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09/17/19 5:51am

Early on the morning of Oct. 8, 1961, a Sunday, a fire erupted at the Eastern Suffolk Cooperative farm labor camp at the north end of Cox Lane in Cutchogue. Four residents of the camp died in the blaze. Three of the men were said at the time to have died in their room in one of the many squalid barracks at the migrant labor camp; the fourth died later in the day at Eastern Long Island Hospital.  (more…)

09/01/19 5:53am

To say that the institution of slavery that once existed on the North Fork has been overlooked by town historians and local historical societies would certainly be accurate.

Wayland Jefferson, a long-ago Southold Town historian whose writing is seen today as highly suspect in terms of accuracy, would not go near the subject. His writing around the time of the town’s tricentennial in 1940 celebrated its so-called “founding families” and little else. He was no real historian. His writings on, say, the history of Cutchogue were made-up stories based on nothing. (more…)

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07/20/19 6:00am

One of the most astonishing events in human history occurred July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder attached to the lunar module and sank his boots into the soft surface of the moon. His words — “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” — will always be remembered. Nothing compares to this day, in American history or in the history of the world. Nothing even comes close. READ

06/02/19 6:00am

Last week, a far-reaching discovery was made in a muddy river bottom in Alabama. It is a discovery that speaks to our history, and to the past we as a nation still struggle to understand and, in some ways, come to terms with. This American journey, this grand experiment in “we the people,” is dependent on knowing where we’ve been. It is dependent on facts. (more…)