Public notices are a basic building block of government transparency, yet an archaic state law mandates their publication in a medium that fewer and fewer people are using: print newspapers. The result is a big problem for government transparency.
By law, most government documents are public documents, accessible by the public, as they should be. Nevertheless, many government officials — especially the lawyers — behave as if national security is at stake and they work for the CIA.
After intense community reaction to reports about a plan for a new food waste plant on Youngs Avenue, Riverhead town board members accuse the press of getting the story wrong. Gee, this sounds familiar. Column by Denise Civiletti.
A movement based on discredited science has put a generation of children at risk. Measles is a serious virus that can kill your child and you can prevent it with a simple, safe vaccination. Column by Greg Blass