Over the past month our editorial board has conducted interviews with candidates for local office this year and viewed and attended debates between them.
Now, as has long been the tradition of the paper, we offer our endorsements for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Click on the page numbers or links below to view each of our endorsements:
To the Editor:
Over the past month, a Greenport teacher and at least one student have been arrested in unrelated incidents, and while both events have seen media coverage, neither incident seemed to warrant much messaging from the Greenport School District. (more…)
If you’re a person who believes we can’t possibly reduce gun violence with policies that outlaw guns in our communities, then you cannot also argue that somehow we will magically eradicate crime and gang violence in our neighborhoods by enacting different immigration policies. (more…)
Eighty thousand. That’s around the number of 1st Congressional District voters who went to the polls in 2012 but are not likely to cast a vote in next month’s mid-term election.
Although the number of registered voters in the district has grown by about 9 percent since Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) was first elected in 2002, turnout changes very little with each passing election. In fact, turnout hasn’t fluctuated at all in presidential election years, with about 278,000 voters casting ballots each time. (more…)
You know what they say about Ebola, right?
Yeah, me neither.
Probably because — despite way too much noise about it on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, TV news and the like — I’ve pretty much tuned out anything Ebola-related.
Somehow, I’m still alive. (more…)
To the editor:
“Share the Burden,” Suffolk Times letters, Oct. 16. I too am a bit dismayed over the line that “none of the other hamlets has yet assumed its share of this burden.” This burden being “affordable housing,” which to me is a misnomer, as the Cottages of Mattituck are “workforce housing,” really, and all of the occupants are gainfully employed and benefit our community as volunteer firemen, teachers, community volunteers, health and hospital workers, caregivers, etc. (more…)
At 6-foot-4 and the Arby’s side of 300 pounds, I get asked a lot about my past life as a football player.
The truth is, I didn’t play much growing up.
I played youth football the summer going into fifth grade until my parents gave me the option of quitting after my coach was arrested on — of all things — a domestic violence charge. (more…)