As technology evolves, so does the way distressed boaters seek help.
In lieu of traditional VHF radios, boaters frequently turn to dialing 911 when an emergency arises, especially when close to shore where a cell signal is still strong. That has, at times, led to poor communication between different departments coordinating a rescue and delayed notification to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Joe Frohnhoefer III, CEO of Sea Tow, based in Southold. READ
The campaign for the November 2018 midterm elections started nearly two years ago, with a bunch of potential Democratic candidates and a group of protesters outside the office of incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). READ
As absentee ballots are counted and the results of the 1st Congressional District race will soon be certified, local Democrats have found a silver lining in a loss that saw their candidate receive dramatically more support than in the two most recent elections.
After a Federal Aviation Administration workshop held in Riverhead earlier this month left residents and elected officials alike dissatisfied, elected officials gathered at Iron Pier Beach in Jamesport Wednesday to demand the FAA hold a proper public hearing on the matter. READ
When the Federal Aviation Administration extended its North Shore Helicopter Route in 2016 for four more years, we argued in this space that it was another example of government sticking with the status quo rather than addressing a problem. At the time, we argued the FAA had failed to take into account any public input before making its decision. READ
More than a 125 people attended Wednesday’s Federal Aviation Administration workshop in Riverhead to express complaints over the constant buzz of helicopters flying across the North Fork. But the format of the hearing left many feeling as if the FAA was failing to take their complaints seriously. READ
Before a crowd of jubilant supporters late Tuesday night, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) vowed to work together with everyone to find common ground toward improving the community, while also saying the country must find a way to unite in what has become a turbulent political climate. READ
On election night 2016, Republican Suffolk County chairman John Jay LaValle praised Congressman Lee Zeldin by saying that he had gone to Washington, D.C., and become “a national TV star.” It was fitting praise, considering the direction politics has taken under President Trump. It’s all about ratings. (more…)