A scene from early in the first season of the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” dealt with Baltimore’s drug trade and how the system — including law enforcement, schools, government and the media — had failed that city.
A detective on the show makes an offhand comment about how they’re fighting the “war on drugs.”
“You can’t even call this a war,” his partner responds. “Wars end.” READ
As a group, they have made Riverhead a healthier place to live. They’re people who have fostered the sense of community that makes Riverhead a destination. They’ve saved lives — both literally and figuratively. READ
It’s not uncommon for editorials on these pages to refer to Suffolk County using the East End as a cash cow, and while we don’t delve into state politics too much, the same can often be said about Long Island’s relationship with Albany. READ
Follow this with us: an elected leader presents a plan to give himself and his fellow town officials a raise. Meanwhile, that town is weeks away from pulling from its own dwindling reserves to ensure the bills can be paid. READ
A plan to lock the front door at the Riverside state police barracks and move the Riverside dispatcher job to Farmingdale has been criticized as an abandonment of an area that government already overlooks.
In the years since the Suffolk County Legislature last discussed, then dropped, the idea of banning single-use plastic bags, here are some things legislators have chosen to take action on:
A plan to merge Riverhead Town’s senior citizen and parks and recreation departments is the kind of thinking that is long overdue in Town Hall. READ
Over the course of the past 15 years, Louisa Hargrave has written more than 350 columns for this newspaper. For much of that time, her column has also been published in the Southampton Press. With this week’s issue, she makes her final contribution.