The story about Oyster Bay assigning flashing-light, police-type vehicles to top town officials ["Lights, sirens for some," News, June 10] reminded me of a passage from John F. Kennedy:

"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses . . ."

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I strongly encourage Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto and town leaders to take up their Walt Whitman without hesitation.

Brendan Mahoney, Farmingdale