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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 …

Suffolk County Legislature presiding officer Rob Calarco is reminding SuffolkCounty voters of the various ways they can cast their ballots in the Novembergeneral election, including voting absentee, …

Like most elected officials, my friend and colleague, Legis. Tom Muratore,had a few issues that were especially close to his heart. School bus safetywas one of them. He was responsible for having …

As young children, the headcount at school was always important. Whether it was on a field trip or taking attendance for the day, it was critical that teachers had an accurate headcount. It was …

The very first Labor Day parade in the United States was held on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City. The participants brought picnic lunches, had a concert, and listened to many different speeches. …

When someone celebrates a milestone birthday, you will often see gifts and games centered around the theme of “the year you were born...” What usually follows is a series of facts and …

A new law that removes conviction history checkboxes from job applications takes effect in Suffolk County on Aug. 25. This type of legislation is referred to as a “Ban the Box” …

Tropical Storm Isaias just passing through Suffolk County it is likely we can see another major storm or even a hurricane this year, so it is a good time to review how prepared we are for the …

When summer officially kicked off last month, no one knew what kind of season would lie ahead of us as we continued our battle against COVID-19. The outdoors has since emerged as a kind of safe …

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