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Graduation requirements should address relevant skills for all students

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

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?

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

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.

‘Take care of the children’ — the case for the Riverhead school bond

Riverhead school district is in a crisis. Because of the 2% tax cap and the lack of fair foundation aid from our state, our schools have been starved of the money they need to provide our children with the sound, basic education to which they are entitled

Lee Zeldin is wrong on bail reform

Zeldin should restrain his rhetoric, stop the race-based fear-mongering his position engenders, cease citing erroneous, anecdotal evidence as proof of anything and realize that he represents ALL of New York’s First Congressional Distric

Riverhead Charter School superintendent: Time to set the record straight

Riverhead Charter school is serving a community the school district has failed. The district responds with misinformation designed to stoke fears and kill school choice.

Let your voice be heard about the future of downtown Riverhead

Councilwoman Catherine Kent urges all residents to attend the second downtown forum Thursday evening and complete the online survey about the future of downtown.
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Commonsense fixes to bail reform can protect our community

Ensuring a fair justice system does not have to come at the expense of our wellbeing. There are common sense solutions we can all agree on.

New York’s cashless bail handcuffs justice

Law enforcement officers are doing their sworn duty to protect us, but New York’s cashless bail law undermines their morale, efforts, and, most importantly, authority.
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