This week, you’ll want to see “The Work We Do” videos on The Suffolk Times and Riverhead News-Review websites. Both showcase local people on the job, doing the work that gets them up in the morning. In so doing, they show the rest of us that working hard and loving what you do can be a celebration. READ
Regardless of the topic under discussion, President Trump has all too frequently chosen to speak or tweet comments that are clearly racist and bigoted. This is no liberal conspiracy; the president’s own words betray his prejudices. The problem is compounded by the rationalizations of the president’s apologists and the deafening silence of mainstream Republicans. The president’s racist and bigoted remarks hurt America and Americans in many ways. READ
Sharing services among local governments is not a new concept. Local governments collaborating with other local governments has been going on for years. READ
In light of the recent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, juxtapose that to the vile and racist comments against people of Haitian and African descent made by the president of the United States. READ
They met through a mutual friend more than two decades ago. Cathy Monsell can recall the precise day she first met her husband, Kevin: June 18, 1993. Eleven months later, Kevin proposed. (more…)
By all appearances — and, in government, appearances are as critical as anything else — the Town Board in Riverhead under new Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith acted in a bizarre fashion last week. READ
How do we, as a community, begin to address the very real mental health disorders — acute and chronic episodes of anxiety and depression, and addiction — of our youth? How do we, as school and community leaders, ask and answer the right questions in grappling with the day-to-day mental and behavioral health issues our youth experience? How do we develop the strategies demanded by the moving target of increased suicidal thoughts, actions and self-harm events — including substance use in an effort to stop emotional pain? READ
It’s time for the annual report on how English — the language of Shakespeare, Emerson, Joyce and professor Irwin Corey — fared in 2017.