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Letter: Asharoken, share beach to get funds

A view of the shore at Asharoken Beach.

A view of the shore at Asharoken Beach. Credit: Steve Pfost

Let me get this straight: The Village of Asharoken wants the state Department of Environmental Conservation -- meaning the taxpayers -- to pay to repair dunes damaged by superstorm Sandy ["Access issues," News, Nov. 5].

In exchange, the village graciously proposed to allow three public access points of its choosing. The DEC rejected the proposal, demanding five public accesses, one every half mile.

The village has a problem with that proposal, and that is just too bad.

Here's an idea for the village and residents who oppose the DEC proposal: Fix your own dunes at your own expense. Then you can choose to have no public access at all.

Giampaolo Fallai, Wading River

Editor's note: The writer is the president of the Hartwood Civic Assiciation of Wading River.