To the editor:
Diane Ravitch posted a link to the Times/Review Guest Spot by Superintendent Steven Cohen. The Ravitch blog has 17,000,000 views across the world so the report has reached a large audience, including people like me, in Ohio. (more…)
Closing public areas to members of the public is a drastic measure reserved for drastic times.
And with the advantage of hindsight, the decision by our elected leaders to enact travel bans and reserve the roads for emergency personnel — at least on Long Island — was without a doubt the right call to make. (more…)
Re: Last week’s story about Summerwind operating without permits.
The story is much deeper than the headline reads. My wife, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, has always been the one to work toward doing the right thing. When she found out the rental permits for the building that she is a partner in were not taken out, she urged her partners to get them, which they did. (more…)
I’m a sandwich man.
Whether it’s ham and cheese, a hamburger, pulled pork or a lamb gyro, I’m often happier at lunch than I am at dinner.
Even when I’m out to dinner, I find myself ordering from the restaurant’s sandwich menu. Sometimes my fellow diners take this as a signal that we’re all supposed to order burgers or chicken sandwiches instead of entrées to save money on the total dinner bill. Not true. (more…)
Driving isn’t a constitutional right. And the more innocent lives we see lost on our local roadways, the clearer it becomes that it shouldn’t be treated as such.
“We live on an island built on sand.”
That’s how Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski accurately describes Long Island. (more…)