08/31/11 10:26pm
08/31/2011 10:26 PM

SAMANTHA BRIX PHOTO | John Bruckner, President for Long Island Electric Transmission and Distribution Services for National Grid, and Michael Hervey, Long Island Power Authority Chief Operating Officer at a press conference Wednesday in Hicksville.

Riverhead’s nearly 4,000 still-powerless residents might not have seen many Long Island Power Authority trucks this week, but workers are out there doing their jobs, LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey said at a press conference in Hicksville Wednesday.

Mr. Hervey said that while fixing what has been the third-worst power outages a Long Island utility company has sustained since Hurricane Gloria in 1985, workers must rebuild lines from the power source, which would explain why trucks weren’t all over the roads right after the storm.

“We have to rebuild the circuit from its source,” Mr. Hervey said. “It’s a very systematic effort.”

More than a half million customers were effected by power outages after Tropical Storm Irene downed trees and utility poles across the Island Sunday.

About 20 percent of Riverhead area residents were still not connected as of Wednesday afternoon. Calverton has headed the list of power outages in Riverhead Town, with 44 percent of households and businesses having no power Wednesday, and in Wading River, 40 percent of people were powerless as of 2 p.m., according to LIPA’s power outage map, which is continually updated.

The hamlets of Riverhead, Northville, Aquebogue, Jamesport and Riverside in Riverhead Town, and Flanders, Riverside and Northampton in neighboring Southampton Town were faring much better, according to the LIPA figures. Jamesport saw its share of outages since Sunday but as of Wednesday afternoon just 64 power outages were reported from 1,350 customers.

A time line has not yet been set for specific communities, but 90,000 customers have been restored in the past 24 hours, Mr. Hervey said at the press conference, adding that some 90 percent of LIPA customers should have power by midnight Friday, a prediction LIPA officials first made Monday.

Roughly 600,000 customers were without power at the outages peak on Sunday, and many people here and elsewhere have complained that LIPA has been inattentive — and almost impossible to get in touch with — throughout.

Mr. Hervey said LIPA walk-in customer service centers have been closed since the storm but “on the web, we’re still open for business.” Customers service representatives can also be reached at 1-800-490-0075.

“There will be increased numbers of what we call ‘intentional outages’ ­­— outages that are required for crew safety,” Mr. Hervey said. “Don’t be surprised if there are some short-duration outages in your area. That’s a normal part of the restoration.”

Locally, residents across town were making do using generators and getting help from neighbors.

Judy Gnatowski of the Lakewood Park retirement community in Calverton said she had just purchased $200 worth of Omaha Steaks and did a big shopping trip at BJ’S Wholesale last week before learning the storm was going to hit.

She’s since plugged her refrigerator into her next-door neighbor’s outlet in the mobile home park off River Road. Her neighbor still has power, she said.

“I’m charging my phone in my car,” Ms. Gnatowski said. “I’m going to my daughter’s for showers. I toasted bagels on the barbecue.”

She said the biggest threat from the prolonged power outages in her community is the potential for food loss.

“All of us here are on pensions and Social Security,” she said.

Some in Jamesport were taking the power outages in stride.

“Everybody here is looking out for each other,” said Jim McEntee, 49, of Vista Court, which was almost completely without power through Tuesday. “I’m just glad nobody got hurt.”

Mr. McEntee, who had served with the U.S. Navy’s Disaster Recovery Team in the mid-1980s, said his biggest concern was keeping his multiple sclerosis medicine cool, restocking it once a day with ice — though he said ice was hard to come by Sunday morning.

“That’s my primary concern,” he said of the medicine. “The stuff costs a ton and I stocked up before the storm hit.”

But as the each day goes by without juice, Bayview Inn & Restaurant owner Bob Patchell of Mattituck loses more money.

“We’d be full this week” he said Tuesday afternoon. “This is the last big week of summer.”

The building lost power about 5 a.m. Sunday, he said, and has also been without cable, internet or phone.

