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It’s virtually incomprehensible that one of the nation’s 20 wealthiest counties cannot balance its budget. Yes, we’re talking about Nassau, which is 13th on the list of richest counties. more
Nearly half a million students, ages 12 to 18, fell victim to violence at schools across the U.S. in 2014, the last year for which statistics are available, according to . . . more
Once upon a time, holiday shopping was an experience. Folks carved out entire Saturdays or Sundays and headed to their local downtowns to browse through the retail shops. The experience was fun and quaint. You had lunch at the local diner. Then along came the malls. more
Americans are understandably proud of our democracy. As a nation, we represent a beacon of hope for the world. The sad thing is . . . more
For anyone who has not served in combat, it’s impossible to understand the horrors of war. We can try to imagine them, however. We can imagine . . . more
Unbelievably, four years have passed since Superstorm Sandy rolled across Long Island’s South Shore on Oct. 29, 2012, leaving destruction and chaos in its wake. We mustn’t forget that day. more
It is probably among the nation’s most thankless jobs –– Board of Education trustee. School board members spend untold hours . . . more
In 1969, the Stonewall Inn was a hole-in-the-wall gay bar, a plain, two-story structure operated by the Mafia. No one would have suspected . . . more
Here we go again: The New York State Education Department is revising its grades-three-to-eight English and math standards. We can only say, with fingers crossed, that we hope the state will get it right this time. more
Hurricane Matthew rolled across Haiti last week as a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum wind gusts of up to 156 miles per hour. This monster storm killed more than . . . more
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