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09/15/19 6:00am
09/15/2019 6:00 AM

Last week, the Suffolk County Legislature took a bold step forward in dealing with the issue of climate change and its impact on our towns, hamlets and neighborhoods.

Legislators adopted a resolution that will require the county Department of Public Works to take sea level rise into account when building and rebuilding county-owned roads. This is a big step and one of the first official actions on Long Island to take sea level rise into consideration before pouring millions of taxpayer dollars into public works projects. READ

09/01/19 5:53am
09/01/2019 5:53 AM

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…)