What lessons does Nemo teach us for the next storm?
This weekend’s blizzard blanketed the region under as much as 33 inches of snow. The storm stranded drivers along many major thoroughfares and left many communities on Suffolk north shore unplowed for days. After the storm, the second major weather event in four months, questions linger about Long Island’s preparedness. Was enough done to position snow removal equipment before the storm? Should highways have been closed to keep drivers off the road? What should we do differently when the next big storm comes?
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?