A list of 101 Catholic priests, who have been accused of sexual abuse while serving in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, including 10 who served in parishes on the East End from the late 1950s to mid-1990s, was released earlier this month as part of a filing in United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Jeff Anderson and Associates, a law firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota, which specializes in abuse cases, noted in a release that the diocese was the only one in New York State to refuse to release a list of accused clergy ... 27 Apr 2021 by Stephen J. Kotz
On Thursday, April 8, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., announced the state budget includes $450,000 for the Peconic Estuary Partnership. Last year, as in years prior, the Peconic Estuary Partnership (PEP) received $200,000 in funding through the state budget. This funding increase that more than doubles PEP’s previous allocation and will assist in essential environmental protection and programming, Mr. Thiele said in a press release. Dubbed one of the “Last Great Places in the western hemisphere” by the Nature Conservancy, the Peconic Estuary is situated between the North and South Forks of Long Island. The watershed begins ... 12 Apr 2021 by Staff Writer
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