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Up on the Board: Readers' mail, veterans services, non-citizens voting

The Dignity Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on

The Dignity Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Northport VA Medical Center and will be open to the public this weekend. Videojournalist: Mario Gonzalez (October 24, 2011)

Letters to the editor this week are focusing on the DREAM Act and other immigration reform, congressional hearings on the Benghazi attacks, and the upcoming school budget votes (Tuesday, May 21). Stay tuned for these readers’ letters in the newspaper and online.

For editorials, we’re still looking at Suffolk County jails for Sunday. With a large new facility in Yaphank, what happens to the old Riverhead jail? And what about the plans for even more construction in Yaphank? Is it really needed? Or could the criminal justice system be doing a better job deciding whom to lock up?

The editorial board thinks it’s an absurd proposal by New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm and Councilwoman Gale Brewer to allow non-citizens to vote in city elections.

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On Monday, we’re planning to look at delays in getting services to veterans who’ve returned home. Old-style paper bureaucracy is partly to blame, and this is outrageous.

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Up on the Board is the editorial board's blog about what we just discussed at our weekday morning meeting. These meetings are where we talk about the news of the day and hash out our positions for the opinion sections of Newsday, Newsday Westchester and amNew York.

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