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Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.
By Vickie Moller April 10, 2013
U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, chair of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Monday called on the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development to reimburse over a dozen LI school districts for costs to ...
By Vickie Moller April 09, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, which launched in February, is designed to help prospective students make more informed decisions about which college to attend by providing information about affordability and value.
By Vickie Moller April 08, 2013
Hempstead School District Superintendent Susan Johnson Saturday hosted the first-ever "State of the District" address, unveiling a detailed plan to revitalize the ailing district.
By Vickie Moller April 02, 2013
NJ Gov. Chris Christie Monday signed legislation into law prohibiting minors under 14 years of age from using spray tanning in tanning facilities and prohibiting minors under 17 years of age from using commercial tanning ...
By Vickie Moller April 01, 2013
The first "Important Information" entry on the West Babylon Union Free School District's homepage is a notification that elementary report cards have been posted--directly followed by a notification that an Active Shooter Drill is to ...
By Robert Ottone March 27, 2013
The Supreme Court could potentially rule on DOMA today.
By Vickie Moller March 25, 2013
Earlier this month, the Long Island Association, Long Island's leading business organization working toward economic development and finding solutions to some of the toughest issues we face, published a report entitled "Educating Long Islanders in ...
By Vickie Moller March 21, 2013
Despite fierce resistance by the beverage industry, Suffolk lawmakers Tuesday night approved three bills, sponsored by Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), that will prohibit the sale of energy drinks to kids under 18 at county parks ...
By Amanda Ognibene March 20, 2013
Nationally accredited, the Hofstra University Museum offers artwork that spans across cultural divides in the 20-21st century. Open to the public, everyone can find something to enjoy at this museum.
By Vickie Moller March 19, 2013
As a result of the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, which went into effect March 1, thousands of students across Long Island and the nation could be affected by cuts in funding for federal ...
By Lyndsay McCabe March 16, 2013
Rich and Samantha Specht keep the memory of their son alive through ReesSpecht Life, a group that encourages random acts of kindness and funds college scholarships.
By Robert Ottone March 15, 2013
Former vice presidential shortlist nominee comes out in favor of gay marriage.