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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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...
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