Mike Barry

Mike Barry, vice president of media relations for an insurance industry trade group, has worked in government and journalism. He can be reached at mfbarry@optonline.net. The views expressed in this column are not necessarily those of the publisher or Anton Media Group.

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Low Turnout Expected In House Primaries

A campaign advisor to Frank Scaturro said recently only seven percent of the registered Republicans in New York’s 4th Congressional District (C.D.) voted in Scaturro’s unsuccessful 2012 GOP primary contest against county Legislator Fran Becker...

LI Holds The Key To State Senate’s Makeup

New York looks much different from upstate, especially when it comes to the general public’s knowledge of, and interest in, state government and politics. I bring this observation back to a Nassau audience after spending a...

Cosmos To Retire Chinaglia’s #9 On Sunday

Since the New York Cosmos were revived last year, they’ve connected with fans who remember the Cosmos of the late 1970s and early 1980s, which included superstars such as the late Giorgio Chinaglia (1947-2012). Playing alongside...

Bringing Talk Radio To Your Mailbox

Perhaps believing it is what Members of the U.S. House of Representatives do, Republican Congressional candidate Stephen Labate is already making empty promises and misleading statements. Labate, who lost to Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) in 2012,...

North Shore Luminaries Live From Las Vegas

CNBC viewers will hear from some of the biggest names in investing, business, politics and entertainment this week as the network covers the SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) conference, live from Las Vegas’ Bellagio Resort & Casino. NBA...

Mr. Ravitch’s Wild Ride

New York State’s governmental and political crises of 2009 and 2010 are vividly recalled in former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch’s lively memoir, So Much to Do (Public Affairs). It is being published on Tuesday, April...

Keeping Track Of Changes At Belmont Park

The Saturday, June 7, Belmont Stakes is a month away, yet thoroughbred horse racing fans began enjoying Belmont Park’s upgraded facilities on Thursday, May 1. More high-definition (HD) televisions, a paddock video board, a backyard music...

LI Ducks Look To Three-Peat As Champs

Thirteen of the 25 players on the Long Island Ducks’ 2013 championship team will be on its 2014 roster when the Ducks host their home opener on Friday, May 2, at Central Islip’s Bethpage Ballpark. The...

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Crayola To Retire Mystery Color On Friday

Crayola has announced that they will retire a color from their 24-color box of crayons on National Crayon Day, Friday, March 31. It is...
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