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Planned Islip Town filibuster not needed
In a packed room at Islip Town Hall, among the booers and hollerers in the crowd during public commentary at Tuesday night’s board meeting, a Ronkonkoma man in a brown tweed suit sat holding a thick, musty, red dictionary.
The tome — a 1951 hardcover Merriam-Webster, so big it covered Edward Solomon’s lap — was an important prop for that night’s meeting, he explained.
The town board...