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CALARCO: ‘Restore Our Earth’ Earth Day 2021

In the 1960s, Americans were becoming more aware of the effects of pollution on our environment. To fight back against this Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson began Earth Day as a “national …

After this cold snowy winter, it is great to say that spring is here. We can start putting away the heavy jackets, lace up our walking shoes, and again head outside. Many of us during the …

That is a very relatable biblical verse after pastor Dwight Lee Wolter offered up the Congregational Church of Patchogue for the vaccination of the underserved Hispanic/Latino population, though …

For many months, Suffolk County officials have been calling on the federal government to provide desperately needed relief funding for families, businesses and local governments in the wake of …

Every year the president of the United States designates March as Women’s History Month, but in some ways it feels like we have been celebrating women’s history milestones since …

The village board is seeking a trustee to appoint to the position vacated by Lori Devlin, who left to fill the position of village clerk. According to old census data, about 30 percent of the …

A year has passed since the first case of COVID-19 was detected here in Suf- folk County. At that time, we could not imagine how life would change, how many trials and tribulations we would have …

The Suffolk County Legislature this month is being presented with plans to reinvent policing in our county, and we are opening an extensive public comment period to give community members every …

Homeownership has long been part of the American dream. For many Americans, though, that dream was denied to them by racist and discriminatory practices meant to keep Black people from owning …

What goes on behind those walls? The Mission Statement of the Suffolk County Sheriff ’s Office includes a pledge to “maintain safe, secure, and orderly correctional and detention …

Black History Month started as just a week in February in 1926. Its driving force, Carter G. Woodson, is said to have chosen February partly to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (on …

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 …

Every week that Congress is in session, I travel to Washington for votes and then come back home to my district, constituents and family. Over the last six years that I've had the privilege 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 …

The dawning of a new year inevitably leads one to reflect on the year before. As I look back at 2020, it would be easy to focus on the difficulties. When I took the helm as the Suffolk County …

For many of us, the New Year is a time when anything seems possible. There is a reason why we make resolutions each year. Some of us want to exercise more, others want to break a bad habit, and for …

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 …

We all have our own special traditions during this time of the year. Unfortunately, rituals like holiday parades, Christmas markets, and get-togethers are being cancelled as we all work together to …

Around this time 50 years ago, Suffolk legislators were wrapping up the county legislature’s first year as a legislative body. The Suffolk County Legislature was established in January 1970, …

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