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Celestine Chaney, 65. Roberta Drury, 32. Andre Mackneil, 53. Katherine Massey, 72. Margus Morrison, 52. Heyward Patterson, 67. Geraldine Talley, 62. Ruth Whitfield, 86. Pearl Young, 77. And then there was Aaron Salter . . . more
After a recent “meet the candidates” forum for one of the more than 125 school boards in Nassau County, the people the candidates were soliciting votes from turned to social media to share their views. more
Sorry, Al Gore. You didn’t invent the internet. That was Tim Berners-Lee. more
Lucy Pozo fought hard not to let the people sitting in front of her see her cry. The senior at East Rockaway High School stood before the district’s Board of Education . . . more
In the waning weeks of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln realized that sooner rather than later, the tens of thousands of Union soldiers returning from the battlefield would be forced to fend for themselves. more
A free and diverse press is the backbone of a healthy and vibrant democracy. Yet social media and search engine giants like Facebook and Google are taking content from local newspapers . . . more
Many voters may believe election season gets under way in early fall and ends on Election Day in November. That’s the way it might have been . . . more
Things we don’t want in our backyards: incinerators, releasing toxic fumes in the air. Nightclubs, with late-night rooftop music. Prisons, with their high walls and guarded towers. more
It was said to be cold that spring morning in 1768 when 20 or so businessmen gathered at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan. The goal was to create a coalition of merchants . . . more
If you have children or grandchildren, you likely think about them all the time. You imagine them smiling and laughing . . . more
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