Trump And “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

In the story The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson, a couple of scoundrels, knowing the emperor’s vain fascination with his clothing, power...

Words About Words

This election has taught me many lessons—some good, some bad—but one of the most practical reminders served up by the never-ending electoral spectacle is...

300 Days to Better Pay

As the parent of a child with cerebral palsy, I write as a supporter of the #bFair2DirectCare Coalition’s “300 Days to Better Pay” Campaign. When...

Play Time Pays Off

The Patchogue-Medford School District recently announced it would be doubling recess time for its students, allowing elementary-school children 40 minutes of play as opposed...

Reject Bullies Wholly And Unequivocally

Sheri ArbitalJacoby appealed to all of us, especially our children, to be “upstanders” rather than bystanders to bullying (“Encourage Your Child to Be an...

Brace Yourself For Bar Mitzvah Season

As I head back to school with my youngest in ninth grade, I’d like to offer a heads up to the parents of seventh...

Long Island Needs Offshore Wind Now

In reply to a letter, “Is Long Island Ready for Wind Power?” (Levittown Tribune, Aug. 24-30) my answer as a Long Islander is a...

Shock Value

In August of 2001, media outlets across the country were in a feeding frenzy of shark attack stories, airing footage captured by helicopters of...

Teaching Children Empathy

In response to the editorial “How Much Is Enough?” in the Aug. 10-16 issue of the Levittown Tribune, one of a parent’s most important...