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bill of rights April 16, 2014 at 05:52 pm
this governor is a disgrace, those consumers should get a rebate. cuomo is chasing away business,Read More creating bureaucratic traps to raise money from people and businesses. he really doesnt care about new yorkers hes on his own agenda and hes out of control. please vote for a new governor this november. cuomo is a criminal using his position to oppress people and business in new york state.
Conservative Underground April 17, 2014 at 06:33 am
Cuiomo has got to go.
paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
STAR dot STAR April 17, 2014 at 09:00 am
Robert... It wasn't Fox that said you could keep your doctor, was it?
Laurence Voss April 17, 2014 at 09:12 am
The electoral college has no place in a democracy. Each vote must have the same impact , and whenRead More counted, the majority of votes received must prevail. Idealogues are unable to understand and accept the fact that there are people who will disagree with them when it comes to voting. The current practice of suppressing the vote in the so called red states and stifling the votes of those who disagree with the right wing is nothing less than sedition and should be treated as such. As for the Nevada deadbeat, I did not realize that if a person disagrees with his landlord's beliefs, he need not pay his rent.That such arrant nonsense is supported by the GOP arm of the media known as Fox News is typical of its ideals. Were Mr. Hannity and his fellow bloviators to rent out property, do you really believe that they would be content not to accept payment from those lessees who disagreed with their political point of view ?
Robert Wulterin April 17, 2014 at 09:21 am
oops hit the wrong button. Obamacare is going to bring down the country, is that the same ObamacareRead More with virtually identical to Romneycare? give tax breaks to millionaire and billionaires, while asking the poor to pay more, eliminating Pell Grants cutting Medicare. pay women less than men for the same job. condemn Obama for Benghazi, 3 dead, but ignore the fact, the Dick Cheney's war in Iraq, killed thousands of Americans. give massive tax cuts to oil companies. make it harder for people to vote, cut early voting, in Florida close public bathrooms near polling places. say Obama is not legitimate because he was born in Kenya which was proved wrong, while supporting Ted Cruz who admits being born in Canada. say Obama is a Muslim, after condemning him for worshipping with Reverend Wright a Christian. condemn Obama for vacations, when he is taken less than half the amount of time that George W Bush took . oh I forgot, bush had to trim the bushes in Crawford. let millionaires and billionaires, buy elections. I could go on and on about the hypocrisy of the right wing. but if you get all your information from Fox News you have no idea of what I'm talking about. the next time someone says something take the time to verify it, don't parrot what people like, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and the rest of the right wing Fox broadcasters talking points. you are allowed your opinions, but you are not allowed your own set of false facts. by only listening to one side, Germany followed Hitler. it seems Fox News, is following the Nazi idea, tell a big enough lie, often enough, and the ill informed will believe it.
Operation Clean Sweep runs April 18-May 9 in North Hempstead. Credit: Town of North Hempstead
ann m April 15, 2014 at 08:05 am
This is wonderful, When will the massive "pot holes" be repaired? I'd rather see that doneRead More first
Lynn Borowski April 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would rather have an "environmentally friendly" North Hempstead Town crew come andRead More remove the stump of the tree that fell on my house 18 mos. ago during Hurricane Sandy. I have called the Town at least 5 or 6 times and have as many "case" numbers assigned to me. Wonder if Ms. Bosworth will visit me or whoever trips on the raised ground or stump when a bone is broken. This happening is inevitable.
ann m April 17, 2014 at 09:17 am
I guess it wouldn't be such an insult to me if my taxes weren't so high.. So where does the moneyRead More go?????
Steve Israel. Credit: File Photo
LS April 16, 2014 at 12:19 am
Steve Israel should be ashamed of himself. Ever since he became head of the DemocraticRead More Congressional Campaign Committee, he has moved further and further left. I cannot believe this man is a suitable representative for the electorate of his district. I look forward to voting for his opponent in November.
Archie Bunker April 16, 2014 at 07:04 am
I would like to thank everyone for supporting Congressman Israel. If he is not re-elected, I willRead More lose my unemployment insurance, free health care for my family and will need to find work. By the way, does anyone know if Obamacare covers braces?
knee jerk April 16, 2014 at 08:55 am
It does cover your adult diapers, though Bunker.
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
Jack Frost April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
Did he mention the fact that anytime there is a fire in Hempstead NSLIJ can't cover the requests forRead More ambulances so they are bailed out again and again by the same volunteers and Nassau County Ambulances they are trying to put out of business?
Hal Benton April 15, 2014 at 11:37 am
The arrangement seems to be working really good. In Hempstead, the village just unanimously renewRead More the contract with them. And, we do see more police on the street instead of the police in the ambulances.  And, I know the response times are much better. And, one more thing, with the Hospital ambulances, everyone gets a more trained Paramedic in the ambulance. Paramedics can do more for an emergency patient. It’s a good deal all around for the Village by saving money, the resident and it sure puts more police on the streets.
