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On June 1, which marked the beginning of hurricane season, Long Island residents in the know began preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. more
The biggest problem with President Donald Trump’s foolish decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement is not that it rejects an international accord signed by 195 countries . . . more
In May, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors allocated $1.95 billion to construct a third Long Island Rail Road track down the center of Nassau County, on the Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville. more
New York State Education Department officials will have to forgive the public if people don’t appear eager to embrace Next Generation Learning Standards. We were burned by Common Core. more
If you chat with folks who have lived in Nassau County for 50 or 60 years, they can recall a time when children could — and often did — ride their bicycles from the North Shore to the South Shore. more
Twenty and 30 years ago, we worried about drunken drivers plowing their vehicles into other cars or trucks and killing innocent men, women and children. Then along came the cellphone . . . more
The end of the century is a long time away, and it’s doubtful anyone reading this will be around to celebrate the arrival of 2100. But if you are that fortunate person 83 years from now, don’t expect to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Not unless you have a boat. more
rafting a school budget that respects both students and taxpayers is a high-wire act these days. With demand growing for new, cutting-edge technologies in the classroom, pressure to increase spending … more
Crafting a school budget that respects both students and taxpayers is a high-wire act these days. With demand growing for new, cutting-edge technologies in the classroom, pressure to increase spending is mounting, seemingly by the year. At the same time, many homeowners say they’ve had enough of high property taxes. They need a break. more
In West Hempstead, residents should approve the proposed $60 million school budget. It calls for 1.35 percent more spending and a 1.7 percent tax levy increase — well below the district’s tax cap — and would maintain academic programs, athletics and co-curricular activities. The spending plan would allocate $810,000 to much-needed renovations to the high school’s auditorium and its sound and light staging systems. more
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