01/30/15 6:00am
01/30/2015 6:00 AM

To the editor:

In reply to your editorial in the Jan. 22 issue regarding the mandated installation of breath sensors in order to start the engine on future produced cars. In the ’70s, I forget the year, GM installed an interlock system to prevent starting the engine until the seat belts of front passengers were latched. It seemed like a good idea at the time. (more…)

12/29/14 6:00am
12/29/2014 6:00 AM

To the editor:

I would like to recommend that school districts look into getting helmets, like bike riders have, to protect soccer players. There are a lot of soccer players who get concussions. A soccer ball travels 40-50 mph and can hurt when a player heads the ball or when two players go up for a ball.

Lacrosse and football players wear helmets for some protection. I also feel the schools should look into helmets for field hockey.

As the old saying reminds us, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Robert Svoboda
former soccer coach
Wading River

11/20/14 6:00am
11/20/2014 6:00 AM
Mattituck fans at Middletown High School for Sunday's state championship game. (Credit: Michael Lewis)

Mattituck fans at Middletown High School for Sunday’s state championship game. (Credit: Michael Lewis)

To the editor:

On behalf of the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, I would like to formally thank the Mattituck-Cutchogue community for its support of the Mattituck student athletes as they competed this fall.  (more…)