The independent, nonpartisan Institute of Medicine (IOM) comprised of health care professionals recommended that prescription birth control be included as a preventive service under the federal health care reform law. If adopted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act will be required to cover FDA-approved contraceptive methods without charging co-pays or other out-of-pocket fees. This could result in the elimination of one of the biggest obstacles to effective family planning for millions of American women. HHS is expected to make a final decision on the IOM’s recommendation in August.
With the vote for the proposed Coliseum project looming, I have felt compelled to speak out on this issue.
I will vote NO. I came to decide to vote NO for a number of reasons:
1) We’ve been told that the cost to the taxpayers of Nassau County will be $400 million, but NIFA has said the cost could be almost $800 million.
The volunteer firefighters of the Hicksville Fire Department serve with pride as we seek to safeguard the lives, homes and businesses of our community. We are able to do our job effectively because of many friends, like you, who support our endeavors.
This year, we are raising funds in Memory of HFD Ex-Chief Terry Farrell and ex-Captain George Howard who both died on Sept. 11, 2001. Terry was a member of FDNY Rescue 4 and George was a member of Emergency Services with Port Authority JFK.
My search is on and there are a few days left till voting but until I can find one previous economic case study where a publicly financed or taxpayer subsidized stadium did not turn out to be the worst “investment” a government made (producing NO economic gain), I’m voting NO on the Nassau Coliseum deal.
(Editor’s note:This letter refers to the column “What Every Long Islander Needs to Know” in our July 8 edition.)
I read the article by Nancy Rauch Douzinas on aquifer pollution in the Hicksville Illustrated News with more than a passing interest. I have been involved in the “green industry” on some level or another for 40 years. I am an ex-landscaper company owner and held NYS DEC certified credentials for both pesticide applications and as a registered pesticide business in Nassau County.
The pollution of LI’s ground waters and aquifers is a serious issue, but one that could actually be corrected if both the public and Albany could figure out how to work together instead of against each other.
Thank you so much for your service whether military, police, firefighter, EMT or legislator. Thank you for not breaking faith with those Heroes of Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga and Valley Forge. Remember the first American Prisoners of War who died on British Hell Ships in Brooklyn Harbor during the Revolutionary War. Thank you for supporting our Constitution and the American Way of Life. Thank you for supporting our troops and our nation, state and community. We thank those who support the return of our MIAs and the burial of unclaimed remains of veterans with Military Honors.
Our Long Island high school athletes in track and field have proven to be among the best in New York State. It is with great disappointment that Nassau County’s Mitchel Athletic Complex, once considered “The World’s Biggest Stage, a showcase for the best competition the world has ever seen…,” [Goodwill Games] has let the field events deteriorate to the point of forcing our high school athletes and other famous high profile meets to seek other venues for their competition.
In observance of National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 19-25, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is reminding residents that being outside is the most dangerous place to be during a lightning or thunderstorm. Every thunderstorm produces lightning according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with an average of 300 people injured and 80 people killed each year by lightning.
“With more people outdoors during the summer and the fact that Long Island often has warm, humid conditions throughout the summer months that are conducive to thunderstorms and lightning, I encourage residents to take every precaution during a thunderstorm,” said Mangano.
The Town of Oyster Bay Planning Advisory Board has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, June 23, according to Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan. The meeting will be held in the town board hearing room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, beginning at 7 p.m.
The Planning Advisory Board is empowered to review applications for projects in certain designated areas of the town—RMF-6, RMF-10, RO and OB—as well as site plans for major projects in other commercial and residential areas within the town. The board reviews specific site plans and recommends approval or disapproval of the proposed plans to the town board.
For further information, contact the Department of Planning and Development at 624-6200.
The next public meeting of the Oyster Bay Town Board will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East, 54 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay.
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