In late January 2016, The Suffolk Times and Riverhead News-Review published an in-depth look at the growing heroin epidemic on the North Fork. The article told the story of Paul Maffetone of Laurel, whose brother Michael died at age 29, and his efforts to raise awareness about the troubling expansion in abuse of heroin and opioid drugs. READ
Albert J. Krupski Sr. was a very lucky man.
He grew up on a handsome Peconic farm as the son of Nettie and Julius Krupski. That farm was where the Lenz Winery is today. His grandparents lived on another Peconic farm walking distance away, on land that is now Pindar Vineyards. READ
Local and state officials have come out strongly against a federal tax bill that has passed the Senate and is now in committee in the House of Representatives, which has its own version of the bill. READ
Like so many other sports fans across Long Island, the launch of WFAN on July 1, 1987, was a life-changing event. READ
Rolling Stone is for sale. Not that I have looked at it in years. It was and is a magazine primarily for young men. There was a time, though, when I read it religiously. On my way to the stacks in my college library, I was often waylaid at the periodicals section for hours as I studied the magazine. READ
There are so many things wrong with what passes for a “courthouse” in Riverhead that it’s hard to know where to begin describing them. The place is a tragedy waiting to happen. (more…)
In January 2004, a headline in The Suffolk Times caught my attention: “Eight Degrees – eight Pups.” Under the headline was a picture of a dog nursing her litter of puppies. The photo was captioned: “Amazing Grace, a story of survival and resilience.” READ
On Oct. 26, The Suffolk Times and the Riverhead News-Review published a special section on the story of Louise Pietrewicz, who disappeared Oct. 6, 1966, never to be seen or heard from again.