Brookhaven Town Salt Storage Building Collapses

Highway superintendent says building collapse "will pose a significant challenge logistically for the remainder of the snow season."

This salt storage building in Miller Place collapsed Thursday evening. Photo: Facebook
This salt storage building in Miller Place collapsed Thursday evening. Photo: Facebook
A Brookhaven Highway Department salt storage building in Miller Place collapsed under the weight of snow and ice Thursday evening, according to Brookhaven Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro. 

Losquadro, in announcing the news on his Facebook page, said no one was hurt when the building's roof collapsed just before dark, but he said the incident "will pose a significant challenge logistically for the remainder of the snow season." 

"I have already been in touch with the NYS DOT and the Suffolk County DPW to make short term and long term arrangements to ensure my crews have an adequate supply of material for that section of the town," Losquadro said on Facebook. "Aging infrastructure throughout the Highway Department that I inherited when I came into office will be a challenge for me for some time."

brookhavenconfucius February 14, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Dont forget ANTHONY J. GALLINO, HWY DEPT. DEPUTY SUPER and GALLINO & SONS TRUCKING INC. ! HIS AND HIS SON'S trucking company had a "sweetheart deal" for snow plowing last year, that ended last June ! Corruption follows Dandy Dan, and his brother Steven makes sure that his Bro, doesnt get caught !
brookhavenconfucius February 14, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Dandy Dan got GALLINO & SONS, and exception to the Town's nepotism law, December 17 2013 http://agendapublic.brookhaven.org/DisplayAgendaPDF.ashx?MeetingID=465
Martin Callahan February 14, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Wow you guys have a lot to say!!! Have you noticed that this winter will make the record books on the amount of snow we got. LOOK AT THE ROADS. Compared to last year its night & day. It's nice to comment on something but why won't you use your own name? The highway department employees including Dan have been working around the clock to keep our roads safe for the residents of the Town.
Archie Bunker February 14, 2014 at 05:01 PM
Martin, I didn't vote for Dan - I didn't see a noticeable improvement in the roads when he first came into the position. And that's his job and the employees - to "work around the clock" to make the roads "safe" when needed. I can see where you are coming from - my boss thanks me everyday I walk in the door too! Unfortunately my boss doesn't buy it when I pass the blame on others when i am responsible. What a clown...
brookhavenconfucius February 14, 2014 at 05:02 PM
So Martin, that makes it OK, to give away, almost 3/4's of a Million Dollars of his 2014 Capital budget, BEFORE, the snow even came ? And it's OK, to allow, and give approval, OFFICIALLY, for Corruption, so that one of his senior HWY Dept. employees and Sweet Heart Deal, to plow snow ? AND it's OK, to still have MICHAEL V. MURPHY on the Town Payroll, AFTER SCREWING UP, ENDANGERING PROPERTY AND PEOPLE, in LAST YEAR's snow storm ? You are kidding, right ?
brookhavenconfucius February 14, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Martin, how did that being an "At Large member, and the Co- Chairman of the Brookhaven Redistricting Commission work out for you ? ....http://www.zoominfo.com/CachedPage/?archive_id=0&page_id=6616137035&page_url=//brookhaven.org/Committees/RedistrictingCommission/Videos.aspx&page_last_updated=2013-03-07T08:46:30&firstName=Martin&lastName=Callahan Nice try at astro turfing, for Losquadro and the Town of Brookhaven ! I'm sure they appreciate your efforts to PROP UP, CORRUPT GOVERNMENT ! astro turfing means..."....refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms." http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Astroturf
Archie Bunker February 14, 2014 at 05:17 PM
Archie Bunker February 14, 2014 at 05:23 PM
So with employees and supervisors working around the clock with snow storm after snow storm no one questioned the weight of the snow on the roof? DOoH!
Martin Callahan February 14, 2014 at 05:49 PM
As for your question on redistricting commission. It worked out well. I was asked to help and I stepped up. Unlike some people who are always sitting on the sidelines. People can make a difference!!!! With all the time you seem to have maybe you can step up!!!
jon versheck February 14, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Well, get on it! The town has machinery, get the collapsed structure out of way, tarp it up, move the salt, whatever, and deal with it! No brainer as far as I'm concerned, stuff happens, deal with it. That's the position a leader needs to take. I don't want to hear of future problems now with snow, and ice control, or the buck passed. That is what a leader should do.
jon versheck February 14, 2014 at 06:24 PM
.... Not to mention, from picture, looks a bit empty..... should be full this time of year.
Reddawn1 February 14, 2014 at 06:36 PM
