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Couple trapped at home by trees on street

Uprooted trees at both ends of Highland Avenue in Head of the Harbor trapped Troy Rosasco and his wife, Linda, in their home Monday morning. They couldn’t get out by turning left. They couldn’t get out by turning right.

So they stayed home from their Ronkonkoma office where Troy is an attorney and Linda is a paralegal.

“I need to have more ice,” Linda Rosasco said. “If it’s going to be a couple of days [without electricity], we’re going to have to find a way to maintain the house.”

Early Monday afternoon, a village crew used chain saws to cut up a tree at one end of the street. That allowed most residents to drive to North Country Road. Others could drive the opposite direction to Moriches Road.

The Rosascos had spent Sunday night playing Monopoly by candlelight with their children, Arielle, 13, and Gregory, 12. They thought they would be homebound indefinitely because of the downed trees.

“We’re thinking, we’re going to be here for a while,” Troy Rosasco said.

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