In the recent Nassau County elections the voters were given promises from the Republican candidates. The promises consisted of fiscal restraint, cutting wasteful spending, and lowering taxes. Unfortunately the new Republican-led legislature chose to vote for a 47 percent pay raise for the new Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt and the leadership.
On Feb. 6, 2010, my friends and I, Erin Vaughan Ware, put together a clothing drive to benefit the families who were affected by the tragic Haiti disaster. Thanks to our generous community, we collected over 1,000 pounds of clothes!
I am an 11th-grade student at North Kingstown High in Rhode Island working on a National History Day Project. This year’s History Day theme is Innovation in History: Impact and Change. I have selected Levittown as my topic because it revolutionized not only the way houses were built but also the way people lived.
After the last big snowfall, my car was stuck in a big snowdrift. I was unable to clear my walk or sidewalk, as I walk with a cane.
I just wanted to say a few words about Unique coming to Tri-County. I have lived in Levittown since 1951. My father and brother helped build Levittown and there have been many changes over the years.
I recently encountered a glittering gem that, much to my dismay, came before me without attribution. Conservatives, it said, can’t get over the fact that the 1960s happened and liberals can’t get over the fact that the 1980s happened. Both yearn for the 1950s, it continued, except that whereas conservatives want to live in the ’50s, liberals only want to work there. It’s easy to forget the decade in which one finds oneself, and no wonder. I’ve encountered five distinct types of time travelers:
Each winter, New Yorkers and families across the country are directly confronted with one of the most crucial financial concerns regarding their teenage children – how to pay for their college education.
I am beyond stunned that Republican legislative leader Peter Schmitt has given himself a hefty pay raise, going from $63,000 to $99,000, while Nassau County struggles to cut expenses. He and his deputy have awarded themselves these increases during a time when Long Island families are struggling to make ends meet, losing jobs and their homes.
I feel sorry for the senior citizens. While school taxes keep going up, my mom pays more school tax now than when we went to school.
The Town of Hempstead will be hosting its 7th Annual India Republic Day commemoration on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
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