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05/08/17 4:30pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

In the wake of the House of Representatives narrowly approving the American Health Care Act Thursday — replacing the Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare” — local reaction from insurance and healthcare professionals was varied. (more…)

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05/05/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

A joke?
To the Editor:
Supervisor Dougherty recently spoke at an event hosted by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (“Supe sees septic as top issue,” April 27). It was reportedly attended by more than 100 people, including high school students.

During his speech, he told a “joke” that featured bestiality, a woman attacked and raped, or as Mr. Dougherty put it, “ravished.” The punch line was the woman being asked if it hurt. “Yes,” she said, “he, [the rapist] never calls.” (more…)

05/02/17 12:00pm
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO About 200 people attended a community recent forum in Northampton hosted by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R_Shirley).

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO About 200 people attended a community recent forum in Northampton hosted by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R_Shirley).

BY CONGRESSMAN LEE ZELDIN

One of the greatest privileges of serving in Congress is getting to meet so many amazing constituents remarkably interested in engaging in productive, substantive exchanges of ideas in order to improve the direction of our island, state and nation. (more…)

05/01/17 2:00pm
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO Lee Zeldin meeting residents on

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, meeting residents on April 27.

Grades for Zeldin’s ‘town hall’

Town halls are often fiery forums where members of the public express concerns to their elected officials, who find themselves having to defend policy positions that are unpopular with many in the room.

Anyone who’s attended such an event in the 1st Congressional District — whether it was Sunday’s community forum with Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in Northampton (“Zeldin and constituents spar at forum,” April 27) or one of the 2009 town hall events featuring his predecessor, Tim Bishop — would expect it to be confrontational. (more…)

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04/25/17 8:00am
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO About 200 people attended Sunday’s first community forum in Northampton.

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO About 200 people attended Sunday’s first community forum in Northampton.

It started the moment the lights dimmed and continued with nearly every question asked.

A large portion of the audience at Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R-Shirley) first town hall-style event wanted to make it clear to their representative that they’re frustrated with his performance. And the congressman, while remaining on a mostly even keel, showed he was willing to dish it back. (more…)