“Your region still has farms that look like farms,” international environmental leader Vandana Shiva said during a talk on the East End last month. In contrast, “industrial farms” are “creating deserts” and doing “violence against the earth.” Suffolk Closeup by Karl Grossman.
As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said, only with women being fully represented can the U.S. be a “fully representative democracy.”
The situation with Suffolk County police in Riverhead fits into a pattern that is decades old. With the “average homeowner” in the county police district now paying $1,165 annually for police services, the county department would benefit greatly from new sources of property tax revenue — and the East End is ripe.