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Letter: Thank You Voters

Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00

I am writing to express my gratitude to the Hicksville community for electing me to serve in the 113th Congress. As I return to the House of Representatives to represent the people of New York’s new 3rd Congressional District, please know that I am grateful for your support, and I am honored to stand up for the values we share.

As we approach the start of a new year, we face many challenges. I am eager to get back to work, fighting harder than ever to protect our veterans and seniors, New York’s middle class families, and small businesses that want to create jobs here at home. Thanks to your support, I’ll be able to continue working to reform our tax code to recognize the high cost-of-living in New York, while leading the charge to make college more affordable for students. I am committed to New York’s middle class families – and I’m looking forward to fighting on your behalf in the halls of Congress.

 

Editorial: Black Friday Madness

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00

I’ll never understand the appeal of Black Friday – or its more contemporary adaptation, Black Thursday Night.

The deals sound great and I’m sure the shopping rush is enjoyable for some, but honestly, have these people never heard of the Internet? Not to mention the pressure put on employees working an overnight shift after potentially traveling during the day to visit family and friends and trying to maintain some semblance of a traditional Thanksgiving.

 

Editorial: Happy Thanksgiving

Written by Cory Twibell Tuesday, 20 November 2012 12:41

The recent storms have put life in perspective for many of us, including the importance of friends and family during difficult times.

 

Letter: LIPA Mismanagement

Friday, 16 November 2012 00:00

Something has to be done about the Long Island Power Authority! We are paying some of the highest power rates in the U.S. while LIPA risks our lives, limbs and homes with poor management and antiquated equipment!

Information has recently come to my attention that the catastrophic power outage we have suffered this week is due in a great part to disorganized executives and management at LIPA, and a poorly maintained infrastructure. It is a fact that many of the poles and much of the power equipment on Long Island hasn’t been replaced since the 1920s. The 1920s!

 

Editorial: So Long, Sandy

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00

Residents across Long Island scrambled to return to normalcy following superstorm Sandy, though the task proved to be more difficult for some than others.

Nearly a week after the storm, approximately 250,000 residents were in the dark, while thousands more had suffered worse losses, including vehicles, homes, pets and family members.

 

From The Publisher

Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00

Hurricane Sandy has taken a toll on the lives of many in the areas that Anton Community Newspapers serves and well beyond. Our heartfelt wishes go out to all, hoping that life returns to normal, or somewhere close to that, for residents as soon as possible. Community spirit - neighbors helping neighbors - has been evident in so many situations. For those who need additional services, below is a list of contacts that we hope will be helpful.

- Angela Susan Anton
Anton Community Newspapers

 

Letter - AARP: Medicare And Social Security

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:18

Earlier this year, AARP launched “You’ve Earned a Say,” a national conversation about the future of Social Security and Medicare, to engage citizens in communities across the country. To date tens of thousands of New Yorkers shared their thoughts through surveys, community conversations, forums, teletown hall sessions and other activities.

Through this conversation, AARP is providing voters with balanced information about the pros and cons of Medicare and Social Security proposals that are being debated in Washington and on the campaign trail — minus the political jargon and spin.

 

Editorial - Sealed Fate

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:17

The New York Islanders’ departure to Brooklyn in 2015 represents a significant loss for Nassau County but a tremendous gain for the franchise moving forward. 

While county officials will work toward filling the void before the boys in blue and orange head west, local fans ought to rejoice knowing their team is moving to a brand new arena only 23 miles away, considering that just last year the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers not only moved more than 1,500 miles away (to a different country to boot) but changed their team name and logo altogether. 

 

Editorial: Happy Halloween

Written by Cory Twibell Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00

Halloween can turn into a nightmare if parents don’t make their children fully aware of the risks involved the tradition of trick-or-treating each year.

For a happy and healthy Halloween, consider speaking with your child regarding his or her safety on Oct. 31. Here are a few tips to pass along:

- Remember to accompany a small child and have older kids travel in groups. - Remind your kids that homemade treats might look appetizing but they should politely refuse the offer and stick to traditionally packaged and well-known candy.

 

Editorial: Think Pink

Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and perhaps if you were wondering why nearly every professional football player has been sporting pink equipment these past few weeks, there’s your answer.

I’ve overheard a few people say that this year’s display of support throughout pro football has become over-the-top, but for a cause like this, I say the more ostentatious the better.

 

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