Friday, 14 October 2011 00:00
In response to Newsday’s article “Lonely Lighthouse,” I would like to respond to any suggestion that the Town of North Hempstead is at fault with its decision to hold back on beautifying Stepping Stones Lighthouse. The town is correct that in these difficult economic times, we need to make sure that we spend money on the things that we need, not what we want. I applaud their efforts in making sure we spend money to make our parks and pools better.
Instead of having taxpayers foot the bill entirely, I applaud the town’s correct decision to instead go after grant opportunities. We pay enough in taxes and we should not have to spend more than we can afford. Newsday should know that we pay more in taxes already than we receive back from Albany. Clearly they should get their facts straight beforehand, and focus on what’s in the best “fiscal” interest of our great town.