Phil-osophically Speaking – January 8, 2010

Vats of ink have been spilled regarding the fiasco of flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas Day. If not for the quick thinking and...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – January 8, 2010

MTA Capital Plan VetoedLast week, the proposed 2010-2014 MTA Capital Plan was vetoed by the Executive Branch’s representative to the MTA Capital Program Review...

Phil-osophically Speaking – January 1, 2010

Editor’s note: This column was written after the recent snowstorm.At an unimaginable seven stories high (150 feet tall) it was one of the grandest...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – December 25,...

Landmark Senate Foreclosure Bill Signed Into LawLandmark legislation that protects homeowners and communities from the ongoing foreclosure crisis has been signed into law, Senator...

Around the Town – December 25, 2009

Keeping New Year’s ResolutionsI’d like to take this opportunity to wish all Town of Hempstead residents a happy and healthy New Year. With every...

Village Board Notes – December 18, 2009

The following are trustee reports from the Dec. 1 Floral Park village board meeting. Department of Public Works NewsTrustee Thomas Tweedy reported that due to...

Letter: Thank You to Local Volunteer Firefighters

 I was amazed to see our local volunteer firefighters in action on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 a.m. at a blazing fire on Clover...

From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – December 11,...

Deficit Reduction, Pension Reform Legislation Passed During Special Senate Session This week, the State Senate tackled New York’s budget deficit without tax-hiking mid-year school...

Phil-osophically Speaking – December 11, 2009

With bright lights all aglow, the inviting sound of Christmas carols and the warmth of family gatherings we are often unmindful of the terrible...

Phil-osophically Speaking – December 4, 2009

On Dec.9, in another effort to save the world from itself, international leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen to discuss imposing carbon restrictions to...