Posted on 30 January 2014
More than eight hours a day. That is the average amount of time children in the U.S. spend on screens. How is it even possible?
Our children are growing up in the “screen generation.” Most are entertaining themselves on some type of device – TV, phone, computer, tablet, or game console – more than we would like, and sometimes even several of these screens simultaneously.
Posted on 18 December 2013
If you struggle to roust your teen or pre-teen from bed to get to school on time, you’re not alone—and it’s not their fault.
Posted on 11 November 2013
Thank you for your service.
The phrase is spoken frequently these days, and it conveys an authentic sentiment when it comes from ordinary folks expressing gratitude to those who have endured the extraordinary burdens of military service on behalf of their country. This was never clearer than when Sag Harbor and Shelter Island and our neighboring communities came out by the thousands to honor two local boys who gave their lives in combat, and to bring whatever comfort we could to their grieving families.
Posted on 17 June 2013
To the editor: I write this letter with rain falling outside, and rain on my mind, as it has sometimes been since our home was flooded by an unprecedented rainfall in 2005. That flooding ultimately prompted us to elevate our house to the FEMA-recommended level, a move that several of our neighbors have also made, [...]
Posted on 08 March 2013
by Bill Jones Patrolman’s Benevolent Associations (PBA’s) are driving Long Island governments to bankruptcy in the same manner as the United Auto Workers’ union was a driving (pun intended) force in the bankruptcy of the auto industry. Do I have your attention? Local governments are crying “uncle” for a number of significant reasons, but the [...]
Posted on 07 September 2012
By Richard Gambino All warm-blooded animals, and not just deer, carry ticks infected with Lyme disease. In fact, there are many studies confirming this. Here are just four — these, and all other reports cited in this article are accessible on the Internet, and I urge everyone to please read them: 1): A study [...]
Posted on 20 July 2012
What if Dorothy had a cat? Instead of a…Toto? Now, before all you brindle Cairn fans get your short, wiry coats twisted up into a course scruff — I’ve nothing against your Terriers. Per se. After a recent rescreening of the 70th Anniversary Blu-ray Disc of The Wizard of Oz, it’s simply a question I [...]
Posted on 15 June 2012
For almost thirty years, I’ve watched Sag Harbor salute Pierson’s graduating class of seniors, although always as a passive bystander, a member of our community standing off to the sides as friends and neighbors send their children off into the world. Now, as time once again catches me, I’m a spectator no more. Our son, [...]
Posted on 09 March 2012
By Richard Demato Your intent, efforts, and reach to the community and subsequent wide response to “The Future of Sag Harbor,” was highly comprehensive and informative. It offered both an analytical and emotional assimilation of data that will initiate and empower creative thought on the subject for some time to come. A successful business is [...]
Posted on 02 March 2012
By Susan Lamontagne The Partnership for a Drug-Free America offers some excellent tools and tips for parents on how to help your teenager stay away from drugs. Putting our kids in “lock-down” and bringing drug-sniffing dogs into their schools is not among them. The use of drug-sniffing dogs in schools has been on the rise [...]