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06/17/17 6:00am
06/17/2017 6:00 AM

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are set to legally hit local roads starting June 29.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that the county will participate in statewide regulations outlined in the state budget adopted April. The county could have opted out of permitting such services, but chose not to exercise that right. READ

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06/15/17 6:00am

You’ve likely heard the term “brain drain” before. It’s an expression often used to describe the mass departure of post-college Long Islanders to other parts of the country, where the cost of living is more affordable.

On the North Fork, where the housing market has rebounded and the stock of affordable housing remains low, local municipalities are exploring ways to keep the millennial workforce from leaving the area.

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02/27/17 6:00am
02/27/2017 6:00 AM

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Helen Finnigan has dedicated her life to volunteering.

While splitting her time between Connecticut and New York City more than a decade ago, she worked in men’s and women’s prisons, teaching decision-making skills to inmates. She also spent two years in Hong Kong working as a consultant for a Manhattan financial company and found time to volunteer there on her days off. READ

02/26/17 6:00am
02/26/2017 6:00 AM

During a short visit to Winter Park, Colo., I was impressed by how this small town prepares for their seasonal visitors. Winter Park has a permanent population of 999 people (2010 Census). It can host up to 20,000 visitors during the peak of their ski season. Big topics among town officials include the impact on parking, traffic congestion, DUI, increased carbon emissions, etc. …

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02/16/17 5:51pm
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Concepcion Choy of Riverhead is an immigrant from Guatemala who has lived in the United States for 12 years. (Credit: Kelly Zegers)

A social media post early Thursday morning from Aldo’s Coffee in Greenport read: “We are open on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and every other national holiday. Today, we are closed.”

This message was accompanied by a photo of a sign that read “In support of our people and #ADayWithoutImmigrants.”

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