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EDITORIAL
Happy Holidays!

Driving along lower Main Street by the Town Dock the other night, I was compelled to pull into the parking lot and "imbibe" the view. I'm sorry to say that the magnificent sunsets no longer grab me this way, now that I've been seeing them regularly for the past nine months. (I know that I'm spoiled rotten---taking all the natural beauty around us for granted!)

What enticed me that evening was the beautiful lights lit all around the bay. I sat there entranced for about ten minutes, despite the fact that I had a ka-zillion things to do. But it was well worth it. I drove home feeling incredibly serene.

I hope that all our readers have such moments of joy, peace and appreciation during the holiday season.

From all of us here at the Port News, happy, happy holidays.


LETTER
Sands Point's Silent Majority

Yes, I am a personal friend of Leonard Wurzel. I am also part of the silent majority that enjoys and takes pride in our beautiful Village Club.

Norman Blankman has a personal vendetta against the mayor and the Village Club. I personally invited Mr. Blankman as my guest for dinner in the club's dining room. I hoped to show him what a wonderful, happy and neighborly facility we have. He dismissed my invitation, wanting no part of the club.

Mr. Blankman's Foundation is asking for contributions to fight the Village of Sands Point. How can political contributions be tax deductible? The residents of Sands Point are burdened already with substantial expenses for legal fees that the village has incurred having to defend themselves against Mr. Blankman's law suits.

Mayor Wurzel has been the driving force in acquiring the IBM property which an overwhelming majority of the residents of Sands Point voted for. In discrediting our mayor, Norman Blankman probably thinks he can destroy the Village Club.

Mr. Blankman is a builder, a man of stature and, I assume, a very busy person. What is his ultimate goal, that he is willing to spend so much time, money and effort on this vindictive crusade?

Do you suspect he hopes that the Village Club fails so that it will have to be sold for development?

Mickey Friedman


LETTER
Thanks for 90 Minute Free Parking

We are always very quick to criticize. However, a great, heartfelt "thank you" should be given to the Chamber of Commerce of PW for the wonderful gesture of "capping" the parking meters during this holiday period.

Mrs. M. Stein




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