“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.” — Abraham Lincoln, Jan. 27, 1838
This editorial is being written in the aftermath of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh during a child-naming ceremony. Another mass shooting in America, another act of extreme hatred. In this case, a brand of murderous hatred with deep roots in other countries going back centuries. READ
A Riverhead man was arrested on weapons charges late Friday night following reports that he had been brandishing a shotgun while driving a quad on East Main Street, town police said in a press release. READ
A Riverhead man was arrested on felony weapons charges Monday following a traffic stop in Riverside, according to a Southampton police press release.
When the Daily News ran a photo of Congressman Lee Zeldin last week, it was the kind of publicity our representative could do without. READ
Roseburg, Ore. Until a few weeks ago, the mention of this lumber and timber town brought back good memories. The stretch of the North Umpqua River between Roseburg and Glide, renowned for its summer run of steelhead, is where we caught our first fly rod steelhead one summer afternoon years ago. READ
A 22-year-old suspected shoplifter who threatened the use of a gun at Kmart in Riverhead was found nearby with a loaded handgun Saturday, town police said. (more…)
A Kings Park man caught stealing ammunition from Walmart in Riverhead Saturday was also found to be in possession of a switchblade, a loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun and an unauthorized assault rifle with numerous high capacity magazines, town police said. (more…)
Police investigate the scene of a shooting on McKinley Street in Flanders Wednesday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Update (12:30 p.m. Thursday): The two men arrested in connection with Wednesday’s shooting in Flanders were arraigned Thursday morning and held without bail. Click here for details.
Update (1 a.m. Thursday): Two men were arrested in connection with Wednesday’s shooting in Flanders, according to a Southampton Police press release.
Kwame Opoku, 32, of Mastic Beach was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal use of a firearm, and first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. (more…)