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Calarco: My new role as presiding officer

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 …

      This piece is written in response to the Islip Bulletin’s Dec. 19, 2019 coverage of the dam that broke on its own in West Brook within Connetquot State Park. This …

Tenth annual Small Business Saturday is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30

We don’t feel this process is transparent or taxpayer friendly

Mother Nature has given us all a glimpse of what could be in store for us in the coming months. Are you prepared for it?

Dams exist all over Long Island, but maybe they shouldn’t have been constructed in the first place.

Bicyclists face higher risk of crash–related injury and death than those riding in motor vehicles

The kickoff to the summer season is upon us. However, before heading to the summer celebrations this Monday, do something first.

NYS legislators are moving toward mandating the measles vaccine for all, eliminating the non-medical exemptions. Here’s why that’s important.

There’s a shortage of volunteer first responders on LI. Here’s what you can do about it this weekend.

The time might not be right for a new plan passed by Suffolk County last week. Read why.

The New York State Budget has a lot of people taking. The question remains for Long Islanders: Is it fair. Read here and decide

Things could change in this charming hamlet if a proposed mega development is allowed to be built.

Steve Bellone: Taxes on Long Island are out of control. Read here why a permanent cap is necessary.

One writer’s view of what should be understood before a decision is made on legalizing marijuana.

Many might be surprised to learn that there is a way to get rid of telemarketer and robo calls. So why are we still getting them?

There will soon be an upcoming meeting about invasive insects and plants that could affect the wellbeing of our natural landscape and waterways.

Looks like the National Parks Service and Fire Island National Seashore will be able to deal with the deer population in their own way. Read here why many are upset with that decision.

NYS is prepared to pass important gun legislation. Read here why it’s so important to get that done.

While the recent government shutdown created difficulty for many federal workers, there is an underlying problem to their problems that will need to be addressed.

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