We often complain when we do not approve of actions by our elected officials but forget to say thanks when they do act on our behalf.
The following elected officials, given in alphabetical order, have been supportive of our efforts to get environmental studies for the combined Airspace Redesign and Nextgen programs performed.
Highlights of the superintendent’s preliminary budget, as presented to the board of education of March 10, are as follows:
• The preliminary 1.73 percent budget-to-budget increase enables the district to meet the academic and co-curricular needs of all students K-12 and keeps the proposed tax levy within the allowable tax levy cap.
Joe Clementi lost his child as a result of what has been deemed a hate crime. Another man’s son was convicted on all counts, in large part due to his twitter feed and use of social media. He used a webcam in his Rutgers University dorm room to spy on his roommate who was gay, and electronically invited others to watch. Distraught, his roommate jumped off the George Washington Bridge.
In a recent letter to the editor, I discussed my concerns about how the problem of helicopter aircraft noise in the Town of North Hempstead was being addressed. I am happy to report that, after a teleconference with staff members in Senator Schumer’s Long Island and Washington, D.C. offices, it is clear to me that they understand the issues associated with helicopter noise here on Long Island.
(U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and to Anton Newspapers on March 16.)
I arrived in the parking lot right behind Raindew without the necessary parking meter quarter in my pocket. I dashed into the store with a dollar bill asking for change. But the woman at the register told me she could not open the cash drawer except for a purchase, so I waited dollar in hand. In the four impatient minutes it took to get the quarters and run back to my car, the parking warden had appeared out of nowhere and ticketed me. I found him and learned that this little misadventure would cost me $55. Whatever it was I might have bought at Raindew did not get bought this day.
A lot has happened in the past year regarding NeilsWheelsNY and Manhasset. I want to update the Manhasset Community and to say thanks to a lot of people.
For those who don’t know Neil Barber, he graduated from Manhasset High School in 1992. He was an outstanding athlete in both lacrosse and track. He became mentally ill and on a chance meeting with Coach Rule at a lacrosse reunion, the Manhasset Plan, created by Bob Rule, started in the fall of 2009. Now Manhasset has been chosen for 25 percent of the focus of a documentary on mental illness and, in particular, Breaking The Silence, on mental problems or any problem.
Earlier this week New York State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-East End) introduced a bill to institute a five year moratorium on all hydraulic fracking in New York. Food & Water Watch applauds Senator LaValle for his leadership in the fight against hydrofracking, a dirty industry that, if allowed in New York, would endanger the state’s food, water, air and communities. This moratorium is a significant step toward a permanent ban of the process.
On Monday March 5, I cast a vote against County Executive Ed Mangano’s plan to close half of the police precincts in Nassau County. Public safety is an essential government function and my fear is that this plan, which was approved by a 10-9 party line vote, will jeopardize the safety of our community.
Over the last month we have heard constantly changing and very sketchy details of this plan regarding cost savings, staffing levels and the impact it will have on the police’s ability to effectively patrol our neighborhoods. Sadly, these details were still changing while the legislature was considering the vote and on that fact alone I could not in good conscience support this proposal without the opportunity to review a finalized and completed plan.
While we certainly welcome any steps that would protect New Yorkers from the dangers of fracking, and steps to ban its waste will do that, we need our leaders to take more decisive action. Senator Martins has expressed concerns extending beyond this one issue of waste water treatment, and so have the 1,700 constituents who have signed a petition to him calling for a ban on fracking. Our senator needs to act on these concerns by supporting legislation to ban fracking in New York.
Long Island Organizer
Food and Water Watch
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