If the outages last through Friday, he said he could expect to lose between $30,000 and $40,000 in business. He said the company has already lost about $3,000 in food, though some of the pricier steaks were taken to his chef’s house for refrigeration.

He said the restaurant was “dead, dead” Saturday before the storm, a night he would typically serve about 120 people.

“We did maybe 10 covers,” he said.

In Flanders, Dottie Minnick was using a portable 4,200 kilowatt solar-powered generator for sssnecessities. The set up, which retails for about $11,000, didn’t cost Ms. Minnick a cent to rent — she’s an employee of Go Solar in Aquebogue.

The generator works continually in sunlight and six to eights hours after dusk, she said.

And her neighbors have noticed how quiet the machine is compared with noisy diesel-powered generators.
“People have already been asking me about it,” she said. “It’s perfect for this.”

vchinese@timesreview.com

08/31/11 5:00pm

In an effort to help restore power in Riverhead Town, the town’s Henry Pfeiffer building in Calverton will be offered to LIPA as a staging area for equipment and vehicles following Tropical Storm Irene, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter said Wednesday during a press conference on storm cleanup efforts.

The Town Board is expected to approve the measure Thursday at a special meeting, he said. LIPA will not be charged for use of the site, and the agreement applies only to this storm, although Mr. Walter said the town hopes to put similar agreements in place for future storms.

“Right now, we’re primarily focused with cleanup and LIPA,” he said. “As far as LIPA is concerned, we in Town Hall have been in contact with them constantly. We are not getting the type of response that you would expect, even at our level.”

Mr. Walter said the town offered the use of the rec center at the Calverton Enterprise Park to LIPA last week but LIPA declined, instead using East Hampton Airport and Calabro Airport in Brookhaven Town. Since then, the offer was extended again and LIPA informally accepted, he said.

“Does that mean that we will get better coordination from them?” Mr. Walter asked rhetorically. “I don’t know, but at least we can drive up and see them and find out what’s going on because we know where their base of operations will be.”

Police Chief David Hegermiller clarified that the EPCAL site is not intended as a place where residents can go to make complaints.
LIPA initially had about 10,000 Riverhead customers out of power Sunday night and had cut that down to about 4,900 by Wednesday, officials said. Chief Hegermiller said the winds were too high for LIPA crews to do anything Sunday night, so the worked they’ve done to cut the number of power outages in half has been done in just over two days.

“I will say that as far as their storm prep for this event, I — and I think the board and the people up here — would give them an F,” Mr. Walter said at Wednesday’s press conference, where he was joined by Chief Hegermiller, Highway Superintendent George Woodson and councilmen John Dunleavy and Jim Wooten.

“But at this point, they are working and doing the best they can and I would ask the residents for their patience,” the supervisor added.

He thinks LIPA was “a little gun-shy” because of criticism they received for spending too much money on preparations for Hurricane Earl last year, which turned out to be a minor storm.

Mr. Walter said he thinks LIPA did the right thing in planning ahead for Earl.

“Irene was not even a hurricane,” he said. “Lord have mercy, if we get hit with a [Category] 1 or 2 hurricane.”

Mr. Woodson said one problem his department initially experienced was that when trees fell on power lines, the highway department couldn’t do anything until LIPA arrived, and LIPA couldn’t do anything until the highway department arrived.

He said in the future, LIPA and highway department employees should be stationed in the same building so they can address trees that have fallen on power lines at the same time. Mr. Woodson’s crews have been working 12-hour days since Monday to remove downed trees and open up roads, he said. They also will be collecting storm debris placed at curbsides.

