Letters

We are one people
Letters

We are one people

  To the editor, All of us mourn the loss of life and the act of violence that occurred in Orlando last weekend. This was an attack on freedom-loving people and freedom-loving societies everywhere. Acts of terrorism, foreign or domestic, aimed at gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation must be […]

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 […]

Once upon a time…
Letters

Once upon a time…

  The LIRR third track story is just beginning To the editor: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest announcements that no homes will be taken and seven grade crossings will be eliminated as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road Main Line Third Track project were lacking specific details. […]