04/19/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Kevin McAllister of the environmental organization Defend H2O at a recent Town Board work session.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |
Kevin McAllister of the environmental organization Defend H2O at a recent Town Board work session.

The new Sag Harbor-based group, Defend H20, has emerged as a fearless environmental organization with a broad agenda. (more…)

04/12/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

“Fortunately here in Suffolk County you and we have the power. No one should feel powerless,” the long-time chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC), Rabbi Steven Moss, declared recently on the East End about combatting acts of discrimination including hate crimes in Suffolk. (more…)

03/22/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The Obama administration’s recent move opening up a vast area of the Atlantic Ocean to our south to oil and gas drilling comes at a curious time.

Right now there’s so much of the stuff being produced in the U.S. that the industry can’t find places to store it. Add to that the fact that gasoline is at the lowest price in years, and the initiative comes despite the impacts along the Gulf of Mexico, still being felt from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (more…)

03/15/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Ben Jones has for decades been on a crusade to get action on tailgating.

Mr. Jones, a paramedic on Shelter Island — and at 92 the oldest paramedic in New York State and probably in the U.S.— notes that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “a stunning 40-percent of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by rear-ending the vehicle in front or swerving and skidding suddenly from side to side to avoid doing so.” (more…)