A discussion at Town Hall last week about a proposed nine-mile bike loop at Enterprise Park at Calverton showed that, at least for the moment, it will remain incomplete. That’s probably a good thing. Here’s why: (more…)
In February, amid concern about the high cost of finding a new home for the town’s Justice Court, a majority of Town Board members backed out of a deal to sell the Second Street firehouse to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi. (more…)
When this newspaper penned an editorial earlier this year supporting the legalization of medical marijuana in New York State, our editorial board braced for pushback from our readers.
We didn’t expect Molotov cocktails to be thrown through our office windows, but we certainly anticipated letters and phone calls from readers referring to us as mainstream liberal left media.
That never happened. Not one letter. No phone calls.
We quickly realized our readers actually agreed with us on this one. Apparently, our representative in the state Senate, Ken LaValle, did not. (more…)
About a month ago, the News-Review questioned whether a plan to offer land preserved through Suffolk’s Drinking Water Protection Program would be best suited for a motorcycle advocacy group.
Turns out, we weren’t the only ones. (more…)
When speaking about his work as an animal advocate in town government, Councilman James Wooten will often repeat a quote widely attributed to Mahatma Ghandi: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
On this front, Riverhead Town and Suffolk County governments have each made great strides over the past few years to better care for and protect animals: this in a state that consistently ranks near the bottom in the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s annual report on animal protection laws in the U.S. (more…)
Just about anyone who grew up on the East End can recall a time they scaled a bluff.
Whether horsing around with friends, passing the time during a day at the beach or seeking a shortcut, locals rarely think about potential consequences before hiking to the top of a cliff overlooking Long Island Sound. (more…)
The boating season is just getting into full swing and already the region has already seen two boat trips end tragically. (more…)
How refreshing it was to see the county executive touring Riverside last week, a place many elected leaders have long avoided lest they have to confront firsthand the harsh realities that exist there: unpaved roads, long-abandoned stores, boarded-up shacks, drugs, crime. And this just a few miles from — and in the same town as — some of the wealthiest Zip codes in Suffolk County and the entire country. (more…)