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So — you want to be a reporter

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Long hours, low pay, little appreciation, daily public derision. Local journalism is a calling, not a career. Or we wouldn't be doing this. Column by Denise Civiletti

Tree-huggers are onto something: How trees support life, reduce stress and increase property values

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As much as the air we breathe, most of us take trees for granted. But the very air we breathe depends on trees. Some...

The many faces of everyday hate

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"I just don’t get the hate. That is the most troubling. If you let it, it will destroy you; but not me." Column by Lawrence Street

Why ‘one of the largest tax increases in recent history’ is buried in your electric bill

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The $7.6 billion bailout of four aging nuclear power plants upstate, a sweetheart deal for nuclear energy giant Exelon, is being funded by ratepayer subsidies across New York.

Catholic school closings stir memories and unresolved questions of faith

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Witnessing the closing of McGann-Mercy and St. Isidore's this month hit close to home, bringing back memories of my days at St. Isidore's and the painful experience of my own high school closing before I could graduate.

From shrinking navigable waterways to scarce repair technicians, local marine industry faces existential challenges

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Column: The small businesses that make up the marine industry, a staple of our local economy, face mounting challenges that must be addressed.

EPCAL, ethics and hidden agendas: Riverhead must move on

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Triple Five chairman Nader Ghermezien keeps telling us he’s doing us a big favor by coming here. What's really the substance of the company's vaguely stated plans?

Zeldin is tough on MS-13

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Congressman Lee Zeldin's proactive approach will undoubtedly help combat the profound gang crisis we are currently facing on Long Island.

Riverhead government has three big problems that need an urgent fix

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Riverhead has a private email server problem. It has no rules about officials' use of private emails when conducting the people's business. That's one of three things about Riverhead government that need to be fixed right away — like yesterday. Here's why.

Thiele: State’s efforts to relieve impacts of SALT cap will prove futile

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In December 2017, the U.S. Congress enacted a new federal tax bill that placed a $10,000 cap on SALT (State And Local Tax) deductions....
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