06/06/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Planning Board member Emory Breiner reminisced at a recent Town Board work session about picking up then-Congressman Felix Grucci years ago at North Ferry and driving him to some Island function.

“Why did you let this happen to Route 114?” Mr. Grucci asked his driver, looking out at what sits along North Ferry Road.

Why indeed? (more…)

05/27/16 12:00pm
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION

PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION

It’s not news to say we associate our holidays with material things and comforts rather than what they were intended to mean when inaugurated.

Memorial Day and its summer bookend, Labor Day, have struggled to keep their original meanings. Memorial Day has recovered some of its essence because of a younger generation remembered for their service and sacrifices in Iraq and Afghanistan these last, long, bloody 13 years. (more…)

05/17/16 8:05am
COURTESY PHOTO | Polls are open today on the school budget from noon to 9 a.m. at the school gymnasium

COURTESY PHOTO | Polls are open today on the school budget from noon to 9 p.m. at the school gymnasium

Vote ‘yes’ on school budget
Our students are fortunate to be taught by some of the most talented and creative staff members of any school district in the state.

These are not just people who put in the required hours per day, but steadily show a commitment to working overtime, instructing students who need extra help and advancing those who are capable of greater challenges than the required course work involves. (more…)