05/28/18 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

This column appeared in a slightly different version on Memorial Day 2014.

He was the man I never knew, the man who gave me my name.

He was brought closer to me through a phone call I got one afternoon. An editor at the Washington Post, where I freelance occasionally, phoned to say a man who lived in the D.C. area had called and wanted to know if I would contact him. The name Timothy Donleavy didn’t ring a bell, but I called, and when a man answered I identified myself. (more…)

06/10/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.

COURTESY PHOTO The Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Connecticut.

At the Suffolk Legislature Building in Hauppauge last week, in front of a truck with a giant screw on it were the words, “The Cuomo Tax Screws Long Islanders” and below, “Stop Cuomo Tax, No Nuclear Bailout.” (more…)