Book Review – Tenth of December

TENTH OF DECEMBER By George Saunders George Saunders, who teaches creative writing at Syracuse University, won a prestigious MacArthur “genius grant” fellowship in 2006. He is wearing the mantle well. This new collection of short stories comes with heavy-hitters on his dust jacket piling on the praise: David Foster Wallace, Zadie Smith, Thomas Pynchon, Tobias Wolff, Dave Eggers, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan...

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Authorities are still searching for the suspect, who escaped a police chase by running away.

LI Schools Worry Tax Cap Cuts Education Quality

Long Island School tax-cap concerns
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Gunman Sought for 3 Robberies in 20 Minutes

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Baldwin Home Invasion Under Investigation

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Quogue Elementary School Bomb Threat Probed

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LIRR Train Kills Person in Bay Shore

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North Sea Man Reported Missing

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Suffolk Busts Trademark Counterfeiting Ring, DA Says

The suspects allegedly imported and sold knockoff Coach, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Prada and Tiffany goods.

Man Who Faked Death Arrested for Impersonating Cop

The man who admitted faking his own death last summer allegedly pretended to be a cop last week, police said.

Six Things That Will Blow Your Mind (Or At Least Entertain You Briefly)

You will be astounded and amazed. Or impressed, but nonchalant. Or annoyed and agitated.