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“Grandma ate rat poison.” That was the text my sister sent to her son. Anguished, he thought of his sick grandmother, who was living alone in Lynbrook. He ran for his car and called my sister on the way. more
The mad dash is on in Washington to enact a tax bill, and at the same time to pass a funding bill to keep the U.S. government open and functioning into the new year. How did we come to such a scrambled situation, in which these major issues are backed up against the clock ticking down toward 2018? As the saying goes, timing is everything. more
There’s always that pivotal moment when it’s clear that the holidays have arrived. more
From afar, the five windmills looked like nothing more than toothpicks. But as our fishing boat drew close to the 30-story structures . . . more
This morning I asked my mother, 94, if she was ever sexually harassed. Most days, over our coffee, we share an amiable silence. But waking up to . . . more
New Yorkers got a double threat last week. We learned that North Korea now has a missile capable of threatening New York, and we learned . . . more
Our Thanksgivings are different from many, in that our kids travel from far-flung places and move in for the entire week. This is a plus-minus experience . . . more
It’s easy to look at the nation’s capital these days and conclude that the place has deserted reality, to put it mildly. While everyone obsesses about tax reform and whether that will be a net gain or loss for taxpayers . . . more
Nov. 7 was a historic day in Nassau County political history. Democratic candidates scored major victories in the county and the Town of Hempstead, and the old-line Republican establishment is still in shock. more
I am honored by the great responsibility I have been given to serve as Nassau’s next county executive and to pursue the goals I set out during the campaign . . . more
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