Nassau County residents pay some of the highest local taxes in the country, and I believe I recently witnessed one place that our tax money is wasted.

I saw a Town of Hempstead road repair crew filling potholes on Foxhurst Road in Oceanside and Baldwin. I didn't see the crew tamp down or steamroll the asphalt patches. Within days, the patches were again potholes. I saw another crew backfilling more potholes along the same road.

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How hard is it to fill a pothole properly so that the repair lasts more than a week?

Peter Dwyer, Oceanside