Growing up, one of Mom’s famous “Mom-isms” was “Celia! Act your age.” Jeez! How I hated those words. Now that I am a gal of a certain age, I get ticked off when some 30-something magazine editor tells me to dress age appropriately — in other words, “ to act my age.”
Before this year is out, allow me to tell the story of the climax in 1966, 50 years ago, of the effort by then Suffolk County Executive H. Lee Dennison to have bridges built from Shelter Island’s north shore to East Marion on the North Fork and from Shelter Island’s south shore to North Haven on the South Fork.
This November, voters in the five East End towns will have the unique opportunity to vote on a ballot measure that could generate $20 million annually to reduce nitrogen in our waterways.
When Al Gore’s supporters blamed a third-party candidate, Ralph Nader, for his narrow defeat by George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election, the renowned consumer advocate quipped that Mr. Gore had taken votes away from him.
Democrats didn’t find Mr. Nader’s rejoinder very funny. READ
In the past month we’ve heard a lot of different reasons the Village of Greenport should reject PSEG-Long Island’s plan to run a cable underneath Fifth Street and the nearby bay to Shelter Island. Some village residents have called the project, which aims to improve the reliability of electric service on the small island, a burden on their community.
This election year has been strange and unsettling — and not just because some members of my family are considering self-deportation in the event of a Republican victory.
On a bright morning Monday, we boarded the Block Island Express out of Mitchell Park. In what seemed like an instant we were right back in Greenport. READ
Hang on to those nickels and dimes that slide their way under the couch cushions. In 2018, they’ll come in handy at the grocery store.
To the editor:
The tiny house movement has gone global but Greenport and other East End towns haven’t embraced this concept — yet. READ
During one of the worst tragedies in our nation’s history, hundreds of men and women — firefighters, police officers and volunteers — ran into harm’s way, demonstrating courage that continues to inspire 15 years after 9/11. READ