I was 16 years old the first time I consumed alcohol in the presence of an adult. Around that same time, I began asking strangers outside the King Kullen in Wading River to purchase beer for me. I can’t recall a single time I went home empty-handed.
That was 1995 and, boy, have things changed since then.
Local nominating conventions will begin this coming week and with that comes the start of what has long been dubbed “silly season.”
With that in mind, we’ve dusted off our biennial editorial outlining election season rules.
On Tuesday, the annual school budget season will come to an end with voting on spending plans for the 2017-18 school year.
Once again, there’s not a single contested race in any North Fork school district. All you’ll ultimately be voting on is the budgets, except in Greenport, where a repair reserve proposition is also on the ballot. READ
Since 1913, when Congress officially recognized the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, Americans have celebrated this most traditional of made-up holidays. READ
Most of life is going about the mundane business of living. In our everyday, the vast majority of tasks and time are directed to maintaining existence. We cook to eat, to stay alive. We wash to stay clean, to stay healthy. We work to earn money to feed, clothe, house ourselves. We drive to work to etc., etc.
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
I am an attorney and share my time between the North Fork of Long Island and Connecticut, and, like many others, have lived my life aware of Lyme disease and tick bites, but thinking that taking three weeks of antibiotics will cure the disease.
The outrage flooded social media in a swift, decisive avalanche Friday afternoon. Moments after The New York Times published an opinion piece by its newest conservative columnist, Bret Stephens, response from the paper’s liberal-majority audience bordered on hysteria. READ
In the debate about the Netflix television series “13 Reasons Why,” reasonable arguments are being made on all sides.
It’s easy to understand why parents might not want their teenage children to consume programming that presents sensitive material they may be unable to process emotionally.
One of the greatest privileges of serving in Congress is getting to meet so many amazing constituents remarkably interested in engaging in productive, substantive exchanges of ideas in order to improve the direction of our island, state and nation.
This could be a bad year for Suffolk County for Lyme disease — the malady that residents of the Island and the county were numbered among the earliest victims. READ