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L.I. Democratic lawmakers seek stimulus talks with McConnell

U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice and Rep. Tom Suozzi on Wednesday called on Republican senators to work with the Democratically led House of Representatives to pass another round of economic stimulus, only …

‘Wine fairies’ bring fun to North Shore community during pandemic

A complete stranger dropping off a gift basket of wine, snacks and other treats on one’s doorstep might have seemed peculiar only a few months ago, but in the days of the pandemic, it’s the new normal for some women.

Town of Oyster Bay pet owner incensed after dog is euthanized

Among the latest complaints against the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter comes after the euthanization of an 11-year-old pit bull terrier named Midget Mac that had escaped from his Massapequa home.

Story of Ryan Anthony resounds in the trumpets of O.B.’s young musicians

Updated July 24, 2020 Peter Meechan’s melodious “Song of Hope” filled the homes and hearts of six young enthusiastic trumpeters when they recorded themselves playing their brass …

Bayville house among the winners of patriotic display contest

The Patriotic Display Initiative, hosted by the Town of Oyster Bay, sought to unite residents through expressions of American spirit by decorating their homes in red, white and blue with lights, flags or other decorations from July 1 to 14. The town also illuminated Town Hall in those colors.

Saidens is Locust Valley’s new director of special education

After receiving 43 applications and interviewing seven candidates, a committee comprising teachers, parents and administrators has hired  Michael Saidens to be the Locust Valley Central School District’s new executive director of special education.

Town of Oyster Bay receives third credit rating upgrade of the year

For the third time this year, a Wall Street Credit Rating Agency has upgraded the Town of Oyster Bay for its progress in repairing municipal finances.

Editorial

We’ll say it again: It’s time to fix the SALT cap

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a Democrat from Glen Cove, has campaigned relentlessly to eliminate the $10,000 cap on deductions of state and local taxes imposed by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which President Trump shepherded through Congress.

Editorial

Young people: Cut out the big gatherings

About a thousand people — most young people — gathered on the beach in Long Beach on July 18, in clear violation of the state’s current ban . . .

Scott Brinton

What a poet can teach us about death — and life

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 . . .

Randi Kreiss

Breaking news: President discovers gravity

After months of denying that gravity exists, President Trump dropped a golf ball from the White House roof and declared that Isaac Newton was right.