Good Tuesday morning. Here’s a glance at opinion content published in The Journal News today:
Village elections: Editorial
We comment on today’s village elections — here’s our guide to local races — and argue that New York should consolidate its elections to the first Tuesday of November, when general elections are held. We write:
Today, a handful of villages in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland continue the tradition of the spring village election, going to the polls to choose a mayor, trustees and village justice on ballots devoid of distractions from national, state, county or town contests found on November ballots. It’s a quaint, costly and inefficient practice that should end.
Croton-on-Hudson villagers today take a step in that direction, considering Proposition 1, which would move their elections to the fall. Voters there should approve the move, and residents in the other Lower Hudson Valley villages should follow their lead. Doing so would save money for many villages and likely boost participation in consolidated November voting. …
Alain Schaberger: Editorial
We remember the life and service of Alain Schaberger, a New York police officer who lived in Cortlandt. Schaberger died after a fall on Sunday in Brooklyn as he was arresting a suspect in a domestic abuse case.
Indian Point: Commentary
William Sherwood, a Republican who serves as the Stony Point town supervisor, replies to a March 9 editorial on Indian Point. Sherwood examines the disaster in Japan and suggests that the former Lovett generation plant in his town would be an excellent site for a non-nuclear, gas turbine.
Michelle Bachmann: Reisman
Phil Reisman skewers Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., for comments she made over the weekend in New Hampshire in which she confused the Granite State with its southern neighbor, Massachusetts. He writes:
… In case you missed it, Bachmann spoke over the weekend in New Hampshire before a group that included high school students and anti-tax activists.
She declared, “What I love about New Hampshire, and what we have in common, is our extreme love of liberty. You’re the state where the shot was heard ’round the world at Lexington and Concord…”
Uh, Michele … no, that was Massachusetts where the Revolutionary War supposedly started. …
Deadly wake-up call: Editorial, Daily News
What he’s owed: Editorial, Daily News
Horrible events test human resilience: Editorial, Newsday
Two states will decide on collective bargaining: Editorial, Watertown Daily Times