03/12/16 9:00am


Like a lot of people, I imagine, Ralph Edward Brown isn’t exactly sure why or how he landed in his profession. He just knew he wanted to help people.

“It’s just helping out people and giving back to the community,” the Los Angeles police officer said Tuesday. Though he always knew he wanted to be an officer, it was just a matter of where. READ

03/06/16 6:00am
03/06/2016 6:00 AM


Last winter, a frequent Riverhead visitor emailed me several times to report that sidewalks on Route 58 had not been shoveled — as is mandated under town code — leaving people walking up and down the busy roadway.

After I followed up with the town, 40 businesses were cited. Most of them paid their $250 fines and life went on.

Fast-forward a year. READ

03/05/16 9:00am
03/05/2016 9:00 AM


There’s a scene late in the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight” in which a reporter visits a courthouse to secure a document sure to break open The Boston Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of allegations that priests had molested children.  READ