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09/14/17 9:45am
09/14/2017 9:45 AM

He arrived in the United States in 2007 at age 15.

Jonnathan Pulla’s parents traveled with him and his two infant siblings from Ecuador in hopes of finding economic success and a better life for their children. Three years later, he graduated from Riverhead High School and then attended college for one semester. Tuition, though, became too high and he was unable to pay the cost out of pocket.

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09/09/17 5:55am
09/09/2017 5:55 AM

Immigration to America is one of the most contentious political issues of the day. Who gets to come here and work and who gets to stay has been hotly and emotionally debated for years, even more so this week with the president’s decision to end the so-called Dreamers program that allowed some 800,000 young people who entered the country without proper paperwork to stay.

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09/09/17 5:40am

To date, four people are officially in the running to become the Democratic candidate for Congress in the fall 2018 elections, according to the Federal Elections Commission.

The winner of the Democratic nomination will likely challenge incumbent Republican Lee Zeldin of Shirley, who is, so far, the only Republican candidate to have formally established a campaign committees for a run for the Congressional seat, according to the FEC.

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09/08/17 6:00am
09/08/2017 6:00 AM

North Fork business owners may be in trouble next summer if the J-1 work visa program is discontinued.

The J-1 program allows students from foreign countries to come to the United States during the summer to work. They are legal workers who pay taxes and provide help to employers who request them.

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07/26/17 5:55am
07/26/2017 5:55 AM

Two local estuaries are now a step closer to securing federal funding for the next fiscal year after some uncertainty about whether they’d be included in a final federal budget given cuts in Environmental Protection Agency appropriations proposed by the White House earlier this year.

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04/24/17 4:38pm
04/24/2017 4:38 PM

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 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.  READ