A Disgrace - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1825619

A Disgrace

I live in Shinnecock Hills (west of the college) and work in Riverhead. Most weekday mornings, as most of us are aware, we need to travel east on Country Road 39 and make a U-turn to go west. It’s impossible to make a turn out of our neighborhood going west for many reasons. No one in the “trade parade” goes 35 mph, ever. So it’s impossible to exit. There are no police around to keep an eye on this road, so it’s a free-for-all.

The traffic on County Road 39, between 7 and 9 a.m., headed east, is heavier than ever. Then, from 3 to 8 p.m., headed west, it’s bumper to bumper, with the trade parade now leaving the area.

And now you want approval to build affordable housing on County Road 39? Are you for real? You travel this road during the above-mentioned times and tell me we can add more housing, which means more cars on the road.

Now, let’s look at the 1,600 applicants that the Town Board stated they already had for this housing project. I would like to know where these applicants are coming from. What percent are from the East End — and what do you consider the East End? How many are from out of state? I understand this is a federal project, which leads me to believe the applicants will be from all across America. How will this help our town?

We cannot get the town to fix the elevator or the sound system in the auditorium in Town Hall with our tax dollars. What will they do if they have additional folks in the area who are not going to contribute to the taxes?

Can we get answers? Probably not. It’s a disgrace. Our tax dollars are not working for the taxpayers.

Maureen Brady

Shinnecock Hills