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Some 4.5 million Americans would die each year without blood transfusions, according to Brookhaven National Laboratory, in Suffolk County. That is why donating blood is critical. more
Open water, a cool breeze, clear skies, and the feeling of waves lapping at the side of your boat: Few activities are more relaxing and enjoyable than summer boating. more
Tens of millions of dollars in state sales taxes are generated in Nassau County’s 64 villages each year. The state keeps part of the money, and sends part of it . . . more
The mass shooting at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28 struck all of us at the Herald Community Newspapers hard. Five Gazette staff members are dead and two are wounded. These … more
Summer is finally here. It should be a time of joy, spent barbecuing in the backyard and hanging out at the beach. Too often, however, summer turns tragic when it needn’t. The American Red Cross offers the following guidelines . . . more
Bodies started turning up in South Shore parks and woodlands in the past year and a half: teenagers hacked to death with machetes or shot in the face by members of the ruthless El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. more
Anyone who watches or listens to daily news broadcasts encounters a steady stream of government officials insisting that the economy is improving steadily and that the lives of average Americans are getting better. more
When President Trump touted his efforts to eradicate the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 at a May 23 forum in Bethpage, he said that the threat gang members pose can be solved with immigration law reform. more
Plastic bags are about the most insidious of all plastics that humans have created over the past century or so. They easily escape from garbage trucks, and people carelessly toss them . . . more
From the look of the damage sustained by a charter bus after it crashed into the Eagle Avenue Bridge on the Southern State Parkway in early April, the incident should have been a mass tragedy. more
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