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Calarco: Bail reform leaves holes; innocent people become victims

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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