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Sound Beach is Not Being 'Well Served;' Civic Cancels Monday Meeting

With many roads still not plowed, civic cancels Meet the Candidates night.

Two days after Brookhaven Town highway crews started battling Sound Beach roads are still too unsafe for travel, according to the local civic group president.

Sound Beach has been hit particularly hard by the storm, and many of the roads in the area have yet to be plowed even as of Monday.

On Sunday afternoon, Patch asked readers if their roads had been cleared. Readers commented into Monday afternoon listing roads along the north shore they said had yet to be touched. 

"Sound Beach (I can't say much about the rest of Brookhaven) is not being been well served during this storm," Civic President Bea Ruberto told Patch via email. "There are still many streets that haven't seen a snow plow and many that have are now single lanes."

A Meet the Candidates night for the Town of Brookhaven Highway Superintendent, set to be hosted by the civic Monday, has been cancelled. The meeting, which was to be held at the Sound Beach Fire House, was supposed to be attended by candidates Assemblyman Daniel Losquadro and Councilwoman Kathleen Walsh.

The area has many narrow, hilly streets, which have been hard to get to and maintain with the sheer amount of snow this storm brought.

"I've heard that partly this is because of the narrow streets in our area and the fact that many of the smaller vehicles can't handle this much snow," Ruberto said. "However, whereas in the past often trucks would start shoveling early on during a storm, this wasn't the case now. Most areas didn't see any trucks the first night. Maybe, if they had started plowing right away, a little at a time, then even the smaller trucks would have worked."

To the west, members of the as of Sunday afternoon, intending to send the list to Acting Highway Superintendent Michael Murphy.

Paul Kersey February 11, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Has anyone heard from Ed Romaine?
Bucknell Barrow February 11, 2013 at 08:48 PM
You have the wife of the Highway Department civil service union Ms. Walsh running, and you have a lawyer from Shoreham who represents this area in Albany.. Who is the real highway engineer to whom you refer.. and why not have him as one of the Generals in the Highway Dept..who reports to the head of the Dept.. Highways always stood on their own, as the head was an elected official.. who answered to little or no one..Does the word "pork barrel" or "domain" come to mind.. Stop the politics and get the job done..
Captain Howard Hawrey February 11, 2013 at 09:44 PM
I sure do miss Harold Malkmes!!!!
MP resident February 12, 2013 at 07:00 PM
To 53-yr. resident and Ted, Amen to it all. I couldn't agree more. How great this would be if you all and I would attend the next civic meeting AND meet the candidates meeting (which should be soon) and we can express this to them. It needs to be said! Many thanks (from a 45-year resident)
MP resident February 12, 2013 at 07:01 PM
oh boy, I hear you on THAT, Captain!!!
Jon Versheck March 04, 2013 at 11:52 PM
http://millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com//articles/letter-vote-for-write-in-candidate-for-brookhaven-highway-super brookhavensuper.com

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