A world devoid of racism would be utopian. Unfortunately, its presence is alive and well.
Racism is prevalent throughout this country and Riverhead is not exempt. The recent publicized rant filled with appalling and repugnant racist’s remarks made this evident (“Shocked and disgusted,” Oct. 19).
Earlier this month, Vineyard 48 temporarily lost its winery license, forcing the Route 48 operation to close its dance club — I mean tasting room. READ
Birds do it. Bees do it. If I’m lucky, my sons will do it.
In the meantime, I’m an unemployed wedding planner.
The sickening, racist rant spewed out on Facebook Sunday by Dianne Kozakiewicz — a former Riverhead school board member and the wife of the town attorney — is so foul and so awful it defies our ability to get our arms around it.
I’m writing regarding the problem of extreme traffic congestion on both our roads during the fall (pumpkin) season. On one hand, it’s great to see one of our local merchants (in this case Harbes) doing so well, and it’s also nice to see that so many non-local folks want to share in some of the charms of what we experience here on the North Fork.
I’ve never formally committed to any boycott.
It’s a word that gets tossed around whenever one segment of society feels slighted for whatever reason, some justified, some not so much. READ
To the residents who live nearby, Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue has been an awful neighbor. Incidents reported by neighbors and those investigated by Southold police show that guests at the vineyard act badly even in plain sight and don’t seem to care what anyone thinks. READ
Last Sunday, Kathleen Grimmett of Austin, Texas, was on the Internet trying to find information about her parents, Bill and Billie Lamb. Billie was her mother’s nickname; her given name was Vera. Ms. Grimmett’s father was a World War II veteran who wrote hundreds of letters home from France and Germany to his wife in Orlando, Fla.