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One of the more clumsy phrases employed by sociologists and nonprofits these days is “food insecure.” The language police — and we count ourselves as on-duty officers — will sneer at the transfiguration of an age-old and still serviceable “hungry.” (more…)
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It’s become a cliché to announce that American politics is broken.
One fact about clichés is indisputable — they have to be true to take on the designation. There’s nothing deader than a doornail, and clichés should be avoided like the plague. And so, politics is due for some repairs. (more…)
COURTESY IMAGE Cutting budget requests has been a tough chore for the Town Board.
Just a few short weeks ago, the Town Board began scrutinizing Supervisor Gary Gerth’s budget with the aim of sharply decreasing it. While that initial budget is referred to as the supervisor’s budget, Mr. Gerth told the Board that he had met with department heads and committee chairs to discuss their requests. (more…)
Islanders owe debts of gratitude to Town Engineer John Cronin, the Engineering Department’s intern Andrei Oraseanu, the current Town Board and its predecessor for making safe, reliable roads a priority. (more…)
Last week, the Suffolk County Legislature took a bold step forward in dealing with the issue of climate change and its impact on our towns, villages and neighborhoods.
Legislators adopted a resolution that will require the county’s Department of Public Works to take sea level rise into account when building and rebuilding county-owned roads. This initiative is one of the first official actions on Long Island to take sea level rise into consideration before pouring millions of taxpayer dollars into public works projects. (more…)