If there is one area, one topic in our national discussion more acrimonious than the current argument over immigration, we can’t think of it right now. Television hosts go on about how America no longer looks the way it once did, comments praised by a former KKK leader. READ
As we celebrate Independence Day, it’s worth remembering that the men who signed a document 242 years ago in Philadelphia knew that if things went wrong, they’d be dead weights swinging from the ends of English ropes. READ
If you have followed Long Island politics for a while, one fact stands out: corruption seems to be deeply entrenched and part of the fabric of both parties. READ
The accomplishments of student-athletes grace the sports pages of this newspaper every week. Players unite for a common cause, at times leading to championships that inspire the community and reinforce a sense of pride in Mattituck, Southold or Greenport. (more…)
Every week, it seems, a new scandal is thrown out into the public space that involves powerful men and the women they abuse, or have their way with and then kick to the curb. READ
Cynthia Nixon, the Working Families Party candidate for governor of New York, recently spoke out against the state’s 2 percent cap on annual spending. She also came out against the state’s 2 percent cap on increases in local property taxes. READ
On the North Fork and Shelter Island, we don’t have to wait for truly warm weather or notice the yellow signal flare of forsythia to tell us winter is a memory. We’ve witnessed spring on the wing with the arrival of the magnificent fish hawks, the ospreys, returning from their Florida and Caribbean winter quarters. READ
On Saturday evening, with dusk soon to arrive, the wind rising and temperatures dropping, rescuers put their own lives on the line to save three men whose boat, a 34-foot Chris Craft, had struck rocks in the challenging waters of Plum Gut off Orient Point. READ
The following editorial was published in the April 12, 1968 issue of The Suffolk Times, one week after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years ago. It was taken from The Christian Science Monitor.
In 1837, First Universalist Church was built on a sweeping curve along Main Road in Southold, opposite the Civil War memorial. Its trustees had voted two years earlier, in October 1835, to build a house of worship on that site.
And, oh, what a house of worship they built! READ