Op-Ed: Reuse of Water Would Protect Supply

Money is pouring in—large amounts of federal and state dollars—for sewer expansion in Suffolk County. The aim is to do sewering to offset the leaching of nitrogen into groundwater and protect water quality.  However, what about water quantity? Most, although not all, of the sewer Read More …

Op-Ed: Horseshoe Crabs Need Our Protection

For decades, Suffolk County resident John T. Tanacredi has been a crusader for the survival of horseshoe crabs. He is a world expert on the creatures. He was speaking last week before Long Island Metro Business Action about the plight of horseshoe crabs—concerned about their Read More …

Op-Ed: Time to Take Power Lines Under Ground

   On his last day as president and CEO of the Long Island Association (LIA), Kevin Law sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer requesting federal help for the undergrounding of electric lines on Long Island. And Mr. Law Read More …

Op-Ed: Report Finds a Roadmap to Solar Power

“Long Island Solar Roadmap” is the title of a just-released report on how solar power has “the potential to generate more electricity than Long Island uses each year.”   The report was spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife and involved a “consortium” Read More …

Op-Ed: LI Democrats on a List of Possible Successors to Cuomo

“A series of revelations…have damaged the New York governor beyond repair,” the headline in The New Republic magazine declared. The article below it started: “Andrew Cuomo is hanging by a thread. He may hold onto his job for another day or another week, or even Read More …

Op-Ed: Time for LIPA to Become Full Public Utility

The G in PSEG could stand for Goofy. PSEG this month faces loss of the 12-year contract it got in 2013 to operate Long Island’s electrical grid for the Long Island Power Authority. This stems from its massive failures during Tropical Storm Isaias in August Read More …

Op-Ed: Zeldin, Tycoon Lead Trump Support

Suffolk County has not only been the base of one of Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters in Congress, Lee Zeldin, but it’s also been the base of an intensely pro-Trump father and daughter combination of billionaire Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer. Further, in 2019 Donald Read More …