12/24/16 6:01am
12/24/2016 6:01 AM

It’s always a trip, literally and figuratively, to visit my adult kids in California. When we’re together, our conversations gravitate to the “remember whens.” Our individual recollections vacillate widely: joyful, hilarious or downright sad. This visit, we reminisced about “Christmas past” — a season we shared in another time and place, a lifetime ago. READ

12/23/16 5:57am
12/23/2016 5:57 AM

It’s nearly impossible to imagine that anything positive could ever result from the fatal July 2015 limo crash in Cutchogue. But a special grand jury report released this week, which suggests new regulations including a statewide ban on U-turns by limousines, holds out the hope that the tragedy has finally sounded an important wake-up call.  READ

12/18/16 7:00am
12/18/2016 7:00 AM

Long Island pedestrian safety

A group of parks and transportation improvement advocates recently called attention to a lack of state spending on sidewalks and bicycle lanes and trails in Suffolk and Nassau counties, saying the region lags behind the rest of the state.

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12/12/16 12:04pm
12/12/2016 12:04 PM

Al Krupski

A local environmental organization has brought a lawsuit challenging the implementation of the Suffolk County Farmland Preservation Program, a visionary concept that has been the key to saving an important and historical activity here and keeping Suffolk a top agricultural county in the state.

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12/07/16 6:00am
12/07/2016 6:00 AM

Russell Penny Mattituck Suffolk Pearl Harbor

“The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Russell M. Penny, was killed in action in defense of his country at Hickham Field, Territory of Hawaii, December Seventh. No remains can be transported to the United States until after termination of hostilities.”  READ