Patrick Lee April 16, 2014 at 08:08 am
Hal, it would be fine arrangement if any of what you said was true and not just a reprint of theRead More article above. It's really not surprising to see the village renew the contract when one of NSLIJs largest benefactors, Don Monti and his company Renaissance Downtowns received the incredibly lucrative Hempstead urban renewal project contract. Quid pro quo anybody? Hempstead's own figures show a decrease in arrests from 1795 in 2011 to 1600 in 2012 while at the same time police overtime rose from $2.1 million to over $2.4 million in the same time span. Also, I'm not sure where you got the faulty information that paramedics employed by a hospital ambulance are any different than their municipal counterparts in the fire department as many of the technicians at NSLIJ are people who were fired from legitimate municipal agencies like FDNY and couldn't work anywhere else or already have a full time job doing something else and try to play EMS provider on the weekend. The residents of Hempstead deserve better than to risk their lives in the name of political patronage. EMS is a vital emergency service and should not be run like a gypsy cab service.
TJ Eckleburg April 10, 2014 at 09:05 pm
So you are calling Long Island police officers "union thugs"? Ok. got it. You are one sickRead More broad. I feel sorry for your kids.
TJ Eckleburg April 10, 2014 at 09:16 pm
COMMOM, since you are a factually-challenged rightwing twit, I will educate you about public sectorRead More pensions: The average yearly pension is $28K. Public sector employees contribute 40% of noninvestment contributions to their retirement. The rest is covered mostly by pensions account investment returns...NOT the taxpayers...YOU are the one who needs to learn how to read and do some research while you are at it, twit
MK Smith April 11, 2014 at 07:54 am
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Vincent April 1, 2014 at 06:14 am
Are we missing John Kaiman yet?
Arguendo April 1, 2014 at 07:46 am
No thanks for greasing the permits for those 80-foot shafts.
jamie April 1, 2014 at 10:54 am
The residents of North Hempstead will be paying for all the mistakes these inspectors, plansRead More examiners and commissioners. Try and sell your home or get refinance without dealing with the miles of red tape and arrogance of this department. The fees are ridiculous and they will go back to 1950 to look for open permits. No grandfathering. J
North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Credit: TONH
Arguendo April 16, 2014 at 05:00 pm
Talk about a slow walk? Better not hold your breath for Chuckie Photo-Op's gravy train to pull intoRead More the station: "Schumer: Don't forget LI's north shore Sandy woes April 16, 2014 12:51 EDT PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer says some communities on the north shore of Long Island are still in need of funding to recover from the damage of Superstorm Sandy. The senator says the town of North Hempstead is requesting tens of millions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies. He did not have a specific amount because applications are still being submitted. Town supervisor Judi Bosworth says some of the money is needed to repair damaged bulkheads and seawalls at the town dock. Officials also say harbor dredging is needed. Schumer conceded the south shore of Long Island bore the brunt of the damage from Sandy. But he insisted there should be enough money in the $60 billion federal aid package to help north shore communities. Read More at: http://www.13wham.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ny/22ecab5e-www.13wham.com.shtml#.U07ul1VdVS8
PW RES April 16, 2014 at 09:43 pm
Our local officials have been silent on the poles lately. PSEGLI is also starting to roll out smartRead More meters this month - which raises health, privacy, security issues .... we dont get a chance to say whether we want it on our own house or not. Asked our officials to require an opt-out, but they have be silent on that one too. Time to move.
Arguendo April 16, 2014 at 10:48 pm
It has become quite clear that Jon Kaiman gave away the store to LIPA and PSEG-LI as he headed outRead More the door. Roll the subpoenas!
bob young March 27, 2014 at 01:26 pm
One other thing Josh, the so called "big dig" would not be big. Besides, don't we haveRead More underground sewers, gas lines and storm drains? Yes we do. BTW are you a member of the IBEW?
Arguendo March 27, 2014 at 01:32 pm
The 80-foot shafting we're getting will have almost ZERO impact on the number or duration ofRead More outages. The overwhelmingly vast majority of outages by numbers and by time out of service are failures in secondary and neighborhood distribution lines (or unannounced intentional shut-offs, which LIPA and PSEG are famous for), NOT primary feeders.
Arguendo March 27, 2014 at 01:35 pm
He's definitely not a member of the ditch digger's union.
The utility pole installation on Port Washington Blvd.
