Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by...

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will be joined by members of the Friends of the Hempstead Plains for a ground breaking ceremony of the new Hempstead Plains Interpretive Center in Garden City. (July 29, 2013) Credit: Howard Schnapp

The editorial board thinks Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano needs to be more transparent about the fees the county is raising to keep its services afloat. Mangano has consistently touted his record of no property tax increases, but fees increases levied on residents and businesses have brought in $100 million since 2011.

We’re continuing to report on campus housing for Stony Brook University students. The university has a plan for 500 beds in the next five years, but we think that schedule should be accelerated.

And the board is concerned about hospital coverage in Brooklyn, now that Interfaith Medical Center has announced it will close its doors. Surely, some consolidation is warranted, but how best to insure hospital access for every neighborhood?

On the docket for Sunday is the U.S. government surveillance of Americans' phone and Internet activity.

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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 and amNew York.

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