Op-Ed: Town Board Needs to Take Action on Matinecock Court

If you want to know where someone’s real values lie, look at what they do, not what they say.  This past Thursday the Huntington Town Board found time on their calendar to fret over the concerns of horse owners with $2 million homes, but could Read More …

Op-Ed: Voters Give Go-Ahead to Green Amendment

For Suffolk County (and New York State) among the most important things that happened on Election Day last week was passage of the Green Amendment. That was Proposal Two on the ballot. “The proposed amendment to Article 1 of the New York State Constitution would Read More …

Op-Ed: Children Deserve Every Protection Covid-19 Vaccine Provides

Last week, I was Covid testing a young child outside my office when a woman driving by shouted at my patient’s mother.: “You might want to reconsider getting your child tested- 99.99 percent of children survive Covid!!” As shocking as that unsolicited drive-by intrusion was, Read More …

Opinion: Beware Scam Callers Claiming to Be PSEG-LI

The caller ID read as the phone rang: PSEG, LONG ISLA. Yes, the ND was missing—and that was not all that was missing earlier this month. There was no truth to the call. It was a scam. Our PSEG electric service, the caller advised, would Read More …

Op-Ed: School Bus Drivers Speak Out

“Huntington Coach is not the villain here. They sacrificed one district to save many jobs. Imagine all the other districts like Syosset or Cold Spring Harbor giving the contract to another company because Coach could not fill the routes? It’s an unfair tug of war and the district that pays more wins.” Read More …

Op-Ed: As Home Prices Skyrocket, Some Programs Offer Help

“LI HOME PRICES GO UP, UP, UP,” declared the front-page headline in Newsday last week. The article began: “Home prices reached a new high in Suffolk County…The median home price jumped to $535,000 in Suffolk last month…” And that was $10,000 more than what Peter 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 …

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 …