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In the United States, we have learned to respect the destructive power of forest fires, particularly those occurring in areas suffering from drought and high winds. The loss of lives, as well as … more
Your recent article about trekking through Van Cortlandt Park brought back memories of my own wanderings into this geographic marvel in our own back yard.  In 1969, I boarded a horse, an … more
Many of you may be wondering why your adults have been behaving strangely since you woke up on Nov. 9. You probably know that America held an important election on Nov. 8. For most of you, it … more
Few of us expected to be where we are today. Anticipating a Donald Trump presidency. Slim margins of victory in a handful of key states and the peculiarities of our electoral system delivered a … more
Donald Trump might as well have ripped the head off the Statue of Liberty and thrown it in New York Harbor in terms of what he did to us on Election Day. This election was for the soul of the … more
To the editor: The unseasonable weather we have been experiencing lately has led me to a supposition. Beginning in 1939 Great Britain was under the siege of the German blitz.  England was … more
The Electoral College is an affront to democracy. For the second time in just 16 years the second place finisher was elected President. That candidate, who threatened for the first time in U.S. … more
By Jeffrey Dinowitz Providing our children with a sound education is one the greatest responsibilities we have as a city and as a society. This has always guided my work in the State Assembly … more
“Do you think he will come here?”  “I heard he is going to Osan Air Force Base tomorrow night.”  “Mr. Morford can’t you do something about … more
Once a month I visit my mother’s lifelong friend, Julia, where she lives in a nursing home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. People assume I’m her daughter, but I tell them, “No, … more
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