- Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 “reform” package missed the mark by a wide margin, hitching Long Island’s energy future to a utility company that’s as bad as LIPA, if not worse. Opinion column by Karl Grossman
- Legislator Kara Hahn’s bill — still in the works — would create a county office to investigate corruption in county government in a county that has a long tradition of corruption.
- Former county legislator Greg Blass, known as a ‘maverick’ for his unwillingness to play with the party bosses, makes a case for getting involved in politics and the dangers of leaving government up to people who are in it, not for public service, but for their own self-interests.
- Suffolk can and must do much more to grow the aquaculture industry in its bays: 600 acres out of the 110,000 in the Peconic Estuary is comparable to the size of a postage stamp.
In My Opinion
A remembrance: Vince Tria, the driving force behind restoration of Vail-Leavitt Music Hall and Riverhead Blues FestivalVince Tria’s drive and dedication made possible the re-opening the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall and breathed new life into the Riverhead Blues .
Zeldin: Combatting opioid epidemic requires more funding for treatment, education and law enforcementCongressman Lee Zeldin: In the coming weeks, Congress will take up legislation to provide funding for a three-pronged approach to combat the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.
- Several years after the Town Board adopted the master plan, it quietly changed one word, creating a giant loophole that effectively unraveled the result of years of planning.
- Letter of thanks from Laurie Downs, who was elected May 17 to a three-year term on the Riverhead Board of Education.
- The Family Community Life Center t will serve the entire community and surrounding area for many years to come.
- Something unusual — even rare — has been going on this week. It’s been going on right in our backyard. And hardly anybody’s noticed.