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Just Sayin’: Why so long to fix escalator at Rockville Centre’s station?

LIRR passengers descend three levels of steps at

LIRR passengers descend three levels of steps at the Rockville Centre train station as the escalator, left, is out of service for repairs, a common sight at many LIRR stations on the Island. (Aug. 20, 2012) Photo Credit: Nancy Borowick

At Rockville Centre’s Long Island Rail Road station, workers have been replacing the stairway as well as the escalator. So, the only way up to the platform is on the furthest east or furthest west portion of the platform.

The ticket machines are still located in the center, where the work is being done. Months have passed, and I’ve called and complained that they should at least move the ticket machines near the stairs. When I spoke to a representative, she of course apologized and told me it won’t be ready until after the New Year.

How can it take so long to replace a staircase and an escalator?

Tommy G. Gregoretti, Oceanside


People need to hear about dog, cat cruelty

Thank you for your coverage of House Resolution 752, which condemns the Yulin dog-eating “festival” and the consequent torture of millions of dogs in China each year.

The gruesome specifics of the dog and cat meat trade have gone mostly unreported. However, to propel change, we cannot brush aside the killing of innocent, sentient beings.

Dogs are thrown into scalding water to remove fur, then skinned and blowtorched while conscious. They’re dismembered, hanged and beaten. Sadly, this violence is not the exception but the foundation upon which the dog and cat meat trade is built for the sake of misguided and unfounded medicinal and superstitious beliefs.

Currently, there are 120 co-sponsors of this resolution; they come from both parties. Without media exposure, people will remain ignorant.

Lauren Wisniewski, Syosset

Editor’s note: The writer is an administrator for Citizens Lobbyists for H. Res. 752, to end the dog meat trade, a Facebook group.


Don’t toss lit cigarettes out car windows

For the umpteenth time, a driver in front of me has casually thrown a lit cigarette out of the car window. There’s no telling where this cigarette will land: on the ground, on my windshield, near my gas tank, under the gas tank of a vehicle next to me. Imagine the possibilities! It’s just a matter of time before a tragedy occurs.

Carol Vivento, Lindenhurst


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