I was 16 years old the first time I consumed alcohol in the presence of an adult. Around that same time, I began asking strangers outside the King Kullen in Wading River to purchase beer for me. I can’t recall a single time I went home empty-handed.
That was 1995 and, boy, have things changed since then.
The local nominating conventions have begun and with that comes the start of what has long been dubbed “silly season.”
While only the Riverhead Town Republican Committee has selected its slate, several town Democrats have also announced their intent to run and the election news cycle is well under way.
Residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote not only on proposed school budgets, but for school board candidates. These are important positions, in that school boards ultimately decide how districts are run. READ
Since 1913, when Congress officially recognized the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, Americans have celebrated this most traditional of made-up holidays. (more…)
Demitri Hampton knew exactly what he wanted to be in life, his family members say. He was going to pursue a career in forensic science.
Demitri excelled in the subject while a student at Suffolk County Community College and he believed he’d one day apply those skills to help collect evidence to solve crimes. READ
The outrage flooded social media in a swift, decisive avalanche Friday afternoon. Moments after The New York Times published an opinion piece by its newest conservative columnist, Bret Stephens, response from the paper’s liberal-majority audience bordered on hysteria. READ
In the debate about the Netflix television series “13 Reasons Why,” reasonable arguments are being made on all sides.
It’s easy to understand why parents might not want their teenage children to consume programming that presents sensitive material they may be unable to process emotionally.
One of the greatest privileges of serving in Congress is getting to meet so many amazing constituents remarkably interested in engaging in productive, substantive exchanges of ideas in order to improve the direction of our island, state and nation.