can be no other way. God will rule and the righteous will enjoy an eternal peace and a lasting prosperity. The unrest we now experience is temporary. It will be eradicated and serenity will prevail forever. God and his Heavenly Hosts will maintain a lasting peace. God is merely biding his time. And His time is upon us.

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OBITUARY Gregory James Dutcher Sr. August 20, 1955- December 24, 2020 Gregory James Dutcher Sr 65, from Moriches and Riverhead area passed away on Dec 24, 2020 at his home in Pittsboro , NC with his children by his side. Greg is survived by his children Arianne Ney (Paul),Rhiannon Taylor (Justin ), and Gregory Jr. (Jessica) his beloved friends, Pamela Dutcher and Brian Downs, his beautiful grandchildren, Ashlee, Skylar, Allexis, Krystal, Allyssa, Joshua, Anabelle, and Noah, his great-grandchildren, Caroline, Harmony, Lucas, and Hunter and his adoring siblings Dale Wedell (John), Dawn Doskoez(Stan), Denise Garrant (Tim), Jimmy (Terry), Scott (Ralph), and by his super cute pup, Woodstock. He was preceded in death by his parents James Welsh Dutcher and Carmela Brienza. Gregory was born August 20, 1955 in Patchogue, NY. In 1974, he joined the Army National Guard and toured in Germany where he graduated high school. He became an E5 Sergeant and later he moved to the Army Reserves 1st Battalion 69th Infantry in 1978. He was then honorably discharged after 20+ years of service. “Dutch” as many called him, volunteered as an EMT in Riverhead, NY for many years and he lovingly dedicated a lot of his time to aiding Veterans. He worked with Maryhaven to make sure that the less fortunate would always have what they needed. From October to April, you would see him picking up the homeless in the cold months and bringing them to shelters on Long Island. Helping people always brought him such joy. He adored his family and he would always find ways to have fun and make someone smile. He was the most loyal friend, dedicated father and hands-on grandfather that anyone could ask for. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone, especially his family. We will all miss his infectious smiles, his hardy laugh, his sound advice, his no-nonsense attitude and his joyous nature. He had the biggest and strongest heart in the universe and he will be missed, dearly, by us all. Greg was laid to rest in Pittsboro North Carolina near his children. A Memorial Service will be held in the Spring due to COVID.

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Casey Stengel after becoming manager of the Mets famously declared: “Can’t anybody here play this game?” This was 1962 and the Mets’ were on their way to losing 120 games out of 162 that season. Indeed, Jimmy Breslin wrote a book titled, “Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game? The Improbable Saga of the New York Mets’ First Year.” In its introduction, Bill Veeck, the owner of several major league baseball teams, said the book would be “preserving for all time a remarkable tale of ineptitude, mediocrity, and abject failure.” PSEG Long Island is being lambasted for its performance in the Tropical Storm Isaias saga of this month. Some 420,000 customers lost electric power. And it took two weeks for full restoration! Investigations are now underway including probes by the New York State attorney general, the Department of Public Service and the State Legislature. There is no question that the communications system of PSEG LI broke down. Many people couldn’t get through to the utility to find out what was happening. Still, for an electric utility to deal with the outages caused by a very severe storm hitting

Long Island—that is a “game” no utility can “play” and win. Long Island is the most populous island in the United States. And it is heavily treed. A large storm hitting Long Island with its near dependence on transmitting electricity through lines on poles will mean outages. A huge storm—and with climate change we need to expect more frequent and more very severe storms—means widescale outages. The solution: underground electric lines. I wrote a book back in 1985 when the Long Island Lighting Company was the utility here with on its cover a photo of a LILCO pole with the pole and its lines tilted at a 45-degree angle after Hurricane Gloria hit that year. (The book, Power Crazy, was about LILCO’s proposed Shoreham nuclear power plant and its scheme to build seven to 11 nuclear plants on Long Island.) The book starts with Hurricane Gloria and a LILCO electric outage that caused 700,000 customers to lose electricity, most for more than a week. But service to 96 percent of telephone customers on Long Island was not interrupted, I noted on Page 1. I quoted New York Telephone spokesperson Bruce W. Reisman telling me how the

