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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
In politics, talk is cheap, as they say. During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump talked a good game, calling for a $1 trillion national infrastructure program that would modernize the country’s ailing transportation network. So far, nothing. more
On June 16, the New York State Board of Regents issued a dryly worded “Notice to Teachers” regarding this year’s geometry Regents exam. It read . . . more
You would think that holding a convention to review and rewrite the New York State Constitution would be a no-brainer. After all, we’re Americans. We held a constitutional convention to lay down the framework for our very country. In New York, however . . . more
The question is often asked of middle-school students in social studies classes: How does a bill become a law? Well, in New York, in too many cases, it doesn’t. more
It is an increasingly familiar scene. Investigators from the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals raid a home to find 50, 100, maybe 400 animals living in squalor. Often they are emaciated and seriously ill. more
The Declaration of Independence was first published on July 6, 1776, in a newspaper, the Pennsylvania Evening Post. We are proud to commemorate that high point in American journalism by reprinting that historic document. more
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