What we need is a pragmatic, panoramic view of the issues at hand. Our sitting supervisor, Laura Jens-Smith, toggles from subject to subject identifying her accomplishments. The first half of State of the Town speech tallied her accomplishments. For example, she claimed to have put the water district “back on track.” I beg to differ, as evidenced by prior town meetings. The initiative was led by Councilman Tim Hubbard, Councilman Jim Wooten and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, who forced the water district capital plan forward. Our Water District is one of our biggest income generating asset. We need to maintain control.
Tide levels in Peconic Bay are higher nowadays, and this is having profound repercussions in a number of critical areas. READ
Ralph Solecki was 14 years old in 1931, when his father bought a house on a hilltop in Cutchogue that the locals called Manor Hill. READ
From my couch 240 miles away from Binghamton, my heart pounded with anticipation Saturday. I spent several years at the beginning of my career covering sports, and few games I’ve ever witnessed could match what was unfolding at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. READ
On March 3, in the tiny South Carolina hamlet of McClellanville, a man named Frank Snyder died. I know this because Mr. Snyder’s niece emailed me last Tuesday night, March 5, to say he had passed. He was 70 when cancer claimed his life. READ
Early Sunday morning I texted a map showing projected snow totals across Long Island to my colleague Bob Liepa, our paper’s sports editor.
“Has there ever been a year where it didn’t snow right as spring sports starts?” I asked.
He responded: “I can’t remember one.” (more…)
During Black History Month we are reminded of the success and accomplishments we in the black community have achieved. However, we must realize that success is not by chance. There are principles that you follow to be successful. Being knowledgeable of one’s history is one such principle. READ
The gigantic scandal that is the Roman Catholic Church continues to grow worse, with new revelations of criminal behavior and the sexual abuse of children. With each new disclosure, the church itself looks more and more like a criminal cabal partly inhabited by pedophiles whose behavior was covered up and filed away, hidden from the public. READ