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Filling a vacancy with swampy politics

“…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

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

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

Responsible lawmakers do their homework: Giglio isn’t ready for Albany

This was not an error a multiple-term member of the Board currently seeking a promotion to the New York State Assembly should have made.

Riverhead teacher and COVID survivor urges kindness, respect and trust

Elementary school teacher Georgette Keller discusses her personal experience with COVID-19 and the anger she initially felt when a school board member called the virus "made-up." She urges the community, especially those in leadership positions, to respect and trust each other — and follow the science.

Long Islanders deserve real LIPA/PSEG-LI reform

Assembly Member Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor): "We deserve an electric company that is up to the task of implementing our new energy future. Transparency, oversight, and accountability will be critical."

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.
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