It’s time to test your knowledge of our country’s history.
One purpose of this quiz is to disprove the notion that Americans aren’t all that bright. The very stable genius in the White House has said to a group of donors: “We’re so stupid.” And at a rally: “You feel like sort of stupid, don’t you?” READ
Greenport Village is taking a major step toward helping improve traffic problems on Wiggins and Third streets, both of which lead to the North Ferry terminal and the Long Island Rail Road station. READ
Members of the Tuthill family arrived on the North Fork in the mid-17th century, among the very first English immigrants to begin new lives here on extraordinarily fertile land bracketed by salt water.
And they are still here. READ
The significance of Memorial Day faded during the relative peace that blessed America from the mid-1970s to the turn of the century. READ
We all know there are far too many deer on the North Fork, and that efforts to sharply reduce their numbers have had limited success. The spread of tick-borne diseases makes the deer — who carry the ticks — a public health menace, and they should be treated as such by county and state health officials.
You’ll read in this edition about a dog park being established, about dredging planned in Greenport to help boaters, about a Mattituck teen who has been selected for a very prestigious ballet program and about the candidates both political parties have picked to run for local office. READ
At some point in recent days, a sign was posted on a pole in Riverhead’s Polish Town that reads: “Better dead than red.” Under the banner is the web address for the group behind the sign: PATRIOTFRONT.US.
Patriot Front, said to have been formed by a teenager named Thomas Rousseau, is an offshoot of a group called Vanguard America, whose members were active in the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017. READ
Last month, police officers from Riverhead and Southold were honored at an awards ceremony in Riverhead. For Southold, the Officer of the Year award went to Officer John Crosser for his role in a dramatic water rescue. READ
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut did what, at any other time in our recent history, would seem completely unbelievable. But we aren’t in any other time; we are in a time when the federal government is not just dysfunctional — in the way many families can be while still finding a way to move forward. It’s well past that now. The federal government is not functioning at all. READ
The headline of a cover story that ran more than a decade ago in our now-defunct sister paper, The North Shore Sun, read: “Myspace is a scary place.” The story detailed various ways teenagers could land in troubling situations on the social media site and offered insight for parents. READ