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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Bruno Gives His Take On Recent NY History

In former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno’s opinion, at least one brash, pugnacious heir to a vast New York real estate fortune had no business serving in high elective office. But nearly 70 percent of...

LI’s State Senators Retain Albany Clout

There will likely be 32 Democrats and 31 Republicans in the 63-member New York State Senate when it reconvenes next month, but the GOP will control the state Legislature’s upper chamber. How can this be? The...

HBO To Broadcast Suffolk Boxer’s Dec. 17 Bout

One of professional boxing’s rising stars resides in Mastic and trains at Unique Fitness in Shirley. Yet the 27-year-old Joe Smith Jr., ranked #2 on the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) list of light-heavyweight (175 pounds) contenders,...

Best-selling Novelist Coming To Manhasset On Nov. 10

The Friends of the Manhasset Public Library are presenting an evening with bestselling novelist Dorothea Benton Frank on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Manhasset Public Library’s Community Room. There is no admission...

LI Native Bringing Her Moves To NBA

Tori Simeone will be on the Staples Center’s basketball court when the Los Angeles Clippers play their home opener on Sunday, Oct. 30, and getting there was no easy feat. The 23-year-old Kings Park native was...

LI House Races Draw National Attention

Long Island is not only the site of the first presidential debate, but also two hotly-contested elections for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Indeed, the national political parties are closely monitoring events in New...

Islanders’ Arbour Memorial Set for Aug. 29

A year and a day after the death of the legendary Al Arbour (1932-2015), the New York Islanders are hosting a memorial service to celebrate his life. The general public is invited to reminisce about Arbour’s...

Phillips Ready To Take The Fight To Albany

Men’s Journal years ago ranked ‘The 25 Toughest Guys in America.’ The list included one woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as 50 Cent, the rap singer who was supposedly shot nine times and lived...

Goldwater Sees Few Parallels Between 1964 And 2016

History buffs know Hillary Rodham supported U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, an Arizona Republican, for president in 1964. Barry Goldwater Jr. is one of them. “That’s when she was thinking clearly,” said the 77-year-old son of the...

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Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City: Gold Diggers of 1933 | At-Home Discussion: Video Introduction,...

Looking For (Victoria) Justice In Great Neck

  Victoria Justice is one of today’s most popular movie, television, music and social networking stars. The 21-year-old actress has eight million followers on Twitter...

John Carpenter Earns NYVPA Award

Film historian John Carpenter of Massapequa was presented with an award of appreciation by the New York Veteran Police Association (NYVPA). Carpenter has been...

Magic Out Of The Darkness

Long Island was slammed with a nor’easter on Dec. 10, the same night the Town of Oyster Bay was holding its annual holiday concert...

Will Tour For Food

Food tours are a growing phenomenon, especially in the Long Island and New York City area. With so many different cultures bringing their cuisines...
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