It Takes A Village
The West Islip Kindness Project began in a small village on Long Island during the summer of ’52. The baby boom had been detonated and several friends gathered at the home of Bob and Jeanne Keeshan to discuss the fallout. They didn’t know it at the time, but this greatest generation was forming the nucleus of our country’s soul in a post-war world.
What resulted was the newspaper of record for this little town on the Great South Bay. The Concordian, named after the Roman goddess of harmony, has become one of the most illuminating manuscripts in our country’s literary canon.
With the blessings of Captain Kangaroo, this intrepid reporter goes after the Long Island Mob.
In recent issues, the CONCORDIAN has had occasion to point with mixture of disappointment and anger to what appeared to be the indifference of town officials to the obvious danger of children and untended fires, one official said, quite simply, “Tell the children to keep away.”
In the news pages of this issue, you will find a complete report of Reporter Pat Cleary’s investigation into the matter of the unused foundations and the trash piles in and around them.
We have told the story as it happened and was told to us and have tried not to put editorial emphasis on any of the facts. Nevertheless, the facts themselves seem so crystal clear that in their light, Mr. Siegel comes off as a man with a job to do.