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
It’s hard to imagine any developer looking to triple the size of what is already the largest commercial shopping center in a rural hamlet on the North Fork. READ
We saw hints of it at the Town Board’s first meeting of this year and, based on the pushback witnessed in Town Hall at the end of 2015, commercial development proposals will certainly be something to keep an eye on in 2016. READ
As a group, they have made Riverhead a healthier place to live. They’re people who have fostered the sense of community that makes Riverhead a destination. They’ve saved lives — both literally and figuratively. READ
Here’s what our editorial board liked and didn’t like this year.
It’s not uncommon for editorials on these pages to refer to Suffolk County using the East End as a cash cow, and while we don’t delve into state politics too much, the same can often be said about Long Island’s relationship with Albany. READ
Follow this with us: an elected leader presents a plan to give himself and his fellow town officials a raise. Meanwhile, that town is weeks away from pulling from its own dwindling reserves to ensure the bills can be paid. READ
The Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, which grants tax abatements “to attract new businesses to Riverhead and help existing Riverhead businesses expand their operations and remain in Riverhead,” according to the organization’s mission statement, has come under heavy scrutiny over the past several years. READ