Helen Stella Dombroski

02/28/2011 4:38 PM |

Former Riverhead resident Helen Stella (Lescenski) Dombroski of New Port Richey, Fla., died Feb. 21.

Born in Riverhead to immigrants from Poland, she married Joseph Dombroski on May 3, 1941, at St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead, and worked for Hazeltine Corporation, a local manufacturing company, until her retirement.

According to family, she was a dedicated wife and mother, and loved dancing and playing golf with her husband and friends.

Ms. Dombroski was predeceased by her husband in 2000, and is survived by her daughters Sandra, of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Donna, of Boston, Mass., and Long Boat Key, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visiting hours were held Feb. 25 at Mclaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A Mass was celebrated Feb. 26 at St. Isidore R.C. Church, followed by interment at the church cemetery.

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  • Even worse… there’s a storm water tunnel at our beach that is collapsing and sink holes big enough to lose an elephant! Kids play in the area during the summer. Kids, like curious puppies go into places like that to “explore!”

    If you look around, you will find many areas of “collapsing infrastructure throughout our town.” The stewardship negligence needs to be addressed! This is a national problem. No long ago, bridges collapsed in Mineapolis / St Paul, many were killed. We read about dams that breach and flood entire towns.

    Many of us lived through the era of “Love Canal” in upstate NY.

    Is it different here?

    Let’s see… our roadways are deteriorated, our mass transit system a shambles, Grumman plumes threaten us, a landfill leaching, fumes closing schools, beaches sliding into the Sound and ocean, storm water depositing street garbage on our beaches. Power line transmission systems that have excessive failures with every storm, and even school systems still, decades after identifying the issues “still working on asbestos remediation!”

    And we allow our elected officials to fill our dreams with so called embelishments? Come on! That’s like putting in an in ground pool for pleasure while you stare at the sky from your bedroom as you go to sleep because your roof blew away in a storm… and the pool became the first priority!

  • I don’t know what this means because I’m not high.

  • I’d like to hear the reasoning behind this alleged study that says sidewalks aren’t needed.

    Are they not needed because a couple of feet of grass are worth more than pedestrian safety?

    Are they not needed because people shouldn’t be walking?

    Are they not needed because all the illegal apartments on King Road need parking spots?

    I’d really like to know who was on this “study committee” and what their reasoning is.

    People like Joan Sele and Jane Bonner have a complete lack of vision when it comes to the big picture. And now we have to live with their mistakes.

  • Have the study FOILED, It’s a public document., and then read it at the next civic meeting.

  • Save the rock wall

    F the kids.

    Hell awaits.

  • The following is copied from the FOILED DOCUMENT on file with Brookhaven Town Hall:

    Rocky Point Sidewalk Studies:
    Harding St, Odin Rd, Nautilus Rd, Lyre Rd Hallock Landing Rd, Apricot Rd & King Rd

    The Division of Traffic’ and Safety has recently completed a study for the feasibility and cost of sidewalk installation on the above-mentioned roads. The study included existing traffic volumes, speeds, accident history, roadway geometry, and on street parking capacity and demand and a consultants field review and cost estimate.

    The following is a summary of the traffic study:
    Traffic: The majority of the above-mentioned roads are classified as Town Collector roadways, which carry in excess of 2,000 vehicles per day and have a 30mph posted legal speed limit. Our recent count data and speed survey on both Hallock Landing Rd & Odin Rd showed each to carry approximately 2,100 vehicles per day and determined the 85th percentile speed to be between 32 and 36mph. The 85th percentile speed is the speed at which 85% of the vehicles are traveling at or below. All mentioned roadways have appropriate traffic control devices in place, including allway stop systems.

    Accident history: The available NYSDOT Accident Surveillance System (CLASS) accident summary for the entire study area for the previous three years shows very minimal accident history on any of the roads studied. There were no intersections or links (between intersections) that had more then one reportable accident in anyone of the previous three years. The only exception was at the intersection of Broadway & King Rd, a signalized intersection, which had two accidents in 2006 but both were property damage only (PDO), with no injuries.

