Good afternoon. Here’s a curated look at the weekend’s opinion conent:
Sunday, Nov. 20
We carried a pair of editorials on budgets proposed by the leaders of county governments in Westchester and Rockland counties. Tough choices loom on both sides of the Hudson as services and programs are slated to be slashed in significant ways in 2012:
Astorino and HUD: Community View
Bennett L. Gersham, a frequent contributor on legal issues and a professor at Pace University Law School and a former Manhattan prosecutor, weighs in on the impasse between Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development over the 2009 settlement on affordable housing.
Monday, Nov. 21
Flood-insurance reform: Commentary
Eli Lehrer, Joshua Saksand and Shana Udvardy offer a comment on the need to reform flood insurance, an issue that’s sadly near and dear to Lower Hudson Valley residents affected by Tropical Storm Irene.