05/13/17 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

Since 1913, when Congress officially recognized the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day, Americans have celebrated this most traditional of made-up holidays.

Mothers go out in force every day, but on this spring Sunday they are more effectively displayed than usual, dressed up and festooned with flowers and accompanied by their offspring, making them easy to spot in the buffet line or at large corner tables hemmed in by high-chairs and diaper bags. (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…)

05/13/17 9:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

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05/12/17 10:00am
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Bees and their queen on the move in May.

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO | Bees and their queen on the move in May.

I have learned that there is no hiding when Mother Nature has something for you to experience. There are moments to witness and lessons to learn within each and every season.  If you are willing to be present, you will find that nature is full of surprises.

I have been quietly working in my garden, the May morning is warm and clear. Birds are singing, and the essence of spring is awake with every flower unfolding.  (more…)