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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Clemenza

Shirley, NY

#50 Jun 8, 2008
tightpants tom wrote:
Clemenza is prejudiced.
This is one of the cards played by those who can't stand the sound of the Bell of Truth when they here it ring.
Bobby B

Brooklyn, NY

#51 Jun 8, 2008
srq screw wrote:
<quoted text>
he is a security guard employed by the village of saltaire; there is nothing wrong with a security guard employed by a government enforcing the codes of that government.
in fact, the town of babylon employs this same practice. so does just about every other local government on long island
Yeah, they all circumventing the laws

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#52 Jun 8, 2008
Maximus wrote:
If A Local community wants to continue in existance as a municipal government SO BE IT. Bigger is not necessarily better or less expensive. I can just see the Town Of Islip providing services based on a ferry ride.
I agree !

:)

(Even though I live in the Town Of Brookhaven).

“Read between the lines”

Since: Mar 07

Lindenhurst, NY

#53 Jun 8, 2008
Saltaire creeps wrote:
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
now.
Have you ever even been to Saltaire before? because from the sound of it you haven't. it is like taking a step back in time, to what this country used to be like. everyone is friendly, and willing to help other people out. yes it is a little on the expensive side for many people, but for those that can afford to live there, they are very lucky to be able to go there during the summer and not have to worry about the things that we do on the main land. I hope that they can remain with the small gov't that they have set up, because if all they need is a security guard, who has no need to cary a weapon, they must be doing something right.
The FIX is IN

Port Washington, NY

#54 Jun 8, 2008
tmptjohn88 wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you ever even been to Saltaire before? because from the sound of it you haven't. it is like taking a step back in time, to what this country used to be like. everyone is friendly, and willing to help other people out. yes it is a little on the expensive side for many people, but for those that can afford to live there, they are very lucky to be able to go there during the summer and not have to worry about the things that we do on the main land. I hope that they can remain with the small gov't that they have set up, because if all they need is a security guard, who has no need to cary a weapon, they must be doing something right.
Sounds just like la-la-land.

No, thanks.
harvey

AOL

#55 Jun 8, 2008
Dissolving the little village of Saltaire would not change anything about the lifestyle of the residents. All it would do is save money but also end the dominance of a few egotistical Napolean types on the Island. They would then have to get real jobs and become accountable to a real boss.
Mister S

Greenlawn, NY

#56 Jun 8, 2008
Clemenza wrote:
<quoted text>
This is one of the cards played by those who can't stand the sound of the Bell of Truth when they here it ring.
The bell you're hearing is inside your hollow head.
John

Bronx, NY

#57 Jun 9, 2008
Once again "big government" (in this case the state of NY) is interfering with a neighborhood's AMERICAN RIGHT to be a village.
Saltaire is one of my favorite parts of Fire Island to visit. Those of you who think it's overpriced, snobby, and restrictive should head on over to the "land of no", which would be the village of Ocean Beach, which is sorta like the East Hills of Fire Island.
interesting

New York, NY

#58 Jun 9, 2008
This Newsday article was the worst thing that could happen to Saltaire. Now people will read the article and think "that place sounds wonderful" (which it does). The amount of tourism will triple, ruining the quaint, charming town that people were attracted to in the first place.

“Read between the lines”

Since: Mar 07

Lindenhurst, NY

#59 Jun 9, 2008
The FIX is IN wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds just like la-la-land.
No, thanks.
maybe you should vist Saltaire so you can make an informed decision.

Since: Aug 07

Brooklyn, NY

#60 Jun 9, 2008
Like most folks who have posted here, I'm in favor of keeping things the way they are. There's no need to abolish the small town govs on Fire Island or anywhere else for that matter.
If anyone wants to express their fondness for Saltaire or any other place on Fire Island, I have opened a spot on my website expressly for that purpose. You can see it here:

http://www.loving-long-island.com/your-fire-i...
The FIX is IN

Port Washington, NY

#61 Jun 9, 2008
tmptjohn88 wrote:
<quoted text>
maybe you should vist Saltaire so you can make an informed decision.
Visit? BTDT, a decade ago.
Follow the money

South Salem, NY

#62 Jun 9, 2008
I highly recommend a visit to Saltaire. You can see YOUR Federal tax dollars at work--The new village dock received $1,250,000 in EARMARKED PORK funds for its "Dock in Nowhere". Thank you Hillary , Chuck and Rep. Steve for taking care of your rich seaside contributors! Fifty eight PRIVATE boat-slips, and not one for the general public. The "working class" friendly Democratic Party at it's best! John McCain should do a pork barrel nationwide tour--Saltaire should top the list. It is also in the mix to receive another $900,000 for FEMA funded sand, to be placed on the oceanside, protecting the homes of the village millionaires--sort of like the Westhampton Dunes boondoggle. The Nature Conservancy, as well as other conservation groups oppose this wasteful spending. Wake up taxpayers.
EastEndResident

Port Washington, NY

#63 Jun 9, 2008
Saltaire is a wonderful community. It is what Long Island has been about and still should be. Not the strip mall and traffic that has become Nassau County. People tend to become jealous when they here about communities on Long Island that have not yet been ruined by development and sprawl. There are many communities here on LI, mostly in Suffolk County that have retained their character despite idiots trying to ruin it. Lets keep them that way and most of all keep them off the radar.
Loyal Democrat

Wantagh, NY

#64 Jun 9, 2008
Checker wrote:
<quoted text>Can't spell either
What do you expect?

The government runs the schools.
dakota

AOL

#65 Jun 9, 2008
The whole village administration is so corrupt. I for one cannot wait to see them all go down and lose their jobs.
Checker

AOL

#66 Jun 9, 2008
Clemenza wrote:
<quoted text>
This is one of the cards played by those who can't stand the sound of the Bell of Truth when they here it ring.
Clemenza can't spell .
I Have His Wallet

United States

#67 Jun 9, 2008
See the pic of Harry Baker - he counts down to when the summer season ends and he can have his town back. This is really what Saltaire is all about - angry selfish old bastards like him!!!

I say leave Saltaire alone just the same. Most of the people who own there are elitest pR!cks - if they all stay there at least you know where they are so you can avoid them.

I rented for a month there several years ago. The security people are a joke - young men in uniforms riding around on bikes enforcing ridiculous rules. They stand up on the boardwalk and survey the beach to make sure nobody is having any unathorized fun. They check your garbage to make sure you are using the approved bags. They give citations to people riding bikes after dark. Up until a few years ago there was no BBQs because the wrinkled cranky old trustees didn't want to smell other peoples cooking.

Leave Saltaire alone - that's they way they want it.

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#68 Jun 9, 2008
Sounds to me like Paradise.

Like the kind of place I'd like to sell everything I own, buy a fishing rod & spend the rest of my life in...
TOI Resident

Roslyn, NY

#69 Jun 9, 2008
I would be very happy if TOI swallowed up Saltaire. Hugh would be out of the closet, Live is out of her element. Mario would be out of a job.....its is a shady crooked government of the good old boys club and should be shut down.

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