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Dry Martino: Dry Out

I know I am lucky, because I have left one dream job for another. I cannot run “Dry Martino” in the Press anymore. Look, I…



Twenty Years From Springfield

I have written about them in this column before, several years ago. I also did a cover story about the family two years ago. They are too important to me to ignore. I have spent many hours laughing with them, sometimes getting misty. And I cannot believe so much time has passed so quickly.



Dry Martino: Wakey-Wakey

This column originally ran on Dec. 4, 2008 I have always been an early riser. From the time I could walk—or even before—I was up…



Christmas Bomber Worries Government

U.S. counterterrorism officials are scrambling to assess a potential new threat from an explosive mixture that evaded detection aboard a Detroit-bound airliner but failed to…



Hempstead Man Pulls Knife On Cop

A Hempstead man was arrested on Christmas for pulling a knife on a Nassau cop. At around 8:54 A.M. on Dec. 25, Jose Maldonado, 23,…



NORAD Tracks Santa

Legend has it that in the mid 1950′s, a young child called a secret government phone line because a Sears promotion that gave out Sata’s…