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Jul
10
2021

Suffolk County could be eligible to receive millions of roughly $55 billion in federal funding for water quality through the bipartisan infrastructure bill amid an increase in brown tide in Long Island waters, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Saturday at a news conference in Patchogue.

Speaking alongside environmental advocates and local officials overlooking the Great South Bay on Laurel Street, Schumer, the Senate majority...read more ››

May
12
2021

An organization with no clear leader called Save Our Schools has inserted itself into school district politics and an upcoming board election in Smithtown, Long Island, stirring up grievances over issues such as white privilege and charging that school officials are indoctrinating students with an anti-police agenda.

The group circulated a newsletter several weeks ago that, within a wide-...read more ››

May
2
2021

Dear Smithtown Democrats,

 There will be a General Membership meeting of the Smithtown Democratic Committee on Wednesday May 26, 2021, 6pm via Zoom.

 

At this meeting, our special guest will be Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini. Please join us as Tim Sini talks about the great work...read more ››

Jan
20
2021
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Credit: Getty Images/Alex Wong

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in Wednesday as president and vice president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises faced by few of their predecessors.

With Donald Trump absent — he became the first president since 1869 to skip his successor's inauguration — Biden said he would be the president "for all Americans."

"We must end this uncivil war that pits red...read more ››

Jan
10
2021

Letter to the Editor,

What would Lincoln do or say at a time like this?

The political party founded upon the aspirations and principled beliefs of Abraham Lincoln was exposed as a hollow shell of itself as the son of the 45th President of the United States declared the Republican Party as the “Party of Trump”, while he recently fanned the flames of disruption and tyranny in Washington D.C. The current President himself, in full...read more ››

Jan
10
2021

Congressman Lee Zeldin (CD1) wants a kumbaya moment. You know, the moment when you become a convert and wrap your arms around peace, harmony and justice for all.  Most residents in CD 1 want this too.  ...read more ››

Jan
9
2021

Open your eyes, close your mouth and put on your thinking cap. Advice that was commonplace in the 20th century. It means look, stop talking, listen and finally use your brain. It was sound advice then and it is sound advice today. ...read more ››

Jan
7
2021

America was irrevocably changed on January 6, 2021 in ways that will become clearer once we are able to take a collective breath and recover from the shock of the violence on our government.  Make no mistake – this was unlawful violence perpetrated by an angry mob opposed to the rule of law that governs our...read more ››

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