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05/22/17 2:00pm
Danny Peskowitz

Danny Peskowitz

Danny Peskowitz died at his Penny’s Path home on May 5, 2017, surrounded by loved ones.

Danny moved to the Island in 1998, having summered here for many years. He was a Wednesday afternoon volunteer at Mashomack. Until his last years, he was a late-afternoon regular at Menhaden Lane beach and loved concerts at the Perlman Music Program, his family said. (more…)

02/24/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Shelter Island School’s 5th graders gathered around Patrick Mullooly as he showed them a video made by students from another school district. They’ll be sharing their own work through the ‘Kidsday’ program.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Shelter Island School’s 5th graders gathered around Patrick Mullooly as he showed them a video made by students from another school district. They’ll be sharing their own work through the ‘Kidsday’ program.

The Pied Piper, aka Patrick Mullooly, hit town last week to mesmerize a class of Shelter Island fifth graders.

The Island was just one of many stops on Mr. Mullooly’s circuit of schools. As the “Kidsday” editor, he travels from classroom to classroom, charming and challenging young minds. (more…)

12/26/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The recent corruption convictions of ex-State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, two of the three top political figures in New York State government with Governor Cuomo rounding out the trifecta, came as no surprise me.

As a reporter for the daily Long Island Press, I saw firsthand how outrageous it was that state government ran so counter to the democratic process. Major decisions were made then, and continue to be made now, by what’s become a sorry political description: three men in a room. (more…)

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10/14/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  Merkel Basin, just northwest of Smith Cove needs dredging.

COURTESY PHOTO | Merkel Basin, just northwest of Smith Cove needs dredging.

The deal is, we’ll build it and you dredge it.

That was South Ferry Hills Homeowner’s Association President David Lichtenstein’s offer to the Town Board at its Tuesday work session.

Mr. Lichtenstein said the association’s members have pitched in to fund new bulkheads around Merkel Creek, a cost that some have estimated to be $200,000. (more…)

09/27/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Once there were many cable TV companies on Long Island, just as once there were two actively competing daily newspapers.

But in recent years there’s been Cablevision, dominating cable TV here, as well as controlling Newsday, the only daily newspaper now published on Long Island, which it bought for $650 million in 2008.

However, last week came the announcement that Cablevision is selling most of its media assets to a huge multinational company, Altice of France. The sale, with a price tag of $17.7 billion, includes Cablevision’s Long Island TV operation plus Newsday.

What will it mean for you? (more…)