Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The New York State Comptroller’s Office defines a public authority as a corporate instrument of the state, created by the state legislature and established to further public interests of the state. Most public authorities have the power to make...
A few months back, I found a letter regarding GMOs from Ms. Peters to be mildly amusing. Not only were some of her facts wrong, but she neglected to state where she obtained them from. Recently, the EPA pulled...
I, as a resident of Floral Park and taxpayer to Nassau County, would like to know what the Town of Hempstead government does for us? Giving entertainment and leaflets and some limited advice? We have a battery of lawyers...
In his editorial “Fear and Loaning,” Steve Mosco addresses the hardship placed on an individual to repay a student loan. However, the situation is more complicated than “the government.” Most student loans involve private sector banking institutions in one...
It is high time for Nassau County to terminate its contract with a private company, Armor Correctional Health Services of Florida, and replace Armor with services by Nassau University Medical Center. Decent health care in this country needs to...
It is disheartening to know that an MTA LIRR representative is visiting homeowners along the LIRR right-of-way, the 9.8-mile stretch the Third Track is slated to be constructed along, to sign documents allowing their properties to be used in...
Local publications recently reported that nine financial firms put in bids to evaluate Ed Mangano’s plan to lease Nassau’s sewage treatment plants (STP) for at least $600 million. The county’s intent is to pay off $500 million of its...
There could only be one reason or explanation for the stock markets of the world to fall so heavily after England voted to leave the European Union—to scare and control the middle class. People need to ask themselves what...
Ryan Harvey, a ninth grader at The Village School in Great Neck, was the first-place winner of an essay competition sponsored by Life’s WORC (www.lifesworc.org) and The Family Center for Autism (www.thefamilycenterfor autism.org) in Garden City along with The Claire...
  While we’re on the topic of responsible ownership of deadly weapons, it’s time to implement stronger restrictions and conditions on owning pit bulls and other types of dogs that can inflict severe and potentially fatal damage on pets and...