11/20/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Eleven heaven. The 2014 Suffolk County Class D Volleyball champs with Assistant Coach Jim Theinert and Coach Cindy Belt, celebrating the school’s 11th consecutive title after defeating rival Stony Brook Monday. Kneeling from left: Alexis Perlaki, Kelly Colligan, Melissa Frasco, Colibri Lopez and Kenna McCarthy. Back row: Taylor Rando, Amira Lawrence, Margaret Michalak, Emily Hyatt, Serina Kaasik and Liz Larsen.

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 The 2014 Suffolk County Class D Volleyball champs with Assistant Coach Jim Theinert and Coach Cindy Belt celebrating
the school’s 11th consecutive title.

Champions
Something remarkable happened here recently, when a group of young people, skillfully taught and brilliantly led, achieved a measure of greatness. (more…)

11/14/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. wants to use some Community Preservation Funds for clean water initiatives.

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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. wants to use some Community Preservation Funds for clean water initiatives.

These days politicians are rated at about the same level as thieves. (more…)

11/07/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Disturbing but not surprising news came out of an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week.

It was learned that a program that would have pilots fly routes into and out of East Hampton’s airport that severely limits airtime over residential communities was a spectacular failure. But it wasn’t due to bureaucratic foul ups or incompetence. The program was doomed to failure before the first take off. (more…)

11/03/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

For governor: Andrew Cuomo (D)

Perhaps Andrew Cuomo’s most impressive accomplishment since becoming governor in 2011 is an ability to work with lawmakers to pass budgets on time. He’s achieved this four years in a row, something that hadn’t happened in Albany in 40 years. He’s also remained focused on strengthening the economy through business incentives and middle-class tax cuts. (more…)