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Sen. Charles Schumer and North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. Credit: TONH
Bob Rabey April 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm
Have any of you ever tried to contact Chuck Schumer? Anyone been successful? I've tried many, manyRead More times over the years, but it's become apparent that this "career politician" just wants his mug in the media.
Arguendo April 21, 2014 at 03:54 pm
Chuckie Photo-Op wants your check to clear first.
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paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
MK Smith April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
Dump Cuomo. Dump Steve Israel.Read More http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/16/Nancy-Pelosi-House-Republicans-Amnesty
Willie Lester April 17, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I told you once and I will tell you agian, Cuomo can sleep through this election and still beatRead More Robbie Boy.
Big_E April 22, 2014 at 03:22 pm
That Newsmax article constantly says this is a way to circumvent the Constitution. But since theRead More Constitution grants states the right to award their EC votes any way they want, this is perfectly legal. A state could decide to award its EC votes based on a contest. Have the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Closest one gets the EC votes for their party.
brookhavenconfucius April 22, 2014 at 04:26 pm
America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study findsRead More http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/americas-oligarchy-not-democracy-or-republic-unive/
Sean Hassett April 22, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Judy: The only incident of voter fraud that I know of personally was an elderly man who voted twiceRead More for the GOP candidate. He would not accept that it was wrong and even was delighted. Just saying.
Leg. Judy Jacobs shows support at a press conference on Monday when the "Smoking 21" bill was signed into law. Credit: Office of the Suffolk County Executive
Rob April 16, 2014 at 08:02 am
Just more government intrusion into our freedoms and what the deal with the E cigs? North ShoreRead More University hospital gives them out free to help people quit smoking. It's just water vapor that people exhale. I dont smoke anymore but i DO hate Cigarette Nazis
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
DUMP STEVE ISRAEL, THE PELOSIBOT!
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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 17, 2014 at 02:43 pm
Better check into those retirement options, Dave. And start hiding assets. "PSEG UpgradeRead More Stalled State judge backs the town’s stop-work order By Joanne Pilgrim | April 17, 2014 - 1:37pm East Hampton Town’s stop-work order against PSEG Long Island, the utility whose transmission line upgrade has prompted a public outcry here, was upheld on Monday in State Supreme Court, Riverhead. Acting State Supreme Court Justice Ralph Gazzillo denied PSEG’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have allowed it to continue work at the substation. Construction at an Old Stone Highway, Amagansett, power substation will therefore remain stalled, although the utility’s request for a preliminary injunction to prevent the town from further interference is yet to be decided. Meanwhile, Long Island Businesses for Responsible Energy, a new group formed to fight PSEG’s installation of high-voltage wires and large poles along town and village residential streets, has hired lawyers and plans an April 26 meeting in order to gather plaintiffs to sue PSEG." http://easthamptonstar.com/News/2014417/PSEG-Upgrade-Stalled
Arguendo April 19, 2014 at 08:28 am
Are Bosworth, DiGiorgio and Martins doing ANYTHING AT ALL? The Hamptons folks are way out front onRead More their own version of this unnecessary and unsightly fiasco. http://www.newsday.com/news/breaking/ny-dps-letter-regarding-pseg-li-power-lines-in-east-hampton-1.7730711 http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/pseg-seeks-to-quash-order-stopping-cable-project-1.7760691 One thing is clear: PSEG-LI is one arrogant, public-be-damned utility, worse even than the clueless buffoons at LIPA, whose legacy, toady, politically appointed "Board" is sitting on their hands.
Arguendo April 20, 2014 at 08:07 am
How does PSEG-LI's intrusive and unsightly shafting fit into Cuomo's charge to power smart?Read More “Let’s incentivize smart projects that locate within state-owned or existing transmission rights-of-way so that they are not interfering or spreading into local communities, and let’s offer those smart projects an expedited approval process” The irony is we had the potential for one of the other mandates, a "micro-grid", with Glenwood operating on clean natgas. Now? PSEG-LI blames loss of the Glenwood connector (an outright lie) and we get the 80-foot shafts. http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Delivery_Grid_Optimization/New-York-launches-massive-grid-hardening-and-modernization-effort-6293.html#.U1O3lvldUrV
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.
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
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
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.
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.