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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 …

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.

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 …

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

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 …

Suffolk County is set to launch a new bike-sharing program. Read why we think that’s a good thing.

A father accompanies his daughters to Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes” to celebrate the achievement by women in sports and in life.

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 …

In March we celebrate Women’s History Month. It’s an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of incredible women from our past, pioneers of our present and trailblazers in training. …

Earlier this week we received the unfortunate news that the coronavirus has reached Suffolk County. As of press time, one case had been reported with many more in New York City and the …

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 …

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

Since just one week ago, the coronavirus crisis has rapidly spread in Suffolk County and New York. The number of confirmed cases has exceeded 1,000 in the state, with many more people suspected …

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 …

As Suffolk County moves to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, we all must rethink our day-to-day routines, how we interact with each other, and the sacrifices we must all make for the good of …

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

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