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Letters: Thanks for Keeping Politics Out of Medical Exam Room

To the Editor: I write in praise of our New York State government leaders. Where other states pass laws that force women to endure unnecessary pelvic exams (Missouri) and government-forced pregnancy (Alabama), our elected officials improve the health of New Yo... More »


Nightmare on Buckhout Street

To the Editor: Regarding Irvington Board of Trustees Round-Up, the latest Astorbuck plan is more “Nightmare on Buckhout Street” than Groundhog Day. The new plan in Astorbuck’s 10-year quest to re-zone a residential neighborhood to build a commercial parking lo... More »


Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Licensed to Drive

To the Editor, No matter what your position on immigration or undocumented immigrants, I urge you to consider the reality that all New Yorkers would be safer if undocumented immigrants were licensed to drive. There are nearly one million undocumented immigrant... More »


Letters – Con Ed Gas Moratorium is a Momentous Opportunity

To the Editor: We believe that the Con Ed gas moratorium is an opportunity, not a crisis (Con Ed Gas Moratorium, March issue). The real estate developers cited in your article view the moratorium as a crisis because they are depending on natural gas, which we ... More »


Letters – Time to Lobby for Equal Pay for Women

To the Editor: Collectively, women in New York State lose $17 billion due to the wage gap between men and women.  This gap starts at the beginning of a woman’s career and multiplies over time. Right out of college women experience a 7% pay gap as they are push... More »


Letters: Protected Bike Lanes are Needed

To the Editor: The article “Final Route 9 Bike Study Moving Ahead” said “bikers see cars as a dying form of transportation.” More accurately, we continually meet people tired of being forced to drive. Most streets lack sidewalks, and where they do exist, they’... More »


Letters – Greenburgh Seeks Competitive Bids on Website

To the Editor: Please be advised that the town posts RFPs for consultants, contractors on our website and that when we post proposals on the website ( we’re honestly seeking competitive bids. We don’t go into the bid process with favorites... More »


Support Harckham for State Senate

To the Editor: With the current Supreme Court make-up, I fear that Roe vs. Wade is threatened more than ever.  Since the 1973 decision that guaranteed a woman’s right to abortion, many states have passed restrictive laws that have made it nearly impossible for... More »


Letters – The Hudson Independent Delivers Quality Journalism

To the Editor: I moved to Kendal on Hudson from Brooklyn in late March and was immediately struck by the quality of The Hudson Independent.  Brooklyn also has a free newspaper (The Brooklyn Paper) with various editions offering “special” reporting on happening... More »


Letters – Health Issues Must Be Considered with Cell Towers

To the Editor: I read with interest your article in the October issue about the MTA cell tower that has been erected in Tarrytown. In addition to the safety and aesthetic issues cited by opponents of that particular tower, there are even more important health ... More »


Letters – Climate Change

To the Editor: I am writing to encourage everyone to learn as much as they can about climate change whether one is a denier or believer. Please consider that this issue is far more serious than we realize. The conservative British news magazine, The Economist,... More »