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Letter: Stop overreach by the government

The controversial blue New York State tourism signs

The controversial blue New York State tourism signs on the Meadowbrook Parkway on Nov. 5, 2016 in Freeport. Credit: Howard Schnapp

The federal Highway Administration says over-the-counter sales at the state’s new welcome center on the Long Island Expressway are illegal [“Feds: Rest stop sales violate law,” News, Dec. 12]. This is another example of government trampling states’ rights.

Government regulations, and those of many municipalities, are simply examples of lunacy. In one small town in California, a 10-year-old girl’s lemonade stand was shut down because she did not have permits.

What happened to common sense?

Tom Santoro, Holbrook

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