tgannon@timesreview.com

08/31/11 2:18pm

LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of formation of Laconic Productions, LLC, a limited liability company. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on 6/24/2011. Office located in Suffolk. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to Laconic Productions, 24 Sandy Court, Lake Grove, NY, 11755. Purpose: any Lawful purpose.
8503-6T 8/18, 25; 9/1, 8, 15, 22
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF FORMATION, Watson Property Development, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with Sec of State of NY (SSNY) on June 8, 2011. Office location: Suffolk. SSNY designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copies of any process served against the LLC c/o Douglas Watson, 3 Oxford Ct., Manorville, NY 11949. Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity.
8505-6T 8/18, 25; 9/1, 8, 15, 22
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a license, #TBA, has been applied for by DGG Corp d/b/a The Caboose to sell beer, wine, and liquor at retail in a restaurant. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 131-133 Railroad Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901.
8507-2T 8/25; 9/1
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Formation of EAST END BARTER LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State on April 12, 2011. Managed by: Member. NY Office Location: SUFFOLK County. Secretary of State is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, 6 Atlantic Avenue, East Moriches, NY 11940. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity.
8517-6T 8/25; 9/1, 8, 15, 22, 29
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SPECIAL
DISTRICT MEETING
OF THE RIVERHEAD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Riverhead Central School District, in the County of Suffolk, New York, has adopted a resolution on July 19, 2011, authorizing a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of said School District to be held on:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
from 6:00 o’clock A.M. until 9:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) (1) Riley Avenue Elementary School, 374 Riley Avenue, Calverton, New York, for those persons residing in Election District No. 1; (2) Phillips Avenue Elementary School, 141 Phillips Avenue, Riverhead, New York, for those persons residing in Election District No. 2; (3) Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, New York, for those persons residing in Election District No. 3; and (4) Aquebogue Elementary School, Main Road, Aquebogue, New York, for those persons residing in Election District No. 4 for the purpose of voting upon the following bond propositions:
FIRST BOND PROPOSITION
RESOLVED:
(a) That the Board of Education of the Riverhead Central School District, in the County of Suffolk, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to undertake a school facilities improvement project (the “Project”) substantially as described in a report entitled “Community Partnership for Revitalization”, dated July 19, 2011, prepared for the District by Burton, Behrendt and Smith, P.C., Architects, Patchogue, New York (the “Plan”), which plan is on file and available for public inspection at the office of the District Clerk; such Project consisting of the construction of additions and/or alterations and improvements to all District school buildings and the sites thereof, including (as and where required): the construction of building additions to provide for new classroom, lavatory, kitchen, cafeteria and other space; interior reconstruction and space reconfiguration; roof replacement and/or reconstruction; replacement of windows, doors, floors, lockers and ceilings; heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, security, fire alarm, clock, public address and lighting system enhancements; improvements to facilitate access by the physically challenged; auditorium and gymnasium upgrades; exterior building envelope improvements; drainage, parking, driveway, sidewalk and curb improvements; construction of athletic facility improvements, including the construction of new ballfields and the reconstruction of existing fields, running track, tennis courts and playground areas; all of the foregoing to include the original furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus and ancillary or related site, demolition and other work required in connection therewith; and to expend therefor, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed the estimated total cost of $78,334,247; provided that the detailed costs of the components of the Project as set in the Plan may be reallocated among such components if the Board of Education shall determine that such reallocation is in the best interests of the District;
(b) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $78,334,247 to finance such cost, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education; and
(c) that in anticipation of said tax, bonds of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $78,334,247 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable.
SECOND BOND PROPOSITION
RESOLVED:
(a) THAT IN THE EVENT THE FIRST BOND PROPOSITION IS APPROVED, the Board of Education of the Riverhead Central School District, in the County of Suffolk, New York (the “District”), is hereby further authorized to construct a gymnasium addition to the High School, including the original furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus and ancillary or related site, demolition and other work required in connection therewith; and to expend therefor, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed the estimated total cost of $6,955,454;
(b) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $6,955,454 to finance such cost, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education;
(c) that in anticipation of said tax, bonds of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $6,955,454 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable; and
(d) that if this SECOND BOND PROPOSITION is approved, it shall become effective only in the event that the FIRST BOND PROPOSITION is approved.
Such bond propositions shall appear on the ballot labels to be inserted in the voting machines used for voting at said Special District Meeting in substantially the following condensed forms:
FIRST BOND PROPOSITION
[YES]        [NO]
RESOLVED:
