02/22/15 5:00am
02/22/2015 5:00 AM

To the editor:

I cannot be more proud of the fine young men and women who so eloquently spoke up at the Feb. 10 Riverhead school board meeting regarding the district’s unfortunate cost-saving decision to reduce the high school academic day from nine periods to eight. The purported rationale for the change — too many students taking too many study halls — was extremely weak.  (more…)

02/19/15 7:00am
02/19/2015 7:00 AM

To the editor:

The Feb. 12 editorial stated in its headline “We can’t arrest our way out of a gang problem.” You’re partly right, but the problem is not arrests, it’s convictions and incarceration. Less love and more locks. Your article notes that drug and weapons defendant Darius Strong recently got off parole. (more…)

02/13/15 7:00am
02/13/2015 7:00 AM

To the editor:

Regarding the recent downfall of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver highlighted in last week’s editorial and the lack of disclosure on the part of some of our local elected officials, there seems to be one common thread: They are all lawyers or connected to legal firms.

Ever needed, worked with or been set upon by an attorney?  (more…)

01/22/15 6:00am
01/22/2015 6:00 AM
George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

George Kurovics enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1944 at just 16 years old. (Credit: courtesy photo)

To the editor:

The lead and front page story in last week’s issue struck a very sad chord. Until I read that story, I wasn’t aware that my friend George Kurovics was still with us, continuing to give traditional “Navy” haircuts in his Rocky Point barber shop. (more…)

01/03/15 7:00am
01/03/2015 7:00 AM
Peconic Bay Medical Center is seeking to build a 3,500-square-foot medical site in the corner of Gateway Plaza, where Bob’s Discount Furniture is located. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Peconic Bay Medical Center is seeking to build a 3,500-square-foot medical site in the corner of Gateway Plaza, where Bob’s Discount Furniture is located. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

To the editor:

Re: the Dec. 25 article on the PBMC Health application to build an annex on Route 58, in front of Bob’s Furniture.  (more…)