(Credit: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office)
On Shelter Island, Zephyr Teachout defeated Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Shelter Island Town Democrats “are not far-left liberals by any means,” said Heather Reylek, long-time Shelter Island Democratic chairwoman. “Many are fiscal conservatives.”
Ms. Teachout beat Mr. Cuomo on the Island 55 to 46.
But it wasn’t just on the Island. Ms. Teachout did extraordinarily well in Suffolk County and statewide. (more…)
Credit: Joseph Pinciaro
Since my wife and I moved to Long Island five years ago, we’ve been saying to one another that we would make a trip upstate. The open space, the mountain views, the slow pace — it has almost a majestic draw. At least from what we’d seen online. (more…)
Howard Meinke (Credit: Meinke family courtesy)
The voice on the other end of the phone spoke in a deliberate manner, demanding to be heard.
“My understaaaanding is that you are the person I now need to speeeaaaak to regarding letters to the editor,” he said slowly.
It took just that one introductory sentence for me to realize that Howard Meinke would be writing me frequently, as he had my predecessors at Times/Review, and that he would command my attention. (more…)
The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials in Suffolk County and New York State to wake up.
After reading Michael White’s article about taxis and women, I decided to write about my experiences with taxis here in Riverhead through the years, and offer some advice. (more…)
The Riverhead Project in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: File Photo)
Some of the reaction to the news that The Riverhead Project has closed its doors has really bothered me these past couple of weeks.
I can’t say I’m exactly shocked by the closure. Nor was I surprised at all by the quasi-celebratory reaction from some of our readers. (more…)
A six-mile stretch of Main Road could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corridor includes Aquebogue’s Old Steeple Church, built in 1862 and designed by a farmer with no architectural experience, as well as Aquebogue Cemetery, which dates back to 1755 and contains the graves of numerous Revolutionary War soldiers. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)
The Riverhead and Southold landmarks preservation commissions have nominated the six miles of Main Road running through the hamlets of Aquebogue, Jamesport and Laurel to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation will open up access to incentives that might help preserve some of the many historic structures along this stretch of rural highway that serves as the gateway to the North Fork. (more…)
Women have made huge inroads over decades in many fields long — and unfairly — considered the exclusive territory of men. Print and broadcast journalism, of course, come immediately to mind. It’s also hard to imagine a time when all bartenders were men; it’s been well over a hundred years since the infamous 1892 crackdown in St. Louis that targeted “saloon keepers who employ women as attendants.”