Can Congress make high school football a safer game?
A few federal legislators are trying to.
Three congressmen are making a bipartisan effort to study the game of high school football and create recommendations to make it safer, as “the negative health effects of repeated head trauma have become clearer” over the past several years, the legislation states. READ
In his first one-on-one interview with the media since his arrest and guilty plea in federal court Tuesday, former Southampton Town Councilman Brad Bender told the News-Review he became addicted to pain pills he was overprescribed following back surgery.
Mr. Bender said he eventually started sharing his prescription with another person, who then sold the pills to others. READ
Looking for work, or know someone who is?
Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week close to 40 positions are available from a nurse, to a dock builder to a personal assistant.
In the wake of a rash of car break-ins in Flanders and a fatal shooting that occurred two nights ago in neighboring Riverside, local civic groups are planning to head to next week’s Town Board meeting and tell their elected officials something: They have had enough. READ
It’s an effort that hasn’t succeeded in the past, but Kevin McAllister is once again lobbying Suffolk County to take methoprene out of its mosquito spraying plan as the county considers its course of action for next year. READ
A secretary answers the phone at a local insurance agency Monday afternoon, but her voice is so hoarse she can hardly speak.
I remember the high school graduation gift I got from one of my cousins: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. At the time, I thought it was a very novel idea. A children’s book for a (kind of) adult! Who’da thought? READ
Democrat Diane Wilhelm ran unopposed for town clerk. Republican Supervisor Sean Walter retained his seat, though he ran on the Conservative Party line.
But aside from that, Riverhead Republicans swept the local ballot Tuesday night. READ