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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Senator Berman Reflects On Her Fallen Foes

How is it possible no major media outlet requested an interview with a woman who lost her state Senate seat to Dean Skelos and a high-profile state board of elections position because of Sheldon Silver? “They...

2000 GOP Delegate Offers Insights Into 2016 Convention

The Republican Party was about to nominate for president a privileged son with an internationally-known name and a limited grasp of either current events or history. But I doubted Texas Governor George W. Bush had much...

Novelist Matthew Thomas Coming To Manhasset

The Friends of the Manhasset Public Library have again recruited a critically-acclaimed and best-selling author to be the keynote speaker at one of the group’s fundraisers. Matthew Thomas, author of the 2014 novel, We Are Not...

Belmont Stakes Tickets Are On Sale

Spring is only a month away, so it is not too early to start thinking about the 2016 Belmont Stakes. It will be held in Elmont on Saturday, June 11. Indeed, reserved seats for the third,...

CNN’s King Coming To Adelphi On Feb. 24

John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent, will leave the 2016 presidential campaign trail on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. for an appearance at Adelphi University in Garden City. Billed as an “Evening with John King,”...

Roslyn, Montauk Have Cameos in ABC’s Madoff

Madoff, ABC’s terrific made-for-television film which debuts nationally tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m.) and concludes tomorrow evening, will be of particular interest to Long Islanders. In an early scene, Bernard Madoff (Richard Dreyfuss) and...

2013 Referendum Casts 2016 Shadow On LI

The current controversies over placing video lottery terminal (VLT) facilities in Elmont and Medford have their origins in a fateful 2013 statewide referendum. This fact is rarely incorporated into 2016’s media coverage of the VLT disputes....

Suffolk Novelist Examines County’s Darker Side

In a scene ripped from today’s headlines, Reed Farrel Coleman’s gripping new novel, Where It Hurts (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), focuses on the controversial contents of a Suffolk County police chief’s duffel bag. “The timing of this...

U.S. House Seat Opening May Lead To June Primaries

The race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Steven Israel (D-Dix Hills) in New York’s 3rd Congressional District (CD) may begin with June primary elections if multiple candidates vie to make it onto November’s ballot. That’s exactly...

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The Road To Education

How private schools can help shape a child’s academic career The decision to attend private school is not one that is taken lightly. For some...

Nassau County Hosts Grand Opening For New Office Of Hispanic Affairs

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Office of Hispanic Affairs Executive Director Gabriela Castillo recently hosted elected officials, local civic and faith leaders and...

Year In Review: Local Artists Featured On Our Seasonal Special Sections

This year, we received dozens of submissions across the island from talented artists, all of whom participated in our special sections cover contests. Art Director...

5th Annual Long Beach International Film Fest

The 5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) recently announced the highly anticipated lineup of films at this year’s milestone event, which runs...

Time Is Running Out On The EXPIRE Act

The U.S. tax code this year favored people who drive to work, at the expense of those who take mass transit, but a bill...
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