Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Entering the White House with historically low approval ratings, Mr. Trump has his work cut out for him to improve his popularity among Americans. Several key issues essential to the North Fork will likely affect how locals view Mr. Trump and his administration over the next four to eight years. READ
I’m doing mini-reviews of the dozen titles my library book club read last year. The opinions are mine alone.
As my wife and I sat down for dinner recently, the iconic sounds of Paul Simon played in the background. The live album “Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’” was recorded in 1973 at the former home of the New York Islanders, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
As we ate our meal with a glass of wine, we enjoyed Simon & Garfunkel classics like “Homeward Bound” and “The Boxer.” READ
I am a 50-year-old woman, a mother of three, a partner to a wonderful woman, a daughter, sister and a good friend. I am a hard-working taxpayer and an active member of the school and local community. In December, I received a devastating cancer diagnosis, necessitating immediate aggressive treatment in order for me to have any chance of survival.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal last week for free tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools has roots going back nearly two centuries in this region, to 1847 and the founding of the Free Academy of the City of New York, which became City College.
It was later dubbed “the poor man’s Harvard.”
Obamacare kind of stinks.
Now, now, hear me out. I’m your everyday Prius-driving, backyard-composting, bleeding-heart member of the liberal media — but I think I’ve found one issue where I can agree with the GOP.
A feud between Suffolk County officials and a local environmentalist over farmland development rights is reaching a fever pitch. Essentially at stake is whether farmers have the right to build on properties where development rights have been sold.
My son is spoiled.
I talked a big game before he was born. “Any kid of mine better get used to hearing the word no,” I’d say. “I’m going to limit the TV, the toys and the sweets.”
Then my wife gave birth to him three years ago and he’s been calling the shots ever since.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo should be applauded for his newly announced pledge that tuition costs at state colleges will be covered for New Yorkers whose annual household income is $125,000 or less. READ
Just about every week in our print edition we publish a Paw Print cartoon from Shelter Island artist Peter Waldner. Here’s six of our favorite from last year. READ