State: Owl species likely to delay LI...

State: Owl species likely to delay LI development

There are 173 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 6, 2008, titled State: Owl species likely to delay LI development. In it, Newsday reports that:

The appearance of an endangered owl at Enterprise Park in Calverton has drawn the state's attention and likely will complicate development of the site, where a water park and indoor ski mountain are proposed.

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suffolk

Dover, NJ

#1 Feb 6, 2008
Suffolk has no room for a friggin' ski park. Where does it end?
Andrew

Novi, MI

#2 Feb 6, 2008
Montauk Point: The End
Truth Teller

Glen Cove, NY

#3 Feb 6, 2008
They call it suspicious....gotta love that. Are they suggesting someone went and rounded up a few of these owls and planted them there?

The greed of these people is staggering. Leave the damn land alone and fix up an already developed area for your precious water park.

A water park. Isn't there already a water park in or near Riverhead? We need two of them?
Mia

Westbury, NY

#4 Feb 6, 2008
Wouldn't it be a hoot if this owl is also spotted at the Jones Beach boardwalk, bringing that project to a screeching halt?
Common Sense

Pearl River, NY

#5 Feb 6, 2008
Have no fear... the whole "Ski Park" thing is such a fantasy that the owls will be safe for some time!
Truth Teller

Glen Cove, NY

#6 Feb 6, 2008
Mia wrote:
Wouldn't it be a hoot if this owl is also spotted at the Jones Beach boardwalk, bringing that project to a screeching halt?
Ha!

Great idea. I'm going to go round up some owls and plant them there.
deerlover

Jim Thorpe, PA

#7 Feb 6, 2008
Hooray!!!!!!!!!!
Grumman property has been a haven for all kinds of animals for a long, long time. Oh how I love to see that greed thwarted! When I lived in Manorville, near the Grumman property, I had flying squirrels at my suet feeders but was told that they are not endangered and that the development behind my house could not be stopped.

Suffolk has become uninhabitable for most animals at this point.

Again I say Hooray!!!! Gotta love those owls!
marc

Norwalk, CT

#8 Feb 6, 2008
love the comments, yea its called splish splash

i would rather ski outdoors on a mountain than inside of a building, personally
jon

Denver, CO

#9 Feb 6, 2008
owels are no supririse nor are the the northen harrier {marsh hawk} i now live in the central mountains of colorado but was a residentof riverhead for 12 years these birds have been there for a long thime dont believe when they tell you this is a new sighting its just corporrorate greed trying to defile youre land STAND UP AND FIGHT
JOHN W BUGLER

Milford, CT

#10 Feb 6, 2008
I LOVE OWLS SOME SLEEP WITH MY FISH AND CAMELS.

I AM TYING TO GET THEM REGISTERED TO VOTE.

BUT PEOPLE somehow ARE MORE IMPORTANT TO ME.

THAT IS WHY I HAVE A BUMPER STICKER WHICH READS
"WARNING I STOP FOR HUMANS"

GIVE US A BREAK

JOHN W BUGLER
BUGLER.ORG
berniecat

Oceanside, NY

#11 Feb 7, 2008
Good. We have too much traffic and city-its here in the summer.
confused

Milford, CT

#12 Feb 7, 2008
Carl Hiaasen wrote a book about this called "Hoot" It was about a teenage boy who tried to save endangered owls that the greedy developers didn't care about.

I think it is great that the guy thinks that it is "suspicious" that a migratory bird from Canada would end up on Long Island during the winter. I guess he has never heard of Canadian Geese either.
Hortonhearsawho

Coram, NY

#13 Feb 7, 2008
Since moving here to the East End nearly ten years ago,my family friends and I have seen and heard the owls. Riverhead town supervisor Cardinale's "suspicions" the endangered birds are a figment of environmentalists' imaginations is laughable and absurd. He supports constructing in the Pine Barrens an energy sapping, 30 story eyesore indoor ski mountain and belittles any complaint the resort will harm the environment. Yet Cardinale opposses Broadwater (a LNG plant 9 miles offshore in LI Sound) fearing it would destroy the local fisheries and tarnish the aesthetics of the waterway.
LI girl123

Bronx, NY

#14 Feb 7, 2008
Know why this Owl is endangered? because of all the developments being built that fail, such as the
Patchogue outlets.
Is this good for Long Island? I am all for this shi_ not being built.
Frig the builders!
Coolie

Elizabeth, NJ

#15 Feb 7, 2008
The story is a HOOT.
Deb

Medford, NY

#16 Feb 7, 2008
Notice how many Long Islanders are opposed to more development, but yet somehow the REITs and developers still have their way? That's because they buy the politicians!
And contruction worker really don't need to worry they will be out jobs if development stops: there is plenty of rebuilding to do. Now that the housing market is down, bet lots of people will be fixing their homes.
We should start referandums ALL OVER LI to stop development. Let the REITs and their bought-off politicians and town boards lose money, then maybe they'll leave!!
This is an island, with limited sustainable resources.
"Better, not Bigger" should be required reading for every pol who has any say over land use.
red white and blue

AOL

#17 Feb 7, 2008
Its suspicious...is he saying that someone came to the site and let this species free? I think this has been the best news about another useless LI attraction that hopefully will not be built! As Nassau is now the 6th boro....Suffolk will follow soon as the 7th....lets keep some of the island the way it was suppose to be...rural! How many CVS's ,Home Depots, Starbucks, Malls and now this ccrap do we really need?
Lew Westbury NY

Bethpage, NY

#18 Feb 7, 2008
There has to be a multitude of ways to develop the site and no endanger owls or what ever, and not be ridiculus or an eyesore. I beleive the town of Riverhead need sto get some real help in looking at the crap they are proposing.
Fiorello

Jamaica, NY

#19 Feb 7, 2008
Just what we need - ANOTHER illegal on Long Island. Where will it end??

Dang Canadian Owls..........

Since: Aug 07

High Point, NC

#20 Feb 7, 2008
News that short-eared owls were spotted hunting in the grass near the old Grumman runways came as a surprise to Riverhead Town Supervisor Phil Cardinale. On Wednesday, he called the timing of the discovery "suspicious." -
A clear cut (no pun intended) case of "owl dumping" to sabotage a crucial addition to the "asphalt jungle" that used to called Long Island. "Suspicious?" Pleeeeeeze!

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