06/09/19 11:00am


The Cuban Revolution caused Jesus Garcia to flee Cuba to the United States. His son, Jesse Garcia, raised in Suffolk County and having spent his life here, was just elected chairman of one of the historically powerful political organizations in the U.S., the Suffolk Republican Party. (more…)

12/22/18 3:00pm


People in Suffolk County, indeed folks all over New York State and the United States, are besieged by robocalls. (more…)

11/11/18 8:00am

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)

“We’ve had the governor’s right-hand man and the two former leaders of the legislature convicted of crimes,” said State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) whose district includes Shelter Island. “There’s no clearer picture than that as to why ethics reform needs to be on the top of the state’s to-do list.” (more…)

09/29/18 11:00am
Karl Grossman

Karl Grossman

This is a change-of-pace column about one of the funniest people I’ve ever known, Alan Abel.
“Alan Abel, Ace Hoaxer, Is (Really) Dead at 94,” was the headline last week in The New York Times of a nearly full-page obituary for Alan. (more…)