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Maria Piedrabuena

No local information on COVID-19 for non-English speakers is dangerous to all

Having information in a person’s own language that will help them navigate their lives is crucially important during normal times, but in the midst of a pandemic, is literally a matter of life and death.

Here’s what it feels like to be Latino on Long Island right now

Latino immigrants and U.S.-born citizens of Latino heritage live in a state of anxiety today. Column by Maria Piedrabuena

Soup and sandwich with a side of inspiration: my chance encounter with history at the Riverhead Panera Bread

How the unexpected appearance of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at the Panera Bread counter wiped away my late-pregnancy blues and gave me new perspective and determination.

‘Will it happen to me, Mommy?’ Parenting in the age of school shootings

Even as we grapple with our own emotions in reaction to the latest mass shooting at a school, as parents we also have to figure out how best to answer our children's questions— questions that have no good answers. Column by Maria Piedrabuena