Vape ban is an exercise in hypocrisy

FDA bars a potential cigarette precursor, instead of the cigarettes themselves.

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MercyFirst pursues a worthy mission

One unfortunate incident does not detract from the good work it has done in Syosset.

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Lots of hypocrisy regarding Saudi Arabia

Pro golfers, big companies and the U.S. government are dealing with the Saudis.

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It's simple: More guns = more killings

In the U.S., we are far more likely to own guns and to be killed by them.

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Not enough room for single-family dreams

Legislator, who lives next door to family, says it's a privilege to call the Island home.

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An argument for a national democracy

The minority has enough power.

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You can help the nation's labor shortage

Do your patriotic duty as in past crises and consider getting a job, or even two.

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Don't be offended by good intentions

Be slow to anger when someone is lacking only the right tone and tenor.

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When to forgive student loans​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Hard work, giving back and provable poverty are reasons to offer a break.

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Sneaky tax code change cost taxpayers

Americans have paid more since feds used different metric to set tax brackets.

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Dads find a way to connect ... and help 

Three Village group shelves differences and becomes a prolific fundraising entity.

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Need new ways to reduce overdose deaths

We should look to other countries for ways to combat our rising death toll.

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Handling a surfeit of shortages

Some of us channel our better angels, others give in to devilish impulses

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Filler: Religious schools versus secular rules

The freedom from state law sought by Hasidic Jews might not serve their children. 

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Filler: I'm dishonest on texting while driving

Saying we don't do it, when we do, is a dangerous self-deception.

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Filler: It's time to clog up the Iron Pipeline

There are steps we can take to slow the flow of guns from the South.

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Filler: Whoopi was wrong, but not hateful

Her ABC suspension is a window on how not to treat people for mistakes.

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The Point: The lines change, but redistricting game stays the same

The new lines could make incumbent Republican Andrew Garbarino's CD2 seat a safe one.

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The Point: Fort Salonga residents get rehab redux reprieve

An application to reopen Charlie Murphy's Residence, the venerable rehab hat burned down, was withdrawn.

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The Point: Mask mandate rulings sow confusion

It was a chaotic time for school administrators.

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The Point: Smithtown addiction facility may get zoned out

The proposal has run into opposition from by a local civic association and neighbors fighting to stop it.

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The Point: New race, old pals

Robert Zimmerman had floated the idea of challenging Tom Suozzi in CD3 before.   

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Filler: School fight is over the nation's soul

Heated conflicts over critical race theory strike at the root of our identities.

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The Point: Smithtown is 'Town Trump' in Germany 

The piece in the German paper iexplores the larger politics of both the town and the issues.

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The Point: Regent Roger Tilles heads to Great Neck  

A school board meeting was rocked by parents furious at a lesson on systemic racism taught in an 11th grade class.

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The Point: 'Ghost Guns' haunt some more than others

But there is no federal prohibition on ghost guns, nor is there one in most states.

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The Point: New York sports betting proves a sure thing

The rush of new-age bookmaking is tracked by a thoroughly modern method.

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The Point: Blakeman not wrong with far right

The response to his executive order from the Republican establishment has been muted.

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The Point: A year later, Jan. 6 perceptions differ

On the online feeds of Long Island's Republican House members, Jan. 6 was just another day.

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Filler: Who are the idiots and the maniacs?

In labeling those different from us, we might be failing to see ourselves.

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The Point: Hit-run victim's family hires PR firm

The parents of Devesh Samtani, 18, have started a foundation to memorialize their son.

Filler: It's a Wonderful Life ... in 2030!!

In this futuristic daydream, we're tall, skinny and COVID-free.

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The Point: How Lee Zeldin found out he had a problem 

A Facebook post against Rep. Lee Zeldin and his wife, Diana, may have unwittingly done the couple a large favor.

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The Point: Once more into the breach for Kaiman?

Kaiman says he's seriously considering another run for the 3rd Congressional seat.

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Filler: If cops need sidearms, why not jabs?

There isn't much "personal choice" in policing — it's nearly all mandatory.

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The Point: Bellone and the Caddys

Bellone has been vocally frustrated with the lack of oversight and transparency from OTB.

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The Point: NY portal maps lack of computers, internet access

That meant many students who were supposed to be getting home-schooled by their districts couldn't properly participate.

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The Point: Nassau eases tracking of $385M in federal aid

The goal is to keep track of the money Nassau garnered under the American Rescue Plan Act.

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Filler: Our hard-won public health victories

Progress comes when advances in science intersect with public education.

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Filler: GOP election lies come home to roost

This year, Republicans won because they got their base mad enough to vote.

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Filler: Republicans party like it's 2009

Now they need to find solutions to keep the power they just won.

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Filler: No real winners in library election

Battle in Smithtown politicized what should be a nonpartisan community center.

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Filler: Our fragile, interconnected world

This week's brief outage underscored our vulnerability to technology.

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Filler: The truth and politics of vaccination

When does protecting ourselves from COVID-19 mean protecting the world?

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Filler: Putting COVID-19 deaths in context

The percentage of people that die, and who they are, affect how we react.

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Filler: Let us all show some manners

We can disagree with one another, but we should do so courteously and politely.

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Filler: How long will we remember Sept. 11?

Horrors that follow will blur memories of the tragedy for future generations.

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Filler: Partisan impeachment talk dangerous

If we don't get troops and allies out of a country safely, that's not impeachable.

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Filler: Filling the holes of grief with love

A German town helps a Long Island family mourn a loved one lost long ago.

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Filler: Seeking personal favors in high places

Special treatment is always wrong, whether it's for someone else ... or you.

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