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Opinion / Letters

Letter: An ongoing pledge to stand united against hate and intolerance

Sep 14, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

Not In Our Town Northport, the local anti-hate and anti-bullying group, met some resistance at the district’s last board of education meeting, where one resident took to the podium and said, in reference to a…

Letter: A chance for remembrance and honor, 20 years later

Sep 5, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We sat amid a field of dead poppies where I attempted to understand the burly and bearded village elder who communicated through our interpreter, Viktor. I struggled for patience as I waited for the translation.…

Letter: A “sad day” as images of swastikas appear again on school property

Aug 31, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

Dear Principal Larkin, Superintendent Banzer and Board of Education members, We are the founders of Not In Our Town (NIOT) Northport, a local chapter of the national anti-hate and anti-bullying organization. We formed…

Opinion: Masking children is not a one-size-fits-all approach

Aug 30, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We’re here as parents of two elementary school children and we’re going to do something different tonight and tell you a story. This story couldn't possibly be real because there's no way something this tragic would happen in…

Letter: Let’s not lose more small businesses

Aug 20, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This week we learned that Book Revue, Long Island's largest independent bookstore, and more importantly, a Huntington gem and institution, will soon be closing its doors forever. The loss of Book Revue is yet another blow to…

Letter: Special Board of Education meeting a disgrace

Aug 20, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

We were among the nearly 1,000 members of our community who attended the district’s 8/11/21 special Board of Education meeting, and we are appalled. Though some of us were among the 80 or so community members who attended in…

Opinion: Protect all students and follow advice of CDC

Aug 14, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This week, our board of education scheduled a meeting at which it listened to members of the community – most or all of whom have no expertise in epidemiology – share their feelings about kids wearing masks at schools.…

Opinion: Children’s health and well-being are in our hands

Aug 13, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

What if there was a deadly virus that had already killed hundreds of children – over four times more than during a typical flu season? What if that virus had hospitalized thousands of children, leaving many of them with…

Letter: Umpires – A dying breed

Jul 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

As a fifth-year umpire, I have warned many people that the umpire is becoming extinct. I have written countless social media posts about what I have endured through my first four seasons. I have gained some unbelievable…

Northport’s Glue: The Children

Jun 23, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

However, Northport is a special place. The students of Northport make everyone put aside their temporary differences and focus on what really matters. Shop in town – it is there where you will find the kids working…

Letter: Community shines at Clean the Bay Day

Jun 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to host a Clean the Bay Day along with the Northport Native Garden Initiative organization and I am proud to say our community shines! With the organizational help of Sara Abbass, Nicole…

Letter: We know we did the right thing

Jun 17, 2021 | Opinion / Letters

On Saturday, June 12, we went to a beach clean-up at Scudder Park. This beach clean up meant so much to us. We found dozens of pieces of trash. From big foam blocks to an almost 20-feet-long hose. To clean up this beach in…

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