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Calarco: The 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment

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 …

The 50th anniversary of an iconic weekend of music was recreated last week. Read about one attendee’s impression of the event.

Suffolk County is set to launch a new bike-sharing program. Read why we think that’s a good thing.

A father accompanies his daughters to Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes” to celebrate the achievement by women in sports and in life.

Bicyclists face higher risk of crash–related injury and death than those riding in motor vehicles

The kickoff to the summer season is upon us. However, before heading to the summer celebrations this Monday, do something first.

NYS legislators are moving toward mandating the measles vaccine for all, eliminating the non-medical exemptions. Here’s why that’s important.

There’s a shortage of volunteer first responders on LI. Here’s what you can do about it this weekend.

The time might not be right for a new plan passed by Suffolk County last week. Read why.

The New York State Budget has a lot of people taking. The question remains for Long Islanders: Is it fair. Read here and decide

Steve Bellone: Taxes on Long Island are out of control. Read here why a permanent cap is necessary.

One writer’s view of what should be understood before a decision is made on legalizing marijuana.

Many might be surprised to learn that there is a way to get rid of telemarketer and robo calls. So why are we still getting them?

Looks like the National Parks Service and Fire Island National Seashore will be able to deal with the deer population in their own way. Read here why many are upset with that decision.

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