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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Rockville Centre Herald
Letters to the Editor

View inspiring library showcases

To the Editor: 

I am writing to invite the Rockville Centre community and our neighbors to view the informative and inspiring showcases designed and executed by our Rockville Centre librarian, Alene Scoblete, now on display through July at the Rockville Centre Public Library. 

The display is particularly timely because for the first time this year, same-sex couples in 13 states and the District of Columbia have been granted the full federal protections of legal marriage. 

Ms. Scoblete has once again drawn attention to Gay Pride by highlighting relevant books, CDs and DVDs and integrating them with powerful, poignant, and inspirational quotes from famous and notable individuals. The colorful design and layout draw you in while the various topical selections will undoubtedly inform the public about this rich component of the library’s collection.

Gaze upon the selections here and reserve any of them for your reading/listening/viewing pleasure. I praise Ms. Scoblete’s thorough research, careful curation and creative talents, and encourage everyone to view the outstanding results of her efforts before the end of July.

 

Ronna Weiss

Rockville Centre

Village should allow competition

To the Editor:

For more than three decades, All Island Transportation has enjoyed being the only taxi game in town, as a result of what must be characterized as a village-regulated monopoly. At its June 3 meeting, the village’s Board of Trustees decided to postpone — for up to 60 days — the decision on whether to allow a second taxi company to operate in Rockville Centre (“Still waiting for a cab,” June 6--12).

With this 60-day decision deadline fast approaching, I urge Mayor Murray and the board either to end All Island’s stranglehold on the local market or to publicly issue a statement that explains, in detail, how preserving All Island’s current arrangement is beneficial to the village and its residents.

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