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The Long Island traveler-watchman. (Southold, Long Island, N.Y.) 1975-1990, June 10, 1976, Image 1

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0 . J . FO R '.A M N fj iv o b' 1 L E D iS P r • l>i 0 N rfi 0 U T H f I L L * 6 1 4 6 3 The Official Newspaper Of Southold Town An Official Newspaper Of Riverhead Town An Official Newspaper Of Southampton Town Long Island Traveler Est. 1871 Vol. 105 No. 34 TRUTH WITHOUT FEAR Mattltuck Watchman, Est. 1824 Sut) 6 criptton $10 Per Year SOUTHOLD, LONG ISLAND, N.Y, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1976 Single Copies 25 Cents Black Balloons Fly To Stop Nuclear Plant I Black balloons fight LILCO. A coalition of groups opposed to LILCO’s Shoreham and Jamesport nuclear plants held a rally in Riverhead’s Grangebel Park June 3 and sent dozens of helium filled black balloons into the air with attached cards warning the eventual finders they would be downwind from the com p leted plants and exposed to possible radiation leaks. After the rally, a smaller group went to the gates of the Shoreham nuclear plant and let off a similar batch of balloons under the eyes of police and LILCO officials. The Riverhead rally drew close to 100 supporters of the anti-nuclear drive, few of whom appeared to be local residents, plus a contingent of workers from the Shoreham plant. The workers, wearing hardhats and members of several trade urfions, carried signs saying, “ Environment­ alists are polluting our economy” . The rally organizers posted signs of their own around the park reading, “ People speak louder than money” and “ The risks are too great. Stop the nukes” . Throughout the rally, (Continued on Page 7) Social Services Ask For $224 Million In Welfare Suffolk County Social Services Department has submitted a pre­ liminary budget for next year to Countv Executive John V.N. Klein calling for a whopping welfare outlay of $224 million, a figure that re­ presents almost the whole of the county’s operating budget five years ago. The sharp rise stems largely from climbing costs in medical assistance programs and indicates those in the programs are seeking more medical services and paying more for them. The cost of the programs would jump to $66.6 million, or a 50 percent increase in the last two years, and would make medical costs the single most expensive item in the social services budget. Formerly, the top item was the aid to dependent children program. Klein, who was described as shocked by the budget estimates, warned a continuing rise in social (Continued on Page 26) Foi Appoiited To Goaty Coirt On Monday, June 7, New York State Governor Hugh Carey an­ nounced the appointment of Joseph E. Fox, Jr. (D-Jamesport) to the ^ H JUDGE JOSEPH E. FOX, JR. County Court, filling the vacancy left by Judge Ernest Signorelli who was elected to the Surrogate Court in the November 1975 election. Fox stated his appointment is subject to confirmation by the New York State Senate. The newly named judge has been in the Suffolk court system for 15'/2 years, serving the last ten as law secretary to Supreme Court Judge Arthur Cromarty. Prior to this. Fox served with the late Judge Henry Zaleski. Fox has been practicing law for 26 years. He is a g raduate of St. J o h n ’s Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved to East Northport in November 1955 and established his family in J a m e s ­ port in July, 1962. Judge Fox and his wife, Patricia, are the parents of a 23 year old son, Terrence, a graduate student at the College of St. Rose, Albany, major­ ing in political science. Their daugh­ ter, Kathleen Ann, is a sophomore at Cortland where she is majoring in physical education. R i v e r h e a d F a r m s S e e k E x e m p t i o n s Forty-seven farms in the Town of Riverhead have filed before a June 1 deadline for tax exemptions under a state agricultural districting pro­ gram. The farms cover 3,348 acres, and if the exemptions are allowed, a total of $366,850 will come off Riverhead tax roles. Linder current town assessments on real property, that means other Riverhead tax­ payers will be picking up an addition­ al $90,700 in taxes next year. Under the state program, the apply­ ing farms must commit lands to eight years of exclusively agricultural use, and renew that commitment annual­ ly. The exemptions from local tax roles would come at a