(a) That the Board of Education of the Riverhead Central School District is hereby authorized to construct additions and/or alterations and improvements to all District school buildings and the sites thereof, and to expend therefor not to exceed $78,334,247; (b) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $78,334,247 to finance such cost, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education; and (c) that in anticipation of said tax, bonds of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $78,334,247 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable.
SECOND BOND PROPOSITION
[YES]        [NO]
RESOLVED:
(a) THAT IN THE EVENT THE FIRST BOND PROPOSITION IS APPROVED, the Board of Education of the Riverhead Central School District is hereby further authorized to construct a gymnasium addition to the High School and to expend therefor not to exceed $6,955,454; (b) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $6,955,454 to finance such cost, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education; (c) that in anticipation of said tax, bonds of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $6,955,454 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable; and (d) that if this SECOND BOND PROPOSITION is approved, it shall become effective only in the event that the FIRST BOND PROPOSITION is approved.
The voting will be conducted by ballot on voting machines as provided in the Education Law and the polls will remain open from 6:00 o’clock A.M. until 9:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) and as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their ballots.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, pursuant to Education Law §2014, personal registration of voters is required, and no person shall be entitled to vote at the Special District Meeting whose name does not appear on the register of the District.
Registration of the qualified voters of the District shall take place at the office of the District Clerk, 700 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead, New York, between the hours of 8:15 o’clock A.M. and 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), Monday through Friday, up to and including October 4, 2011, at which time any person shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such register, provided that at he/she is known or proven to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting for which such register is prepared.
The register of the qualified voters of said District prepared for the Annual District Meeting and Election held on May 17, 2011, shall be used by said Board of Registration as the basis for the preparation of the register for said Special District Meeting to be held on October 11, 2011. Any person whose name appears on such register or who shall have been previously registered for any annual or special District meeting or election and who shall have voted at any annual or special District meeting or election held or conducted at any time since January 1, 2007, will not be required to register personally for this Special District Meeting. In addition, any person otherwise qualified to vote who is registered with the Board of Elections of Suffolk County under the provisions of the Election Law shall be entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting without further registration.
The register of the School District will be filed in the office of the District Clerk, located at 700 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead, New York and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District between the hours of 8:15 o’clock A.M. and 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) on each of the five (5) days prior to the day set for the Special District Meeting, except Sunday, including the date set for the meeting, and on Saturday, October 8, 2011 and Monday, October 10, 2011, by advance appointment only between the hours of 9:00 o’clock A.M. and 12:00 Noon (Prevailing Time).
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the Office of the District Clerk, located at 700 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead, New York, between the hours of 8:15 o’clock A.M. and 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) on any school day. If the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Tuesday, October 4, 2011. If the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter at the office of the District Clerk, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, October 10, 2011. All absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), on October 11, 2011.
A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 8:15 o’clock A.M. and 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) on each of the five (5) days prior to the day set for the Special District Meeting, except Saturday and Sunday.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that descriptions of the boundaries of the election districts designated by the Board of Education by resolution duly adopted at a meeting on July 19, 2011, together with a map of the District, are on file and available for inspection by any qualified voter in the office of the District Clerk at 700 Osborne Avenue, Riverhead, New York during regular business hours, and that said election districts and the respective schools in each where voting herein provided shall take place are generally described as follows:
ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 1
Place of Voting:    Riley Avenue Elementary School, 374 Riley Avenue, Calverton, New York
Election District No. 1 comprises the areas of the District serviced by the Riley Avenue Elementary School.
ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 2
Place of Voting:     Phillips Avenue Elementary School, 141 Phillips Avenue, Riverhead, New York
Election District No. 2 comprises the areas of the District serviced by the Phillips Avenue Elementary School.
ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 3
Place of Voting:    Riverhead High School, 700 Harrison Avenue, Riverhead, New York
Election District No. 3 comprises the areas of the District serviced by the Roanoke Avenue Elementary School.
ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 4
Place of Voting:    Aquebogue Elementary School, Main Road, Aquebogue, New York
Election District No. 4 comprises the areas of the District serviced by the Aquebogue Elementary School.
Only qualified voters who are duly registered will be permitted to vote.
Dated: August 25, 2011
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Barbara O’Kula
District Clerk
8506-4T 8/25; 9/1, 8, 15
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of formation of ARLINGTON CARDINAL PLAZA  LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/ NYSS on 8-08-2011. Office in Suffolk County. NYSS is agent for process service and shall mail process to PO Box 77, Mattituck NY 11952. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
