It didn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines of the brochure I received earlier this year from my college alma mater.
“Admissions 101: College Exploration Program for Trinity Families” read the headline on the brochure. Inside, I learned that the two-day program on the college’s campus in Hartford, Conn., was reserved for high school-aged children and grandchildren of Trinity alumni, parents, faculty and staff.
Talk about special treatment! (more…)
The Riverhead Charter School in Calverton.
Riverhead Charter School has been in and out of the local newspapers this year due to allegations of “Union busting.” The local newspapers have done an excellent job with covering these allegations. We commend the media for providing the public with unbiased accounts of the happenings at RCS. (more…)
Riverhead Town Hall (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Last year, as candidates for the Riverhead Town Board, we sounded the warning bell about public officials also serving as high political party officials.
Often, in the rough-and-tumble and prism of a political campaign, issues like this are seen as personal. But as the movie line goes, “It’s not personal … It’s strictly business.” (more…)
“The parents are always in tears,” said Matthew Kuriloff, the 35-year-old coordinator of East End Disability Associates’ Community Arts Program. The downtown Riverhead nonprofit launched its theater and arts program in January 2013 — and its latest production, which premiered April 25 at Bellport’s Gateway Playhouse, provided much to provoke tears of joy. (more…)
‘ONLY WHAT’S NEEDED. NOTHING MORE’
Last spring, a neighbor brought me to a meeting with RCSD administrators focusing on the high school capital plan. He’s a design professional, and his concern was simple: the new façade and front entry—the centerpiece—made little sense. (more…)
One of the most dreaded moments in the modern-day workforce is when the IT guru walks up to your desk and informs you it’s time to change passwords. Just as you got used to the old ones…
Such was the case recently at Times/Review Newsgroup. Our instructions were straightforward: Pick a new password, at least eight characters long. Oh, and make sure there’s at least one capital letter. And one number. And one other character. (more…)
When I was a boy camping with my family at Wildwood State Park in Wading River, deer ticks were unknown. As a Boy Scout involved in intensive hiking and camping all over this region, neither I nor anyone I knew was ever bitten by a deer tick.
But now Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are a huge problem for all of us. Suffolk County was a hotspot for Lyme when it fi rst emerged in the 1970s and it still is, but it’s now just one of many hotspots across the U.S., indeed the world.
We’ve been struck by an epidemic.
The Suffolk Theater on East Main Street. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
So I suppose this is a review. After all, it’s an assessment of an event and a place that are accustomed to being reviewed — a musical performance in a theater. The Suffolk Theater, to be precise.