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Farmland preservation in Suffolk County

The new 100 for 10 Farmland Preservation Initiative will invest $100 million into vulnerable farms across the county over the next 10 years. This initiative is part of the Farmland Development Rights …

By Amy E. Loeb, EdD, MBA, RN, executive director at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead The vaccine rollout throughout New York, and especially Long Island, has been a success. Nearly …

Educational institutions across the nation have been charged with adapting to remote learning, hybrid learning, and just simply educating their students while keeping teachers and pupils safe. Not …

Amman, Jordan – My husband is a good son—the type of son that calls his parents every Sunday; for seven years, FaceTime was their only means of communication. Then we got an opportunity …

Father's Day is a time to celebrate all the joys and struggles of raising children and an opportunity to honor those who have embraced the essential role of fatherhood. It is an opportunity to thank …

Juneteenth is the oldest national commeroration of the ending of slavery in the United States, dating back to its first observance in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, June 19, Emancipation Day, is now …

A vegetarian walks into a hot dog joint... An awful one-liner, for sure, but in my instance it was a beyond (meat) pleasant surprise at Rock City Dogs, one of the newest eateries on the …

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell may be the household names most associated with human sex trafficking in the United States, but the practice of exchanging sex for money is a common occurrence …

We often hear of Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) and everyone knows of Veterans Day (Nov. 11). There are two military holidays in May: Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. The first is a celebration …

Following the horrific death of George Floyd last May, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 203 to reform the practices of police departments across New York State. This directive required all …

Inauguration. By its broad definition, it means the beginning of something – asystem, a policy or someone’s admission to public office – and so it follows that the inauguration of …

On Jan. 15, 2021, we mark what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 92nd birthday. During his 11 years as the recognized leader of the civil rights movement, King traveled more than six …

As of Dec. 22, 2020, New York State had received 630,000 vaccine doses, and as of last week approximately 140,000 doses had been administered. The state expects to receive approximately 259,000 …

By the time this column is published, we will be on Day 285 of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in Suffolk County. Our first case was confirmed on March 8, although we suspect the coronavirus made …

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