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When our sister newspaper, The Suffolk Times, was first printed in 1857, its inaugural editorial said it aimed to be, “above all else, a good newspaper.” READ
Greatness does not come along very often in our country, and in the world. The passing of former president George H. W. Bush is the death of greatness. He was born into privilege and could have had a very different life. But history called, and he answered.
Tuesday’s elections on Long Island brought large numbers of voters to the polls, with long lines and wait times. In eastern Long Island’s 1st Congressional District, turnout reached nearly 250,000 — approximately 78,000 more votes were cast than in the midterm election four years ago. READ
“If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.” — Abraham Lincoln, Jan. 27, 1838
This editorial is being written in the aftermath of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh during a child-naming ceremony. Another mass shooting in America, another act of extreme hatred. In this case, a brand of murderous hatred with deep roots in other countries going back centuries. 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
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…)
As we celebrate Independence Day, it’s worth remembering that the men who signed a document 242 years ago in Philadelphia knew that if things went wrong, they’d be dead weights swinging from the ends of English ropes. READ
Every week, it seems, a new scandal is thrown out into the public space that involves powerful men and the women they abuse, or have their way with and then kick to the curb. READ