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Ramadan: Fix Oyster Bay Line for Faster Commute, Growth

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Economy, Glen Cove, Gold Coast, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

The Long Island Railroad is currently in the process of soliciting feedback for its scheduled fare and toll hike. The hike is expected to generate an additional $252 million per year, with another hike expected in 2017. It is past time the LIRR confronts the state of the Oyster Bay line, and the increased revenues […]

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More Federal “Stimulus” Money for the Ferry Terminal

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Economy, Glen Cove, Politics, The Beacon  /  1 Comment

Here’s a letter to the editors of Newsday. I’ve written a couple of letters into the paper, namely one was a response to the Editorial Board’s assertion that a plan to reduce the tax and regulatory burden “wouldn’t create jobs”, and the following. Here’s the news this writer felt compelled to respond to: “The ferry […]

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Ferry: Settled Suit Echoes “Atlas Shrugged”–$11 mil Created 0.64 Jobs There

By   /  October 19, 2014  /  Glen Cove, The Beacon, U.S.  /  6 Comments

Newsday reported on Thursday that the City Council voted to settle a $1.7 million lawsuit filed in 2012 against firms involved in what can only be labeled a debacle at the Waterfront in the form of the bulkhead for the latest attempt to establish a ferry terminal there. Newsday also reported the city would receive $700 thousand […]

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A Primer on Why Planning Fails and Individuals Succeed

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  The Beacon  /  No Comments

There was an excellent op-ed in Monday’s Wall Street Journal by Donald Boudreaux and Todd J. Zywicki, both senior fellows and at the Mercatus Center and professors at George Mason University, which runs Mercatus. Boudreaux also runs the blog Cafe Hayek. The piece applies Hayek’s thinking to today’s “hubris”, highlighted by Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. But it really […]

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Cub Scouts Selling Popcorn To Raise Money for Intrepid Sleepover

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Community, The Beacon  /  No Comments

It’s that time of year again! October is here and it’s the month to buy delicious popcorn! The Glen Cove Pack 6 Cub Scouts are out and about, selling popcorn this month as a fundraiser for the scouts. This is the biggest fundraiser for the group and so far, they have sold many bags of […]

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The K-12 Road to Serfdom

By   /  August 16, 2014  /  Glen Cove, New York, The Beacon  /  No Comments

There’s been an interesting exchange in written letters to Newsday’s editors this past week about the Glen Cove “cheating” scandals. The most recent, by a Coram resident, disregards the original writer’s concerns as conspiracy thoughts. “The writer implies that the guilty parties may have had a valid reason for cheating, or perhaps were coerced by some dark, […]

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A Letter From 1917: On the City Charter and Liberty

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Glen Cove, History, Politics, The Beacon  /  No Comments

This letter was originally published in the Glen Cove Echo on July 7, 1917.  Dear Mr. Editor, I am delighted to hear of your victory in securing a city charter for Glen Cove. What a bright future you have before you! How different from that of Clam Creek. I told you something about the condition […]

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