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Twenty and 30 years ago, we worried about drunken drivers plowing their vehicles into other cars or trucks and killing innocent men, women and children. Then along came the cellphone . . . more
The end of the century is a long time away, and it’s doubtful anyone reading this will be around to celebrate the arrival of 2100. But if you are that fortunate person 83 years from now, don’t expect to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Not unless you have a boat. more
Long Islanders have long had a love-hate relationship with the Long Island Rail Road. On one hand, they love the service, which, on good days, speeds them into New York City . . . more
Forty-seven years ago, millions of Americans, many of them students from elementary to college age, held rallies and organized cleanup efforts across the country to protest pollution and wildlife extinction . . . more
Baseball season is upon us, and over the past few weeks, Little Leaguers have taken the field, sporting brightly colored uniforms and freshly oiled gloves. The smell of the grass . . . more
Over the past several decades, women have made tremendous strides in the workforce. Working mothers are now the single or primary source of income in 40 percent of . . . more
People have gathered on the Long Beach boardwalk in recent weeks to watch crews operating towering cranes hauling stones along the beach to rebuild the city’s jetties, part of an Army Corps of Engineers coastal protection plan . . . more
Nearly 95,000 Long Island children in grades three through eight — roughly 52 percent of the total — did not take the New York state standardized English Language Arts exam last week, as the “opt-out” movement continued . . . more
Do people have the “right to be forgotten,” to wipe the memory of their existence from the “Internet of all things,” the great international data storehouse in this information age? more
Many of the most vulnerable people in our society are cared for by some of the strongest. Looking out for a child or adult with developmental disabilities can be trying . . . more
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