7/12/17 Co-Sponsored meeting with EMPOA & Eastport Green Project: PSEG utility poles CR51 & Eastport Manor Road CR55

posted Jul 15, 2017, 12:43 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 12:44 PM ]

VIEW VIDEO: PSEG'S NEW POLES Update on meetings yesterday ( July 12,2017 ) and today ( July 13,2017)

Community meeting yesterday

Yesterday evening's 2 1/2 hour meeting at the Eastport Firehouse brought out over 200 residents whose theme was unanimous: bury the poles.

Thirty-nine residents spoke cogently during an extended question/comment period giving PSEG LI's Vice President - Transmission & Distribution the reasons why the poles should be buried and asking for explanations of things PSEG has done.

PSEG LI's Vice President explained some aspects of the project, but to most of the detailed questions he had been given before the meeting by EMPOA, the Eastport Green Project and Moriches Bay Civic Association.

Newsday, News12 and the Southampton Press covered the meeting. 

Published articles and video segments can be viewed at:

The meeting from start to finish in three segments: 

part 1  

part 2

part 3

Or go to and search for "empoa".

Today's meeting of PSEG and elected officials

This morning PSEG met with Councilman Panico, Supervisor Romaine, Senator LaValle, Assemblyman Thiele and Legislator Krupski. After the meeting Supervisor Romaine reported "We are all working to resolve this" and "We are keeping the pressure on PSEG."

Later Senator LaValle emailed an update received by a number of residents. He said in part

". . . . Last night's community meeting had an impressive turnout and PSEG-LI officials heard loud and clear the will of the residents.

" . . . . [At today's meeting] Assemblyman Thiele and I reiterated our resolve to have all of the lines buried and preserve this historic and environmentally sensitive area. It is my belief that the costs [of burying the lines] should be borne completely by PSEG-LI and not the ratepayers. At the meeting, we made some progress

with PSEG-LI committing to burying a portion of the lines. We will continue to push for them burying the entire project. We are now awaiting a proposal with specificity

of the details. The proposal is expected within the next two

weeks." (Emphasis added.) 

Offer to bury

Mark Harrington of Newsday also reported this evening that at the meeting this morning PSEG officials offered to bury of the lines "in Eastport". Sounds good, right? But wait! Bury them how far?

Far enough so everyone living north of the Old Montauk Highway doesn't shudder when looking at the street?

Far enough so all those living in houses north of Sabrina Drive and on Old Eastport Manor Road (which back onto Eastport Manor Road) don't have to look at monster poles out their windows or from their backyards?

Far enough so those approaching the built part of Eastport from the north don't have to pass a row of tall steel arrows to the sky?

Far enough so those driving past horse, produce and sod farms on the Riverhead Road (CR 51), and those driving by or to, or enjoying, the State's Eastport Conservation Area or the County's Pine Meadows Park or Peconic Hills Park (all on the Riverhead Road but not in Eastport proper) don't have their enjoyment spoiled by a row of 80-foot tall steel sentries?

And if the lines were buried from the Eastport substation to the point on the Riverhead Road where the lines leave the highway, what would the cost be in cents per year to electric ratepayers if PSEG LI did not absorb the costs itself and passed them onto the ratepayers?

Would it really be much at all? PSEG hasn't provided the data.


If you haven't signed the petition on burying the lines, the place to do it is here. Or go to, click Browse, and then search for "PSEG". 

Next Meeting, Thursday - May 18,2017 - 7 p.m.

posted May 10, 2017, 6:36 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

At the May 18th meeting of the Moriches Bay Civic Association, Tim Green, cultural resource manager at Brookhaven National Laboratory, will give a talk, "History in Our Backyard: The History of Camp Upton and Brookhaven Lab." This year, the Lab celebrates 70 years of scientific discovery and Camp Upton celebrates its 100th anniversary. Founded in 1917 (now the site of Brookhaven Lab), hear how the Camp served our nation, first in WWI and then in WWII. Hear about one of its most famous recruits, Irving Berlin, who wrote "God Bless America." Green will share photos and give an overview of the Lab's science history. 

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

posted Apr 18, 2017, 12:40 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 12:49 PM ]

Councilman Dan Panico will update the community on new, pending and ongoing development proposals on the horizon for the Moriches Bay area.
The undeveloped 18 acre parcel on the north west corner of Frowein Rd. and Moriches Middle Island Road and the 19.8 acres directly across Montauk Highway to the south are two parcels that will be discussed.
The owner will be attending to make a presentation of his proposal to be brought forward to the town.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Meeting Video Recording Links to: Living on the edge - Kevin McAllister, DefendH20

posted Mar 26, 2017, 8:09 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 12:38 PM ]

Guest Speaker:  Kevin McAllister

Kevin McAllister, founding president of DefendH2O and coastal scientist addressed the physical and biological ramifications of climate change. Kevin addressed the rising sea, what it means for our coastal communities and the appropriate responses to ensure that our region's beaches, wetlands and other natural resources remain sustainable.

