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Spring was a season of frustration for Long Island Rail Road commuters. Two trains derailed in March and April, crippling LIRR service for days. Later in April . . . more
In short order over the last three weeks, two Category 4 hurricanes — Harvey and Irma — slammed into the U.S., wreaking havoc in Texas and Florida. At press time, what was left of Irma was pushing north from Florida. The destruction has been massive. more
Hurricane Harvey slammed into the southeastern Texas coast two Fridays ago as a Category 4 storm, lashing homes and businesses with 130-mile-per-hour winds and . . . more
The anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks is approaching as our country is convulsed by political, social and economic upheaval. There is plenty of work to do on these fronts, but . . . more
New York’s Family Leave Act will take effect Jan. 1, giving employees one of the strongest family leave laws in the nation. That’s a good thing. All New Yorkers who work 20 hours or more . . . more
A 32-year-old paralegal named Heather Heyer died Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va., after neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen descended on her hometown. They were there, they claimed . . . more
Last week, at the height of hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that forecasters are predicting a higher likelihood of an above-normal season, and increased the predicted number of . . . more
On July 28, President Trump landed on Long Island, accompanied by U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford. In a speech before law enforcement officers at Suffolk Community College . . . more
Since 2012, when New York state adopted the Common Core State Standards, many students with special needs have received certificates rather than diplomas when they completed high school. more
Desperately needed track repairs are causing what Gov. Andrew Cuomo dubbed the “summer of hell” for Long Island Rail Road commuters. There are conflicting reports about . . . more
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