Phil-osophically Speaking: December 7, 2012

Will Opposites Attract?Elections are supposed to determine, among other things, how revenue raised from taxes is spent. Should people who earn more money pay...

Editorial: Summer Starts When The Sky Is Lit

While June 21 is considered the official start of summer, the real fun doesn’t kick off until bottle rockets, firecrackers, roman candles, sparklers and...

Editorial: Suburban Boogeyman

The abduction of 6-year-old Etan Patz 33 years ago was not only a horrendous crime, but it also was the actualized embodiment of every...

Phil-osophically Speaking: September 14, 2012

What Would Jesus Do?“The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve apostles came to Jesus and said, ‘Send the crowd away so...

From The Desk Of Senator Jack Martins: March 27, 2014

Putting Our House In OrderI want to take a moment to clear some things up. There’s been speculation in the New York and Washington...

Phil-osophically Speaking – November 20, 2009

The single, most astonishing public event of my lifetime was the fall of the Berlin Wall and, in the next dizzying months, the dissolution...

Mayor’s Message Village of Floral Park: March 15, 2012

Mayor Tweedy wanted to share a story as to why living in a full-service village can be very special. At the Department of Public...

Phil-osophically Speaking – June 18, 2010

The Mystery of Shakespeare’s Unique GeniusThe body of work is so luminous, so full of rapturous delight, so profound in taking the full measure...

Jones Beach: The Land Of No

In the summer, Jones Beach State Park is always a nice place to visit. As I walked along the boardwalk at Jones Beach near...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – October 9,...

Powering New York’s FutureNearly 45,000 Long Island jobs depend on electricity from the New York Power Authority’s (LIPA) low cost power economic development programs....