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Despite anxiety in all quarters over an economy stuck in low gear, taxpayers in all mainland Southold school districts gave a respectable margin of approval to their budgets Tuesday. Only tiny Fishers Island turned thumbs down on its spending plan.
Bob Berks, who during a decades-long career sculpted iconic images of popes, presidents and other luminaries, died Monday after a long illness. The Orient resident was 89.
Facing rising costs and a continuing drop in ridership, North Ferry Company has asked the Suffolk County Legislature to approve a 7.8 percent rate hike, its first since June 2004.
Ralph Pugliese, who co-founded Pugliese Vineyards with his wife, Patricia, died Monday morning, May 16, at his home in Cutchogue. He was 73.
Steve Bellone, supervisor of a West End town, came east over the weekend to declare his belief that East End open space preservation pays economic dividends all across Suffolk County.
Greenport Village Board members aren’t buying the KACE-LI, LLC argument for annexing town land into their backyard. That’s the conclusion of comments they’ll be sending to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation by Monday.
Commentators love to equate this problem or that to a tsunami, the most often and overused instance being “an economic tsunami.” It seems to have superseded “a perfect storm” in describing a crisis with multiple causes or components. With the approval of local school budgets this week, we happily avoid phrases such as “a tsunami of voter dissatisfaction” and the like.
I sometimes get the feeling that I’ve written the same column before — it’s a combination of advanced age and the act of having penned about a thousand of these things since 1977 — and this is one such occasion.
After stealing second base, Yianni Rauseo trotted off the field, pointing to his right pinky as an explanation for what was wrong. Not that he had to point. Fingers aren’t supposed to stick out that way, at a 90-degree angle.
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