Reject the myths about organ donation

Giving the gift of life is a heroic and selfless act of love and kindness.

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Pernicious threat of nighttime heat

We must do more to help protect people from unrelenting extreme temperatures.

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Yes, I may be corny, but I'm sure no farmer

The supermarket is where my wife gets our vegetables.

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Three conversations before your child goes to college

Talk to them about academic, financial and social issues.

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Prior approval shouldn't slow treatment

Insurance companies often create delays for patients waiting to be treated.

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A 1950s summer: Maximum effort, minimum wage

My gas guzzler didn't leave me much money for dates.

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Improve NY climate plan for businesses

The state's current proposal would have devastating impacts on the economy.

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Implications of Biden's COVID-19 case

President Joe Biden has COVID-19. His spokespeople say he has a mild case and...

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Shhh! As teens, we once drove 95 on the LIE 

I also remember getting a flat tire around Exit 60.

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Let private U.S. citizens sponsor refugees

The U.S. should improve its process by adapting a better-run Canadian program.

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I've gone about my life in a uniform way

I received NYPD medals, promotions and even wrote a few police-related books.

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The importance of being an independent

Extreme partisanship, polarization have left our parties unable to serve America.

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Red flag laws can protect communities

Consistent enforcement, training and public awareness will help them work.

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LIPA a Long Island political tripwire

Municipalization means Gov. Hochul would be responsible for its inevitable failures.

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Nation's airline woes hit Long Island

American's departure reflects upheaval affecting every major commercial airline.

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Don't lie about each other on abortion

It's wrong to condemn others' intentions based on your own presuppositions.

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A final plea for regional collaboration

As the Rauch Foundation refocuses, new philanthropists must rise to solve problems.

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LI's summer concerts: What could be better?

Attending them has always been a fun tradition for my family.

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It is safe to vaccinate your children

Innoculating kids under 5 will protect them and everyone at risk around them.

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Showdown on guns at U.S. Supreme Court

Any day now.

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Once upon a time, the place to be in summer

I'll never forget my first summer at the Barn, in 1991.

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Small-donor matches prone to fraud

Brian Benjamin's campaign finance case reveals powerful lure to corruption.

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Cannabis trade needs banking reform

Access to financial services requires federal and New York State action.

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Redistricting: Where do we go from here?

Let's not let this opportunity slip away.

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Oh, what a '50s kid would do for a few cents

What I did for pocket change on Long Island.

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Students must learn about the Holocaust

A new bill would ensure children in the state's public schools are being taught.

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Why Pride marches should allow police

Judging individuals based on their group identity is always the heart of bigotry.

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My constant battle against depression

Fighting the disease leaves little energy for work or life, but things can get better.

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Every weekday, it's teachers who are special

Teachers have to face reality while shielding their students from it.

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A teenager in '70s heaven at the movies

We had our share of mishaps.

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Skip the post about thoughts and prayers

Each of us can take steps by ourselves to reduce the incidence of gun violence.

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We need to do more to protect workers

Buffalo grocery store shooting shows yet again that essential employees are at risk.

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Fear and mayhem on Long Island's roads

I used to be mildly annoyed, now I hope I don't get killed by a reckless driver.

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Bad for Democrats, good for the country

Court-ordered maps will help restore the bipartisanship missing on Capitol Hill.

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Wrongful conviction bill must pass

People jailed for crimes they did not commit need a path to exoneration.

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Bringing offshore wind power to the grid

Developing a planned transmission system will reduce costs and environmental impacts.

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Adoption or abortion: A teen decision

Those facing this situation deserve mercy, compassion, and the freedom to choose.

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An American Norexit? Time for a red-blue debate

Some say the answer is more states' rights.  

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Eliminate cost-sharing for adult vaccines

Raising vaccination rates is critical as the U.S. population continues to age.

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Reliving the Island Trees book ban

Forty years after its resolution, censorship and intolerance rise again.

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Once in a blue moon, this can happen

The Hamptons are never disappointing.

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We need new laws for driving while drugged

State Legislature must address dangers posed by legalization of marijuana.

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Increasingly deadly toll of fentanyl

Protecting our kids means education, counseling, and naloxone distribution.

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On LI, it turned into one big family affair

We spent every holiday together.

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Living life while living with epilepsy

I am devastated for the LaPenna family.

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A voyage of exploration and discovery

LI Regeneron winner writes about her passion for mathematics and biology.

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Students should be taught about debt

Learning about personal finance early will help families make difficult decisions.

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Misguided views of critical race theory

False definitions inflame passions and divide religious and civil communities.

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Businesses must strive for worker safety — and be accountable for inaction

COVID made going to work riskier than ever, particularly for essential workers.

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Interfaith call to confront hate on LI

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, LIers should be beacons of light and love.

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