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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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.”

Appointment of new council member is on today’s town board agenda

The Riverhead Town Board appears poised to appoint Kenneth Rothwell of Wading River to fill the vacancy left by Jodi Giglio's election to the State Assembly

Filling a vacancy with swampy politics

“…That’s not serious governing. It’s swampy politics.” U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), Dec. 31, 2020 And that is exactly...