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Greg Blass: What ails Riverhead schools and what should be done to fix them

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A secretive board of education, a powerful teachers union, an apathetic and disengaged electorate combine to create a senseless burden for taxpayers and a failing school system.

Looking back on 50-plus years reporting the news in Suffolk County

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In the rear-view mirror: Karl Grossman reflects on his decades of reporting on Suffolk County issues, government and politics.

Greg Blass: There is power in positivity

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"The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven."

Denise Civiletti: Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage

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Richard and Mildred Loving were convicted of felonies for violating Virginia's Racial Integrity Act. In 1967 the U.S. Supreme Court in a unanimous decision invalidated laws banning interracial marriage.

In My Opinion: Walter’s ‘hush-hush’ approach on Luminati deal should be raising red flags

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There are too many unanswered questions about the big land deal at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

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.