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Scott Brinton
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I was out for a drive in mid-April, rounding the corner from Beach Street to Merrick Road in Merrick, when Emily Dickinson’s words suddenly came to my mind . . . more
The Press Club of Long Island released the results on Monday of the 2019 Media Awards Monday, and the Heralds won or placed in all 10 categories that the papers entered. Awards are judged by … more
I grew up on Long Island, and like so many local kids, I made the pilgrimage to Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt’s stately Cove Neck mansion, full of Americana and animal heads and skins. more
Why did George Floyd’s death bring our nation to its knees? wondered Ava Marie DuVernay, the director of the 2014 film “Selma” . . . more
My most recent column, “Medicare for all could cost you a bundle,” was published in the March 5-11 issue. So much has transpired since then. For one, the world turned upside down. more
I’ve resisted writing about the Democratic presidential primary, lest readers interpret my criticism of a candidate as an endorsement of Donald Trump. It isn’t. That being said . . . more
Lately I’ve been worried that I’m becoming Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who capped each episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” from 1978 to 2011 with a segment titled “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.” more
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson were chatting, King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson in the parking lot below, when the shot rang out. more
Watching the U.S. Senate impeachment trial last week was like witnessing a slow-motion train wreck. You knew the outcome — you knew Republican senators would never agree to witnesses (Mitt … more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
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