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The North Fork is changing. Can ‘locals’ and ‘newcomers’ peacefully co-exist?

Reflections on coping with the clash of cultures, class and expectations, as our region booms. Column by Celia Marszal-Iannelli.

Riverhead should enact a moratorium on new gun shops and shooting ranges until town clearly addresses these uses in its...

Guest column: Riverhead should enact a moratorium on new gun shops and shooting ranges until it completes the work of enacting legislation to define these uses and spell out where, when and how, if at all, such businesses should be allowed in our town.

Fatal downtown fire: It’s time for answers

If the town lacks the requisite resources or initiative to conduct the necessary investigation, Suffolk County or New York State must step in.

Video commentary: response to Suffolk County Historical Society

This is an egregious injury to a group of American citizens who demand better. It simply will not be tolerated and we do not for one moment, think her letter and promise of sensitivity training is sufficient repair for the harm caused by the article written by the head librarian. It read like a recruitment flyer for the KKK. It is just flatly unacceptable.

The current COVID testing chaos is a fiasco that should not be happening

The COVID-19 winter surge, fueled by the highly contagious omicron variant, was entirely predictable, so why is there such chaos in testing for the virus right now, when it matters most?

In the spirit of the season, let’s embrace unity

While more than a thousand local residents attended a soccer tournament at Stotzky Park to mourn, to heal and to bring our community together, Lee Zeldin attended an event across town designed to divide and demonize members of our community.

Greg Blass got it wrong: supervisor is a ‘unifier’

Jamesport resident Joann Waski responds to column by Greg Blass and advocates for Supervisor Yvette Aguiar's re-election.

Flip the ballot and ‘just say no’

Assembly Member Jodi Giglio (R-Baiting Hollow) urges voters to 'just say no' to ballot proposals one through four.

Town officials must be held accountable

"The explosion and ensuing fire that consumed five cars being stored on a runway at EPCAL Wednesday night demonstrates exactly what residents were worried about when we objected to the town’s plan to allow hundreds, if not thousands, of storm-damaged vehicles to be stored at the EPCAL site."- Guest column by Kelly McClinchy

Current push for ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ deserves a critical look

"It seems to me that CRT has morphed into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Lots of word salad which avoids speaking of Americanism, academics, meritocracy and hard work, but speaks of excuses, blame, shaming, bigotry and racism for student failure. It fits the current political narrative." Guest column by Catherine Wheeler.