Bethpage neighbors sue Pathmark over noise, smell and trash

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“NO PLAYOFFS FOR YEARS”

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#143 Jan 21, 2009
Marie D wrote:
Newsday should do something about low life morons like you<quoted text>
marie it's girls like you that make it all so easy,wanna find a place to hide a sausage,hi my names marie

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#144 Jan 21, 2009
todd delamuca wrote:
<quoted text>marie it's girls like you that make it all so easy,wanna find a place to hide a sausage,hi my names marie
You look like Marie...you fairy
Hahn ave

Amityville, NY

#145 Jan 22, 2009
Untill You see the pictures . You should not comment .Hope Newsday prints them Newsday will be there
Way to go Gary

Amityville, NY

#146 Jan 22, 2009
Imagine being forced out of your home due to the smell of chicken seeping through your windows from a supermarket located a mere 10 feet from your property line.
For three families on Hahn Avenue in Bethpage
"The odors and noises have elevated to the point that they have changed our lifestyles,"
families, say the incident was not the first problem they have had with Pathmark Supermarket, located at 3901 Hempstead Tpke. in Bethpage, on t Town Councilman Gary Hudes and Bethpage Pathmark General Store Manager Pat Larkin say they are in the process of doing.
"I can't imagine how [the families'] quality of life hasn't improved since Pathmark has been open, said Larkin. "The lot was once abandoned and less controlled then it is now."
According to Hudes the finishing touch in restoring the families' quality of life will be in place in four to six weeks in the form of a Smog Hog, which reduces the food-related and other odors emitted from the building.
"Currently our biggest problem is the odor of cooking chicken and the smells escaping from the compactor located behind Mr.
In hopes of remedying the problem he has contacted Hudes, the police and managers of Pathmark over 350 times in the past two years. "And we have yet to see anything change,"
Larkin said the reason for the delayed installation of the Smog Hog, which was to be in place by April or May, as stated in a Feb. 2005 letter from Hudes to the families, is simple. The original plans were drawn in a way that the sounds from the unit would inconvenience the neighbors, Larkin said. Hudes added that the air dissolution system, which costs $50,000, was also held up because it had to be approved by the fire marshal's office.
R also of Hahn Avenue, said that Pathmark and the Town have lied to him once before in regards to the odors from the supermarket.
"At a meeting early on, I asked what the compactor located behind my house was to be used for and I was told it was for cardboard only," he said. "It was just not the truth. They dump produce and seafood in that compactor."
Such an action is impossible Larkin said, since every piece of cardboard from Pathmark is put into a bailer and sent back to the warehouse to be recycled.
"There are never any times that seafood is dumped in the compactors," he said. "It is company policy that we freeze the remains and it is picked up by the same company that picks up the fat and bones from our meats."
Way to go Gary

Amityville, NY

#147 Jan 22, 2009
Aside from the smells these families feel seep into their homes, they say the noises coming from the supermarket and its parking lot are beyond annoying.
"There are times they put on the dehumidifying unit and it sounds like a helicopter is landing in our backyard," said B of the units located on the roof at the back of the Pathmark building.
Larkin said unfortunately that is something that cannot be changed due to the fact that the building has already been built and that if there were faults in the plan that the architect and building department would not have allowed for the construction.
While the B and G are plagued by the noises from the units on top of Pathmark's roof, the C family said they continually hear the hum of truck engines all through the night.
"There have been times when trucks were making deliveries at 5 a.m.," C said. "And I personally called Gary Hudes myself to come down here."
Hudes said during those times the drivers had been reprimanded with proper citations, but Larkin added that it must be remembered that the parking lot is open to the public and there have been times in which trucks for other businesses have sat idle in the lot.
The lighting situation of Pathmark's parking lot is the last part of the concerns the families of Hahn Avenue would like to see fixed. C said the dozens of lights situated in the parking lot reflect into his home during the hours when most people are trying to sleep.
"In the summertime it is not nearly as bad," he said, "but in the winter when all of the greenery of the sump is gone the lights shine right into my bedroom."
According to a community update letter from Hudes in Feb. 2005, he stated that Pergament Properties, which owns the property Pathmark resides on, has invested $6,000 in light shields to reduce the lights reflecting into neighbor's yards. Hudes said the business, in hopes of bettering the neighbors, has spent over $300,000 to address the issues that are not even required by government jurisdiction. Seventy thousand dollars was spent on the purchase and installation of sound barriers, while $40,000 was spent on white vinyl fencing lining the neighbors' property, according to the community update.
"I wish all corporations were as cooperative as Pathmark in meeting the needs of the neighbors," Hudes said. "This business has gone above and beyond what was called of them."
all of the problems the families have faced could have been avoided from the beginning. "If the town would have put the taxpayers as a priority we wouldn't have had all these problems. It's simple we were never considered," she said.
Larkin said for now he is sending associates out to clean up any litter in the parking lot or surrounding the store and that having the compactor emptied every seven days instead of the mandatory 10 days, in the summer, will reduce the odors until the issues are resolved within the next month.
"Whether it is Pathmark or if you live near any other commercial area it is most likely that the businesses want to be good neighbors," Hudes said, " and if you find that that is not the case the first step is to let the store manager know."
1( Not one citations in five year . 50k on smog hog . some one call the town it's missing 300k who got that
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#148 Jan 22, 2009
Hahn ave wrote:
Untill You see the pictures . You should not comment .Hope Newsday prints them Newsday will be there
I'm sure Todd looks like a girl the way he posts...
JJs

