Everyone in Bay Shore and surrounding areas has worked to bring this community back to where it was many years ago [" 'Outrage' against the machines," News, April 20].

Now Islip officials want to put parking meters on the main streets, which will keep people away. How does this help the businesses? Many businesses and restaurants in Bay Shore are doing really well and have helped rejuvenate the area. Not having a place to park for free will certainly be a negative for shopping and dining out.

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What is the town thinking? Lots of people will go where they do not have to worry about a meter. Think about this, Islip: If a business closes, there is no tax money for the town.

Camille Morselli, Islip Terrace