Letter: Farewell to the Book Revue, a Mainstay of Huntington Life

To the Editor: Many residents have reached out to me following the announcement of the September 30th closing of Book Revue in Huntington Village. While the news is heartbreaking, it’s been heartwarming to see the universal outpouring of support and affection for this iconic independent Read More …

Letter: Anxiety Amplifies Covid-19 Conflicts on Masks, Vaccines

It’s hard to find people willing to bend on the COVID-19 debate about whether masks or vaccines should be mandated. On one side, there’s the belief we must do what’s best for society. For these folks, that means wearing masks, social distancing and vaccinating anyone Read More …

Op-Ed: Term Limits Again on Suffolk Legislature’s Agenda

In 1993, Suffolk County became the first county in New York State to adopt term limits for county officials. Now, legislation has been introduced to alter that law to provide that the officials covered would be barred from holding the same position for 12 years Read More …

Letter: Managing the COVID-19 Delta Variant in Schools During Upcoming Semester

Dr. Michael B Grosso, medical director of Huntington Hospital, has written an open letter to school board trustees about the standards needed to keep children safe when schools reopen in the fall. Read More …

Op-Ed: Pediatricians Urge Masks for All Children in School

What if there was a deadly virus that had already killed hundreds of children — over four times more than during a typical flu season? (1, 2) What if that virus had hospitalized thousands of children, leaving many of them with long-term health complications? (3) Read More …

Opinion: Suffolk Legislature’s New Housing Advisory Board

The Suffolk County Legislature last week approved the creation of a Permanent Housing Advisory Board to focus on housing discrimination here. The formation of a 15-person board follows a three-year investigation by Newsday which, as the measure establishing the board noted, “uncovered extensive evidence of Read More …

Op-Ed: County Leads Successful Opioid Lawsuit

“Suffolk County was the first in the state to bring litigation,” noted Rob Calarco, presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, about the lawsuit the county brought in 2016 against multiple defendants it charged in connection with the plague of opioids that has caused many Read More …

Op-Ed: Holding Onto Pandemic’s Best Lessons

It’s already begun. The joy I felt as an educator as pandemic-related restrictions were lifted, allowing us to return students to classrooms full-time, host athletic contests, organize proms and offer in-person graduations, is fading. What we gave our students and achieved as united communities is Read More …

Op-Ed: LIPA Back in Business With Utility

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) quietly, behind closed doors and with the involvement of a top state energy official—the chief executive of the state’s Department of Public Service—agreed on a settlement last week allowing PSEG to continue to Read More …

Letter: LIPA Returns With a New Assault on Taxpayers

Dear Editor, Over the last month, the Long Island Power Authority unveiled their second assault against residential and commercial class taxpayers in Nassau & Suffolk County. The first assault was betraying the position LIPA took in the 1997 Public Authorities Board hearing granting the LILCO Read More …