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Officially, the last day Suffolk County residents could dial just seven digits (that means no area code needed) for local, intracounty calls was June 17. Now is the time to reprogram the local seven-digit numbers stored in personal phones, as well as be sure that any service that involves automatic dialing, such as an alarm system, has been updated with the code. There will be no need to dial a “1” for calls made from a Suffolk number to another Suffolk number, as it remains a local call, officials said.
The new area code, 934, will be gradually phased in starting July 16.
For more details, click here for the Newsday article about this change
For information about beach closings, especially related to stormwater runoff, call the Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services at (631) 852-5760 during weekday business hours
or their 24-hour pre-recorded Beach Hotline at (631) 852-5822 or
click here for their website
The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation also provides a 24-hour pre-recorded message advising the public of temporarily closed shellfishing areas at (631) 444-0480.
Click here to view the DEC website
which also provides shellfish closure information, including written descriptions and color-coded maps. More information about shellfish harvesting is also available by calling the DEC's Bureau of Marine Resources at (631) 444-0475, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:45pm.
The Village of Asharoken is building a Village Resident E-Mail Contact List. The list will be used to broadcast e-mail announcements such as updates to the waste pickup schedule, road closure information, and newsletters. To add yourself to the list please print and complete the
E-Mail Request Form
. Completed forms may be dropped off at Village Hall, placed in the police mailbox, or you may simply email the information to the Village Clerk at
Asharoken is supporting a magazine drop-off site at Village Hall. All magazines will be delivered to Northport Veterans at the VA Center.
Visit our Libraries at:
|Image: Amiaga Photographers
|Visit the Northport/East Northport Libraries
151 Laurel Avenue; tele: (631) 261-6930 and
185 Larkfield Road, tele: (631) 261-2313 and online:
Northport-East Northport Public Library
Museum Passes/Vouchers Program:
Museum passes and vouchers are available to Northport-East Northport Library cardholders. These passes/vouchers allow free admission to some of Long Island's and New York City's most popular institutions. These include: The Heckscher Museum of Art, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Old Westbury Gardens, Guggenheim Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and many more. All passes must be picked up and returned at the circulation desk of the Northport Library only.
Click here to review a list of the participating institutions
Library Vote Results:
The annual library vote was held on April 14, 2015.
Up for vote was the 2015-2016 annual budget (which passed with an increase of 1.05% and to elect two trustees (uncontested).
530 "YES"; 68 "NO". Georganne White and Jacqueline Elsas, both retired librarians, were elected Library Trustees (a five member Board).
The annual library vote was held on April 8, 2014.
Up for vote was the annual budget (which passed with an increase of 1.5% and to elect one trustee (uncontested).
425 "YES"; 105 "NO". Patricia Flynn was re-elected Library Trustee.
The annual library vote was held on April 2, 2013.
Up for vote was the annual budget (which passed with an increase of 2.18% and to elect one trustee (uncontested).
494 "YES"; 173 "NO". Elizabeth McGrail was elected Library Trustee.
The annual library vote was held on April 3, 2012.
Up for vote was the annual budget (which passed with an increase of 2.4% and to elect one trustee (there were two candidates). Results:
574 "YES"; 94 "NO". Andrea Gladding was elected Library Trustee.
Northport-East Northport Public Library Receives
Four-Star Distinction for Ninth Year
For the ninth consecutive year, the Northport-East Northport Public Library has earned a four-star rating in Library Journal’s 2016 Index of Public Library Service, a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America’s public libraries.
The four-star rating is awarded on the basis of four measures of service—patron visits, material circulation, program attendance, and Internet usage. This year, 35 libraries were awarded Star status in New York State, the highest number for any state.
August 2017 Activities:
Landscape and Nature Photography by Pat DeLuca Canvas and metal prints.
East Northport Gallery:
none at this time.
(Copies of the books are available at the Northport Library Circulation Desk. Short Stories are available at both buildings.)
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Running on Long Island
Monday, August 21, 7:00 p.m. – Northport Public Library. Northport Running Club member Susan Marnell will be here to lead a discussion about running on Long Island. Beginners to experienced racers are invited to attend.
Elder Law Update
Wednesday, August 23, 2:30 p.m. – Northport Public Library. George Roach, former Chief Attorney for the Legal Aid Society, will provide up-to-date information on estate planning, durable wills, powers of attorney, living wills, health care proxies, and long-term care options. Your questions are welcome.
