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A Sign of Our Times




Grand Jury Report critical of Smithtown town
nments supervision
of commercial
property demolition…

The Grand Jury Report is public record and available at the link below. It is 40 pages, but double spaced, and well worth the few minutes it takes to read it.

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Sign of our Times

By Eric Sailor

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Congressman Zeldin Sides With Those Fighting For Gateway Tunnel Project


Rep. Zeldin Joins NY/NJ Members Urging Funding for Hudson River Gateway Tunnel Project

WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) joined Representatives Leonard Lance (NJ-7), Peter T. King (NY-1) , Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2), John J. Faso (NY-19), Chris Smith (NJ-4), Dan Donovan (NY-11), Tom MacArthur (NJ-3), and Claudia Tenney (NY-22) in urging Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to continue Congressional funding for the Hudson River Gateway Tunnel project amid reports he had be urged not to fund the infrastructure project. 

“The Northeast is an economic powerhouse.  It is home to 51 million people – one in seven Americans – and four of the 10 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.  The Northeast accounts for 30 percent of all jobs in the United States, 20 percent of the Nation’s gross domestic product and contributes $3 trillion annually to the U.S. economy,” the Members wrote. “The Northeast Rail Corridor is the region’s backbone. It is the most heavily used passenger rail line in the United States serving more than 750,000 people every day on more than 2,200 intercity and commuter trains.  The Northeast Rail Corridor is a moneymaker for Amtrak and the Federal Government.  In 2016, nearly 3.5 million riders spent $593.7 million on seats on the high-speed Acela Express between Union Station in Washington and South Station in Boston.”

A PDF of the signed letter is available here.

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