8508-6T 8/25; 9/1, 8, 15, 22, 29
LEGAL NOTICE
To satisfy a storage lien under New York State Law on September 8th 2011, Inspection @ 11:30 a.m., Auction @ 12 p.m. For Cassone Leasing Inc., 1950 Lakeland Avenue, Ronkonkoma NY 11779. The property described as household/business records of: Baculy, John Unit Sr-028-78, Cornerstone Funding Company unit # O836-201, Nichagacha Corp Unit # Sr-28-98, Long Island Mechanical of NY Inc Unit # V832-220, Long Island Educational Resources Inc Unit # SH-48-56, Erwiah Alex Unit # SR-028-28/ SR-028-77, Energy Efficient Soluntions Inc Unit # CC-4264, Darville John & Carol Unit # CC-3519, Bella Bambino Pizzeria & Rest. Unit # CC-3370, Hi-Tech Homes Unit # CC-3494, K.A.R Ltd d/b/a/ Rooms Unlimited Trailer #’s SH-5570, SH-53-05, SH-48-86, SR-5873, SH-48-78, SH-5374, SH-48-54, SR-5880
Kings Bridge Designer Inc CC# 20726 , R Brothers Group Constr. Unit # SH-5465, Liquid Energy Tech Unit # O1050-153, KS Contracting Corp unit # V832-182 / O825-168/ v832-145/ CC-20368 cc-2469 V832-227 cc-30-72
8520-1T 9/1
LEGAL NOTICE
Please take notice that the regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Jamesport Fire District scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2011, has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, September 14, 2011, to commence at 7:30 p.m.
By Order of the Board
of Fire Commissioners
Jamesport Fire District
Betsy Johnson-Patrick
District Secretary
8521-1T 9/1
LEGAL NOTICE
EXECUTIVE ORDER
DECLARING A DISASTER
EMERGENCY IN THE
TOWN OF RIVERHEAD
WHEREAS, Hurricane Irene may create life-threatening situations throughout the Town of Riverhead: and
WHEREAS, prior storms have seriously damaged or destroyed our beaches and bluffs on our shorelines in many locations leaving the areas vulnerable to further devastation; and
WHEREAS,  there is a grave concern for the safety of those citizens residing and vacationing in low lying coastal areas within the Town of Riverhead; and
WHEREAS, those citizens living in low lying coastal or other flood prone areas and within our Senior and manufactured home communities throughout the remainder of the Town of Riverhead will also be exposed to severe flooding conditions, serious erosion, possible electrical outages, downed trees and powerlines, and structural losses and damages to property; and.
NOW THEREFORE, I, SEAN M. WALTER, Supervisor of the Town of Riverhead, do hereby declare that a threatening disaster exists and, therefore, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 24 of Article 2-b of the Executive Law of the State of New York, declare a disaster emergency effective 10:00 a.m. on August 27, 2011, within the Town of Riverhead; and,
FURTHER, pursuant to Section 24 of Article 2-b of the New York State Executive Law, I direct the following:
1. The non-mandatory evacuation of all residents residing in the low-lying coastal areas and of all residents residing within mobile/manufactured home communities within the Town of Riverhead.
2. Implementation of the Town of Riverhead Emergency Operations Plan.
3. All other Town of Riverhead Departments take action to provide assistance as may be necessary to protect public health and safety and the property of the citizens of Town of Riverhead.
4. Town Departments will continue to support the Town of Riverhead Emergency Operations Plan.
5. Residents of the Peconic Bay beaches and Peconic River shoreline and in the low lying areas along the shores of the mainland that are normally subject to flooding are strongly advised to seek safe shelter on higher grounds on the mainland.
6. All residents within the Town of Riverhead are urged to follow the latest weather and emergency notifications by local radio and television stations.
7. Residents within the Town of Riverhead are further urged to gather necessary storm provisions, flashlights, batteries, a portable radio, a three day supply of non-perishable food and potable water, and other essentials, in the event power is lost in their neighborhood.
8. Residents are cautioned to stay away from all downed wires as they may be energized and to report these conditions to LIPA.
Dated: August 26, 2011
Riverhead, New York 11901
Sean M. Walter, Supervisor
Town of Riverhead
8522-1T 9/1
PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to Section 267 of the Town Law a Public Hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York on September 8, 2011 at the Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York not before the time shown below on each of the following appeals:
7:15 p.m., prevailing time, Appeal No. 11-27, the appeal of Glen Ravn, 23 Green Street, South Jamesport, New York, for variances to Chapter 108, Section 108-14.1 of the Code of the Town of Riverhead, requesting permission to provide proposed parcel lot area of 16,125 sq. ft. instead of the required 40,000 sq. ft. and to provide for a front yard depth of 30 feet instead of the required 50 feet and a rear yard depth of 30 feet instead of the required 60 feet.
7:20 p.m., prevailing time, Appeal no. 11-30, the appeal of Paul Scharpf, 11 Bayside Avenue, Jamesport, New York, for variances to Chapter 108, Section 108-13 of the Code of the Town of Riverhead, requesting permission to demolish and reconstruct a garage in the front yard and to Section 108-14.1, to provide for impervious surface of 18.4% instead of the permitted 15%.
7:25 p.m., prevailing time, Appeal No. 11-31, the appeal of Riverhead Motors/Leo Sternlicht, 1076 Old Country Road, Riverhead, New York, for an interpretation to Chapter 108, Section 108-262 of the Code of the Town of Riverhead, to determine whether a retail tire sales and service shop is an allowable shopping center use; or in the alternative, allow the retail tire sales and service use to be re-established.
7:30 p.m. prevailing time, Appeal No. 11-32, the appeal of Gintaras Gricius, 56 Daly Drive, Riverhead, New York, for variances to Chapter 108, Section 108-9 of the Code of the Town of Riverhead, requesting permission to maintain an in-ground swimming pool in the rear yard having a distance of 5 feet from the single family residence instead of the required 10 feet distance.
Any person desiring to be heard on the above mentioned appeals should appear at the specified time and place.
Zoning Board of Appeals work session begins at 6:45 P.M. in the office of the Town of Riverhead Planning Department.
F. J. MCLAUGHLIN, CHAIRMAN, ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
8523-1T 9/1