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UNDERGROUNDING 2020 company “began placing cable underground wherever feasible in the early 1970s…Cost studies clearly indicated to us that it would simply be less costly for us over the long term to place much of our telephone cables underground. It is generally less expensive to maintain a telephone plant when it is underground. This is because underground facilities are less likely to be damaged by falling trees or branches, high winds, ice storms, etc…The majority of our telephone cables on Long Island (69 percent) is now underground. This appears to have benefitted us during Hurricane Gloria. Despite the hurricane, we were able to maintain telephone service for about 96 percent of our more than one million Long Island customers.” LILCO was replaced by the Long Island Power Authority that initially had its electric service run by KeySpan which was taken over by National Grid—and then Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012. National Grid was blasted for the outages Sandy caused. Governor Andrew Cuomo arranged for National Grid to be replaced by PSEG. In 2012, writing this column about the need for undergrounding, I quoted then Suffolk Legislator Jay Schneiderman (now

Southampton Town supervisor) saying that on Long Island there should be “undergrounding piece-by-piece—especially in areas which, historically, overhead lines haven’t made it in storms.” Nationally, the call for undergrounding has increased. Last year, an article on T&D World, a website for utilities, was headlined: “It’s Time for Utilities to Reconsider Undergrounding Power Lines.” It stated that “climate change is unquestionably generating intense, costly storms…a hard fact that utilities must confront.” It said “most utilities opt not to bury power lines due to cost. But leaving so much of our power infrastructure exposed to environmental assault may not be worth the short-term cost savings.” Undergrounding electric lines is more expensive than stringing lines on poles. But we must consider the huge costs of post-hurricane, post-storm electric restorations—happening over and over again. We must fully recognize, too, the terrible hardships these extended outages cause people. With lines underground the vital “game” of preserving electric service can be won.

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SUMMONS AND NOTICE Supreme Court of New York, SUFFOLK County. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BLUEWATER INVESTMENT TRUST 2017-1, Plaintiff, -againstROBERT J. HAUPTMAN; “JOHN DOE” and “JANE DOE” said names being fictitious, it being the intention of Plaintiff to designate any and all occupants of the premises to be foreclosed herein, Index No. 609086/2020 Mortgaged Premises: 30 Wauwepex Trail, Ridge, New York 11961 Section: 24 Block: 2 Lot: 8 To The Above Named Defendant(s): YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days of the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after service of the same is complete where service is made in any manner other than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may answer or appear within sixty (60) days of service. If you fail to appear or to answer within the aforementioned time frame, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECTIVE of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a Mortgage to secure $222,600.03 and interest, recorded in the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office on June 9, 2006 in Book M00021315, Page 197, covering the premises known as 30 Wauwepex Trail, Ridge, New York 11961.The relief sought herein is a final judgment directing sale of the

premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the mortgage described above. Plaintiff designates Suffolk County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises is located. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF ( M O R T G A G E COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. FRIEDMAN VARTOLO, LLP 85 Broad Street, Suite 501, New York, New York 10004, Phone: 212471-5100 Attorneys for Plaintiff. L13081 – 1/6/2021, 1/13/2021, 1/20/2021 & 1/27/2021

Notice of formation of Le-Jewelry LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 11/30/2020. Office located in Suffolk County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLL to Le-Jewelry LLC or Lucia Jennaco at 129 Bailey Ct, Middle Island, 11953. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

L13089 – 1/6/2021, 1/13/2021, 1/20/2021, 1/27/2021, 2/3/2021 & 2/10/2021 Notice of formation of A.F. Cleaning LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 12/23/2020. Office located in Suffolk County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLL to A.F. Cleaning LLC at 129 Overlook Drive, Mastic, NY 11950. Purpose: any lawful purpose. L13099 – 1/13/2021, 1/20/2021, 1/27/2021, 2/3/2021, 2/10/2021 & 2/17/2021 Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court Notice to Cited Parties To Whom it may concern: You have been served with a citation for a matter that is on the Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court calendar. Please be advised the Unified Court System has established “Virtual Chambers” in order to continue to serve the public and court users, while maintaining safe protocols by limiting personal interaction and potential COVID-19 exposures. All interactions involving the Court shall be conducted by electronic means and by mail unless extenuating circumstances are present. The accompanying citation has a return date listed on it. If you do not object to the relief requested, you do not need to contact the Court. If you object to the relief requested on the citation, please file verified objections, with the appropriate filing fee, or respond to the Court in writing of such intent so that the Court receives your verified objections or response on or before the date listed on the citation. If unrepresented, you may

