THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
Book in the woods, through October read pages of “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn” on half-mile Mashomack Preserve trail. Adult must accompany children. Call for details (631) 749-4219.
Voter registration, for library budget vote. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Library, upper level. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A corner of the attic at Sylvester Manor, where slaves and indentured servants were quartered.
In the stifling attic of rough boards, the afternoon sunlight caught etchings of sailing ships on a wooden beam near a narrow window.
You could see a progression in the work, from a suggestion of a ship to finely drawn images of sails and intricate renderings of ropes and riggings. In the airless August heat, just under the roof of Sylvester Manor, the etchings spoke of an indentured boy’s need for expression and freedom. (more…)
COURTESY HOWARD JACKSON
Howard Jackson’s military identification card from 1944 when he was 19.
It took months and covered continents.
Beginning in southern Italy, the voyage moved through Egypt, North Africa, Newfoundland, Connecticut, Texas, through eight more states until the long homecoming ended at the front door of a house in the Nassau County town of Hewlett. (more…)
FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has taken strong positions ion recently on two local issues.
Taking a stand
Freshman Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has had a good week.
We’ll hold our fire — for now — about his joining forces with reactionary U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas spouting conspiracy theories about American foreign policy. But we commend him for supporting local educators fighting the Common Core system by introducing legislation and also for standing with opponents of ear-splitting helicopter traffic over the Island. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Terry Brockbank at his home on Midway Road.
Terry Brockbank left the United Kingdom for the United States in 1968. Forty-six years later, when he says the word, “theater,” as he often does, his London and South Wales roots are still audible, his diction perfect. (more…)