There were mixed happenings last week for green energy in and out of Suffolk County.
The expected approval by the Long Island Power Authority of what would be the nation’s largest offshore wind energy project, slated to be built in the Atlantic 30 miles southeast of Montauk by the Deepwater Wind company, was suddenly postponed.
Why? Did Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been micro-managing energy policy in New York State — and has been all over the power map in doing so — have a hand in it? (more…)
Michael Shatken forgot to check his hot tub the other morning. (more…)
For 13 years, Lydia Martinez Majdišová and her husband, Pepe Martinez, have run STARs Café in the Heights, an Island institution.
With warming soups in the winter, sandwiches in the summer and consistently great coffee every day, their café is an important part of Island life; a place where people gather to catch up, to gossip and to meet new friends.
Lydia’s parents and two siblings live in Slovakia. When Lydia’s parents learned that she would be raising her children, Emma and Sebastian, on an island off the coast of North America, they issued a directive: “Make sure our grandchildren are fluent in Slovak.” (more…)
When my husband and I arrived in England for a vacation less than a week after the Brexit vote, there were signs of disarray; a protest in Piccadilly Circus, screaming headlines in the papers, and vociferous politicians on television.
We had lunch at a brasserie in a neighborhood of art dealers and financiers, and at every table the discussion seemed fraught, the word Brexit often audible. (more…)