East Rockaway Lynbrook Letters to the Editor

Week of Jan. 31, 2013


Allow another taxi service

To the Editor:

I read with complete agreement Keith Spadaro’s quote in the story “Village Car Service? Not in the village,” (Jan. 17-23) that our current car taxi service “always kind of worked.” I assume by that he meant “and kind of doesn’t.” Clearly Mr. Spadaro, too, has had to wait 45 minutes for a taxi to take him to the train station, and longer still to be picked up at the airport, only to be seated in a car that has the springs coming through the seat.  

I frankly do not see a downside to allowing another company, and thus competition, into our village, which can only improve the current system. We have more than one restaurant, doctor’s office and gas station, and I for one am glad for it.  

Veronica Kaliski 
Rockville Centre


Hoping for Suozzi’s return

To the Editor:

The upcoming election for Nassau County executive is extremely important for the future of Nassau County. The election is especially crucial for young residents who hope to stay and raise their families here.  

Under Ed Mangano’s control, Nassau County has reached an all-time low.

Mangano’s mismanagement over the past three years has resulted in disastrous outcomes for our residents.

Since Mangano was elected, a state control board has taken over the county’s finances. Moreover, Nassau’s taxes have risen while the county’s credit and bond rating have plummeted. Mangano’s long list of failures includes the closure of half of the county’s police precincts and the loss of Nassau’s only professional sports team, the Islanders.  

Young residents see no hope for the future of Nassau County and have decided to move elsewhere to enjoy a higher quality of life.

In light of all this, I hope that former County Executive Tom Suozzi, someone who cares about our future and who has a strong vision for a better Nassau, will reconsider his options and decide to run for county executive. We need him now more than ever.

Lauren Summa 
President, Nassau County
Young Democrats


We’ve earned Social Security

To the Editor:

Re Al D’Amato’s column “It’s time for some honesty about Social Security” (Jan. 17-23):

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