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Refinancings Come Into Focus

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

If we're looking for an economic rising tide to carry all our boats, I don't see it locally just yet. I see the holes in leaking vessels being plugged, while those onboard are still carrying excess weight.

Town Bans Booing At Board Meetings

Newsday | Mitchell Freedman | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

You can applaud the Riverhead Town board, but you can't boo. At least, not at its meetings in Town Hall. The town board voted, 4-1, Tuesday to adopt ...

Man Lands In Court For Laughing Too Loudly

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.06.2013 | Weird News

A Long Island man was issued court summonses for laughing too loudly in his own home, CBS New York wrote in a report with the Associated Press. Acc...

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

PHOTOS: Where The Old Money Is

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Want to live like a Rockefeller on your next vacation? Want a voyeuristic peek into the world of the rich and powerful? These iconic resorts across ...

Long Island's Future Prosperity Depends on Public Transit

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

One of Long Island's greatest and most under-appreciated assets is the Long Island Rail Road, but that asset must be put to more effective use if Long Island is to be in the economic forefront of our times.

Real 'Jaws' Reaches The Hamptons

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.31.2013 | New York

Mary Lee gets around. Last month, the great white shark entered the surf zone in Jacksonville, Fla., causing a stir. Now, the 16-foot, nearly 3,50...

Confessions of a Campaign Wife

Susan Orlins | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

I never prayed for Steve to win the election, only to keep our sanity intact. With President Obama's inauguration this week, my thoughts turn to election night of my husband's campaign for the U. S. Congress.

Two Whales Wash Up On Separate Long Island Beaches

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Marine officials say two whales washed up on New York's Long Island just hours apart. One was dead and the other was later...

Police Probe Graffiti, Swastika At School

Newsday | John Valenti | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York

Graffiti, including a swastika and "obscene words," was found marked on a playground slide at an elementary school in Roslyn Heights, police said. Na...

4.4 Million Cubic Yards Of Debris

Newsday | Bill Bleyer | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York

Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 95,534 buildings in Nassau and Suffolk and left behind 4.4 million cubic yards of debris, according to the lates...

The Delights Of Warsaw

Christina Kelly | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

After 12 hours of traveling instead of the expected three, we finally made it to Warsaw. The next morning, refreshed, we finally got to experience the many delights of Warsaw.

My Hometown's Recovery From Sandy Has Been Lackluster, But It Could Have Been Better

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 02.27.2013 | New York
Stephen Robert Morse

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed two Long Island communities, Long Beach and Oceanside, located just 1.5 miles from one another, experience very different fates. When disaster struck, Oceanside had few resources to rely on.

A Good Start at Banning BPA-Coated Receipts

Karl Grossman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

That's the way it is for toxic products and processes: There are safe alternatives for them. There are safe substitutes for virtually every deadly product and process. The problem? The vested interests that continue to push and defend them.

Hurricane Sandy 'Miracle' For Long Island Family Who Lost Home

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- The text from Sister Diane at St. Ignatius Martyr church was as odd as it was urgent: "A man is going to call. You must answer the...

Long Island Expressway Shut Down After Crash Causes Messy Pileup

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 02.18.2013 | New York

SHIRLEY, N.Y. — A tractor-trailer smashed into several vehicles on a major highway on Wednesday afternoon, setting off a chain reaction of fiery...

2012's Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 02.16.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

There are many reasons why landscape architecture "has gained stature in the public's imagination," as Alan Brake, Executive Editor at The Architect's...

Disabled Girl Gets Early Xmas Gift From Good Samaritan

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.07.2012 | Good News

NEW YORK -- Evelynn Biondo, a 5-year-old girl from Mastic, N.Y., who is severely disabled as a result of being violently shaken at the age of 3 months...

Sandy Utility Crews Complain Of Payroll Delay

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.07.2012 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Mike Valaskatgis slept in his National Grid truck for two nights, and then on a cot two more nights before getting a bed in a hotel r...

The Boy Next Door

Leigh Flayton | Posted 02.05.2013 | Women
Leigh Flayton

Paul and I had been pals for a long time as kids but, like many early friendships between boys and girls, ours didn't survive the treachery of adolescence.

David Lohr

New York Coed Murder A 38-Year Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Thirty eight years after the body of teenager Kathleen Kolodziej was found dumped in upstate New York, investigators are making a renewed effort to fi...

Hear No Hardship

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 02.02.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

I'm not a member of a book club, so I don't know if it's de rigueur for literary associations to throw back a few cocktails and to unsheath verbal knives at holiday get-togethers. If it is, then I was in the presence of a masterful group of readers.

Teaming Up With Heidi Klum and the American Red Cross, Post-Sandy (Slideshow)

Jon Brod | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Jon Brod

At AOL, our first value as a company is "We're in the business of helping people -- period." To date, we have shipped over 5,000 boxes of supplies to affected communities throughout New Jersey and Long Island. There is still a lot of rebuilding to be done. And we're going to keep helping!

An Immigrant's Ambition and the Lessons Taught to their Children

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 01.21.2013 | Small Business
Ronnie Cameron

Having enough faith in yourself and your partner to invest all you have into something with no guarantees is the definition of bravery in my eyes.

Helping Secondary School Students Understand Climate Change

Alan Singer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education
Alan Singer

In response to Hurricane Sandy I have been working with teacher education students to develop lessons secondary school teachers can use to help students understand global climate change, how hurricanes develop, and how young people can be involved in their communities.