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Future Electrification Of The LIRR Port Jefferson Branch Is Decades Away

If the MTA, on behalf of the LIRR, will not progress a planning study to look into the feasibility of extending electrification from Huntington to Port Jefferson, this project may never be completed in our...

Celebrating The Holidays During The Pandemic

The holiday season is fully upon us, but this year’s celebrations will be unlike any we’ve ever experienced. Typically, our calendars are full of events, whether they are parties with colleagues or friends, visits with the...

Maternal Depression Rates Rise During Pandemic

Pregnancy and childbirth are exciting times in a family’s life, filled with joy and awe. For some mothers, however, the situation is far more complex. While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after...

Living With Chronic Disease

I’ve written candidly in this space about living with a blood cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, since 2010. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, almost 180,000 people in the United States were expected to be diagnosed with...

Is The Soul Of America Slipping Away?

Ever since I have been working remotely from home, I take short lunchtime walks along one of my regular neighborhood routes. It is about a 15- to 20-minute walk; nothing too exciting, just a large...

Hidden Treasures And Civil Discourse

My mother started her own business as an antiques dealer when I was in my pre-teen years in the early 1960s. She started by having my father drive her around to gather junk that people...
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