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Too many elected officials believe in open-border, pro-migrant policies. more
Since the pandemic and the collapse of the social life we once enjoyed, I dress down. more
We've lost hundreds of thousands of residents, and with them crucial tax revenue. more
The shared themes of renewal and hope across Easter, Passover, and Ramadan, uniting humanity beyond cultural and religious differences. more
The big problem in September will be what to do about you know who. more
Literacy instruction is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Every student is unique. more
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman's program to enlist civilians as provisional special deputy sheriffs during crises has sparked controversy, with supporters emphasizing enhanced emergency response capabilities and opponents expressing concerns about increased firearm presence and lack of transparency. Residents like Laura Burns and Allison Dzikowski distrust the necessity of civilians in law enforcement roles, while county legislators, including Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, criticize Blakeman for insufficient consultation and raise doubts about the adequacy of training provided to the special deputies, with DeRiggi-Whitton drawing comparisons to historical paramilitary groups, sparking outrage from Blakeman and his supporters. more
The New York Assembly and Senate passed a bill to repeal the state's adultery law, citing its outdated nature and potential for unintended consequences. Legislators like Liz Krueger and Charles Lavine supported the repeal, while Lavine faced criticism from religious groups. Religious leaders, such as Jeffrey Prey, emphasize the importance of personal values and commitment over legal enforcement of moral standards. more
Starting May 26, Glen Cove residents will enjoy Sunday service on the N21 NICE bus, with potential additional service on the N27 later in the fall, addressing long-standing transportation gaps. Doris Harris, a cancer patient, and others have struggled without weekend bus service, resorting to expensive alternatives like taxis and trains. Prompted by advocacy from Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, NICE swiftly responded, promising pilot programs to improve weekend service on both routes. more
Deasy Elementary students experienced both an earthquake and a rare partial solar eclipse, sparking a memorable educational opportunity led by high school seniors Christina Kodis and Thomas Potter. Despite the initial confusion caused by the earthquake, Kodis and Potter turned the eclipse event into an engaging lesson, using hands-on activities to simulate the phenomenon and leaving a lasting impression on the younger students. Their efforts aimed to instill a sense of wonder and appreciation for natural events, ensuring that the students would remember the experience for years to come. more
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