Yes To The Third Track

With great interest, I read comments by Charles Samek (“No Third Track”) criticizing the plan to build a third Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)...

Editorial: Curran’s Reefer Madness

When County Executive Laura Curran announced last month that Nassau County would opt out if the state legalizes recreational cannabis, she was flanked by...

Phil-osophically Speaking – October 15, 2010

The Magnificence Of the Village of Lake GeorgeWith my suitcases packed, gas tank full and cell phones charged, I looked at my checklist and...

What Every Long Islander Should Know: June 7, 2012

Thinking Outside The Classroom For Education Reform During the past decade, we have heard endless talk about reforming our state education system. But we...

Phil-osophically Speaking: July 28, 2011

OverDiagnosed: Making People Sick in Pursuit of HealthAs if the earth itself had shook, tremors of fear rippled through the rocky-edged terrain of our...

Turn It Up: August 23, 2012

Ignition (Black Vinyl) is the first album by cult band The Shoes in 18 years. While the Zion, Illinois quartet’s name may cause some...

Editorial: Thanks for the flowers. Now do your laundry.

Mother’s Day came and went last Sunday, with many a bouquet and breakfast in bed (even if some dishes may not have been cooked...

No Third Track

  I have numerous concerns about the third track from Floral Park to Hicksville. In short I say: no third track! 1. There is concern about...

From The Desk Of Senator Jack Martins: February 20, 2014

Beware Of Mayors Seeking Tax Hikes I guess I rained on the parade and I have to admit, it felt pretty good.  I’m talking...