From a small island and a little country club, young Jake Card continued a streak that very few clubs in America can match. He joined two former members of Gardiner’s Bay Country Club by qualifying for the United States Amateur Championship.
Rick Southwick qualified three times for the U.S. Amateur and one time for the U.S. Mid Amateur. In 1991, he defeated the tournament favorite, Phil Mickelson. A few years later, Gary Blados qualified for three U.S. Amateur Championships. Not bad when you consider that of all the fine players on Long Island, only three qualifiers for this event are selected each year. (more…)
From the mind and pen of Peter Waldner, the Reporter’s award winning editorial cartoonist.
I tell my journalism students the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was the best thing to come along for journalists since the typewriter. For nearly 40 years in my investigative reporting course at SUNY Old Westbury, I teach the history and use of FOIA.
In fact, not just journalists, but anybody can utilize FOIA. It opens a window on what government does — what these days is called “transparency” — and is a treasure for democracy. (more…)
A sculpture by the late, world-renowned artist, Ernst Neizvestny, outside his home and studio on Peppermill Lane.