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Dear Editor: On July 4th, I went to the end of the boardwalk on Beach 126th St, expecting to see some simple rockets and fireworks—only to be treated to more than two hours of the most beautiful and complex fireworks coming from the beach—from clusters of people, who must have chipped in quite a bit of money to put on a display of fireworks the likes of which I’ve never before experienced. In my mind it singled out that, yes, Covid has almost been vanquished—and, also, yes, we are living in a wonderful town. In my mind I was singing “America the Beautiful.” Ruth Graves

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Kudos

Dear Editor: I along with many any others enjoy your Boyleing Points and the whole paper and still recall the uphill battle you had in the early days. You have the perfect blend … a great staff and friend support. Wishing you many, many more happy days ahead. Go and continue to do great things! Dorothy Fraher

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Ridiculous

Dear Editor: What are we, chopped liver?!  When will our beloved Seaside Library reopen to the public? Children, adults, students; all miss its services. This vital Queens connection should be used for more than the occasional election. All presently serving elected Democratic politicians in this Queens District: Get on board and make this happen! I can’t be the only avid reader, taxpayer and voter in the district, can I? Maureen McNelis

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Bad Dog

Dear Editor: On the evening of June 23, a very disturbing incident occurred on Beach 137 St. My sister and I and our two dogs were attacked by an unfit neighbor’s known vicious pit bull, who has attacked others before, only three houses away from home. My sister was bitten on the face, and I sprained my wrist trying to save our dogs. We both had to go to the ER and our dogs needed emergency vet care. Many thanks to the courageous neighbors and our husbands who were able to force the pitbull to the ground and restrain the dog for at least 15 minutes until Police Emergency Service arrived...

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Peace & Quiet, Please

Dear Editor: Why do we live in Rockaway? Particularly the west end of Rockaway? Good neighbors, friends, community, beach, bay, good food, national park, and most of all Peace and Quiet? Yes, to all but lately not the last item. I’ve lived here most of my life, and like most other residents, experience that certain calm and comfort when we come over the bridge, arrive on the ferry, or get off the bus or subway. Many of us work in or are retired from high-stress jobs, whether it be public service, private sector, healthcare providers, or are students of all ages. A few hours before you could...

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Beware Dog

Dear Editor: On Monday night at approximately 9 p.m., I was attacked walking my dog by a pitbull on 125th Street and Newport Ave. I sustained minor injuries but my dog was mauled and almost killed. The attacking pitbull  was off its leash and collar, and unattended, Please be careful when walking your dog in that area Larry Scheiber

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On Poaching

 Dear Editor Anyone familiar with Jamaica Bay should not be surprised by the story about poachers (RT 6/10 issue). When it comes to fishing, Jamaica Bay is known as the poaching capital of the Northeast. Fish that are shorter than the regulations allow, known as “shorts” or fish that are out of season, are routinely kept by fishermen in the Bay, including those who fish from shore. The NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has a list of fishing regulations on their website, and bait and tackle shops have printed lists available. Regulations include size limits,...

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Memorial Thanks

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Daniel M. O`Connell Post 272 of the American Legion and Auxiliary, we would like to express our appreciation to the community at large for participating and attending Memorial Day services. A special thanks to the priests of St. Francis de Sales Church, Robby Schwach for the research and publication of pamphlets with soldier`s biographies and to Ray for graciously providing van transportation. We hope to see you all again next year as we continue our tradition in full parade mode.  Mike HonanPost Commander  

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Exasperated Over Electeds

Dear Editor: I’ve been reading your paper now for a couple of years. Your section listed “Contact the Elected” is a lot of BS. These people are into the work for themselves. You say contact them, so I did. I wrote seven letters, one to each of them. These people are so important, there’s no way in hell that they would even think of answering just one letter. I even went next door from where I live and tried to speak to Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato. I’ve lived in Rockaway Beach since 12/29/08 and I’ve been to her office a few times and I have gotten results. They did s*** for me. Now I...

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