- Business Week, in their April 18-24 edition, ran a multi page story titled "The Real Deficits of Nassau County: How one of the nation's wealthiest counties went broke." In the article, Robert B. Ward, deputy director of the Rockefeller Institute of Government was quoted, "Nassau is an extreme example of our national problem." I live in Nassau County.
- Newsday, our local newspaper, reported this week that "Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick, citing unspecified threats, has started carrying a gun, constructed a new security system at Village Hall, posted armed cops at village board meetings and had Nassau police install "panic buttons" at his home and office." While I don't live in Freeport, it is a village in my previously mentioned broke county.
- The most talked about story per many of the local media outlets involve our beaches. No, not how world famous some may think they but the stories center around the dead bodies they have recently found. Up to 10 people's remains have been found. They are still searching for more.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
How does your local news make you feel?
Sorry to go off topic but I've recently read some local news stories that seem to resonate in odd ways with me. Specifically: