The giant elephant in the room during every Catholic Mass is not going away anytime soon.
And, with recent developments in New York State and around the country related to the sexual abuse scandal, it is fair to say the Roman Catholic Church is at a critical point in its long history. It needs to make a choice: Tell the truth or keep on lying. READ
The condolences began to pour in almost immediately after news broke that Rocky, an 8-year-old German shepherd with the Riverhead Police Department, was killed early Sunday morning in the line of duty. READ
“He’s an Arab!” a woman said to Sen. John McCain at a nationally televised October 2008 presidential candidate forum. The senator’s opponent, Barack Obama, at whom her comment was directed, was on the same stage, just a few feet away.
“No, ma’am,” Sen. McCain responded before reaching out to remove the microphone from the woman’s hand. He then went on to explain how wrong her comment was. READ
As weeks go, this one has been a real doozy so far.
On Tuesday, 12 jurors in a federal courtroom in Virginia showed us that American democracy works because of the rule of law. On the same day, in a separate federal courtroom in Manhattan, the rule of law was showcased again. Thanks to both events, our democracy is better and stronger than it was just days ago. READ
If there is one area, one topic in our national discussion more acrimonious than the current argument over immigration, we can’t think of it right now. Television hosts go on about how America no longer looks the way it once did, comments praised by a former KKK leader. READ
A recent cover story in The Suffolk Times concerned the back-and-forth going on between the growing shellfish industry, which is making a terrific comeback in the Peconic Bay system, and recreational boaters. READ
Before they dream of playing for the New York Yankees, every young ballplayer envisions a day when they step onto the field in Williamsport, Pa., to play in the Little League World Series. Founded in 1947, the tournament has expanded over the years to include teams from across the globe that compete in nationally televised games. (more…)
The clock is ticking.
As if the deer tick problem weren’t bad enough, two state departments — health and Agriculture & Markets — are now urging New Yorkers to be on the alert for the longhorned tick, a new species that may soon make its way here. READ