As a 52-year resident, I can attest that there is one last automobile being driven around town with my favorite old bumper sticker, “Don’t Let Sea Cliff Go Down the Sewer.” The sticker may be practically extinct, but the message hopefully still lives in the hearts and minds of many citizens who can’t quite swallow the idea of sewers down our main street, much less the havoc that will take place if such a project is pursued.
We’re talking about heavy construction and traffic jams that exceed our worst bad dreams. How shall we make a withdrawal from one of our banks, get a haircut, return a book to the library, have dinner or drinks at our favorite restaurant? Those not-so-little inconveniences keep popping into mind.
This scenario, by the way, is brought to us through the compliments of Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow), presiding officer of the Nassau County legislature. She wrote us all a letter about the sewer plan. She wants us to badger our own homegrown, reelected legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) to stop voting “No” to the project, thus holding it up in chambers. Not to worry. Delia is a chip off the old block. With the same fervor and persistence as her dad, Donald DeRiggi, a former mayor of Glen Cove and respected judge before retiring. “Don’t Let Sea Cliff Go Down the Sewer” could make a comeback.