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There are few sounds that can paint a more vivid picture than the ominous and simple theme created by composer John Williams for the 1975 film “Jaws.” more
Issues of life and death, liberty, justice and freedom call for citizen involvement. We should have strong opinions about such topics. more
It has been called both the physical and symbolic heart of our democracy, located within the very walls where our elected representatives in Washington make our country’s most important decisions. The Capitol Rotunda . . . more
As the earth shifts underfoot, as the “givens” of our lives unravel and the standards for decent behavior soften, how do we stand our ground? more
We may be closer to discovering “what’s out there” than ever before. Or at least we’re heading in that direction . . . more
Have you noticed how irritable everyone is these days? There seem to be more irate drivers pounding their steering wheels and honking, nastier language on social media, more grumpiness, more rude sarcasm. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $37 million contract to a Bay Shore-based construction and engineering firm to begin the first phase of a long-awaited coastal protection project for the barrier island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
Daylight saving time is March 13, when we spring our clocks forward by an hour. It is also a great time to review your home fire safety and check your detectors. more
South Nassau Communities Hospital presented the results of a study of the barrier island’s medical needs to more than 100 residents at Lindell Elementary School on Monday, where hospital officials said that using $170 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency and state funds to build a hospital that resident have been calling for would result in the loss of more than $10 million a year. more
The City Council unanimously approved a measure last week that will cut red tape for residents in the Walks and West End neighborhoods looking to elevate their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The resolution also closed a zoning loophole that allowed a developer to build a controversial two-family home on West Market Street last year and sparked a public outcry. more
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