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The question is often asked of middle-school students in social studies classes: How does a bill become a law? Well, in New York, in too many cases, it doesn’t. more
It is an increasingly familiar scene. Investigators from the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals raid a home to find 50, 100, maybe 400 animals living in squalor. Often they are emaciated and seriously ill. more
The Declaration of Independence was first published on July 6, 1776, in a newspaper, the Pennsylvania Evening Post. We are proud to commemorate that high point in American journalism by reprinting that historic document. more
Whether it’s the shimmering water of a backyard pool, a lake or the ocean, having fun there necessitates a cautious approach to help ensure that children and adults remain safe. Year after year . . . more
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
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