Letter: Vote for Kids on Election Day

When you cast your vote this Election Day, vote for our children. Children can’t vote but we can and we must be their voice. When you vote, please consider that gun violence is the number one killer of our children. Consider voting for candidates that Read More …

Op-Ed: The Transformation of Political Advertising

As the 2022 election season comes to a close, highways in Suffolk County are full of political campaign signs making those sequential Burma-Shave signs of decades ago look minimal. For those who were not around when those placards bedecked the landscape, one of their sequences Read More …

Op-Ed: Future With Electric Vehicles Is on Its Way

“The great American road trip is going to be fully electrified,” declared President Biden in a speech at the Detroit Auto Show recently. His administration’s aim, he said, is to have half the vehicles sold in the United States by 2030—that’s less than eight years Read More …

Opinion: Urge Town Board to Vote NO to Excessive Affordable Housing Fees

Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol wants her colleagues to reject a plan to quadruple administrative fees paid to the town’s Community Development Agency by the owners or tenants of affordable units upon their resale or re-lease. Read More …

Op Ed: Privacy at the Root of Court Ruling

Every semester in my Investigative Reporting class, I show Edward R. Murrow’s famed TV documentary about the plight of migrant farm workers titled “Harvest of Shame.” At the start of it, a Black farm worker in the field is interviewed and is asked how much Read More …

Essay: Gun Violence Is a Public Health Emergency for Our Children

It was the end of the work day when the news from Uvalde  began to flash across our phones. Like pediatricians across the country my eyes welled up with tears. These were tears not only of sadness for these young children, not only of horror Read More …

Op-Ed: Climate Change Report Underscores Urgency to Act

Long Island—this island jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean—is among the most vulnerable places in the United States to be impacted by rising sea levels caused by climate change. As a recent U.S. government multi-agency report states: “Sea level rise will create a profound shift Read More …