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In 2019, caregivers need not go it alone

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A majority of Long Islanders over age 50 are either currently, or have been in the past five years, or expect to be in the next five years, a caregiver for an elderly relative or friend. Good news for the new year: Help is available for people coping with this daunting, difficult job.

Why later school-day start times are healthier for kids

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Letting children and teens get more morning shut-eye has a host of benefits, as studies link sleep-deprivation to academic issues, ADHD, future substance abuse and other ills.

Why does the Riverhead school board flagrantly and routinely violate the state Open Meetings Law? (Because they can.)

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Column: The seven elected trustees go through the motions of a public meeting once or twice a month. But the real meetings, where policy is discussed and decisions are made, take place behind closed doors. Illegally.

Councilman says thanks for bonfire help

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I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to thank everyone who helped make this year’s bonfire a great success. It...

When politics trumps common sense

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A town hall saga that has all the clumsy intrigue, confused play-acting, crude politics, and shameful pettiness of a cheap novel.

Dear town board: It’s your duty to adopt a budget and manage the town’s finances

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The Riverhead Town Board failed to adopt an operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Again. It has not adopted an operating budget for five of the last nine fiscal years — despite the clear mandate of state law. There are 97,690,700 reasons why you should care.

Urges support for federal carbon fee bill

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The bill would decreases U.S. carbon emissions 33 percent over the next decade — and create over 2 million new jobs, lower health care costs and promote energy innovation.

Zeldin to FAA: ‘Listen up – It’s the law’

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Rep. Lee Zeldin renews demand for FAA to comply with his legislation requiring a public hearing on the North Shore Helicopter Route and urges residents to submit their comments to the FAA online.

Amper: State should double funding for Long Island’s water infrastructure

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Statewide water infrastructure needs still far exceed available funding.

Giving thanks for those who serve — around the corner or around the world

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As we gather with friends and family to celebrate America’s national day of Thanksgiving today, let’s remember the people who serve and protect us each and every day, the people who make our communities places we cherish.
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