Steve klyce March 26, 2014 at 06:02 pm
From Senator Martins (email today): Dear Friend: I wanted to update you on PSEG-Long Island'sRead More ongoing project on the Port Washington Peninsula. As I previously informed you, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and I, working together with Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, called on Governor Cuomo to intervene on behalf of local residents who expressed concerns about the large transmission poles PSEG-Long Island is installing. In response to our request, the Governor has directed the Department of Public Service to review the PSEG-Long Island project in an effort to find a way to meet the need for reliable service while also taking into account the community’s needs. I am pleased that the Governor has taken this important step so that the concerns of residents on the Port Washington Peninsula are taken into consideration. Sincerely, SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS
Arguendo March 26, 2014 at 06:21 pm
Simply inadequate, too late to stop the poles and the waste of funding and effort. More of the slowRead More walk.
Archie Bunker March 26, 2014 at 07:38 pm
You expect one of the most disfunctional State Legislatures in this country to do something thatRead More doesn't benefit their union friends?
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
Sen. Jack Martins. Credit: File Photo
Archie Bunker March 23, 2014 at 09:35 am
Hey There Senator Martins --- Take a walk down Main Street and see first hand what the town'sRead More economic development program has done.
Arguendo March 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
Indeed. Aided and abetted by a few individuals with their own interests at stake.
Arguendo March 25, 2014 at 10:41 pm
For Mr. Martin's consideration: In addition to conducting a patently false campaign of "FearRead More Uncertainty and Doubt" with regard to Port Washington power demand (no independent review of forecasts or methodology) , CEO Dave Daly flat out lied to everyone in the room when he walked back and denied any contribution of the Glenwood Landing feeder, a fact memorialized in his own slides. Quoting:"The loss of 69kV Transmission Line from Glenwood to Bar Beach will create an overload condition on the existing Port Washington to Great Neck Line due to increased customer demand projected for Summer 2014 and beyond. New Transmission Line prevents the need to load shed for loss of supply from Glenwood to Bar Beach..." Daly's own slide gives the lie to his comments that "Glenwood had nothing to do with the project", and further reinforces that simply re-supplying the Glenwood feeder can solve the problem without 210 80-foot poles. This slide appears at page 4 of: http://www.northhempstead.com/filestorage/7350/7121/7229/7271/Port_Washington_to_Great_Neck_Overhead_Transmission_Project.pdf
New Hyde Park saw diminished mail service this winter, but delivery is expected to improve. Credit: File Photo
Diane March 19, 2014 at 10:53 am
Minor improvements noted. Instead of getting mail between 7-8PM daily, it comes earlier butRead More inconsistently. Also, all packages from Amazon are late; the USPS marks them as delivered, however. I have had to personally visit the NHP Annex to find/pick up my packages. I have asked Amazon to investigate this matter, and they are avoiding use of USPS as a carrier (when possible) when mailing packages to my home. When you visit the main Post Office to inquire about missing mail, attendants accuse you of harassment and state that the Post Office on 2nd Ave. is a 'financial office' and has nothing to do with the mail! Frustrated, disappointed and very angry.
Chester March 21, 2014 at 11:32 am
The mail delivery has been horrible lately. Where are our bills? We have missing credit card bills,Read More utility bills etc. Are they going to forgive their late-payment fees?
Colleen March 21, 2014 at 11:44 am
Mail delivery continues to be a MAJOR problem. I have yet to receive bills that were mailed outRead More weeks ago; I have to check all my accounts online to make sure I am current on payments. I only learned this after I missed two credit card payments. Not sure how to discuss this issue with my credit card companies to convince them to waive the late fees. When I do receive mail (which is not every day), it does not arrive at my house until after 5:00 pm.
STAR dot STAR March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
And Deb, don't forget that Obamacare is yet ANOTHER tax which is a redistribution scheme, so saysRead More the Supreme Court.
TomTuttle March 17, 2014 at 01:42 pm
EXTEND!!!! It's pathetic that we as citizens allow the people who have never had to use socialRead More benefits decide whether we should be allowed to use what we all pay for every week of our labor out of our paychecks. Tell me one person on Capital Hill who has ever lost a job and had to use the Unemployment System until they found another? I bet its very small number. Yet we give them the decision making power to rule on our lives? Why? They receive full medical coverage,lifetime jobs for some,insane pensions that the working man/woman could only dream of, yet they do not work a full year like the rest of us? These are the people who we want representing our everyday issues? Not in my opinion. Time for this country to ORGANIZE!!! It's us against them it seems. Very sad day to be an american when you see our government coming off the rails and there is no answer in sight.
fred March 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Deb- I think you make excellent points and capitalism is the only economic system that works.Read More However we haven't seen capitalism in this country in years. Too big too fail. Subsidies, tax breaks. Adam Smith would be rolling over in his grave. You as a small business owner is the one getting screwed by the government actions and large corporations greed
Chuck Idol March 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Arguendo - I am working with a group that is going to focus on a much broader effort. I recogniseRead More that Port Washington is one town among many that are now facing these massive 75 foot poles. Please see what I have started. www.PSEGLongIsland.info and please please spread the word to have anyone and everyone sign the http://www.change.org/petitions/eliminate-poles-bury-high-voltage-lines I will do my best to make sure all voices are heard. Thanks All signatures on this petition will be coordinated with other petitions they are not a separate effort - only that the one I have is broader in scope. Thank you everyone for your concern.
