12/30/17 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Wind farm development was a key story in 2017.

KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Wind farm development was a key story in 2017.

As 2017 comes to an end, three major events stand out this pastyear in Suffolk County: the election results of last month, the indictment of long-time Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota and the beginnings of offshore wind development.

It was an important election here for women and a breakthrough for African-Americans with Errol Toulon, Jr. elected as sheriff, becoming the first black to win a (non-judicial) countywide post. (more…)

08/12/17 3:00pm
GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

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…)

06/19/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota

COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota

Suffolk County, which has known frequent governmental scandals through the decades, may or may not see a new and far-reaching one erupt.

Meanwhile, some are charging that a rush to judgement is underway. (more…)