Commuters Sign On, Big Time, To Third-Track Plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo has a lot of company on his ride along Long Island Rail Road’s “third track.”

One day after the governor reiterated his commitment to the long-debated LIRR expansion project in a state-of-the-state address as Farmingdale State College, the Right Track for Long Island Coalition – a partnership of major organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals stumping for the railroad expansion plan – has released a pro-third track petition signed by more than 4,500 LIRR commuters […] Continue Reading…

On the road: A 2016 political diary

When Republicans lose an election, they simply continue in attack mode. When Democrats lose an election, we are supposed to do soul-searching. To me, this angst is yet another political double standard.
Tonight, I attend a meeting sponsored by the Bellmore-Merrick Democratic Club which will spotlight the usual election post-mortem and look towards the future. How do you win a presidential election? You start with the basics. So here I am, listening to our local talent and observing […] Continue Reading…

Trump may keep popular health care law rules

WOODBURY – After making repealing the Affordable Care Act one of the top priorities of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said Friday that he was open to keeping parts of the law intact.

In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that will air on Sunday, President-elect Trump says he does not intend to replace every aspect of his predecessor’s signature health care law […] Continue Reading…

Free Monday talks at the Ethical Humanist Society

Peaceful communication, ethnic diversity and paths to humanism are topics to be explored at the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island in Garden City. The informal free meetings and discussions will be held on November 7, November 21 and December 5. The discussions are facilitated by members of the Ethical Society and begin at 7:30 at 38 Old Country Road (at the western end of Old Country Road.

Although the sessions are free, registration is required. Call 516-741-7304 […] Continue Reading…

Invenergy Announces Proposal for Long Island’s Largest Renewable Energy Project – Clean Energy Link to Deliver Renewable, Reliable and Affordable Energy for Long Island – LICleanEnergy.com / InvenergyLLC.com Invenergy Announces Proposal for Long Island’s Largest Renewable Energy Project

Invenergy, the nation’s leading independent developer of renewable energy projects, today announced the largest renewable project ever proposed for Long Island. The project, Clean Energy Link, consists of four new wind and two new solar farms located within the 12-state PJM regional power market, with a combined capacity exceeding 700 megawatts. All the renewable energy from these projects will be joined into a single portfolio and delivered to Long Island from PJM via a new buried HVDC transmission line, ending at a net-zero converter station on Long Island.

The wind and solar projects will be built across more than 55,000 acres in rural areas in multiple states where land is less expensive and more readily available. This innovative portfolio approach provides economies of scale and unprecedented diversification in technology and geography that will deliver residents of Long Island reliable, clean renewable power at the lowest cost possible […] Continue Reading…

Education funding fight spurs walk to Albany

BRENTWOOD – A group of Long Islanders say they are shining a spotlight on an education funding fight by participating in a 150-mile walk from New York City to the state Capitol.

“All across Long Island there are school districts that are suffering, kids are not getting a quality education. And for decades the state has not been providing it for them,” says Lisa Tyson, of the Long Island Progressive Coalition.

Organizers of a rally Saturday in Brentwood say October marks the 10-year anniversary of the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit, which directed more money into schools, especially the state’s poorest districts. Advocates argue that New York still owes nearly $4 billion to communities statewide […] Continue Reading…