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A legacy we can all be proud of
Op-ed

A legacy we can all be proud of

  State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan   If the recently-concluded legislative session is remembered for one thing, it should be this: 2016 was the year the Legislature and Governor took significant steps to improve the overall quality-of-life for all of our residents. Let’s start with passage of the […]

Oversight of MTA would be redundant
Letters

Oversight of MTA would be redundant

  To the editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal creating the New York State Design and Construction Corporation to provide oversight for all Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital projects worth $50 million or more is redundant. On a yearly basis, the United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration provides over $1 […]

A cruel trophy hunt
Letters

A cruel trophy hunt

  To the editor: Regarding the Department of Environmental Conservation’s announcement that hunters killed a near-record number of New York’s black bears in 2015 (more than 1,700 animals), decimation of a quarter of the species is nothing to celebrate. Black bears, including mothers, rarely attack when humans approach them and […]