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Amid new reports of almost half a million New Yorkers struggling to catch up with their electricity bills, Con Edison’s decision to request further increases of up to 20 percent from state regulators is a slap in the face. more
Many voters may believe election season gets under way in early fall and ends on Election Day in November. That’s the way it might have been . . . more
I’m afraid if you didn’t cut your hair in March, potty train your 2-year-old, castrate your farm animals, quit smoking or get married, you probably missed the optimal moment for such events. more
Things we don’t want in our backyards: incinerators, releasing toxic fumes in the air. Nightclubs, with late-night rooftop music. Prisons, with their high walls and guarded towers. more
Whether you knew it or not, there are many types of football games. According to Wikipedia, the roster includes Jorkyball, cycle-ball, football tennis . . . more
Have you noticed how irritable everyone is these days? There seem to be more irate drivers pounding their steering wheels and honking, nastier language on social media, more grumpiness, more rude sarcasm. more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $37 million contract to a Bay Shore-based construction and engineering firm to begin the first phase of a long-awaited coastal protection project for the barrier island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. more
Daylight saving time is March 13, when we spring our clocks forward by an hour. It is also a great time to review your home fire safety and check your detectors. more
South Nassau Communities Hospital presented the results of a study of the barrier island’s medical needs to more than 100 residents at Lindell Elementary School on Monday, where hospital officials said that using $170 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency and state funds to build a hospital that resident have been calling for would result in the loss of more than $10 million a year. more
The City Council unanimously approved a measure last week that will cut red tape for residents in the Walks and West End neighborhoods looking to elevate their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The resolution also closed a zoning loophole that allowed a developer to build a controversial two-family home on West Market Street last year and sparked a public outcry. more
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