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Calarco: A call for vigilance as society reopens

After Memorial Day, the unofficial onset of the summer sea- son, the island seems to come to life. The air is filled with the sounds of ice cream trucks and bicycles hitting the pavement. We are …

Summer is upon us and this year promises to be a year like no other. New York State has begun the slow process of reopening our economy and our usual summer activities will not be anything like …

The National Guard has played a critical role in protecting our region during the COVID-19 crisis.  The Guard has fought for us in Afghanistan and Iraq, putting their lives on the line to defend …

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.” General Dwight D. Eisenhower uttered these …

Across the country, people from all walks of life are feeling the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment and millions more will in the …

This weekend we will celebrate Mother’s Day, and it will surely look different than those of years past. There will still be flowers, but they will likely be received through contactless …

As the now former executive director of the Pat- chogue Village Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, I must say that after the abrupt closing of the theatre and the termination of all staff, I …

Over the past two months, I have attempted to highlight the many institutions and people who are providing essential services during the COVID-19 crisis. Nurses, grocery store clerks, teachers, …

It is becoming increasingly import- ant to wear a mask in public for non-medical uses. Local grocery stores and other essential opera- tions are requiring customers wear a face covering to be …

As I write this, we are well into our fifth week of the coronavirus shutdown. New phrases have entered our lexicon, like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve.” …

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has completely changed our way of life. Daily routines, long-and short-term plans, and our priorities have been upended, and the challenges to …

Coronavirus continues to be the biggest and most important news story, and the same will be true for the next several weeks or, more likely, months. Although the pandemic has brought the world to …

Before last Monday night’s Budget Hearing I was working on my notes for the hearing. Given the circumstances we are in nothing sounded right. I stopped for an Oreo cookie and glass of milk in …

The hope that we could begin to ease our social distancing restrictions by the end of March has not come to pass. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended the measures by another two weeks as we work to …

I hope this message finds you and your family safe and healthy.  As we continue to practice social distancing to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, I wanted to share …

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 …

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 …

As President Trump flails in his attempts to lead our country through one of the most severe challenges in our nearly 250-year history, and our local congressman, Lee Zeldin does little more than …

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 …

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. …

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