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While state leaders have been slow to provide specifics or act on the likely legalization of recreational marijuana, officials in the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County are addressing the matter promptly and properly. On Feb. 26 . . . more
The Democratically controlled State Legislature moved on Jan. 29 to protect New Yorkers by enacting common-sense measures to combat gun violence. more
It’s school budget season, and as districts begin laying out their 2019-20 spending plans, it’s a critical time for residents to attend Board of Education meetings. more
Society has long looked down on mental health patients, according to Andrew Malekoff, executive director of the Roslyn Heights-based North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center. So it has been all too easy for insurance companies . . . more
As the New York State Senate convenes for its spring session, let’s take a moment to reflect on how momentous — and historic — an occasion this is. more
As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes. more
Among the most urgent issues of 2018 was, undoubtedly, the climate — as in the Earth’s temperature over time. It has slowly but steadily been rising for decades, in direct proportion to . . . more
Nassau County is now in the thick of its first property-tax reassessment in nearly a decade. As a result of this arduous process, 200,720 of the county’s 386,000 homes are tentatively slated to pay more in property taxes . . . more
In Spike Lee’s masterful “BlackkKlansman,” based on the memoir by Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs’ first African-American police officer and undercover detective, we see racism in its most ugly form . . . more
Vaping gets its name from the cloud of water vapor that e-cigarettes produce, and it has become wildly popular among teenagers who believe it’s harmless. It’s not. In fact . . . more
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