To the editor:
With the risk of seemingly defending sexual abuse by Catholic priests, I must write concerning Mr. Wick’s article, over the top at the very least, calling for the bankruptcy of the Rockville Centre Diocese.
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
We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have heard some of it before. There have been other reports of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier reports happened somewhere else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.
— from the Pennsylvania attorney general’s grand jury report READ
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
As each member of the Town Board considers whether the Ghermezian family-controlled Calverton Aviation & Technology is qualified and eligible to buy 1,640 acres of land at EPCAL, due diligence and fiduciary responsibilities require the Board to take steps that correct failings and omissions in the contract approved by its predecessor in December 2017. (more…)
This is the sixth spring I’ve looked out my office window at a small open-sided metal box under the eaves with a stiff wire protruding from it. Picture a little gray model of a theater’s stage and you’re close. 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
The Town Board is likely to make a choice Wednesday evening, with major impact in Riverhead for decades. A contentious months-long process will conclude with a vote on whether the Ghermezian family is deemed qualified and eligible to purchase 1,600 acres of land at EPCAL. READ