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Gershon: Zeldin fails to stand up for veterans

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

State senators pledge support for nursing homes

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Joint statement issued by State Senators Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and and John Flanagan (R-East Northport) pledging support for nursing home steaff.

COVID-19 should not diminish our democracy but should terminate the EPCAL deal

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We need an open and live discussion by board members with town residents about the EPCAL deal, including of potential termination next month. Any inclination by some board members to move ahead behind windows shaded by our health crisis must be resisted.

Graduation requirements should address relevant skills for all students

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what does it take for our students to be prepared for the 21st century to be lifelong learners and contributors to society?

Gershon: Leadership in a crisis

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We squandered 45-60 days of advance notice instead of preparing for this pandemic, NY-01 candidate Perry Gershon says.

On the future of EPCAL, how can there still be so many unanswered questions?

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CAT has yet to tell the town what any of its specific intentions for development are. So, how is the town going to answer the DEC’s questions, get the DEC permit and file a final map by its deadline?

After big ‘no’ vote, here’s what Riverhead school district should do

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The time has come to address the cause of the school district’s problems rather than throw money at the problems with the hopes that the problems will go away.
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