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06/13/17 12:00pm
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Kelp harvesting on Peconic Bay.

NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Kelp harvesting on Peconic Bay.

Early Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski climbed aboard a barge and headed into the Peconic Bay. Their mission: to harvest sugar kelp, a type of seaweed. (more…)

06/06/17 10:21am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Since its inception in 2010, the Common Core Standards Initiative has met with scrutiny and often disdain from parents and educators across the country.

The system of standardized tests and its connection to teacher evaluation has been labeled such a failure by some that the headline of a December 2015 New York Daily News article on changes to the program dubbed it “Common Corpse.” (more…)

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04/20/17 8:00am

 

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport earned the highest grade in Suffolk County for patient safety, according to a recently released report from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that aims to improve the quality and safety of American health care. (more…)

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08/29/16 4:30pm
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Suffolk County Historical Society unveils 10 Towns exhibit

NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Suffolk County Historical Society unveils 10 Towns exhibit

The late 1800s featured a lot of change for the country — President James A. Garfield was assassinated, skyscrapers rose throughout cities, electric lighting became more prominent, the Great Blizzard immobilized the East Coast and Coca-Cola was created. (more…)