07/26/14 10:00am
07/26/2014 10:00 AM
Garbage piled high on Oak Avenue in Flanders. (Credit: barbaraellen Koch)

Garbage piled high on Oak Avenue in Flanders. (Credit: barbaraellen Koch)

Just over two years ago, we called on Southampton Town to create a garbage district in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton. And now Southampton Town is calling on residents in the area to make the decision themselves(more…)

07/25/14 8:00am
07/25/2014 8:00 AM
FILE PHOTO | The state capitol in Albany.

FILE PHOTO | The state capitol in Albany.

“Anywhere he wants to.” That’s the punch line of the ancient joke about where an 800 -pound gorilla sits.

In our neighborhood, the big bully is Agriculture & Markets, the state agency tasked with “foster[ing] a competitive food and agriculture industry.”  (more…)

07/25/14 7:00am
Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Credit: NYS Executive Chamber)

Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Credit: NYS Executive Chamber)

An effort by Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate to establish the Women’s Equality Party line sounds great in theory. Who doesn’t stand for equality? And rallying any group for a common cause is something that should be celebrated in a democratic society.  (more…)

07/24/14 7:00am
07/24/2014 7:00 AM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The soccer net at the new field.

My name is Matthew Yakaboski. I will be entering sixth grade at Pulaski Street School in September. I play soccer with the East End Football Club in Riverhead.

My club uses the fields at Riley Avenue Elementary School. I noticed that when I travel to other towns to play soccer games, these clubs have their own fields. I think our town needs access to more soccer fields. They can create more fields at the EPCAL Enterprise Park. Soccer has gotten more and more popular with kids my age and especially with the 2014 World Cup. We really need more space to play soccer and I know that EPCAL has the space we need. Thank you for your time.

Matthew Yakaboski, Calverton

07/23/14 7:00am
07/23/2014 7:00 AM
Kimogener Point on the Bay off New Suffolk Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Kimogener Point on the Bay off New Suffolk Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The only Long Islander running statewide on a major party ticket this year, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, was on the East End last week.

It was an unusual political happening since he was introduced by the top Republican officeholder in Suffolk County government, Joseph Sawicki, and because of the different constituencies involved in the event.  (more…)