08/31/11 2:06pm

Never in recent history have we seen a region so prepared for the potential onslaught of a predicted natural disaster.
From town and county governments, to volunteer emergency services, to hospitals and other nonprofit groups such as the Red Cross and Suffolk County SPCA, it was all hands on deck on the most local of levels.

There’s no doubt that if Irene hadn’t hit land in North Carolina, and possibly made landfall here as a powerful Category 2 hurricane, these efforts would have greatly diminished the loss of human life. All who were willing to risk their own lives to help others had such a storm hit should be commended. All who sacrificed their time to tend to the evacuees who poured into shelters, as well as their children and pets, should also be commended.

And while some will point the finger at the Long Island Power Authority for being unprepared — and slow to act — after Irene swept through the area, consider that over 300,000 households in Connecticut were still without power Wednesday morning. Westchester County businesses and homeowners were dealing with similar problems. So it wasn’t as if power authorities from neighboring suburban counties in the region were humming along while ours was tripping over itself. But the slow response to prolonged power outages, here and elsewhere, is a bit unsettling.

At this point, we can only hope that LIPA officials will learn from mistakes they made and improve, because a more powerful storm could have seen the region go dark for even more days, weeks or even months. We fully expect our elected leaders to call for full investigations of what went wrong, then demand the findings be made public so all can provide input.

