02/23/19 11:00am

COURTESY PHOTO

It’s been decades since a fisherman told me about seeing a ship east of Montauk similar to those he had seen searching for oil in the Gulf of Mexico when he was a shrimper there. I telephoned oil company after company and each gave a firm denial about having any interest in looking for petroleum off Long Island. (more…)

01/27/19 8:00am

COURTESY PHOTO
The entrance to the Gardiner’s Creek Preserve.

The lawsuit brought by the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, which would have crippled Suffolk County’s visionary and nationally heralded Farmland Preservation Program, is no more. (more…)

12/22/18 3:00pm

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

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…)