While experts have predicted a near-normal hurricane season, it’s important to remember that normal means the possibility of 9-15 named storms. After Hurricane Irene last August, I don’t need to remind Long Islanders that it only takes one storm to force evacuations, damage homes, and leave nearly a half-million homes in the dark—many for days. And to think, Irene was downgraded to tropical storm when it made landfall here.
In preparation for Irene, the American Red Cross opened shelters from North Carolina to Maine—including 31 of them on Long Island. When the storm passed, Red Cross volunteers provided food, water and other emergency supplies to those affected.
There’s a fine line between spending time and spending quality time.
I once played golf with a stranger who told me, almost implored me, to play golf as often as I can with my dad, because you never know when he won’t be able to join you on the course anymore.
Marines and potential recruits, “poolees,” will fill Zach’s Bay at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16 for the annual Sergeant Majors Cup competition. More than 600 marines, from more than 14 New York State recruiting stations, will participate in the competition held each year for all Marine Corps candidates waiting to deploy to boot camp.
The event is a physical competition, giving candidates a preview of some of the grueling demands of boot camp once they arrive at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, SC.
After not attending a single Mets game all last season, I, an admittedly casual Mets fan, was lucky to be at Citi Field for Johan Santana’s no-hitter on June 1.
For me, in this particular order, it’s Rangers, Jets and then Mets. I’m a closet Islanders fan but the pastime factor far outweighs that of any allegiance there.
At the end of May, many Roman Catholic Dioceses, Rockville Centre included, filed a lawsuit against the government. Some institutions, such as Planned Parenthood, would like the public to believe that this was an attempt by the church to prevent women access to preventative health services.
The past few months of playoff hockey have been tremendous for Rangers fans like myself and hockey fans around the world. The thought of a deep Islanders playoff run, as distant a possibility as it may seem considering the past few seasons, is even more fleeting considering we may not even have a chance to witness it after 2015.
Doctors and public health experts agree that birth control is a basic and essential component of women’s preventive health care. Following the medical community’s recommendation, the Obama administration mandated that employers provide health insurance, including birth control, for its employees. An exception for religious organizations was made, exempting them from providing birth control coverage, subsidizing the cost of birth control, or referring for birth control. Employees of these organizations were ensured access by requiring the employer’s health plan to provide birth control coverage directly to these women free-of-charge.
What first comes to mind when I look at the calendar and see Memorial Day highlighted is, “Yes! A day off from work!”
Yet, I need to remind myself that it’s so much more than that.
We have the opportunity to work because of the millions of servicemen and women who have worked – and died – for the preservation of our free society.
I want to commend Ronald Scaglia on an excellently written and well researched three-part series “Just One Pill” that appeared in three consecutive editions through May in the Anton Community Newspapers and is available online. As a former journalist and editor, I consider the series representative of excellent journalism and a contender for award recognition.
As editor of the paper, I know that the community takes fundraising, school activities and youth athletics very seriously, and that’s something I’m proud to be a part of.
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