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Calarco: Honoring Memorial Day with a shared sacrifice

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.” General Dwight D. Eisenhower uttered these …

Across the country, people from all walks of life are feeling the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment and millions more will in the …

This weekend we will celebrate Mother’s Day, and it will surely look different than those of years past. There will still be flowers, but they will likely be received through contactless …

Over the past two months, I have attempted to highlight the many institutions and people who are providing essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. Nurses, grocery store clerks, teachers, …

As I write this, we are well into our fifth week of the coronavirus shutdown. New phrases have entered our lexicon, like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve.” …

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our way of life. Daily routines, long-and short-term plans, and our priorities have been upended, and the challenges to …

Coronavirus continues to be the biggest and most important news story, and the same will be true for the next several weeks or, more likely, months. Although the pandemic has brought the world to …

The hope that we could begin to ease our social distancing restrictions by the end of March has not come to pass. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended the measures by another two weeks as we work to …

As Suffolk County moves to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, we all must rethink our day-to-day routines, how we interact with each other, and the sacrifices we must all make for the good of …

Since just one week ago, the coronavirus crisis has rapidly spread in Suffolk County and New York. The number of confirmed cases has exceeded 1,000 in the state, with many more people suspected …

Earlier this week we received the unfortunate news that the coronavirus has reached Suffolk County. As of press time, one case had been reported with many more in New York City and the …

In March we celebrate Women’s History Month. It’s an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of incredible women from our past, pioneers of our present and trailblazers in training. …

Not even for 5 cents. As of March 1, the entirety of New York State is completely banning plastic carry-out bags. It’s estimated that more than 23 billion plastic bags are used statewide …

Suffolk County could be heading off a fiscal cliff as state lawmakers look to close a huge budget shortfall in our Medicaid spending in the 2021 budget. Medicaid was established in 1966 by the …

Suffolk County residents will have the opportunity to head to the polls multiple times this year: for special elections, for primaries and for a general election that will determine the U.S. …

Every 10 years, the Constitution mandates that we undergo a census to determine how many people are living in the United States. The numbers collected in 2020 are going to shape the next decade for …

This isn’t news to anyone, because it’s an issue we have been grappling with for decades. The cost of our inaction, however, is growing, and if we do nothing, the consequences will be …

Good intentions are not always answered with good results. Last year Albany passed an ambitious package of new laws to reform our criminal justice system that went into effect on Jan. 1. Chief among …

For the past eight years, I have had the distinct honor and privilege to represent the Seventh Legislative District, and at the beginning of this year I was sworn in to serve my fifth term. But I …

      This piece is written in response to the Islip Bulletin’s Dec. 19, 2019 coverage of the dam that broke on its own in West Brook within Connetquot State Park. This …

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