08/03/14 8:00am
08/03/2014 8:00 AM
A view of Bailie Beach in Mattituck (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

A view of Bailie Beach in Mattituck (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)

Any conversation about sewage management in Suffolk County should begin with the current state of our waters. In conformance with the federal Clean Water Act, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation assesses water bodies throughout the state. Numerous water bodies throughout Long Island are classified as “Impaired Waters” (303d list).  (more…)

08/02/14 11:00am
08/02/2014 11:00 AM
Village sponsored activities such as Dances in the Park are not impacted by the ban on events in Mitchell Park.  (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Village sponsored activities such as Dances in the Park are not impacted by the ban on events in Mitchell Park. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Each day the ill-timed moratorium prevents special events from taking place in Greenport’s Mitchell Park is another day of opportunity wasted. With every summer weekend that passes, the village could be raising revenues from groups looking to use sections of the park, while attracting more people who could shop in businesses that are still struggling to rebound from a historically cold, and thus financially difficult, winter.  (more…)

07/31/14 5:00am
07/31/2014 5:00 AM
Protestors outside the Cole Bros. circus in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Protestors outside the Cole Bros. circus in Greenport in 2013. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

To the editor:

I’m writing to thank Marilyn Flynn for her bravery despite the consequences for her protest actions against the Cole Bros. Circus. Since I’ve moved back to the North Fork 16 years ago, I am always dismayed to see posters announcing the circus is back in town. (more…)

07/29/14 6:00am
07/29/2014 6:00 AM

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A group of Congressional representatives led by Tim Bishop of Southampton is calling on the federal government not to sell Plum Island, as it plans, but to put it under the jurisdiction of a “federal agency such as the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” In their June 30 letter to the House and Senate appropriation committees, the representatives says they “remain deeply concerned” about the “ecological value” of Plum Island.  (more…)

07/27/14 10:00am
07/27/2014 10:00 AM

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I was sorry, but not surprised, to see The Suffolk Times parroting the leftist party line regarding its coverage of the “border children” arriving in Riverhead.

According to the newspaper, this sudden tidal wave of nearly 60,000 children is the result of the kids “fleeing their violence-plagued homelands in Central America.” Frankly, this is a logic-twisting, flat-out lie. The violence in their homelands has been horrible for decades.  (more…)