Margaret Bjerknes Harris

01/03/2011 3:52 PM |

Margaret Bjerknes Harris

Margaret Bjerknes Harris of Southold died Jan. 1 at San Simeon by the Sound Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Greenport. She was 92.

She was born Nov. 23, 1918, in Brooklyn to Alf and Margaret (Horgen) Bjerknes. She graduated from Smithtown High School and attended Aldelphi University.

On Oct. 9, 1940, she married Todd Harris in Setauket. Ms. Harris worked for Val Stype Real Estate and North Fork Bank, both in Mattituck.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Southold, Southold Garden Club, the Bonsai Society and the League of Women Voters and volunteered at Cornell Cooperative Extension.

According to her family, she enjoyed gardening.

Predeceased by her husband in 1969, her sister, Clara Bjerknes, in 2010 and one granddaughter, Ms. Harris is survived by her children, Susan Davis of Venice, Fla., Peter, of Raleigh, N.C., and Ethan, of Webster, Mass; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, at First Presbyterian Church in Southold, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Peter Kelley. Private cremation will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.

Memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association Long Island, 3281 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite E-13, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779.

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  • I certainly support the homeowner’s request for NextG to remove this eyesore, but what is the FCC’s involvement in this dispute?

  • What sort of a cell tower is this? It doesn’t look like any that I’ve seen.

  • It doesn’t look that bad. Just slap some Christmas lights on it.

  • Thank you Jason

  • My services are available. I guarantee it will not remain standing . Eventually they will tire of this condition and remove it .

  • That is bizarre. Isn’t everyone allowed to use their own property as they see fit. If someone plants something on your property, aren’t you allowed to use that something as you see fit as well?

    And of course, there is the issue of electrical emissions, radiation, etc.

  • That is bizarre. Isn’t everyone allowed to use their own property as they see fit. If someone plants something on your property, aren’t you allowed to use that something as you see fit as well?

    And of course, there is the issue of electrical emissions, radiation, etc.

  • The good news is that the pole is being removed from the residence. The bad news is that the whole story about the difficulties this lady went thru to getting it removed was not discussed in this story. The town did not assist her in her originally inquiries about getting this removed and it was not until the town was clearly shown the local laws were they forced to respond. The highway department did not do anyone any favors. They completely ignored this lady’s problems until they were on the verge of being exposed of their lack of response.

  • The good news is that the pole is being removed from the residence. The bad news is that the whole story about the difficulties this lady went thru to getting it removed was not discussed in this story. The town did not assist her in her originally inquiries about getting this removed and it was not until the town was clearly shown the local laws were they forced to respond. The highway department did not do anyone any favors. They completely ignored this lady’s problems until they were on the verge of being exposed of their lack of response.

  • Type your comment here.This is where the people reporting the news do you a disservice. If you read the story, you’ll note the pole is in the Right of Way. Yet they story reinforces the incorrect statement by the property owner that it is in their “yard”. That the DiMarcos believe their yard extends to the street doesn’t make it so.

  • Tim –
    I could get into private property rights vs the state, but that’s a bigger issue. Does the fact that the company putting up the cell tower committed fraud bother you? They misled them by saying it was a street lamp or whatever. Did you not read about the them not obtaining a town permit, etc? There’s no room here to defend the company (or the FCC if they did “approve” this).

  • You’re welcome. I really empathize with you. Check out the link I posted in response to Emton above. Good luck.

  • The North Shore Beach Property Owner Association has several structures in the vicinity of Broadway Ave. and Friendship Drive that do not comply to Town Code and there are no permits filed for them. They have been reported as violations back in April of 2010 and nothing has been done by Mr. Martin Haley other than to give the association special treatment. The corruption in within the Town of Brookhaven needs to be stopped. Now the GOP has chosen Mr. Haley to be their front man to run for Legislature? Should we promote a corrupt individual? I think not.

  • Town of Brookhaven Code: 85-454
    No transmission tower shall hereafter be used, erected, moved, or reconstructed, changed, altered or modified to serve as a transmission tower except after administrative approval by the Commissioner of the Department of Planning, Environment and Land Management or upon the issuance of a special use permit(s) by the Zoning Board of Appeals in conformity with the requirements of this article.
    Except as otherwise provided herein, towers shall only be permitted within the following zoning classification districts: CR, J-2 Business, J-4 Business, L-l Industrial, L-2 Industrial, L-4 Industrial.
    —-
    It appears that the Town has the authority to remove this tower, which was installed on the ‘Right of Way’ in front of the homeowner’s property.

    Take a look at how many towers (and especially antenna’s are in Mt. Sinai) – there is even an antenna on top of the Mt. Sinai elementary school ?????

    http://www.antennasearch.com/

  • It’s a right of way, not an easement. The homeowner has no title to the property.

  • Good job!