Patrick Gaeta

Suffolk establishes a beachhead in drone debate

By GREGORY ZELLER // Drone operators are not only looking over your shoulder, they’re looking over their own. A bill approved Tuesday by the Suffolk County Legislature outlawing drone flights over county beaches between May and September and requiring special licensing to operate drones over county parks isn’t likely to significantly impact commercial drone operators. But with the FAA formulating new drone regulations and unmanned aerial vehicle use steadily rising, commercial drone pioneers see a…


Many ways to bring home the bacon

By GREGORY ZELLER // It may be the most unique professional trifecta in Long Island history. Radiological technologist Patrick Gaeta, an X-ray technician at Port Jefferson’s Long Island Bone and Joint, is also co-owner of Wading River barbecue joint North Fork Bacon & Smokehouse. And last month, the ever-entrepreneurial Gaeta launched a second private business: an aerial photography enterprise using an imported Chinese drone. Combining healthcare, high-tech gadgetry and finger-licking gastronomy is the perfect amalgam…