Legislators will tell you that laws are created to keep us civilized. By handing the citizens an enormous set of rules to follow, the logic is, we will get along better than we would without. The men who wrote the Constitution might have hoped all the rules had been made by now — but what they didn’t count on was how frivolous and industrious the republic would evolve to be. We do not need to make leaf blowers illegal. Rather, we need to shape the law in a positive, empowering light. What needs to be legal is that only you, ... 14 Jan 2020 by Staff Writer
It’s over there somewhere, through the light fog of a ridiculously warm January evening, looking out from the Mary Ellen out of Orient Point: the coastal New London home that hosted the real-life adventures that later became an excruciating literary classic, Eugene O’Neill’s “A Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” which features a torturous family firing their resentments at each other until the night — and the play — mercifully ends. I don’t know which it is; I’ve been meaning to ask. I could probably solicit the book in my hand: “Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts,” by Robert M. ... 13 Jan 2020 by Staff Writer
This was DuWayne Gregory’s last week as a Suffolk County legislator. Until the start of this year, he had been presiding officer of the legislature, first elected to the post in 2014 by his fellow legislators. But because of term limits, Mr. Gregory, a Democrat from Copiague, chose to give up his legislative seat as of January 15 to become a member of the Babylon Town Board. He was reelected to the legislative seat this past November. It would have been his sixth two-year term, the maximum for county legislators, as set in a 1993 countywide referendum. There are positives ... by Staff Writer
Our Lady Of The Hamptons School Southampton Village Police Officer Tiffany Lubold presented fifth-graders with certificates of completion at the DARE graduation on January 10. The essay contest winners, Lucy Tillotson and Oliver Nielsen, read their essays on the lessons learned in the program. The winter basketball season has started at OLH, with the prep students playing in the Catholic Middle Schools Athletics Association, and the intermediate students in the Hamptons Youth Athletic League. The days are counting down to the February 1 drawing of the Bucks for Books raffle, which will be held at the Catholic Schools Week parents’ ... by My27east
Springs School New Orleans Saints Offensive Lineman Ethan Greenidge visited fourth-graders last week. He is the brother of teaching assistant Jarron Greenidge. Fifth grade teacher and Australian native Tracey Frazier and her class hosted a bake sale to raise funds for Australia’s bush fires. Mrs. Frazier’s relatives and close friends were affected by the devastation. Students have begun their weekly swimming lessons at the YMCA. Elementary students attend lessons and are taught by instructors once a week throughout the winter. The program is funded through the annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. Fourth-graders experienced “Essay Boot Camp” recently. Classrooms were transformed into ... by My27east
Hayground School Julie Fanelli’s class has started its annual Invent It Challenge through the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center and Cricket Media. They will work on solving problems around food. Read more at inventitchallenge2020.epals.com/community. In the art studio, Perry Burns’s and Sabra Elliott’s students are starting the new year continuing their exploration of personal totems, icons, fetishes and talismans. Looking at artwork of various cultures throughout the world — African, South American, Japanese, Indian, and Native American, they are seeking to discover and explore how various cultures honor, support and champion their personal world the self, friends and family, the natural world ... by My27east
One of the principal things to do in Sagaponack is to go to the beach. While it mystifies the summer visitor that there is nothing much besides the beach to “do” in Sagaponack, the winter visitor is glad to find an expanse of nothing man-made. Between tides and storms, this familiar and favorite place is never the same twice. The best times to visit are sunrise and sunset, especially now, when the sun is farther to the south. It both rises from and sets in the water. At dawn, the black line that makes the horizon is coinciding with great ... 6 Jan 2020 by Staff Writer
We live close to two miles from the nearest sewage treatment plant, so, no, we don’t care much about the sewers. But Sag Harbor Village definitely has a sewer system downtown — it’s old, and it stops up from time to time. The village maintenance workers have to find the blockage, go into the ground, clean it out and get it going again. I admire them for it. Nasty job. And I admire the press people who cover the story. It’s not a new story, but it is news — local news. It will never make a national paper, you ... by Staff Writer
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