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Opinion: Expand Riverhead's Latin program the right way

An open letter to the Riverhead Board of Education Dear Members of the Board of Education- I was in attendance at the June 24 school board meeting and listened to the thoughtful discussion regarding the possibility of hiring an addition...

Fix the real 'Orange is the New Black' jail

When you are 16 years old, being in jail is punishment enough. But at Riverhead jail in Suffolk County – where scenes from the second season of the hit show Orange is the New Black were filmed – you are robbed of all basic dignity. I ...

Wrong time and place for NYSUT rally

Friday night was a wonderful night for the Riverhead Charter School as our students bravely stepped out and showed us all what talented and remarkable children they are. I saw many smiling faces, positive energy, and a coming together of a ...
CIVILETTI

Getting locked out rather than locked up

It's been a long time since I was threatened with being arrested. I'm going to say, 1981, at a protest at the U.N. that had something to do with Nicaragua, I think. The Beagle Club on Edwards Avenue is a long way from United Nations plaza. And the security d...

Opinion: The high cost of cheap talk

There's nothing like hundreds of happy, excited kids to boost your spirits. Except maybe hundreds of happy, excited kids wearing "DRUG FREE BODY" T-shirts, marching through the streets with colorful, handmade signs urging "Say No to Drugs!" I had the pleasur...

An open letter to the Riverhead Charter School principal

Dear Mr. Ankrum: As you know, I have been trying to reach you, to no avail. The person who answers the phone in your office puts me on hold, then returns after a few minutes to tell me you are “not available.” I leave messages without reply. Your board p...

Open government? Says who?

I shouldn't be admitting this during Sunshine Week, but I don't believe open government is truly an attainable goal — in fact I think it's less attainable now in this high-tech world we live in. Ironic, right? Is it possible to prevent three town boar...
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