Editorial: The War On Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving grocery list nears completion and turkeys are reserved at farms and food stores, a lumbering giant casts a large, round shadow...

Phil-osophically Speaking

Brinkmanship The communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky once said that the 20th century was a dangerous place. Well, this century, at least so far, hasn’t...

Bond Money To Leverage Federal Dollars For NICE Bus

Nassau County Democrat Legislature member Laura Curran made sense when placing Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) bus riders’ needs above partisan politics by crossing...

Letter: Re-Elect Rick Stein for Fire Commissioner

Having known Rick Stein for over 35 years now, I am proud to ask my family, neighbors and friends to support him for re-election...

Editorial: Pols vs Polls

When the New York State Assembly and Senate both passed the Compassionate Care Act last Friday, it was only succumbing to the will of the people....

Letter: Save the Trees

South Oyster Bay Road has 40-year-old trees lining the roadway. They are mainly beautiful sycamores. They form a canopy of shade across the road,...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – April 16, 2010

State Workers Should Agree to Salary FreezeLast week, Governor Paterson put forth legislation that included a temporary freeze on projected state employee raises while...

Editorial: Something In The Air

It’s not often we get five letters-to-the-editor about the same topic with the same point of view. That’s what happened this past week when...

Guest Column: The Audacity To Hope

If the multi-colored Skittles were a clever planted prop, I’d have to say the all natural Snapple was a masterful addition. And even if...

Letter: Our School Taxes At Work

I had a wish fulfilled, even more fulfilled then I expected. My niece Meg, is the choral director at Mineola High School. She took...