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We need more Allen Smiths

Community leader, public servant, mentor — Allen didn't just moan about problems, he tried to fix them.

Town supervisor was right to criticize school board actions

Former South Jamesport resident Larry Simms believes the school district is looking to distract voters from more than the budget revote.

County should protect drinking water by using sewer stabilization fund to construct sewers

The county can use the sewer stabilization fund to protect groundwater quality by constructing new sewers. Guest column by former county executive Steve Levy

Zeldin: There must be answers and accountability for New York’s nursing home deaths

New York's policy guidance actively put long-term care residents at risk, Rep. Lee Zeldin argues. He calls for answers on the state's high death toll among long-term care residents.

Dismantling Riverhead’s Latin program would be both a disservice and an insult

"Latin is so much more than learning a dead language. It is learning how languages work, it is a building block for English and other Romance languages, it is gaining the ability to analyze language, to applying critical thinking to texts, and to understanding so much of the basis of law, government, literature, and art not only of the past, but of today." Guest column by Dr. Virginia Campbell, a Professor of Classics at the University of Leeds in Englandand a 1994 graduate of Riverhead High School, where she first studied Latin under the tutelage of 'Doc' Greenberger.

We need trust, not barriers

When a white man started an argument with protesters at the end of the Black Lives Matter protest Saturday, Riverhead police formed a barricade between him and the protesters, as if to protect him. Guest column by Lawrence Street.

Gershon: Zeldin fails to stand up for veterans

This week, we received another reminder that our congressman, Lee Zeldin, fails to protect our veterans and service people when tough decisions...

As Long Island reopens, why not ease customer concerns with ‘COVID-compliant’ certification?

Why don’t we, through our county health department, create a “COVID-Compliant” status for bars, restaurants, shops and retailers?

A message to the community from Peconic Bay Medical Center: We want you back

Dr. Jean Cacciabaudo, medical director at Peconic Bay Medical Center, discusses what the hospital has done to protect patient safety through the COVID crisis and what the future holds for hospital operations.

Looking into the eyes of health care workers as they face the coronavirus

A reflection by Father Larry Duncklee, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Riverhead, who has spent a lot of time visiting coronavirus patients and the medical staff at Peconic Bay Medical Center in the past three months.
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