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Despite years of research and publicity, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of death among women, behind only heart disease. The good news is that millions of women are surviving today … more
By now most people are familiar with their local fire departments’ reminders to change the batteries in their smoke detectors . . . more
Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra left school in the eighth grade to help support his family. He grew up poor . . . more
In many elections, it can be hard to persuade candidates to discuss real issues in anything other than sound bites. Trying to get a straight answer from a politician . . . more
Labor Day isn’t far behind us, but we all know how time flies. Soon enough it will be November, and Election Day. All the political talk thus far . . . more
Five thousand, one hundred twelve days have passed since Sept. 11, 2001. People who are 21 now were only 7 then; students who will graduate from high school this school year were 3 or 4. They cannot know how life was different before the attacks . . . more
Long Island is famous for its wide variety of things to see and do, and when autumn announces itself with cooler temperatures and kids heading back to school, one of the most enjoyable activities a family can take part in is attending a local fair. more
In an unusual start to the school year, many area districts will be opening before Labor Day. Classes will be in session next week — as early as Tuesday in some communities. more
More than 200,000 New York students “opted out” of the grades three-through-eight Common Core English and math exams this spring. more
It’s not so much a goodbye as it is a see-you-later for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which closed last week after hosting hockey games, concerts, trade shows and family events for the past 43 years. more
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