    Sidewalk engineering survey Area 1:
    Area 1 consists of four contiguous roads totaling approximately 5,000 linear feet. The roads are Harding Street. Odin Road, Nautilus Road and Lyre Road. The four (4) roads run from Route 25 to the northern terminus at the Long Island Sound. The roads are gently to severely sloped. Utilities are located on the east side of the road and therefore it is recommended the sidewalk be placed on the west side of the roadway. Some retaining walls will also be necessary along this roadway to facilitate sidewalk installation. There is existing drainage on these roadways, however, the installation of curb will increase the runoff and additional leaching basins have been added to the estimate. In addition, extensive driveway and landscaping restoration will be required. The total estimated cost is $1,170,000.

    Sidewalk engineering survey Area 2:
    Area 2 consists of Hallock Landing Road from Rocky Point Landing Road to the northerntermin,us at the Long Island Sound. The approximate length of these roadways is 4410 linear feet. -The longitudinal slope of the road and the adjacent properties is the steepest of the three areas. In order to maintain the width of the current pavement the use of retaining walls will be necessary in some areas to facilitate the installation of the curb and sidewalk. Even though the overhead utilities are on the west side for a majority of the roadway it appears to be more economical to locate the sidewalk on the west side. There is existing drainage on these roadways, however, the installation of curb will increase the runoff and additional leaching basins have been added to the estimate. In addition, extensive driveway and landscaping restoration will be required. The total estimated cost is $1,185,000.

    Sidewalk engineering survey Area 3:
    Area 3 consists of Apricot Road and King Road, from Rocky Point Landing Road to the easterly end. Approximate length of the roadways is 7,115 linear feet. This area is relatively flat and the utilities are located on the north side of the roadway. The majority of the abutting streets intersect with the north side of the roadway. Therefore, it is recommended that the proposed curb and sidewalk be constructed on the south side of the roadway. There is existing drainage on these roadways, however, the installation of curb will increase the runoff and additional leaching basins have to be added to the estimate. In addition, extensive driveway and landscaping restoration will be required. The total estimated cost is $980,000.

    The above estimates are based on current construction costs and do not
    include the design and inspection work associated with the construction.

    Traffic Safety has reviewed our sidewalk installation guide and the Traffic Management Policy and we do not recommend this type of a capital improvement using Traffic Safety funds. Typically Traffic Safety would complete a study and make a recommendation, if substantiated from a traffic safety perspective, for sidewalks to Brookhaven Highway Department. Town roadways with minimal crashes, low speeds and average volumes are not necessarily Traffic Safety issues. Sidewalks may be come a priority if there is a school or other substantial pedestrian generator on the route or nearby.
    There are other mechanisms for communities to pursue sidewalk installations; similar to street lighting, Fire Island, and some community parks, a special district can be formed to accomplish the improvement. A petition submitted to the Town Board (50% or more of the land owners abutting the roadway) and additional taxes are part of the process. Many communities are able to secure grants for quality improvements and often-new developments can contribute to community benefit funds to assist the neighborhoods with various improvements.

  • If you build it, they will come.

    The basis of this decision is shallow.

    Yeah, there are few accidents on these roads because people are afraid to walk it, or it is an unpleasant walk. You can’t walk down this street with a stroller. Look at the big picture, King looks a mess in some parts, and is overall an ugly walk into town. It’s about improving the quality of life, making this town more walkable. 5 times as many people will walk this if there was a sidewalk in place. Base you study on that, not conditions today. I am yearning for more sidewalks so I can walk around town, I won’t do it today in these conditions because I fear my safty, all of us do, we’re not oblivious to the dangers. Let’s do a survey of town residence on this, not what a few poeple who live elsewhere think. So many people want this, almost everyone, except the NIMBYs. Just look at comments on this site and others like it, only king residence are against it.