file objections with the appropriate filing fee, or respond indicating such intent in writing by mail to the address listed above or using New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF). Attorney must file objections, with the appropriate filing fee, or a statement of their client’s intention to object using New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF). If the Court does not receive verified objections, with the appropriate filing fee, or a written response indicating an intention to file objections, from you or your attorney by the date listed on the citation, it will be presumed that you do not object to the Court granting the relief requested in this manner. Upon timely informing the Court that you intend to oppose the requested relief, the Court will issue an order with a date by which written verified objections in the form required by law, with the appropriate filing fee, and affidavit of service by mail must be file with the Court. If you have questions regarding the procedure for responding to this citation, you may contact the Court; however, the Court is prohibited from providing you with legal advice and may only provide procedural information. If you have questions regarding the specific proceeding you are being cited for, you may contact the attorney listed at the bottom of the citation. PROBATE CITATION, FILE NO.: 2020-1962 SURROGATES COURT SUFFOLK COUNTY CITATION TO: JETSON REMBERT, ROBERT REMBERT A petition having been duly filed by DEBRA POWELL, who is domiciled at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Mastic Beach NY 11951. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before

the Surrogate’s Court of Suffolk County at 320 Center Drive, Riverhead NY on April 6, 2021 why a decree should not be made in the estate of MIRIAM RMEBERT A/K/A MIRIAM ANNE TAMIKO REMBERT lately domiciled at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Mastic Beach NY 11951, admitting to probate a Will dated September 18, 2018, directing that Letters Testamentary issue to Debra Powell. Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have the right to have an attorney appear for you. This is a virtual court appearance. No in-person appearance is required or permitted. If you oppose the Court granting the relief requested on this citation, you must file verified objections using New York State Courts Electronic Filing (NYSCEF), except that unrepresented parties may file verified objections, with the appropriate filing fee, or respond indicating such intent by mail provided that the Court receives the verified objections or response on or before the date listed above. Failure to do so will result in an assumption that you do not object to the Court granting the relief in this matter and no further notice will be given to you. SURROGATE’S COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK ----------------------------------X Index No.: 20201962 P R O B A T E PROCEEDING, WILL OF MIRIAM REMBERT A/K/A MIRIAM ANNE TAMIKO REMBERT ----------------------------------X NOTICE OF

COMMENCEMENT OF PROCEEDING SUBJECT TO MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the proceeding captioned above has been commenced as an electronically filed proceeding in the New York State Courts Electronic Filing System (“NYSCEF”) as required by CPLR § 2111 and Uniform Rule § 207.4-aa (mandatory electronic filing). This notice is being served as required by that rule. NYSCEF is designed for the electronic filing of documents with the court and for the electronic service of those documents, court documents, and court notices upon counsel and unrepresented litigants who have consented to electronic filing. Electronic filing offers significant benefits for attorneys and litigants, permitting papers to be filed with the court and served on other parties simply, conveniently, and quickly. NYSCEF case documents are filed with the court by filing on the NYSCEF Website, which can be done at any time of the day or night on any day of the week. The documents are served automatically on all consenting e-filers as soon as the document is uploaded to the website, which sends out an immediate email notification of the filing. The NYSCEF System charges no fees for filing, serving, or viewing the electronic case record, nor does it charge any fees to print any filed documents. Normal filing fees must be paid, but this can be done on-line. Parties represented by an attorney: Counsel for parties served with this notice must either: 1) immediately record their representation within the e-filed proceeding on the NYSCEF site; or 2) file the Notice of Opt-Out form with the clerk of the court where this proceeding is


