How will ending Saturday mail delivery affect you?
The U.S. Postal Service has decided to stop delivering first class mail on Saturdays. This proposal, designed to save an estimated $2 billion annually, will go into effect on Aug. 5. The money saved by the independent agency which does not receive taxpayer dollars will be used to pay for future retirees’ health benefits. Post Offices currently staffed on Saturdays will remain open, but only packages and priority mail will be delivered to homes and business. Is cutting Saturday service the best choice the Postal Service could have made to balance it books? Should Congress intervene and reverse this decision?
Will LIPA’s future repeat it’s past? What can we expect 15 years from now?
A new plan to fix the Long Island Power Authority can make ratepayers feel like they’ve stepped into a time machine. Is the proposal by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo deja vu all over again? Or has he finally found a fix for the problem that have bedeviled the delivery of electricity here for decades?
Newsday’s editorial board supports new tests. Do you?
Students in grades 3-8 will take new, more rigorous standardized tests this week. We think the new tests, which are based on the Common Core Curriculum, are a fair way to assess students — and will lead to higher individuals achievement and better schools. Do you agree?