Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Rushing the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project could cost time in the long run, legal experts warn. Do you think the project is moving too quickly? Here’s what readers said:
The State has been studying out this project, and holding numerous public meetings inviting public comments on it, for well over a decade. How can that possibly be construed as rushing into it?”
— Klaatu Boradanicto
“The problem with this new infusion of interest is that it seems to come from a ‘build now or be damned’ mentality. The many false starts over the last 12 years never quite got to the point where ground could be broken because of fiscal impediments and vague plans. With that ‘cleared’ by Cuomo and Obama, the rush to build seems to be based on the idea that this money will dry up if building isn’t begun soon. The lack of inclusion of mass transit despite the obvious need only highlights that the comments and wishes of the people using the bridge or living near the bridge are being patently ignored. Deja vu of the building of the first bridge.”
— Nancy Danahy
“The environmentalists always cause multiple delays. Do they mean well? Yes! But on the other hand, when they cause delays and thus drive up the cost, who winds up paying the price? Us taxpayers.”
— Stephen Perrotta
Do you think Westchester County was right to raise the cost of child care programs? We’re seeking opinions on the topic this week. Email email@example.com, tweet @LoHudOpinion or leave your answer in the comments below. We’ll publish the most thoughtful in The Journal News and on LoHud.com.
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— World Financial Center and WFC. A suspicious package found at 2 World Financial Center prompted an evacuation around 11 a.m. today.
— Hillary Rosen and Ann Romney. Rosen, a Democratic strategist, said Romney, Mitt Romney’s wife, wasn’t a good spokesperson for the financial pressures women face because she hasn’t worked.
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