On Saturday night in Hampton Bays, as a cold rain fell on a large crowd of the broken-hearted, speaker after speaker told deeply personal stories about how the opioid epidemic that is sweeping America has changed their lives forever.
At a candlelight vigil sponsored by the Southampton Town Opioid Task Force, parents described phone calls informing them that a son or daughter had overdosed and died. Wives told of husbands dying, and grandparents spoke about attending funerals for their grandchildren. READ
The long and winding road that is Riverhead’s effort to find a buyer for 1,600 acres of town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton continues. The latest chapter in this saga is the filing of a lawsuit by a solar power company that has offered to pay more than $40 million for those acres. READ
Councilman John Dunleavy’s attempt to circumvent the term-limit law passed last year predictably never gained any traction. When the Town Board approved term limits of 12 consecutive years for council members, it signaled the end of Mr. Dunleavy’s tenure; he was first elected in 2005. READ
Here’s a challenge many small businesses on the North Fork confront.
An employer identifies a prospective employee they believe is exactly the type of candidate they need to fill an open position. READ
A few years back, when a Times Review editor visited a national cemetery for a Memorial Day story, he stumbled upon a Vietnam veteran and cemetery caretaker. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be applauded for his newly announced pledge that tuition costs at state colleges will be covered for New Yorkers whose annual household income is $125,000 or less. READ
Lately, we’ve noticed what appears to be an emerging narrative: that newspapers should stick to reporting facts and never publish opinions. Some seem to believe editorials like the one you’re reading are a new concept created by the modern media.
Since it was founded in 1977, Times Review Media Group, as our company is known today, has published an endorsement editorial with each presidential election.
We have never once supported a Republican. In 1980 and 1996, we made no endorsements at all, our closest nods to a Republican.
If Ronald Reagan or Bob Dole couldn’t get our endorsement in those years, it’s safe to assume Republican nominee Donald Trump’s chances were fairly slim this time around. READ