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Letter: Dislike new Suffolk marathon route

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said the Suffolk

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said the Suffolk Marathon is a "great way to highlight the fact have we have these great downtowns and one of the great agricultural locations in New York." Bellone is seen on Sept. 19, 2014 at Farmingdale State College. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The proposed route for a Suffolk marathon is a very bad one, and Newsday's article implies that it's a done deal ["A marathon for Suffolk," News, Oct. 6].

Those of us living south of Montauk Highway would be virtual prisoners for the duration of the event. In case of a medical, fire or police emergency, would there be a means of entry or egress?

Was no opportunity provided for input from local residents or town representatives? The route should have been oriented north-south, if at all.

Richard E. Steinberger, Oakdale


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