(This is a letter from NYS Governor David A. Paterson to all residents of the state.)
This is a winter of reckoning. And I write to you today not only about the state of our State, but also the state of our self-government – a fragile instrument of popular will that is breaking under the will to be popular.
I’d like to propose that 2010 be the year people begin to think about good government because, as Irish nationalist Michael Collins said of an independent Emerald Isle, considering it a reality is the first step towards it becoming a reality.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all Town of Hempstead residents a happy and healthy New Year.
Nearly 5,000 teens will die in a car crash this year. We need to take reckless driving seriously and we need to bring this crucial issue to the forefront now.
What can be done about having the people on Wantagh Avenue making sure their sidewalks are cleared so the school children walking to school can get there safely?
As the father of a 3-year-old contemplating his daughter’s future educational opportunities, a recent encounter with some parents who home-school their kids has gotten me thinking about the difficulties of educating a child in a country of such profoundly disquieting intellectual shortcomings.
“Tis the Season” has an entirely different meaning for victims/survivors of drunk-driving crashes.
Response to Census 2010 recruiting efforts has been overwhelming, but New York Regional Census Center (NYRCC) officials are still testing applicants for possible future employment in hard to count areas in which the questionnaire mailback response rate has traditionally been low and which may face challenges such as language barriers or cultural isolation.
Parents are continually forewarned by media reports about the importance of buying safe toys, but there’s another quintessential holiday item that poses great danger: Christmas lights.
Across New York, taxpayers are angry like never before because state government is not working for them. In light of the state’s $3.2 billion budget deficit, 26-year high unemployment and deteriorating fiscal condition, taxpayers should be angry at Albany’s broken status quo.
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