Geese are a nuisance. There, I said it. They leave their droppings on fields of grass where our children play baseball. They hiss at us as we innocently walk by, minding our own business. They try to cross the street when we are in a hurry to get to our next destination. How dare they cross the street and inconvenience us! The bottom line is this: Geese are a part of this community whether we like it or not. With the project which is under way at Mill Pond, geese and ducks have been temporarily uprooted and seem to be more comfortable at the Baxter Estates shoreline on Manhasset Bay. This involves crossing the street. As a lifetime resident of this town, I am pleading with all residents of Port Washington to please slow down while driving on Shore Road and all neighboring roads near the ponds. My children have seen one too many unfortunate souls laying in the middle of the street that did not quite make it across safely. Yes, they can be a nuisance, but they are still part of our wildlife and our community. Please slow down and be more aware of their presence. Oh, one last thing for all of you horn honkers: It doesn't make them cross the street any quicker!

Nancy Haberman

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