When and how did this happen?
When did we so-called baby boomers become Older Americans, coming up fast on age 70?
Those are questions some male friends of a certain age and I found ourselves asking this past weekend during the course of a men-only getaway to a mountainside retreat in the Adirondacks. (In deference to the concept of equal rights, some of our wives and daughters spent the weekend at health spas elsewhere in the New York Metro area.) (more…)
Lois Ross, left, leads the choir at a 2011 practice session of North Fork Chorale. (Credit: file photo)
Members of the North Fork Chorale have never stopped performing in the singing group’s 78 years, with the exception of a time during World War II, when gas rationing made regular rehearsing difficult.
In all that time, attendees at their twice-annual concerts were always treated to a show, put on by their passionate and talent-rich neighbors.
And what shows they’ve been.
Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue Tuesday. (Credit: John Griffin)
“Every election is like a job interview,” Mitch McConnell, the Republican senator from Kentucky and likely Senate majority leader, said in his acceptance speech Tuesday. This year, Democrats weren’t hired for lots of jobs.
Notably for East Enders, Lee Zeldin knocked off six-term incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop in the 1st Congressional District race. (more…)
United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
It makes me cringe every time I read some dopey, negative response regarding the gasoline project at United Riverhead Terminal. What’s worse is the fact that every single person in opposition has no problem utilizing the so-called “volatile fuel” in their car, truck, or Jet Ski. (more…)
Long Island is known for, among other things, beautiful beaches, the site of the first “mass-produced” suburb in the U.S, the resort areas of the East End, notably the Hamptons and peaceful Shelter Island, and for farmland that allows Suffolk County to remain the top farming county in New York State in yearly produce. But Long Island isn’t sufficiently recognized for its major role in the American Revolution. (more…)
To the editor:
Imagine, if instead of pouring an astounding amount of money into TV and radio ads, politicians spent campaign donations on projects that represented their values, and our needs. (more…)
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:
U.S. House of Representatives
Southold Town Trustee
New York State Assembly
New York State Senate
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…)