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05/25/15 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

That a teacher’s influence can change forever the lives of students is a truism. Almost an inevitability. The students, being young, are, after all, unformed to some extent and in need of shaping if they are to succeed in the world. The teachers, older and presumably more settled in their lives, know the power they wield.

The good ones bend the twigs in their keeping in some benign and hopeful way. The bad ones may not use the cane these days, but they can beat down ideas and aspirations simply by scorning their charges and their childishness. (more…)

05/24/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jay and Samantha Sessa at the NCAA Golf Championship this spring.

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Jay and Samantha Sessa at the NCAA Golf Championship this spring.

Gardiner’s Bay Country Club members have been in full swing — pun intended— during the winter and spring seasons. (more…)

05/24/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The arrest on federal corruption charges of Long Islander Dean Skelos, majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his resignation from that post last week, casts a spotlight on a major law firm.

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek is a mover-and-shaker of governments on Long Island and one of its partners is an East Ender in charge of lobbying activities for the firm. (more…)