06/02/18 6:00am
06/02/2018 6:00 AM

An iconic image from the mid-1980s came from a group of New York City artists, who had “gathered over several months to provide support for one another in the face of AIDS,” as the Village Voice noted, and decided to make a poster “to address the epidemic then decimating their world.” It featured a pink triangle — a symbol of gay pride reclaimed from the Nazis — and a simple, powerful message: “Silence = Death.” READ

05/28/18 5:00am
05/28/2018 5:00 AM

On Memorial Day 2009, former President Barack Obama gave an eloquent eulogy for those who had died wearing American uniforms: “If the fallen could speak to us, what would they say? Would they console us? Perhaps they might say that while they could not know they’d be called upon to storm a beach through a hail of gunfire, they were willing to give up everything for the defense of our freedom; that while they could not know they’d be called upon to jump into the mountains of Afghanistan and seek an elusive enemy, they were willing to sacrifice all for their country; that while they couldn’t possibly know they would be called to leave this world for another, they were willing to take that chance to save the lives of their brothers and sisters in arms.” READ

05/19/18 6:00am
05/19/2018 6:00 AM

On Saturday night in Hampton Bays, as a cold rain fell on a large crowd of the broken-hearted, speaker after speaker told deeply personal stories about how the opioid epidemic that is sweeping America has changed their lives forever.

At a candlelight vigil sponsored by the Southampton Town Opioid Task Force, parents described phone calls informing them that a son or daughter had overdosed and died. Wives told of husbands dying, and grandparents spoke about attending funerals for their grandchildren.  READ

04/29/18 6:01am
04/29/2018 6:01 AM

We’ve driven on the outskirts of the Enterprise Park at Calverton along Route 25 numerous times. We’ve listened to proposal after proposal about development of the land, which was gifted to Riverhead Town in 1998 by the U.S. Navy. We’ve debated the merits of the proposals at countless Town Board meetings. READ