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Maria Piedrabuena

Maria Piedrabuena
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María, a multimedia reporter, graduated from Stony Brook University with degrees in journalism and women and gender studies. She has worked for several news outlets including News12 and Fortune Magazine. A native of Spain, she loves to read, write and travel. She lives in Manorville. Email Maria

Local residents join protest against family separations outside Zeldin’s office

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) affirmed support of the administration's zero-tolerance policy and detaining families together, holding children longer than the current 20-day limit under a federal court order. Zeldin said he would support legislation to allow for longer detention of children with their families.

Rural Migrant Ministry celebrates worker education center with open house

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Rural Migrant Ministry held an interfaith open house Saturday to celebrate its new Long Island Rural Worker Education Center in Riverhead and highlight the success of the programs put in place by the Center for Alliance, Solidarity and Accompaniment

Local soccer club scores with humanitarian international tour

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South Fork United, a nonprofit founded last fall by New York City police officer and local resident Greg Fink to train kids from diverse backgrounds across the East End at an elite level, will go on an international goodwill tour this summer.

Local residents take action to help the victims of the volcano in Guatemala

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Since Monday, dozens of people, from all nationalities, have mobilized throughout Suffolk County to help the victims of the Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) in Guatemala.

How to help Guatemala recover from the Fuego Volcano disaster: Here is a list of where, what and how to donate

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Here is a list of collection centers available on the East End and beyond, where you can donate for the victims of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala.

Reports: Scammers impersonating immigration officers target local residents

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During the past month and half, at least five people — from Riverhead to Aquebogue, Calverton and Greenport — have been scammed by someone claiming to be a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officer.

Rain cancels march but ‘Say No to Drugs’ message shines through in rally

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Hundreds of Pulaski Street Elementary School students, staff and guests rallied in the auditorium with one loud and clear message: “Say No to Drugs.”

Hope Day festival returns to Flanders on Saturday, June 2

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Hope Day is back in Flanders on Saturday, June 2 with family fun, food and giveaways.

Zeldin flying with Trump to Long Island Wednesday for discussion on MS-13

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President Donald Trump is coming to Long Island to discuss efforts to battle MS-13. Representatives Lee Zeldin and Peter King are flying with the president aboard Air Force One to attend the event in Bethpage.

Food truck fans flock to Flanders festival Sunday after rainy start to weekend

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Although the rain put a damper on the much-awaited second annual Christy J. Findlay Flanders Food Truck Festival on Friday and Saturday, Sunday was a huge success.
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