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Robert W July 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM
Keep electing these same fools year after year! You think anything is going to change?
poetryqn July 22, 2014 at 01:09 PM
It is the lack of public scrutiny BEFORE destruction that upsets me most. What our public officials Read Moredon't seem to realize is that Huntington Village attracts customers because of its unique combination of interesting business and restaurants in a sylvan village setting. When we 'pave paradise to put in a parking lot', we lose one of our greatest advantages to strip malls. It would have been a small matter to lose a parking space or two to preserve that grand old tree. The Gerard Street parking lot is never completely full -- I can easily find a space if I'm willing to park at the west end and walk to my destination. There is also the lot further north on Rt. 110 that is never full. I am very sad to lose that great tree, along with all the others that were chopped down years ago to deal with the starling problem. Cutting down trees should be the last solution to a village problem, not the first. Mistakes like this take generations to rectify. Now that parking lot will be a desert to me, like so many others.
m morris July 22, 2014 at 06:22 PM
Well said poetryqn! And all true what you expressed so eloquently. It has become what amount to aRead More&q uot;desert" after seeing it today. Many people had NO IDEA the trees were being chopped down which makes this situation appear even more covert to residents, business owners, employees and visitors to the Village. Why was not more said publicly??? That answer is quite obvious and a simple one. Because people would be against it. Someone also made a nice chunk of change cutting down those trees!!! To quote an old NYT editorial on the destruction of the old historical Penn Station, “we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.” The same goes for Nature's wonders like big, beautiful old trees.
MK Smith July 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Dump Steve Israel.
CAPICU July 21, 2014 at 11:17 AM
NAMI of Huntington .......Are most of your donations from the pharmaceutical industry?
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