time when the town board is expressing growing concern about the size of Riverhead’s tax base, and in the wake of the county legislature’s tabling of the Farmlands Preservation Program. It was not immediately known how many of the 47 farms would have been part of county farmlands aquisition. A sharp increase in the acreage committed by individual farmers to the agricultural value assessment program under Section 306 of the NYS Agriculture and Markets Law has occurred in Riverhead Township, (Continued on Page 7) H o r t o n L o s e s L a b o r D i s p u t e In a grievance proceeding June 8, Riverhead Town Board overruled highway department head Alex Hor­ ton and reinstated a laborer Horton fired for insubordination. The pro­ ceeding raised some questions about job functions in the department and left Horton seemingly uneasy. The laborer, Charles E. Downs, was fired by Horton after he refused to drive a truck on Horton’s order. Down's attorney, Lester Lipkin, con­ tended at the hearing Down's refusal did not constitute insubordination, (Continued on Page 26) C o u n t y R e w o r k s B u d g e t ^ P l a n n i n g E n e r g y C o n t r o l s Southold Signs Town Hall Contracts Members of Southold Town’s official family look on as Anthony Curreri, a representative of the Gerleen (Construction Company, Inc., signs a contract to do the general contracting work on the new Southold Town Hall. In the photo are, left to right, Justice Martin Suter, Town Clerk Judith Bok.^n, Justice Louis Demarest, Highway Superintendent Raymond Dean, Supervisor Albert Martocchia, Mr ^Curreri, Councilman James F. Homan, Justice Frances T. Doyen, Leon Swenson, project ^ecbiteSt irom Wjjdersum Associates, and Councilman James H. Rich, Jr. The iSbuthold Town Board i -.oved another, \-^p c l o ^ r tow a r ^ ^ ie. new town hall when cbnlrtets Wrfh four major concerns w e r t signed and Leon Swenson of Wiedersum As­ sociates said the ground-breaking ceremony could conceivably take placc within a short time. Among those contracts is one for plumbing with Frank Peterson of Peterson Construction of Linden­ hurst, for $45,000: general con­ tractors, Gerleen Corporation of Bayport for $228,100; McDowell Electric Corporation of Edw a r d s Avenue. Calverton. for $51,289; and Mbrchel Inc., Mattituck, for the sum of - $53,950 covering (he heating costs. Before getting back to the routine agenda of town government, the board indicated their excitem e n t over the monumental achievement of a new town hall after years and money spent in pursuing this goal. In an effort to placate all factions within the township, the board had scheduled votes on a site in South- old. the Donahue property which went down to defeat and proceeded on to another defeated vote on eight acres on Moore's Lane offered free North Fork Health Clinic Funded by the Village of Greenport. A third site, live acrcs in Mattituck offered by Town Justice Martin Suter never reachcd the electorate on the pre­ mise that the referendums were costing the town money and town residents favored the Main Road, Southold site, the present location of the town clerk's offices. Finally, the board decided to go with the Main Road. Southold, site and make use of revenue sharing funds which did not demand a referendum. The new structure will make use of the existing town clerk's building. Leash Law Passes After months of deliberation and an admitted lack of votes to swing (Continued on Page 7) B o a r d A s k s F o r C a u t i o u s R e v i e w The Riverhead Planning Board was asked to cautiously review two separate preliminary subdivision maps, Soundview Acres and Palo­ mino Park, during June 3 public hearings. After John Talniage of Friar’s Head Farm, Baiting Hollow, said agricultural operations and housing developments do not mix, the board tabled action on the Soundview Acres' map. The proposed subdivi­ sion has 67 lots arranged over 85 acres of land and is located north of (Continued on Page 14) L i n t o n S a y s : T i m e F o r F i r m A c t i o n The Suffolk County Legislature spent its June 8 session reworking County Executive John V.N. Klein’s proposed capital budget for the next three years, cutting some programs and restoring others. During a short morning break. Presiding Officer Floyd Linton (D-Miller Place) held a press conference to announce he is planning a county conference on energy conservation and develop­ ment for September. Linton said the conference would include representatives from all sides of the energy picture, such as LILCO representatives, energy con­ tractors, Brookhaven Lab research­ ers, environmentalists, public of­ ficials, labor unions, consumers and others. He said it was necessary “ as a means of getting some perspective on formulating a course of action from which to move ahead.” The continuing battle between LILCO and opponents of the proposed Jamesport nuclear facility, he said, underscored the need for the county to develop a comprehensive position on energy. \1 feel it is time for the county to break away from its position of neutrality and take a firm stand on the issue,” he commented. Linton also said he had urged Executive Klein not to vote the legislature’s May 25 resolution op­ posing a nuclear or fossil fuel plant at Jamesport. He called the resolu­ tion \ a good stance for the county to take” adding Klein would be acting inconsistently if he vetoed the meas­ ure in light of his public opposition to Long Island offshore oil drilling. “ How can he oppose the Interior Department on oil drilling and then take a stand-offish position on Jamesport?” Linton asked. The county anti-nuclear resolution, ac­ cording to Linton, put the federal government’s Energy Research and Development Agency on notice the county wanted the case for nuclear power proved before the LILCO plant was built in Jamesport. The instal­ lation would have “ enormous im­ pacts other than just the plant itself.” he said, calling the legis­ lature's position “ an environmental­ ly progressive s tand.” (Continued on Page 5) Riverhead Office A Riverhead branch office has been opened by The Long Island Traveler-Watchman at 1 East Main Street, Riverhead. Classi­ fied and display advertisers and contributors are invited to call 727-1992 or address mail to 1 East Main Street, Riverhead. 1 During the June 3 meeting at the (bounty Center, Riverhead, county legislators were addressing themselves to North Fork health needs and proposed clinic when Joe Stubendek, Hampton Bays, asked for equal facilities on the South Shore. First District Legislator Joyce Burland said a June 14 meeting will be geared to South Shore needs. The full audience had Eastern Long Island Hospital personnel, visible in the rear row. Administrator Pehr Anderson, Board Chairman John Appelt and Chief of Staff Dr. Robert Ogiivie; twttom, left to right, Fernando Jiminez, Orient, Bertha Ford and Stanley Peters, both of Greenport. First District Legislator Joyce bur­ land promised and delivered a resolu­ tion June 8, at the Hauppauge meeting of the Suffolk County Legis­ lature, reinstating $60,000 in the capital budget to be used for equip­ ment in the proposed North Fork Health Clinic. With the $60,000 back in the capital budget and bonded, it will be the down payment on a health facility which will bring Eastern Long Island Hospital $35,000 annually in rent. During a meeting in the Riverhead County Center June 3, both Burland and Suffolk’s C o m m issioner of Health, Dr. Mary McLaughlin said the health facility which will be located in the Eastern Long Island Hospital had top priority before County Executive John V.N. Klein pared the budget. A study conducted by the Commis- (Continued on Page 7) At Press Time Authorized higher expenditures for the National Park System included $2 million to acquire additional land In the Fire Island National Seashore. The measure is an attempt to halt the acquisition of waterfront property by private developers and was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Thomas J. Downey [D-W. Islip]. The measure has already passed in the Senate after introduction by Jacob Javltts [R.-N.Y.]. Appropriations for purchasing land on Fire Island were originally passed in 1964 and came in at $16 million. What the Park System Is going after now, Is a total of 13,400 acres, 1,000 of which is private land, the rest belonging to New York State. In addition to the money, Javltts and Downey request the parks bill give the Secretary of the Interior the power to obtain an injunction at the level of a federal district court against any land use which is inconsistent with the National Seashore Act. L o n g I s l a n d T r a v e l e r ’ s 2 n d A n n u a l G r a d u a t i o n S e c t i o n , P a g e s 1 A - 1 2 A

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