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?
Should George Zimmerman face federal civil rights charges?
The Justice Department is now deciding whether to bring a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman that could put him on trial again for the death of Trayvon Martin. The government would need to prove that his killing of the 17-year old Martin was racially motivated.
Could a federal trial satisfy the demands for justice over Martin’s death? Or would it further divide the country?
What would cause you to use MacArthur Airport more?
MacArthur Airport has seen a 46.4 percent decrease in commercial flights since 2007. Some Newsday readers blame high prices and inconvenient flight schedules. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is working to attract additional airlines to MacArthur, and to build in a customs facility to allow for international traffic.
Help inform our upcoming editorial: What do you think would make the airport more attractive to travelers?