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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 February, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he planned to include $7 million in his executive budget earmarked for early voting across the state. The provision would have allowed . . . more
On the same day that a million young people walked out of school to protest gun violence and remember the 17 students and teachers killed in Parkland, Fla., the National Rifle Association tweeted a photo of an AR-15 . . . more
The mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28 struck all of us at the Herald Community Newspapers hard. Five Gazette staff members are dead and two are wounded. These … more
Summer is finally here. It should be a time of joy, spent barbecuing in the backyard and hanging out at the beach. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t. The American Red Cross offers the following guidelines . . . 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
Thanks to a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, states are now allowed to mandate the collection of state sales tax on items purchased online from out-of-state retailers. Passing such a measure in New York, with certain stipulations, would benefit small businesses of all types. more
A recent study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers concluded that “fake news” — that is, fabricated stories — raced across Twitter much “farther, deeper and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information.” more
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