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Editorial: No more plastic bags, at all

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 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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Just a reminder: this year, more than ever, is an important time to vote in Brookhaven Town. For the first time ever, Brookhaven Town voters will be electing officials into four-year terms, rather than the former two-year.

There is no question that Patchogue Village has reinvented itself and become a top Long Island destination both for living and working, as it has benefited from new economic development and job creation in the last 15 years.

Our climate is changing and now we must change in order to adapt.

Earlier this week, hate mail was addressed and distributed to this newspaper as well as the chamber of commerce and several others. The verbiage of the anonymous letter is not worth repeating or even addressing. But what is worth addressing is the ever-present need for acceptance.

The Long Island Advance was recognized last weekend during the Better Newspaper Contest Awards, hosted by the New York Press Association at their annual conference. The Advance won Second Place for Special Section on Newsprint for the 125th Anniversary of Patchogue edition, Third Place for Best Front Page and Honorable Mention for Best News or Feature Series.

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