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South Shore residents should be proud of the many fine elected officials who represent them on their village and school boards and in Mineola, Albany and Washington. But there have been notorious clunkers . . . more
For the sake of honest competition, we can’t help but wish there were more candidates. more
Sen. Dean Skelos resigned Monday as the majority leader of the State Senate. He stands accused by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of official corruption. Republican senators met Monday, before Skelos’s resignation . . . more
The Island Park Public Library, rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, continues to move forward. Adult programs have been expanded, a new tradition showcasing storytellers by the library’s fireplace was … more
The Island Park School District had to overcome two major financial setbacks this year, and still came up with a workable budget totaling $38.9 million, an increase of 1.48 percent over the current spending plan. The Herald endorses this budget. more
The Oceanside School District has assembled a $144.4 million spending plan for 2015-16, $2.16 million, or 1.52 percent, larger than the current budget. In the age of the state tax cap, budget … more
With all the focus on Common Core, state testing, teacher evaluations and the pros and cons of opting out, it’s too easy to forget about the massive effort that goes on each day in classrooms to … more
With the cable news channels showing videos and doing street reporting virtually 24 hours a day, it’s hard not to be drawn in by the tragedy, the protests and the chaos in Baltimore. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears locked in a political death spiral. Last year brought growing dissatisfaction with the State Education Department’s dysfunctional implementation of the new Common Core State Standards . . . more
In 1970, Americans finally awoke to the horrifying toll they were taking on our fragile environment. That year, Congress passed the Clean Air Act . . . more
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