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Top Long Island Articles

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  • Clarence Page: Even in academic excellence, being black comes at a price

    Congratulations, Kwasi Enin. You're a 17-year-old Long Island high school student who applied to all eight of the nation's elite Ivy League universities — and received acceptance letters from all of them. For this astounding feat, you now get to...
  • Did Comcast Raise Cable-TV Rates 68% in the Past Four Years? Not Exactly

    The eye-popping claim certainly got some headline play: Comcast raised basic-cable rates 68% from 2009-13, while Time Warner Cable -- the target of Comcast's proposed $45 billion acquisition -- actually reduced them by 2.5% over the same time period....
  • It took so long to make it: Jimmy Webb in Delray Beach

    It took so long to make it: Jimmy Webb in Delray Beach
    Jimmy Webb is one of America’s foremost storytellers, a reporter of unique sensitivity most famous for dispatches sent back from a lonely, love-parched landscape in such hit songs as “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to...
  • Rapper Flavor Flav strikes plea deal in Las Vegas battery case

    (Reuters) - Rapper Flavor Flav must attend counseling sessions after pleading guilty to lesser charges on Monday in a Las Vegas domestic violence case in which he threatened his longtime girlfriend's son with a knife in 2012, court officials said. The...
  • Mansion on Connecticut shore sells for record $120 million

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A waterfront estate in Connecticut featuring two private islands and a mile of shorefront has sold for $120 million, making it the most expensive residential home sale in U.S. history, real estate experts said on Monday. Copper Beech...
  • Investing: small banks, big dividends

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Not all banks have been dividend duds since the Great Recession, when many firms slashed payouts to pennies per share. A recent report by SNL Financial, a financial-services research firm, found that 20 banks had lifted their...
  • Delray resident finding recovery on the ice

    Tim Rigas gets great joy from being able to renew his love of ice hockey. It's made even sweeter by being able find a new community to help each other's sobriety. Rigas, who plays in the Palm Beach Skate Zone intermediate division, moved to Delray...
  • Preview: Islanders at Sabres

    The finish line can't come soon enough for the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres, who will close out the regular season with a late-afternoon matinee on Sunday in western New York. Both teams are assured of finishing last in their respective...
  • New Mount Vernon exhibit introduces George Washington the landscaper

    As a young surveyor and before serving as our country's first president, George Washington developed the ability to measure up a landscape and to take advantage of its natural features. He also had an eye for spatial awareness. Washington learned by...
  • Coming to Easton: You've never seen the banjo played like this

    If you are looking for something new musically, Mike Savino has it. Savino, who performs under the name Tall Tall Trees, has modernized the banjo, an instrument generally confined to traditional American music, despite a few progressive performers like...
  • Michael Cera, Seth Green, Sarah Silverman Get Xbox Series

    Michael Cera, Seth Green and Sarah Silverman are among the newest notable names Xbox Entertainment Studios is turning to as it fills out a slate of original series it will start releasing across Microsoft's video game platforms and mobile devices this...