09/12/14 2:59pm
09/12/2014 2:59 PM
Supporters of Precious Pups donned this bracelets during Friday's court date. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Supporters of Precious Pups donned this bracelets during Friday’s court date. (Cyndi Murray photo)

About a dozen supporters of the Calverton animal shelter accused of selling sick and aggressive dogs sat in court Friday as a judge held up a temporary restraining order against the business. (more…)

08/27/14 4:00pm
08/27/2014 4:00 PM
Precious Pups in Calverton was shutdown by authorities for selling sick dogs. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Precious Pups in Calverton was shutdown by authorities for selling sick dogs. (Cyndi Murray photo)

A Calverton animal shelter in court for reportedly selling sick dogs to its customers and failing to offer proper health records of the animals had a future shipment of dogs put on hold by a Suffolk judge on Wednesday, despite objections from the company’s lawyer that the move unfairly implicates the company of guilt.

However the dogs currently there will be allowed to stay on site.

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07/06/14 10:00am
07/06/2014 10:00 AM
Here's a low-resolution photo that came out of the Brookhaven Town press shop in 2013. It's Councilwoman Connie Kepert congratulating engineers on an award. Notice the date stamp.

Here’s a low-resolution photo that came out of Brookhaven Town’s press shop. It’s Councilwoman Connie Kepert congratulating engineers on an award. It was taken on April 6, 2013, if you couldn’t tell from the time stamp. I imagine this got printed nowhere.

Public relations firms: News organizations can’t live with ’em.

And life would sure be a lot harder without ’em.

That might not be the first thing you’d expect an editor to say, but it’s the truth. Relationships with people in the PR business — and spokespeople for many elected leaders — are an important part of the job and can be very helpful at times.

Other times, though, I really just have to shake my head. (more…)