03/16/19 8:00am



The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

I believe trees are to be treasured and preserved whenever it is feasible.

I feel elevated and simultaneously humbled looking up at a stately oak. Recently, my family was walking through the Old Nursery Woodlands Preserve and came across a specimen of untold years. We had a moment of joy (and a great photograph) when three of us, holding hands, extended our arms and could barely reach around the giant truck to enclose its 15-foot circumference. (more…)

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02/11/19 10:00am


Well underway
To the Editor:
In your January 29 online post titled, “South Ferry boat under construction — fare hike contemplated,” Stella Lagudis was quoted as stating: “North Ferry has been contemplating adding a new boat to its fleet, but its plans are still not solidified …” The article was subsequently changed to read, “North Ferry is planning to add a new boat to its fleet, but officials there aren’t yet ready to talk about details…” (more…)

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12/05/18 2:00pm

Commissioner Andy Reeve, waiting for Tuesday’s Town Board vote that approved installation of a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse.


After four years of intense debate and negotiation, the proposed 120-foot cell tower on the grounds of the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane passed muster with the Town Board Tuesday.

The vote was 4-0, with Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams abstaining because she is secretary-treasurer of the Fire District, creating a potential conflict of interest. (more…)