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LETTERS: Fawcett, immigration and more


If Fawcett was out, singer should be, too


The executive director of the film academy said Farrah Fawcett was not included in the "in memoriam" segment because she was better known as a TV star .

Remind me, what was Michael Jackson best known as?

Dennis Rosenberg




Immigration reform works for everyone


Most people recognize that fixing our broken immigration system will be good for everyone - whatever your immigration status, or if you're native-born .

We need to get all immigrants on the right side of the law so they can come out of the shadows and fully contribute to our economy (though many are doing so already by paying income and sales taxes, while avoiding using government services).

The way to do that is through comprehensive immigration reform. The centerpiece of reform is an earned path to legalization, for immigrants who learn English, play by the rules and come under the umbrella of the law.

Maryann Sinclair Slutsky

Port Washington

Editor's note: The writer is director of Long Island Wins, a group promoting practical solutions to immigration issues.



No time to restore take-home car perk


It is interesting that Judge Elena Cacavas finds that despite no contractual obligation, Islip Town workers should continue receiving the perk of a take-home car because it was a "long standing past practice" . Amazing!

Common sense dictates that for now, a take-home car for most of the titles mentioned is an excessive benefit at the taxpayer's expense. With $200,000-a-year police officers, $100,000 teachers and tons of patronage jobs, no wonder immigrants want to come to Long Island. If you know the right people, it is truly the land of opportunity.

Gene Towba




If Levy has a plan, we need it now


Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, what are you waiting for?

If you have such a specific plan to save New York from bankruptcy , why wait for your possible election as governor? Run, don't walk, right up to Albany now and give Gov. David A. Paterson your help as a volunteer. Prove yourself now and help keep New York from going down the tubes.

Gail Connors

Bay Shore


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