Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lindenhurst community members are rallying to support an African-American family who last week received an anonymous letter in which the author urged them to move from the predominantly white South Shore village.Ronica Copes, who opened the hand-addressed envelope on Thursday, reported the incident to Suffolk County police. The next day, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone publicly condemned the unnamed author, whom he called a “coward.” After seeing news coverage of the incident, neighbors have taken it upon themselves to show the family that Lindenhurst is not hateful.“I started this campaign to show that family who got the letter some love,” Joe Ciatto of Lindenhurst wrote on a Facebook post that has been shared widely. “I plan on printing out letters from the community or anyone who wants to join and sending them to their house to let them know that there are still REAL people in this world.”Suffolk Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit detectives are investigating the incident, which Bellone termed a “hate crime.”The letter, postmarked May 19, was simply addressed to “African-American family” and from “the Lindenhurst community.” The hate-filled note was printed in all capital letters.“Lindenhurst is 84% white population,” it read. “You don’t belong here!!! Please leave Lindenhurst as soon as you can.“It will be better for all of us,” it continued. “Find the town where there are more people like you. Sorry if this is rude, but it’s the truth.”In response, the Copes family said they don’t plan on moving from the home they’ve shared for about two years. Ronica told the New York Post that the letter “didn’t work.” Instead, the family said they’ll stay put and continue praying for the author to become more educated and less ignorant about people who are different from them.“Sometimes you have a preconceived idea of how a person is just because you don’t know them,” Ronica’s mother, Darcell, told WABC-TV. “You don’t know how they live. You don’t know what they believe.”Ciatto, who launched the charm offensive, plans on delivering the letters by hand once he has gathered a large amount of them. Others plan to send their own letters directly to the Copes family. The county executive was one of several local lawmakers to join Copes’ neighbors in declaring that the letter writer does not speak for Lindenhurst.“There is no place for intolerance in Suffolk County,” Bellone said in a statement. “I stand together with all Lindenhurst residents who decry this act of hatred. This community and all of Suffolk County are better than that.”
The Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, is organizing a nautical study trip for foreign charter agents from 25 to 29 September 2017. The study trip will be attended by 15 foreign agents, ie economic entities, coming from nine markets: Austria, Germany, Sweden, Finland, France, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the UK and the USA.The trip covers the area of Šibenik-Knin County, ie destinations and locations such as Skradin, Šibenik, Krka and Kornati National Parks and the islands of Prvić, Zlarin and Krapanj stand out from the CNTB, and add that a business workshop will be held as part of the study trip. Buy Croatia between Croatian and foreign agents, which will take place on September 26 at the Ivan Hotel in Solaris. 25 Croatian and 15 foreign business entities are expected to participate in the workshop.BUSINESS WORKSHOP HELD IN TOKYO The Croatian National Tourist Board organized a successful business workshop Sell Croatia, which was held in Tokyo in cooperation with the tourist boards of the city of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Šibenik-Knin County, and the partner of the workshop is the airline Turkish Airlines. It is actually an educational presentation through which the participants were introduced in detail to the Croatian tourist offer, with an emphasis on the offer of destinations that participated in the workshop.The workshop was attended by 62 foreign participants and 12 media representatives, and Dražen Hrastić, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to Japan, was also present. As part of the educational presentation, a prize game was held for participants, for which each of the above tourist boards provided overnight stays in the destination and tickets for the Krka National Park, while Turkish Airlines provided a ticket for the winner of the prize game, but also to all Croatian representatives. one air ticket each.
Todd Frazier: Jake Arrieta went ‘a little overboard’ with dented skull threat MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Red Sox looking to acquire Mets’ Zack Wheeler The Mets have set their asking price for Noah Syndergaard.New York wants “multiple top prospects” in exchange for the 26-year-old starter, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified league sources. SNY’s report adds:“Rival executives say that they are skeptical Syndergaard can bring that return, given his middling performance this season. If a team steps up, Brodie Van Wagenen will consider the offer. But he will also have to get creative about saving next year’s team, which will likely be without Zack Wheeler and Jason Vargas.”The Mets aren’t “soliciting offers” for Syndergaard but “multiple teams have contacted them to express interest,” according to an earlier report from MLB.com. The Padres have inquired about Syndergaard while the Brewers are “monitoring” his availability, according to MLB.com. “Some within the Astros organization are intrigued” by him, as well, that report says.The Mets entered the All-Star break with a 40-50 record and have lost 10 of their last 13. They’re seven games behind the Phillies for the second wild-card spot and trail the Braves by 13 1/2 games in the National League East. MLB trade rumors: Todd Frazier would be ‘OK’ if Mets dealt him Syndergaard has regressed this season as he holds a 6-4 record with a 4.68 ERA in 17 starts. He was an All-Star as a 23-year-old in 2016 and holds a 3.23 ERA over 104 career MLB appearances.“When I get on the mound, it’s pretty much me against me,’’ Syndergaard told reporters last week, via the New York Post. “My biggest crutch is being able to repeat my delivery. I can’t stay consistent.” Related News