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05/21/19 12:00pm

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Installation of new ramps at South Ferry between 2015 and 2017 are higher than original ramps by 12 inches.

South Ferry is submitting a request to the Suffolk County Legislature for fare raises it hopes will be approved by early summer. (more…)

04/12/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO STARS Café owner Pepe Martinez, flanked by wife and café co-owner Lydia Martinez Majdišová and children Sebastian and Emma, became a United States citizen on Thursday, April 7.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO STARS Café owner Pepe Martinez, flanked by wife and café co-owner Lydia Martinez Majdišová and children Sebastian and Emma, became a United States citizen on April 7.

Last Thursday the family was up before 5 a.m. and Lydia Martinez Majdišová was pleased the kids didn’t have to be cajoled and hassled to get out of bed like most school days.

Emma, 13, and Sebastian, 9, were sleepy but happily excited and Lydia felt the same. They were all nervous, but what surprised Lydia was her husband, Pepe Martinez. When facing something new and challenging he never shows nerves or expresses his emotions, she said.

But today was different. He was as keyed up as his wife and children and showing it. (more…)

10/28/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | State Senator Ken LaValle.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | State Senator Ken LaValle.

You don’t get to spend a lifetime in office without being an effective legislator.

Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), senior member in the New York State Senate, was first elected in 1976. In 40 years, he’s proven his ability to bring home the bacon for his district. He’s remained mostly scandal-free and has run for re-election without much of a fight from Democrats for decades. (more…)

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09/16/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

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Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

When Stan Church was in his early 30s, he was already the founder and owner of one of the top marketing agencies in New York. But when he wasn’t pitching clients or coming up with innovative ways to reinvigorate a brand like the Pillsbury doughboy, he was sailing. (more…)

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08/26/16 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Sir Francis Chichester embarked on a 228-day circumnavigation of the world leaving from Portsmouth, England, and becoming the first person to do so alone. He was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (more…)