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(NewsUSA) - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to keep many children out of preschool nationwide, due to school closures or to parents' concerns about sending their children to the in-person … more
Nassau County recently announced that it finished 2020 with a surplus of $75 million (subject to some adjustment, but it’s a reasonable number to work with). Sounds like good news, right? Not so fast. more
President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan is remarkable for its ambition and breadth and for taking significant steps to address historic racial inequities. The president deserves great credit . . . more
My husband’s father was 14 and living in New York during the pandemic of 1918, sometimes known as the Spanish flu. He must have had memories of the time; surely he knew people who died in Brooklyn, where he lived. more
At the turn of the 20th century, environmental protection meant preserving wilderness so future generations might know nature as the great environmentalists Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir knew it — bountiful and largely pristine. Some 120 years later . . . more
Responding to a study showing that flood insurance premiums could increase to nearly five times what they are now, U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice is looking to introduce legislation that will limit the … more
Nearly a year after schools — like most of life — changed dramatically when the coronavirus pandemic began, shifting from in-person learning to remote instruction, the Lawrence High … more
(BPT) - During difficult times like this past year, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your health and invest in your self-care. With the physical, mental, and emotional challenges … more
(BPT) - Purchasing your first home is one of life’s most thrilling milestones. Whether you prefer an urban loft or a sprawling suburban dwelling, most homeowners hope to find a home that feels … more
Beginning on Friday, April 16 at 10:15 p.m. through Monday, April 19 at 3:30 a.m., service 9n both directions on the Far Rockaway and Long Beach branches of the Long Island Rail Road will be suspended for signal cutover in Valley Stream, which is part of restoration work stemming from Hurricane Sandy damage. more
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