Westport, CT

#149 Jan 23, 2009
Paul Yanks wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure Todd looks like a girl the way he posts...
No hes a old guy with a white car I seeeeeeeee you old man, and I got your plate # stop stalking these people or Im going to the police with my video camera, You wanna play?
JJ aka GARRRRY

Westport, CT

#150 Jan 23, 2009
Mike b wrote:
Some of You must think that these people are dummies
Its funny bc Ive seen the VIDEOS and THE DISKS and DISKS of evidence haha and Ive seen rats inside Pathmark
Way to go Gary

Amityville, NY

#151 Jan 23, 2009
They are trying to blame the sump on the Rat problem and who is feeding them in the sump could they be feeding on the dumpster and the basement
Mike b

AOL

#152 Jan 23, 2009
"I wish all corporations were as cooperative as Pathmark in meeting the needs of the neighbors," Hudes said. "This business has gone above and beyond what was called of them.

[I smell something here anyone buy this one
Mike b

AOL

#153 Jan 23, 2009
According to a community update letter from Hudes in Feb. 2005, he stated that Pergament Properties, which owns the property Pathmark resides on, has invested $6,000 in light shields to reduce the lights reflecting into neighbor's yards

8 shields $150x8 =$6000 there not going to do my books

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#154 Jan 23, 2009
JJs wrote:
<quoted text>
No hes a old guy with a white car I seeeeeeeee you old man, and I got your plate # stop stalking these people or Im going to the police with my video camera, You wanna play?
Yup!!
Nuisance

New York, NY

#155 Jan 24, 2009
todd is a royal ass wrote:
<quoted text> seems to me you like to talk about wives - you probably don't have one or maybe Kate Murray is your wife.
I didnt know Kate Murray had a male partner.

How come we never see a picture of him anywhere?
Way to go Gary

Amityville, NY

#156 Jan 24, 2009
Gary the nose will give Up pathmark quick as s_ _t Keep BS everyone right Don .Does the building dept have something to hide
BBB

Huntington Station, NY

#157 Jan 27, 2009
Just passed dumpster leeking and bags in trees
Garrrry

Westport, CT

#158 Jan 27, 2009
OhWellShitHappens wrote:
<quoted text>
I know I do. I live in this town, unlike you.
What happened today? I heard there was some action around Pathmark. Did you take any pictures? I would love to know since you are SoOoOoO SoOoOoO concerned and know everything that goes on over there. Please let me know.
John

AOL

#159 Jan 27, 2009
Sunrise Mall smoked out.
Garrrry

Westport, CT

#160 Jan 28, 2009
Nuisance wrote:
<quoted text>
I didnt know Kate Murray had a male partner.
How come we never see a picture of him anywhere?
You see pictures of them all the time Kermit thhhhe Frog and Ms Piggy
christine

East Northport, NY

#161 Aug 27, 2009
I have the same problem here in Patchogue with Waldbaums. Word for word. From the smell of fried chicken to noisy trucks, early deliveries, noxious odors, dehumidifiers, blah blah. you know- you have a deeded right to quietly enjoy your property and this problem is considered a private nuisance and trespass of the store. Yo ucan spend thousands of $ in a lawsuit or try to workout different solutions with pathmark. Waldbaums is good with us but we still have to keep on top of the smell. I am curious to see how the case in court turns out with them b/c it could be a nice template for us over here in suffolk.
sunny

United States

#163 Jun 6, 2010
if it means a possible financial gain,they'l sell out their own family over there on Hahn ave. Not to be trusted!!! your "HOT" sure aint mine. lol.
If they were mobsters it would be a step up for them.

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