As the New Year approaches, The Nature Conservancy on Long Island urges the public to think about making resolutions for the planet. You can help reduce global warming, and protect and preserve our natural habitats and wildlife.
Landmark legislation that protects homeowners and communities from the ongoing foreclosure crisis has been signed into law, Senator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), announced.
Both of us are disappointed and troubled by the proposed service cuts to Port Washington line. We supported the MTA plan because we were promised that enhanced funding would curtail the proposed service cuts, which would directly affect commuters in our districts. We voted in good faith. Imagine our shock when we were told those service cuts are back in full. Frankly we feel betrayed by the MTA board.
“Tis the Season” has an entirely different meaning for victims/survivors of drunk-driving crashes.
I’d like to know upon what legal authority the school board based its decision to cease in-house busing operations and determined that it was proper to discharge the employees working in that operation. If we had proper legal advice that this was permissible, then why would we lose a court case and have to rehire and remit back pay to those employees? If we didn’t have proper advice, then why was it done?
By the time this letter is published, the vote will be over. I assume, given the school board’s repeated false claims that outsourcing has saved us money, that the proposition to purchase buses was defeated. This matter is far from over however.
Five years ago our board of education asked if we wanted to continue with our costly district run transportation system, or if we wanted them to “outsource” busing which would save us over $1 million a year. We voted to outsource. We have, in fact, saved over $1 million each year since.
At the Manhasset Board of Education meeting held on Dec. 3, many residents asked probing questions about the current bus dilemma and the upcoming proposition.
As some residents may know, the Manhasset School District has been ordered to restore its former transportation system and rehire the bus drivers who lost their jobs when busing was outsourced to Huntington Coach in 2005. If the system cannot be restored in-house, we must offer comparable jobs to the bus drivers or pay them both backpay and future wages.
I read with great sadness the mother’s letter to the editor, “Is It Too Late to Raise a Bully?” (Nov. 5) about the bullying her daughter has been subjected to by a peer group. David Paterson expressed his outrage and sorrow for the pain endured by this family in his letter to the editor on Nov. 5, and I share his feelings and offer my compassion and support as well.
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