It’s nearly impossible to imagine that anything positive could ever result from the fatal July 2015 limo crash in Cutchogue. But a special grand jury report released this week, which suggests new regulations including a statewide ban on U-turns by limousines, holds out the hope that the tragedy has finally sounded an important wake-up call. READ
A group of parks and transportation improvement advocates recently called attention to a lack of state spending on sidewalks and bicycle lanes and trails in Suffolk and Nassau counties, saying the region lags behind the rest of the state.
When you examine the “I Love NY” road sign in Orient, it’s hard to figure out what its point is.
It’s somewhat reminiscent of the signs you might see before an exit on the New York State Thruway — the ones highlighting nearby restaurants and attractions — but it offers no real specifics.
When New York State first approved its state property tax levy cap in 2011, this newspaper called it the biggest unfunded mandate of all. Two years later, we editorialized that the tax cap should never have been labeled “2 percent” if exceptions allow municipalities to increase budgets by more than that amount without technically piercing the cap.
When the Peconic Bay Medical Center board chose to merge last April with what is now known as Northwell Health, it meant the end of the East End Health Alliance. READ
Lately, we’ve noticed what appears to be an emerging narrative: that newspapers should stick to reporting facts and never publish opinions. Some seem to believe editorials like the one you’re reading are a new concept created by the modern media.
Improving pedestrian safety at the Flanders Road crosswalk where a Riverside man was struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run Sunday night starts with a simple enough solution: better lighting.
Achieving that goal, however, becomes trickier than expected. READ
Essential to the argument for extending the Riverhead Town supervisor term from two years to four is the notion that it’s not in the best interest of the public for a supervisor to be constantly running for office.