11/14/14 7:00am
11/14/2014 7:00 AM
Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa at Tuesday's community meeting in Greenport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa at Tuesday’s community meeting in Greenport. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The Guardian Angels will not rid the North Fork of gangs. Nor will the Southold Town Police Department or any sort of law enforcement task force.

No elected official will ever put forward a magical piece of legislation that solves the problem, either. And while school administrators can discipline or expel any student they suspect is involved in gang activity, there will always be some element of it in our schools and on our streets.  (more…)

11/12/14 11:17am
United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The United Riverhead Terminal is located in the hamlet of Northville on a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound. Nearby are a Riverhead Town beach, farm fields, vineyards, the newly acquired county park at the preserve and the long-established residential community of Northville Beach, which pre-dates the terminal. In the 1950s, many of those residents or their families — mine included — vehemently opposed allowing the terminal. (more…)

11/09/14 5:00am
11/09/2014 5:00 AM

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…)

11/08/14 6:00am
11/08/2014 6:00 AM
Lois Ross, left, leads the choir at a 2011 practice session of North Fork Chorale. (Credit: file photo)

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.

(more…)

11/07/14 10:53am
11/07/2014 10:53 AM

 

Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin addresses his supporters at the Suffolk County GOP gala at Emporium in Patchogue Tuesday. (Credit: John Griffin)

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…)

11/06/14 6:00am
11/06/2014 6:00 AM
United Riverhead Terminal in Northville plans to convert two of the existing petroleum tanks on its property to gasoline storage tanks. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

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…)

11/02/14 12:00pm
11/02/2014 12:00 PM
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

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…)

10/31/14 7:02am
10/31/2014 7:02 AM

Suffolk Times Endorsements

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

Governor