ELEANOR P. LABROZZI Spring
We live in a cynical age.
And the reasons that have made cynicism the defining vice of the times are many.
A look at recent American history can be blinding with examples of misguided and hypocritical leaders, many who were once skeptics but crossed lines into the camp of the cynics. And this is the place to give three cheers to the skeptics, who will hold fire and weigh a situation, never acting on either naiveté or the certainty that most human situations will end in tears. (more…)
As America continues to struggle with the opioid epidemic, Suffolk County has taken a major step to cope with the crisis more effectively — and closer to home. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
They were the poorest of the poor, starving, whole families running for their lives, crossing an ocean, trying to escape a catastrophe that eventually killed more than a million souls. Two million made it out alive to waiting ships, but then many died on the journey to a find a safe harbor.
Overall, they were reviled when they landed as not quite human, described by one observer as “brutal, base … creatures that crawl and eat dirt and poison every community they infest.” (more…)
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Community Housing Board Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt
The Democrats were first out of the gate for the 2019 election, naming former Supervisor Gerry Siller as the party’s challenger to incumbent Republican Gary Gerth, and Michael Bebon for a Town Board seat. Councilman Jim Colligan will also run for another term on the Democratic line. (more…)
Cheryl Hannabury, founder of the Island Gift of Life Foundation.
Gift of Life
One of the Island’s great winter traditions mixing fun, community spirit and helping others in need is back this Saturday evening at the Ram’s Head Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)