KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Environmentalists and public officials in Suffolk County would rather see wind farm development, above, rather than oil drilling off the Atlantic shores.
It was a case of offshore oil drilling deja vu for me, having broken the story about the oil industry seeking to drill in the offshore Atlantic, including off Long Island, nearly 50 years ago.
But this time around, offshore drilling would be completely unnecessary with the U.S. awash in petroleum — $2.50-a-gallon gas — and oil drilling in the sea 10 times more costly than drilling on land. Plus, renewable energy, led by solar and wind, is now well-developed and cheaper than fossil fuels. (more…)
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There have been visits by U.S. presidents to Suffolk County through the years, starting with the first, George Washington, who stayed at Sagtikos Manor in 1790. In recent decades, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were here.
But no appearance of a president in Suffolk came close to sparking controversy here and around the nation as Donald Trump’s visit two weeks ago. (more…)
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Interior of the Suffolk County Historical Society.
“Civil Rights on Long Island” is a new book by Christopher Verga. And, kicking off his January 21 presentation at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead, Mr. Verga said he “chose the project” because it involves something that has “fallen through the cracks.” (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.
The Suffolk County Legislature is set to host its first round of committee meetings on the East End in decades, according to Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, who represents the North Fork. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.
After his fellow legislators rebuffed an effort last year to hold more meetings on the East End, Legislator Al Krupski of Cutchogue, with the assistance of recently sworn-in Legislator Bridget Fleming, successfully negotiated to hold two committee meetings in Riverhead Town, his office announced Tuesday. (more…)