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Susan April 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm
PJ - In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system ofRead More awarding all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). A Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University poll showed 72% support for direct nationwide election of the President. Support for a national popular vote is strong among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, as well as every demographic group in virtually every state surveyed in recent polls. * * * * * Most Americans don't ultimately care whether their presidential candidate wins or loses in their state . . . they care whether he/she wins the White House. Voters want to know, that even if they were on the losing side, their vote actually was directly and equally counted and mattered to their candidate. Most Americans think it would be wrong for the candidate with the most popular votes to lose. We don't allow this in any other election in our representative republic.
Greg Martinez April 16, 2014 at 01:16 am
The destruction of the Constitutional Electoral College is just another nail in the coffin of theRead More United States Constitution. If the people of New York vote for a candidate who loses the national popular vote by lets say 1% we will have all our electoral votes stolen from us and awarded to the other candidate. Every idiot state legislator who voted for this (regardless of party) should be defeated. They have literally put in place a law that in some circumstances will nullify the votes of the people of NY. The level of stupidity of our state legislators is now established beyond doubt. As for Mario Jr., he is for anything that helps the national agenda of socialism.
David April 16, 2014 at 06:11 am
I'm a voter who certainly doesn't support this idea. How can New York make such a pledge? What ifRead More it would someday require our electors to vote for someone who did not win in our state? This sounds illegal to me.
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
Steve Israel. Credit: File Photo
ELLA April 15, 2014 at 08:47 pm
Racism is not a factor in illegal immigration although a lot of our elected officials are using itRead More as a soap box. If Racism was the problem, Obama would not be in the White House, as he needed the White vote! Isreal and his cronies are worried about the upcoming election and know they are in deep trouble due to the fact that Democrats who voted for the party in 2012 have wised up and will vote them out. They want the illegal's to be able to vote, as the majority will vote Democrat. Our county as we know it is in deep trouble. As John Kennedy said "Ask not what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country." Today, a large part of our population expects the country to do all!
GLENN April 15, 2014 at 09:18 pm
Please look up Agenda 21 this is what is planned for Long Island stack em and pack em housing..EveryRead More neighborhood from middle class all the way up no area will be spared. Please, look it up.
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.
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 !
Patrick Lee April 12, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Hempstead and Rockville Centre's own records show that police overtime has actually increased sinceRead More they began using LIJ ambulances. This information is available via Freedom of Information Laws. Rockville Centre taxpayers are now also paying for 3 EMS systems: Fire Dept, Nassau County and LIJ but only receiving a half-hearted attempt at response by LIJ. Hempstead has been plagued by botched calls and extreme response times which is putting lives in danger. LIJ is using a supervisor in a car to "stop the clock" on their response time while the actual ambulance may be responding from Laguardia airport while your child isn't breathing.
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.
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
DUMP STEVE ISRAEL, THE PELOSIBOT!
File Photo
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 1, 2014 at 07:47 am
Cronin certainly went out of his way to make the town safe for 80-foot poles.
bob young April 15, 2014 at 06:52 pm
@archie bunker, I did vote for Dina, even though I had questions about her, but I would only voteRead More for a democrat only if they proved themselves to be fully capable competent and not political. So far Ive been getting more response from Michele Schimmels office, and radio silence from Jack Martin regarding the PSEG pole disaster.
Arguendo April 15, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Martin writes up a storm for appearances, but is unresponsive to inquiries. Adding him to the listRead More of ToNH do-nothings.
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.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons.
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.
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Put 'er in four-wheel drive, wrap some chains around those tires and take a freaking day trip to aRead More winery in the snow!
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Hop aboard the LIRR and visit the Met or MOMA. You can easily spend an entire day at either ofRead More them. Another good trip in nice weather if Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, with lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. Or go downtown, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or check out Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and ride up from the Battery to the GW Bridge along the Hudson River, turn around and pedal to Central Park, drop off the bike, take the subway to Penn and the LIRR. The last one we did was the 911 Memorial, Trinity Church & Cemetery, the NYSE, the Federal Building (where Washington was sworn-in as President and where the Bill of Rights was written; cap off this trip with a meal at Fraunces Tavern.
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