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Letter: Sandy forcing needed parks repairs

Contractors work to rebuild a section of the

Contractors work to rebuild a section of the Robert Moses State Park, Field 5 boardwalk after it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy. (March 20, 2013) Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Much attention has been devoted to the devastating effects of superstorm Sandy, particularly to Long Island's state parks ["LI parks comeback," News, April 7].

Rather than view this as a disaster, I see it as a blessing in disguise. The physical state of our parks, particularly Jones Beach and Robert Moses, was a travesty considering the wealth we have on Long Island and in New York in general. Splintered boardwalks, crumbling walkways, and neglected buildings and pools at our state parks should have been unacceptable.

Let's reflect and be glad that Sandy was able to do what New York hasn't: Repair our parks.

John Connors, Massapequa Park