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
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
GoFundMe describes itself as the world’s number one personal fundraising site, with over $2 billion raised in its first five years in business.
It’s a crowdfunding source that has no doubt done a lot of good in our communities and elsewhere in the world. READ
This newspaper recently endorsed two proposals intended to improve government in our town: term limits and a four-year supervisor tenure. I’m not writing to oppose, but rather to point out that if these are the answers, we’re asking the wrong questions.
As Jeanne Markel tells it, she and her husband were so enthusiastic about their two Volkswagen “clean” diesels that the couple sang their praises to practically anyone who’d listen. READ
I was speaking with students in Aquebogue Elementary School teacher Bob Shilling’s fourth-grade class last week when one boy asked how long I’ve been with the paper. READ
When I arrived on this good earth, my father, mother and grandmother welcomed me with their love and joy. And they had a very precious gift for me at this first moment in my life: a “big brother” — my brother, Jean, 10 years of age when I was born. READ
Everybody has their own nostalgic reminders that carry them back to the days when times were simpler and life was a whole lot easier.