    Rocky Point weekly, please do a survey on this also ask respondents addresses.

    Jane, Please rethink this!

  • “Sidewalks may be come a priority if there is a school or other substantial pedestrian generator on the route or nearby.”

    Oh, you mean like the Rocky Point School which is 100′ from the corner of King and Apricot?

    Town of Brookhaven is a joke.

  • RP, Jane is a smart politician, she makes decisions partially on what she believes is best for our district and partially on what studies say. Even though it may be obvious, she can point at a study, taking some negative attention away from her. I think if we can find discrepancies in the study, as many on this chain already have, then she may reconsider how much weight to give this study in her decision. She likes facts. At the next civic we she gather a bulleted list of facts not considered when this decision was made, and see if this project can be reconsidered.

  • This ones ALL on Joan.May she never have a child’s blood on her hands due to her ignorant worldview.
    Shame on her for loving her ugly assed wall more than the safety of our children.
    God have mercy on her soul if someone gets hurt as a result of her self centeredness.

    Jayne was completely on board with the will of the community. Theres a signed petition that came to her FOR sidewalks down Hallock and she only responded in kind.The coalition of the stupid dismantled this project(temporarily).I hate that people like this (and the other pointless idiot who wont shut up at the meetings) are our neighbor.Shame on the us for giving them an ear. Our childrens safety trumps all.

    This should be a wake up call to all of Rocky Point. Never let retirees with idle time, and the over medicated speak for your children.I know youre working to cover the taxes, but you got to get involved or the lunatics will take over the asylum.Get thee to a civic meeting pronto.
    Mission Accomplished

    Fail

  • Unless there has been a change, a South Shore Press 3-30 article quotes Mark Lesko “If I can’t find the money to make up $4 Million a year this could result in a 20% tax increase or reduction in services…if I can’t cut spending there is no other choice” This statement is about the close down of the landfill which was taking in sewer sludge and making children sick in the landfill area of Yaphank. Who even knows if nitrogen from the landfill is leaking into the soil and contaminating our water as well.
    Still want sidewalks in RP?
    20% incease in taxes? Residents with no parking?

  • Daniellea (aka guest) please do speak up at the civic and annouce that it is you in all three posts with your personality abusive allegations. Please, I want to hear your words in public regarding use of drugs addresssed to me in public.

    I want to meet this “perfect person who stands above all.” Mighty tough words…

  • I don’t know what this means because I’m not high.

    Perhaps Peter can help you?

  • Rocky Point residents don’t indentify with all of you loons. Grow up. You embarrass us all with your antics. WTF is wrong with you people. It is sidewalks. Sidewalks. Who gives a damn really. If you loon but this much energy and effort into cleaning up the community it would be a better place. Jane Bonner is a damn good lady and I am a registered voter and I wish you people would keep your opinions productive. All of you try to rip people down. Negative campaigning and negative talking. Grow up and get a life. Whoever is in office is no good and blahblahblah. Marc Alessi was no good Dan Losquadro is no good Sarah Anker is no good Martin Haley is no good Jane Bonner is no good.

    Who is good to you nuts. Get a life and stop ripping people down.

  • You mean the Joseph Edgar Elementary School. The distance to the corner you refer to is over 500 ft, not 100 ft. It would require children to cross Rocky Point Landing Road while cars wiz by speeding in both directions and only near the school see a speed reduction to 20 mph, but sit and watch as the average breezes through at 35 to 40!

    There’s NO DESIGNATED crossing area to cross to Apricot.

    According to all records, children at elementary schools in Rocky Point DO NOT walk to or from school. They are either bused or parent pickup/drop off. No other way is permitted! The school is not a pedestrian generator.

