- Suffolk OTB hopes a new casino in Islandia, which by summer will offer more than 1,000 video slot machines, will gross $2 billion per year and lift OTB out of bankruptcy.
- Like the legislation sought by County Executive Steve Bellone last year, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s proposal would create a fund with a $1-per-thousand water surcharge for public water customers. The fund would help homeowners install costly advanced septic systems.
- Ever since the undeveloped acres in the Pine Barrens started to be bought up with a specially dedicated, quarter-cent sales tax-funded bonding in 1987, the intention was as a future, rainy day kind of water resource. That rainy day is here — in spades.
- A self-confessed presidential news conference groupie, Greg Blass reflects on how point-counterpoint of the past has evolved into punch-counterpunch, with news conferences suited less for the East Room and more for Madison Square Garden.
In My Opinion
- Smart growth is needed. This takes planning and a strong commitment to encourage development that provides a variety of housing types, not just rental apartments.
Congressman Zeldin, your constituents deserve more open, two-way discussion on many important issuesNew York’s First District residents deserve a face-to-face meeting with their congressman to discuss many important issues in a two-way conversation.
- Rep. Lee Zeldin discusses education, infrastructure, healthcare, and environmental priorities facing our district in this second of a two-part op-ed.
- Trump voters who obtained health care coverage on an ACA marketplace or through expanded Medicaid want more affordable premiums but are distressed about possibly losing their insurance.
- Riverhead Town Democrats voice their objections to President Trump’s executive order in a letter to their congressman.
Please fix what’s broken about health care, but don’t break what’s not:
an open letter to my congressmanDo we really want all Americans to have access to health care — effective, affordable health care? When people can’t afford to buy it on their own, should the rest of us pay? Is health care a right? Or is it privilege?