Saltaire, pop. 43, sees a threat to i...

Saltaire, pop. 43, sees a threat to its independence

There are 80 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 7, 2008, titled Saltaire, pop. 43, sees a threat to its independence. In it, Newsday reports that:

Saltaire is an island community of 43 where bicycles outnumber cars, residents think of Long Island as "the mainland," and every year, a dead dog named Pal never fails to get a write-in vote for the village ...

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Ed from Stony Brook

Budd Lake, NJ

#26 Jun 8, 2008
Live and let live!!

Edison, NJ

#27 Jun 8, 2008
Saltaire is a slice of the American Pie
That is rapidly dying off!
Places like this are what make our
country great.
taking away the status of a place like
Saltaire is killing our spirit of

HAIL HAIL Saltaire!!
Long May You LIVE!!!!!!!!!
Claude Bedell

Mission Viejo, CA

#28 Jun 8, 2008
What right does the state have to get into this kind of offensive requirement? It's none of their business. It's beginning to seem as if we should start practicing saying "Heil Hitler" again. This is worse than what Hitler would have done.

Stormville, NY

#29 Jun 8, 2008
You might not like it there, people tend to have an open mind and not be so judgemental.

Try one of those Christian theme parks, might be more of what you're seeking.
Clemenza wrote:
Saltaire sounds like a good family place that's also far enough away from the disordered same-sex attracted sodomites that inhabit The Grove and The Pines. Or the riff-raff magnets that Kismet and Davis Park have become.

Stormville, NY

#30 Jun 8, 2008
Then go to the Hamptons where all the real down to earth, laid back folks are.

Are you kidding? Spoken by someone who can't live without their McD's, high speed internet and cable TV.

Wake up, there's more to life!
Not Magical wrote:
Saltaire bites, like many of these communities on fire island. The people think they can do whatever they want. They should drop a bomb, level the island, and rebuild.
Fellow LIer

Stormville, NY

#31 Jun 8, 2008
Haven't seen too many "McMansions" in my summers in that part of Fire Island...we don't live there and we visit every summer. We're "comfortable" but far from rich, my husband and I are both college educated, BLUE collar workers who just know how to spend our money wisely, not squander it on crap we (and our kids) don't need like many.

A share in the house we rent is $700 per week. Cheaper than the over commercialized Disney trips most other fools feel compelled to go "for the kids". There are very few souveniers to purchase on the island, just fresh air, sunshine and beautiful water. And because its only accessible by boat, it does tend to keep out some of the obnoxious day trippers.

Sounds like your experiences on the island consist of happy hour at Flynns...
just a thought wrote:
screw the beach and all the jews that live there. they should all go back to the city and live there. sure they pay taxes-- all the homes are "listed" on their certificate of occupancy as "seasonal residences" but in reality they are full blown mc mansions. try and visit the place- you can't unless you live there. and as far as those "wonderful" little brats that run around getting their parents wall street journal.. well let's say there ought to be a leash law. isn't mario posillico from the same posillico family that ran the south west sewer district, and ran away with all the money to a carribean island? god help them all if a real nys code enforcement officer spent some time over there.

Tenafly, NJ

#33 Jun 8, 2008
If it ain't broke don't fix it. They like their incorporated village and paying extra taxes to keep one - so let it be.
Brian Fitzpatrick

Westminster, MD

#34 Jun 8, 2008
Dering Harbor on the island of Shelter Island has a even smaller population last time I checked it had only 13 full time residents. I believe they still use town services but have their own governing body.
Death to Government

Shoreham, NY

#37 Jun 8, 2008
Just like the degenerate government trying to steal more freedom from the people. Why in the world would bigger government be better? In Vermont, a secessionist movement is taking root to remove the entire state from the corrupt US empire. These folks should never give up their local sovereignty. Join the revolt. Second Vermont Republic.
Brian Fitzpatrick

Westminster, MD

#38 Jun 8, 2008
What will happen to the Village of NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
LI Girl

Brooklyn, NY

#39 Jun 8, 2008
Saltaire sounds like a little bit of heaven. NYS, why don't you leave it alone....

Bronx, NY

#40 Jun 8, 2008
when you are happy ,those who hate the world can not stand it. good luck enjoy your place screw them all.
Barney Rubble

Apopka, FL

#42 Jun 8, 2008
Joey wrote:
<quoted text>You have not seen anything yet.Wait until this PHONY CHARLATAN Barack Hussein Obama gets elected.God Help This Country.We Are Doomed.End of Story.
Agreed. An "Obama Nation" will be an "Abomination"!
Good Grief

Merrick, NY

#43 Jun 8, 2008
Checker wrote:
Yanks can't write a decent sentence .
Take a cyber stroll through some newspaper forums from other countries including your own. I'm sure you'll find it is not a demographic issue.

Bronx, NY

#44 Jun 8, 2008
Actually, the village was told to disband its "security department" after they tried to pass it off as a full service police department.

Shirley, NY

#45 Jun 8, 2008
Checker wrote:
Yanks can't write a decent sentence .
Limeys have rotten teeth and bad food. Can't win a war without us Yanks either.

Since: Nov 07

East Setauket, NY

#46 Jun 8, 2008
Clemenza wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like a may have touched a nerve. Which group do you belong to? Riff-raff, disordered sodomite, or both?
No, we just don't belong to the right-wing, repressed, born-again, brain-addled nuts group.
tightpants tom


#47 Jun 8, 2008
Clemenza is prejudiced.
Get out the hook

Port Washington, NY

#48 Jun 8, 2008
That dead dog don't hunt.
Saltaire creeps

Brooklyn, NY

#49 Jun 8, 2008
Yah city people who rent or sublease in
the summer keep these creeps in business. They are superior little
creeps.Mostly families from NYC rent
their at huge profit.
Little exclusive Saltaire,how precious!
Wow! I bet folks there don't have to
lock there doors,Wow!
I hope the deers that run you around like field mice give yah a good case
of exclusive lyme disease.
Well I'm gonna walk to the lighthouse

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