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Along with numerous residents of Port Washington, I was shocked and dismayed at Supervisor May Newburger's outrageous claim, in the May 7 edition of the Port News, that, relative to safety issues on Beacon Hill Road, she states, "I'm stunned. We've received no complaints. It's very quiet there and no real incidents have occurred..."

Does she not recall a public hearing, at which she presided, held at Town Hall, Nov. 25, 1997, to review a resolution to limit truck traffic on Beacon Hill Road, because of safety issues? Has she forgotten that, following public assurances at that same meeting, the resolution, with minor technical adjustments, would be approved, and the Democratic majority at the Dec. 16, 1997 board meeting reneged upon those assurances and defeated the resolution?

It has probably also slipped her mind that, approximately four weeks following defeat of the resolution, two women traveling on Beacon Hill Road were fortunate to escape with their lives when a tractor trailer attempting a turn, virtually disintegrated their car.

Does it seem to you as it does to us that very selective memory (at best) or diminished memory capacity (at worst) is responsible for these unfortunate lapses? Either scenario does not bode well for the residents of North Hempstead.




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