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Last month, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed what was billed as the nation’s most extensive lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids, citing the drug’s role in thousands of deaths across the country.
I would like to make some comments and corrections of your front-page story last week about the plastic turf field proposed at the Mattituck-Cutchogue school district (“Residents to decide turf field proposal,” April 4). First of all, the debate over its merits is far from over. It will go on until election day in May. Second, the school board did not unanimously approve its construction. We, the school board, all agreed to let the voters decide if they want to spend $1.6 million for a plastic soccer/lacrosse field. Although I very strongly oppose wasting money on the project, I feel the voter has the right to decide if they want to spend their money on it.
At a time when trust in media continues to erode and the business model for newspapers continues to be tossed and shaken, working in this industry can be deflating.
As June approaches, it brings forth the end of legislative hearings in Albany.
Therefore, we, the eight families of the 2015 Cutchogue limousine crash, are proposing that amendments be made to the newly elected Limousine Safety Bill. We realize the horror that the Schoharie [limo crash] families endured and want to enact these amendments to make this bill total. New York State has been through too many of these tragedies in too short a time.
Five years ago, when I was writing my book about Greenport’s immigrants, a parent asked me to translate into Spanish a notice from her child’s school. It announced an event that interested her but, lacking an English-speaker close at hand, she had set it aside until it was too late to benefit.
As early as this fall, construction of a turf field could begin on the western side of the Mattituck High School property. It’s something the district does not have but numerous other Suffolk school districts — including Southold — do. READ
Tide levels in Peconic Bay are higher nowadays, and this is having profound repercussions in a number of critical areas. READ
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation is now over. Our country must move forward, but first there must be maximum transparency and accountability regarding Mueller’s report and more. READ
The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead is one of the county’s genuine treasures. The holdings of this 133-year-old institution include furnishings, important paintings and other artwork, and its library is a trove of primary-source documents favored by researchers and historians. READ
Ralph Solecki was 14 years old in 1931, when his father bought a house on a hilltop in Cutchogue that the locals called Manor Hill. READ