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The eight students and one teacher shuffled into the center of what was left of the dining room of a red-brick ranch home on a canal in Long Beach’s East End last Friday. more
Storms of epic proportions are a challenge to everyone near or directly affected by them. more
Last week, Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013-14 budget. He proposed to increase school aid statewide by 3 percent while keeping overall state spending growth under 2 percent. more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
In the chaotic weeks after Hurricane Sandy rolled across Nassau County, residents, desperate for the gasoline that was in such short supply, learned a new routine: get up before dawn and get to an open gas station before your friends and neighbors did. more
The effort to rebuild our communities after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation has not been without a sense of urgency, especially when it comes to reconstructing homes and critical infrastructure “stronger, smarter and safer.” more
Some doctors tell us that us “time heals all wounds,” but for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, a great deal remains to be done, and the public has to be reminded of it as often as possible. more
Hurricane Sandy attacked without mercy, leaving more than a million Long Islanders without power and wrecking tens of thousands of homes near the shoreline. Then a second disaster struck. more
The hurricane-force winds and the mountainous storm surge are now just bad memories, but in many areas of the Heralds’ coverage area, Hurricane Sandy’s consequences will live on for weeks, months or years. more
There comes a moment in a monster hurricane such as Sandy when you question why you live on Long Island, this 118-mile-long spit of glacial debris deposited in the Atlantic Ocean from the mainland 20,000 years ago. more
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