Last winter, a frequent Riverhead visitor emailed me several times to report that sidewalks on Route 58 had not been shoveled — as is mandated under town code — leaving people walking up and down the busy roadway.
After I followed up with the town, 40 businesses were cited. Most of them paid their $250 fines and life went on.
Fast-forward a year. READ
I was speaking with students in Aquebogue Elementary School teacher Bob Shilling’s fourth-grade class last week when one boy asked how long I’ve been with the paper. READ
Everybody has their own nostalgic reminders that carry them back to the days when times were simpler and life was a whole lot easier.
It’s an age-old question, one I’m sure great philosophers such as Socrates, Nietzsche and St. Thomas Aquinas pored over. I think their work on this topic has yet to be uncovered. READ
It’s impossible not to have entertainment ruined these days.
I’m talking, of course, about the biggest bogeyman in pop culture: the “spoiler.” (more…)
I have admiration for people who can take bad situations and make good out of them — making lemonade out of lemons, if you will. To me, it says a lot when people can bounce back after being knocked down, then dust themselves off and take another shot at whatever it was that knocked them down in the first place. READ
Riverhead’s presence on an online list of so-called sanctuary cities for undocumented immigrants has inspired a fair amount of navel-gazing in recent weeks about the town’s immigration enforcement policies. READ