At a recent meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, this startling statistic was discussed: Each day in New York State, some 50,000 cars illegally pass a stopped school bus that has its lights flashing and is picking up or dropping off children. READ
As we head into fall here in America, the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump has captured our attention. READ
There are few bigger thrills for us as a media organization than our annual People of the Year awards. The winners’ stories of community service, dedication and perseverance are always inspirational. READ
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
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
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
The question of exactly what Calverton Aviation & Technology intends to build at the Enterprise Park at Calverton took a troubling turn this week, when riverheadlocal.com published a summary of a 19-page document submitted by the company to state environmental officials. READ