We moved onto Longview Road six months ago. We've been residents of Port Washington for many years and therefore were fully aware of the Longview Road longtime controversy and of the Town of North Hempstead Board's final decision to restrict its traffic flow. A decision that was based on a factual study and reports, not the emotions of any of the Beacon Hill residents. And that is what a town board is employed to do. It was never going to be a win-win situation/decision for Beacon Hill residents but it was a solid, sound position for the board to take based on the facts, reports and safety of the members of their community. As stated in Port News, May 7, Longview Road article, Councilman Angelo Ferrara states he's consistently heard complaints regarding traffic issues on Beacon Hill Road, yet both Supervisor May Newburger and Councilman Tony D'Urso stated that they have not heard or received any complaints or telephone calls. I personally spoke with Chief Kilfoil, of the Port Washington Police Department who said they have nothing to do with this issue being revisited and that the PWPD is not involved. I find all of the above dialogue to be quite interesting and curious. Why then really is this issue being revisited?
And how much faith can one have in a board that makes a decision after three years of controversy, investigation and examination to repeal their decision? There had better be a significant amount of weight-bearing facts, not emotions or politics presented to substantiate this repeal.