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With the gridlock in Washington, and the latest scandal involving Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s alleged meddling in the work of the commission he created to help root out corruption in Albany, it’s too easy to think that “government” — and government shenanigans — are something far away, either up the Hudson or down I-95. more
In July 2012 we called on our government leaders to come up with a management plan for Long Island’s rapidly diminishing — and increasingly polluted –– water supply. more
An important item will be on the ballot in November, the passage of which would do more to benefit New York state government in the future than any individual we elect. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wouldn’t get involved in the threatened strike by unionized LIRR workers, which may happen on Sunday. more
The rip currents off South Shore beaches that were predicted last weekend, courtesy of Hurricane Arthur, for the most part didn’t show, but many others surely will this summer. more
The Declaration of Independence was first published on July 6, 1776, in a newspaper, the Pennsylvania Evening Post. We are proud to commemorate that high point in American journalism by reprinting that historic document. more
With commencement ceremonies taking place this weekend, we thought it would be valuable to share some words of wisdom with our newly minted high school graduates. more
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently rejected the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s request to fund a $690 million outflow pipe that would stretch from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant three miles into the Atlantic Ocean. more
Last week we highlighted some of the work we think the New York Senate and Assembly have left incomplete as they head toward the end of this legislative session on June 19. We said that … more
The State Assembly and Senate end their legislative sessions on June 19, and while there have been significant accomplishments, there are also important matters that were either left unaddressed or, … more
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