Friday Movies for Adults:
Going in Style Friday:
Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Rated PG-13. 96 minutes. Closed captioning will be displayed.
Friday, August 25, 2:00 p.m. East Northport Public Library
The cupboards are nearly bare and the number of needy are growing. The Pantry feeds 150-160 local families daily. Non-perishable food items are always most needed.
In addition, you may wish to support their holiday drive with contributions of non-food products such as health/personal care items, diapers and detergent. Checks and supermarket gift cards are always appreciated. The food pantry is located on the lower level of the
First Presbyterian Church, 330 Main Street, Northport
It is open Monday-Thursday, 10am-Noon. For more information, call the Pantry Director, Sally Stark: (631) 261-4357.
The Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main Street, Northport
, welcomes donations of clothing, books, toys and unique "gift" items that are sold in their Thrift Store, open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-3pm. If you have questions about what you would like to donate, contact Sharon Wolpert for more information: (631) 262-0791; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. FYI:
Trinity Episcopal Church
also holds a variety of engaging events throughout the year, see their website for more details.
To all Residents and Property Owners:
The Village of Asharoken provides this information on how to apply for a DEC general permit for storm repair work in coastal areas of Long Island. You will find below a website that will provide more information and forms necessary to obtain the DEC general permit.
Information on applying for a DEC general permit for storm repair work in coastal areas on Long Island:
DEC has issued a General Permit for the coastal areas of Long Island, New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. Approved projects include stabilizing existing dwellings, decks and walkways with temporary bracing and pilings; installing sandbags or sand cubes at the toe of damaged structures or eroded escarpments; re-grading eroded dunes; in-kind/in-place repair of stairways; reconstruction of bulkheads and shoreline erosion structures that were functional before Hurricane Sandy; and repair or reconstruction of existing public roads, bridges, utilities and other public infrastructure.
In addition, the DEC is authorizing the top elevation of a replacement bulkhead to be up to 18” higher than the bulkhead existing prior to Hurricane Sandy. It is also authorizing new bulkhead returns of up to 10 feet or extensions of returns of up to 10 feet.
The General Permit authorizes bulkhead materials to be substituted by any other new bulkhead material that is otherwise legal in the locality or under NYS law. For example, many bulkheads were made of CCA treated wood. The use of CCA treated wood is no longer permitted in many areas. The use of newer materials such as vinyl faced wood would be permitted.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation General Permit Information for Hurricane Sandy
for more information on applying for the general permit for storm repair work. This website will enable you to download a PDF form of the Notice of Intent as well as provide instructions.
Important: Please remember for storm related repair work a building permit is still required, please check with Village Hall. All building fees will be waived relating to Hurricane Sandy.
Any questions please contact Village Hall 261-7098 or contact our Building Inspector Doug Adil at 631-935-5501.
The Village Permit & Fee Handbook
, which was mailed to all residents in June 2011, has been updated as of March 2012.
Before you plan your next project and are not sure if a building permit is needed, please refer to the Handbook and as always, call the Village Clerk or Building Inspector for more specific information.
The Handbook also outlines permit fees, zoning requirements, driveway and curbing requirements, information on signage, etc. Compliance within our Village helps to enhance our property values and our quality of life.
Click here to visit our Village Code section
to immediately view/print an online copy of it or contact the Asharoken Village Clerk.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services may provide assistance for eligible disabled individuals who may have no other way to evacuate their homes.
If you think you will need special assistance, such as transportation and/or sheltering, then this plan may be of assistance to you. You must apply to ensure that you qualify for this program:
An Application must be made: forms available at Asharoken Village Hall. If you need an Application sent to your home, call Village Hall at: (631) 261-7098.
Once your Application is complete and has been approved, you will be contacted by Emergency Services and they will inform you about shelter services and assigned transportation services.
Note: If you are unable to fill out the Application and need assistance, please call Village Hall who will provide assistance to you.
For more information, visit the:
Suffolk County Goverment JEEP website.
In order to maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program, it is necessary that our Village
adopt the new Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps
into our community's floodplain management
standards and regulations.
Our local law is designed to comply with the floodplain management standards and regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program.
In November 2008, open house meetings were held to discuss the new FEMA Flood Maps.
These meetings gave Asharoken residents an opportunity to ask questions about the new maps,
the development standards in floodplains, and flood insurance. Staff from NYSDEC were joined by representatives
from FEMA to answer questions.
Click here to search the FEMA Website for updated rate maps for our area.
