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
It’s no secret that citizens opposed to the policies of President Donald Trump and others in Washington are stealing pages from the Tea Party playbook. READ
A major oversight in New York State’s property tax cap law is that it makes no exception for school districts that experience increased enrollment. READ
Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Entering the White House with historically low approval ratings, Mr. Trump has his work cut out for him to improve his popularity among Americans. Several key issues essential to the North Fork will likely affect how locals view Mr. Trump and his administration over the next four to eight years. READ
When you examine the “I Love NY” road sign in Orient, it’s hard to figure out what its point is.
It’s somewhat reminiscent of the signs you might see before an exit on the New York State Thruway — the ones highlighting nearby restaurants and attractions — but it offers no real specifics.
When New York State first approved its state property tax levy cap in 2011, this newspaper called it the biggest unfunded mandate of all. Two years later, we editorialized that the tax cap should never have been labeled “2 percent” if exceptions allow municipalities to increase budgets by more than that amount without technically piercing the cap.
Improving pedestrian safety at the Flanders Road crosswalk where a Riverside man was struck and seriously injured in a hit-and-run Sunday night starts with a simple enough solution: better lighting.
Achieving that goal, however, becomes trickier than expected. READ