To the residents who live nearby, Vineyard 48 in Cutchogue has been an awful neighbor. Incidents reported by neighbors and those investigated by Southold police show that guests at the vineyard act badly even in plain sight and don’t seem to care what anyone thinks. READ
Transparency in government is vital if citizens are to know and fully understand what government officials are doing with the tens of millions of dollars we pay in taxes. READ
The record set in 2014 for the hottest year ever on Earth was short-lived. The global temperature in 2015 topped it. As the sports saying goes, records are made to be broken. So 2016 marked the third consecutive record-breaking increase. READ
Common Core. The name itself had become toxic. It was only a matter of time before New York followed the lead of other states, like Florida, and rebranded the educational standards with a fresh name. READ
The local nominating conventions have begun and with that comes the start of what has long been dubbed “silly season.”
While only the Riverhead Town Republican Committee has selected its slate, several town Democrats have also announced their intent to run and the election news cycle is well under way.
Residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote not only on proposed school budgets, but for school board candidates. These are important positions, in that school boards ultimately decide how districts are run. READ
Town halls are often fiery forums where members of the public express concerns to their elected officials, who find themselves having to defend policy positions that are unpopular with many in the room.
Anyone who’s attended such an event in the 1st Congressional District — whether it be Sunday’s community forum with Congressman Lee Zeldin in Northampton or one of the 2009 town hall events featuring his predecessor, Tim Bishop — would expect it to be confrontational.
Hallock State Park Preserve sits on 225 acres of shorefront property off Sound Avenue in Northville.
Currently closed for construction of a visitor center and parking field, it will soon reopen with hiking trails leading to Long Island Sound. READ