An informational fair to explain veterans benefits will be held on Friday, December 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center. Speakers from the Veterans Administration, cemeteries, veterans rights groups and other groups will provide information. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call 631-287-0706. by Staff Writer
It isn’t always obvious what is killing the chickens. You are often left with only the evidence. At first, I thought it might have been domestic dogs — what they think is a squeaky-toy killing spree. Birds were here and there. From their torn bodies, trails of feathers tell of that fatal chase. Three are dead, and it is hard to know how many are missing. But the late-day damage also is consistent with a fox. Only I haven’t smelled one. Generally, before I feel the impact of a reemerging fox population, I can smell it. At first, they come ... by Staff Writer
Ida E. Aldrich Ida E. Aldrich, 92, of Southampton, died December 6, 2019, in Southampton. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Press. by my27east
A bill to change the name of Robert Moses State Park — because of the racism of Mr. Moses — was introduced in Albany last week by State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell of Manhattan. An attorney, he grew up in Suffolk County, in Commack (and is an older brother of Rosie O’Donnell, the TV personality and author). His measure declares that “Robert Moses repeatedly abused his power to entrench racial and economic segregation.” Examples cited: When Moses built Jones Beach State Park, “he intentionally ordered the overpasses of the connected parkway too low for buses, so that poor people, particularly African-American ... by Staff Writer
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