On a recent weekday morning, a gathering of Island seniors made their way to the Shelter Island Senior Activity Center on South Ferry Road for the weekly Silver Circle meeting. Inside, the center quickly filled with animated conversations on multiple topics. But once the topic turned to healthcare, the attendees were focused, sharing serious concerns on the issue, even though residents continued to inject humor into the sobering conversation. (more…)
While the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act dominates health care headlines, two bills introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly aim to provide insurance to all residents in the state. (more…)
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin meets with a constituent who is concerned about the environment Friday in East Patchogue.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) held mobile office hours Friday at the Hagerman Fire Department in East Patchogue, where hundreds of people gathered to meet the congressman and share their concerns. (more…)
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Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Entering the White House with historically low approval ratings, President Trump has his work cut out for him to improve his popularity among many Americans. Several key issues essential to the East End will likely affect how locals view Mr. Trump and his administration over the next four or eight years. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)
With concerns that the Trump administration might rollback reproductive rights, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) has joined the effort to protect whatt he called women’s rights in New York State. (more…)