Moriches Bay Residents Remember Local Hero By Jane Koropsak

posted May 20, 2019, 8:07 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association   [ updated May 20, 2019, 8:10 PM ]

Moriches Bay Residents Remember Local Hero Major Andreas O’Keeffe

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 16,2019 - 7 p.m. Center Moriches Public Library

posted Apr 16, 2019, 9:41 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

Have questions about the change from Single Stream to Dual Stream Recycling?  
Are you confused about what is recyclable, what week is which type and why you cannot recycle glass at your curb? 
Well, you are not alone.

The Moriches Bay Civic Association &
East Moriches Property Owners' Association
invite you to an important, informative meeting
 Tuesday, April 16th at 7 P.M. 
in the Community Room of the Center Moriches Public Library.   
We have invited Erich Weltsek, Town of Brookhaven Recycling Coordination Aide to help you understand the need for the change and how to help make the process easier.  

An officer from the Suffolk County Police Department will be in attendance to address any quality of life concerns for the Moriches area.

Please feel free to forward this email and invite your neighbors.

Thank you!

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 26,2018 - 7 p.m. Center Moriches Public Library

posted Apr 23, 2018, 6:38 AM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

The Moriches Bay Civic Association 
& The East Moriches Property Owners' Association
invite you to an important meeting
Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.
at the Center Moriches Public Library

Councilman Dan Panico will provide development updates and answer questions on new, pending and ongoing land use issues for the Moriches Bay area of
 Moriches, Center Moriches, East Moriches and Eastport 
Just to list a few of the many to be discussed:
  • Proposed daycare facility (adjacent to Greek Bites)
  • Farmhouse Farm ( across from Waterways entrance)
  • Mosque - United American Muslim Association
  • Breslin properties
  • Empty stores on Main Street Center Moriches
  • L-1 parcels at Railroad Ave/Moriches By-pass
  • Plans for former bus depot 
  • Landscaping at cement plant
  • LIRR grade crossing condition in Center Moriches
  • Graffiti on LIRR trestle in East Moriches
  • Container storage (north end of Spadaro along CR51
  • Spadaro / Lufker Airports
  • Commons at Eastport
  • PSEG pole update
  • Preserve PRC
  • Details on proposed streetlight installation project - exterior lighting code update
  • Concern regarding clearing of covenanted areas along shorelines
Your input is vital on projects that impact our communities! 

Please join us this Thursday, 4/26, 7 p.m. 
There is much to discuss at this meeting.  
Plan to arrive early as we will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
as the library closes at 8:30 p.m. 
Please feel free to forward this email and invite your neighbors.

Get involved!  Take ownership of this place we all call home.

Thank you!

2018 Membership dues

posted Mar 20, 2018, 2:26 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

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

In 2017, 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 contributing to our neighbors most in need during the holidays.

Your $20 membership dues would help support our efforts.  

Please return your dues today with your contact info (see below). 

In 2018, we will continue to host meetings as needed pertaining to the important development, environmental and revitalization projects on the horizon for the Moriches Bay area.

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. 

The MBCA needs volunteers and support to achieve this mission. 

Without obligation, we welcome you to attend any of our meetings. There will be times when we will partner with the East Moriches Property Owners’ Association, EMPOA, on community concerns.

Email notices will be sent advising of upcoming meetings to be held with their time & location.

For more information, please email us at or visit 


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EMAIL: ___________________________________________________________________________

Congratulations Mary Field!

posted Mar 20, 2018, 2:24 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

The Moriches Bay Civic Association congratulates our neighbor and local historian Mary Field!

Mary was named a 2018 “women in excellence” by the Town of Brookhaven.  On March 15th, Mary

was recognized at a ceremony hosted by Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Town Council for her extraordinary dedication to the Moriches Bay communities.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 29,2018 - 7:00p.m. Center Moriches Public Library

posted Mar 20, 2018, 2:22 PM by Moriches Bay Civic Association

Mark your calendars for the upcoming meeting scheduled for 

The Moriches Bay Civic Association (MBCA) to be held in the Community room of the Center Moriches Public Library.

Thursday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m. 

 Guest Speaker: Richard Flynn, Owner of Moriches Field Brewing Company

The 1 acre site (J2-zone) is located at the corner of Wilcox Road and Old Neck Road and 

consists of a Quonset-style building along with parking.

Plan is to build a "nano-brewery and tasting room" in the existing building.

Special permit from the Town of Brookhaven is required.

Please join us for this important meeting.  Come listen, ask questions and become informed.

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:                 
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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


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