03/17/16 3:13pm
03/17/2016 3:13 PM

“What were we going to do? Ask them to replant the trees?”

So replied Brookhaven Town supervisor and former county legislator Ed Romaine when asked last week why the town took no action against the state Department of Environmental Conservation, which it suspected of violating state law by clearing a half-acre of trees in one of Long Island’s most protected areas. READ

03/13/16 6:00am
03/13/2016 6:00 AM


Riverside, Flanders and Northampton residents had a rough stretch at the end of 2015.

Car after car was vandalized across the area — over 60 break-ins ended up being reported. An armed robbery occurred at a home. Someone was even shot and killed on the street in Riverside. An informal night watch was formed as frightened residents appealed to the town for help. READ

02/19/16 6:00am
02/19/2016 6:00 AM


When it was enacted in 2009, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority payroll tax, which is now levied on all businesses in the area that exceed $1.25 million in annual revenue, was decried as an unconstitutional job-killing measure that unfairly hurt the East End.

Seven years later, at least one of those claims still rings true: It’s unfair. READ

02/12/16 2:00pm
02/12/2016 2:00 PM

It’s a topic of discussion that rears its head in Town Hall every few years: how long elected officials should serve in office. The issue boils down to the length of an elected official’s term and whether that term can be capped.

Both could change by the end of this yearREAD