What do a Betsey Johnson yard sale, the fire at Gosman’s in Montauk, and the cracked axle on a sport utility vehicle not meant for off-roading have in common? Subjects of articles in The Star, they were among our most-read online stories of 2015.
The new year, it is often hoped, will bring many new things. As 2016 begins, one of them is medical marijuana, which research has shown can provide respite from pain, seizures, and anxiety for those struggling with debilitating diseases.
Medical marijuana is a cure, maybe not of cancer, but of its dehumanizing effects. For cancer patients, marijuana is hot on the trail in the pursuit of happiness. New York State has done the right thing by bringing our pursuit within reach.
Through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Michael Davis will participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend next month. Not only is he running the 26.2-mile marathon, but he has added a half-marathon challenge the day before, in honor of his godfather, who is fighting cancer.
The local laws adopted on Friday that concluded the East Hampton Village Board’s business for 2015 were overshadowed by a moment of silence observed for Karen Rickenbach, the daughter of Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., who died on Dec. 12.