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Over a quarter-century ago, under President George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Department of Education published an untitled, 49-page booklet that offered advice to parents about how to help their children in school. more
Since last October, Nassau County police have identified the bodies of six teenagers who were hacked to death with machetes by members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13. After the most recent discovery of remains . . . more
The New York Times reported last week that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was weighing the use of federal grant money to arm teachers across the country. more
Finally, enough residents got together to complain about New York American Water, and their unreasonably high water bills, and didn’t let up until they caught the state’s attention. more
One Republican Town Board member endorsed and another offered support for Laura Gillen, a Democrat, when she was elected Hempstead supervisor last November, so she — and most voters — were hoping for . . . more
Ever since the first newspapers began printing in Europe in the early 1600s, the relationship between the media and the powerful has been rocky. No one in memory, however, has strained that relationship more than the current occupant of the White House, Donald J. Trump. more
Thanks to a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in June, states are now allowed to mandate the collection of state sales tax on items purchased online from out-of-state retailers. Passing such a measure in New York, with certain stipulations, would benefit small businesses of all types. more
With the reconviction of former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and the sentencing of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in July, we are left with the lingering question . . . more
Nassau County should take note of what neighboring Suffolk County is doing. The Suffolk County Legislature voted to approve the borrowing of $8.82 million to build a 14-mile-long “rails to trails” bike and jogging path . . . more
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
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