Riverhead Free Library has made history on Long Island.
It has launched a program its backers appropriately call RiverHope, which allows people who are part of the Maureen’s Haven homeless outreach program to receive library cards. This is important because it offers people without a fixed address access to all that the library has to offer — the ability to check out and read books, use of the library’s computers for email and job searches, but also access to a wide range of library programs, including an online educational forum called Universal Class. That program alone opens the door to classes in 32 subjects, as well as professional and certification courses.
Summer is here in all its glory. With it come all the things that make this time of year on the North Fork so terrific — along with the associated dangers, on land and on water.
Perhaps boating is at the top of the list of joys that can turn horribly bad.
In the past, when we have used this space to promote safety on the waters around the North Fork, we’ve noted local boating accidents — and even deaths.
History is what binds us to a place and a past and the people who came before us. History is a story and the foundation on which a community is built. For that reason alone we should pay attention to it. READ
Here’s a challenge many small businesses on the North Fork confront.
An employer identifies a prospective employee they believe is exactly the type of candidate they need to fill an open position. READ
The record set in 2014 for the hottest year ever on Earth was short-lived. The global temperature in 2015 topped it. As the sports saying goes, records are made to be broken. So 2016 marked the third consecutive record-breaking increase. READ
Common Core. The name itself had become toxic. It was only a matter of time before New York followed the lead of other states, like Florida, and rebranded the educational standards with a fresh name. READ
A few years back, when a Times Review editor visited a national cemetery for a Memorial Day story, he stumbled upon a Vietnam veteran and cemetery caretaker. READ
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
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.