A scene from early in the first season of the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” dealt with Baltimore’s drug trade and how the system — including law enforcement, schools, government and the media — had failed that city.
A detective on the show makes an offhand comment about how they’re fighting the “war on drugs.”
“You can’t even call this a war,” his partner responds. “Wars end.” READ
The next time you pass the intersection of North Road and Horton Lane in Southold, take a quick gander to the northwest at the property occupied by Lucas Ford. If things had turned out otherwise some 30 years ago, that vista would be very different today. Instead of an auto dealership, the four-acre parcel might have been occupied by an indoor tennis facility, but that scenario was not to be. READ
It’s hard to imagine any developer looking to triple the size of what is already the largest commercial shopping center in a rural hamlet on the North Fork. READ
It’s a phrase that’s unfortunately become all too common today. It’s also a phrase that makes you stop dead in your tracks. READ
Once again we celebrate the life of an extraordinary freedom fighter Dr. Martin L. King Jr.
Once again the radio waves are filled with his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.
There have been symbolic marches and speeches about freedom throughout the country as most of us celebrated the federal holiday. Many have the day off to “dream.”
Yet the question is: “Wasn’t Dr. King’s life more than that one speech?” READ
What was the point of Diana Gordon’s article about embracing immigrants? Few people are unwelcoming to immigrants and fewer still oppose immigration. READ
We saw hints of it at the Town Board’s first meeting of this year and, based on the pushback witnessed in Town Hall at the end of 2015, commercial development proposals will certainly be something to keep an eye on in 2016. READ
I saw my dad for the first time after he narrowly missed winning a $200 million Powerball lottery on the day before my sister’s wedding. READ