I was in Montauk the weekend after the Fourth of July with my sister and her children. I was in shock over the massive crowds of 20-something hipsters that overran the town and businesses in various states of impairment and outright obnoxious behavior.
I've vacationed in Montauk for 30-plus years and cried over the condition of the pristine family-oriented town. It has been bad the last few years but this progressed to a state of chaos.
I'm pleased that returning one month later for a week's stay was like night and day! Police efforts are working. It's still crowded, but orderly with police presence everywhere.
Businesses may suffer a brief fallout, but to reclaim order and peace, rules have to be followed by all.
Lillian A. Kennedy, Garden City