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The Shinnecock Nation knows how to play poker

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Have to hand it to the Shinnecock Nation. After centuries of the kind of exploitation, oppression and downright abuse that have befallen most Native Americans, they have Long Island’s power elite reeling.

Riverside Drive residents urge town to fix ‘hazardous’ condition at 90-degree bend

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Riverside Drive residents are asking the town for speed "humps" to slow traffic at the 90-degree bend in the road, which they say is a hazard that causes many accidents.

Has NY given up on trying to control COVID?

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The man with all the answers last spring has become a man watching a frog slowly cook to death in a pot of water that's being gradually heated to boiling — and doing nothing much to turn down the heat. The best he can come up with is “Hey, I warned you.”

Filling a vacancy with swampy politics

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“…That’s not serious governing. It’s swampy politics.” U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), Dec. 31, 2020 And that is exactly...

With ‘a heart full of gratitude’ and ‘a sense of pride and accomplishment,’ Sen. Ken LaValle says farewell

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A farewell message from Sen. Ken LaValle, who is retiring Dec. 31 after a 43-year career as State Senator for the First Senatorial District

Zeldin: New COVID relief bill secures key local wins for NY-1

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Rep. Lee Zeldin highlights local projects and issues addressed in COVID relief package.

This year, survival should be at the top of everyone’s Christmas list

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It only takes one infected person — who may be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic — at a holiday gathering to infect everyone who attends. That scenario made too many Thanksgiving dinners spreader events. And the hospitalizations and deaths data for the month of December tell the rest of the story. Don't become a statistic in the post-Christmas/New Year's surge to come.

Town board, not Republican Party, must fill council vacancy

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This seat does not belong to the Republican Party. The town board should independently evaluate persons interested in serving and should treat all equitably and openly.

Social distancing, spatchcocking and other reasons why this Thanksgiving is different

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Thanksgiving will be different at our house this year — starting with a change of venue, because social distancing won't work at our house, built when "cozy" was good. And that's just the beginning.

Transparency? I call bullsh*t. People deserve access to local COVID data and straight answers

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After confusing official reports of spiking COVID infection rates in Riverhead, I sought the town-level data. What I got was a bunch of baffle-gab and bullsh*t and a state official essentially telling me to take a hike.
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