BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jules Feiffer (left) prior to a Q&A with Codger at the Shelter Island Public Library’s annual Book and Author Luncheon June 10 at The Pridwin.
With a flailing government in Washington, a furtive puppet in our congressional district and at least three first-time candidates announced for the upcoming Shelter Island elections, Codger tunes in a time when chaos seemed daunting but not overwhelming, when the barbarians were at the gates, not yet inside. (more…)
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Don’t cut Coast Guard
To the Editor:
For all of us on eastern Long Island who “go down to the sea in ships,” commercial and recreational fishermen, sailors, yachtsmen, family boaters and commercial captains, please be aware that the present administration’s budget calls for a $1 billion cut in the Coast Guard budget for 2018. (more…)
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Codger is concerned that the foul psychic weather settling over the country will spread east to our Island.
It’s getting impossible to separate national and local climate conditions. (more…)
TIMES REVIEW PHOTO Demonstrators on Main Street in Riverhead recently demanding a face-to-face town hall meeting with Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley).
Recently, one New York congressman spent about five hours hosting a pair of town hall meetings in his district. Another took to Facebook to explain why he has no interest in holding such an event. (more…)
Congressman Lee Zeldin held a “telephone town hall” Thursday night, answering questions from constituents in an hour-long event. (more…)