From the Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon: August 28, 2009

Senator Notes New Ban on Texting While DrivingSenator Kemp Hannon announces adoption of legislation banning texting while driving. The New York State Senate recently...

A Bird’s Eye View: August 21, 2009

When Nature Evokes ArtThere are moments in birding when the landscape or the birds evoke images of art. During one such moment, long blank...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: August 21, 2009

The Goodbye PartyRumor has come to me that the goodbye party is a thing of the past. Is it the falling of the economy...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: Augusut 14, 2009

The Old Days I saw two films in the last week that somehow brought me back to the old, pre-computer, pre-iPod, pre-blogging and much...

BBB: Guidance to Avoid Scammers in Federal Cash for Clunkers Program

In late June, President Obama signed into law the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash for Clunkers program. CARS provides a rebate for consumers...

From the Desk of Legislator Dave Mejias

Keeping Kids Safe on the InternetThis summer I sponsored and passed legislation in Nassau County that protects children on the Internet by banning all...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: August 7, 2009

Remembered MealsAs I grow older, I am occasionally snapped back by my youthful memories. As a boy growing up in the East Bronx, my...

Over 60…And Getting Younger: July 31, 2009

ReturnsI have always been annoyed and uncomfortable when a fellow diner makes a “fuss” at a restaurant. I sink a bit lower in my...

Letter: Bottle vs. Tap

In light of the recent discussions surrounding bottled vs. tap water, the Plainview Water District Commissioners thought it would be beneficial to highlight some...

Letter: Writing in Protest

(Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to the Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Sudan and is being printed here at the author’s...