Civil rights on Long Island: Local history includes slavery, a strong and active KKK, legal discrimination against minoritiesThe history of the civil rights of blacks, Jews and Catholics on Long Island was examined in a talk by Prof. Christopher Verga at the Suffolk County Historical Society Jan. 21.
- The agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plants less than 50 miles from western Suffolk and between 60 and 100 miles from the East End — as the crow flies and radioactivity spreads — “is a huge step forward in protecting the health and safety of all New Yorkers.”
- The return of the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court in Suffolk County is good news for parents and families.
- “Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”
In My Opinion
- Rep. Lee Zeldin discusses education, infrastructure, healthcare, and environmental priorities facing our district in this second of a two-part op-ed.
- Congressman Zeldin can no longer assume he can make statements without having to defend them. His constituents demand and deserve evidence-based justification for his positions.
- Rep. Lee Zeldin sets forth his local legislative priorities in this first of a two-part op-ed.
- Riverhead Town Democrats voice their objections to President Trump’s executive order in a letter to their congressman.
- Keep shining. You never have backed down and never will. Thanks for all you do.
- Today, we hope the message of this season will be heard throughout the world: Peace on Earth and good will to all!