Brookhaven Protecting Federal Sites During Government Shut Down 196

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 Town, Patchogue Village Form Joint Partnership in Seeking Additional Sewer Funds 56

Mastic Patchogue Sewers

Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri today
were joined by county, town and village officials to lobby for $26.4 million in available funds to extend sewer
projects in Patchogue and in Mastic near the Forge River.

Romaine and Pontieri issued a joint letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, thanking the Governor for his
leadership in providing funding for sewers to protect Long island’s groundwater and waterways and provide an
incentive for economic development. The two officials pointed out that while residents in Mastic and Babylon
approved a recent referendum for sewer projects in their communities, residents in Great River rejected a
similar plan for their area. Romaine and Pontieri wrote in their letter that the $26.4 million earmarked for Great
River could be reallocated to Patchogue and the Mastic project, expanding the environmental and economic
benefit for those areas. Pictured left to right are Patchogue Village Superintendent of Public Works Joe Dean;
Trustees Thomas Ferb and Joseph Keyes; Deputy Mayor Jack Krieger; Mayor Pontieri; Supervisor Romaine;
Deputy Supervisor, Councilmen Dan Panico and Councilman Neil Foley.

“An effective use of the $26.4 million in funds that were rejected by Great River voters would be to partially
fund Phase 3 of the Mastic/Forge River sewer project and to expand sewers in the Village of Patchogue. These
projects are already engineered. A site for a sewage treatment plant on Town of Brookhaven land is available
for the Forge River project. Patchogue has long had its own sewage treatment plant, and both the Mastic and
Patchogue communities (Mastic in a vote just this week), have shown their support for sewers,” they wrote in
the letter.

Supervisor Romaine said, “I commend the residents who voted overwhelmingly to fund Phase 1 and 2 of the
plan to sewer the Mastic Peninsula. But, we must look at the bigger picture to secure the money available that
will allow us to complete Phases 3 and 4 without over-burdening to the local taxpayers. I am confident that the
Governor, Mayor Pontieri and I share the same concerns about water quality and we all recognize Patchogue
Village as a model of how economic growth and protecting the environment can go hand-in-hand. This is a
game changer for the future of Mastic and the Forge river.”

Mayor Pontieri said, “Supervisor Romaine and I stand together in support of the reallocation of the sewer
funding. In the Village of Patchogue, we are currently in the planning stages to sewer over 500 homes located in
environmentally sensitive areas along the Patchogue River and Great South Bay. This will give us the
opportunity to sewer additional homes as well as move ahead with upgrades and future expansion of our sewer
plant. Local economic growth is tied directly into our sewer infrastructure and it is imperative that we continue
to make improvements to our system. I ask the Governor to consider our request, so we can move ahead with
these projects.”

Councilman Panico said, “Brookhaven and Patchogue have always shared a common vision for a cleaner
environment and vibrant economy. We are partners in this effort and value our strong relationship.”
Councilman Neil Foley said, “The Supervisor and Mayor have a history of cooperation to help make the Town
and Village better places to live. I am in full support of their request to the Governor and I expect that he will
give it serious consideration.”

County Legislator Sunderman said, “We are so happy the sewer referendum was successful. This will allow for
economic development in our area as well improve our environment. This was a once in a life time opportunity
and I am very excited to be part of this accomplishment. I’ve already requested to explore the connection of the
Mastic Beach Business District into phases 1 and 2 and have already requested grant funding for phases 3 and 4.
We are looking forward to the start of this project in 2020 and more to come in the future. It would be a great
opportunity to receive additional funding for our already designed project which was earmarked for use in
Suffolk County.

Join Us for LI’s Winter Restaurant Week January 27th- February 3, 2019 155

Join us for our Winter Long Island Restaurant Week January 27 – February 3, 2019. Participating restaurants will offer a $29.95 three-course prix fixe all night every night they are open from Sunday to Sunday, except Saturday when it only has to be offered until 7 p.m.We look forward to seeing you there!

Here is the list of participating restaurants in Suffolk Country, click on the Restaurant name for menu or to make a reservation :

Athenian Greek Taverna  (631) 499-7660  Suffolk – Commack, Greek

Bella Vie  (631) 500-9045 Suffolk – Bay Shore, Italian

Besito Mexican  (516) 620-3222  Suffolk – West Islip, Mexican

Besito Mexican  (631) 549-0100  Suffolk – Huntington, Mexican

Bistro 25   (631) 589-7775  Suffolk – Sayville, New American

Bistro 72   (631) 369-3325  Suffolk – Riverhead, American

Cafe Havana Bar And Grill  (631) 670-6277  Suffolk – Smithtown, Cuban

Captain Bill’s  (631) 665-6262 Suffolk – Bay Shore, Seafood

Casa Rustica  (631) 265-9265  Suffolk – Smithtown, Italian

Claude’s Restaurant  (631) 283-6500  Suffolk – Southampton, American

Danfords Hotel  (631) 928-5200  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, New American

Drift 82  (631) 714-4950  Suffolk – Patchogue, American

Garden Grill Restaurant  (631) 265-8771  Suffolk – Smithtown, American

Grasso’s  (631) 367-6060  Suffolk – Cold Spring Harbor, New American

H20 East Islip  (631) 277-4800  Suffolk – East Islip, Seafood

H20 Smithtown   (631) 361-6464  Suffolk – Smithtown, Seafood

Honu Kitchen & Cocktails  (631) 421-6900  Suffolk – Huntington, American

Imperial Meat Company (631) 824-6222  Suffolk – Huntington, Steakhouse

Irish Coffee Pub   (631) 277-0007  Suffolk – East Islip, Continental

Jonathan’s Ristorante  (631) 549-0055  Suffolk – Huntington, Italian

Le Soir Restaurant  (631) 472-9090  Suffolk – Bayport, French

Mill Pond House Restaurant  (631) 261-7663  Suffolk – Centerport, New American

Monsoon   (631) 587-4400  Suffolk – Babylon, Asian

Nantuckets  (631) 509-4848  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, American

Orto  (631) 473-0014  Suffolk – Miller Place, Italian

Pasta Pasta  (631) 331-5335  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, Italian

RHUM Island Inspired Cuisine & Rum Bar  (631) 569-5944  Suffolk – Patchogue, Eclectic

Salt & Barrel  (631) 647-8818  Suffolk – BayShore, Seafood

Shippys Pumpernickels Restaurant East  (631) 287-6782  Suffolk – Southampton, German

Snapper Inn  (631) 589-0248  Suffolk – Oakdale, Seafood

Strip Steak  (631) 650-6777  Suffolk – Great River, Steakhouse

The LakeHouse Restaurant  (631) 666-0995  Suffolk – Bay Shore, New American

The Oar Steak & Seafood  (631) 654-8266  Suffolk – Patchogue, Seafood

The Pine Grove Inn  (631) 569-5719  Suffolk – Patchogue, American

The Waterview at Port Jefferson  (631) 473-1440  Suffolk – Port Jefferson, Mediterranean

Verace  (631) 277-3800  Suffolk – Islip, Italian

View Restaurant  (631) 589-2694  Suffolk – Oakdale, Seafood

Vittorio’s Italian Steakhouse (631) 264-3333  Suffolk – Amityville, Steakhouse

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