pending. Exemptions from mandatory e-filing are limited to attorneys who certify in good faith that they lack the computer hardware and/or scanner and/or internet connection or that they lack (along with all employees subject to their direction) the operational knowledge to comply with e-filing requirements. [Section 207.4-aa(e)] Parties not represented by an attorney: Unrepresented litigants are exempt from e-filing. They can serve and file documents in paper form and must be served with documents in paper form. However, an unrepresented litigant may participate in e-filing. For information on how to participate in e-filing, unrepresented litigants should contact the appropriate clerk in the court where the proceeding was filed or visit www.nycourts. gov/efileunrepresented. Unrepresented litigants also are encouraged to visit www.nycourthelp. gov or contact the Help Center in the court where the proceeding was filed. An unrepresented litigant who consents to e-filing may cease participation at any time. However, the other parties may continue to e-file their court documents in the proceeding. Dated: 01/14/2021 Name: David J. Lorber, Esq. Firm Name: David J. Lorber & Associates, PLLC Phone: (631)-750-0900 E-Mail: To: Robert Rembert, Jetson Rembert L13109 – 1/20/2021, 1/27/2021, 2/3/2021 & 2/10/2021 NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT. NASSAU COUNTY. L&L ASSOCIATES HOLDING CORP., Pltf. vs. GABOR ADLER, et al, Defts. Index #610354/2019. Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure

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and sale entered Nov. 18, 2020, I will sell at public auction on March 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm. on the North Side steps of the Nassau Supreme Court, 100 Supreme Court Drive, Mineola, NY prem. k/a District 15, Section 40, Block 205, Lot 1. Sold subject to terms and conditions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Foreclosure auction will be held “Rain or Shine.” If proper social distancing cannot be maintained or there are other health or safety concerns, then the Court Appointed Referee will cancel the Foreclosure Auction. JOHN G. KENNEDY, Referee. LEVY & LEVY, Attys. for Pltf., 12 Tulip Dr., Great Neck, NY. #98720 L13116 – 1/27/2021, 2/3/2021, 2/10/2021 & 2/17/2021 NOTICE TO PROPOSERS

The Board of Education of Longwood Central School District (pursuant to N.Y.S. Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law, Article 15-A and Article 17-B of the NYS Executive Law) Invites and Encourages All Proposers including N.Y.S. Certified Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) to submit sealed Proposals for: RFQ #002-21 Sharpening Service RFQ #003-21 Piano Tuning

Equipment Bid 21-15 Sheet Music, Method Books & Supplies Bid 21-16 Musical Instruments for Student Use Bid 21-17 Technology LONGWOOD CENTRAL Educational Supplies, SCHOOL DISTRICT Equipment & Lumber

Purchasing: click on link for Bids. • Follow directions to register and download document. • Questions must be submitted in writing to the following e-mail: PurchasingGroup@

1:00 pm, February 17, 2021

The Town of Brookhaven reserves the right to reject and declare invalid any or all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposals received, all in the best interests of the Town.

opened. Specifications and forms may be obtained at the aforementioned office. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any proposal or to accept part of any proposal.

Dated: January 27, 2021 L13117 – 1/27/2021 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the following will be received by the Purchasing Agent of the Longwood Central School District at the District Office, located at 35 Yaphank Middle Island Rd., Middle Island, New York 11953 No Later Than 1:00 PM prevailing time on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, bid proposals cannot be delivered nor accepted in person at the Longwood CSD District Office. Bidders are strongly advised against using any service other than United States Postal Service for delivery given the limited staff available to accept deliveries. District mail is being held at the post office and will be checked at the bid deadline for last minute submissions. The bid opening shall take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 beginning @ 1:00 PM and will be recorded in order to ensure the integrity of the open bid process. The video recording will be made available to the public by request to the Purchasing Agent. ALL BID PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SENT VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE TO: LONGWOOD CSD PURCHASING DEPT. 35 YAPHANK MIDDLE ISLAND RD, MIDDLE ISLAND , NY 11953

