Community Viewpoint

Setting The Facts Straight

Dear Editor:

Ms. Rooney’s response to my letter from a few weeks back about Smith Point County Park is a complete farce, extremely misleading, and huge skewing of the facts. Yes, of course the county has an obligation to protect the piping plovers. No one is advocating that any harm come to the birds, only that they are safely relocated. And no, moving the plovers to a separate location is not against the law. As long as the county receives the necessary permit, it is perfectly legal and humane. Running around the beach with a giant net is one thing, getting an approved plan to relocate the nest is another entirely. It has been done before, and it can be done again if only Suffolk County actually took a moment to review all the options. I’m not saying developing and executing this plan would be easy, but it’s definitely worth looking into, and there’s no excuse for it not having been done already.
Ms. Rooney’s response goes on to advocate for more protections for the dunes on the beach. I don’t think anyone would disagree with this point, but it’s completely besides the issue. We can protect the dunes and the plovers while still allowing access to the beach, but only if Suffolk County made the effort to reach out to Fish and Wildlife and find out. There is absolutely no harm in trying, and I still can’t believe nothing has been done yet. On top of all this, she goes after our federal officials by claiming they should be doing more to increase access. Last time I checked, Lee Zeldin is the only one who has been proactive on this issue. We support Smith Point beach with our tax dollars, and it’s about time these people got their heads out of the sand.

William Toranzo

Support the American Legion
Dear Editor:

We will holding a “PIG ROAST FUNDRAISER” at the American Legion Post #1533 on June 17, 2017 from 12 Noon to 5 pm.
The event is being sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Post # 1533 Arthur H. Clune.
The fundraiser is for new tents for the American Legion. We will be holding a 50/50 raffle.
Music by DJ Roy, food, beer and soda will be served. There will be a cash bar inside.
Adults tickets are $35.00 which includes draft beer & food.
Under 21 is $25.00 which includes soda and food.
Tickets are available at the American Legion Post #1533, 110 Mastic Beach Road, Mastic Beach (corner of Mastic Beach Road and Washington Ave.) or by calling (631) 395-1981. All are welcome.

The American Legion
Notice Of Special Board Of Trustees’ Meeting

Dear Editor:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Mastic Beach will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 369 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, New York 11951, for the purpose of entering into executive session to discuss particular personnel matters. Dated: May 23, 2017.

Susan F. Alevas, Esq.,
Village of Mastic Beach
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The Staff
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