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It has been nine years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and ground zero still sits fallow, like a scarred-over knife wound in the heart of downtown Manhattan. more
Among the many temporary casualties of Hurricane Sandy was Long Island’s educational system, with most schools shutting down for a week or longer. more
The continuing squabble between the financially strapped Long Beach Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health comes at the expense of the safety of barrier island residents. LBMC … more
In his news conference last Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump said that he wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act quickly and simultaneously. Even without a new president, Congress last week . . . more
About 100 people stood at the beginning of the Central High School District’s regular board meeting on Feb. 14 to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. more
In late 1916, Brooklyn’s Inez Milholland Boissevain, a prominent New York attorney and suffragist, was traveling the country, demanding equal rights for women, including the right to vote. By the time she reached the West Coast . . . more
Over the past several decades, women have made tremendous strides in the workforce. Working mothers are now the single or primary source of income in 40 percent of . . . more
We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, … more
Malverne’s proposed $55.5 million spending plan has a tax levy increase of 1.31 percent and raises spending just 1.79 percent — the smallest budget-to-budget increase in the district’s history. It is Proposition 1, and voters should give it their support. 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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