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Littering

Dear Editor: Many of us are lucky to call this beautiful peninsula “home.” Do you leave garbage all over your home? I don’t think so. Yet each time I visit the beach, I find myself picking up other people’s trash. When you visit the beach, it should be left cleaner than how you found it. Let’s make an effort this summer to do just that. When you are packing the wagon up with your cooler and beach chairs, throw in a couple garbage bags, too. If we all make an effort together, we can keep our beaches beautiful! Thomas J McVeigh

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What A Waste

 Dear Editor: Last weekend I was shocked twice. You know the big container near CVS for secondhand clothes and shoes? On Saturday evening I saw a big plastic box with food near this container. There were 20-25 cans of canned vegetables, peas, beans and lentils. On Sunday evening at the same place, I saw two big plastic bags. In one of them were five packs of rice and 20-25 cans of the same canned goods. The other bag was much (maybe twice) bigger. In it were many packs of oatmeal (at least ten), the same canned goods and juice, but much more than in the first bag. In our newspaper I very often...

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A Man vs. The Political Machine

Dear Editor: In my first editorial, I stated I would cast my June 22nd Republican primary ballot for Steve Sirgiovanni for New York City Council, City Council District 32. It was a blow to the gut, after so many people showed their support for this candidate, that the powers that be would do everything in their power to prevent him from representing you. I am proud to say that I still intend to vote for Steve on June 22nd. While you may have heard there was no longer a Republican primary, allow me to tell you the facts. A New York appellate court has unanimously overturned an attempt by the...

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More Pro and Con

 Dear Editor: I would like to “second” Dr. Paez’s comments in last week’s paper. Politics and national media have corrupted the discussion of science to such a great degree that it is hard to tell whether the letters criticizing Doctor Galvin are driven by a difference of opinion or partisanship. For much of 2020, people who did not toe the official dogma regarding COVID-19, masks and vaccines were berated with the slogan Believe Science. I even saw it on a heart-shaped sign that was nailed to a Rockaway telephone pole. CNN and other news outlets used Believe Science as a hammer against any...

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Dear Editor:

In response to Dr. Harold Paez’s email. It appears we have another physician who puts the “Doc” in indoctrination. The good doctor appears to have caught another communicable disease that’s put our democracy at threat. It’s Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) of course. While COVID is possibly from a bat, their disease certainly originated for overexposure to Fox. For Dr. Paez to defend Dr. Galvin’s misinformation by bringing up Hydroxychloroquine of all canards, (by using a flawed – and subsequently shut down study to boot) just shows just how serious a case he has. Of course, those suffering...

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Road Danger

Dear Editor:  As of today May 6, the day this letter is published, we have 22 full days until the start of the Memorial Day weekend and just 16 full working days. And Beach Channel Drive from Beach 116th Street to Beach 125th Street is a disaster. This road is the major east / west route through the Rockaways. Since it is down to one lane in each direction it has created a bottleneck, backing up traffic on it and other east west roads. It is also dangerous. Several times I have been driving Beach Channel Drive and had cars driving as if the road was two lanes in the same direction. Once, if...

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Opposite Takes

 Dear Editor: I would like to thank the Rockaway Times for publishing three letters from two doctors and another well informed person to refute the previous weeks article. I, for one, could not express how biased and misleading Dr. Galvin’s opinion was but these contributions last week put it very well. We have enough misinformation out there to deal with. We are now entering a phase in the pandemic where we have to do what we can to encourage people to get vaccinated. We have already seen the positive effects of the vaccine, let’s not give credence to those who want to make this harder for...

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Dear Editor:

 Dr. Kitty Chen Dean and Dr. Richard Epro wrote objections to the perceived injection of politics into Dr. Galvin’s opinion piece. I would venture to say that they are either being too naïve or excessively modest about their own political leanings. Every doctor witnessing the profound changes in medicine over the past two decades has seen the overt and covert application of national politics to medical policy in everything from tort law reform (and the lack of it) to the insertion of a massive entitlement expansion (Obamacare) into a free-market medical system. In support of Dr. Galvin’s opinion...

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Doc Doubted

Dear Editor:  Dr. Galvin has written several columns where he has allowed religion and politics to determine his medical opinions and judgments. Such unscientific thought misleads his readers. While I have often found his columns informative, I will do further research before believing any of his directives.  Dr. Kitty Chen Dean

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