Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
The Journal News found in state inspection reports that the Lower Hudson Valley is home to 18 bridges, which are in serious need of repair or replacement. Here’s what our readers say:
It seems to take a tragedy before anything gets done about our roadways.”
Bridges are worse than you can imagine. Maintenance is non-existent. Designs, when they are done, are based on whatever records are available — right or wrong, because there is no budget for field investigations.”
At Sunday’s pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium, Iraq war veteran, Megan Leavey and her recently reunited battlefield companion, an 11-year-old combat dog were honored for their military service:
What a great story. We are so proud of all our servicemen and women. I hate to think where this country might be without them. Thank you each and every one of you.”
—Karen Thomas Marshall
Proud of our military and glad there was a happy ending.”
This Marine and her K-9 partner deserve every moment of the attention they are receiving. So happy for them, and proud of both of them.”
—Toni Slawinsky Bracconeri
Most popular story on LoHud.com: Putnam officials continue probe incidents that left dozens ill at Woodbury Common after party at Kent monastery.
Trending on Twitter:
— #Barnard2012President Obama is delivering the commencement address to the Barnard College Class of 2012 today.
RT— penny (@penguingirl) May 14, 2012
<a href="https://twitter.com/barnardcollege">barnardcollege</a>: We'll be live tweeting from commencement! Stay tuned for <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%2523POTUS">#POTUS</a>BarackObama #barnard2012
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