08/21/16 11:00am


Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s administration intends to eliminate eight Suffolk County Transit bus routes as of October 3, including several on the East End. (more…)

08/14/16 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO  Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Shelter Islanders as well as other residents of Suffolk County and New York State will soon be getting higher utility bills.

The state Public Service Commission (PSC) last week approved, despite strong opposition, a $7.6 billion bailout of aging nuclear power plants in upstate New York that their owners have said are uneconomic to run without government support. (more…)

07/30/16 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Is Governor Andrew Cuomo living up to his pledges to be an environmentalist?

COURTESY PHOTO Did Governor Andrew Cuomo help scuttle a wind power project for Long Island?

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…)

07/10/16 11:00am


Once there were two daily newspapers on Long Island competing vigorously with each other — Newsday and the Long Island Press, where I was a columnist and did investigative reporting. But the Press, founded in 1821 as the Long Island Farmer, suddenly ended publication in 1977 leaving the field clear for Newsday. (more…)

06/19/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota

COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota

Suffolk County, which has known frequent governmental scandals through the decades, may or may not see a new and far-reaching one erupt.

Meanwhile, some are charging that a rush to judgement is underway. (more…)