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With 2016 poised to be the hottest year on record, reducing the number of plastic bags the city sends to landfills might seem like a piddling attempt at conservation. Still, little steps can have a … more
In Denmark, Sweden and Norway, education, health care, life expectancy and voter participation are far ahead of the United States. These countries treat a decent job, a secure retirement, … more
If you’re 62 or older and own your own private home or certain approved condominium — and want money to pay off your mortgage, supplement your income or pay for healthcare expenses … more
It is encouraging to see the Department of Education finally take action at P.S. 207 after parents have made allegations of severe bullying, administrative stonewalling and one case of sexual … more
To the editor, I am dismayed by the careless scholarship/research evident in the article, “PS 24 Administrator Sues Dept of Ed,” which appears in the May 5th edition of The Riverdale … more
To the editor, Any suggestion that the ultimate Democratic presidential nominee should pick a Republican as running mate is  politically absurd. While I continue to … more
Everyone knows that much of New York State is farm country, famous for its dairy farms, apples and grapes, cherries and peaches. It’s a leading producer of sweet corn, tomatoes, snap beans, … more
There is a bill now being considered in the State Senate’s Codes Committee that deserves wider support. The proposed law would eliminate the statute of limitations that now prevents victims … more
The climate movement is about to up the ante.  Why? Picture this: Proschim, a small German town at the cutting edge of the renewable energy economy. This little town produces 100 percent of … more
To the editor, Let me explain. At this time, the Democrats and Republicans are at loggerheads. Our government has been dysfunctional for some time. So, I believe the only … more
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