No Excuse for Cruel and Unusual Prisoner Punishment

BY DIANE DIMOND If you are reading this anywhere in America, you know firsthand that this summer has been a record-breaking sizzler. We could be living though the hottest summer season ever. Think about what you’ve done to keep cool. You’ve turned on your air conditioner, or (if you don’t have one) maybe you’ve gone […]

Skoufis: ‘Thruway toll hike is a trickle- down tax’

Democratic Assembly candidate for District 99, James Skoufis, had this to say about the NY Thruway’s proposed steep toll hikes for commercial drivers. “Now is not the time to require businesses that deliver the goods we depend on everyday to pay a 45 percent toll increase. The economy is still struggling; we have not yet […]

Miele says MONORAIL is the Answer to our TZ Troubles

Reprinted “Miele’s Musing” from Armand Miele’s book “Born Minus” What are we waiting for? From Rockland County to JFK Airport, with traffic, used to take no more than 35 minutes. Today with roads clogged by commuter traffic it takes close to two hours. Imagine the waste and cost for fuel and tolls, the work time […]

Felony Murder Laws Need Wiggle Room

BY DIANE DIMOND Any parent would agree young people can do impulsive and thoughtless things. But what if one of their stupidly spontaneous acts accidently turns deadly? Should society give that young person special consideration? Should it depend on the kid’s past good or bad character? Should the justice system treat them the same as […]