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Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1533044

Not A Quick Fix

As the trade parade continues to ignore speed limit signs and limited access signs to our neighborhood roads, our supervisor once again looks the other way. “Laws not enforced cease to be laws” — Thomas Moriarty.

Sound public policy requires that the town supervisor be engaged, not disinterested. Our town government demands considerable debate, compromise and refinement in determining a course of action. Communication and input from all stakeholders is necessary. Public policy is not a quick fix but rather an opportunity to arrive at a deliberate and careful decision.

Unfortunately, the current situation in Town Hall is “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate” (the movie: “Cool Hand Luke”). The supervisor must communicate on a regular basis with our neighbors, the sovereign Shinnecock Indian Nation and the seven villages within our boundaries. This dialogue can avoid misunderstandings and possibly lead to shared services, resulting in a savings to our taxpayers.

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, save Southampton — vote for a change in town hall.

Greg RobinsNorth SeaMr. Robins is the Republican candidate for Southampton Town supervisor — Ed.


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