Early on the morning of Oct. 8, 1961, a Sunday, a fire erupted at the Eastern Suffolk Cooperative farm labor camp at the north end of Cox Lane in Cutchogue. Four residents of the camp died in the blaze. Three of the men were said at the time to have died in their room in one of the many squalid barracks at the migrant labor camp; the fourth died later in the day at Eastern Long Island Hospital. (more…)
One of the most astonishing events in human history occurred July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped off the ladder attached to the lunar module and sank his boots into the soft surface of the moon. His words — “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” — will always be remembered. Nothing compares to this day, in American history or in the history of the world. Nothing even comes close. READ
June 6, 1944, D-Day, is a day that fundamentally changed history and pointed America, and all of Europe, in an entirely new direction. World War II had gone on for nearly five years prior to that day. Because of the massive events orchestrated on that day, the war in Europe came to a close 11 months later. (more…)
Last week, a far-reaching discovery was made in a muddy river bottom in Alabama. It is a discovery that speaks to our history, and to the past we as a nation still struggle to understand and, in some ways, come to terms with. This American journey, this grand experiment in “we the people,” is dependent on knowing where we’ve been. It is dependent on facts. (more…)
Last week, the Long Island Press Club erected a historic marker in Greenport that, by its presence, honors a man named Henry Reeves, who was the editor and publisher of the Republican Watchman newspaper in the mid-19th century and a Southold Town supervisor.
In 1999, Mark Miller sat down with his father, Jim, and came up with terms under which he would buy Miller Environmental Group, a business Jim Miller had started 28 years earlier. That year, the business had 60 employees, with headquarters in Calverton and five other offices in two states. (more…)
Perry Gershon, who lost a close election to Lee Zeldin in the 1st Congressional District race last November but scored major gains for Democrats, will announce Saturday that he’ll run again in 2020. READ