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Plastic pollution is overtaking Earth’s oceans — Can the crisis be reversed?

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The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in our oceans. Can anything be done to reverse this environmental crisis? Column by Karl Grossman

New security system at the high school: ‘wasteful, draconian and suspicious’

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Opinion: A Riverhead High School senior questions the motives for the new automated security screening and attendance system, which he says is obtrusive and doesn't work very well. Column by Quint Nigro

Unchecked, nitrogen-fueled algal blooms spell environmental and economic disaster for Long Island

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Informed, wise and strong action is needed to reverse the trend of harmful algal blooms in Long Island waterways.

Why we should read to our kids

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The more we learn about what's best for our kids, the more we see how reading to them is at the top of the list.

Pay close attention to your cable bill

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Watch out for hidden charges in your monthly cable bill.

Former trustee: ‘Completely dysfunctional’ school board puts personal agendas over students and taxpayers

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Opinion column: Former board member Amelia Lantz takes school board members to task for not being straight with the public on the issue of school security and more.

How shellfish farming expansion in Suffolk’s waters hit the rocks

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If Suffolk County and the private sector can get their act together, however, the farming of shellfish in our bay waters could add big cash to our local economy and strengthen the ecosystem as well.

Here’s what it feels like to be Latino on Long Island right now

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Latino immigrants and U.S.-born citizens of Latino heritage live in a state of anxiety today. Column by Maria Piedrabuena

Zeldin: Long Islanders see opportunity in surging economy

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"Our economy is strong and growing stronger with an economic environment spurring considerable job growth and desperately needed opportunities for American workers."

L.I. needs tough water consumption limits, a regional conservation plan and access to the Pine Barrens aquifer

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Long Island urgently needs to get serious about water conservation, with tough regulations limiting consumption and a regional plan to tap into the water resources of the Pine Barrens. Column by Greg Blass
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