- 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.
- Variation is normal, but the numbers of Monarch butterflies have all but crashed. The Monarch’s food and nesting source, the wildflower known as milkweed, has disappeared rapidly — 150 million acres of milkweed in the U.S. are gone.
- 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.
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.
- The reason a meeting was moved from St. John the Evangelist was misunderstood, priest says.
- 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.
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?