About a decade ago, I spent months talking to the men and women who lived in a farm labor camp that sat by the railroad tracks on Depot Lane in Cutchogue. There were once dozens of these labor camps at railroad crossings, in Riverhead, Mattituck, Cutchogue and Southold. When I began visiting this one, it was the very last of its kind.
Two Times Review Media Group publications have been named finalists for the National Newspaper Association’s award for general excellence. READ
Two years ago, the editors of this newspaper began to reconsider the number of political offices for which we issue endorsements. We ultimately decided not to modify our existing practice because most of that year’s candidates hadn’t yet been announced — and we didn’t want readers to think the policy change reflected our opinion of any of them.
Lately, we’ve noticed what appears to be an emerging narrative: that newspapers should stick to reporting facts and never publish opinions. Some seem to believe editorials like the one you’re reading are a new concept created by the modern media.
At 5:40 p.m. last Wednesday, longtime Riverhead News-Review photographer Barbaraellen Koch emailed a story pitch to the newspaper’s editors. The subject line said “don’t forget to do a story about this guy.”
“WE LOVE WENDY.”
So it was written on a few T-shirts at Thursday night’s People of the Year celebration, hosted by the Times Review Media Group at Martha Clara Vineyards, in support of Suffolk Times businessperson of the year Wendy Zuhoski. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River baseball team celebrates a league championship in 1990. (Credit: News-Review archives)
In 38 seasons, the Shoreham-Wading River baseball team, under the leadership of Sal Mignano, won 12 league championships, seven county championships and a state title. Mignano announced Aug. 2 he’ll be retiring.
Here’s a look back at some of the highlights, as they were covered in the Riverhead News-Review. (more…)
Columnist James Varney believes intellectual diversity might not be welcome thing on Long Island’s East End.
Does the Hyatt Place hotel in Riverhead have lefty-leaning computers in its lobby?
That’s what a columnist from New Orleans is claiming after he stayed there recently and found that the guest computers in the hotel’s lobby blocked websites he considered to be conservative leaning.
Yet the computers freely allowed more liberal leaning sites, he wrote.