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The chairs of the independent 9/11 commission want a similar blue-ribbon panel to investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. In a letter released by the Bipartisan Policy Center, commission chair Tom Kean and vice chair Lee Hamilton — suggested that the White House and Congress conduct an independent investigation. More.

NYPD officer Tom Wilson spent five weeks digging through the rubble at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, searching for survivors and remains — all while inhaling toxic dust into his lungs. Wilson, 52, of Bellport, would pay a stiff price for his efforts. More.

The Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company was in need of a new engine and when they accepted one from a donor, they had no idea just how much history would come with it. “I mean, a lot of us don’t get attached to fire trucks, I mean they come and go,” says Josh McAfoos, assistant chief of the Elk Run Fire Company. More.

From compulsory RT-PCR tests to Covid-19 health insurance and PPE kits to air bubbles, the pandemic has drastically altered the way we fly. After the 9/11 attacks in the US, this is another major world event that introduced many new practices and norms in the aviation industry. Many of these practices will become a permanent part of our altered reality of the ‘new normal’. More.

The Lower Makefield Supervisors on Feb. 3 voted unanimously to appoint Ellen Saracini, Judi Reiss and Danielle Frost to the township’s newly formed 9-11 Anniversary Remembrance Committee. The committee is charged with planning events that will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. More.