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Army Corps should follow New York’s embrace of ‘living shoreline’ approach

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The shoreline should remain in its nature state as much as is possible, according to a guidance document issued by the State DEC this year. Shoreline projects that mimic the natural environment are preferred over hybrid options that utilize structural components.

The end of the car as we know it?

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Electric-powered vehicles have been around since the mid-19th century, but improved technology and increased demand may spell the demise of the combustion engine sooner than you think. Column by Greg Blass.

A watershed moment in Suffolk politics

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Errol Toulon Jr. is the first African-American elected to nonjudicial countywide office in Suffolk County.

The beat goes on: another story

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Our society is continually struggling with racial hatred and the injustices that follow.

Accountable to no one, Riverhead’s IDA is a powerful agency run amok

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Riverhead's IDA was established by state law at the request of the town in 1980, so it can't be dissolved without an action of the state legislature. However, the town board can and should require more transparency so the public — and the school board — can know details of the agency's actions and their impacts.

The aftermath: hate-mongers, the second story

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This story is about Barbara Langhorne, a lifelong Riverhead resident, a mother and grandmother, retired after 36 years working at Brookhaven National Lab.

Our sole-source aquifer is not a limitless resource

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Imagine the groundwater reservoir to be a balloon of a certain size and due to pumping of water and coastal discharge of the wastewater the size of the balloon lessens. Some significant things happen as a result.

The holidays are here — and it’s a good time to contemplate fasting

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Many of us spend the holidays gorging. It's a good time to consider some startling discoveries from recent research on the benefits of fasting.

The aftermath: A call for unity, the first story

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Racism is woven into American society. It's sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle— always destructive. New column by Lawrence Street.

Manipulation, sensationalism and self-promotion: our police commish at work (while campaigning for district attorney)

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Why did Police Commissioner Tim Sini hold a press conference announcing a big fentanyl bust three days after police lab tests showed the seized substance was not fentanyl? The DA's office had the bogus charges dismissed in court just few days later. New column by Greg Blass