Here’s a look at opinion content published today, Sept. 28:
Miracle at JFK: Editorial
We salute Capt. Jack Conroy, who piloted Westchester-bound Flight 4951 to safety Saturday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens. We write:
When Flight 4951 landed 25 minutes late and at the wrong airport, it was likely one of the happiest moments of passengers’ and crew members’ lives.
It was a miracle on a John F. Kennedy International Airport runway Saturday. A hamstrung Atlantic Southeast Airlines plane originally heading to Westchester County Airport from Atlanta diverted to JFK after the crew discovered midflight that the landing gear’s right wheel was jammed in the up position. To land, the pilot had to balance the plane on only the left wheel, then ease the twin-engine jet onto the right wing just enough to slow the aircraft down but not destabilize it. …
Ossining police: Editorial
We comment on today’s vote in the town of Ossining that will decide the future of that community’s police department. We write:
Nearly every public body talks about downsizing government; hardly anyone ever follows through on that promise — one reason why most tax bills look like the “before” pictures in diet advertisements. So cross your fingers for the Ossining Town Board, which tonight is expected to move forward with a plan that would have Westchester County take over policing in the nonvillage portions of Ossining — at an annual savings of about $932,000.
There has been considerable back and forth on consolidation between the town and its two villages, the town and the county force, and the town and collective-bargaining representatives. The town-county proposal appears to reflect the most continuity and the cleanest solution, even if it will leave another contemplated suitor, the Village of Ossining, on the outside looking in. The town website hosts a side-by-side comparison of the proposed county merger and a proposed merger with the Village of Ossining Police Department. Find it at www.townofossining.com …
Great Recession: Reisman
Phil Reisman pays a visit to the Pelham Rotary Club, whose members told him that the Great Recession is alive and well on the Sound Shore.
Jim Russell: Cartoon
Matt Davies weighs in on Jim Russell, Rep. Nita Lowey’s challenger for the 18th Congressional district seat.