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Former President Barack Obama had signed the executive order creating DACA.

Featured Letter: The Dreamers of the First Congressional District

Dear Editor: Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Orrin Hatch have stated publicly that they think that the President should delay repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  This is not enough. DACA should not be


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Featured Letter: Net Neutrality Threatened

July 17, 2017 Dear Beth: High-speed Internet access, or broadband, has the potential to empower an entire generation or two with access to information and communication abilities unknown as little as ten years ago.  One only needs


Jim Crow-era signage in Durham, NC | Georgetown University photo

Letter: This Nation’s Founding Sin, Alive in the Present Day

To the Editor,  My heart is continually sickened that this Trump has allowed out of the closet the founding sin of our republic. That being slavery, hatred and bigotry and a belief that one race is superior


Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.

Letter To The Editor:  Zeldin Wrong Again on the BCRA

Dear Beth: The CBO has scored the Senate Republicans’ proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  According to the CBO analysis, the Senate bill would leave 22 million people without health care coverage


Alstom Haliade

Letter: East Hampton GOP Schizophrenia?

To the Editor: Reg Cornelia’s recent outbursts lay bare the schizophrenia afflicting the East Hampton GOP.  Most recently, on behalf of the EH GOP, he viciously and misleadingly denounced the Deepwater wind farm proposed for


A rainy weekend on the North Fork

Letter: Packed to the Gunwales, The North Fork, Overwhelmed

May 28, 2017 To the Editor, I have been on the North Fork both summer & winter since I was a child. I have never seen the NF so crowded as during the last two days. Endless


Letter: Concealed Carry Bill Poses Threat From States With Weak Gun Laws

To the Editor: Your article about Congressman Lee Zeldin’s appearance in Northhampton covered what he said about his support for a Concealed Carry Reciprocity gun law. As someone who attended this event, I wish you


Congressman Lee Zeldin at a New York League of Conservation Voters forum in Riverhead this fall.

Featured Letter: Lee Zeldin Has Forsaken The Responsibility of Governing

To Whom It May Concern, Lee Zeldin has forsaken the responsibility of governing for petty party politics and squabbles. The past two months have presented Congressman Zeldin a unique opportunity to demonstrate where his, and his


President Donald Trump signed executive orders in January while White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon looked on | White House photo

Featured Letter: The True Threat to Our Democracy

To the Editor: Having thought long and hard on the dilemma facing our nation today, I have come to the conclusion that engineered governmental chaos is our real threat. I believe we have entered a new


Downs Creek, Cutchogue, Friday morning

Letter: Developers’ Plans to Build Out LI and Trash the CPF Needs a Response…

19 October 2016 Dear Editor, A recent piece by David Winzleberg in the Long Island Business News, “Spaced Out,” which attacked the East End towns’ Community Preservation Fund (CPF), demands a response. As president of the North


Goldsmith Inlet in Peconic, shoaled in on a recent visit.

Letter to the Editor: Goldsmith Hatchlings in Danger

Dear Beth, Although as Publicity Chair for North Fork Audubon I am not in the habit of writing to you about County Park Conditions, today I write to you about the little known – except


The Peconic Bay, pictured here in South Jamesport, is full of water. This is proving to be a problem as Long Island’s nitrate-enriched groundwater seeps out into the bay, causing algae blooms and hurting salt marsh and eelgrass habitat.

Letter: Suffolk County to Develop a Harmful Algal Bloom Plan

To the Editor, This month, I, along with the Suffolk County Legislature, approved the appropriation of $100,323 from the Suffolk County Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program and Land Stewardship to develop a Harmful Algal


A hydrofracking project in the Bakken Shale | Joshua Doubek photo for Wikimedia Commons

Letter: Hydrofracking is a Downstate Issue, Too

To the Editor, We are concerned that the danger of unregulated shale gas hydrofracking will destroy New York State’s water supply for generations to come. The health cost and environmental damage associated with this process


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