Category Archives: long island

When the Forgotten Remain Forgotten, no one is Secure

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting the deepening class divide in America into stark relief. Four new classes are emerging. The Remotes: These are professional, managerial, and technical workers – an estimated 35% of the workforce – who are putting in … Continue reading

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COVID-19 in Suffolk County

Patch.com just published the latest local figures for Suffolk County as of yesterday and they were obtained from the official  county site here: conf. cases deaths population 2017 cases per 1000 people * Islip: 395 333700 1.183697932 Huntington: 358 203276 … Continue reading

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Census 2020

Via Dr. Eve Krief on Facebook. #Census2020 The Census starts arriving in mailboxes today! Complete by mail, online or by phone . Our responses will determine the allocation of crucial federal funding our communities rely on! https://2020census.gov/en.html Note: Vox: “It … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is here!

We now have a confirmed case admitted at Southampton Hospital.  It is time to reassess.   Although there is but a single patient confirmed on the South Fork of Long Island, suspicion is running high. (update 3/11: 6 cases in Suffolk … Continue reading

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Climate and Real Estate

GUESTWORDS in the East Hampton Star By David Posnett January 1, 2020 There is already evidence of a real estate slump in the United States. A housing recession is predicted for 2020. The average price of luxury home sales is … Continue reading

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Bravo East Hampton Star!

Reprinted verbatim from: https://www.easthamptonstar.com/20191010/shrinking-congressman This is gutsy. And overdue. Shrinking Congressman By Star Staff October 10, 2019 Here we go again. Representative Lee Zeldin is out front in his support of President Trump, dismissing as phony a serious impeachment inquiry … Continue reading

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The People You Meet Picking Up Beach Plastic

Serenely beautiful, surreal, spiritual.  Three weeks on the sugar-white sands of Tulum, contemplating the sometimes jade, sometimes topaz, sometimes evening blue Caribbean.  On days when the sea was perfectly flat and clear you could watch the sting rays and barracudas … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Earth, #LoveOurPlanetNotPollution

Some of us have been meeting at the Southampton library to discuss ways we can scale up existing efforts that draw down carbon from the atmosphere, based on the top 100 solutions outlined in the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: … Continue reading

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Racist Dog Whistle from Lee Zeldin

The Huffington Post reports: GOP Congressman Spent His Week Harassing a Muslim Colleague On Twitter! “Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Twitter attack against Rep. Ilhan Omar is a classic racist dog whistle.”   Rep. Ilhan Omar’s opponents have looked for every opportunity … Continue reading

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The Blue Wave in CD-1

I have always wanted to know whether our efforts of canvassing and voter registration are actually paying off! Now we have some data.  Suffolk County Board of Elections collects data on new voter registrations on a monthly basis.  I have … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin: We call BS when we see BS!

By Marc Rauch To the editor of the Long Island Advance: NY-01 Representative Lee Zeldin has tried to portray himself as an environmentalist in a recent TV campaign ad, in press releases and in letters to constituents. However, a new … Continue reading

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Gershon vs. Zeldin on Gun Legislation

Printed as a Letter to the Editor in The Independent, Oct. 3, 2018 More Guns? Thank you for printing “Zeldin and Gershon Square Off,” so that voters know where each candidate stands on various topics. One important issue that was … Continue reading

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New York’s Suffolk County Economy: Not so Hot?

Representative Lee Zeldin likes to claim that he has contributed to a “booming” economy resulting in jobs in his district (the eastern part of Suffolk county). Lets examine this for a minute. First, jobs This is the graph of unemployment since … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s ‘Kick Out’ Rally

After all, Zeldin’s rally wasn’t a ‘Kick Off’ but in stead, a ‘Kick Out’ rally.  Who better to comment as Karl Grossman, in the Riverhead Local: https://riverheadlocal.com/2018/07/29/assault-on-the-press-hits-close-to-home/      Karl Grossman Karl is a veteran investigative reporter and columnist, the winner … Continue reading

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Avenue Wars!

(Sebastian Gorka wearing medal of the Historical Order of Vitéz)   Yesterday night Perry Gershon won the Democrat’s primary to face Lee Zeldin in November.  20,000 people voted in this democratic primary.   That’s a 40% increase over the 2016 primary!  … Continue reading

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Local Economy Dependent on Immigrants

Recent reports describe  increased round up of latinos. Along with suspected “bad guys” ICE is sweeping up many more innocent undocumented workers.  This was highlighted by the latest Trump visit to Long Island and Lee Zeldin’s cheer leading.  Read more … Continue reading

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William Floyd’s Top Two Students

Found this great story from 5/17/2018, by RANDALL WASZYNSKI, in the Long Island Advance – thanks for tip, Marc Rauch. A Latina and a Pakistani get the honors at Lee Zeldin’s old high school.  I am still waiting to see … Continue reading

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The Issues that Matter in NY CD-1

From: Steven Lupo  as posted on FaceBook: I was knocking on doors for Kate Maguire Browning today. At one of the first homes I went to, a young woman answered the door. She looked exhausted. I apologized for disturbing her … Continue reading

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Jobs? Where are they?

From: John Tepper Marlin, Ph.D., President, Boissevain Books LLC,  Principal, CityEconomist WHERE ARE THOSE GREAT NEW JOBS FOR LONG ISLAND THAT TRUMP AND ZELDIN PROMISED These figures were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are for Nassau and … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Massacre Repeat?

Saturday Night Massacre 2018 version? Contrary to much of the discussion on TV, the raid on Michael Cohen (Trump’s personal lawyer) by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York tells us that i) Mueller is sticking … Continue reading

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