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After representing the 17th Assembly District for six terms, it’s not surprising that Tom McKevitt is running to represent the 13th Legislative District — which encompasses his hometown of East Meadow — a seat left vacant by longtime incumbent Norma Gonsalves. more
We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, … 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 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
The biggest problem with President Donald Trump’s foolish decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement is not that it rejects an international accord signed by 195 countries . . . 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
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
In May, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors allocated $1.95 billion to construct a third Long Island Rail Road track down the center of Nassau County, on the Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville. 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
Whether it’s the shimmering water of a backyard pool, a lake or the ocean, having fun there necessitates a cautious approach to help ensure that children and adults remain safe. Year after year . . . more
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