Opinion

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 […]

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 […]

An opportunity for actual reform
Letters

An opportunity for actual reform

To the editor: A federal judge sentenced Dean Skelos, the former Senate Majority Leader, to five years in jail for public corruption.  Sheldon Silver, former Speaker of the Assembly, was sentenced to 12 years for public corruption.  Many other officials in New York state have been arrested, convicted, sentenced to […]