Letter: Sandy damages and property taxes

The remains of Fiore Bros. Fish Market in The remains of Fiore Bros. Fish Market in Freeport after it caught fire Monday night during superstorm Sandy's strong winds and flooding (Oct. 30, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

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The opinion piece by John E. Brooks concerning Sandy and property taxes was of interest to me ["Sandy's next victim: property taxes," Opinion, March 6].

My property taxes in Brookhaven rose by more than 30 percent in a year. The value of my senior exemptions were lowered by more than half. Brooks stated it directly. The revenue in property taxes that Brookhaven lost because of the storm will be made up by those of us who had little or no damage.

The town, schools, county and other taxing districts can do whatever they please to have the same revenues as in the past. It is taking the fun out of living near children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. If another great storm comes, I feel sorry for those who remain on Long Island.

George Borguno, Moriches

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