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It was around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, if I remember correctly. The chainsaw revved, then wailed, as it tore into the old oak tree in the far corner of my neighbor’s yard. more
The local raccoons enjoyed the last bits of turkey scraps as we wrapped up the Pilgrim candlesticks and the turkey cheese spreaders. You just can’t be too kitschy on Thanksgiving. more
Washington D.C.’s Newseum, founded to enhance the public’s understanding of the importance of a free press, will close on Dec. 31 after a years-long financial struggle. It was open for 11 years. The museum will be remembered for . . . more
Have you ever heard the words “tasseography” or “tassology”? In plain English, it’s the practice of reading the patterns of tea leaves, coffee grounds or wine sediments to tell the future. I have concluded that these substances are just as reliable as all the political polls . . . more
U.S. Rep. Peter King’s recent decision to retire from Congress will end a distinguished career of public service to Long Island, New York and America. In a time when our politics is more fractured and contentious than ever . . . more
The Democratic candidates for president get high marks for good behavior in last week’s debate — at least by comparison. On the very day that we witnessed a marathon of edgy testimony in the Trump impeachment hearings . . . more
We don’t have to look far to find outstanding examples of multifamily design. Some of the most well-known and striking architecture in the metropolitan area . . . more
I’m cooking my way through the impeachment process. This is what I do. As life shoots its slings and arrows, I head to the kitchen to vent my frustrations . . . more
Call me old school, but I remember when elected officials served the public while in office. Despite their own political motivations and desires to get re-elected . . . more
Neighboring Suffolk County is home to the largest population of veterans of any county in New York state — a proud distinction that also gives us Long Islanders a profound responsibility to provide them with all the services they need.  more
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