11/25/18 11:00am

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn over Peconic Bay.

I’ve lived in Suffolk County all my adult life. And, I was thinking the other day, that’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend. (more…)

07/10/16 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Once there were two daily newspapers on Long Island competing vigorously with each other — Newsday and the Long Island Press, where I was a columnist and did investigative reporting. But the Press, founded in 1821 as the Long Island Farmer, suddenly ended publication in 1977 leaving the field clear for Newsday. (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…)

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03/30/15 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Don and Corinne Dunning, and their dog, Wally, enjoying some couch time in the Shelter Island home they built. Don is holding their wedding portrait, which he carries in his wallet.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Don and Corinne Dunning, and their dog, Wally, enjoying some couch time in the Shelter Island home they built. Don is holding their wedding portrait, which he carries in his wallet.

Don Dunning is a man who enjoys telling a story on himself. Like the time he walked into Fedi’s shortly after finding out he had been elected to the board of the Shelter Island Public Library, and ran into Mimi Brennan, the Dorothy Parker of the Island.

Mimi congratulated him. “I said I was kind of shocked because I don’t even read that much,” Don said, and Mimi cracked, “I was shocked too, because I didn’t think you could read.” (more…)