Scott Brinton
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President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. more
I looked down, and there it was — my heart, feverishly thumping. My valves looked like little whips snapping back and forth. It was a strange sight indeed. more
As I wrote this column Saturday — the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration — the federal government was shut down. By Monday, it appeared poised to get back to work, as a compromise deal to end the legislative stalemate was in the works . . . more
I had planned to write about heart disease in this column. That can wait. Over the weekend, I grew increasingly angry with President Trump because of his inept — and, frankly, inane . . . more
Quick: Where do East Coast hurricanes originate? A. Antarctica B. The Southern Ocean C. The Sahara Desert D. The Indian Ocean. more
The eight students and one teacher shuffled into the center of what was left of the dining room of a red-brick ranch home on a canal in Long Beach’s East End last Friday. more
The public bus dropped me at a dirt patch seemingly in the middle of nowhere. In front of me, on the other side of a four-lane highway, was a wide river. Behind me was a tree-covered escarpment. Pittsburgh was nowhere to be seen. more
There comes a moment in a monster hurricane such as Sandy when you question why you live on Long Island, this 118-mile-long spit of glacial debris deposited in the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland 20,000 years ago. more
In a quiet corner of the main gymnasium at Nassau Community College’s athletic center in Garden City, where basketball games and wrestling matches are normally held, Red Cross volunteers have fashioned a small, makeshift daycare center out of room dividers, pinning up newsprint where children can draw pictures in crayon. There are books for reading as well, but little else. more
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