Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scam Alert! just published notification of a scam that we should be aware of. You are advised to not give anyone your personal information.

I would like to mention that it is not a good idea to publish your birthday on social media; this information is needed in order to steal your identity. I sometimes publish a "Birthday," but I always publish an incorrect birthday. I publish a false day, month, and year! Hey! It's nice to make yourself a few years younger with the stroke of a pen! LOL!

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

Fifth Precinct Open Community Meeting
July 8, 2015, Patchogue Medford library Patchogue, NY
Maple Avenue Neighborhood Watch

I attended the July 8, 2015 Community Meeting at the Fifth precinct. We were advised that one of the biggest problems that the Fifth Precinct is dealing with is avoidable. Residents are still parking their cars in their driveways without locking them. The perpetrator would get into your car from an unlocked door and press the trunk release. If you have valuables in your trunk they too will be stolen.
Beware of a scam where two young ladies knock at your door, saying that they are from the Town, and want to resolve a property issue. They would say that your fence is on the neighbor’s property.   While you are outside measuring your fence, two burglars enter your house and steal everything they can get their hands on.
It might be a good idea to put your car under a security light; Catalytic Converters are being stolen.

I don’t think that it is possible to do anything about the following! Criminals break into the Credit Card Readers that are at Gas pumps. When you put your Credit Card into the reader, your information is sent to the criminal via a radio transmitter. You better not use your credit card at a gas pump after dark.

Our best wishes to inspector Aristede Mojica from the fifth precinct; he just retired.

Inspector Gary R. Siska from the Suffolk County Auxiliary Police made a presentation about Aux Police Officer requirements, and encouraged everyone to become an APO.  

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Fifth Precinct Open Community Meeting Tonight July 8, 2015

Date: Tonight July, 8, 2015

Time:  7:pm

Location:  Patchogue Medford Library, 54-60 East Main St. Patchogue, NY 

Anyone can attend! You do not have to be a Neighborhood Watch member to attend. You do not have to represent any organized group.

Discuss community related issues directly with the police department!

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

UFOs Spotted over long island
Ben Vitale

On the evening of July 4, 2015 fireworks were being set off at many locations along the south shore of Long Island. While everyone was looking toward the sky at the fireworks, ominous glowing objects were slowly moving across the sky! The UFOs were first seen in Center Moriches, NY, moving in a westerly direction. Hey… This is fun! LOL! Aliens from another planet are enjoying our fireworks! LOL! I was hoping that I would see Captain Kirk from the starship enterprise, but that didn’t happen. See link at bottom of this article.
Unfortunately I am forced to turn the controls on my Time Machine back to the year 2015! Oh what a “bore!” LOL! Two of the UFOs flew over my head, and I was able to see what looked like a flame coming from the underside of each UFO! The flame that was coming out of the booster rockets looked more like the flame that you would get from a cigarette lighter! Hummm! Oh well! It is not a Romulan space ship! I am totally crushed! The UFO Spacecraft was actually a Sky Lantern! Go to Google and search for “Sky Lantern.” A sky lantern looks like an inverted paper bag that has a fire source burning under it. The heat causes the bag to rise like a Hot Air Balloon. Do not try building one yourself!
It was fun while it lasted! I guess I will have to meet Captain Kirk the next time I use my Time Machine! LOL!
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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Patchogue Village Parade July 4, 2015
Ben Vitale

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 Jackson Paul Haller  having fun at the Patchogue parade:

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Roads are Being Paved in Patchogue Village
Ben Vitale
About a year ago I published an ad hoc study of the condition of a few roads in Patchogue Village. Seismic equipment was mounted in an automobile, and seismic readings were taken so that the road condition could be compared to the turbulence that one would encounter during a seismic event (earthquake). I believe that the seismometer determined that when driving on a particular road, the turbulence felt by the driver would be equivalent to a 7.9 Earthquake. The road condition has substantially degraded since the last study!

This morning I was awakened by a strong turbulence that was emanating from the street in front of my house. I figured that a truck was traveling on the bumpy road at a high rate of speed, thus generating a huge seismic vibration! I couldn’t believe it; it was equivalent to a 9.2 earthquake on the Richter scale! LOL!

To my surprise it was not a reverse seismic event; it was a fleet of heavy equipment grinding down the road in preparation for a new road to be installed! I was jubilant! OMG… After almost half of a century we are getting a new road! My wife and I quickly put waffles into the toaster and made large cups of caffeinated coffee… This was a special occasion; a reason to celebrate! So, the two of us sat on our porch and enjoyed watching the heavy equipment that was operating on our street!

OK! This is all in fun! Maple Avenue, Northridge Street, Cedar Grove, and Thorne Street are in the process of being re-paved! LOL! This could not have happened at a better time; Cedar Grove Street had a pot hole that was so big that it was re-classified as a sink hole! I could swear that I saw a few cars in it! LOL! Thank you Mayor Pontieri and the Patchogue Village Trustees for resolving our problem, and special thanks to Joe Dean. As per the VOP, Joe  and his crew always do a great job!!
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