To the editor:
There is a critical need for a veterans hospital near Calverton and the site of the Enterprise Park at Calverton would be ideal. The Town of Riverhead should consider this option as it seeks to develop this 2,900-acre industrial site. (more…)
Much has been said of late concerning Common Core and its effect on the education of our children, particularly with regard to testing and evaluation. And while I agree with the criticism that the implementation of the curriculum has been unwieldy and uneven, I understand the vision and intent of the Common Core standards. (more…)
This photo taken after the Shoreham-Wading River football team’s L.I. championship victory won in the sports feature photo category in the New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk, file)
Nine years ago, I attended my first New York Press Association convention.
I had just joined Times Review Media Group as a reporter and had no idea what to expect. What I found was a lot of newspaper people scared of the big, bad Internet.
With putting newspapers out each week, we have no way of updating a website, folks said. This is impossible. We will all go out of business. (more…)
Leaders with PBMC Health note that a decade ago the organization would not have been quite as attractive a candidate to merge with a larger health system. But improvements such as the Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery, a $35 million project completed in 2009, have made it a ‘juicy piece of fruit,’ according to board member George Summers. (Credit: PBMC)
Don’t be alarmed. That’s some sound health advice for anyone concerned about Peconic Bay Medical Center’s pending merger with North Shore-LIJ Health System, one of the country’s largest integrated health care systems and the biggest in New York. (more…)
To the editor:
Gail Wickham’s letter misrepresents three matters pertaining to the amendment of the Community Preservation Fund, proposed by Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Kenneth LaValle. (more…)
COURTESY DRAWING | A rendering from 2013 of what the new Kent Animal Shelter will look like.
Like the pets we’ve helped all these years, we now find ourselves facing an uncertain future. No one wants to live in a cold house constructed of cement that’s falling apart, not even animals.
Over 55,000 animals have been spayed or neutered and over 40,000 have been rescued and placed in new homes since Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton was built in 1968. How ironic, is it then, that the organization that made that happen may soon face its own untimely demise?
It’s the very thing that we have fought against for our homeless animals for the past 47 years. (more…)
Jim Stark pictured in 2007. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Jim Stark used to call me a lot. Not every day, but once every few weeks, sometimes months. And that was a lot for a guy so long out of politics, at least active politics. (more…)