On the FEMA site, select a tab at the upper-left
to search by address or Map Panel ID number. Below, we've listed the Map Panel ID numbers of several overview maps for Asharoken.
The maps are interactive; you will need to zoom in to see useful detail.
|Flood Insurance Maps|
|Map Panel ID Number
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||Village Hall to 359 Asharoken Avenue, Eastern Duck Island
||359 Asharoken Avenue to Morgan Estate Property, northern portion of Bevin Road
||Duck Island, Duck Island Harbor, southern portion of Bevin Road, Bevin Road East, Bevin Road West, Eaton Harbors area
(South Harbor Road, North Harbor Road, Cove Road, Clam Shell Lane, and New Harbor Road)
These flood rate maps took effect September 25, 2009. Paper copies of the maps are available at Village Hall for viewing.
For additional details, click on
FEMA Flood Map Program
Suffolk County Flood Maps (by address)
Did you know prescriptions have become one of the most abused illegal drugs for teenagers in the United States, second only to marijuana? In fact, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, nearly one out of every five teens is said to have abused prescription drugs, with the majority believed to have obtained the drugs from friends and family. This is deeply concerning as statistics show illegally used prescription drugs and marijuana often serve as “gateway drugs” for teens who progress to use heroin and other deadly substances.
Please help us to reduce the accessibility of prescription drugs to young people by anonymously disposing of unwanted prescription drugs in collection containers located at all Suffolk County PD precincts. For more information, please visit:
Suffolk County Police Department Operation Medicine Cabinet.
The Asharoken Master Plan
is available online. It is a .pdf document that will open in a new window. Note: At 73 pages, the Master Plan is a 6MB download and not recommended for dialup users.
The annual library operating budget (tax rate increase: 1.6%) and election of one trustee was approved by the voters on April 13, 2010. There were 569 "Yes" votes cast; 110 "No" votes.
The library budget details were published in the March 2010 issue of the Library Newsletter. Copies are available at either branch of the library and also on the library's website:
by clicking here
and follow the link for "Newsletter" in the "Most Popular" section (left hand side).
The next public hearing of the ZBA will be held on December 14, 2009 at 7:30pm at Village Hall. One request will be heard.
Click here to view the Legal Notice
for this meeting.
The next Asharoken ZBA Meeting will be held at Village Hall on Wednesday September 9, 2009 at 7:30pm.
Click here to view the variance request
be reviewed during the meeting. (Document will open in a new window.)
A Public Hearing will be held by the Village Board of the Village of Asharoken on Tuesday, September 8, 2009
at 7:30pm at Village Hall. The hearing will be for the purpose of adopting a Local Law for Flood Damage
Prevention which includes the National Flood Insurance Rate Maps dated September 25, 2009 (36103C0309H, 36103C0317H,
36103C0328H, 36103C0336H) and the Flood Insurance Study. Copies of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Local Law
for Flood Damage Prevention are on file at Asharoken Village Hall and may be viewed during normal business hours,
between 9am and 2pm.
|A Lovely Entrant in the Asharoken Street Garden Program
The Asharoken Garden Club is calling on all homeowners to join their program, create a street garden,
and help beautify our community. This year, all entrants will receive a plaque acknowledging their participation.
The three gardens judged to be the most outstanding will receive wooden signs featuring artwork by Marilyn Chiodo.
To read a letter detailing the
Changes to the Street Garden Program, click here
To view and print the
Street Garden Entry Form, click here
To enter, this form must be returned by May 18th.
Garden judging will take place between June 22 and June 29, with the winners announced on "Street Garden Recognition Day", July 11.
|Image: Steve Silverman
|From the left: 1st Assistant Chief Kevin O'Neill, Mayor Irving, Chief Joseph Cartolano, and
2nd Assistant Chief Jerry Hehir at the Eaton's Neck Fire Department Installation
In January, Mayor Patricia Irving attended the installation dinner for
the new officers of the Eaton's Neck Volunteer Fire Department as part of her community relations efforts.
|Mayor Irving at the NY Conference of Mayors. Irving met with
state Assemblyman Andrew Raia (left) and Senator Carl Marcellino (right).
Representatives from the Eaton's Neck FD attend all Asharoken Emergency Planning Committee meetings.
In February, Mayor Irving attended the New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) Winter Legislative Meeting in Albany.
During the sessions, Irving met with our elected state officials Assemblyman Andrew Raia and Senator Carl Marcellino.