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I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. more
Hurricane Sandy taught us many things, but one lesson is clear: The health — good or bad — of an area’s business community has a direct effect on residents’ quality of life. more
Among the many temporary casualties of Hurricane Sandy was Long Island’s educational system, with most schools shutting down for a week or longer. more
On behalf of the officers and Board of Directors of the Mill Brook Civic Association, I want to commend Sanitary District No. 1 and its leaders, Irv Kaminitsky and George Pappas, on a job well done after Sandy. more
I didn’t know what to expect the morning we returned to Lawrence High School. Fishing out my ID card from a pocket of my backpack I hadn’t dipped into in two weeks, I opened the school door. more
The Gibson section of Valley Stream passed the recent 1-percent-chance-in-100-years test with Hurricane “Frankenstorm” Sandy and the nor’easter with no flooding and no property damage to my Gibson Boulevard home. more
Almost 18 months after one of the deadliest tornadoes in history cut a swath through the heart of Joplin, Mo., I discovered some words of wisdom from Ralph Waldo Emerson, a writer I have long admired. more
It may be human nature to believe that the worst can never happen. Perhaps we can’t wrap our psyches around the thought of our homes and businesses –– our lives –– in tatters. more
The most stunning image I saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was a YouTube video of a huge carp hanging from a pole in the parking lot of the Woodmere Middle School on Peninsula Boulevard. more
I always thought it was cliché to say, “I’ve never seen anything like it,” but in the aftermath of Sandy, I can honestly say that, in my lifetime, I’ve never seen anything like it. more
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