Meantime, the next few days will be agonizing for some of our neighbors and businesspeople, financially and otherwise. And potentially dangerous for others who may run the risk of falling in a poorly lit house or seeing their medication spoil.

As of noon Wednesday, according to LIPA figures, 3,865 businesses or households, or about 20 percent of LIPA’s Riverhead Town customers, were still out of power. In Southold Town, 45 percent of LIPA’s customers, or 6,684 ratepayers, remained in the dark. That’s a lot of people. But we know they’ll be getting help from their relatives, friends and neighbors. Because we are a people who pull together.

08/31/11 1:15pm
Suffolk Community College Culinary School

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Kellyann Zito, 25, of Riverhead, in the Baker's Workshop kitchen earlier this summer. She was working on a 'Baking and Pastries Certificate' to improve her skills for her job at 'Sweet Jenni's Bakery' in Center Moriches.

It could be crusty loaves of semolina one week and slices of apple-pecan layer cake the next — and after that, a variety of hand-decorated sugar cookies.

Those are among baked goods that could pop up on the shelves of The Baker’s Workshop on East Main Street in Riverhead, depending on what culinary arts students at Suffolk County Community College are learning that week.

The bakery, set to open Tuesday is a transformation of the former Baker’s Workshop Café and Bistro. It will be a bakery only and will be run almost entirely by students.

Students previously contributed cooking to the café, but now they’ll take the reins on all aspects of food preparation and management.

“This will give them a good opportunity to see what it’s like working at a bakery,” said Christina DeLustro, professor and manager of The Baker’s Workshop.

Dave Bergen, associate dean of the culinary arts and hospitality center, said portions of the former café’s operations were curriculum-driven, but school officials wanted to focus on baking only, infusing education into every aspect.

That means no more sandwiches or burgers. But it does mean sweets — and lots of them.

The bakery won’t have a regular menu, as offerings will coincide with a changing curriculum. But treats likely to make appearances include scones, muffins, cupcakes, mousses, cakes and puff pastries.

Each culinary arts student must complete an internship, and working at the bakery will fill that requirement, Ms. DeLustro said. In addition to gaining management and customer service experience, students will learn a variety of baking techniques, including glazing, decorating, folding, creaming and mixing.

“We want to make sure they’re capable of making cookies, cakes and other staples in the industry,” Ms. DeLustro said.

Prices have not yet been set, but Ms. DeLustro said they’ll be comparable to those of other area bakeries. The bakery will operate as a nonprofit, as did the former café, and she expects it to break even.

The shop will offer much more than scones and muffins during October and November. That’s when students will serve “fine dining” dinners and lunches offering multiple courses that connected to the curriculum. But college officials say they don’t see The Baker’s Workshop as competition for other downtown eateries, since it won’t offer hot food most of the time.

“We think it’s going to be well-received by other eating establishments in downtown Riverhead,” Ms. DeLustro said.

The Baker’s Workshop will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

samantha@northshoresun.com

08/31/11 11:50am

This is the second part of a two-part column dealing with proper foot care. Part I appeared in the Aug. 25 paper and is still available at timesreview.com.

Every day, podiatrists treat cyclists who have sustained overuse injuries by pushing themselves beyond their limitations. As with all athletic injuries, pain that is persistent indicates a need to seek treatment from a sports medicine specialist familiar with cycling injuries.

Among the most common cycling injuries and their causes are:

• Knee pain — Some intrinsic knee problems like swelling, clicking or popping should be immediately evaluated by a sports medicine specialist. Cartilage irritation or deterioration, usually under the kneecap, can be caused by a biomechanical imbalance, improper saddle height or faulty foot positioning on the pedals. Riding in too high a gear, too far uphill or standing on the pedals all may aggravate the problem. Cleated shoes or touring shoes with ribbed soles that limit side-to-side motion can cause knee pain if the knees feet and pedals are misaligned.

