01/28/16 5:57am
01/28/2016 5:57 AM

250 packets of heroin recovered from Thomas Counihan's home

A scene from early in the first season of the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire” dealt with Baltimore’s drug trade and how the system — including law enforcement, schools, government and the media — had failed that city.

A detective on the show makes an offhand comment about how they’re fighting the “war on drugs.”

“You can’t even call this a war,” his partner responds. “Wars end.” READ

01/25/16 6:00am

sportseast

The next time you pass the intersection of North Road and Horton Lane in Southold, take a quick gander to the northwest at the property occupied by Lucas Ford. If things had turned out otherwise some 30 years ago, that vista would be very different today. Instead of an auto dealership, the four-acre parcel might have been occupied by an indoor tennis facility, but that scenario was not to be. READ