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LIFE ON PURPOSE

Yes, the 'end times' are near

It’s hard to watch the news these days. Sometimes I feel like I’m watching a frightening movie p...
NATURAL LIVING

Answering the call of the open...

I spend a lot of time and energy on my family. It's what I do. It makes me happy and fulfills my nee...
IN MY OPINION

Suffolk sheriff calls for criminal justice system reform, education

New York State taxpayers spend more than $2.7 billion each year on state prison expenditures. This price tag doesn’t even include the cost of incarcerating individuals in local jails. Suffolk County residents will pay close to $50 million...

The night I met Robin Williams

As the world  mourns the comedic genius of Robin Williams, fans have turned to social media to remember a man who touched millions so deeply that the emotions they are experiencing run an unprecedented gamut from grief to heartbreak, d...

Thank you to the RHS Class of '14

An open letter to the Riverhead High School Class of 2014 from Nancy Reyer, the mother of Michael Hubbard, thanking his classmates for their love and support since his accident in May of their freshman year. 
CIVILETTI

'Where everybody knows your name'

The chairs were empty. The air, usually filled with chatter and laughter and the sound of hair dryers humming, was still and silent. The overhead florescent lights were off and daylight filtered in through the slats of the blinds drawn across the two front win...

When feelings get in the way

Michael Hubbard's story was never an easy one to tell. The horrific tragedy that befell this unfortunate Riverhead boy, whose life was destroyed at age 14 when a liquid fuel fire pot exploded in his face, has been a painful, gut-wrenching story to report over ...

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...
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