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Letters to the Press: For the Week of Aug. 12 – Aug. 18

Not a Fan of Newsday

Dear Editor,

Please help all of us on Long Island and print a daily newspaper. Newsday, since Cablevision took charge, has abandoned us… Their LI news is marginal at best. What hurts even worse is that they have turned a great impartial editorial section into one that is controlled by Cablevision.


Roy J. Scott, Sound Beach

The Press responds: Thanks for the support, Roy. While we may not be daily in print, we are daily on our website. And we wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of Newsday’s downward turn under Cablevision.

Not a Fan of Last Week’s Press Cover

Dear Editor,

I wasn’t very pleased with your sharing the front page of an innocent teen girl with an advertisement for a beer and wine festival, beer bottle included. Not a good choice in my opinion. Money shouldn’t supercede the vision of our youth.

Larry T, Levittown

Not a fan of Washington Politics

Dear Letters Editor:

It seemed like only yesterday when incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed she was going to “drain the swamp” of corruption that flourished under the previous Republican majority. Now Pelosi must deal with former House Ways and Means Committee Chairperson Congress member Charles Rangel’s 13-count indictment. Next, we have senior House Financial Services Committee member California Representative Maxine Waters. Ms. Waters may have a conflict of interest with a bank seeking federal aid. By coincidence, her husband was a major stockholder and served on the board of directors. Let’s hope Rangel and Waters don’t use the race card as their defense, but accept the judgement of their peers in fair and open hearings. With a $3 trillion-plus budget, the temptation for political corruption in Washington is greater than ever. It will always be part of the cultural environment, regardless of the ideology, party affiliation, sex, religion, age or race of the potential guilty party.

Larry Penner, Great Neck

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