Tag: opinion

OpEd: Harry Chapin’s Spirit Lives On in Fight Against Hunger

What Harry Chapin knew 40 years ago is still true today: Poverty, unemployment, immigration status, disabilities, underemployment, homelessness, veterans status, and systemic racism impact people's ability to provide nutritious food to feed their family.

OpEd: Creating a Care Economy Can Transform U.S. Into Highly Functioning...

Robert Buonaspina, an activist and teacher in Locust Valley, explains why he believes that a care economy is the way forward for the United States.

OpEd: The Latest High-tech Upgrades on the Long Island Rail Road

Long Island Rail Road customers coming back to ride for the first time in a while will find enhancements.

OpEd: Use People-First Language to Promote Equality

Randi Shubin Dresner, president and CEO of Island Harvest Food Bank: "Language is a powerful and consequential tool."

OpEd: Beware of Albany Reforms on Sex Trade

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr.: "I urge lawmakers to consider the implications of such changes to state law, which must better protect sexual exploitation victims and provide mental health treatment to human trafficking victims."

OpEd: Building Resilience to Emerge Mentally Stronger Post-pandemic

In a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, an overwhelming 78 percent of American adults believe the pandemic to be a major source of stress in their lives.

OpEd: Ridership Numbers Keep Climbing on Long Island Rail Road

We are witnessing more and more people returning to public transit because they know it’s the best way to get around our region – and it’s safe.

OpEd: Increase Voting Access to Expand Opportunities For All

Things need to change to where elected officials understand what we want and where voting is encouraged, not suppressed.

OpEd: Discover Something New on Long Island This Summer

If 2020 taught us nothing else, it’s that we are lucky to live on Long Island. When borders closed and the world shut down, we realized that the beaches, parks and quaint villages that define Long Island provide a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.

OpEd: This Summer, Take That Long-Awaited Vacation

“Taking a trip will be part of what makes our nation return to economic strength.”