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Elected leaders often look upon the Freedom of Information Act with barely disguised disapproval, and more often with outright disdain. Heck, the president who signed the act . . . more
Merokean David Stonehill served as a Hillary Clinton campaign volunteer during the primary season, and continues work as a Democratic political activist. more
As explained in previous columns, out of frustration with the wrangling over the Common Core curriculum after all these month (years?), I am offering my own suggestions as to what the ideal secondary course of study should look like. And as I’ve noted, many of these proposals are applicable on the elementary level as well. more
In 1917, the International Committee of the Red Cross received its first of three Nobel Peace Prizes for its life-saving work on the nightmarish battlefields of World War I. The Long Island chapter of the Red Cross was founded . . . more
For 10 straight years, starting in 2007, New York state has reduced aid to libraries. Now Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to cut another $4 million in library funding in the 2017-18 state budget, due April 1. That is unacceptable. more
In late 1916, Brooklyn’s Inez Milholland Boissevain, a prominent New York attorney and suffragist, was traveling the country, demanding equal rights for women, including the right to vote. By the time she reached the West Coast . . . more
Islanders fans at the Nassau Coliseum had the “old barn” rocking for what proved to be the final time on April 29, 2015, when the club beat the Washington Capitals . . . more
New York’s voter turnout record is poor at best, abysmal at worst, even in a high-profile presidential election such as the national melee that we witnessed in November. A paltry 52 percent of New Yorkers . . . more
Imagine an infant, a baby girl, who jolts with pain each time she coughs up mucus and blood as she battles bronchitis caused by secondhand cigarette smoke. more
It has been nearly three years since the bright blue eyesores began appearing on highways statewide. That’s three years of complaints from local officials and residents . . . more
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