Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York [colored_box color=”grey”]Recreational marijuana should be legal, taxed and regulated.(“NY Medical Marijuana Bill Debated on Long Island,” April 9)It makes money for the state and localities, and removes generations of hypocrisy and ignorance that allows far, far more harmful substances like alcohol and tobacco to be legally sold.David Lynch via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]I’m as laid back as the next guy, but this heroin crap has got to stop [“Medford Man High on Heroin in Fatal Crash,” April 19]. Find out where he got it and find out where that person got it and find out where that person got it, put them in jail for attempted murder and any bas#%rd lawyer that tries to keep them out. Save the children and the peoples’ lives they ruin over drug dealers’ rights. Don’t get me started.Dom Tassone via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]@CJ_Marchello: “Just what we need, more drugs on Long Island.” [“NY Medical Marijuana Bill Debated on Long Island,” April 9]via Twitter[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]Demoted? [“Nassau Police Aide Gets Community Service for Harassment,” April 11] Frances Colvin should have been dismissed for using the system for personal reasons. The rest of it I could see, as the harassment isn’t much more than you’d normally see in that situation.Karen Gardiner Miller via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]@shoptiludrop15: “Not even safe in your own home. #scary.” [“Bay Shore Home Invasion Suspects Sought,” April 8]Via Twitter[/colored_box][colored_box color=”blue”]I knew it! [“DA: Woman Faked Cancer to get Drug Money,” April 10]. I saw Brittany Ozarowski outside of Guinta’s Meat Farms a few months back. She was with an older woman whom she claimed was her mother. They had big mayo jars filled with cash and a long typed letter explaining her plight. I took the letter and read it while shopping. Something was off. There were many typos, and the story was just so outlandish. My gut was screaming at me that this was a scam, but my heart was telling me to stop being cynical. I would have given her a buck, but I honestly didn’t have one, and paid for my groceries with a credit card—a bill which my husband and I work hard to pay…along with our other bills. Funny, but we actually work for what we have. Seriously, this scammer needs to be punished. May God forgive her.Ann Dorrian Guaglione via Facebook[/colored_box][colored_box color=”grey”]“The Revolution Will Be Satirized” reads like it was written by the DNC or maybe Barbara Streisand. Aside from the silly attack on Mitt Romney, a man of far more credentials than his radical opponent, the entire piece is dishonest on a number of levels. Lewis Black who happily has attested to his life-long commitment to the Left many times is described as politically neutral, “A comedian who skewers politicians on both sides of the aisle.” Nothing is made of President Barack Obama’s bid to expand the welfare state on a scale never before seen. Only Romney’s comment (a true one, by the way) that half the nation is now living off the other half. Romney’s sin wasn’t about the veracity of his comments but the political incorrectness of it. Which brings us to the ridiculous, sophomoric depiction of Lenny Bruce as a champion of free speech. Huh? Expletives are not speech. They don’t express ideas. If you think the Left supports free speech, try making a politically incorrect statement in the classroom or on an American campus today and see what happens. Careers have been destroyed by the Left over opinions expressed by American citizens, a right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The “comedic activists” mentioned in the piece are all on the political Left. It is a cynical, a snobbish contempt of the reading public to present such a politically biased piece as though it is objective journalism and to glorify left-wing political advocates as if they are merely “comedian activists,” a politically neutral term.J. Fielding via email[/colored_box]
Melbourne: New South Wales have been declared champions of the Sheffield Shield after Cricket Australia decided to cancel all cricketing activities for the remainder of the season due to coronavirus outbreak.New South Wales had 51 points from nine games with six wins and had already booked their place in the final scheduled for March 27. The next best team was Victoria with three wins, three losses and three draws for 38 points.“By effectively cancelling the remainder of our season, Cricket Australia is playing its part in protecting fans, players, staff, volunteers and match officials during this unprecedented global health issue,” Kevin Roberts, the Chief Executive, said. “These are difficult decisions, but the right ones in the circumstances.“Many will no doubt be disappointed that the Sheffield Shield, Premier Cricket and Community Cricket seasons won’t have their traditional ending. That said, we congratulate New South Wales who were 12 points clear at the top of the table on being crowned Sheffield Shield champions.“As organisations around the world rally to slow the spread of the coronavirus, it’s important that we also provide decisive leadership. We hope that by taking these actions now – in addition to those announced in recent days – we can contribute to ‘flattening the curve’ of coronavirus and society returning to normal as quickly as possible.”The rapid spread of the disease has led to the sporting calendar around the world come to a virtual standstill. The Australian cricket team’s ODI series against New Zealand was called off, as was India’s ODI series against South Africa. Both series were to be held in empty stadiums before being called off altogether. IANSAlso Read: Sheffield Shield out of Sydney Cricket Ground Due to Pitch ConcernsAlso Watch: Cruise ship tourists in quarantine at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat were released today
In the most recent list of the best national teams announced today, the “A” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as last month, ranks 49th with 1430 points.The list is led by the national team of Belgium ahead of France, Brazil, England and Uruguay.The opponent of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the semi-finals of the EURO 2020 play-offs, the Northern Ireland team is ranked 36th with 1476 points.Ranking list:1. Belgium 17652. France 17333. Brazil 17124. England 16615. Uruguay 16456. Croatia 16427. Portugal 16398. Spain 16369. Argentina 162310. Columbia 162249. Bosnia and Herzegovina 1430
CHARLES CITY — A Floyd County man convicted of child sex crimes has been sentenced to prison. 46-year-old James Boehmer of Charles City was accused of sexual contact with a child between 2014 and 2017. A Floyd County jury last month found Boehmer guilty of indecent contact with a child and lascivious conduct with a minor, but found him not guilty of lascivious acts with a child. District Judge Christopher Foy on Friday sentenced Boehmer to two years in prison on the indecent contact with a child charge, and one year in jail on the lascivious conduct charge. Boehmer will get credit for time served, with the sentences to be served back-to-back.