Here are the links for the meeting video recording:                 
there is no password

Living on the edge in the face of sea level rise By Kevin McAllister of DefendH2O part #1


Living on the edge in the face of sea level rise By Kevin McAllister of DefendH2O part #2


2017 Membership Dues

posted Mar 2, 2017, 11:54 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

We need your support to continue to host meetings pertaining to the important development, environmental and revitalization projects on the horizon for the Moriches Bay area.

The MBCA needs volunteers and support to achieve this mission. 

New members always welcome and needed!

Your involvement is essential to the Moriches Bay area; the place we all call home.

In 2016, the MBCA continued to bring important information to the Moriches Bay communities on development projects, community issues and events.  

The MBCA continued its support of the Moriches Community Center’s efforts to improve the quality of life for all residents by adopting, shopping and wrapping presents for our neighbors most in need during the holidays.

Your $20 membership dues would help support our efforts.  

Please send you check to PO Box 46, Center Moriches NY 11934

The MBCA’s mission is to encourage civic awareness for the betterment of our quality of life within the Moriches Bay area, 

and to promote community service and education. 

Spring 2017 Meeting Schedule

posted Mar 2, 2017, 11:46 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association   [ updated May 10, 2017, 6:38 PM ]

Mark your calendars for the upcoming meetings scheduled for The Moriches Bay Civic Association (MBCA) to be held in the Community room of the Center Moriches Public Library.

  • Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m. - Kevin McAllister, Defend H20 ~ Presentation on defending the right to clean water & a sustainable coastline through science, education and law.
  • Wednesday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m. - Councilman Dan Panico will be attending to provide updates and answer any questions you may have about development and community activities.
  • Thursday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m. -Tim Green, Brookhaven Lab’s Cultural Resource Manager ~ History in our Backyard: Presentation on the history of Camp Upton and Brookhaven National Laboratory and Their Service to Our Nation. 

Founded in 1917, Camp Upton (now the site of Brookhaven Lab) is commemorating its 100th anniversary.  Come hear how the Camp served our nation, first in WWI and then in WWII. Hear about one of its most famous recruits, Irving Berlin, who wrote the play,“Yip, Yip, Yaphank” and composed “God Bless America.”

In this talk, Green will also show historical photos and give an overview of the history of science at the Lab, which celebrates 70 years of discovery in 2017.

Please join us for these important meetings. Come listen, ask questions and become informed.

2016 Summer Calendar

posted Jul 21, 2016, 2:15 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

The Moriches Bay Civic Association wishes you an enjoyable and safe July & August.  

Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 22, 2016.

Emails will be sent out should an earlier meeting be warranted.

Please feel free to send us an email: if you have any questions.

Meet the Candidates Night, Weds. Oct. 21, 2015 - 6:30 p.m.

posted Oct 8, 2015, 3:44 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

* Special Location - Special Time *
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
East Moriches Fire Department, 6:30 p.m. 
Pine Street, East Moriches

Join the MBCA and the EMPOA for an opportunity to meet the candidates who will make the decisions for our community and quality of life.
All questions will be written on index cards and will be asked by the moderators of the meeting.

The list of invited and confirmed candidates are:

County Legislator, 1st Legislative District:
Al Krupski
JR Remy Bell (unconfirmed as of 10/8/15)

County Legislator, 2nd Legislative District:
Bridget M Fleming
Amos Goodman

County Legislator, 3rd Legislative District:
Kate Browning
William Toranzo

Brookhaven Town Supervisor:
Edward Romaine
Doug Dittko ( unconfirmed as of 10/8/15 )

Brookhaven Town Council District 6:
Daniel Panico
Tricia Chiaramonte (unconfirmed as of 10/8/15)

Please email if you need further information.

Meeting: Monday, June 8, 2015 7p.m.

posted Jun 9, 2015, 12:46 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

Mark your calendars!
That's right, the Moriches Bay Civic Association is having another important meeting.

When: MONDAY, JUNE 8th  7 pm. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Center Moriches Public Library
Community Room

Application of: United American Muslim Association of N.Y. Inc.
Location:  63 Montauk Hwy  (across from Moriches Bay Diner- north side of road)
To construct a new 3,495 sq.ft. building

The UAMA came before the MBCA and the community back in 2009 to make their presentation for their new mosque. The applicant now has a revised plan and the MBCA has requested that they return to present their new plan to the community.

Next MBCA meeting: Thursday, May 28, 7pm

posted May 26, 2015, 12:53 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

Mark Your Calendars!
Don't miss this important meeting

The Moriches Bay Civic Association in partnership 
with East Moriches Property Owner's Association 

When: Thursday, May 28, 7 pm. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Center Moriches Library
Community Room


 Officers from the 7th Precinct Suffolk County P.D. COPE Unit (Community-oriented Police Enforcement Unit) will address local issues and answer questions (about 30 minutes).

 County Executive Steve Bellone will speak and then take questions on topics of county-wide interest.

All are welcome!  Bring your neighbors!
Get invoiced in the place you call "home."

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