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: Biden Should Consider Presidential Commission on Food Insecurity

The last time that a president of the United States convened a Commission on Hunger was in September of 1978, when the late singer, Grammy Award winning songwriter, and Long Island hunger activist Harry Chapin successfully lobbied former President Jimmy Carter to convene such a Read More …

Op-Ed: It’s Time to End Subminimum Wage for Disabled Workers

How would you respond if you knew that there were as many as 400,000 people in the United States paid less than minimum wage simply because they have a disability? How would you feel if you were told that the minimum wage laws did not 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: Fix the Marijuana Loopholes to Protect Children

Science tells us that the human brain does not completely develop until around the age of 25. We as a culture have dedicated significant time and effort to teaching our children the dangers of smoking combustible tobacco. As the prevalence of nicotine vaping has, legalizing Read More …

Op-Ed: Huntington Should Opt In on Marijuana

The legality of adult-use cannabis in New York has brought forth plenty of online chatter regarding the plant’s potential harms and benefits, how the new legalization bill will impact young people and traffic safety, and whether or not having dispensaries locally would outweigh the suspected Read More …