One More St. Patrick’s Blast

The Irish celebration of culture and fun ended “early” this year; it lasted only 28 days, starting with the passing of the sash and soda bread bale-off on February 28, and ending on March 23. The final Saint Patrick’s celebration in Patchogue was held at St. Francis de Sales parish hall on the evening of March 23. Some of the entertainment included Irish dancers. Two of the dancers from Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance, the Skaalerud sisters, Erin and Mary, with Pastor Tom Pers are picured with committee members Bonnie Bossert (left) and Ann Boyce (right).

Patchogue Playground Project

The American Heart Association, through its Building Places to Play Program, is working together with the Village of Patchogue to bring a new playground to Shorefront Park by June 1, 2013.

Please read this to see important dates and learn how you can help.

May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k 2013 Results

The results are in for 2013′s May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k race.

Place Bib # Name Finish Pace Age Age Rank City
1 1494 Brendan Barrett 17:40.8 5:42 29 1st Overall Male Sayville
2 1843 William Berger 18:44.6 6:03 30 1st M-30 to 34 West Babylon
3 1299 Jose Chavez 19:05.4 6:09 31 2nd M-30 to 34 Port Jefferson
4 1055 Katie McGrath 19:06.8 6:10 28 1st Overall Female Oakdale
5 929 Una Broderick 20:11.9 6:31 46 1st F-45 to 49 Wantagh
6 1049 Marc Mandello 20:50.9 6:43 34 3rd M-30 to 34 Lake Grove
7 1259 Bob Moritz 20:52.9 6:44 64 1st M-60 to 64 Medford
8 1471 Ryan McGarry 21:01.1 6:47 30 4th M-30 to 34 Sayville
9 1370 Chris Ezzo 21:06.2 6:48 47 1st M-45 to 49 Long Beach
10 1380 Brian Manghan 21:15.3 6:51 60 2nd M-60 to 64 Wading River

For more results, click here.

May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 2013

Event: May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k

Location: East Main Street in Patchogue, NY

Date: March 17, 2013

Time: 12:20 PM

Join us for the annual May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 5k race. Stick around for the Saint Patrick’s Parade at 2:00 PM. Fill out the form below if you’re interested in participating. Visit for more information.

Click Here for the May the Road Rise to Meet Ye 2013 Application Form

New Law For Notice of Claim

A good step in the protection of the rights of injured people was taken by the legislature with the passage of the uniform notice of claim act.   Claims against most municipalities are governed by the general municipal law which  provides a two step process:

First a notice of claim must be served upon the municipality within 90 days and

Second any lawsuit must be commenced within a year and 90 days of the injury.

However, many municipalities and quasi-municipal entities had other time requirements. In addition, the person  to serve and the manner of delivery has been the source of frequent errors.

This new law provides that the time is the LONGER of one year and 90 days, or the time otherwise provided and very importantly, allows for service upon the New York Secretary of State in Albany.  This may  be done by certified mail return receipt requested or by personal delivery.

This is  not all a free gift to the injured in pursuing a claim.  A fee of $250.00 must be paid to the Secretary of State with each notice of claim.

The ability to serve the municipality directly such as the Clerk of a County, Town or Village  remains an option.

As a result of our many years of litigating claims KEEGAN & KEEGAN, ROSS & ROSNER, LLP has compiled a list of the municipalities on Long Island and the person to serve. If you or someone you care for has been injured consult with an attorney immediately to determine if a notice of claim should be filed, even as a precaution. It is generally a good practice, particularly if serious injuries are involved.