Peter Boody is news editor of The Sag Harbor Express. Previously he was the editor of the Southampton Press for many years and also edited several other papers, including the Shelter Island Reporter and the East Hampton Press, of which he was founding editor. He was a regular correspondent for the New York Times Long Island section and wrote the novel “Thomas Jefferson, Rachel & Me.”
Today, October 12, is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6 general election. Prospective voters must be 18 or older by the date of the election, must be a United States citizen and meet other criteria to become a registered voter.
While not a common use of the CPF, this week New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. — one of the original authors of the CPF — said not only was it allowed under the law, but that it was not unprecedented.
In the United States, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults aged 18 and older and major depression is the leading cause of disability among those ages 15 to 64.