A forgotten way of life at stake

A forgotten way of life at stake

There are 4 comments on the Newsday story from May 14, 2007, titled A forgotten way of life at stake. In it, Newsday reports that:

As Forrest Clock Jr. steered his 25-foot Steiger Craft north across the Great South Bay and toward Captree Island recently, he tried to explain the importance of the place.

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Gary

Farmingdale, NY

#1 May 15, 2007
Just feel the summer homes should be properly assessed to be fair to the rest of the town taxpayers. Eventhough you don't get any services it needs to be pro portioned and not $6,000.00 but not $1,200.00 either. I feel $3,000.00 to $4,000.00 is fair.
Krys

Great Neck, NY

#2 May 21, 2007
If you feel that way, then maybe you should have come to one of the meetings. came and seen the older people with tears in their eyes because the houses that their grandparents and great grandparents built are going to be taken away from them because they dont have the money to have a normal long island home as well as their bayhouse with the increases that were proposed. Or because they cant stay on long island all year due to weather conditions and are no longer considered reisdents. These are family traditions that newcomers just wouldnt know how to take care of properly.
Grandpa

Clifton, NJ

#3 May 21, 2007
Krys wrote:
If you feel that way, then maybe you should have come to one of the meetings. came and seen the older people with tears in their eyes because the houses that their grandparents and great grandparents built are going to be taken away from them because they dont have the money to have a normal long island home as well as their bayhouse with the increases that were proposed. Or because they cant stay on long island all year due to weather conditions and are no longer considered reisdents. These are family traditions that newcomers just wouldnt know how to take care of properly.
Maybe one of them wants to sell one to me, cheap.
moanin

Killeen, TX

#4 May 21, 2007
Older people with tears...waaaaaaahhhhh. How about younger people with little money?

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