The current impeachment inquiry is necessary to protect our status as a democracy with unfettered free elections. While impeachment is a difficult process that will forever stain our nation’s history, failure to act and to allow Trump’s lawless behavior would establish an even more dangerous precedent by permitting election interference and abuse of powers. There is no defense for congressional inaction given the facts that have come out to date. READ
An effort to preserve the historic Plum Island Lighthouse has received a major funding boost to the tune of $1.5 million. (more…)
The 2020 election for the 1st Congressional District may seem like a long way off, but candidates are already gearing up. READ
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
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
With broad bipartisan support, the House of Representatives Tuesday voted to pass the Natural Resources Management Act, which will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The fund is financed through revenues from offshore oil and gas royalty payments and helps protect parks, trails, wildlife refuges and recreation areas in all 50 states. READ
As technology evolves, so does the way distressed boaters seek help.
In lieu of traditional VHF radios, boaters frequently turn to dialing 911 when an emergency arises, especially when close to shore where a cell signal is still strong. That has, at times, led to poor communication between different departments coordinating a rescue and delayed notification to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Joe Frohnhoefer III, CEO of Sea Tow, based in Southold. READ
The campaign for the November 2018 midterm elections started nearly two years ago, with a bunch of potential Democratic candidates and a group of protesters outside the office of incumbent Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). READ
As absentee ballots are counted and the results of the 1st Congressional District race will soon be certified, local Democrats have found a silver lining in a loss that saw their candidate receive dramatically more support than in the two most recent elections.
When the Federal Aviation Administration extended its North Shore Helicopter Route in 2016 for four more years, we argued in this space that it was another example of government sticking with the status quo rather than addressing a problem. At the time, we argued the FAA had failed to take into account any public input before making its decision. READ