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Up on the Board: City newsstands, Yonkers tolls, and Tom Croci's leave from Islip

Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, seen in this

Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, seen in this undated handout photo, has been called to active duty in the Navy. Credit: handout

The editorial board is saddened by the terrible story coming out of Hofstra University today. We're watching to see what more information surfaces about the shooting.

Today, we’re working on an editorial about New York City newsstands, which are seeking to lift a price cap on what they sell. Currently, all of their offerings, except for printed material, must cost no more than $5. We support a bill in City Council to raise the limit to $10.

We're also looking into efforts by the Yonkers City Council to eliminate the $1.25 New York State Thruway toll in that city.

The editorial board is concerned that security measures at the World Trade Center site will make it an isolated island, much as it was prior to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Also, word that Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci has been recalled to active duty in the U.S. Navy threatens to tilt the political balance in town. Croci had a near-coup on his hands earlier this year, when board members tried to strip him of important duties at the behest of Islip Republican Committee chairman Frank Tantone. We’re watching the developments.

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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.