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The race for Suffolk County sheriff: Score one for the democratic process

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The race for county sheriff isn't what the party bosses had planned.

Southold’s transient rental law isn’t working — and here’s proof

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Between November 2015 and July 2017, 128 complaints about transient rentals were sent to code enforcement. Only four went to court. One was dismissed and two were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal. One remains pending. There were no records about any fines imposed .

The next big thing: How technology will transform supermarkets (again)

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As more people shop for groceries and household staples online, brick-and-mortar supermarkets are likely to become a lot less "super," downsizing to specialty markets.

A local’s tips for tourists: How not to wear out your welcome

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Enjoy our hometown. We make it nice for you so please return the favor and make it nice for us to have you here and want you to come back.

Greg Blass With U.S. research and regulation nearly nonexistent, we must look abroad for information on dangers of cell phone use

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Dangers from radio frequency waves are real, especially for children and teens.

Suffolk Closeup We must ‘listen to the cry of the Earth’

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It’s critical for the world to work together to try to stop what is happening.

Greg Blass How the Suffolk DA came to be the highest-paid elected official in the county — and what you can...

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The County Legislature long ago gave up control over the district attorney's pay, which is set by the same state commission that sets the salaries of state judges and state legislators.

On DACA, the Dream Act and immigration: statement by Rep. Lee Zeldin

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Statement issued by Rep. Lee Zeldin on Sept. 5, 2017 in response to President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order issued by Barack Obama.

Greg Blass Unhappy at work? You’re not alone

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A recently released study of 3,000 US workers shows that a majority of Americans are unhappy in the workplace.

Suffolk Closeup Here’s hoping ‘anti-vaxxer’ hysteria doesn’t kill new Lyme vaccnine

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A second Lyme vaccine is in clinical trials under an expedited review by the FDA. An earlier vaccine, approved in 1998, was pulled from the market after a class-action lawsuit a year later claiming the vaccine caused arthritis.