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Calarco: Adjusting to the new normal

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 …

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy.  As we continue to practice social distancing to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, I wanted to share …

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 …

As President Trump flails in his attempts to lead our country through one of the most severe challenges in our nearly 250-year history, and our local congressman, Lee Zeldin does little more than …

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 …

Just a reminder: this year, more than ever, is an important time to vote in Brookhaven Town. For the first time ever, Brookhaven Town voters will be electing officials into four-year terms, rather than the former two-year.

There is no question that Patchogue Village has reinvented itself and become a top Long Island destination both for living and working, as it has benefited from new economic development and job creation in the last 15 years.

Our climate is changing and now we must change in order to adapt.

Earlier this week, hate mail was addressed and distributed to this newspaper as well as the chamber of commerce and several others. The verbiage of the anonymous letter is not worth repeating or even addressing. But what is worth addressing is the ever-present need for acceptance.

The Long Island Advance was recognized last weekend during the Better Newspaper Contest Awards, hosted by the New York Press Association at their annual conference. The Advance won Second Place for Special Section on Newsprint for the 125th Anniversary of Patchogue edition, Third Place for Best Front Page and Honorable Mention for Best News or Feature Series.

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