02/06/16 8:00am
02/06/2016 8:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTOMike Osinski at his home in Greenport.

“Greenport, like towns on Staten Island, prospered from the oyster.”

So wrote John Kochiss, author of “Oystering from New York to Boston,” in 1973, pointing back to the oyster’s heyday on eastern Long Island in the early part of the 20th century.

Fast-forward 100 years or so, and things have certainly changed. READ

01/23/16 9:48am

Snow

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 11:20 a.m.

During separate press conferences Saturday morning, both Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the county following news that the North Shore and East End of Long Island are expected to get 12 to 18 inches of snow — and between 18 and 24 inches on the South Shore.

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12/02/15 5:00pm
12/02/2015 5:00 PM

A bird's eye view of the Enterprise Park at Calverton site. (Credit: Andrew Lepre, file)

In a county as populous and diverse as Suffolk, coordinating the planning efforts of towns and villages should be a priority — especially in the face of the myriad challenges the area faces. Individual municipalities from Shelter Island to Huntington continue to confront issues involving water quality, affordable housing, high-paying jobs and the infrastructure needed to support future development. READ

11/30/15 12:00pm
11/30/2015 12:00 PM

Little Flower

A school district in Wading River is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by Suffolk County for tuition payments for special needs students that had built up over the course of 15 years, according to an audit conducted by the state comptroller’s office. READ