In recent weeks, quite a few sharks have made headlines around Long Island. First there was drone footage of sharks corralling and then feasting on a school of Atlantic menhaden (aka bunker) in Southampton. Later, a 10-foot basking shark was spotted swimming deep inside Shinnecock Bay. And just last month, some beachgoers recorded video footage of a large shark swimming in the shallows in Riverhead and Mattituck. Is this a publicity stunt by the producers of “Shark Week” or is something much more significant happening here? (more…)
These presidencies — Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush (41), Clinton, Bush (43) and Obama — are the 12 administrations I’ve lived through so far. I hope to live through this 13th presidency. READ
A compass affixed to a table below deck of the sailboat Ness points south as the steel-hulled boat gently rocks while docked at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport. Phillip Sax, the lone crew member aboard the boat, positioned the compass at the ideal spot, next to the narrow bench that serves as his sleeping quarters. READ
Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
That’s the feat itself. The fact that it happened 50 years ago is remarkable in its own right. How could it be that 50 years passed by so quickly? READ
It’s time to test your knowledge of our country’s history.
One purpose of this quiz is to disprove the notion that Americans aren’t all that bright. The very stable genius in the White House has said to a group of donors: “We’re so stupid.” And at a rally: “You feel like sort of stupid, don’t you?” READ
Will Riverhead be a town dominated by more big-box stores, when we know retail is retreating? Will our hamlets become a litany of faceless strip malls, when we know there are already too many vacant storefronts? Will we value open space, or cut down every last tree in the name of “progress?” (more…)
You don’t have to be a transportation expert to grasp that something is seriously out of whack with how freight travels on Long Island and the rest of downstate New York. (more…)
For a young kid, there are few experiences in sports as thrilling as walking into a baseball stadium for the first time and looking out at the pristine green grass that had previously just been an image on television. READ