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Greg Blass: Education should stoke, not stifle, free thought and free expression

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Are our centers of learning molding future generations to push away those who have a different point of view, or philosophy, or belief system?

Suffolk Closeup: Keys to a successful congressional campaign according to this district’s longest-serving congressman

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Otis Pike's campaigns were notoriously frugal, hard-hitting, intelligent and witty — like the congressman himself. He represented the NY-1 from 1961 to 1979.

Denise Civiletti: Remembering PFC Garfield M. Langhorn

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PFC Garfield M. Langhorn was a true American hero, whose valor was recognized posthumously in 1970 President Richard Nixon with a Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. Why has Langhorn been recognized so little over the years by his hometown of Riverhead?

Denise Civiletti: Before doing anything on Luminati, Riverhead has some work to do

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Right now, according to the rules adopted by town board resolution and currently in effect, a prospective buyer like Luminati is required to submit its proposal to an entity that was dissolved by the town 11 years ago.

Greg Blass: The fix is in: Party bosses, not voters, decide who will be Suffolk County’s next district attorney and sheriff

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Voters and elections are mere afterthoughts when the party bosses meet behind closed doors to pick candidates and cut cross-endorsement deals.

Greg Blass: Sleep is much more than ‘beauty rest’

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We've become a sleep-deprived society, beginning with childhood. And it's wreaking havoc on our health.

Opinion: Main Street, meet Queens

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The widespread negative reaction to an architect's rendering of apartment buildings planned for downtown made it perfectly clear: Riverhead residents don't want our historic downtown to be turned into Queens.

Greg Blass on EPCAL: Tread carefully, Riverhead

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There's more than meets the eye in this suspenseful mix of high-end finance, jet-set real estate investors, a huge, daunting land deal and local politics.

Letter to the Editor: Question for Lee Zeldin — Are you a partisan or an American?

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Letter to the Editor: Chris Cangeleri of Manorville asks Rep. Lee Zeldin what it would take for him to withdraw his support for President Trump.

Letter: Need Luminati public hearing now

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Opinion: The town should hold a public hearing on the EPCAL deal before it moves further along.