Feeling a little overwhelmed these days? Whether it’s the constant bickering between Donald Trump supporters and naysayers, the controversy surrounding NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s defiant or ignorant decision to sit during the national anthem or the latest sexting scandal involving former congressman Anthony Weiner, the news cycle can be a bit depressing. READ
Driving on Shelter Island is a pleasure. But off the Island and on what has been called “Long Island’s Main Street,” a.k.a the Long Island Expressway, it’s truly another world.
How can we allow our traditional public schools to continue to fail black and Hispanic students? Why aren’t failing schools met with outrage and skepticism?
At 9 a.m. last Saturday, under bright skies, the gates to Lewin Farms in Calverton officially opened for apple picking. Pumpkins will soon follow across the North Fork, along with hardy mums. READ
To the editor:
Fifteen years ago, my husband and I discovered Baiting Hollow and its bluffed sound beaches through a rental. Several years later we decided to invest in the area by buying a home in Baiting Hollow, including beach steps to a deeded beach as part of our lovely community. READ
I remember the day I became a registered organ donor. I was 23 years old and a few months removed from leaving the State of New York for sunny Southern California. READ
Imagine you’re at home, it’s a little more than two weeks before school starts and you get a letter in the mail that begins as follows: “In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act’s flexibility waiver, the State Education Department issued a new institutional accountability system that monitors student proficiency and growth based on subgroup analysis.”
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s administration intends to eliminate eight Suffolk County Transit bus routes as of Oct. 3, including several on the East End. READ