Tag: opinion

OpEd: The Skies Are Opening Up Again

Is the pandemic over? Are all the passengers suddenly vaxxed? What’s going on?

OpEd: Schools Need Community Support More Than Ever

For educators, the last two years have come as an exclamation mark on a systemic crisis of stability that’s shaken our schools for more than a decade.

New York Redistricting Enters Home Stretch

As 2021 ends, New York State’s Independent State Redistricting Commission (IRC) has scheduled a Jan. 3 meeting for a possible vote to send the final state election districts map proposal and reports to the legislature. The final deadline for the Commission to adopt its initial plans is Jan. 15.  

OpEd: Looking Ahead to Big MTA Rail Projects

Top of list is East Side Access, which will allow LIRR customers to travel directly to Grand Central, significantly reducing commuting time for Long Island commuters.

OpEd: Washington Must Act to Protect Affordable Care

No family should ever be forced to choose between paying the bills or affording health coverage.

OpEd: Nonprofits Must Use Innovative Fundraising Methods in Covid Times

Nonprofit health and welfare organizations have seen a tremendous uptick in demand for services, and conversely, arts and cultural organizations have been devastated in their inability to provide services.

OpEd: End the Covid Crisis for Long Island’s Local Nonprofits

"Unfortunately, with new challenges that may not be easily overcome, I fear that many charitable organizations will not survive," says Daniel B. Kaplan, Ph.D., Director of Adelphi University’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership.

OpEd: Addressing Current College Controversies

While most Americans view higher education as a positive force in society, an increasing share view colleges and universities with suspicion. Some commentators even question the value of going to college.

OpEd: LIRR Better Than Ever With Infrastructure Upgrades

"With so many milestones on the horizon, the best is yet to come," says Phillip Eng, president of the Long Island Rail Road.

OpEd: Broadband Access Is a Long Island Problem

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s September 2021 report on broadband access found that 9.2% of households on Long Island don’t have a subscription to home broadband services.