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Sen. Dean Skelos resigned Monday as the majority leader of the State Senate. He stands accused by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of official corruption. Republican senators met Monday, before Skelos’s resignation . . . more
The Island Park Public Library, rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy, continues to move forward. Adult programs have been expanded, a new tradition showcasing storytellers by the library’s fireplace was … more
The Island Park School District had to overcome two major financial setbacks this year, and still came up with a workable budget totaling $38.9 million, an increase of 1.48 percent over the current spending plan. The Herald endorses this budget. more
With the cable news channels showing videos and doing street reporting virtually 24 hours a day, it’s hard not to be drawn in by the tragedy, the protests and the chaos in Baltimore. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears locked in a political death spiral. Last year brought growing dissatisfaction with the State Education Department’s dysfunctional implementation of the new Common Core State Standards . . . more
In 1970, Americans finally awoke to the horrifying toll they were taking on our fragile environment. That year, Congress passed the Clean Air Act . . . more
Since April is National Volunteer Month, let’s consider what volunteering really is: a vital part of every community . . . more
For weeks New Yorkers heard rumors that when the state’s budget battles finally ended, teacher performance would be measured more effectively, elected officials would be held to higher ethical standards . . . more
Now that the State Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have apparently reached a budget agreement that includes a revised teacher evaluation system, we hope the State Education Department takes the time to create effective and judicious rules . . . more
In observance of Women’s History Month, we thought it would be fitting to highlight some notable women who were instrumental in shaping the world of communication, especially in the newspaper industry. more
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