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Letter: Ward Melville’s harmful prejudice

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, acknowledges master

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, acknowledges master planner Lee Koppelman, seated at right, before signing a new Suffolk County master plan in Hauppauge on Aug. 12, 2015. Photo Credit: Ed Betz

In your Jan. 4 news story on Ward Melville, “Stony Brook: Homage to a visionary,” former Suffolk County planner Lee Koppelman is quoted as describing Melville as a “complex individual.”

Given that the article also states that Melville established covenants that barred Jews from his Stony Brook Village Center, the correct term for Melville is anti-Semitic. There’s nothing complex about Melville: He was an individual who institutionalized hate.

Laurie Rozakis, Farmingdale

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