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Calarco: It is almost time to stand up and be counted

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 …

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

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

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. …

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.

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 …

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 …

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

      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 …

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.

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

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?

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 …

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

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

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.

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