Expand bus routes
Letters Letters 10/24/2012 at 4:01PM

“Select bus Service coming to LaGuardia” (Melissa Chan, October 18) is great. History has told us that construction of any major new transportation system expansion projects, such as extending either the subway from Astoria or Long Island Rail Road to LaGuardia Airport would have taken decades with all the feasibility studies, environmental reviews, planning, design, [...]

Future is in your hands
Letters Letters 10/24/2012 at 4:01PM

It has been prognosticated that the two momentous and consequential events of 2012 will be the end of the Mayan calendar and the possible re-election of President Barack Obama. Either event has the potential to cause some dismay and discomfort. Before you vote, please consider the following: are we as human beings not really responsible [...]

Waste of resources
Letters Letters 10/18/2012 at 12:03PM

Thank you for covering the issue of the LIRR vs. the QueensWay, which is of vital importance to the community. Why do we need another feasibility study on the possible LIRR from Queens Boulevard to Far Rockaway? How many studies have already been done by the state, the city and the gambling interests? How much [...]

Done deal?
Letters Letters 10/18/2012 at 12:02PM

At the recent Woodhaven meeting hosted by the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, the turnout by the community was impressive. Those community members who arrived and had taken no position to either have a nature walkway or revival of the LIRR certainly decided after the presentations were made. I was one of those. I live parallel [...]

Letters Letters 10/18/2012 at 12:01PM

The MTA has announced that fares are going to increase on all mass transit, bridges, tunnels and commuter railroads by next year. This is totally outrageous. The public has enough to worry about due to the very bad economy, and now yet another unnecessary and unfair burden is going to be placed upon them. Perhaps [...]

A question of the REAL issues
Letters Letters 10/18/2012 at 12:01PM

In my effort to stay informed, I attended a “Candidates Night” on October 10 at Holy Cross High School to listen to the local candidates. There were three candidates seeking a congressional seat and four others seeking seats in the NY State assembly. I consider myself an informed and concerned citizen and was prepared to [...]

Protect our water
Letters Letters 10/10/2012 at 11:47AM

Forty years ago Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes and bays. Since then, New York has taken the lead on water protection by maintaining some of the best water quality laws in the nation. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently proposed lowering the clean water standards for factory [...]

Kids should WANT to learn
Letters Letters 10/10/2012 at 11:47AM

Spout a falsehood loud enough, and often enough, and not only do people start to believe it, but they start spreading it around in a similar fashion. Shutting your eyes, or burying your head in the sand to avoid being politically incorrect, will absolutely not get anyone even close to finding a real solution to [...]

Help for job seekers
Letters Letters 10/10/2012 at 11:46AM

BY SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO More of today’s families need to be two-income households to make ends meet, whether they’re single parents or providing homes for older, unemployed children, or they’re caring for sick or elderly loved ones. They all need and want many of the same things, especially good jobs. The NYS Department of Labor’s [...]

Marking a milestone
Letters Letters 10/03/2012 at 11:45AM

Congratulations to USA Today on your 30th anniversary. Over the past three decades, several hundred daily newspapers have ceased publication. In many cities and states, USA Today has stepped up to fill the void. How fortunate that we live in one of the few remaining free societies with a wealth of information sources available. Most [...]