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Opinion column by Greg Blass, a retired public servant who served as Suffolk County social services commissioner, NYS family court judge and Suffolk County legislator.

Greg Blass Unhappy at work? You’re not alone

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A recently released study of 3,000 US workers shows that a majority of Americans are unhappy in the workplace.

Greg Blass When it comes to tick-borne illness, you must be your own advocate

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Even today, some doctors know little about it, and have to be coaxed into testing for it.

Greg Blass Politics vs. policy in treating tick-borne illnesses: Which will prevail?

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The influence of the health insurance lobby over public health policymakers results in a treatment protocol that puts profits over patients.

Greg Blass: Suffolk politics, a powerful union and 84 dismissed police misconduct complaints

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It is clear that the police commissioner, and not a front man, has a lot to explain.

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.

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."

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?

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.

Greg Blass: Sleep is much more than ‘beauty rest’

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We've become a sleep-deprived society, beginning with childhood. And it's wreaking havoc on our health.

Greg Blass on EPCAL: Tread carefully, Riverhead

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There's more than meets the eye in this suspenseful mix of high-end finance, jet-set real estate investors, a huge, daunting land deal and local politics.