The Suffolk County high school football season officially began Monday morning under the shadow of another tragedy, raising new concerns about safety in a sport where brain injuries have become a topic all the way up to the National Football League.
Last weekend, my wife and I saw “Dunkirk,” a movie about an extraordinary time in history when German armies pushed all the way to the English Channel in their conquest of France and the Low Countries. Hundreds of thousands of English and French troops were surrounded, their backs against the Channel.
At around noon on Aug. 4, an attempt to rescue a white, blue-eyed kitten took place in the Riverhead Stop & Shop’s parking lot. An employee saw the frightened kitten run through the parking lot and fall into a storm drain. Several customers heard its cries for help and also advised Stop & Shop managers; they called the police.
One hundred years ago, when Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County was started, Long Island had over 100,000 acres of farmland. Most of that acreage was dedicated to potatoes and, considering the massive expansion of the New York City suburbs, it’s interesting to note that potato farms once extended as far west as the Nassau-Queens line. Long Island’s glacier runoff soil was perfectly suited for the growing of potatoes.
A half-century has passed since a fateful test flight at the Grumman base in Calverton claimed the lives of Charles “Buck” Wangeman and Ralph “Dixie” Donnell. READ
When my wife, Vera, first proposed having a yard sale, I gave her a one-word response.
The thought of dragging every item that no longer has value to us out of the house so total strangers can walk up and down our driveway confirming my suspicions that they have no value to anyone else either was just plain depressing. READ