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Confronting the opioid epidemic head-on

Our county and our country have been dealing with a pandemic and an epidemic simultaneously. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, the opioid epidemic, which is now more than a decade old, …

Raising a child is challenging even under normal circumstances, but with a devastating pandemic closing schools and childcare providers shutting their doors, this past year has been exceptionally …

On Independence Day, we celebrate our nation's founding. From coast to coast, we remember how our founders boldly proclaimed their independence and established a democracy despite facing seemingly …

Educational institutions across the nation have been charged with adapting to remote learning, hybrid learning, and just simply educating their students while keeping teachers and pupils safe. Not …

Father's Day is a time to celebrate all the joys and struggles of raising children and an opportunity to honor those who have embraced the essential role of fatherhood. It is an opportunity to thank …

Juneteenth is the oldest national commeroration of the ending of slavery in the United States, dating back to its first observance in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, June 19, Emancipation Day, is now …

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell may be the household names most associated with human sex trafficking in the United States, but the practice of exchanging sex for money is a common occurrence …

June 1 marks the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month, a time generally accompanied by parades, festivals, and celebrations of the vast contributions and progress that this community has made throughout …

As unbelievable as it may seem, Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. …

We often hear of Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) and everyone knows of Veterans Day (Nov. 11). There are two military holidays in May: Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. The first is a celebration …

The widespread cancellation of in-person events has affected many businesses, particularly artists and musicians who rely on events, workshops, gigs, and physical locations to support their families …

As many of you are aware, there has been a lot of discussion about a lawsuit I filed almost five years ago. The issue of this lawsuit was raised in an attempt to discredit me and frustrate my …

COVID-19 has impacted our communities in ways we could not have imagined before the onset of the pandemic. In addition to the tragic loss of life and immeasurable stresses of this crisis, one of the …

Last year, we saw a Mother’s Day unlike any we had celebrated before. We were just two months into the pandemic, still navigating a new world shrouded in sacrifice, adjustments, and …

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic fallout have affected every part of our lives and caused unspeakable heartache for many families and public service providers here in Suffolk County and …

Over the past year, our country has had to face some difficult realizations, including the hard truth that systemic racism is still pervasive today. We have seen it at play in housing, in hiring, …

In the 1960s, Americans were becoming more aware of the effects of pollution on our environment. To fight back against this Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson began Earth Day as a “national …

After this cold snowy winter, it is great to say that spring is here. We can start putting away the heavy jackets, lace up our walking shoes, and again head outside. Many of us during the …

For many months, Suffolk County officials have been calling on the federal government to provide desperately needed relief funding for families, businesses and local governments in the wake of …

Every year the president of the United States designates March as Women’s History Month, but in some ways it feels like we have been celebrating women’s history milestones since …

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