If you Google “New York hamlet,” among the top responses that pops up is “what the hell is the diff. between city, town, village and hamlet …”
I didn’t write that. Though when I moved here fi ve years ago, I thought something pretty close to it. (more…)
Seven Republicans, two Conservatives, and a Blank walk into Riverhead Town Hall …
That might sound like the beginning of a bad joke to some, but after the most recent Planning Board appointment, it’s the actual political makeup of Riverhead Town’s planning and zoning boards.
And that’s no joke. (more…)
A movement is underway to boycott wine produced in South-old Town. It’s a response to the support the Long Island Farm Bureau and Southold Town have given the USDA sharpshooter deer cull that began here last month. (more…)
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To the editor:
I am writing as a ‘Regular Joe’ taxpayer. I am just a middle class Suffolk County resident and taxpayer who is very troubled by the state of Suffolk County’s finances. Our county Legislature and County Executive Steve Bellone recently signed off on and approved multiple police contracts that will cost taxpayers $372 million through 2018. (more…)
Steve Bellone delivering his State of the County speech on March 5. (Credit: Courtesy)
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered his annual State of the County address last W in the Legislature’s meeting room in Hauppauge.
Below is a transcript of the address in its entirety, as provided by Mr .Bellone’s office.
State of County
I’ve been giving presentations on my experiences of 50 years as a journalist on Long Island. Recently I spoke before a business-linked group — the Environmental/Green Industries Committee of the Hauppauge Industrial Association-Long Island. I opened by telling them something they didn’t know; the home base for their organization was a key to the hugely successful preservation of the Long Island Pine Barrens. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River student Giavanna Verdi created this bulletin board where people can post compliments, inspirational quotes or song lyrics. (Credit: Giavanna Verdi)
There’s something I’d like to add to a bulletin board that’s being used to display thoughts on compassion. The board is mounted to a wall in Shoreham-Wading River High School.