COVID-19 restrictions ruled unconstitutional

A Pennsylvania federal court (County of Butler v Thomas W. Wolfe, et al, Civil Action 2:20-cv-677) has ruled that restrictions on personal freedom or other actions, based on COVID-19, are unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. This appears to be the first such test case and, as others come up, can be used as precedent for examining those other cases. If you would like to review the entire ruling, please see the attached PDF.

Gary

Covid PA Fed Ct Exec Orders Unconst9-14-20 OCR.pdf (5.5MB)

First Annual Long Island Women's Fishing Expo

Hello,

NYSDEC Region 1 Freshwater Fisheries Unit and I FISH NY Program is very excited to announce our very first Women’s Fishing Event/Expo specifically geared towards women and families.  To be held on Saturday, September 28th at Belmont Lake State Park from 10am – 2pm. See attached flyer for more information.

If you are interested in participating in the event, or advertising a business, club, or organization, call 631-444-0283 or email fwfish1@dec.ny.gov with the subject title “Women’s Fishing Seminar.”

We need volunteers to teach skills like fly fishing, knot tying, fish cleaning and filleting etc. See the attached flyer and please spread the word! This will hopefully be a huge success and an annual event.

Please feel free to post this email and the attached flyer anywhere you can!  Thanks!!!!!

WE ESPECIALLY NEED WOMEN to help with the event. We want women to teach women and break through the male- dominated sport. You can advertise your business, share a special skill like fly tying or casting, or anything fishing related.  Please let us know if you can assist or have any ideas we can add to the event. PDF attached.

Thank You.

Heidi O’Riordan

Fisheries Unit Manager, Division of Fish and Wildlife

Region 1, Stony Brook

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

50 Circle Road, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11790

P: (631) 444-0283 | F: (631) 444-0272 |

LIFWomensFishingExpo.pdf (192.9KB)

SASI's 2019 annual Females and Firearms Educational Event

    The Suffolk Alliance of Sportsmen, Inc. (SASI) is pleased to announce:

    Our annual Females and Firearms Educational Event (FAFEE)

a FREE, instructional clinic and enjoyable introduction to firearms, exclusively for females, at or over the age of 12, as of the date of the class, on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, at:
    Old Bethpage Rifle & Pistol Club
    70 Kean Street, West Babylon, NY 11704.
If you or any female you know would like to learn:
1) how to safely handle a firearm,
2) about safe storage options, for your home,
3) about modern or historic firearms,
4) in a class of only female students,
5) in a safe, friendly environment and/or
6) about competitive shooting and/or hunting basics,

then this Females and Firearms Educational Event is perfect, for you and/or her!
    In the morning, from approximately 9am, until noon, the students will be in the classroom, gaining a basic understanding of firearms fundamentals. After that, we will provide them with a free lunch, consisting of pizza and soft drinks. After lunch, they will proceed downstairs, to Old Bethpage R&P’s indoor range, in small groups, for one-on-one shooting instruction, with experienced instructors, to shoot .22 caliber, bolt-action, iron-sighted rifles. We will be providing all the required equipment, including rifles, ammunition, ear protection, eye protection and targets. Participants will keep their targets and ear plugs, as mementos.
    Pre-registration is required. There are two, different registration forms: one each, for adults and minors. The registration forms are attached to this announcement, as PDFs.. They must be printed, completed, then mailed, to the address indicated thereon. All valid registrations will be confirmed, by telephone. Only pre-registered students will be able to attend. Sign-in time, that morning, is 8:45.
    The event is limited, to 39 students and seats will be filled, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Driving directions:
    If you are coming from the East, take:
        1) the Southern State Parkway, to Straight Path, then go North, on Straight Path (approx ½ mile), to Edison Ave. Make a left, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (just a few blocks). Make a right, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area OR
        2) Sunrise Highway, to Wellwood Ave., North, to Edison Ave. (approx ¾ mile) (Valero gas station, on the right). Make a right, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area OR
        3) the Long Island Expressway, to exit 49S (Route 110). Make a left (South), at the traffic light, onto Pinelawn Road. Pinelawn Road changes its name, to Wellwood Ave., just South of the cemeteries. Continue, until to get to Edison Ave. (Valero gas station, on the left). Make a left, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area.
    If you are coming from the West, take:
        1) the Southern State Parkway, to Wellwood Ave., then go North, on Wellwood (approx ½ mile), to Edison Ave. Make a right, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area OR
        2) Sunrise Highway, to Wellwood Ave., North, to Edison Ave. (approx ¾ mile). Make a right, onto Edison Ave. (Valero gas station, on the right corner), then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area OR
        3) the Long Island Expressway, to exit 49S (Route 110). Take the Service Road, East, to Pinelawn Road (approximately 3 traffic lights). Turn right (South), onto Pinelawn Road. Pinelawn Road changes its name, to Wellwood Ave., just South of the cemeteries. Continue, until you get to Edison Ave. (Valero gas station, on the left corner). Make a left, onto Edison, then go to Kean St. (one block beyond the town dump). Make a left, onto Kean, then go to #70. It’s on the left, just beyond the fence company and the face of the building is a yellow-orange brick. It was custom-built, to look like just another factory, in this industrial area.
    Our parking lot can accommodate about 25 vehicles and street parking is legal.
    My E-mail is GHungerford101@cs.com and my direct dial phone, in the office, is (631) 226-7201, if you have any other questions. That phone number has 24/7 voice mail.
Gary

Registration and hold harmless agreement, adults, for FAF.pdf (289.4KB)
Registration, parental permission and hold harmless, minors, for FAF.pdf (297KB)