Letter: Don't use tax $$ for seaside homes

The nor'easter caused more flooding along South Bay The nor'easter caused more flooding along South Bay Street in Lindenhurst. (Nov. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: James Carbone

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People have the right to build on these barrier islands, which are really sandbars ["Aid to elevate homes?" News, Feb. 21].

If one chooses this risky investment, should the taxpayers pick up the bill when the inevitable storm damages or destroys the homes? Next, we will have a government office outside casinos to cover gambling losses.

Jack Lacey, Southold

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