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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
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
On July 28, President Trump landed on Long Island, accompanied by U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford. In a speech before law enforcement officers at Suffolk Community College . . . 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
Desperately needed track repairs are causing what Gov. Andrew Cuomo dubbed the “summer of hell” for Long Island Rail Road commuters. There are conflicting reports about . . . 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
Since 2012, when New York state adopted the Common Core State Standards, many students with special needs have received certificates rather than diplomas when they completed high school. more
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