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Letter: The Importance of Your Public Library

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00
One of the most important services any community enjoys is its public library. You wouldn’t think so judging by the actions Governor Paterson and the New York State Assembly have taken on funding libraries and library systems in the State’s 2010-11 state budget plans.  The Governor has recommended that state aid to library systems and their member libraries be reduced by $4.2 million. The Senate has rejected this recommendation, but the Assembly is still debating it.

Letter: Long Islanders Need Tax Relief

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00
Hardworking, middle class families across New York State are in desperate need of tax relief. Long Islanders are tired of talk and no action out of Albany. That’s why I’m supporting an important new proposal to cap school property taxes.

Letter: Cutting Able-Ride Funding Is Unfair

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00
The recent decision to cut Able-Ride funding, which will severely impact Nassau residents dependent upon this service, is grossly unfair. Why have the Republicans in our local government turned their backs on those who are least able to help themselves?

Letter: Comptroller: Currently Auditing Nassau’s Special Districts

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00
(Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to a letter to the editor from the April 9 issue of the Farmingdale Observer, entitled, “Comptroller Should Audit Nassau Special Districts.”)

I am responding to Mr. Jason Dworkin’s letter to the editor of April 9, 2010 entitled “Comptroller Should Audit Nassau Special Districts” and believe that he has misunderstood my policy towards special districts. Mr. Dworkin indicates that I think it is “unnecessary to audit Nassau’s special districts and that this decision is reckless.”


Letter: Support the Farmingdale Fire Department

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

We support the Farmingdale Fire Department. Those stickers can be seen all over the town. I support and praise the fact that at a moment’s notice they place their lives at risk to keep us safe and alive. I can give firsthand testimony to that fact. Many other people can as well.


Letter: Walk or Run for Friends of Karen

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00
I would like to encourage everyone to make a difference in the lives of critically ill children by joining in the Walk/Run for Friends of Karen at the Long Island Marathon.

Letter: Comptroller Should Audit Nassau Special Districts

Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Comptroller DiNapoli’s decision to continue investigating special districts on Long Island is prudent and logical.  His most recent discovery of the wasteful spending in the Setauket Fire District is a perfect example of why Comptroller Maragos should continue the audits started by former Comptroller Weitzman.  So why does Comptroller Maragos think it is unnecessary to audit Nassau’s special districts?  I want these audits to be done, so I know that my tax dollars aren’t being spent inappropriately.


Letter: Keep the Faith

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

The Easter season is here and it could not have come at a better time. There seems to be so much anger among us. I was told angry people would not read this letter; I pray this is not true.


Letter: Include Your Pets in Disaster Plans

Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00

Many LI residents were taken by surprise by last weekend’s storm and had no plan for their pets when they evacuated. This is a wakeup call given the predictions for a more active than normal Hurricane Season. Now is the time to make family evacuation plans including your pet. Most shelters will not accept pets so you must make the plan keeping in mind a companion animal is happiest in a familiar, safe environment. Teach pets to be accustomed to crates, making him a more welcome guest in a friend or relative’s home.


From Long Island Wins - March 19, 2010

Written by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00

Immigration Reform Will Create a Level Playing Field for All Workers

This past Friday morning, three immigrant worker advocates left the parking lot of the Hempstead Home Depot and started walking toward Queens.

When they reached Queens, they continued walking to Brooklyn. From Brooklyn, to Staten Island. On foot. And they didn’t stop there.


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