08/27/18 12:00pm
TERRY BROCKBANK PHOTO Tod Engle and Kathy Dyas-Brockbank rehearsing.

Tod Engle and Kathy Dyas-Brockbank rehearsing.

In the days immediately following the 9/11 attacks, the task of memorializing the many who perished fell in some cases to those grieving multiple losses.


08/25/18 11:00am

Island Bookshelf

SportsWorld: An American Dreamland

Whether you love sports or simply relish some of the larger-than-life characters in the world of sports, you are sure to have enjoyed Robert Lipsyte’s brilliantly written and insightful books and articles over the years. (more…)

02/19/16 12:00pm


New York’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) — a 14-member board consisting mainly of attorneys and businessmen from across the state — doesn’t make many headlines.

In fact, in one of the few recent news stories about it, the New York Times pointed to the five-year-old ethics board’s “perceived lack of activity.”

Last week, however, JCOPE identified a foe that brought it plenty of attention, picking a fight with a group of people who buy ink by the barrel: newspaper editorial boards. (more…)

03/22/15 11:00am


The Obama administration’s recent move opening up a vast area of the Atlantic Ocean to our south to oil and gas drilling comes at a curious time.

Right now there’s so much of the stuff being produced in the U.S. that the industry can’t find places to store it. Add to that the fact that gasoline is at the lowest price in years, and the initiative comes despite the impacts along the Gulf of Mexico, still being felt from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (more…)