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Thanks to a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, states are now allowed to mandate the collection of state sales tax on items purchased online from out-of-state retailers. Passing such a measure in New York, with certain stipulations, would benefit small businesses of all types. more
With the reconviction of former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and the sentencing of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in July, we are left with the lingering question . . . more
Nassau County should take note of what neighboring Suffolk County is doing. The Suffolk County Legislature voted to approve the borrowing of $8.82 million to build a 14-mile-long “rails to trails” bike and jogging path . . . more
Some 4.5 million Americans would die each year without blood transfusions, according to Brookhaven National Laboratory, in Suffolk County. That is why donating blood is critical. more
Open water, a cool breeze, clear skies, and the feeling of waves lapping at the side of your boat: Few activities are more relaxing and enjoyable than summer boating. more
Tens of millions of dollars in state sales taxes are generated in Nassau County’s 64 villages each year. The state keeps part of the money, and sends part of it . . . more
The mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28 struck all of us at the Herald Community Newspapers hard. Five Gazette staff members are dead and two are wounded. These … more
Summer is finally here. It should be a time of joy, spent barbecuing in the backyard and hanging out at the beach. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t. The American Red Cross offers the following guidelines . . . more
Bodies started turning up in South Shore parks and woodlands in the past year and a half: teenagers hacked to death with machetes or shot in the face by members of the ruthless El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. more
Anyone who watches or listens to daily news broadcasts encounters a steady stream of government officials insisting that the economy is improving steadily and that the lives of average Americans are getting better. more
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