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From the apartment balcony, in the hours just past midnight, he could see beams of light from patrol cars cutting through the blackness in the grassy area near Denver Skate Park. Cops looking for the homeless, he guessed. more
The massive oak bends over a small gray home on the corner of a quiet Long Island street, its strong, leafy branches casting cool shade over friends and family gathering in the yard. Small … more
As a family approaches the stand, Monse Hines smiles and offers: "Do you want a sample?" "No," Greg Elliott says. "We know it's good." He looks at his wife. "Two zucchini, two hots?" He glances at the small container on the table. "And a thing of this stuff." more
As Carol Ford makes her coffee in the quiet of early morning, she never fails to take in the view out her kitchen window — of a metal, neighborhood mailbox framed, these days, by draping … more
It is often true that you don’t miss something until it is gone. Sometimes you don’t even miss it then. That may be the case with the beacon light, of Beacon Lite Road fame, here in … more
In May, two months after his death, John Devlin's name was one of 93 new ones added to the growing list on the memorial black granite wall at 9/11 Responders Remembered Park on Long Island. More … more
Ornate totem poles, jutting skyward 20 feet in air, once marked the turnoffs from the field at the corner of Baptist Road. Tourists, from all over the nation (and in fact the world) would stop to … more
Homer Simpson didn't accept a gay man until one saved his life. In the 1997 “Simpsons” episode, “Homer's Phobia,” Homer and his family became friends with a man named John, who ran a … more
The call for prayer from the nearby mosque woke him from a restless sleep about 4 that morning. more
f you were of age in 1987, you will likely always remember the immortal words spoken by then United States President Ronald Reagan on June 12 when he challenged Mikhail Gorbachev, who was then the … more
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