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The logo for the organization, Artists for Nancy. CLIFF BALDWIN/ARTISTS FOR NANCY

“Artists for Nancy” will present artists and activists in panel discussion

Natasha Nelson September 15, 2020
"Artists for Nancy", an organization which empowers political activism through art will present a Zoom panel this Wednesday, September 16, at 6 p.m.
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A Black Lives Matter protest in Stony Brook, NY on June 7. The protest is one of many around the nation that have been happening in response to police brutality and systemic racism. ALEK LEWIS/THE STATESMAN

Hundreds of locals gather in Stony Brook to protest police brutality

Alek Lewis June 15, 2020
The protesters shouted phrases like “no justice, no peace,” “don’t shoot,” “silence is violence,” “Black Lives Matter” and responded to the chant “say their name” with the names of those who have lost their lives to police brutality. 
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

State Senator Kenneth LaValle will not seek re-election in 2020

Alek Lewis January 25, 2020
LaValle first announced his decision in an exclusive interview by RiverheadLocal on Jan. 8 and then formally at an event honoring his legacy at Port Jefferson Village Center, on Jan. 10. He took office on Jan. 1, 1977 and has been the longest-serving senator in New York since 2013.
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Skyler Johnson, a 19-year old campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).COURTESY OF SKYLER JOHNSON

Local student seeks Democratic nomination to challenge state senator Kenneth LaValle

Alek Lewis January 2, 2020
19-year-old Skyler Johnson is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
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