Proposals will be received until: 1:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021 at the Longwood Central School District, Purchasing Department, Central Administrative Building, 35 Yaphank Middle Island Road, Middle Island, NY 11953-2369 at which time Bid 21-14 Library and place all RFP’s will be School Supplies

The Board of Education (pursuant to N.Y.S. Section 103 of Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law, Article 15-A and Article 17-B of the NYS Executive Law) Invites and Encourages all proposers including NYS Certified Minority and Women Owned Businesses (MWBE) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) to submit sealed bids. Longwood Central School District reserves the right to reject any bid or to accept part of any bid or declare invalid any or all bids. Dated: January 27, 2021 L13118 – 1/27/2021 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Bids will be received and publicly opened and read aloud in the Town of Brookhaven Purchasing Division located at the Brookhaven Town Office Complex, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York, 11738, 3rd Floor, for the following project on the date as indicated at 11:00 am: DATE: February 18, 2021 BID #21005 SANDSPIT MARINA BULKHEAD REPLACEMENT Specifications for the above-referenced bid will be available beginning January 28, 2021.

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The Town of Brookhaven welcomes and encourages minority and womenowned businesses and HUD Section 3 businesses to participate in the bidding process. Town of Brookhaven Purchasing Division Kathleen C. Koppenhoefer, Deputy Commissioner (631) 451-6252 L13119 – 1/27/2021 TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF SUFFOLK DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY I, Edward P. Romaine, Supervisor of the Town of Brookhaven, pursuant to Article 2-B Section 24 of the New York State Executive law, hereby certify as follows: WHEREAS, on January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; WHEREAS, on January 31, 2020, United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; WHEREAS, cases of transmission of COVID-19

have been documented in the Town of Brookhaven and more are expected to continue; and WHEREAS, the Town of Brookhaven is addressing the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of its residents and visitors. WHEREAS, the State of New York by Executive Order No. 202 dated March 7, 2020, has addressed the transmission of the cases of COVID-19. 1. The Executive Order dated June 30, 2020, extended and/or amended on July 10, 2020, July 17, 2020, July 21, 2020, July 31, 2020, August 5, 2020, August 17, 2020 and August 25, 2020, September 2, 2020,

September 17, 2020, September 30, 2020, October 13, 2020, October 26, 2020, November 2, 2020, November 23, 2020, November 25, 2020, December 2, 2020, December 7, 2020, December 23, 2020 and December 30, 2020, January 7, 2021 and January 15, 2021, are hereby extended and provision ”z” is modified as follows: z. The 2020 Tow Truck Roster is hereby extended to February 28, 2021 and a vendor from Mount Sinai, New York is hereby added to said Roster. 2. The Executive Orders regarding drivein establishments and

outdoor eateries dated June 11, 2020, extended and/or amended on July 10, 2020, July 17, 2020, July 21, 2020, July 31, 2020, August 5, 2020, August 17, 2020, August 25,2020, September 2, 2020, September 17, 2020 , September 30, 2020, October 13, 2020, October 26, 2020, November 2, 2020, November 23, 2020, November 25, 2020, December 2, 2020, December 7, 2020, December 23, 2020, December 30, 2020, January 7, 2021 and January 15, 2021 are hereby extended. 3. It shall remain in effect for 5 days unless it is terminated at an earlier date, with the authority

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Sections 264 and 265 of Town Law, a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven at the Town Board Auditorium located at One Independence Hill, Second Floor, Farmingville, New York, or a virtual public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven, and streamed live over the internet at, on February 11, 2021, at 5:30 P.M., to consider an application known as Peconic Environmental Services Corp., for a Town Board Special Permit for Transfer Station and Town Board Waivers of Special Permit Criteria on property located on the North side of Peconic Avenue, East of Buffalo Avenue in Medford, New York, further identified by SCTM No. 0200-73600-0200-008003. In the event that this is a virtual public hearing, anyone interested in commenting on the proposal may communicate with the Town Board during this time via “chat” or “Q&A” function at A more detailed diagram of the subject property shall be made available virtually at Town-Notices. At said public hearing, any persons interested shall be given the opportunity to be heard.

Dated: December 3, 2020 Farmingville, New York


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