A dozen dogs already seeking a permanent home have been temporarily displaced from Kent Animal Shelter after an oil burner mishap this morning forced an evacuation, which also sent four employees to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $6 million plan to comprehensively study Long Island’s water quality problems. READ
Everybody has their own nostalgic reminders that carry them back to the days when times were simpler and life was a whole lot easier.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz notably pointed to the “New York values” of billionaire Donald Trump during a recent debate. Now, one New Yorker is questioning the values of Mr. Cruz, saying he shouldn’t even be on the ballot in the New York GOP primary since he wasn’t born in this country. READ
Following last year’s contentious election for supervisor, incumbent Sean Walter — after eking out a victory over Councilwoman Jodi Giglio — extended what seemed at the time was an olive branch by including $80,000 Ms. Giglio had requested for a new computer system and increased code enforcement.
Now, whether or not the town will get that computer system, which was meant to streamline the code enforcement and building departments to clamp down on enforcing the town code, remains in question. READ
“Greenport, like towns on Staten Island, prospered from the oyster.”
So wrote John Kochiss, author of “Oystering from New York to Boston,” in 1973, pointing back to the oyster’s heyday on eastern Long Island in the early part of the 20th century.
Fast-forward 100 years or so, and things have certainly changed. READ
Riverhead Town Board members are considering maxing out term limits for the supervisor and members of the Town Board while also extending the term for town supervisor from two to four years. READ
A scene from early in the first season of the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” dealt with Baltimore’s drug trade and how the system — including law enforcement, schools, government and the media — had failed that city.
A detective on the show makes an offhand comment about how they’re fighting the “war on drugs.”
“You can’t even call this a war,” his partner responds. “Wars end.” READ