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‘Awareness’ is the first step toward compassion

If we follow the idea behind these awareness campaigns and remember that we don’t necessarily know another’s pain, so be patient and respectful, many lives could be helped by our kindness. 

Around Town: September 21

Neighborhood and community news from Kathy Berezny.

Life with Siri, Alexa & Google: Do you ever wonder if technology helps us — or rules us?

Column: Don’t misunderstand me, I love technology. But there comes a time when too much is simply too much, don’t you think? 

The thing with feathers that perches the soul

Column: The poet Emily Dickinson compared hope to a bird, like the sweet goldfinches that stay close to my sunflowers, watching and waiting for the them to bloom and the seeds to ripen.

Around Town: September 4

The wheels on the bus go round and round and will be wheeling on Tuesday, September 6 when school opens in Riverhead....

Around Town: August 21

Neighborhood and community news from around town with Kathy Berezny.

Beware the scam artists constantly devising new ways to rob the most vulnerable among us

Scammers slither and worm their way into the lives of the most vulnerable, causing irreparable harm. New column from Celia Marszal-Iannelli

Around Town: Aug. 7

Lisa Dabrowski, the daughter of Conrad and Mary recently received the New York State Senate 2022 Commendation Award...

For a person with disabilities, accessibility is everything in a world full of obstacles

As the parent of a child with disabilities, I thought I understood what it was like to be disabled in a world mostly for able-bodied people. A broken knee taught me that I didn't have a clue.

Around Town: July 17

Neighborhood and community news around town with Kathy Berezny