Long Island is not only known for its cultural diversity, but its diversity of opinions. That fact is proven every week on Patch as we host community voices in our blog space. Here’s a look at some of the latest blogs posted on our sites across the region. Click on the headlines to read the blogs in their entirety.
Blogger Paul Graniello informs us that the United Veterans Organization of Patchogue held a flag retirement ceremony at Firemen’s Park by the bay this past week. Read about some of the delegates at the ceremony.
Eileen Elustj Johnnie contributes to our open blog “Road Rage” by pointing out the speed of one traveler, doing 44 mph in a 20 mph zone near Merrimac Elementary school. See more of this type of driving behavior? Let us know in this blog, which is open to all residents who wish to weigh in.
Carole Trottere relays this personal story she encountered with an unfortunate squirrel with a determination to get to the lapping waves of the Long Island Sound.
Librarian Monica Williams gives us this testament to author Tom Clancy, who died on Oct. 1 in Baltimore. Many of Clancy’s novels went on to become top-grossing thrillers at the box office, including “Hunt for Red October,” and “Patriot Games.” Read this tribute and click the links to check the books out at the Port Jefferson library.
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Jen Anderson contributes to our open blog “Rocky Point School Forum” by summarizing and reacting to an editorial criticizing the Rocky Point BOE for setting new regulations on public comments. Recently the school board voted to restrict public comments from citing a district employee by name or title. Did the board go overboard? Read this blog post and make the call.