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Friday, May 29, 2015
Editorials
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It won’t be long before South Shore high school students graduate and head into the wider world. Before they do, many will attend proms. more
South Shore residents should be proud of the many fine elected officials who represent them on their village and school boards and in Mineola, Albany and Washington. But there have been notorious clunkers . . . more
Sen. Dean Skelos resigned Monday as the majority leader of the State Senate. He stands accused by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of official corruption. Republican senators met Monday, before Skelos’s resignation . . . more
The Oceanside School District has assembled a $144.4 million spending plan for 2015-16, $2.16 million, or 1.52 percent, larger than the current budget. In the age of the state tax cap, budget … more
With the cable news channels showing videos and doing street reporting virtually 24 hours a day, it’s hard not to be drawn in by the tragedy, the protests and the chaos in Baltimore. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears locked in a political death spiral. Last year brought growing dissatisfaction with the State Education Department’s dysfunctional implementation of the new Common Core State Standards . . . more
In 1970, Americans finally awoke to the horrifying toll they were taking on our fragile environment. That year, Congress passed the Clean Air Act . . . more
Since April is National Volunteer Month, let’s consider what volunteering really is: a vital part of every community . . . more
For weeks New Yorkers heard rumors that when the state’s budget battles finally ended, teacher performance would be measured more effectively, elected officials would be held to higher ethical standards . . . more
Now that the State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have apparently reached a budget agreement that includes a revised teacher evaluation system, we hope the State Education Department takes the time to create effective and judicious rules . . . more
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