Scott Brinton
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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
Quick: Where do East Coast hurricanes originate? A. Antarctica B. The Southern Ocean C. The Sahara Desert D. The Indian Ocean. more
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
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
I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. 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
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
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
A childhood friend recently posted a black-and-white snapshot on Facebook of our middle school cross-country team, a ragtag collection of 30 boys . . . more
Al Gore appears angrier than he did 11 years ago. He grimaces and yells more. He is less personal. He seems to strain to convey a hopeful message. That was my first — and most striking — reaction to his latest . . . more
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