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Op-ed: Want to beat COVID?

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 …

Our county and our country have been dealing with a pandemic and an epidemic simultaneously. As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, the opioid epidemic, which is now more than a decade old, …

Raising a child is challenging even under normal circumstances, but with a devastating pandemic closing schools and childcare providers shutting their doors, this past year has been exceptionally …

On Independence Day, we celebrate our nation's founding. From coast to coast, we remember how our founders boldly proclaimed their independence and established a democracy despite facing seemingly …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A common phrase women veterans have often had to tell people is they are not the daughter, spouse, or parent of a service member, but the service member. Marine Cpl. Jean Platania has had to say this …

June 1 marks the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month, a time generally accompanied by parades, festivals, and celebrations of the vast contributions and progress that this community has made throughout …

First and foremost: The public display of protest last Monday night could have been something substantial, but instead was distasteful. The first resident to speak dropped a profanity, closing all …

As unbelievable as it may seem, Memorial Day Weekend is upon us. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. …

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 …

There has been much discussion about the proposed Cornerstone apartment complex on Mulford Street in various news outlets and discussion platforms online, such as the Patchogue Nextdoor app, Greater …

The widespread cancellation of in-person events has affected many businesses, particularly artists and musicians who rely on events, workshops, gigs, and physical locations to support their families …

COVID-19 has impacted our communities in ways we could not have imagined before the onset of the pandemic. In addition to the tragic loss of life and immeasurable stresses of this crisis, one of the …

Last year, we saw a Mother’s Day unlike any we had celebrated before. We were just two months into the pandemic, still navigating a new world shrouded in sacrifice, adjustments, and …

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic fallout have affected every part of our lives and caused unspeakable heartache for many families and public service providers here in Suffolk County and …

Over the past year, our country has had to face some difficult realizations, including the hard truth that systemic racism is still pervasive today. We have seen it at play in housing, in hiring, …

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 …

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