06/24/17 3:00pm
Shelter Island Coach Cindy Belt huddles with her team. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shelter Island Coach Cindy Belt huddles with her team. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Title IX, subsequently renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act, was signed into law by President Richard Nixon 45 years ago on June 23, 1972.

Among the areas of discrimination in the United States that it changed was the downplaying of women’s sports at educational institutions. (more…)

06/10/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.

COURTESY PHOTO The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.

At the Suffolk Legislature Building in Hauppauge last week, in front of a truck with a giant screw on it were the words, “The Cuomo Tax Screws Long Islanders” and below, “Stop Cuomo Tax, No Nuclear Bailout.” (more…)

06/04/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO OTIS PIKE

OTIS PIKE

“He was an original!” said Joe Quinn last week about Otis G. Pike, the longtime congressman from Suffolk County. Mr. Quinn, a school administrator, was a top lieutenant to Mr. Pike.

Democrat Pike represented Shelter Island and the rest of the lst Congressional District in the House of Representatives for 18 years, the longest tenure, by far, of any member of Congress from the lst CD since William Floyd of Mastic Beach, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. (more…)

05/13/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Doanld rump.

COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Doanld rump.

The presidency of Donald Trump has resulted in a “huge increase” in interest and involvement in Democratic Party activities in Suffolk, says the county’s Democratic chairman, Rich Schaffer. “People have been reaching out to town [Democratic] committees through the county and to us,” Mr. Schaffer said other day.

Since the election, the Suffolk Democratic Party has received thousands of telephone calls and emails “from people who want to get involved — and do something,” the party leader added. (more…)

05/06/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dr. Frank Adiepietro

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dr. Frank Adipietro

The doctor inserted the needle into my back and soon the pain was gone.

The doctor was Shelter Island’s Frank J. Adipietro. He practices in a wing dedicated as the Frank J. Adipietro, Jr. Interventional Pain Center at the historic Eastern Long Hospital in Greenport — the first voluntary non-profit hospital in Suffolk and now affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

Dr. Adipietro’s Pain Center is a medical treasure on Long Island. (more…)