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In Smithtown Monday morning it was largely a tale of two storms.
Where I live, on Route 25A, and on the main roads such as Jericho Turnpike, there were stiff but not alarming winds, on-again, off-again rain and a little traffic. It was inclement and dreary, but it didn’t feel dangerous.
But a few miles north, on the actual shore of the Long Island Sound, an epic weather event was clearly...Read more »
The misbegotten federal Defense of Marriage Act took another hit today when a federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled that its discrimination against same-sex couples is unconstitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court will have the final word, maybe as soon as next year. But in rejecting a section of the law that says “the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman,”...Read more »