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‘A change for the better’

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I am writing because I am deeply concerned about the future of the Town of Riverhead. In these times of chaos, confusion and misunderstandings,...

Changing our hearts and minds

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"We need continuous dialogue about racism from every aspect; dialogues where preconceived notions, stereotypes and prejudices are left at the door." In a new column, Riverhead native Lawrence Street tackles the subject of race and racism.

Who will replace Suffolk DA Spota? Is the race for real — or just a show?

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District Attorney Thomas Spota, who is not seeking re-election after 16 years as Suffolk's top prosecutor, faced no opposition in his last three elections, thanks to cross-endorsement deals by party bosses. The county police commissioner is his anointed successor, even without official GOP cross-endorsement. Opinion column by Greg Blass.

When does free speech become a weapon of mass destruction?

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The old saying, “sticks and stones break bones, but words will never hurt me” does not ring true in this case. Words can be used as a weapon, and in doing so, often cause a deep pain that lingers and eats away at one’s heart and soul unlike any physical wound that may heal over time.

Have you been the victim of a bias incident or hate crime? Why we’ve joined ProPublica’s ‘Documenting Hate’ project

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RiverheadLOCAL has joined a national investigative news project launched by the nonprofit Pulitzer Prize winning news organization ProPublica to help build a database of hate crimes and bias incidents.

With all that campaign cash rolling in, who are the incumbents really representing?

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Opinion: Looking over the list, I am not surprised that the Republicans have three times the campaign contributions of the Democratic challengers. It triples my belief that they are not working for us, the people who hired them.

Yes, racism is alive in Riverhead – and not just on Facebook

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Our town is run almost completely by white people. Our Facebook posts are filled with hateful comments about our black and Latino neighbors. Racism is alive and well in Riverhead, and to refuse to talk about it is a disservice not only to those who must live with it every day but to our whole community.

Town Attorney should be held to a higher standard regarding wife’s racist post

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The story about Dianne (Delaney) Kozakiewicz, wife of Riverhead town attorney Robert Kozakiewicz, is disturbing on many levels. Obviously, such blatant racism from the wife of a town official is something that is shocking and appalling on its face.

The race for Suffolk County sheriff: Score one for the democratic process

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The race for county sheriff isn't what the party bosses had planned.

The next big thing: How technology will transform supermarkets (again)

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As more people shop for groceries and household staples online, brick-and-mortar supermarkets are likely to become a lot less "super," downsizing to specialty markets.