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
Donald Trump is stealing from veterans and endangering the lives of their children to pay for his wall. Only Congress — and Lee Zeldin — can stop him. Mexico was never going to pay for the wall. READ
As we approach another anniversary of Sept. 11, I’d like to thank our local fire departments for the yearly display of remembrance, reflection, honor and duty for those lost in the horrific 9/11 attacks. READ
On May 9, we published our “ground rules for political letters this election season” so everyone would know what we’re trying to accomplish at our newspapers as we head toward November. READ
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…)
A map of warming temperatures across the United States that ran this month in The Washington Post shows that all of Long Island has already approached a significant threshold in how scientists measure climate change and its future impact. READ
Vaping remains a relatively new phenomenon, perceived by some as a safer alternative to cigarettes. Health officials continue to face an uphill battle to combat those ideas, specifically among teenagers, who are easy targets for marketers of the products. READ
One weekend in July highlighted the importance of boater safety.
Consider the tragedies Suffolk County police responded to on consecutive days. READ