Brookhaven Protecting Federal Sites During Government Shut Down 307

Supervisor Romaine Announces Town Assistance in Monitoring Federal Assets During Shutdown

Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that during the federal shutdown, officers and harbormasters from the Town of Brookhaven’s Department of Public Safety will assist in monitoring the Wertheim Wildlife Refuge, Fire Island National Seashore and the William Floyd Estate. The Supervisor’s directive to increase patrols will help ensure that these historic and environmentally sensitive federal properties are protected as long as the shutdown lasts.

Supervisor Romaine said, “While the federal government is shut down, we will do everything we can to provide assistance. Although they are not Town properties, they are important to us and they need to be protected. I thank Public Safety Commissioner John Meehan and his staff for working with me to make this happen.”

Councilman Neil Foley said, “The Fire Island National Seashore is the largest Federal property in Brookhaven Town and an important environmental asset. It is in our best interest to offer assistance during the shutdown.”

Councilman Dan Panico said, “These facilities are an integral part of our communities and ensuring that they are monitored during this shutdown is important.”

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Brookhaven Animal Shelter- Free Adoptions April 15th – April 21st 136

Brookhaven Animal Shelter Celebrates “Spring Fling” with Free Adoptions from April 15 to April 21

Farmingville, NY – The Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will celebrate “Spring Fling” with free adoptions from April 15 through April 21. The normal adoption fees of $137 for a dog and $125 for a cat will be waived and include free neuter or spay, vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal. Pictured is “Tiger,” one of the adoptable dogs at the animal shelter.

Those who are interested in adopting a dog or cat should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 631-451-6950 or visit the Animal Shelter website at www.brookhavenny.gov/animalshelter.

 

Patchogue Native Jesse Garcia Elected Suffolk GOP Leader 77

To the cheers of a packed house, Patchogue native Jesse Garcia, was unanimously elected leader of the Suffolk County Republican Committee, at a special GOP party convention held last Wednesday at Islip Town Republican Headquarters.   The election is particularly special for Garcia, who has served as Chairman of the Brookhaven Town Republican Committee for the past 12 years and is now the first County Chairman in over two decades to hold both the town and county leadership roles.

Garcia is also the first Hispanic elected Chairman of a County Republican Party on Long Island.  In an interview with Patchogue Today, Garcia noted “I am especially proud of my Hispanic roots.  My parents instilled in me and my siblings the love of family, the value of hard work and the importance of public and community service.”

Garcia grew up in Patchogue, where his father, the late Jesus Garcia, came from Cuba, settling his family on Gilbert Street.  Garcia graduated from Patchogue Medford HS in 1984 where he played baseball until an injury sidelined him.  An avid sports fan, he has fond memories playing Little League baseball with PYAA and credits both his parents for teaching him the value of community service.

His father, Jesus Garcia, was awarded the LI Advance “Man of the Year” in 1993 for his service in many organizations including the Patchogue Lions Club, Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services, the Patchogue Youth Athletic Association , La Union Hispanica and the Spanish Society of Suffolk.  The Ryder Ave Senior Park is also named after him.

Jesse’s mother Miriam is from Puerto Rico.  “To this day my mom is a strong influence in my life.

Garcia serves as the Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the Suffolk Board of Elections. He replaces John LaValle as Suffolk County Leader, who resigned the post last month.  He will fulfill the remainder of LaValle’s term and will likely stand for re-election for a full two-year term as Suffolk’s GOP leader after the June 25 primaries.

I am truly blessed by the faith and trust the hundreds of Committee Members, Volunteers, Candidates and elected officials have placed in me to lead our county Republican Party.”

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