• Shin splints — Pain to either side of the leg bone, caused by leg muscle or tendon inflammation, may be related to a muscle imbalance between opposing muscle groups in the leg. It’s commonly related to excessive foot pronation, collapsing arches. Proper stretching and corrective orthoses for pronation can help prevent shin splints.

• Achilles tendinitis — Irritation and inflammation of the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel bone can be caused by improper pedaling, seat height, lack of a proper warm-up or over-training. This condition is usually seen in more experienced riders and can be treated with ice, rest, aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications. Chronic pain or any swelling should be professionally evaluated.

• Sesamoiditis — Sometimes known as the “ball bearings of the foot,” the sesamoids are two small bones found beneath the first metatarsal bones; the sesamoids can inflame or rupture under the stress of cycling. Sesamoiditis can be relieved with proper shoe selection and orthoses.

• Numbness — Impingement of small nerve branches between the second and third or third and fourth toes can cause swelling that results in numbness, tingling or burning or sharp shooting pains into the toes. Wider shoes, or loosening toe straps or shoe laces can alleviate the problem. If the problem persists, try a clipless system. Numbness or tingling may represent a serious problem known as “acute compartment syndrome” which requires immediate medical attention.

For those cyclists who desire to match their skills with others, there are four categories of competitive cycling. Category 1 denotes world-class competition with conditions and strategies an average cyclist would not be able to navigate. Category II is also advanced and employs such techniques as drafting, and involves certain “courtesies” of cycling etiquette.

Categories III and IV offer opportunities for fit cyclists to go out and test their mettle against other enthusiasts of the sport. No special equipment is required, only the desire to compete and an adequately trained, biomechanically tuned body. See your local bike shop for schedules of races in your area, As with all competition, start at a low level and work your way up the categories. Remember to put safety first and enjoy yourself.

Dr. Peter Kilfoil is a podiatrist with offices in Southold and Riverhead and he has been a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine since 1984.

08/31/11 11:44am

SPORTS WRITING: Lipsyte to speak in Greenport Legendary sports writer and former New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte will speak at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport on Sunday at 3 p.m. Lipsyte will discuss his recently published memoir, “An Accidental Sportswriter,” which Sports Illustrated called “irresistibly readable.”

“An Accidental Sportswriter” includes Lipsyte’s brutally honest and controversial memories of Muhammad Ali, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Billy Jean King and Lance Armstrong, as well as accounts of his encounters with the Beatles, Howard Cosell, Bob Costas and other sports figures.

Lipsyte, who never set out to be a sportswriter and never considered himself a fan, is an outspoken critic of what he calls “jock culture” and its impact on American society. The Associated Press wrote: “Jock Culture glorifies the young, the strong and the beautiful, and Lipsyte, the would-be Chekhov, gets the tragic implications. That’s why his columns, and this marvelous memoir, ‘An Accidental Sportswriter,’ are so affecting.”

In addition to his work as an award-winning sports columnist, Lipsyte was the Emmy-winning host of the nightly PBS public affairs show “The Eleventh Hour,” as well as a reporter for CBS and NBC. He is also the author of 12 acclaimed novels for young adults. Lipsyte lives in Manhattan and on Shelter Island.

Lipsyte will be interviewed by television producer and writer Ron Fried. The two worked together on “Life” (Part 2), a PBS series about aging baby boomers. Following the event, Lipsyte will sign copies of “An Accidental Sportswriter,” with proceeds going to Floyd Memorial Library.

WOMEN’S SOFTBALL: Aerial Fitness wraps up year with win Jane van den Thoorn (two runs batted in), Laurie McBride (three RBI) and Libby Tarleton had four hits each for Aerial Fitness, which wrapped up the North Fork Women’s Softball League season with a 12-3 defeat of Allstate at the Polo Grounds in Greenport. Olga Turner added three hits and two RBI, and Laura Hunsberger singled three times.

AUTO RACING: Irene forces early cancellation Hurricane Irene forced Riverhead Raceway to cancel Saturday evening’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series card. It was the first time in at least five decades that a Riverhead Raceway show was called off one day before it was scheduled.