Ombudsman Alert – LOWEY AND CARLUCCI SUPPORT LEGISLATION BANNING PHONE SCAMS AND “BAD ROBOCALLS”

Ombudsman Alert – LOWEY AND CARLUCCI SUPPORT LEGISLATION BANNING PHONE SCAMS AND “BAD ROBOCALLS”

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman The Ombudsman Alert has complained about the fraudulent scam calls made by companies attempting to convince unsuspecting consumers to call a certain 800 number with the threat that by NOT making such a call they would be billed up to $299,99. This clearly illegal practice has increased over the past […]

Get Big money out of NY politics

Get Big money out of NY politics

To the Editor, The NY State Legislature passed historic reforms in 2019. Campaign finance reform did not make it. Politicians in NY still must fund-raise like crazy from sources who can make the biggest contributions.The two worst effects of this are that candidates have little time to spend with future constituents listening to their concerns, […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Service and Support”

County Executive’s Corner: “Service and Support”

By County Executive Ed Day November is the month when Americans gather with family and friends, share a traditional Thanksgiving meal and express gratitude for the good things in their lives. It is also a time when we reflect on our blessings and help to raise awareness about those who may not be as fortunate. […]

OP-ED – Can schools solve our youth health crisis?

OP-ED – Can schools solve our youth health crisis?

Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2014, are coming of age in a vastly different time than the generations before them. Between a huge amount of screen time spent on social media, mass shootings occurring on an unprecedented scale, body image issues and homelessness, there are intense stressors that are contributing to our youth emotional and mental health crisis.

DIMOND – The ‘Prison Groupie’ Syndrome

DIMOND – The ‘Prison Groupie’ Syndrome

BY DIANE DIMOND Here’s a word from the field of crime I’m betting you’ve never heard before: hybristophilia. It’s pronounced HIGH-briss-toe-feel-ee-uh, and it’s such an obscure word some dictionaries don’t even include it — yet. Expert criminologists and mental health professionals define hybristophilia in a scientific way: a syndrome in which sexual arousal and attraction […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Clean Bill of Health”

County Executive’s Corner: “Clean Bill of Health”

By County Executive Ed Day I have more good news to share with you in respect to the 2020 Proposed Budget. The New York State Comptroller’s Office reviewed our $729.9 million spending plan and found that, “the significant revenue and expenditure projections in the proposed budget are reasonable.” What this means to you and me […]

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