03/04/17 11:05pm
03/04/2017 11:05 PM

In 2009, shortly after New York State passed the ill-advised MTA payroll tax, I found myself in a conversation with a campaign staffer for former state Senator Brian Foley. Mr. Foley had voted in favor of the plan — which added a payroll tax to local businesses in an effort to balance the MTA budget — despite concerns from constituents across Suffolk County who felt they were underserved by the agency. READ

12/07/16 6:00am
12/07/2016 6:00 AM

Russell Penny Mattituck Suffolk Pearl Harbor

“The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Russell M. Penny, was killed in action in defense of his country at Hickham Field, Territory of Hawaii, December Seventh. No remains can be transported to the United States until after termination of hostilities.”  READ

07/23/16 9:00am
07/23/2016 9:00 AM

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About two years ago, I wrote a column entitled “Is Riverhead a Cracker Barrel kind of town?”

At the time, I was lamenting both the closing of the former Riverhead Project restaurant and an informal poll we had done among readers that determined Cracker Barrel was one of the five businesses they’d most like to see come to town.  READ