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Letter: Volunteering for Adam Haber

One of the first things people notice about Adam Haber, is the way he can fill a room. Standing over 6 feet tall he’s not a small guy, but then again neither is the office he’s running for.

As I’ve gotten to know Adam over the past two months while working on the campaign for State Senate, it’s become more and more obvious to me that he brings more than sound bytes and “one-liners” to the table. Beyond his proven business expertise as a successful entrepreneur, 20 plus years of experience in finance, and achievements balancing the Roslyn school budget, speak to Adam for five minutes and you’ll see intangibles that most politicians sorely lack. Note the way he speaks faster when you ask him about his plans to revitalize the local economy, and how he intends to bring corporations back to Long Island; or how he envisions Nassau being a haven for startups, creating jobs and prosperity.

See how he uses his hands more excitedly when speaking about cutting inefficiencies and fixing state finances just as he has with the Roslyn school budget. Or even the energy he exudes when he talks about equal rights for women and bettering education for our children.

In short, Adam cares. If there’s a problem affecting people on Long Island, you’d better believe that Adam Haber’s on the case.

I’ve worked with Adam on his campaign, doing anything from staffing at events to knocking doors; and I cannot believe his work ethic and determination.

The energy that he tackles each situation with is incredible, day in and day out. I find it difficult to understand how a man as old as my father can pace a 19-year-old volunteer in knocking (oftentimes running) door to door.

By the end of the campaign we will have knocked upon thousands of doors, and reached even more constituents, all thanks to Adam’s driving force.

Often going out four of five times a week for 2-3 hours at a time the tenacity that Adam uses to reach so many doors is only matched by his eagerness to meet his constituents. And think back… when was the last time a politician knocked on your door?

I joined Adam’s campaign two months ago not quite sure what to expect. Since then, I’ve developed a profound respect for Adam, the qualities he embodies and the vision he has for Long Island.

Frankly, I believe in Adam Haber.

He combines an aura of hopefulness and practicality with love of community.

Speaking candidly like many other voters on Long Island, I may not agree with Adam on 100 percent of his views, but I believe in him because I have faith he’ll do what’s best for Long Island. His determination is incredible; his experience proven; his love of community evident, Adam Haber is a consummate candidate and will be an even better State Senator. November 4th, he has my vote.

Thomas Veraart

News

County sponsors Narcan training at high school

Long Island communities are waging a war against prescription drug abuse and a rampant heroin epidemic. The county launched a free public training program in 2012 to teach ordinary citizens the signs of an overdose and how to reverse its effects using a drug called Narcan.

Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.


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