An Open Letter to the Residents of Melville

I campaigned for Supervisor (and Town Council in 2017), on a platform to stop overdevelopment. I am still committed to that platform. Overdevelopment exacerbates the daunting strain on our existing infrastructure, traffic, environment, and resources. Melville Town Center is not over developed. Melville is already Read More …

Letter: Opposition to Melville Proposal Relies on Backward Thinking

It’s hard to stay quiet when some policy makers and former elected officials are trying to sabotage a great economic development plan in the Town of Huntington that has been talked about for over a decade. To read the argument that we should keep unused Read More …

Letter: School Boards Group Unhappy With Budget Plan

The Executive Budget proposal for 2024-25 appears to pull back from the substantial progress New York has made with Foundation Aid funding in recent years. The proposal is hundreds of millions of dollars below full funding, since it appears that some districts would even see Read More …

Esteban Letter: Grateful for Chance to Serve Public

I am honored and grateful for having had the opportunity to be a public servant to the residents of Suffolk County, and specifically the 16th Legislative District encompassing areas of Huntington, Islip, and Babylon. As a legislator I have come to see what a diverse Read More …

Letter: Penn Station Upgrades Don’t Protect LIRR Commuters

There is nothing to celebrate concerning opening of the new $600 million 7th Avenue 32nd Street Penn Station Entrance. Just like previous investments including the $1.6 billion Moynihan Station, $300 million West End Concourse and $600 million 7th Avenue  33rd Street Entrance and enlarged Main Concourse Read More …

Letter: A Story of Two Veterans

This is the last privilege I will enjoy as your Huntington Town Councilwoman to address our military men and women on Veterans Day. I want all of our military veterans to know how much I love them, will continue to love them, and how grateful Read More …

Letter: Democratic Party Needs Change Now

Following Tuesday’s election, it is my sincere hope that people involved in the Huntington Town Democratic Committee will insist on a change of leadership. HTDC leadership moves forward unflinchingly as though the facts on the ground haven’t fundamentally changed. Maintaining power at all costs has Read More …

Letter: Help Feed Our Neighbors for Thanksgiving

Helping Hand Rescue Mission’s 59th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey & Food Distribution provides food for a family’s full Thanksgiving meal, dessert and a special breakfast, to those in need right in our community. This year we’ll be meeting another increased need in our community. Although we are Read More …

Letter: Let’s Invite Hollywood to Huntington

I am writing to share a big idea with you for Huntington Station. And, to explain the request for a $2 million portion of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding grant provided by New York State. This is both personal and professional. Personally, I have lived Read More …