While I applaud Janet Fash on her advice regarding skin exams, I also wish her well on what sounds like a near miss (Be Well column February 22). Like me, she spent many years in the sun as a lifeguard here in Rockaway. Now we are reaping the "rewards" of all that time spent in the sun. I would also like to remind readers that having a darker skin tone does not protect one from sun-related skin damage and skin cancer. Great job, Janet!
Peter Galvin, M.D.
New Year-Same story...With last night’s (Friday) mild weather, about 15-20 kids were partying and being loud, between the dune and the sea wall/beach access.
I woke up this morning to a beautiful sunrise and was going for a run on the beach. Guess what I saw, as I made my way towards the beach access? All their garbage! Cans, bottles, boxes and bags that they could’ve used to put the aforementioned in, strewn all over the sand. Not to mention, the sea wall smelled like urine.
Strong neighborhood and community values at work!
I take the ferry everyday morning and night since it began. The summer was filled with torture, fights and anxiety due to line cutters and not sure if I was going to make it. I get to the line everyday at 5:02. The winter has been wonderful, but as soon as the weather starts there are major problems. Would you consider writing an article about this? I know there are MANY people that feel the same way! Many thanks.
Utilities On Notice
It was good news for the people in Breezy Point and Rockaway that a court ruled that utilities could be sued. There should be some recourse for people when large companies are negligent. Granting utilities like LIPA and National Grid immunity would just allow them to repeat the same mistakes over and over. They need to realize there will be a heavy price to pay especially when lives are put in danger. Otherwise the only ones who would pay a price are regular people who could only stand by and watch. Good for courts and good for the people. I hope they’re forced to pay an amount that will always remind them: people first!
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