All news is local.
For the past 48 hours, Patch editors put that maxim to the test, tracking just how a national event like a debate between the leader of the free world and the man hoping to be the next one affected locals on Long Island. The stories were not hard to find.
The second presidential debate at Hofstra University turned the Hempstead region on its head, flooding the surrounding areas with security, protesters, politicians, pundits, news networks, and a very excited Hofstra student body, professors and administration.
But the event's impact stretched across Long Island, from Romney's plane landing in Islip to the host of student volunteers from communities far and wide who played a role on campus.
So take a look at our full story list below, and see if there's anything you missed.
Full Coverage of the Hofstra Debate:
- VIDEO: Hofstra Students Spill on Who's Got Their Vote
- My Experiences as a 2012 Presidential Debate Volunteer
- Romney’s No. 1 Fan a Boon to Conservatives at Hofstra
- Schumer: Obama Clear Winner
- Who Won the Second Presidential Debate? Obama or Romney?
- LIVE CHAT: Obama-Romney Face Off in Hofstra Debate
- Hotel Hosting Debate 'Debriefing Hour'
- Huntington Debate Volunteer Keeping Busy
- WATCH: Green Candidate Jill Stein Arrested at Debate Site
- Romney Lands at MacArthur
- King: LI Vote Will Be Split Decision
- Pat-Med Grad Sparks Debate
- PHOTOS: Presidential Debate Day in Full Swing at Hofstra
- What One Question Would You Ask the Presidential Candidates?
- Remsenburg Resident Gets Front Row Seat At Presidential Debate
- Huntington Grad Volunteers at Hofstra Debate
- Extra Patrols in the East During Presidential Debate
- Morning of the Debate [Blog from Hofstra Student]
- Debate Morning [Blog from Hofstra Student]
- What Time Is Tonight's Presidential Debate? [Schedule]
- New York Live Blog Set for Presidential Debate; Join Us
- Security Tightens Ahead of Presidential Debate
- Local Students Volunteer at Presidential Debate
- Police Overtime Expected to Exceed $600K During Presidential Debate
- (UPDATE) Commissioner Jackson: Presidential Debate May Cause Traffic Issues
- PHOTOS: Event Frenzy Hits Hofstra Campus Day Before Presidential Debate
- East Meadow Managers Fear Hofstra Presidential Debate Will Detract From Business
- Hofstra Students From Seaford To Be Up Close at Presidential Debate
- Port Washington Student to Volunteer at Presidential Debate
- Local Student Helping at Hofstra Debate