08/28/16 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

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08/28/16 11:00am

 

JUDY CARD PHOTO Jay (Jake) Card III, left, at the U.S. Amateur Championships last weekend at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his caddie, his father, Jay Card Jr.

JUDY CARD PHOTO
Jay (Jake) Card III, left, at the U.S. Amateur Championships last weekend at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his caddie, his father, Jay Card Jr.

From a small island and a little country club, young Jake Card continued a streak that very few clubs in America can match. He joined two former members of Gardiner’s Bay Country Club by qualifying for the United States Amateur Championship.

Rick Southwick qualified three times for the U.S. Amateur and one time for the U.S. Mid Amateur. In 1991, he defeated the tournament favorite, Phil Mickelson. A few years later, Gary Blados qualified for three U.S. Amateur Championships. Not bad when you consider that of all the fine players on Long Island, only three qualifiers for this event are selected each year. (more…)

08/27/16 3:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

I tell my journalism students the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was the best thing to come along for journalists since the typewriter. For nearly 40 years in my investigative reporting course at SUNY Old Westbury, I teach the history and use of FOIA.

In fact, not just journalists, but anybody can utilize FOIA. It opens a window on what government does — what these days is called “transparency” — and is a treasure for democracy. (more…)

08/27/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone  (Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

On vacation this month in a summer resort beach town in Oregon, Codger was determined not to be a “touron,” that inelegant, barely acceptable term that many people on Shelter Island, including Codger, use to describe those inelegant, barely acceptable visitors who walk, talk, dress, drive and park in ways that mark them as tourist morons. (more…)