10/22/17 8:00am
Karl Grossman

Karl Grossman

He could have been, and should have been, a contender for Suffolk County executive.

But Patrick Vecchio had to settle for staying on as a town supervisor.

And did he stay on! Smithtown Town supervisor for 40 years, he became the longest-serving town supervisor ever in Suffolk County and the state. (more…)

10/01/17 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

“I’d like to see them abandon this task that they are compelled to do,” said State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) last week about a revised plan by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to go after mute swans, possibly killing some of the birds. (more…)

09/23/17 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A scene during Superstorm Sandy from October 2012

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A scene during Superstorm Sandy from October 2012.

As the second monster hurricane of the season was set to strike American shores, we were out sailing on Little Peconic Bay with a friend, a long-time resident of Miami Beach who sold her home on that built-up barrier island to moved to higher ground in Florida. (more…)