    BTW, how many years ago was it that an unfortunate young man in Rocky Point was severly burned at the LIPA Power station? Elementary age kids are always curious and do get into places they should not go. Do you really feel they should be directed to walk by and in that area? Take a look at the area from a child’s viewpoint…. “playground! Yay! Let’s see how we can get in!”

    Want proof? Look at the trail gates with broken locks…. Go there any sunny summer day and take a census.

    Good RP Civic meeting today. All was “civil” and no arguments over current status of the sidewalk. Many issues, some good things going on. Maybe our community is beginning to heal.

  • “children at elementary schools in Rocky Point DO NOT walk to or from school”

    Think about that for a little while. Poor planning has created an environment where kids can’t even walk to school.

    Why? Because it’s unsafe.

    And why is it unsafe? Lack of sidewalks.

  • “children at elementary schools in Rocky Point DO NOT walk to or from school”

    Think about that for a little while. Poor planning has created an environment where kids can’t even walk to school.

    Why? Because it’s unsafe.

    And why is it unsafe? Lack of sidewalks.

  • “children at elementary schools in Rocky Point DO NOT walk to or from school”

    Think about that for a little while. Poor planning has created an environment where kids can’t even walk to school.

    Why? Because it’s unsafe.

    And why is it unsafe? Lack of sidewalks.

  • We need lights and sidewalks on Hallock Landing Road.

  • It seems like its only people who live on King that are against this project, no? Please let us know because this all just seems like a classic case of “Not in my front yard”.

    That 5′ to 10′ of property along the road is public property, it all of ours, stop pretending its yours, put up bushes if a sidewalk is put in. This sidewalk is for the good of many people who come down and need and want safer access to downtown by foot. We want a more walkable town. Its extremly selfish and manipulative to grasp at reasons why a sidewalk leading into downtown is a bad idea.

    Public works projects are good ideas during tough economic times FDR proved that! Again if you don’t live on king and are against this plan let’s here it.

  • “According to all records, children at elementary schools in Rocky Point DO NOT walk to or from school. They are either bused or parent pickup/drop off. No other way is permitted! The school is not a pedestrian generator. ”

    This is by far the stupidest thing Ive ever herd. Please put down the pipe for the good of our kids.

  • There’s a special place in hell for people like this.

    May they never have a child’s blood on their hands as a result of their blatant self centered NIMBY- ism.

    What is in the water in North Shore Beach?
    Perhaps they should just succeed and stop embarrassing Rocky Point proper?
    Its just a bungalow guys, lighten up. Were talking about the safety of our kids.
    Trust me, its not sidewalks that will damages the property values along King Rd. its residents like these.I for one am embarrassed to call them “neighbor”.

  • My child walked to and from school for all three years at JAE and she was not alone. I met her at the school for the first 2 years and after that at the top of Apricot. It is nonsense that we can not make it safe for children who live so close to the school to walk.

  • If I were high this might make sense.

  • This may be the single dumbest thing Ive ever read on NSS.

    I feel less intelligent by merely being in its presence.

  • Safety concerns my arse King rd. Its so you or your tenants cant park their hoopties on the front “lawn” anymore.

    Bollocks! If there’s any rd in town that could use improvements its King by downtown.

    This is not over yet.I thnik most foks wrongly assumed jane would listen to the other 90% of Rocky Point.

    Rocky Point needs safe passage by foot.

    Make it happen Jane.

  • Adnilseil You really need to go back to third grade and learn how to write a sentence. I have never seen such ignorance . You too Jce_east, Marcel and London77. Or maybe you are all the same person. Is it possible there could be such stupid people in Rocky Point?

  • Adnilseil You really need to go back to third grade and learn how to write a sentence. I have never seen such ignorance . You too Jce_east, Marcel and London77. Or maybe you are all the same person. Is it possible there could be such stupid people in Rocky Point?

  • guest, we are not the same person, Other than calling us ignorant and third graders, why don’t you state your side of the argument with some good points. Other than that you don’t want a sidewalk in front of your house.