The Carmans River at Mill Road in Yaphank. (July 12,...

The Carmans River at Mill Road in Yaphank. (July 12, 2011) Credit: Newsday/Carl Corry

Having worked diligently on a hamlet study for Port Jefferson Station and Terryville, I am sickened by the disregard it is suffering ["Keep trying to save Carmans," Editorial, March 11].

The outpouring of sentiment by the residents at last week's Brookhaven Town Board meeting reflected the outrage toward, and fear of, our elected officials. The proposed dumping of multifamily housing developments on unsuspecting taxpayers, by builders, is unprecedented. The guise of protecting the Carmans River as incentive for dumping on Port Jefferson Station is terrorizing, if not laughable.

If the builders' and our town supervisor's intentions are altruistic, and the builders' plans are harmless, why not build at the Carmans River? There must be more to this river-saving story, and I'm afraid it won't be a happy ending.

Joan Nickeson, Terryville

Editor's note: The writer is a member of the Port Jefferson Station/Terryville Civic Association.


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