Op-Ed: Governor Must Fund Universal Meals for All in School

Although New York is one of wealthiest states in our nation, many  families struggle to put food on the table.  Long Island is no exception, with 90,000 school-aged children living at or below the poverty threshold and many living just above it. Last year in  Read More …

Op-Ed: Lessons From My Mother

Silence is complicity. That is a lesson that has been deeply ingrained in me as far back as I can remember. When my mother was five years old as a little Jewish girl growing up in France during the Holocaust, her parents were forced to Read More …

Campaign 2023: Signs Defaced, Candidate Portrayed as Devil

If it’s October, it must be time for election season complaints about bad behavior. Members of both the Democratic and Republican parties are complaining about social media or on-the-ground behavior. Republican town chairman Tom McNally provided photos of two GOP signs that had been defaced Read More …

Schools: Top Science Grant; Sports Marketing

  Students in Northport High School’s sports marketing class spent the day at the New York Islanders Sports Marketing Day at UBS Arena this week. The event provided students with full access to the arena through a guided tour. Throughout the day, students met with Read More …

Esteban Pulls Out of League of Women Voters Debate

The League of Women Voters legislative candidate forum will go on Tuesday night but without Legislator Manuel Esteban.  And, as a result, his opponent won’t be on stage either. His decision not to participate knocks his competitor, Democrat Rebecca Sanin, off the stage as well, Read More …

Endorsements for Huntington Town Board, Suffolk Legislature

Candidates for election to town and county offices are collecting endorsements from individuals and organizations. Here are just a few endorsements as reported recently by candidates. Suffolk Legislature 16th District Legislator Manuel Esteban, Republican, Utility Workers Union of America, Local 393. Democrat Rebecca Sanin, running Read More …

Huntington Chamber to Host Candidates Breakfast Forum

Candidates for town and county offices will participate in a roundtable breakfast hosted by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 19. The non-partisan breakfast encourages dialogue between candidates and local businesses. Each candidate will have an opportunity to talk to the tables around Read More …

Campaign 2023: Challenger Dr. Eve Meltzer Krief

Democrat Dr. Eve Meltzer-Krief is running for the Suffolk County Legislature in the 18th District. She calls herself a “fierce advocate for policies that help advance the health and well-being of children.” “Our families and our children are really just facing a whole variety of really Read More …

Campaign 2023: 18th District Legislator Stephanie Bontempi

Suffolk County Legis. Stephanie Bontempi, R-Huntington, who is completing her first two-year term in the 18th district, is running for re-election this year. The former elementary school teacher immigrated to the United States from Sweden when she was in her 20s and has been a Read More …