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I urge the dredging of Browns River

The Browns River in Sayville is a critical federal waterway that feeds into the Great South Bay.  There are numerous businesses located on the river, including the Sayville Ferry Service, which …

The new 100 for 10 Farmland Preservation Initiative will invest $100 million into vulnerable farms across the county over the next 10 years. This initiative is part of the Farmland Development Rights …

By Amy E. Loeb, EdD, MBA, RN, executive director at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead The vaccine rollout throughout New York, and especially Long Island, has been a success. Nearly …

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 …

Amman, Jordan – My husband is a good son—the type of son that calls his parents every Sunday; for seven years, FaceTime was their only means of communication. Then we got an opportunity …

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 …

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 …

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 …

As I write, there’s a football field-sized container ship stuck in the middle of the Suez Canal named the Ever Given. It’s blocking 300 cargo-laden ships. The canal, in Egypt, connects …

Following the horrific death of George Floyd last May, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 203 to reform the practices of police departments across New York State. This directive required all …

“To some generations, much is given. Of other generations, much is expected.” These words were spoken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to tap into the pride that was due …

Inauguration. By its broad definition, it means the beginning of something – asystem, a policy or someone’s admission to public office – and so it follows that the inauguration of …

On Jan. 15, 2021, we mark what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 92nd birthday. During his 11 years as the recognized leader of the civil rights movement, King traveled more than six …

Request extra napkins, because this behemoth of a chicken sandwich is going to require some. Co-owners Nick Petro and Joe Esposito along with partner Bobby Gulinello, local owner of the South …

In a fitting end to the year, ushering a new approach filled with lightness and inventiveness, The Fish Store’s New Year’s Eve prix-fixe dinner was the dignified meal to end 2020; a year …

As of Dec. 22, 2020, New York State had received 630,000 vaccine doses, and as of last week approximately 140,000 doses had been administered. The state expects to receive approximately 259,000 …

Considering how enamored the public has grown about serial killers, it comes as no surprise that the new Netflix documentary on the Yorkshire Ripper has become a top-rated feature. But what sets …

By the time this column is published, we will be on Day 285 of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in Suffolk County. Our first case was confirmed on March 8, although we suspect the coronavirus made …

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