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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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Unnatural Preserve

 Dear Editor: Whether you’re a Rockaway native or a visitor, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the piping plover, the threatened shorebird that commands entire beaches to be shut down to allow for its undisturbed breeding. Did you know that the dunes and marshes of Far Rockaway are also home to the Yellow Crown Night Heron? How about the ring-necked pheasant? Probably not.  Did you know that Rockaway is home to a 4,000 square foot brewery? Did you know that the Arverne East development plans to include a new 10,000 square foot brewery and a 60,000 square foot boutique hotel? Probably. For...

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Wellness Appreciated

 Dear Editor: I want to thank Katie McFadden for her beautiful article about NurtureU Wellness as they celebrated their fifth anniversary. My experience at NurtureU Wellness has brought me a new life. In August of 2020, I was diagnosed with Lymphedema that affected my left leg.  This was a result of a traumatic injury followed by a major surgery. Not a common result but a possible one. My life had changed and my doctor, a vascular surgeon suggested I find a therapist who was trained in Lymphatic Drain Massage to help ease this condition. My daughters started a search for someone to help me....

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Well Done

 Dear Editor: Congratulations on the first-rate Rockaway Summer Guide. I read it from cover to cover and appreciate all the information in it. I am just here for the summer and appreciate all the new things, etc. I will also patronize as many of the advertisers as I can. The cover of the magician on the beach was an inspired choice and even though the weekend weather was not friendly, I too believe “the magic is back.” Pat McNally

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Covid Memories

 Dear Editor: Can you remember all the way back to March 2020, when the world was made aware of the Covid 19 virus? Immediately, our country was shut down, businesses closed, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and houses of worship. Schools were closed and students had to do remote learning. Many of us had to work from home, in fact some are still working from home as the companies that they work for no longer want to pay for office space. Most of the population was at home with nowhere to go. Many ordered their groceries online, and also ordered their meals online from the few restaurants that...

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What Beach?

 Dear Editor: The City has failed us, The Rockaways, again. This weekend is the start of the beach season. It is a time when people throughout the City come there to enjoy our beaches. But by the Beach 97 and Beach 86 concession stands and areas, there is no beach at high tide. The City is now receiving between $300,000 and $453,777 each year from Rockaway Beach Bazaar LLC, the company now running the three concessions along the boardwalk. Queens Borough President, how many people will come back to our beaches and enjoy the food, drink and entertainment at those concession stands when there...

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