Who knew that the program that has become integral to saving eastern Long Island from the sprawl that has overtaken much of the western portion of the island — the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) — has its origin in a program created on Nantucket by a native Long Islander? READ
“We live on an island built on sand.”
That’s how Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski accurately describes Long Island. (more…)
Tom Twomey, the founder of the East End’s biggest law firm, had many accomplishments. But the most important can be seen on a drive along Sound Avenue on the North Fork, just before Riverhead Town becomes Southold Town. (more…)
Long Island is known for, among other things, beautiful beaches, the site of the first “mass-produced” suburb in the U.S, the resort areas of the East End, notably the Hamptons and peaceful Shelter Island, and for farmland that allows Suffolk County to remain the top farming county in New York State in yearly produce. But Long Island isn’t sufficiently recognized for its major role in the American Revolution. (more…)
I should have been suspicious last month driving into a gas station off the Long Island Expressway to fill up. I’d written a column in May about the effort of Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) to require gas stations to make clearer the difference between the cash and credit prices of the fuel they sell. (more…)
At long last an East Hampton Town Board is moving on a situation — commercial helicopters, flying low and loud between Manhattan and East Hampton -— that has plagued residents of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)
(Credit: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office)
On Shelter Island, Zephyr Teachout defeated Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Shelter Island Town Democrats “are not far-left liberals by any means,” said Heather Reylek, long-time Shelter Island Democratic chairwoman. “Many are fiscal conservatives.”
Ms. Teachout beat Mr. Cuomo on the Island 55 to 46.
But it wasn’t just on the Island. Ms. Teachout did extraordinarily well in Suffolk County and statewide. (more…)
The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials in Suffolk County and New York State to wake up.