Work begins to replenish sand at Fire...

Work begins to replenish sand at Fire Island beaches

There are 90 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 29, 2008, titled Work begins to replenish sand at Fire Island beaches. In it, Newsday reports that:

Satellite photo of Fire Island. At a cost of $36 million, work began this week to replenish narrow beaches on Fire Island with sand dredged from Moriches Inlet and offshore.

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Pearls before Swine

White Plains, NY

#82 Dec 31, 2008
Tax ocean front beach property with a special district sand tax.
Unfortunately Omniscient

Richmond Hill, NY

#83 Dec 31, 2008
Others have said it but it bears repeating, they do whatever they want and waste our money doing so, but nature will do what it will do and mankind can do little about it.

Since: Nov 08

Huntington Station, NY

#84 Dec 31, 2008
A Happy, prosperous, and healthy New Year to all!
mister hard driver

Huntington, NY

#85 Dec 31, 2008
One-eyed Jack wrote:
<quoted text>Without the subject being rich people and gays, I've noticed that the Island is overpopulated. Fine. You want to let nature take it's course, heck, eventually it'll be Mastic, Blue Point, Bay Shore and Babylon. If that's OK with you, fine. I'm just speaking to the broader point that there is a reason besides saving "Wealthy Houses" and whatnot.
Look over this thread. Take a GOOD HARD LOOK.
I read the whole thing before I posted, and it seems to me the issue is class warfare. How many posts we up to?
1/3 of them or so say "Phukk the Rich"?
Well I ain't rich, I ain't gay, I'm not an Oyster, and I'm the one PAYING FOR THE BAILOUTS.
I happen to love Long Island.
This is NOT all about "rich and poor".
you cannot dismiss the arguments against this project by calling it a class war. and it doesnt seem to me that its the underlying reason, anyway.
this is about a small group of people using public funds for their own benefit and claiming otherwise.
there is no real benefit to this. it might last a while, but eventually the sand will shift. thats the way it is no matter what we do.
a more realistic solution would be to remove the man-made fixtures along the shoreline to allow the natural movement of sand to replenish the beaches. it might not do it every year, it may take years, but thats the way it is. and that would be a public benefit and a healthier island.

Since: Feb 08

Asheville, NC

#86 Dec 31, 2008
Pearls before Swine wrote:
Tax ocean front beach property with a special district sand tax.
they already have it. And they requested it.
Pearls before Swine

White Plains, NY

#87 Dec 31, 2008
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they already have it. And they requested it.
raise it.
mister hard driver

Huntington, NY

#88 Dec 31, 2008
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they already have it. And they requested it.
good for them - they shouldnt be using any tax money from the general funds
Mr Presley

United States

#89 Jan 1, 2009
Fran Levittown NY wrote:
Here we go again! Let everyone else pay so the rich can also have a nice place to have a vacation home!
When I lived on the Island, I believe there was a $200.00 fine if you walked along the beach, even below the High tide mark. You see taxpayers can rebuild ther homes but cannot walk along the beach, because apparently they own the Atlantic Ocean as well.
Walk freely Elvis

Greenwich, CT

#90 Jan 2, 2009
Mr. Presley (Elvis?) 0f Hampton Va., formerly L.I. wrote about receiving a fine for walking on the beach. Not so-- there is a New York State $500.00 fine for walking on the dunes which protect the barrier island. However, there are no penalty's for constructing large houses atop the same dune-line. If one goes to many of the private, developed communities the dune-line is non existent, visit the six mile wilderness zone and see the opposite where nature maintains and replenishes the dune when undisturbed by structures and all wheel drive vehicular traffic induced erosion. There are exceptions to this--what are referred to as "hot spots" in the beaches outer sandbar create enormous beach and dune scouring. Be assured that one can walk freely the length of the Fire Island beach, it is the property of the National Seashore. Instead of wasting federal money for private property protection, spend it on upgrading the public facilities of the park, anti-pollution storm run-off measures on the mainland plus funding for clam, scallop and fishery restoration.

United States

#91 Mar 3, 2009
Long Island Gal wrote:
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You were actually making SOME sense until you put your biggoted, homophobic comment at the end. You do know you just exposed your fear of your OWN inner most desires???? Sad person.
Amazing how you aren't allowed to just not like people these days.

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