Op-Ed: How Hospitals Fared in State Budget

Suburban Hospital Alliance of NYS president/CEO Wendy Darwell looks at how hospitals fared in the final 2023 – 2024 state budget. From increased Medicaid rates to an absence of codified workforce flexibilities, the budget offers wins and losses. Read More …

Letter: Yes to Sewers, No to Increasing Suffolk’s Sales Tax

Auhors Steve Levy, served as Suffolk County executive, 2004-2011; Rob Trotta, who is serving his fifth term as a county legislator from Smithtown and part of Northport, write about their views on sewer-related legislation approved in Albany. Read More …

Essay: Take Care of Your Skin as Summer Arrives

Dr. Raman Kevin Madan writes that there are easy ways to help prevent the likelihood of skin cancer by consistently protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful rays and seeing a dermatologist regularly to detect changes in our skin over time. Read More …

Letter: Support Nutritious Meals for All Students

Over 250 health, educational and anti-hunger organizations including the NYS American Academy of Pediatrics support healthy meals in school for all New York’s children. We must urge legislators and the Governor to include this initiative in the budget, Dr. Eve Krief writes. Read More …

Essay: Hochul Needs to Rethink Housing Plan

Assemblyman Keith P. Brown writes that Gov. Kathy Hockul’s proposal will take away the ability for local communities to make their own zoning decisions and give that power to a “super zoning board” in Albany. Read More …

Letter: The Lesson of George Santos

Barbara Raisch, board member for the League of Women Voters, writes that, In our busy world and  bombarded with information, we’ve become a sound byte society. One of the downsides is that we miss the due diligence that plays an important role in our elections. Read More …