hank ratner March 17, 2014 at 08:15 pm
I believe our local elected officials overtly or covertly kept the residents in the dark about thisRead More project. For starters this PSEG project was on the drawing board for more than two years. Surely it strains credibility to believe no one new! Michelle Schimels letter to the Governor dated March 13 states in paragraph three, "Prior to this project "public discussion" was limited to a meeting with LOCAL government officials, to which I ATTENDED.
Arguendo March 18, 2014 at 06:36 am
Here's the state of play in East Hampton:Read More http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/pseg-long-island-east-hampton-residents-must-pay-to-bury-electric-line-1.7416451?qr=1 I wonder whether PSEG will also give credits for fifty years of avoided tree and post-storm aerial restoration work? Yeah, sure they will. This is a disgrace, and it's the Governor, to whom PSEG reports who is aiding and abetting it.
Utility poles along Port Washington Blvd. Credit: Michael Usoskin
Arguendo April 8, 2014 at 08:23 am
Ugly new standoffs, insulators and conductors up atop the Bayles 80-footers. How much longer beforeRead More the Cease and Desist Order is filed?
Arguendo April 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm
Who cares what is the cost to underground five miles of unnecessary feeder when $410 million justRead More went out the door due to LIPA incompetence and poor State due diligence? Maybe Dave "Pinocchio" Daly should pay this out of his shareholders' pockets. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/long-island-ratepayers-face-401m-in-pseg-worker-costs-1.7625844
Arguendo April 10, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Is this PSEG-LI Dave "Mr. Transparency" Daly's next big deal? Just because he can?Read More "Solar Panels Rise Pole by Pole, Followed by Gasps of ‘Eyesore’" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/science/earth/28solar.html?pagewanted=all
New Guy March 12, 2014 at 02:04 pm
There are a lot of unhappy people voicing there opinion on common core. Folks if you are unhappyRead More with common core then do what a lot of others have done send your children to private school/charter school.
Patchogue Snoop March 14, 2014 at 11:53 am
On Wednesday, the Democrat-led Assembly passed a bill that would delay parts of the Common CoreRead More standards, including preventing Common Core testing from factoring into teacher evaluations........... The Democrats and Andy are owned by the teachers union. This is what they really oppose.....teacher evaluations....ie accountability
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Gee, did the teachers call in sick for this protest????
A PSEG Long Island truck
Pam O'Connell March 10, 2014 at 08:19 pm
Manhasset Press posted a negative article "80-Foot Poles Coming Soon" maybe Manhasset isRead More waking up http://www.manhassetpress.com/80-foot-poles-coming-soon/
Leslie Dann Weinberg March 13, 2014 at 12:38 am
As of two days ago (March 11) they were already putting up poles on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.Read More Here in Great Neck, none of the village governments have even notified residents that this is happening. They rarely do notify us of anything going on. A quiet community is what they are looking for. They don't like people fighting things. As for the underground cables in Thomaston - it is only underground in that village, not in the rest of Great Neck.
Arguendo March 13, 2014 at 08:29 am
As previously noted, Residents got their quid pro quo (bury Main Street cabling) early on, but haveRead More now been stung by the backlash from the community they claim to represent, which outran them to the right approach, to Andrew Cuomo's desk. When will Ms. Bosworth, Ms. De Giorgio and Mr. Martins get with the program and on the side of local voters they claim to represent?
monkey lewis March 15, 2014 at 05:02 am
Andy says leave his state if you don't love abortions and gays
ed March 16, 2014 at 02:30 pm
We had MAJOR gas shortages and lines in Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. Like him or not, Gov.Read More Christie initiated odd/even days in NJ and the shortage ended. A few days later King Andy copied Gov. Christie and our lines also went away. We need leadership, not wealthy copy cats who act like a king. I luv NY, but I don't luv King Andy. Also we need term limits in both the NY & Federal senate/house.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:54 pm
He doesn't stand a chance unless he sells his soul to the Public Sector Union thieves.
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Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Hey Johny, Yeah man it is....too many dunkin donuts on the island...its an occupational hazard forRead More the cops. And yes, we pay for the donuts too under meal allowances when on OT.
Barbara Goldowsky March 15, 2014 at 08:11 pm
The swans are wondering when we are going to talk about THEM again....
Harriet Brown March 23, 2014 at 04:35 pm
There is no good reasons to destroy these beautiful creatures.