My office released a report which found many troubling demographic trends. The study found that the Nassau County population has remained stagnant since 2000 and will decline by 3 percent over the next 10 years, while the ages 60 and over population will be increasing from about 22 percent of the total population today to more than 27 percent. More worrisome is that our young adults between the ages of 10- to 19 years-old and our children between 0 to 9 years are declining at alarming rates. This highlights that about 11 percent of our young adults go off to college and do not return for local careers, and our 0- to 9-year-old school-age children population will decline by more than 60,000 by 2024 compared to 2000. These trends will have serious negative consequences on our local economy, our schools, property taxes and housing values.
As the Thanksgiving grocery list nears completion and turkeys are reserved at farms and food stores, a lumbering giant casts a large, round shadow over that Thursday of food, family, football and forty winks.
VFW’s congressional charter was signed in 1936, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when the military consisted only of men. The VFW is asking members of the House and Senate to support passage of legislation that will update its congressional charted. H.R. 5441 and S. 2782 will make two small, but significant changes in the wording of the charter- replacing the word “men” with “veterans” and the word “widows” with “surviving spouses”.
VFW National Commander John W. Stroud said, “We’re changing it because being an eligible veteran is what’s important to our great organization, not one’s gender, and changing widows to surviving spouses is more representative of today’s military as of Dec. 1.
West Africa has an Ebola outbreak. It has become global. Hysteria abounds. It is not theirs alone. It is now humanity’s outbreak which has no borders. However, in fact, everything in the world today transcends borders: from the Internet to capitalism to climate change to wars.
Currently, the New York State Department of Education is working on reviewing and refining the 21st Century Science Standards. The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District has always believed that the true way for students to learn and understand the scientific method is by “doing science.”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it was hard to avoid the story of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old Portland woman who ended her own life under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act.”
Maynard quickly became the face of the hot-button topic when her stage four diagnosis of glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor) became public and announced that she was an advocate for the right to die.
I read the article [“Nassau Axing Grand Old Trees”, Oct. 1-7] and I think pretty much everyone is missing something here. If you look where the “X”s are, they form a nice line from the Long Island Expressway to the entrance of the warehouse and distribution center over by Grumman. Personally, I think Mangano is just making it easier for the double trailer trucks to barrel up and down South Oyster Bay Road. If he or anyone really cared about us, he might try paving the road which the trucks have torn up.
Michael Miller wrote a piece in last week’s edition that was viciously anti-Christopher Columbus. It would have made his intelligent and sophisticated cocktail party, too-smart-to-like Columbus types proud. Michael even pointed out in the column that after Columbus landed in the New World, that “millions died.”
Recently, a friend of mine told me about the trees that are designated for demolition along South Oyster Bay Road. The removal of these 180-plus trees, spans the distance between Syosset and Bethpage. A debate surrounds this issue, with residents on one side and county officials on the other. Those in favor of the demotion state that the trees, which are at least 40 years old, have uprooted sidewalks along South Oyster Bay Road. This poses a serious safety concern for those who walk there. Those opposed have stated that trees lend a charm and beauty to the area; they have also argued that trees help the ecosystem, as well as offer shade from the heat. As anyone who has driven along the roadway knows, rush hour traffic can be hampered by the angle of the sun at that time.
I have known Bonnie Parente as a neighbor for over 10 years and have had the honor of serving on the Board of Trustees for the Village of East Williston for almost 4 years. As the Deputy Mayor, Bonnie has always listened to residents concerns and situations and then discussed with the Board various ways to find a fair and equitable solution. We need an independent thinker in North Hempstead, who is not afraid to confront and challenge adversity. She has strong organizational skills and is a leader, not a follower.
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