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The future of our town is in the voters’ hands this November. Pay attention and choose wisely.

by May 12, 2023
Featured letter: Voting party-line this year may very well destroy the make-up of Riverhead. The present council has overwhelmingly been in favor of warehouses and the EPCAL sale.

GOP county chairman’s comments were false and should not have been published

by May 12, 2023
GOP County Chairman Jesse Garcia's statements were false and should not have been published.

Election integrity matters — and it starts with the integrity of the people seeking our votes

by Jan 22, 2023
Election integrity matters — and it begins with the integrity of people seeking our votes. The election of George Santos is a debacle that should not have happened. Can it happen here? We take a hard look at what the local press must do to make sure it never does.

It’s past time for a change in Democratic Party leadership in New York and Long Island

by Nov 18, 2022
Opinion: Under the leadership of Jay Jacobs and Rich Schaffer, Long Island has bled seats for several election cycles, at the local, state, and federal level. Guest column by Shoshana Hershkowitz

‘Former proud Republican’ denounces Trump, Zeldin

by Nov 1, 2022
I'm a former proud registered Republican. I left the party the moment Donald Trump was nominated. I never could have predicted he'd...

While politicians fight with each other in Riverhead, who’s looking out for residents?

by Aug 29, 2022
Nothing in this public battle gives even a nod to the town or residents. The flying insults and accusations have nothing to do with working for Riverhead, but only with jockeying for power, position and control.

Zeldin: Hochul must do more to expand COVID testing

by Dec 30, 2021
Rep. Lee Zeldin and a number of New York State Republican officials today criticized the Hochul administration’s pandemic response, which Zeldin said has exhibited “utter incompetence.”

Democratic legislators intent on moving forward with Suffolk redistricting plan on their last day in power

by Dec 29, 2021
After winning another stay in the Appellate Division, Suffolk County Democrats will try one last time to adopt their bitterly contested legislative redistricting plan at a special meeting of the county legislature on Friday — the last day the party will have majority control of the legislature.

Documents in ex-Suffolk DA’s corruption trial reveal county politics at their sordid worst

by May 16, 2021
Thanks to the federal judge in disgraced Suffolk district attorney Tom Spota's corruption trial, we have a glimpse into how things work behind the scenes in Suffolk. It's not a pretty picture and hasn't been fully reported by the press. Column by Greg Blass.

Where was Zeldin’s outrage all along?

by Mar 15, 2021
Anyone in New York State who believes Lee Zeldin to be a viable candidate to replace Andrew Cuomo should also consider the warning from Aesop, “A man is known by the company he keeps.”