COURTESY IMAGE Janus, the Roman God of transitions.
Among the major events in Suffolk in 2018 was the midterm election which saw Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), the two-term incumbent in the lst Congressional District, which includes Shelter Island, win re-election, but not by the margins he had won by before.
Also, Suffolk Legislator Monica Martinez of Brentwood became the first woman ever elected to represent Suffolk County in the State Senate. (more…)
Veteran Long Island journalist Steve Wick has joined the staff of Times Review Media Group as executive editor.
Steve, who spent nearly the past four decades as a reporter and editor at Newsday, started in his new role Monday. He will oversee editorial functions and manage the staff at the company’s three newspapers: The Suffolk Times, Riverhead News-Review and Shelter Island Reporter. (more…)
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…)
Karl Grossman’s “Suffolk Closeup” column, which appears every week on our editorial page, received a first place award last week from the Press Club of Long Island. (more…)
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…)