The plowing in Sound Beach this year has been ten fold better than last year. Excellent job Dan! On the salt building collapse, the "inherited" line was very much a political statement Dan. Not a good choice of words. I have been to the Miller Place yard probably a few hundred times in 40 years going back to the leaf bag era and before and I can tell you first hand that ALL THE BUILDINGS are in DILAPIDATED CONDITION!! The ENTIRE YARD NEEDS TO BE BULLDOZED AND REDONE!! Dan, here is some friendly advice, use the rebuilding of the Miller Place highway yard as the impetus to show you say what you mean and mean what you say. Your constituents are VERY SMART people. Your actions will prove your the right one for the job now and in the future (hint), not those statements about inheriting problems!!
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 01:40 AM
Reddawn1, it's a case of ANYTHING, being better than what it was. The ONLY THING a Losquadro was suited for, is A FREE RIDE ON THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEE, TAX PAYER FUNDED 'GRAVY TRAIN' ! For Dandy Dan, it's either A Free Ride, or back to hustling insurance !
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 01:45 AM
Martin, ANY local or Federal government contracts and business, out of all of your, so called, public service ?
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 01:46 AM
PS, MARTIN, People are wise to that 'redistricting' SCAM of yours, and your 'friends', so don't make it sound so noble, ok ? So you did NOTHING for the public and local tax payers !
Johny Q February 15, 2014 at 07:39 AM
Terrible job in my area. The plows hardly came around and when they did it was already ice. Dan should step down. He's already setting up future failure with his comments and does not have the ability to meet problems head on. He lacks the characteristics of a good supervisor and looks to place blame on everything else for his incompetence.
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 08:01 AM
JohnyQ unfortunately, this "Town Supervisor" is his next stop, on the LIFETIME, PUBLIC, TAX SUPPORTED GRAVY TRAIN, for him. Basically, IT'S HIS TURN. Martin, here, and others like him, will be propping him up, for it, when it's determined, CARIBBEAN EDDY ROMAINE, has to go on to ANOTHER PUBLIC GRAVY TRAIN JOB.... the FIX IS IN !
Martin Callahan February 15, 2014 at 09:19 AM
Brookhavenconfucius!! I have done more for the public than you. You don't even want to use your real NAME. Hide behind the blog. Real nice. And as for your question about any contracts the answer is NO.
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Martin, you have a business, so it's required you reach out to the CORRUPT POLITICIANS, and support the Status Quo in Brookhaven. It's good for your business, and probably required! WHAT ARE THE CONTRACTS WITH THE TOWN & COUNTY DO YOU HAVE ? ANY with Losquadro and the HWY Dept. ?????
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Martin, share with us the public office you are seeking here in Brookhaven ? What's the campaign committee for ? Or don't YOU even know, what you are running for, UNTIL THE PARTY HACKS, TELL YOU ?
Martin Callahan February 15, 2014 at 10:10 AM
I told you before. NO BUSINESS OR CONTRACTS. Keep digging!!!
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Martin THERE IS NO SHOVEL BIG ENOUGH, find ANYTHING in Brookhaven. YOU should know that ! SO WHAT public office are you being groomed for ?
brookhavenconfucius February 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Martin, DONT TELL ME, you are following Dandy Dan, aren't you? Guess you 2 have a lot to talk about, you being in insurance and everything !
Patchogue Snoop March 08, 2014 at 06:05 AM
Crooks and nothing but crooks running this town.
Adrianne March 15, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Like I said and I use real name...we are watching we may not change what you are doing but we will not stop letting you know that we know so next time u look in the mirror or try to sleep something I do easily you wont feel good doing so if you have a conscious! Any way town of crookhaven I will have last laugh in the Florida keys this island is over for me I am taking my money out of here no more for you!
brookhavenconfucius March 15, 2014 at 09:03 AM
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 09:20 AM
Not to mention the drug den that has operated out of the hole of a department since the Powell days.... Our roads are disgusting, filth, piles of trash, potholes and over paying the connected for plowing. Fraud everyday on timesheets.....we need the Fed here again to wake them up since the Davis Peach Farm subdivision took the crooks down that stole every day....Dragone...Lamura.....all of them.
brookhavenconfucius March 15, 2014 at 09:28 AM
PATCHOGUE SNOOP, The Losqaudro FamilY and the Colucci Mafia are still so entrenched in this area, and the STINK of John Powell still rules in this Town...you can put on a tie and suit, and it doesn't matter. When DAN LOSQUADRO opened his campaign office at 25A and Radio Avenue, this last time, it looked like one of those surveillance tapes, out of the Gotti trial ! But it was diverse, I have to admit, as there was ONE black TOWN HWY DEPT. STEROID JOB, with campaign signs...I guess it's changing with the times here, in Crookhaven !
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 12:16 PM
And our wonderful hacks such as Spota and Schneiderman stand by and watch. Great place we live in. The scumbags continue to steal from the tqaxpayer and get paid insane salaries to do so, you roll around a turn on a red light.....effed to the max.
brookhavenconfucius March 15, 2014 at 12:32 PM


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