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The moment has come to draw a line in the sand. Each reader gets one shot. Read the lengthy article in Sunday’s Newsday, a history lesson on the Lighthouse Project. It is well-researched, well-written and balanced. After you read the article and have time to think it through, it’s time for you to take a stand.


Provide your name (or as much as you’re comfortable with), your town and anything else you want to share. Declare if you are for or against the Lighthouse Project. Only one entry per reader, so spread the word to your fellow citizens. (I know Sunday night starts Yom Kippur and I’m sorry about the timing; the Newsday story today and Saturday’s deadline make this a pressing manner).


Vote for the Lighthouse Project as is. Pretend you are the Hempstead Town board and either accept or reject the developers’ application. No talk of “scaling it down” here. Whether you like it or not, they’ve been at this for more than five years. The project is what it is. That’s what you’re voting on today.


I assume any readers that wanted to contact the Town, the County or the LDC over the last year have done so by now. This is about Point Blank readers and where you stand on the Lighthouse Project. I know the site has thousands of readers who never post in Comments. This might be the right time to make an exception. Now is the time to let your voice be heard in this forum. Take my word for it: your entries will be read.



Name, town, yea or nay on Lighthouse. Explain why in 200 words or less. One post per reader. Spread the word. Thank you.