From the Desk of Assemblyman Thomas Alfano

Bill Extending Unemployment Benefits for New Yorkers LawBill Provides Additional 13 Weeks of Unemployment CompensationStruggling unemployed Long Islanders whose unemployment benefits are about to...

Phil-osophically Speaking: October 20, 2011

Barking up the Wrong Tree Is One of America’s Oldest SportsSo what are we to make of this “Occupy Wall Street” movement? Is it...

Letter: The Overworked American

I’m a journalist, author and psychoanalyst. I have written editorials and have been editorialized myself in Newsday,The New York Times and The Wall Street...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – June 12, 2009

Legislation to Protect NY State Residents From Phone ‘Spoofing’ Passes SenateThe State Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Craig Johnson that would protect...

Letter: DA Race Was In The Bag

You need not have been an expert on Nassau County politics to predict the result of the District Attorney race won handily by Madeline...

Letter: MTA Chairman Maligns LIRR Third Track Megaproject Opponents

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota is once again trying to unfairly malign the communities from Queens Village to Hicksville for their successful campaign to derail...

Phil-osophically Speaking – February 18, 2011

My Top 10 List of Successful American PresidenciesI once wrote that I did not like the idea of “President’s Day” supplanting Washington and Lincoln’s...

Editorial: FP’s Annual Winner’s Circle

Ever since May 1905, the Belmont Stakes has been run at Elmont-based Belmont Racetrack and ever since 1931, it has served as the third...

County Executive’s Column – July 17, 2009

Dome Illumination to Raise Awareness of Pancreatic CancerThis month, Nassau County, in cooperation with the Lustgarten Foundation, is hosting a ceremony and building illumination...

Phil-osophically Speaking – August 7, 2009

The Apollo 11 moon landing was an epic event symbolizing America’s spirit of adventure and achievement. In fewer years than the average person’s lifetime...